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United States Air Force Flag

September 19, 2020 Leave a comment

September 18, 1947 — The USAF was established as a separate branch of the U.S. Armed Forces on 18 September 1947 with the passing of the National Security Act of 1947.

Categories: Shaving the Yak

Book Review: White Noise

September 18, 2020 Leave a comment
 
I tried, but I just couldn’t finish this.  I got a hundred pages in, but I guess I missed the “brilliant satire of mass culture and the numbing effects of technology.” Maybe the Hitler Studies professor was funnier in the last millennium.  (Unrated)
 

Categories: What I've Read

Rare Hank Williams Video 1952 – Cold Cold Heart

September 17, 2020 Leave a comment

I tried so hard my dear to show that you’re my every dream.
Yet you’re afraid each thing I do is just some evil scheme
A memory from your lonesome past keeps us so far apart
Why can’t I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold cold heart

Another love before my time made your heart sad and blue
And so my heart is paying now for things I didn’t do
In anger unkind words are said that make the teardrops start
Why can’t I free your doubtful mind, and melt your cold cold heart

You’ll never know how much it hurts to see you sit and cry
You know you need and want my love yet you’re afraid to try
Why do you run and hide from life, to try it just ain’t smart
Why can’t I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold cold heart

There was a time when I believed that you belonged to me
But now I know your heart is shackled to a memory
The more I learn to care for you, the more we drift apart
Why can’t I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold cold heart

Categories: Verse & Lyrics

Clear and Present Dangers……Mary Stewart

September 17, 2020 Leave a comment

“The place for truth is not in the facts of a novel; it is in the feelings.”

― Mary Stewart

The Hollies – Bus Stop (1966 Live)

September 16, 2020 Leave a comment

Bus stop, wet day, she’s there, I say
“Please share my umbrella”
Bus stop, bus goes, she stays, love grows
Under my umbrella

All that summer, we enjoyed it
Wind and rain and shine
That umbrella, we employed it
By August, she was mine

Every morning, I would see her waiting at the stop
Sometimes she’d shop, and she would show me what she bought
All the people stared as if we were both quite insane
Someday my name and hers are going to be the same

That’s the way the whole thing started
Silly but it’s true
Thinkin’ of a sweet romance
Beginning in a queue

Came the sun, the ice was melting
No more sheltering now
Nice to think that that umbrella
Led me to a vow

Every morning, I would see her waiting at the stop
Sometimes she’d shop, and she would show me what she bought
All the people stared as if we were both quite insane
Someday my name and hers are going to be the same

Bus stop, wet day, she’s there, I say
“Please share my umbrella”
Bus stop, bus goes, she stays, love grows
Under my umbrella

All that summer, we enjoyed it
Wind and rain and shine
That umbrella, we employed it
By August, she was mine

Categories: Verse & Lyrics

Clear and Present Dangers……Laurence J. Peter

September 16, 2020 Leave a comment

“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.”

― Laurence J. Peter

Cannonball Adderley – A Night In Tunisia

September 15, 2020 Leave a comment
Categories: Verse & Lyrics

Clear and Present Dangers……Agatha Christie

September 15, 2020 Leave a comment

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

― Agatha Christie

Los Lobos – La Bamba – 11/26/1989 – Watsonville High School Football Field (Official)

September 14, 2020 Leave a comment

Para bailar La Bamba
Para bailar La Bamba
Se necesita una poca de gracia
Una poca de gracia
Pa’ mí, pa’ ti, ay arriba, ay arriba
Y arriba, y arriba
Por ti seré, por ti seré, por ti seré

Yo no soy marinero
Yo no soy marinero, soy capitán
Soy capitán, soy capitán
Bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba, bam

Para bailar La Bamba
Para bailar La Bamba
Se necesita una poca de gracia
Una poca de gracia
Pa’ mí, pa’ ti, ay arriba, ay arriba

Para bailar La Bamba
Para bailar La Bamba
Se necesita una poca de gracia
Una poca de gracia
Pa’ mí, pa’ ti, ay arriba, ay arriba
Y arriba, y arriba
Por ti seré, por ti seré, por ti seré

Bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba

Categories: Verse & Lyrics

Clear and Present Dangers……Allan Bloom

September 14, 2020 Leave a comment

“The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency — the belief that the here and now is all there is.”

― Allan Bloom

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