Kenny Rogers has died at the age of 81. As I grow older 81 doesn’t seem that old, but also folk like Rogers have been part of my life for so long I’m almost surprised that he was only 81. Last year Kenny re-released The Love Of God, an album of hymns and spiritual songs. …

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It probably won’t surprise anyone who knows me to find out I lean heavily on the ‘decades/centuries begin on the year that has a 1, not a 0’ side of the contention about when these things actually start.This article from Mental Floss has placated me a bit with its observation that it’s not really about …

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