I’m always looking out for the positive signs of life in media culture. Having spent my high school and college years in the seventies, The Eagles were always on my musical radar. I wore out my vinyl copies of Hotel California and their first Greatest Hits album. The band is still making music. I rediscovered them a couple of weeks ago while scrolling through the personal media player attached to my seat on a cross-country Delta flight. I listened to their new album, Long Road Out of Eden, and really liked what I heard. Last night I jumped onto YouTube to see if there were any videos from the album online. Then, I stumbled across this video of the band featuring guitarist Joe Walsh – a real character who now looks a little bit like Danny Bonaduce – and was drawn into the story Walsh tells in the song. I remember Walsh when he didn’t know what was going on around him. Give his song “One Day at a Time” a look and listen. It’s one of those signs of life.
Learning my lines . . .
. . . discovering what it means to follow Jesus, seeing my story swept up into his . . .