Anyone else find that the time of year with the most drinking and celebrating is also the time of year when it is most difficult to find time to write? This piece was originally published last year. I have included a couple more Champagne suggestions in italics. I’d love to see what you open on NYE. If you get a chance, comment below with a picture and your thoughts. I’ll compile for Valentine’s Day. Hope you have a wonderful end to 2014, surrounded by those you love.
I love Steve Earle. I first fell for El Corazon, went back to I Feel Alright and then on to Transcendental Blues. “Ft. Worth Blues” was on repeat as I watched the moon over the Adriatic. I had people come up to me at the show at La Zona Rosa and say they had never seen anyone so into Steve Earle. I snuck up front at The Backyard and “Galway Girl” and “More Than I Can Do” always get me moving. I’ve missed some of the more recent stuff as I don’t dedicate nearly enough time to music these days, but one from 2007 will always be a favorite.
When I think back on my first pregnancy, two songs come to mind. We chose not to find out the sex, but I knew. I knew I was having a girl and I sang to her in the car…
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