7 songs I’m ashamed to admit I secretly love (considering that I’m a man)

The Wanted.

They are an English boy band who has a new song (video above) called “Glad You Came.”

Now – I’m obviously not in their target demographic, but I absolutely love this song. I listen to it multiple times a day.

It got me to thinking: as embarrassing as this song is for me to like, it’s really not even the MOST embarrassing “guilty pleasure” song that I have. We all have songs like this.

#7 – Because The Night – Patti Smith

If there’s one redeeming quality to this song it’s that it was actually co-written by Bruce Springsteen.

Springsteen had recorded the song early in his career, but it was not included on his album “Darkness on the Edge of Town.” The album’s producer was also producing an album for Patti Smith. She also recorded the song, included it on her album, and it has been her most enduring single.

Tonight’s storm: How the weatherman said it was, how it actually was

A few weeks ago on Facebook, a number of people were posting those “this is what my friends think” pictures.

I was reminded of those photos this evening when I was listening to some of our local weathermen in Columbus describe the severe thunderstorms that rolled through the city.

It’s like “How the weather actually is:”

The perspective tragedy gives on what really matters

It’s so easy to lose perspective. It’s so easy to complain out of habit, to get frustrated when things don’t go perfectly. We have our waiter make a mistake with an order and respond like they’ve committed some type of wartime atrocity.

We complain and we get bitter. I think it’s not because the things about which we complain are so important, but because complaining becomes our comfort zone. Instead of just being happy and finding joy in everyday life, we treat anger like a warm blanket and wrap ourselves in it.