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Zero Dark Forty: Celebrating 40 Years of Sobriety

September 14, 1976. We had just gotten through a very red, white, and blue summer, as we celebrated the country’s bicentennial. Jimmy Carter was in office, “Charlie’s Angels” ruled TV, and Boston’s debut album had just come out, so “More Than … Continue reading

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30 Days in April: A Drummer’s Perspective on the Halestorm/Lita Ford/Dorothy Tour

Gillioz Theater – Springfield, MO (pic by Gary Brown for Shovelhead Studios) In April of 2016, we were back in the bus and on arena and theater stages around the country with the Halestorm/Lita Ford/Dorothy tour. By all accounts, it … Continue reading

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Chasing the Muse into Spain and North Africa: Writer’s Retreat – 2015

For the past number of years now, I’ve been taking an annual writer’s retreat with my childhood friend and fellow writer/musician brother, Watson Davis. He and his wife, Audrey, had been living in Dallas for awhile, so I would travel … Continue reading

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Building Strength and Muscle: How it Works

I get a lot of questions about protein, supplements, special training routines and the like when it comes to building strength and muscle.  And as a long-time vegan, the inquiries are often multiplied, given the fact that I’ve continued to … Continue reading

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Rehabbing the “Hopeless” at Best Friend’s Animal Sanctuary

Earlier this month, I did a retrospective post about the whole Michael Vick dogfighting thing, which I know is kind of old news to most. But one of the main themes of the piece was the idea that every being … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Heart Attack-Proof!

Big news in the world of plant-based eating today: The Journal of Family Practice just published a hugely successful study that Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn and his team recently completed. It confirms what I’ve been preaching about for over 20 years … Continue reading

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Michael Vick Madness: Seven Years Later

I’ve been following the NFL draft and pre-season activity fairly close this year, and I see that our boy Michael Vick has signed with the NY Jets. Believe it or not, it’s been around seven years since the whole Michael … Continue reading

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Brazil: Road Report 2013

My recent South American adventure was the fifth continent I hit in 2013, and it was a blast.  So in keeping with my tradition this year of blogging about my international travels, I wanted to write a little something about … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Companion Animals Safe For Halloween

“Momma” – one of my parking lot ferals at home – knows how to stay safe on Halloween.  Do your babies? Hey Everybody – As part of an annual tradition here on the BR blog, we have a few quick … Continue reading

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Scandinavia – Road Report: July 2013

For me, going to Europe has always been akin to jumping in a time machine.  Just walking around over there, you get a sense of how old so many of the structures are… to say nothing of the actual streets … Continue reading

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