Author: Thom Gossom

The New Year

The New Year, 2019, full of promise, resolutions, and anticipation arrives with cold, rainy, windy weather and very little sunshine down on the Gulf Coast. So what’s a little weather? Right. Shortly thereafter I discover a water leak in the ceiling of our bathroom.  I check it out, reason we’re getting a new roof anyway,… Read more »

Fifty Years – 1968

The CNN special 1968 is worth watching. Why? History matters. It always has. 1968, fifty years ago, resonates today through the resulting cultural and social changes of that year. That year changed our country and influenced many of us who lived through it. In 1968, I turned 16. Social changes rocked the country. Integration was now the… Read more »

600 Miles

“Nine o’clock the next day and I’m ready to go. I’ve got 600 miles to ride to do one more show.” Those lyrics from Lynyrd Skynyrd’s What’s Your Name paint a picture of a raucous band going from city to city performing by night and traveling by day, sometimes on 600-mile journeys to the next evening’s show.… Read more »

What I’ve Learned!

I’ve learned that:Mornings are beautiful! Life is good. The Future is now. I’ve learned that:Life is complicated! Ignorance is not bliss. Change is messy but necessary. I’ve learned that:The grass is green right where it is. Love feels best when you give it to someone. It’s great to live life as a free agent. The back roads of life are as exciting… Read more »

Morning!

The morning air is crisp, not yet cool. The sun’s rays reach through the majestic trees, an invitation to the great day ahead. The bay glistens in the background. It’s beautiful! The involuntary grin deeply creases my face. I say my prayers. I’m happy! Some people go to therapists. Some meditate. Others search daily for… Read more »