My favorite band, the North Mississippi Allstars, performs Soldier. Why is this spiritual? Well, watch the video and you’ll see and hear. The song is from their album Hernando. If you’re wondering whether you need this album, the answer is: if you’re reading this blog — yes.
I remember the Sept. 10, 1990 Monday Night Football game, when the 49ers, then defending Super Bowl champs, came to New Orleans, got physically beaten up by the Dome Patrol, yet pulled out the win by a last-second field goal. Final score: 49ers 13, Saints 12. I watched on TV, and felt dejected for the rest of the week.
I turned 50 two years ago. Which means that, two years ago, I should have gotten a colonoscopy. This morning I finally got it done. I’m here to talk about the two reasons I put it off for so long and why both reasons turned out to be imaginary.