Two Words

Describe the United States of America in two words. In my lifetime (68 years and counting), I have seen my two-word description change and change back. I guess I would describe my first five years in a Safe and Powerful country. As we entered the sixties, I would use Happy and Riotous to describe halfContinue reading “Two Words”

Deterrent or Not?

You want to stop crime?  Stiffer deterrents. There are only two things that people understand. Time and death. So murderers will end up as compost and criminals will end up in work camps. You don’t need an infrastructure plan, Jojo. I’ve got all the free labor you want. Empty the prisons; every last one ofContinue reading “Deterrent or Not?”

On and Off Again

It is raining on and off again in southern Ohio, which is why it stays so green here. August 28 is the traditional end of the summer, and here it is rigidly adhered to. Like the space vehicle that sits idle on the launching pad. I read where a majority of Democrats do not wantContinue reading “On and Off Again”

A Great Day

What is your barometer for a good day? Temperature? That’s an easy one. I have great days that saw me literally climbing walls while sitting in a chair (thank you John Prine). There was five feet of snow on the ground, and it was ten below. But I had a great day. Where do weContinue reading “A Great Day”

Golf Tale

I was sitting here at my desk checking out some of the framed pics I keep close. One I keep very close is the shot of me, on the Tournament Player’s Championship golf course in Scottsdale. I only had a few occasions to play there, and I managed to be invited there on three occasions.Continue reading “Golf Tale”

I Try

To quote Billy Jack, iconic badass from the 70’s. When I see a story about a cow actually being arrested and imprisoned for murder, I try and accept that sometimes news stories are about crime, politics, sports, and sometimes it is about arresting and imprisoning animals. Granted, it is in South Sudan, but come on.Continue reading “I Try”

Miracles

You either believe in them or you don’t. I believe in them. There some clinical people who need a scientific explanation for everything. They must quantify everything they see. I don’t get it. There does NOT have to be a reason for something. I am definitely not proposing that we just throw our hands upContinue reading “Miracles”

Good Cheer, Goodbye

I was spreading it today for a 2 PM show at Sycamoresprings Nursing home. It was a nice turnout and the residents were super cool, and totally engaged. They requested ten songs from me and I was able to do seven of them. I had a dear lady who was so excited and I broughtContinue reading “Good Cheer, Goodbye”

Maddogg is a Marketing Genius

(blush) I guess it’s not the same effect if I make the statement myself. I have been killing myself for the past three weeks practicing the Johnny Cash classic “I’ve Been Everywhere.” Believe me when I say that I have had enough of the song, Karen, Bruiser, and Murphy have had their fill of theContinue reading “Maddogg is a Marketing Genius”

Snapshots

Because I have travelled extensively in my life, occasionally I will have someone ask me what is the prettiest place I have ever been? I honestly have so many that I will just name a few: I was in a ski lift coming down a mountain in Breckenridge, Colorado, when the sun sent its lastContinue reading “Snapshots”