All-in-One – Post 35 by Gavin Lakin

One. Its connotations are infinite. Painfully lonesome or intimately connected. The kid never picked to play basketball in gym or winning a championship - on top of the world. The lowest roll on a die or the winning knock card in Gin Rummy. The idioms: the one that got away or one for the record … Continue reading All-in-One – Post 35 by Gavin Lakin

The Way that Kindness Died: An Updated “American Pie” by Gavin Lakin – Post 22

In 2015, James Morgan, BBC correspondent wrote on the topic of the lyrics of Don McLean’s 1971 song, his best-known work that was named Song of the Century by the Recording Industry Association of America in 2001. Citing Jim Fann, author of Understanding American Pie, the line "The man there said the music wouldn't play" speaks … Continue reading The Way that Kindness Died: An Updated “American Pie” by Gavin Lakin – Post 22

Sylmar Rising by Gavin Lakin – Post 19

  In January of 1971 I turned eleven. Still have the L.A. Times’ zodiac from that morning. My year ahead would be “tempestuous.” Had to look that one up. Rooted in Latin meaning “storm.” Great. Never figured out what a sun or moon sign meant. Rising, descending. Didn’t care, really. I’d managed to grow relatively … Continue reading Sylmar Rising by Gavin Lakin – Post 19