by “The Bicycling Guitarist” Chris Watson
There are over 200 pages on this website. These are my personal favorites, the ones I consider to be my best work.
- Red Baron song accurately describes the character and career of a World War One aviation hero.
- Prayer asks for “some small degree of trust in a faithful guiding Spirit on my trip from dust to dust.”
- Death describes the experience of watching one's parents die and asks questions about an afterlife.
- What Can I Say? is a song about the limitations of language. These are some of my best lyrics.
- Early Morning Hours describes feelings I felt strongly for many years. R Band used to open every show with this song.
- Evolution is a fun song about the FACT of evolution.
- Ishi, the last Yahi describes and proposes reasons for how the last wild Native American was portrayed by the media of his time.
- It's the same thing describes the base metaphor of the Mescalero Apache people, their awareness of the interconnectedness of reality.
- In the Company of Eagles is a “cultural analysis” of a novel about revenge and mercy in the context of World War I aerial combat. I did some linguistic and historical detective work in the analysis of this novel and its author, Ernest K. Gann.
- Fokker Triplane speech is a concise and accurate summary of what is known about this famous World War I fighter aircraft. First written and published in 1997, I added some new information in 2008.
- Victory Through Air Power is an essay about an influential 1942 book by Alexander P. de Seversky. I check his facts against modern sources and explore connections between some aircraft, events, and famous people.
- the essence of Buddhism offers my interpretation of the essential meaning of Buddhism, influenced by the controversial scholars Joseph Campbell and Alan Watts.