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?”

Happy Holidays

Today marks two special holidays: Karen’s birthday and 4/20. 4/20 you ask? The “official” day of celebration of the counter-culture. Oooooh. Sounds spooky. Counter culture. Since I am able to smoke pot all day and night if I so desire, it is no big whup for me to have a smoke session on a Tuesday.Continue reading “Happy Holidays”

WOMAN among women

My song today as promised is a Bob Dylan song, Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright: Today we examine the female side of the music equation. The bar was set by a songwriter’s production, chart songs and hits, album sales, and also the scope of their influence on their audience. Lyrics were examined to see howContinue reading “WOMAN among women”


I was curious as to why I seemed to have stopped snoring as a regular part of my sleep pattern? Evidently (no backing medical evidence) it seems that since the issues with my left leg, up to and through the 13 surgeries I endured, I started dropping weight. When the smoke had finally cleared andContinue reading “Snoring”

Closing the Deal

I am winding down our search for a new SUV and it looks like the three finalists are the Toyota Highlander, the Ford Edge, and the Kia Telluride. Tomorrow we will test drive them and make a decision soon. The sooner we buy, the sooner I can get behind the wheel and drive for theContinue reading “Closing the Deal”

Road Trip

After much chagrin and frustration, I have finally convinced Domestic Despot Osama bin KAREN to let me put together a mid-week trip up in the High Sierras of California and then over to the coast for a stop at my big brother Ed’s in Ventura for a few days. I have fond memories of Ventura,Continue reading “Road Trip”


Does anybody use pencils anymore except maybe for kids in poor school districts? If you are old enough, think back to our old trusty Ticonderoga #2 lead pencils. Lead. Think back to how many times you licked the tip of your pencil and it is a wonder any of us got through elementary school withoutContinue reading “Pencils”

Selling the House Day 1

We interviewed two realtors today. The first young woman we spoke with is going to be tough to beat. She was smart, efficient and ready for any questions of which I had several. Now I knew the housing market was strong, but to say the current climate is beneficial for sellers is the understatement ofContinue reading “Selling the House Day 1”

The End of the Innocence

An awesome song by Don Henley and the subject of today’s reading from my book Emotions: Not your Mama’s ABC’s! I am sure in some point in time, I will record and post a few Don Henley tunes that I cover. Man, what a voice. A big musical influence on me and my style, asContinue reading “The End of the Innocence”

What’s News?

Who do you trust for your news?                                                                  In days gone by, you had paragons of integrity reporting the facts, without coloring or filtering it. Brinkley, Cronkite, Reasoner, Jennings, and you must insert Barbara Walters in that group. At least her earlier reporting before she started making mini-movies for 60 Minutes and then her own specials.Continue reading “What’s News?”