4/20

I’ve been smoking weed for fifty years. I never ONCE thought of April 20th as a weed-smoking day. Hell, they are ALL weed-smoking days. Around these parts, 4/20 is the birthday of my soulmate Karen. We will go have a nice Italian dinner tonight and probably hit it early. Old people are SO much fun.Continue reading “4/20”

Kung Fu Boo

In the early seventies, kung fu was big. Bruce Lee had every kid jumping and mewling like felines before pouncing on their prey. Dojo’s popped up everywhere and kids name Kyle and Trevor were all of a sudden badasses. I would learn my own lesson from a kung fu practitioner years later, and I rememberContinue reading “Kung Fu Boo”

Never a Good Thing

When the President tells Americans to leave a country, in this case Ukraine. It is not a small country, and with no one’s help, I think there are plenty of countries that could kick their ass, but JoJo seems to want to get his hands into everything before he finishes his one term in office.Continue reading “Never a Good Thing”

Be Kind Yesterday

 I am so ripped I just realized that TODAY Saturday, November 13th is World Kindness Day 2021. I am thinking back on how I was kind today. I did a lot of extra work around the house and being kind to Karen earns big dividends, although I am a pretty good partner as far asContinue reading “Be Kind Yesterday”

The Gift

I have been sitting here with a lovely buzz going and I started thinking of all the gifts passed down to me from my parents. (Spoiler alert: None of us do this early or often enough). To reduce all the love, advice, lessons, I mean the totality of what your parents ever said or didContinue reading “The Gift”

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”

Wouldn’t Be Prudent

We have offered on our second house, and we are still going back and forth with the seller about some things that we want taken care of before we close and move in. But it’s looking good. One thing I learned from my big brother (among a plethora of things) was this: The word unspokenContinue reading “Wouldn’t Be Prudent”

The Man in the Mirror

Finally. The inspection has been done, and we’re getting closer…. I got all our papers signed, sealed, and delivered to quote a badass Stevie Wonder song from my childhood. I go to a national office supply store to fax in our mortgage app. Five times. I shit you not, I was that stoned. I goContinue reading “The Man in the Mirror”

Drugs in Sports

Wake n’ Bake Session 1001. Remember The Box Tops? Here are two subjects that are supposed to be mutually exclusive of each other. But they aren’t. The latest incident involves a young American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson who was disqualified, suspended, and then, to add insult to injury, she was not selected to run with theContinue reading “Drugs in Sports”

Ooh La La!

This is a repost of this blog from 5/17/21. I was going through my “stats” and evidently my mad computer skillz have once-again hindered my efforts. I will be reposting the others as needed. As a songwriter and an author, I have occasion to cross over. I love listening to, and playing the “story” songsContinue reading “Ooh La La!”