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THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE AND SIMPLE…

THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE AND SIMPLE…

Lately, marijuana is in the headlines a lot. In 1964 our congress took a big step, and rightfully so, to legislate morality and get rid of discrimination with the Civil Rights Act. Fifty years later, I think some of our states are trying to legislate “happiness” by legalizing pot? Thank you very much, but I … Continue reading

INTO OBLIVION IT WENT…

INTO OBLIVION IT WENT…

    If you didn’t go to high school in the 50’s or 60s, don’t bother watching this video or reading my “essay”.     If you did go to high school in the 50’s or 60′s you might enjoy this 5 min. video and my essay. The video is straight from YouTube. A friend … Continue reading

STARE AT THOSE EYES, THAT EXPRESSION, THAT FACE…

STARE AT THOSE EYES, THAT EXPRESSION, THAT FACE…

    Look at me folks. Today is Friday, Friday morning. Do you understand? Be loving to all, and be on your way. Don’t dilly-dally. Great things are expected of you today. See you at you supper. May God Bless everyone! OK, you can inhale now.    

DIMINUENDO AND CRESCENDO IN BLUE…

DIMINUENDO AND CRESCENDO IN BLUE…

Have you ever played in a band, and with all due respect, I’m not talking about your conventional high school or grade school band? I mean, have you ever seriously played, in a band, for money? Do you know how and what it feels like to play a guitar, a sax, a piano, an acoustic … Continue reading

WE THOUGHT WE’D LIVE FOREVER…

WE THOUGHT WE’D LIVE FOREVER…

As time passes, I often remember you and me and all the fun we had when we were kids. I can’t prove it, but I think you were about two years old when I found you. I was a cocky eight-year-old then. From the way you acted and looked, I decided you had been a … Continue reading

WHERE HOLLYWOOD ZOMBIES REALLY CAME FROM…

WHERE HOLLYWOOD ZOMBIES REALLY CAME FROM…

A few days ago I read Daphne Prost’s very funny article COULD THE ZOMBIES ALL JUST DIE NOW? PLEASE? For your enlightenment, her website is http://daphnepropst.wordpress.com  As I read her article, I suddenly realized where Hollywood got the idea for a zombie. The idea grew from many years of Hollywood moguls observing our “leaders” in Washington … Continue reading

DO YOU WANNA DANCE ? I SAID, DO YOU WANNA DANCE ?

DO YOU WANNA DANCE ? I SAID, DO YOU WANNA DANCE ?

I’m tired of people exhorting their armchair quarterback opinions about politics and the economy. I want to talk about something the politicians can’t screw up. Well, maybe I should say, they haven’t screwed it up YET… Do you know what Boogie-Woogie Music is? What about dancing to Swing Music from the forties and early fifties? … Continue reading

I’VE HAD IT UP TO MY HARD DRIVE…

I’VE HAD IT UP TO MY HARD DRIVE…

I think iPhones, IPADs, laptops, smart phones, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, hot zones, Facebook, Twitter, video games, texting and video surveillance (hidden or otherwise) are making people obsessive compulsive information gatherers, whether they really need the information or not. These devises have morphed into our security blankets. When was the last time you left home without your … Continue reading

THIN AIR CAN BE A MIND ENHANCING EXPERIENCE….

THIN AIR CAN BE A MIND ENHANCING EXPERIENCE….

A couple of weeks ago my wife and I visited our grand-kids, our son and daughter-in-law in Denver, Colorado, the mile high city. During a side trip into the mountains, we visited a child’s indoor interactive playground, in Beaver Creek, Co. (altitude approximately 8,500 feet). While I enjoyed watching the kids having a blast, I … Continue reading

IT’S KNOWN AS THE GRAND CANYON…

IT’S KNOWN AS THE GRAND CANYON…

If you haven’t seen it, in person,  it’s known as the GRAND CANYON. Once this spectacular, ever-changing, vivid event of nature is witnessed the most smug person is even stunned by its beauty and magnificence. My wife and I visited the Grand Canyon in September of 2010.  Although my wife is not a big fan … Continue reading

EVEN IF YOU’RE INNOCENT…

EVEN IF YOU’RE INNOCENT…

There was a short news piece on the national news several evenings ago about an individual asking for a DNA test to be completed on himself so he could be exonerated and finally be released from prison. So, I was curious to find out about exonerations, and the following are some things I discovered. A … Continue reading

THE DEFINITION OF THE WORD  POLICTICIAN IS UNSETTLING

THE DEFINITION OF THE WORD POLICTICIAN IS UNSETTLING

At best, the definition of the word politician is unsettling. Definition number 2 for the word “politician” in the dictionary that came with my computer is “a person who acts in a manipulative and devious way, typically to gain advancement within an organization”. Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary, page 911 (copyright 1983), has for its … Continue reading

OUR SONS AT 3 AND 6

OUR SONS AT 3 AND 6

Back in 1976, can’t remember the exact day, a sunny summer day for sure, Billy was 3 and Jay was 6. I watched them playing in the backyard; you know those silly games little boys play. You never know what’s next. Boys, you sure know how to make us hold our breath. We like to … Continue reading