18 Years Ago 

     When he got out of bed that morning it was a sunny day. The sky was blue and it was warm. It was a lot like that same day 18 years ago. He recalled listening to the radio at the lab that he worked and the  voice on the radio cut in to say a plane had just crashed into one of the Twin Towers in New York. His first thought that day was “odd, it’s too nice out for there to be visual difficulties.” He was assuming New York’s weather was like Cleveland's, which it was though he didn’t know that for sure…

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IMO 

Americans are lazy. They won’t vote, they will let the police do whatever they please without too much objection, even if it is to themselves. They will believe anything they hear especially if it is repeated to them over and over. They have freedom but do they deserve it? The older I get the less I think they are deserving of it. They won’t fight to protect it. Yet they will allow the people in charge to send their sons and daughters off to fight for it under questionable reasoning without thinking twice…

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Dying 

Everywhere, everyone they all were dying.  It pretty much didn’t matter which way he looked he could see that the whole goddamn world was falling apart and while they were telling themselves they were good and wonderful and exemplary he also knew that deep down they knew they were worthless and pointless and death was sitting there just behind their eyes.  Those eyes that did their best to deceive you into thinking that the skull around them was something special, was something worth talking to and knowing

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April Fools and Happy Easter 

     APRIL FOOLS and Happy Easter. So what is the significance of these days coming on the same day. Probably there isn’t any significance. But still whether you accept that Christ is the son of God, God or just a guy who had a message you got to admit the whole story is a good one. Tolkien could have written something like that although there would probably be more big wars and stuff. Christ might have been more like Aragorn or perhaps Gandalf. Still a brutal legally justified murder takes place and the…

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Happy New Year???????? Something I wrote on 1-1-17 

So we commence with a new year. May it be a good one. May it be peaceful and productive and filled with love and compassion. May people of good will dominate those who are not like that. May things go well for the individual and the country. May we see beauty and truth and love and peace be the dominant factors that guide our society. These are only things that one can hope for and yet too they are things that one, on the individual level, should strive for. Yes I say ‘should’ which makes me sound like a…

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Mortality Is A Bitch! 

Mortality is a bitch.  You live and you love and you have a blast as you do these things and then you have to go.  “But I’m not ready to go” you say.  Too fucking bad motherfucker... POW. You are gone.  Wasn’t your choice.  Nothing was ever your choice.  You might have thought it was but you could only control so much and what you did was largely dependent upon what was put before you.  Sure then you got to choose but who is living the ideal life?  Everyone can bitch.  When it’s over it’s over.  You hope…

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TRUMP #1 

     So Trump is the President and he is doing one smashing job if being in the news is your thing, and I think it is his thing. I don’t think he has any real interest in governing but he likes attention and what more attention can you get than being the President of the United States. He is not a man I would want my children to emulate if I had any. That he is prez makes me especially glad that I do not. He will do things to this country that would make it worse for them. He will assuage the rich while…

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Cavs 2015 

June 11, 2015

     So its the morning of game 4.  Cavs could really use going back to the west coast with a 3-1 lead.  Not sure if it will happen.  As a Clevelander I have witnessed the disappointment and loss often enough to know that nothing comes easy.  While my love a sports has faded considerably over the years there is something very intriguing about this particular moment.  To walk around downtown and see all the Cavs reminder's from the kiosks with the individual players on them to the giant…

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Response to an Facebook post by a 'working musician'. 

Well sir it seems you have chosen to try and make a living performing music.  That’s great.  However if you make this choice and it does not work out don’t blame anyone but yourself.  There are a lot of fine musicians who simply don’t want to live that life and manage to both support themselves and keep creating music.  Yes it means a day job perhaps, but if you decide to go that route complaining about the day job would be the same as you complaining that your life as a working musician isn’t working out……

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SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 

Another September 11th.  I’m getting the idea that people are starting to forget it.  It isn’t so fresh or raw these days and yet with all the crap going on in the Middle East how can they forget.  I would say that a lot of the bullshit in the Middle East is an offshoot of September 11, and the irresponsible actions of the Bush/Cheney regime.  Would ISIS be able to do what it’s doing if we hadn’t attacked Iraq for no good reason.. It wasn't so chaotic before then.  Yes Saddam was cruel but is the present…

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