Cal Thomas has a nice piece on Johnny Cash in The Baltimore Sun. "Typical Mr. Cash: honest, unpretentious, a man comfortable with anyone, from the powerful to the incarcerated. He had a face not to be looked at so much as to be studied. Like rings tell the age of a tree, each line on his face was part of a life story.
Mr. Cash hid little. He spoke openly about his wrestling matches with temptation. Some hed won, others hed lost. And he spoke unashamedly about the faith those stagehands mocked. He told me of his daily commitment based on Psalm 19:14: Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer."