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Larry Insana / Blog

03-05-14 My Morning Thoughts: “Unnoticed Miracles”

03-05-14 My Morning Thoughts: “Unnoticed Miracles” Day in and day out I walk by these little miracles and more than often they appear to go unnoticed, maybe a cool breeze that hits me right in the face or a lone seagull flying overhead gracefully floating into the blue sky. I could say I’m too busy today to notice such things or tomorrow I’ll take some time to look around or a million other excuses to prolong the wonders of the world, but if I don’t start now there will be some point in my life to be sure, that when reflecting back, I’ll be saying things like, I should have spent more days enjoying the moments…Today, and every day after, I’m putting forth the effort to notice those little miracles… Whether it be, as simple as the snowflake that hits my tongue or the sunset sizzling in the distance on the lake or everything in between…and as always, the amazing miracles of family and friends I can share these little wonders with…plain and simple.

03-03-14-My Morning Thoughts: “Jungle Book”

03-03-14-My Morning Thoughts: “Jungle Book” “Bare necessities those simple bare necessities forget about your worries and your strife”…the best animated cartoon movie (for me) ever! You know why? Well tell the truth now, how many started singing this while you were reading it????...I know there are so many higher-tech animated movies but we can’t forget the classics…plain and simple.

02-26-14-My Morning Thoughts: The Favorite Song?

02-26-14-My Morning Thoughts: The Favorite Song? Can there be a favorite song? Could it be just the song we remember playing thousands of times in our lives? I think I probably played thousands of songs thousands of times but the song I played the most was probably “Instant Karma” by john Lennon…”well we all shine on, like the moon and stars and the sun”…what else can I really say about that…plain and simple.

02-25-14-My Morning Thoughts: “Tuesday’s”

02-25-14-My Morning Thoughts: “Tuesday’s” You know I was thinking that maybe Tuesday is the most forgotten day of the week. I mean everyone talks about the dreaded Monday all the time and the Hump day of Wednesday and Thursdays have become the prequel to the weekend and of course Friday and Saturday are the weekend and Sunday the day of rest…but never a word of Tuesday in comparison. Poor little Tuesday, no wait, come to think of it there use to be a thing called two for Tuesday’s on the radio back in the day! Ya they use to play two songs in a row from the same artist…you see…music brings everything together…Happy Tuesday everyone!!…plain and simple.

02-21-14-My Morning Thoughts: Birthday…

02-21-14-My Morning Thoughts: Birthday… What’s in a birthday? Is it a reminder of how far we made it? Could it be how much someone loves us? In a world that fly’s by in a blink of an eye is it a constant that we are still here? It really doesn’t matter much of what a birthday is when you get the chance to say… I love you Mom…happy birthday…plain and simple.

02-20-14-My Morning Thoughts: “would you still love me”

02-20-14-My Morning Thoughts: “would you still love me” If I said I loved the president and all he stood for would you still love me? If I said I think atheists are one hundred percent right would you still love me? If I said I loved all conservatives would you still love me? If I said I loved Christianity would you still love me? I could probably say a bunch of things you may or may not agree with but I would never base my feelings or degrade my respect for anyone because I don’t see exactly eye to eye with them. We may believe in different things some slight and some monumental however we do believe in ‘something’ and that makes us unified with the belief of that ‘something’…sure words can hurt, people can hurt, things can hurt though disagreement should not hurt, it should enlighten at bare minimum in my mind. We are still all human beings! The air we breathe is the same! The problems we face affect all, one way or another! There are plenty of times in life that we may disagree on politics, religion and just about everything else in between…nevertheless…know that I believe in you…and…I still love ya my brothers and sisters!...plain and simple.

02-19-14-My Morning Thoughts: “Give us your tired your poor”…

02-19-14-My Morning Thoughts: “Give us your tired your poor”… “Give us your tired your poor”…they might have said, tired of being poor…come on in and make your own way…the sky is the limit if you’re willing to work hard for it…welcome brother!...plain and simple.

02-17-14-My Morning Thoughts: is there a problem here?

02-17-14-My Morning Thoughts: is there a problem here? Millions upon millions of dollars spent on new school buildings, new laptops, new everything…but however nice and new and fantastic you make the school experience it boils down to this…time spent educating! First parents then teachers!...this will never change and all parents should realize this. You must have a parent or legal guarding participation throughout the process or the outcome is already written, and it is unfortunately almost never good. There have been monumental statistics that show a teacher alone cannot be the parent and the teacher for every student all the time, it’s just not feasible. Think about this; if a teacher works 30 years and has an average classroom of 20 to 30 students each day, that teacher taught thousands of students in his or her career. Do you think you could teach (and parent) thousands of students? I think even Olivia Walton would have a tough time with that request…not only must it start at home it must finish at home there are no easy ways around it. Parents need accountability for their actions or in some cases lack of their actions to regain some normalcy that works…time spent educating does not just mean those licensed to educate, it’s the total package deal needed for total package recovery…take some time or should I say spend some time and effort and you will be truly amazed at the results…kids will learn, and with the right direction, they will learn well…plain and simple.

02-14-14-My Morning Thoughts: “The Kite”

02-14-14-My Morning Thoughts: “The Kite” Hey why was the term “Go Fly a Kite” given such bad connotations over the years? If you had enough of the conversation people would say…hey…why don’t you just go fly a kite! I kind of like flying kites! Never did it that much although when I did I always had a good time. It’s relaxing after you get over the part of running down the beach trying to get the darn thing in the air…but when you do…the skies the limit, PUN intended…have a great weekend all and if your ever told to go fly a kite, you might just want to give it a try and smile…plain and simple.

02-12-14-My Morning Thoughts: “The Music Biz”

02-12-14-My Morning Thoughts: “The Music Biz” One thing for sure…it is tough to make it in the music business! Back in the day there were ‘niches’ that a young talented musician could find their way into the business. Songwriting, session work, cover bands, original bands but today, although the many avenues are still around, there is such an abundance of raw undisputed talent flooding the ‘waves’ the chances have been ironically limited quite a bit. Those already on top continue to ‘shock’ somewhat to stay on top. Those at the bottom continue to find a way to ‘shock’ in their own right for the hopes of something going “viral” I guess. I tend to lean on the side that talent shines through and that those of us that just love to play…are going to play anyway, which is really what it’s all about! To me, it matters not that I’m a local guy who loves to write songs and play live when given the opportunity because what matters most is I enjoy doing it and if others enjoy it (be it many or not) that’s entirely the motivation to trek on! If I write a song, and one person gets it or can relate to it for whatever reason then I have entertained and at that moment of entertaining the connection has been ignited…and for that moment in time (however big or small) it cannot and will not be extinguished!...so rock on and if it’s truly your passion, your spirit and heart will shine right where it’s suppose to be, as far as I can tell…plain and simple.