The Riff
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The Riff


Play Your Guitar On Repeat

Photo by Mick Haupt on Unsplash

One of my favorite author crushes, Danielle Loewen, created a fabulous article about her music at age 16. I am grateful she asked for mine.

I turned 16 in November 1990. My hair fell nearly to my waist, a black t-shirt under a plaid flannel, 5–6 necklaces, patched jeans, Birkenstocks — that was me. I…



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Samantha Lazar

Poetry, fiction, and essays in celebration of being a Mom, Wife, Educator, Writer, & Lover of Life.