I started listening to Bob Dylan when I was in high school and have always felt at home when I hear his music. He is one of those people that sounds so unique that you know his song the instant you hear his raspy voice even if you've never heard the song before. He is also one of the few musicians who writes lyrics that can stand alone without the music. This is the first time the Nobel Prize for literature has gone to a musician and Dylan is the first American to win the prize since 1993. Today is a beautiful day for American so I am turning off the news, staying away from the headlines and throwing on my favorite Bob Dylan record.