Take Me To The River

I’ve mentioned before that for the past twenty years, I’ve been in an investment club with five other couples.  We’ve all been friends since we met in college.  It’s a low stakes affair and after twenty years of modestly investing, we all have enough money invested to maybe buy half of a car each(not a […]

Bang Bang Shoot Shoot

The gun debate, like so many culture issues we currently face, seems like it’s just completely played out.  We’ve had this same conversation so many times.  Every time there’s another massacre, we have this same damn conversation.  Guns don’t kill, people do.  Don’t politicise a tragedy. On and on and freaking on.  It never ends. […]

Now Be Thankful

When the stone is grown too cold to kneel In crystal waters I’ll be bound Cold as stone, weary to the sounds upon the wheel Now be thankful for good things below Now be thankful to your maker For the rose, the red rose blooms for all to know So sang Dave Swarbrick and the […]


It’s been a while since I’ve written anything that’s not about politics or music so I thought I’d do a little Andy Rooney style post about an insignificant thing that really grinds my gears. Am I the only person that’s thoroughly disgusted by “competitive eating”? It can’t just be me, can it? Everything about this […]

You Run Like a River

We turn away to face the cold, enduring chill As the day begs the night for mercy love The sun so bright it leaves no shadows Only scars carved into stone On the face of earth The moon is up and over One Tree Hill We see the sun go down in your eyes You […]


Just one more mornin’ I had to wake up with the blues Pulled myself outta bed, yeah Put on my walkin’ shoes, Went up on the mountain, To see what I could see, The whole world was fallin’, right down in front of me. So, Drumpf is set to announce that DACA is dead, with […]

I Got a Line on You

There’s a guy that works in my office. He’s in his 60’s. I’ve known him for many years. He’s a good guy. Retired from the military. His politics are very conservative.  He got into a little trouble this past week. We are a small company and are very informal. We joke around sometimes and his […]