Playing Out

It is truly one of the most fun things in all the world, so I packed up my guitar and headed north to Dayton to the Dublin Pub. Very cool place and I knew the host, a local player who is a very cool dude and great player. It turns out I knew three orContinue reading “Playing Out”

News Makers

Used to be the news stations would report the news. Then came the insidious VNR’s and the news was now not what it is, but what the news stations want you to think it is. Colored by whatever political affiliations and agendas, news is now identified as “red” or “blue.” Either way, a load ofContinue reading “News Makers”

Selling Life

By now, the secret’s out. T-cells. It appears to be the single greatest medical discovery in decades, and I just saw the story that made its way to Sunday Morning on CBS. What really stood out to me in the story was the parents’ fierce determination to try anything and everything possible to save theirContinue reading “Selling Life”

Words You Can’t Take Back

Any promise you make. “I do.” Basically, anything that comes out of your yap is a representation of sorts, of your make-up, your center. You. Politicians live and die by words they say. Nothing is hidden. When a politician is exposed, they are forever branded as the lying assholes that we always knew they wereContinue reading “Words You Can’t Take Back”

School Safety

Talk about a contradiction of terms. Safety measures have come a long way in schools, but when you look closely, not very far at all. You had a school bully who kept the rest of the students in line. There were hall monitors, composed of teachers with bad attitudes because they would much rather beContinue reading “School Safety”

Heartbreak

I don’t like that word. Your heart does not get broken, per se, when a loved one passes into the next sphere of existence. Broken implies something that needs to be repaired, but your heart will carry the deep hurt of loss until you pass. You can’t fix it. Before I get going, check outContinue reading “Heartbreak”

It’s Happening Folks

Whether we want it or not, one of the great rivers of the world, the Mighty Mississippi River, is drying up. Believe it. But there’s no global warming. Right. We have seen smaller lakes (Lake Meade outside Las Vegas comes to mind) and rivers start to disappear, but this river is crucial to our country.Continue reading “It’s Happening Folks”

Shaking My Head

An entire family of four from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan have gone missing. In a case that could very well have come from a TV crime show, and I would know, I’ve seen a few of ‘em, this is scary shit. The family left home without taking or caring for their pets. They leftContinue reading “Shaking My Head”

Cue Ball Side Pocket

Can you believe the stones on that hairless dipshit of a manager for Manchester United? He fired Ronaldo, the greatest striker the world has ever seen. What has he accomplished in football? So he’s won a few titles. In Amsterdam. Big fucking deal. My beloved Cocker Spaniel Bruiser, who is licking his balls right nowContinue reading “Cue Ball Side Pocket”

Don’t Give Up

Don’t ever give up. I still have a handwritten Thank You card signed by Jim Valvano after I donated to his fund. It is hard not to like this coach who achieved such heights only to be stricken down by cancer. He cost me a chance to win a $5000.00 NCAA Basketball pool. For onceContinue reading “Don’t Give Up”