Music’s Message

Music’s Message  Do you feel lonesome and sad? Play Vivaldi! Or, play some songs by Tim McGraw. Do you feel angry, mad as hell, and not going to take it anymore? Play Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony. Or, play some songs by Toby Keith. Do you feel contemplative, pensive? Play Bach or Haydn. Or, play some songs […]

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When Did it Get This Late?

When did it get this late?   When did it get this late? Why are there no leaves on the trees? No marigolds and lilies in the garden! Where did the day go? In the remembering, I forgot its passing. Time does not forgive the wandering mind. Why the world of hate? There was a […]

Remembering ‘The Rock’

Remembering ‘The Rock’ ‘You Are Now Entering – and Leaving Adak National Forest’ The trees were eighteen inches high when planted on the tough tundra plot. The young men were pleased with their efforts. They made a special trip to Kodiak for the saplings – I forget the number of trees that they bought, but […]

‘Variety is the Spice’

Variety is the Spice! (Aah, he’s at it again!) Our DNAs and experiential yardsticks give us our make of the world in which we live. The disparity of views is Amazing, Bewildering, and Comical – the ABC Syndrome, if you will, opens wide the doors for our many amusements and biased conversations, polemic and otherwise. […]