Military Brat

For most of my early life on this planet, I was the step-son of a good military man, my stepfather Vern McConnell. Vern was the consummate father and he was the head of three households when all was said and done. He was a good man who did things the right way. My first memoriesContinue reading “Military Brat”

NIMBY

Here we go again. The global spotlight shines brightly once again on the United States as we stumble all over ourselves and try to find a solution to our growing population. It is not the normal 6% population increase of which I speak. We get there just by waking up in the morning. No, itContinue reading “NIMBY”

One More Time

Today at 10:30 EST I check into the hospital for a very short stay (I hope) as the vascular surgeon will be cleaning out my right corraded artery and putting yet another stent in my beautiful brown body. That makes a total of 9 and three of those were lost to amputation. I know IContinue reading “One More Time”

Wasted Energy

How much energy do we waste in the course of a day? I only ask because I am still hearing of people without power in the wake of Hurricane Ida. Hundreds of thousands of people. And how fucked up is it that people died from running their generators without ventilation? I know I waste aContinue reading “Wasted Energy”

Courage

If you are brave, do you have courage? Not necessarily. You can act brave, but not have the courage of your convictions. You can appear brave and not have courage, well you get the picture. I have done things that look courageous but actually scared the living shit out of me. Stupid stuff, mainly onContinue reading “Courage”

Two Words

It seems like today’s world revolves around two words everywhere you look. My right. No way. Me too. Get out. Listening to EX-governor Mario Cuomo change his tune was funnier than firing up a blunt and watching an episode of Family Matters. What a load of horseshit. And he is a Democrat. Certainly no RepublicanContinue reading “Two Words”

Turn the Page

Not only a badass Bob Seger song, but a lesson to us all. Turn the page. How long will the politicians continue their ridiculously antiquated us-against-them infantile horseshit? Republicans’ asses are chafed because Obama kicked their asses and now here comes Joltin’ Joe from Kokomo. Democrats are chafed because Trump outmaneuvered and out campaigned themContinue reading “Turn the Page”

Games and Friends

I picked up a nice little Ibanez acoustic electric guitar today, and it felt good to make my fingertips sore again. I’ll have to find a place to practice. I would lose myself in one of the many green Metroparks, but it is just too damn muggy for that. Is anyone watching the Olympics? BigContinue reading “Games and Friends”

Independence Day

It is coming up in 22 days. Not just the name of a great movie, but it has to be up there with the best holidays of the year, along with Thanksgiving and Christmas. If not in merchandise, in substance. What better a reason to celebrate than the day your country gained independence? All theContinue reading “Independence Day”

Is NOTHING Sacred?

Mondays I play a song. Here is an Eagles song. An unruly crowd. Out of control people desecrating an iconic place. Old Trafford, the holiest of places in English football. What the fuck is the matter with you? Who do you think you are, Americans? I much prefer soccer (football) hooligans to the destructive idiotsContinue reading “Is NOTHING Sacred?”