I also told of an unfortunate exchange over the phone with other family members, whose worldview embraces the alternative medicine and New Age nonsense of which we skeptics take a dim view. Words got heated and something particularly mean had been said to Amy. It was during this segment that I suspended my no swearing policy on the show.
Apologies were made the next day and we were able to smooth things over at the service for Mom earlier on the day of this show.
Never Found In The 80s: The Jam
I took a break from talking about the end of Mom’s journey to talk about a really excellent band from the UK that most Americans never found in the 80s. The Jam was very big in the UK in the late 70s and early 80s. They had a bunch of hits over there, but not here.
Click here to get my report on The Jam.
But I wanted to express that though mean things had been said they came from the desire to keep Mom with us.
On my next show, I will talk more about this and about the very moving, if a little more religious than I anticipated, service we had for Mom. I will also address this alternative medicine thing and the power (or lack thereof) of prayer.
You will forgive me, I’m sure, but I didn’t get to one this week.
Second ad break bumpers: ‘Keep Looking‘ by Sade & ‘That’s Entertainment‘ by The Jam
Closing song: ‘Angler’s Treble Hook’ by $5 Fiddle