So Long Marianne

Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen wrote a letter to Marianne Ihlen, his lover in the 1970’s, who inspired such songs as “So Long, Marianne” and “Bird on the Wire,” days before her death on July 29, 2016. She died from leukemia. She read the letter before her death. “Well Marianne it’s come to this time when we are reallyContinue reading “So Long Marianne”

Happy Easter

Hallelujah is such a wonderful word, don’t you think?Jesus made it unforgettable.And Leonard Cohen made it rememorable. Unfortunately it literally means “God be praised”, which is a direct translation of the words IS fanatics used shortly before detonating the explosives wrapped around their bodies, murdering hundreds of victims. This Easter let’s remember forgiveness and newContinue reading “Happy Easter”