I never thought it would come to this, but I think listening to too much soft rock music in my lifetime has begun to hurt my writing career.
First, I innocently mentioned a song by Dan Fogelberg in my Dec. 20 column. A couple of days after I wrote it, but before the paper came out, I learned Fogelberg, singer-songwriter of “Same Old Lang Syne” and “Leader of the Band” from the 1970s and early 1980s, had died of prostate cancer. My timing has never been worse.
Sorry, Dan. Rest in peace.