The Second Half
- February 22
- I qualify for AARP....now what?
Putting this here for the OS editor.
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Short and Sweet
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- Words of my Mother Part 14:
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- Words of My Mother: Part 13
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- The Beatles
it's over for you
it's over for me
It's a victory
for the heart
the music starts
don't kill the machine.
Take one 100 degree hot summer day, friendly musicians, beverages to share, munchies to nosh and what… Read full post »
My two small joys are pictured below engaged in one of our annual traditions: picking blueberries at a local farm. The first time we went my #1 grandson was 4 years old. He couldn't shove the organic sun-warmed, bush-ripened, sweet berries into his mouth fast enough! Now, at the ripe old a… Read full post »
School supplies-check. School clothes-check. Monster school bus ? Wait-what? I saw an article in my local newspaper that this was coming to my hometown and I knew I had to take my 6 year old grandson on it. Making a date with a six year old over the… Read full post »
With love to David.
Revised & updated from last year.
I love David Crosby. There. I’ve said it. Unequivocally, without reservations, no holds barred, despite the drug addiction, the alcohol dependency, the weapons charges, the drunk driving charges, the jail time… Read full post »
I'm a little late to the party, but here is my response to Fernsy's Open Call- my first evah blog post.
I love my son. He's smart, articulate, funny, graduated from a good college, and is gainfully employed. But if I ran into him on a… Read full post »
Today my husband and I celebrate our 34th anniversary. In looking back over the years there are so many moments that have defined our marriage, enhanced it, or were just plain fun. So, John, this one is for you. Happy anniversary. I love you.
1978 We married.… Read full post »
I think Martin Scorsese is one of our greatest rock documentarians. The Last Waltz filmed The Band at their last concert, Shine a Light followed The Rolling Stones, No Direction Home profiled Bob Dylan, and now I am eagerly anticipating the upcoming documentary called/… Read full post »
July 12, 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of The Rolling Stones first ever live performance. I am reposting this Mick Jagger tribute I wrote last year. Many of the video links had been discontinued, so I redid them all. Hope you find some time in your day for a little bit… Read full post »
Alysa put out the Open Call for new favorites. Here are a few of mine.
My very first laptop after decades of using desk top computers. I love the freedom of moving around now that I have gone wireless.
When my friends and I are trying to schedule a time… Read full post »
Yet another musician joins the infamous Club 27: dead at the tender age of 27. So many talented performers leaving the earth at that same age. Be it drug overdoses or suicides, it is strange that this is the checkout age for so many. I wanted to remember a few. Rest… Read full post »
Do you remember Chad Allan & The Expressions? Probably not. But in a hype to build interest and curiosity with the 1965 single hit of Shakin' All Over, Quality Records attributed the track to Guess Who? Disc jockeys attached the song to The Guess Who? ( the question mark w… Read full post »
Friends + books + tea in a garden= A perfect Sunday afternoon
A book group can be many things: an exercise in literacy, a development of friendships, a sharing of ideas, and a conversation about plot, character development, and background. The fifteen years I've shared with my book grou… Read full post »
Broadway musical singer.
It's difficult to think of someone more versatile than Linda Ronstadt, once dubbed "Rock's Venus", " First Lady of Rock", and at one t… Read full post »
You don't always need to make it to number one on the hit charts to leave a lasting legacy of music. The Grass Roots had their heyday from 1966-1975, never reaching #1, but leaving some lasting songs that have continued to have their place in my life even today. They are… Read full post »
Legacy: noun. something that is handed down or remains from a previous generation or time
In my family I have become the keeper of the history. Family photographs, albums, journals, scrapbooks. I love them all. My father's family members were all fantastic documentarians. Thanks to the meticulous lab… Read full post »
ebony slicked beans
milky veiled whisper
*photo images from bing.com
I can not take any credit for the following list. While on Stumbleupon.com this morning, I came across it and since I've seen several posts this last week about what to do when you feel you have nothing to say, I thought it might be helpful. I'm copying it for myself. Some good… Read full post »
The super cat!
Able to leap states in a single bound!
I was driving to visit my mother in the Alzheimer's care facility where she lives in central California. I'm cruising along, listening to a Wilco CD when I coast to the stoplight and what do I… Read full post »
Born on the fourth of July: our nation and a few favorite musicians.
John Waite, born July 4, 1952, first hit the music scene as part of the British band The Babys. Their first hit in 1977, Isn't it Time, quickly charted.
Isn't It Time