Nudges

These are some stories, nudges and more that Jeff has written over the years. Some find their way into a show, others into a song. And some just remain as they are, a nudge, a whisper that helps us all learn something new. You are welcome to leave a comment, but the site does not allow me to respond directly. If you would wish for more conversation about any of these, please feel free to email me directly at jeff@jeffraught.com. I look forward to hearing from you.

Show Me The Way to Go Home

Show me the way to go home 

I'm tired and I wanna go to bed 

I had a little drink about an hour ago 

And it's gone right to my head 

Wherever I may roam 

On land or sea or…

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A FIREFLY REMINDER 

    One warm evening in August I arrived home late after a gig. As I stood in the driveway, I looked around and noticed there were very few lightning bugs, or fireflies. I wondered, is it possible to see the last…

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Fireflies - Rising Up 

Fireflies - Rising Up 

  

  

It rained a good soaking rain this evening. The kind of rain that makes weed pulling fun. After it settled the fireflies started to rise up. I've written about fireflies before regarding my mom and her…

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When Are You Going To Start A Family

This is a narrative from my show The Honeycomb. It serves as an introduction to the song How Do You?

 

When are you going to start a family?

When you are young, unmarried or perhaps in a relationship, there’s that…

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It's Nice Out Here

“It’s nice out here.” Over and over she would return to that simple phrase. Perhaps it was a place of comfort in her mind. A place far removed from the confusing world of trying to sort out facts. We went…

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The Sled

 

The Sled….. 

A slightly rusted sled filled with pockmarks of the life it has seen, of the runs it has already taken. Not unlike the ride you are embarking on as a Dad. So what might you look for? What…

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A Most Unusual Fit - Circa 2012

A Most Unusual Fit - Circa 2012 

What you are about to read is true. It's another bonehead play by Jeff. No names have been changed because I didn't need to. So here you go.... 

We were invited to a…

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She Has Another Family -

 

I was able to visit Mom a little while ago. Because of Covid, we had to wear masks and keep some distance. But I think that is understandable in a time such as this. She’s not the only one living…

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I Got an F in Music

I Got an F in Music 

1977, my senior year of high school.In one semester I got an F in music. It was not at all expected, but very much deserved. It was the best grade I have ever received…

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The Little Things

It is the little things that count. Yet the tiniest of occurrences also seem to have another effect. Particularly when it is tied to a strong event in our life. When we break a flower inadvertently or poke a hole…

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