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This post isn’t really about James McMurtry; it’s about Taylor Swift. The first song off of the new Taylor Swift album came out when I was in Texas on vacation; I listened to it before I let the kids (who are huge, uncontrollable fans) hear it. I don’t like it; it’s whiny and mean and graceless....

And it is “Stand with Hillary.”

About three months ago, I was at home in my palatial mini-mansion, taking care of a four-year-old with an ear infection. I was noodling around on Twitter during naptime, and somebody asked this question: there are many songs about going to California, but are there any songs about leaving California? I thought of about eight...

It was early in the morning, and one daughter was dressed and ready to go. The other daughter was being whiny and fussy and not cooperative in terms of choosing what clothes to wear for the day. And I started singing: Well, it’s a fussy Katie morning Mommy woke her without warning In the morning light So I just...