02-22-13-My Morning Thoughts: Remember when you were a kid and you got caught doing something wrong? Remember that feeling in your stomach from knowing that …..there…..will……..be……..consequences for your actions! God I had that feeling way to many times growing up! But hey, I made it, I took my medicine and went on my way…some punishment was unfair and unjust I thought at the time…however…the underlying factor is…it was my doing!...hope all of you have a fantastic and safe weekend…plain and simple.
02-18-13-My Morning Thoughts: I have the day off for Presidents Day and though I will enjoy a much needed extra day of rest I can’t help but wonder all those that won’t have this benefit as I have…all those weary veteran’s that continue to protect my freedoms, all those single mothers struggling to manage a most honorable job, all those that may not eat today, all those that cherish a chance of a little shelter, all those living in fear of their tyrannical governments throughout the world…all those that may never know the just sense of working for a living and the good feeling of getting a well-deserved day off…the world may never be quite as fair for all but my life would be a lie if I didn’t show compassion…plain and simple.
02-12-13-My Morning Thoughts: If the times changed so much from Bob Dylan’s first 25 years how could I possibly rate my changes from childhood till now? When I was a kid just about every grown-up could drive a stick-shift, all the neighbors new each other’s names, when you did something wrong punishment was a joint venture, swearing in public was at your own risk, if ya didn’t have a belt on…you got a belt…you didn’t go to school without a Twinkie, pop tart or ding dong, McDonalds was the family restaurant and we loved it, when a teacher or policeman said hold it right there young man…we froze, when ya did something wrong…YOU NEW IT WAS WRONG, most people held doors open for complete strangers, you got at least one full pillowcase of candy on Halloween, there were people in the stands at little league games that weren’t even related to anyone aaaaaaannnnnnnndddddd if you sucked…you ether practiced and got better or…you didn’t play aaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnndddddddd they kept score too!!...go figure…yes things change from each generation, some probably good, some probably not so good. My worry is, if the probably not so good change numbers continue to grow what will be left of all that is good…how will it all end up someday?...and by the way I taught both my boys how to drive stick-shift and my daughter asked me to teach her this summer…plain and simple.
02-11-13-My Morning Thoughts: I’m beginning to be partial to these people on TV & radio that say “WE OUR” living in the time of wimping out America…every time somebody stubs a toe there’s 50 more regulations to try and prevent it from ever happening again! Get over it people…were all human and imperfect and we will make mistakes! Many while growing up and many as adults and many as parents and many as grandparents and Bla! Bla!! Bla!!! We cannot build a bubble around every person on the planet just for the fear that something might happen to them…its insane! Would it be fantastic if nothing ever went wrong…absol-F-N-utely! But it’s not realistic now is it? We do what we can…First of all, you take care of your own and spread out from there…no? Some things we absolutely must have screwed up first so we could move forward! It’s just the way things roll since the begging of our existence…I’m sorry, but it’s true. I have broken bones and scars all over to prove that you ether get smarter and wiser…or get more broken bones and stitches…hopefully we learn from our misfortunes and become greater because of them…if we don’t, why must we blame everybody else for old fashion stupidity…it’s just so exhausting anymore...all I’m really saying is be safe people and if some unfortunate thing happens to me because of my own doing…I’m not blaming everyone else…plain and simple.
02-08-13-My Morning Thoughts: Cleveland we have a problem…there has been a decline in the population in my wonderful city of Cleveland over the last…say…30 years or so. There are several reasons that may have energized this but no need to harp on that. I just wanted to say that Cleveland is a cool city and has taken some bad raps through the years. So the river caught fire 40 years ago…so what! It’s happened elsewhere but I never hear international jokes about their cities!...so we let a football team slip away that now has TWO super bowl trophies…so what! Other teams have moved with success!...so one of the best basket players took his talents south and now has a championship ring!...so what!...players leave!...all I have to say is I’ve been to other cities and yes some have some bright things to offer…but I’ll tell ya right now…Cleveland is making a “comeback” in every sense of the word!...don’t take my word for it just come check it out for yourself…I’m amazed at all the building and renovation going on…Cleveland is cool…and not just cause I live here either…although, that could be part of it…LOL…have a great safe wonderful weekend all…plain and simple.
02-07-13-My Morning Thoughts: Can you solve this little mystery for me? What makes something more special or more…let’s say…popular…than something else? When we see a picture we like and then find out no one else likes it…were we right or are they wrong? When we hear a song and we like it but then after hearing it a million times we are not sure why we liked it in the first place. Did we get a little brainwashed on the millionth play and then finally after time, just lose interest? I’s just a mystery to me because sometime I wonder if things are liked just because everyone else likes the idea and it snowballs, hard to tell I would imagine…it is sort a peculiar that as individual as we all are…we’ve all done this in our lives…the glorious mysteries of “fad” I guess…plain and simple.
02-06-13-My Morning Thoughts: Thinking about heat right now!...Did anybody ever leave their albums in the car to long on a very hot sunny day? Man can you say warped! I use to try and play them anyway and watch the stylist go up and down while it went round and round…this is definitely a “my generation” thing I would imagine cause I don’t think you can play a warped CD or warped digital iTunes…plain and simple.
01-28-13-My Morning Thoughts: Years ago lots of the slogans or sayings were worn on our jeans or jean jackets in the patch form, you young ones might not remember these but some of you out there surly will. Don’t eat yellow snow, no nukes, grass gas or ass know body rides for free, make love not war, green power, and of course the forever prominent PEACE sign…I miss those patches…things do change throughout the years but who cannot agree with the peace sign patch and how modest and cool it was… (is)?...PEACE…plain and simple.
01-25-13-My Morning Thoughts: It’s snowing in Cleveland and its cold…unless you just moved here from Florida…it is what happens in the winter in the north! But that-a-side, can anyone tell me why the only part of my windshield wiper blade that always freezes up is the section that’s directly in my sight of vision! It matters not of any car I’ve previously owned...it’s always the same spot!!...how can it possibly know how tall I am??????...plain and simple.
01-24-13-My Morning Thoughts: “The hard is what makes it great”…one of my all time favorite lines in the movies! Baseball fan or not, it’s accurate. Are there any team sports that an individual can achieve, only 33% of the time (say hitting 3 for 10) and be considered one of the best?...there probably is but is still hard to do…plain and simple.