Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Not rolled over yet

Life is a rock

but the radio rolled me

rock on or on rock?

How often have you been between a rock and hard place? The less that happens the more I can sleep like a rock.
Paul Simon had a mama that loved him like rock.
"Oh, she loves me like a rock
She rock me like the rock of ages
And loves me ...."
Are people who have rocks for a brain told to rock on?
Long long ago my abs were solid as a rock. More like flabby jello now. The rock climbers build up great strength but they can still fall like rock.


Thursday, September 10, 2020


Once again remembering the enormous sadness that filled that September day and lingered like a dirty film on the days that followed.
What decides what we remember? I don't mean personal memories. Rather those events that are remembered by a larger community. Experiences are based on your own perspective. But many memories are shared with a larger group. Is it the size of the group who experienced the event or its affect?
Just guessing.
I suspect memories of tragedies like 9/11 probably last generations longer since they are focused on short term events pinned to a day or two. The Pearl Harbor attack, and the JFK assassination are also pinned to a date. The aftermath of the event of course can last a long time.

While I had known of the Flu pandemic of 1918 before Covid-19 hit our world, I know it was not as widely remembered as other events. I wonder if our current Covid-19 pandemic will be forgotten quicker than say 9/11.
Here's a link to a 9/11 remembrance I posted here - sept. 11 remembrance

The future will have tragedies. I wish we could make the man-made ones go away.

You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
and the world will live as one

Saturday, August 29, 2020

no sympathy

Please allow me to introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
I've been around for a long, FOUR years
Stole many a man's soul and faith
Yes, I've been watching the RNC coverage combined with some listening to lyrics of my favorite songs.

(please note most all my posts are non political but certainly not this one)

According to Wikipedia Thugs from the Thuggee cult

The Republican strategists attempts to polish up mean Mr. Mustard’s image enough to reassure swing voters that he is OK enough was on full display. In other words, asking for sympathy for the devil (more about the devil part later).

The week before I watched the DNC coverage. I watched both on the PBS channel. I enjoy the commentary. I used the mute button more with the RNC coverage.

So Trump got his name in fireworks over the Washington monument. That should be enough. Resign now it's not going get better Donny John. Oh, spelled out in fire, the devil? Oh never mine.

As I checking the lyrics to the Rolling Stone's hit song, I came across this line:

And I laid traps for troubadours
Who get killed before they reached Bombay

I had no clue to what this referenced. Thanks to a bit of clicking on the internet I found it most likely refers to the Thuggee cult in India's past. Some historians believe the British exaggerated the problem to justify some harsh laws in India. I don't know, but it had me thinking of the thugs associated with mean Mr. Mustard. I included the Thugs picture I found on wikipedia.  

The devil in the details - a favorite phrase but since I don’t really believe in the religious concept of the devil, I’m using the term more as slang. I do love deviled eggs.

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