What I think Jesus meant

Sometimes I feel like the world's people are divided in two camps, one on the right side of the river, the other on the left. Some people from both sides are trying to build a bridge over the river, a violent passing of water, while others from both sides are trying to keep the bridge…

Primal Scream Motley Crue

I'm a nice classically trained irish fiddler - and I do love jazz and the blues, but Motley Crue is not the kind of band I would see live, not because of their music, or use of colorful language, but because at 4'7" unless I get remarkable seats, I'd not see much. As it is…

heard

I wonder why you speak, no one marks you Prattle on, do you say anything at all? Listen for a moment, learn something new know someone by listening to them beyond words, but also actions silence can heal, if you let it uncomfortable in today's society noise is always going on but, listening is more…

Support my Blog

So a year ago today I earnestly started this blog. It is a hogpog of thoughts on adversity, animals, baseball, the American Civil War, classical music, coffee (go Ghostlight), cooking, Doctor Who, dogs, education, faith, family, folk music, food, freedom, fun, greed, history, hope, Jazz, life, listening, love, mankind, movies, music old movies, peace, plants,…

What I have learned from Everest

What I have learned from Everest I have been fascinated by Everest since I saw the TV movie about the 1997 disaster where 8 climbers died. There was a 9th, but mysteriously he woke up, got up, and walked into camp 4 after being out in a storm for something close to 70 hours. Amazingly,…

Good and Evil

I think that when we are children we think very black and white, that good is good and that evil is evil. As I grew into my adulthood I began to realize that it was more complicated than that, that humans sometimes do good, and sometimes evil, and usually with the best of intentions. The…

Anything but brevity

Patience   There are days when I feel like I am a goat in with sheep, or a drop of oil left in a glass of water, or a drop of water left in a glass of oil. In other words, I simply don't belong. It is easy to remedy the goat with sheep thing,…

A life well lived

Wonder I wonder at Abraham Lincoln who somehow in his time found a way to educate himself and become the man he became. It is maybe a fable, but my understanding is he was largely self-taught; he read books. It has been my strong conviction that the United States would be now more united had…