Life After Death and Taxes

Benjamin Franklin in 1789 wrote a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy in which he said, “Our constitution is now established, and has the appearance that promises permanency; but in the world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes” ( We are impermanent creatures in a world where little is certain besides death and taxes. I believe, though, that there is a life after death and taxes that we can be certain of. Continue reading

Merry Christmas, Here’s to Many More

It’s that time of year again for my Christmas music posts. I really like Relient K’s CD “Let it Snow Baby… Let it Reindeer.” There are lots of original songs as well as great classics. Merry Christmas, Here’s to Many More falls in the prior category. Continue reading

The Vinyl Countdown

Let me first start with saying I love puns and the fact that a lot of Relient K’s songs contain puns in one way or another makes me so happy. Let’s look at a song with a pun in the title, The Vinyl Countdown. This is a great title because it resembles “the final countdown” but since the song talks about the changing technology and how vinyl is becoming obsolete, it is a countdown to the end of vinyl.  Continue reading