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!”

Farms

I love the idea of being a farmer; it is a very romantic notion. I can picture myself riding around on horseback over thousands of acres of land as huge steel machines belch smoke and harvest more money, er, crops for me. I can see me sitting on the third-level porch of my mansion, smokingContinue reading “Farms”

Jam or Jelly?

Okay, your toast just popped up all golden brown and warm and ready to spread. What is your choice? If it is fresh-churned butter, you might not use anything else before macking out. A friend of mine uses a loaf of French bread sliced in half, 1/2# of butter, poi, topped with chunky peanut butter,Continue reading “Jam or Jelly?”