08-13-14-My Morning Thoughts: More than often we are a product of our stomping grounds. The town we grew up, who we hung out with, family involvement, even some of the food we ate made somewhat of an indelible foot print on our lives…If you’re excluded from diversity your opinions may differ from someone who was raised in a very diverse circumstance. If you’ve grown up ignorant of injustice sheltered from poverty how can you be accountable for injustices…however, equally in these modern times accustomed to real time media everywhere we look the ignorance card is wearing mightily thin. There is a point or should be a point when your actions graduate to the perceptive basics of right and wrong or at minimum hopefully realizing when you’ve witnessed something wrong. At that point, any lack of actions, graduates you to the non-ignorance status, which at that point, is pathetic!...because if you know better, then be better…plain and simple.
08-12-14-My Morning Thoughts: I walked in the streets, I rode bicycles in the streets…but I was smart enough to know that cars were bigger and more powerful than me at a very early age and I got out of the way! I wore hooded sweat shirts, I wore torn blue jeans and t-shirts…but if I knew crazy people were targeting people with blue jean bell bottoms back in the day I may have revisited my clothing choices. Now some say it’s our right to do how we please and wear the cloths we want as long as don’t offend and I happen to agree with that and I would also ad as long as were not infringing on others…however, it’s also a parent’s right or duty or responsibility to try and keep their children out of harm’s way to the best of their ability!...parenting never ends…good parenting never ever ends!…very good parenting absolutely never ever ever ends!...plain and simple.
08-11-14-My Morning Thoughts: Leaders... Generalization-1: So if you believe in freedom, working hard, taking care of your family, helping others that need help, trying to do the right thing, generally pro-life, more of a traditionalist, a strong military and smaller government you “may” lean more towards the right at times… Generalization-2: thereto if you believe in freedom, working hard, taking care of your family, helping others that need help, trying to do the right thing, generally pro-choice, equality, a smaller military and larger government you “may” lean more towards the left at times…notice, both believe in many of the same things to be sure and all should remember one basic tool that we all need to believe in to allow such opinions and many shared aspirations to continue…and that is called Freedom!……Great leaders, truly great leaders don’t just accommodate to their ideological base, they lead in a manner that those that may have differences still can follow. Is there a “perfect” leader, I think that would be unrealistic to ask because it’s partially their trials and tribulations that help ascend them to the level of leader…are some better than others, yes, do we know when they are great leaders while their leading, not nearly enough. Normally history proves these things…here’s to the great leaders whomever you may be and some great future followers that have a sense of when to compromise!…if we can’t work together then it’s because were working too hard to be apart…plain and simple.
08-08-14-My Morning Thoughts: “Sticks Bar and Grill Tonight” I love playing shows at the outside venues! There’s something about those bad notes and wrong guitar chords endlessly echoing out in the wide open spaces…ha ha!...anyway, I’m going to be jamming at 7pm tonight at Sticks which is at Briar dale Golf Course in beautiful Euclid Ohio…if ya have some time to enjoy the outside come join me for some great food, great people, music and some summer fun…have a wonderful safe weekend all!...plain and simple.
08-07-14-My Morning Thoughts: “Big Wheels” TBT… I loved my big wheel, I thought it was the coolest toy ever invented when I was a kid. I remember riding that thing all the time and even when I got too big for it I took the seat off and stood with one foot on the back and off I went…when I spent the summer of 1972 in Fayetteville NC with my Aunt Frieda, Uncle Jack and my wee little cousins Krista and Tracy I road one there too!...If you were standing on their front porch and looking out, just to the left was a street that came down this steep hill and had kind of wide turns at the end from what I remember. I use to go to the top and ride down that hill on that big wheel trying to make the turn before the street ended so I didn’t end up in the neighbor’s front yard. Now I was way too big for the big wheel but I did it anyway…My Aunt use to freak out cause she never wanted me to get hurt…and from what I remember I didn’t get hurt, ‘doing that anyway’, during one of the most wonderful summers of my childhood…thinking back I’m sure glad big wheels were invented because that has allowed me the fortune, to bring me back this fine morning to the wonderful memory of that summer with my family in Fayetteville…plain and simple.
08-06-14-My Morning Thoughts: “I’ve Got It” I hope people realize you can’t get rid of all the guns! Well let me take that back a little…if we get this big magnet like thing in space and it only attracts weapons and its turned on one time and poof, like a Jeannie in a bottle no more weapons!...ya that’s it!...now don’t everyone get mad at me, I have no problem with law abiding gun owners…it’s those at the other end of that spectrum that need the de-weaponizing!!!!…well I’m just drinking that coffee out loud again on this great beautiful morning and hoping for peace throughout the lands, is that too much to ask…enjoy the day all…plain and simple.
08-04-14-My Morning Thoughts: SLEEP I just heard that the perfect amount of sleep for adults is 7 hours a day to have your full potential and brain working to your fullest capacity. It used to be 8 hours but now its 7 hours, me personally, I sleep 4 to 5 hours without counting the nap I sneak in when I’m watching golf…but that does make me wonder or should I say explains, why my full capacity seems so much less than others…LOL…although, the 7 hour thing could be a government conspiracy to have the work force and buying force and vacationing force and every force out their spending money one more hour awake a day!...it’s just a thought…plain and simple.
08-01-14-My Morning Thoughts: “Dead Poets Society” I was watching the movie “Dead Poets Society” the other night and something struck me quite strongly this time around. There’s an early scene when the teacher (Robin William’s) is explaining mortality to his new students. He had his students look into an old trophy case and view pictures of the students that came before them years and years ago. He then went further by saying these students were just like you and had their lives ahead of them just like you and then he tied it up with…”now their warm food”…just like all of us will be some day. He then went on to explain why “Carpe diem” is so significant as youths! Usually “Carpe diem” is translated to “Seize The Day”…to me, I take this as a live every moment you can to the fullest, be the best you can while trying to do the right thing…and it amazes me that “Carpe diem” was written by a distant Roman relative ha ha Quintus Horatius Flaccus AKA “Horace” in 23 BC…some things will always have the same intent no matter when their said…have a wonderful safe weekend all…plain and simple.
07-31-14-My Morning Thoughts: “The Dare” Remember those peer pressure taunts that sent some on ventures probably unwantedly…ya you do, well I do! And some I didn’t even get hurt doing…lol…but for some insane reason I did them. And you know what happens when your friends know you take dares…more dares a coming for sure!...buuuuuuuttttttt I’m still here….ha ha…so dare that!...have a great day all…plain and simple
07-30-14-My Morning Thoughts: “Generations” If your one of the lucky ones your only like two generations from being forgotten…most people aren’t as fortunate in these times to have everything they want or do what they please or go hither and thither or document their respective history, however there are some that do. I have read many different definitions of the term ‘generations’ but I take the simple one, which are all the people living the same time as me. So generally speaking that means whatever my average life span will be is my generation and you all that happen to be in that time frame are living in my generation, subsequently I’m living in some of yours too. Now I know they love to compare generations and break all these down to the “us generation” and the “me generation” and the like, just-so-long-as you know you are now in my generation and I am in yours and I would really like the next generation to say…that last generation really tried their best to leave it better for our generation…so let’s get busy people, lots of work to do…peace…plain and simple.