“By the Mark”



“By the Mark”



Speaking of religion …

I find that there is something very spiritual about Gillian Welch’s song “By The Mark”

on YouTube, at





I shared this song with a relative a while ago. He has good and wide ranging musical tastes — in short, musical discernment.

He knows me intimately, but he asked me, “are you religious?”

I answered, “No, not particularly. But I respect people who are.”


–Roger W. Smith

    November 2016

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