It's a cold, and it's a broken Hallelujah
I heard today that Leonard Cohen passed away.
You may have never been a fan, but I'll bet you are a fan of someone influenced by his poetry and music.
Leonard Cohen was 82 years old, and lived a hard life, which he wrote about using turns and phrases that anchored themselves in your soul.
His gravelly voice was several octaves lower than most, and he truly was a poet rather than a musician, but even his music had a simplistic elegance that buttressed the poetry.
The news hit me harder than most news I hear.
So I felt I needed to take a moment and reflect on why
Back when I was a tubby teen, trying hard to find my identity and purpose in life, I decided to learn guitar.
In the school I attended, th