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Larry Insana / Blog

09-11-13-My Morning Thoughts: “Happiness”

09-11-13-My Morning Thoughts: “Happiness” Most people are without money more often than with money, wouldn’t you agree? It’s the way it is for the most part. Very few in comparison go through life without finagling a bill here or there or barrowing money or working two jobs to catch up because that’s the few and far between. Not that they don’t deserve what they have or I deserve more because they have more than me that’s not what I’m saying. What I’m trying to say this fine morning is that we all have sacrifices and some things “will never be” for whatever reason…we need to deal with our slice of life, do the best we can, be grateful for each day and try like heck to improve on our shortcomings. I’ve made many mistakes and I’m sure I’ll make plenty more…but I keep trying! I’m not going to sit back a cry about my friends that can go all over the world whenever they want because I can’t! I’m ecstatic for them…as I should be because we’re…well…friends…and being friends wouldn’t I want the best for them as they want the best for me…I would think that’s what friends do…call me crazy but life is too short to worry about what I don’t have…I’m sitting here right now telling you that I’m very grateful for what I have…and money is not the end all…the amount of “happiness” one can hold is much greater in my opinion and it just takes different avenues for each of us to get there…some journeys are very hard and some not so hard…but the end result should be cherishing that “happiness” when it comes our way…plain and simple.

09-10-13-My Morning Thoughts: Education?

09-10-13-My Morning Thoughts: Education? I know we’ve talked about this before but man the education thing is not getting any better anytime soon! I just read the statistics regarding graduates from high school and it’s not appealing! Basically when you break it down there’s only about 30% that are actually prepared for college. What’s the deal here? There has to be a reason for stagnant and declining education right? Definitely something’s wrong? Is there someone to blame? Are we all to blame for letting it get to this point? Are we still passing students to make quotas?...all I know is that in my little world, I remember my wife and I (mostly my wife because she so much smarter) spending time with our children going over homework and answering their questions to the best of our abilities for hours if need be…there wasn’t any…you can do your homework latter, or after, or when you want to…it was do your homework first and then you could have some time for other activities! Don’t finish your homework…no other activities! This is a no brainer to me…if the children don’t learn the basics early the problem just keeps compounding itself exponentially…and then what, everything is put on the school system and teachers to try and deal with it! Aint going happen, at that point it’s too far gone to catch up in most cases. It starts at home! There I said it…It starts at home…it is only for the good of all to take the time needed to get the children started in the right direction…the parents should know the status of their children before any parent teacher meeting! If I had to find out at a parent teacher meeting that my child is failing the basics then I wasn’t involved enough…and I know everybody works and everybody’s tired and everybody doesn’t have enough time…BUT NOT ENOUGH TIME FOR THEIR CHILDREN…bardwage!...plain and simple.

09-05-13-My Morning Thoughts: “YOU”

09-05-13-My Morning Thoughts: “YOU” There is always somebody better than you…faster, smarter, prettier, taller, richer, funnier, and well…just better…but I tell you what, there is no body and I mean no body, just like you because you are unique and one of a kind…don’t forget that…we all have something to offer…have a great day all…plain and simple.

09-04-13-My Morning Thoughts: “Crying”

09-04-13-My Morning Thoughts: “Crying” I am not afraid to cry…sometimes it’s just necessary…or it seems to be. Depending on what the crying is all about it even feels good after…why is that? Am I weird? Should I not admit this to the world? Does it make me less of a man? It’s not like I cry everyday or anything…just…maybe…every other day…lol…emotions are usually better let out than kept in, from my experiences anyway…and it makes for some great songs…remember one of the best songs of all time by Roy Orbison…”Crying”…plain and simple.

09-03-13-My Morning Thoughts: “My Favorites I Never Met”

09-03-13-My Morning Thoughts: “My Favorites I Never Met” Favorite people I always wanted to meet…John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Paul Newman and so many more,…hey you know what, I’ll meet em later…another time another place…just not today I hope…you know what’s funny though, I have met some of the people I never thought I would meet and very few lived up to the expectations for some reason…that’s probably my doing for setting the standards so high…anyone ever want to meet somebody?...plain and simple.

09-02-13-My Morning Thoughts: “Dreams”

09-02-13-My Morning Thoughts: “Dreams” I use to have these reoccurring dreams, some were bad and some were pretty cool. My favorite was, when I owned the Richfield Coliseum and I booked Paul McCartney & the Wings to perform. Anyway, I stop by Paul’s room to make sure everything’s cool and he invites me in…and who is sitting in the room you might ask…well, John, George and Ringo! As my jaw hits the floor Paul says to me…hey Larry you don’t mind if the boys jam a little tonight do ya?...wait it gets better…so next thing I know the Beatles are on stage jamming their reunion tour and Paul says to the crowd…hey you mind if we bring out our friend Larry to play on this next one…now I’m over heaven freaking out!!! So I strap on a guitar, we start playing “Ticket to Ride”, which I got to start and it’s just total ecstasy!...the song stops the applause hits and damn I wake up! Every time I would wake up by the applause…but I don’t care cause it was the coolest dream ever…I always thought since I had that dream so many times it just might come true someday…either way, it was one of my greatest dreams…never hurts to dream my friends…plain and simple.

08-30-13-My Morning Thoughts: “E-MAIL WARS”

08-30-13-My Morning Thoughts: “E-MAIL WARS” Did ya ever think you would be involved with something called an e-mail war? Well maybe you haven’t but they can get pretty dicey at times if you’re ever in one. They normally start out kind-a easy and low keyed and then BAM! They drop a line right in your face…I always wonder, if it was back in the day, and they were really standing in front of my face if they would have said it a little different…you know, they know that I can’t smack em a-top-side-there-head through the internet…plain and simple.

08-29-13-My Morning Thoughts:

08-29-13-My Morning Thoughts: You know, I should be really messed up…some of my childhood idols…OJ Simpson (prison), Pete Rose (banned), Jimi Hendrix (OD) and so many more I could list…thank God I idolized their talents a tad more than their extracurricular activities…plain and simple.

08-28-13-My Morning Thoughts: “LIFE”

08-28-13-My Morning Thoughts: “LIFE” Who out there has lived the life they expected since childhood? Anyone? You know all the dreams came to fruition, the house you always wanted to live in and you live there, the perfect mate to share it with…most would probably say no to similar questions…I would think…but I say, just having the family and friends that have been in my life means more than any early expectations I might have had! Sometime I just have to slow down a bit and take a second to appreciate what I had and what I have and what will always mean the most…the family and friends that have always been there…enjoying those moments whenever possible gets me through any type of day I’m having…thanks folks…plain and simple.

08-27-13-My Morning Thoughts:

08-27-13-My Morning Thoughts: I can’t recall and yes I’ve tried this fine morning…the name of that late show that was on channel 61 (I think) back in the day. Crazy host, stupid skits, bad movies…that I watched anyway…too early for me or something today and brain is slower than normal…plain and simple.