Fans show love after surprise death of singer

This week I’m starting a “Week in Review” to share things that are going on in the world as well as in this little publishing world.

Fans show love after surprise death of singerMy thoughts for this weekly post is to look at our world and see the good and the bad. It is often said that we write about what we know. The know we more the better we write, right?

With that said, here’s some of the things that touched my life this week.

Prince’s death

Shock is the only word that comes to mind when I first read on Facebook that singer Prince had died on Thursday. I had hoped his death was another of those hoaxes like people keep posting.

But it wasn’t hoax.

Much like Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston’s deaths, this death hit me a little harder. I was a fan of Michael and Whitney but a bigger fan of Prince.

I spent Saturday night listening to Rowdy Ron’s radio show. He played nothing but Prince songs all evening as he had done on Friday night.

Fans chatted on Rowdy Ron’s Facebook page. We spoke of our memories, shed tears at his loss, and comforted each other. Most of all, we enjoyed the wonderful songs Prince left behind.

Saturday Night Live did a tribute show for Prince, too, so I watched it.

People think it’s silly to mourn someone we didn’t know, but when you grew up listening to his music and learning all you could about him, it’s like he was someone you did know.

We will never forget Prince and what he taught us about life.

Remembering another death

April 24, 1981 is the day my most favorite singer’s dad died. Rick Springfield’s dad, Norman Springthorpe, died as Rick was gaining the fame he finally deserved.

Many of Rick’s fans are posting kind comments on their Facebook pages as well as Rick and his brother Michael’s pages.

I posted a video of Rick singing “My Father’s Chair,” one of two songs that Rick has written over the years to remember his dad.

This song is probably one of my favorites. I don’t know why when the subject is sad, but it touches me.

Writing again

Not everything that happened this week is about death. Although I could discuss the tragedies in Ohio and Georgia about people killing their families, I would rather move on.

Since spring break, I have found myself writing more regularly and writing blog posts for my author website in particular.

Spring break was a great week for me. My son and I went to Florida and visited my parents. I could write all I wanted the week I was done there.

And I did.

I journaled and spent time getting some blog posts ready. Once I get in a groove with those, I will get back to working on my books.

How was your week? What was the best thing that happened to you?

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