In 2021 Memorial Day in the United States of America is a good time for a pause. We can reflect on the sacrifices made by the men, women, BIPOC, API, and canines that have served in our military for various wars, conflicts, political commitments and corporately encouraged wars. We must also reflect on what happened 100 years ago in Tulsa, OK when BIPOC WWI veterans took a to stand defend an accused black gentleman to allow him to have his […]
What do you say to yourself each morning? Dear Evan Hansen today is going to be a good day? @iamicaniwillido? Give yourself room to bloom? Our Father Who Art in Heaven? I welcome any tools that come to me to add to my toolbelt? – Dear Evan Hansen, Christine D’Ercole, The Heart Revival, Luke 11:2, Me On this 19th Day of April 2021, I realize my journal check-ins have been irregular and very disjointed. I’ve been processing several different things […]
I know, I know, I know . . .a music video from the Squirrel Nut Zippers during this dark time is pretty dark, so let’s go back to when I went to see Squirrel Nut Zipper’s and realized it was before I met my concert-wife. I guess with all the news around Covid-19 forcing the United States of America to alter their Thanksgiving plans, it’s nice to look back on those moments when travel and concerts and in person gatherings […]
As of this weekend I’ve now been able to SUP in the Allegheny for five consecutive months. I’ve pretty much decided that the only soccer I’ll be doing in 2020 is outdoor with my electronic whistle due to Covid-19. Why would I want to blow a whistle in the middle of a global pandemic? After talking futsal this past weekend, I’m not really sure that I need to a winter of indoor soccer. Right before we went into lockdown and […]
As I’ve been driving around Butler, Armstrong and Clarion and keep seeing these Trump/Pence signs that say God, Guns and Country. Everytime I see that sign I keep hearing a certain song in my head. . . It’s amazing how David J. Matthews predicted the world of Donald J. Trump.
If you don’t put the plug in all the way . . . Or if people drive their wake boat less than 60ft from shore on a residential stretch. . Let’s just say sometimes you can run into un-planned items and have to roll with them. Otherwise you’d just be digging a ditch.
If the COVID-19 Pandemic were not enough the Gulf of Mexico has not one but two hurricanes/tropical storms making land fall in the same week. While I’ve already made up my electorate mind, I’m still watching Trumpalooza for the same reason some people watch NASCAR. Luckily DMB Drive In gave me a nice distraction from the Pence/Trump Hatch Abuse of Ft. McHenry. I realize that November allows for multiple battles, so those of us that our gamblers will be sure […]
Before you go off the deep end with what the Minneapolis City Council is doing, understand that everybody is doing what they lawfully can do. If you’ve never been to Camden, it was a very interesting city back in the 2008 window. Whitney and I were basically whisked between parking and the concert venue and you could tell something was just broken. In retrospect, it sounds like Camden really tried to do a better job for their community. Here’s an […]
Times are dark, yet there is space for hope. We are vulnerable but we still need to spread love and practice gratitude. Times will get better so lets do a little song and dance for hope and physical togetherness.
The human is writing this one, since tonight on our neighborhood dog walk, there was a little sidewalk chart spelling session. The joy of growing up in a world where school is closed, likely for the rest of the year, means the sidewalks have become the new message boards. What was written on the sidewalk in bright pink chalk? HOPE! Why is this important? Watching TV right now with the crazy ticker or reading the newspapers on your iPad or […]
If you ask the Leslie for a review of all the music from her recent retreat, this is probably the simplest way to grasp the depth of the music. https://www.npr.org/2018/03/28/597249653/im-with-her-tiny-desk-concert https://www.npr.org/sections/world-cafe/2018/08/22/640623826/rayland-baxter-on-world-cafe https://www.npr.org/2011/08/01/137183853/newport-folk-2011-amos-lee-live-in-concert It’s been fun listening to her tell everybody how much she loved I’m With Her, but never sure that was their name.