Desperate Times Lead to Fun Times

Desperate Times Lead to Fun Times

Living all winter in Annapolis as I did meant I didn’t get to surf for a good eight months or so. Like: zero times. None. I had hoped to shoot down to Cape Hatteras for a few days of surfing and kiting, but when January’s cold snap killed my trusty, old Subaru with 212,000 miles on it, well, those plans kinda went down the drain. As a result, along with my longing to sail on the ocean this summer was…

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Time Travel, High Fidelity and Casablanca

Time Travel, High Fidelity and Casablanca

I went time traveling last week, back through the years where I encountered a younger Luke just on the cusp of becoming an honest-to-goodness adult and was able to see some of who he’d become in the intervening time. It all started when I was in Florida in April. There to play in USA Hockey’s over-50 national tournament, I was in a condo watching TV alongside a dozen or so other puck-brained dirtballs when I checked my phone for email….

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Concert (and Venue) Mini-Review

Concert (and Venue) Mini-Review

Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore Ram’s Head On Stage, Annapolis 13 June 2018 Wow. What else would you expect from two legends? Guitar virtuoso Dave Alvin and Texas singer/songwriter Jimmie Dale Gilmore teamed up to make an album after 30 years of friendship. And, as it turned out, having found their musical roots in the same place(s) way back when. The album, “Downey to Lubbock,” which is currently at the top of the blues charts AND at No. 41…

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