Have you ever come across a previously unheard version of a song that instantly brings a smile to your face and lifts your spirits? I had just such an experience last night while grading papers. I was listening to some music on my YouTube Music app when Frank Sinatra’s version of Paul Simon’s “Mrs. Robinson” popped up:
Bob Dylan wrote the song “My Back Pages” in the mid-1960s. His critique of the self-righteousness of know-it-all protesters resonates today. A couple of stanzas are especially apt:
Half-wracked prejudice leaped forth
“Rip down all hate,” I screamed
Lies that life is black and white
Spoke from my skull, I dreamed
Romantic facts of musketeers
Foundationed deep, somehow
Ah, but I was so much older then
I’m younger than that now.... [Read More]
This illiterate counter to Trump’s Make America Great Again slogan is Joe Biden’s creation, or so I thought. Imagine my surprise when it appeared in the background when BoJo addressed the recent (virtual) Conservative Party Conference.
Curious John is an old friend I talked to him on the phone today. He lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Here is an article of his over at Ricochet.com.
New evidence presented in the shooting of Jacob Blake by a Kenosha Police officer suggests that not only was that shooting totally lawful and justified, but it may also have saved several lives. Blake was armed with a knife, lunging for what officers reasonably believed was another weapon, and potentially attempting to steal his ex-girlfriend’s car and abduct their children.... [Read More]
Over the last weekend I rented a van at Toyota Rentacar. I had to move chairs, tables, a desk, and various things. The crew was two ex high school principals, two retired company presidents, and a loose nut behind a wheel. The loose nut was tall and had round eyes. I forgot to mention “my boss”.
It took me time to figure out which vehicle to rent. I needed one that had a cargo bay that was about 7 feet long. I could have gone for a two ton open truck but decided a long van would be safer. I wouldn’t have to worry about rain or things falling out. This is the type I got.... [Read More]
Have you ever struck up a conversation while you have been in line at the supermarket? I have many times. (It helps having run a cash register and knowing the time limitations.)
Today I was at Costco and there were two lines. The Japanese lady in front of me had a big bag of death AKA Snack Size Snickers. She switch to another line because it looked quicker. But when it looked like my line was going to be faster I motioned to her to go ahead of me.... [Read More]
It was another hot day. I was trying to tell myself that excuse is enough for me not to exercise. But unfortunately or fortunately I can recognize lame excuses so I went for a hill climb.
It is interesting how I start out with the goal of going to the top but mid walk I think it is hot or this is not the day. Last week I used the real excuse that my legs were tired but that excuse was past its expiration date. I decided to go to the top.... [Read More]
DONALD TRUMP: I’ve been told by my many sources, good sources – they’re very good sources – that the chicken crossed the road. All the Fake News wants to do is write nasty things about the road, but it’s a really good road. It’s a beautiful road. Everyone knows how beautiful it is.