It’s that time of year again when treacly holiday tunes are piped in everywhere you go…at the outdoor malls here in Florida…the gas station…restaurants…and even creeping into my two favorite SiriusXM radio channels (The Bridge; Margaritaville). Here’s your chance to escape the syrupy earworms of December.
This playlist is dedicated to Teran Hillger, faithful contributor of the Refugia’s quirkiest tracks—and most importantly a friend since 1968 who passed into the beyond in September. So humbled to pay tribute in a modest way to perhaps the wisest blithe spirit I’ve ever known and loved.
Below is a photograph from 1968. We’re the two lefties across the aisle in physics class. The following photograph was taken at our 50th high school reunion (two years delayed by Covid), a last hurrah as it turned out by a couple weeks
Once upon a time, Teran, this was our song, the first one in the line-up.
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