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61 years on this jumpin' green sphere. Musician. Own and operate a music store to help kids find a possible life long friend. I believe in the soul and the search. Two sons. Published songwriter. play bass, piano and gut string guitar. there are no solutions..only alternatives. Ask questions. Listen. Be fair and don't expect. Baseball is a mirror. Don't ask....unless you have time and a sense of humor. Peace is never easy, but worth it. Always.

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18 Articles, 2 Quick Links, 758 Comments, 12 Diaries, 0 Polls

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(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 12, 2010
Okay. I filled it out. Now, can I go? Silly me. I thought it was best to be sincere.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 31, 2008
I beg each of you. Listen to this. Every freakin word. This was an Amanda Lang quick link.You must see him. This man is one of our shiny men. I bring to your attention retired Colonel Andrew J. Bacevich, who is compelling in his understanding, painfully frank in his sincerity and has the conscious ability to ask us to take responsibility for where we are. He is a voice, not on the ballot although he should be. Oh how he should be. Watch it all, do not skim. Do not nitpick. Listen.
(36 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 1, 2008
Palin and the right to privacy: Becoming what we hate On the reporting of this issue, the truth(s) surrounding Mrs. Palin's child Trig and the possibility that Trig is actually her daughter's son, we have failed. Miserably.
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Where has lil' OEN gone? Things change. Sometimes not for the better. I miss the lil' guy.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 28, 2009
The Float of Human Kindness There is one float we never see. It never turns the corner. The one we never see honored in public, for there are no sponsors lined up. Its profit potential is nil. It is the float of Human Kindness.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Alone or not alone. Who Are We? Trying to make a point. Don't know if I did. If not, cool. I tried.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 17, 2009
A minute thirty is all it takes. In the time it takes to notice the truth, knowledge becomes mute and humanity can again breathe.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 12, 2008
The Real Olympics. We are in them. This is my vent. It rambles, but I hope you'll get the point. It's about WE. Not us and them. Most people are pretty cool with the concept of WE. Our leaders are not. People's lives are in the balance. All our lives. Got the connection? You think everything is broken? It never wasn't. Life is a series of attempting to fix stuff. Here's an alternative.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 29, 2008
232 Years ago. 232 years from now. Hmmm. This is not just about us. As it was long ago, so it is now. It is in our hands. So they will know.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 11, 2008
In baseball the goal is to go home. George nailed it. Measured in years, I'm 56. My real age is where I am plus or minus where I'm going. I've experienced quite a lot, but compared to others, perhaps not so much. It is what it is. My life. We each have one. What we choose to do with it, as usual, is the point of this.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 1, 2008
Breaktime by mikel paul A sincere attempt by one to offer reality a rest stop from itself. Snippets of humor, a bit of hurt and some human resilience written about with intended respect for the individual(s) chosen for this purpose. I nevertheless expect to be reamed for some of it.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 18, 2009
Ebony I have proof. I also have a sense. How each have value. How the latter is often left for last, if at all.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 2, 2008
We are trees. Together we are a forest. another perhaps naive but totally honest narrative on the essential idea that together we can do great things, assuming we can accept that 1)we are different and 2)we are all sharing the same soil.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 15, 2009
The first one's free I am scared of only one thing now. That I will miss the truth. Not yours. Mine.
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 19, 2008
Welcome to the Earthly Ice Crème Shoppe ...owned and operated by and for all its inhabitants. Close to seven billion flavors and counting. Way more than 31. Some flavors will make you gag or worse. But many more will have you wondering why you waited so long to have a lick.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 14, 2008
This 'terror' thing. They forgot something. Ok. Push back time. My button has been hit. I cannot sit quiet anymore. It's all about this war on terror thing folks. Nasty stuff. Hate for sale. Now, it is true they have most of the money, the power, the main stream media, and a good start at continuing this farce. But, they also have something else. They have forgotten something. Something very important.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 28, 2008
'Being Right'. The Runaway Train. He's always right. Never wrong. It is his mantra. He will learn. So will we all. My thoughts.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Hedge Love. Beware If someone wants something for it, it ain't the McCoy.