Chris Cornell and Suffering in Silence

It’s an awkward and selfish thing, but when I first heard that Chris Cornell suddenly died, I found myself hoping it was from a heart attack or some other unforeseen-and-hard-to-prevent condition.  Someone else I knew personally, another gifted person, died from a sudden heart attack one day a few years ago, …

Song Reflections: Soundgarden “Fell on Black Days”

“Fell on Black Days” is a relatable song about the frustration of life going wrong and the seeming inability to change it.  While I disagree with the notion that life is what’s handed to you and you are powerless to change it, the thought definitely comes up often and it’s …