On Writing: Tony Kushner

February 4, 2019 Leave a comment

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Clear and Present Dangers……Gregory McDonald

February 15, 2019 Leave a comment

“Writing is not a profession, occupation or job; it is not a way of life: it is a comprehensive response to life.”

― Gregory McDonald

Book Review: An American Saga – Juan Trippe and His Pan Am Empire

February 15, 2019 Leave a comment

This biography was such a long read, it felt like passage on the Pan Am China Clipper. But the story of Juan Trippe was worth the ride. Here is a man whose career in aviation spanned the years between the World War I rag wing Curtiss JN-4 “Jenny” to being instrumental in the development of the Boeing 747 as the launch customer. An American Saga is a fascinating read on the commercialization of airplanes, so often overshadowed by war stories. (4 of 5 Stars)
Categories: What I've Read

Heart ~ Live ~ Dreamboat Annie ~ 1976

February 14, 2019 Leave a comment

Heading out this morning into the sun
Riding on the diamond waves, little darlin’ one

Warm wind caress her
Her lover it seems
Oh, Annie
Dreamboat Annie my little ship of dreams

Going down the city sidewalk alone in the crowd
No one knows the lonely one whose head’s in the clouds

Sad faces painted over with those magazine smiles
Heading out to somewhere won’t be back for a while

Categories: Verse & Lyrics

Clear and Present Dangers……Frederick Douglass

February 14, 2019 Leave a comment

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”

― Frederick Douglass

Peter Gabriel – Solsbury Hill (Secret World Tour 1994)

February 13, 2019 Leave a comment

Climbing up on Solsbury Hill
I could see the city light
Wind was blowing, time stood still
Eagle flew out of the night
He was something to observe
Came in close, I heard a voice
Standing stretching every nerve
Had to listen had no choice
I did not believe the information
(I) just had to trust imagination
My heart going boom boom boom
“Son,” he said “Grab your things,
I’ve come to take you home.”

To keep in silence I resigned
My friends would think I was a nut
Turning water into wine
Open doors would soon be shut
So I went from day to day
Tho’ my life was in a rut
“Till I thought of what I’d say
Which connection I should cut
I was feeling part of the scenery
I walked right out of the machinery
My heart going boom boom boom
“Hey” he said “Grab your things
I’ve come to take you home.”
(Back home.)

When illusion spin her net
I’m never where I want to be
And liberty she pirouette
When I think that I am free
Watched by empty silhouettes
Who close their eyes but still can see
No one taught them etiquette
I will show another me
Today I don’t need a replacement
I’ll tell them what the smile on my face meant
My heart going boom boom boom
“Hey” I said “You can keep my things,
they’ve come to take me home.”

Categories: Verse & Lyrics

Clear and Present Dangers……Sidney Sheldon

February 13, 2019 Leave a comment

“When you write a movie, you have a hundred collaborators. But when you write a novel, it’s yours.”

― Sidney Sheldon

“Takin’ It To The Streets” – The Doobie Brothers 1982

February 12, 2019 Leave a comment

You don’t know me but I’m your brother
I was raised here in this living hell
You don’t know my kind in your world
Fairly soon the time will tell
You, telling me the things you’re gonna do for me
I ain’t blind and I don’t like what I think I see
Takin’ it to the streets
Takin’ it to the streets
Takin’ it to the streets
Takin’ it to the streets

Take this message to my brother
You will find him everywhere
Wherever people live together
Tied in poverty’s despair
You, telling me the things you’re gonna do for me
I ain’t blind and I don’t like what I think I see

Takin’ it to the streets
Takin’ it to the streets
Takin’ it to the streets
Takin’ it to the streets

Categories: Verse & Lyrics
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