Hello, I hope y’all find peace up there, down there, out there, or wherever you might be now. Hopefully the worst is over. Some say that ghosts come from spirits who still have a score they want to settle. If you have the choice, I’d recommend not haunting anyone. It’s useless. I hope y’all take […]
Martin Rosenberg 2017-2018 World Traveling Adventure.
Katie offered to help him take his spare bags to the car when I stopped her. “He’s gonna have to learn how to do it.” They were headed to OAK airport and late. In two hours Marty was flying out of Oakland, down to LAX for a connecting flight to New Zealand tonight. From there, […]
Why Otis Redding is worth listening to, why I first started listening to him, and why I’ll never stop.
Once in awhile, with family friends or fellow patrons at the pub, I get asked, “What got you into music?” My first deep dive into music started after I quit basketball in High School. It accompanied my deep dive into faith. The band I started with was the one who kept being played every thirty […]
[Review] Netflix’s “Keith Richards: Under the Influence.” Things I Learned (or Forgot I Knew).
It was 12:30am on a weeknight. Tuesday or Wednesday last week. I was still wired from all the work still to do to move clients off our platform and onto other sites. ‘Too tired to think. ‘Too wired to sleep. So I started flippin’ through my Netflix list when I realized I still had the […]
World War II vets fly free to Washington DC to see their war memorials thanks to Honor Flight. My OldOld Man is going on one.
In a few days, the #OldOld Man will be flying with many of his fellow World War II vets to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials from their war. They will be helped on the flight, have full medical staff available at all times, be driven around, and get three squares and a cot. The […]
[Review] Amos Lee’s “Spirit” was more soul than I was expecting. That wasn’t a bad thing.
I wanted Amos Lee’s album Spirit to be a continuation of acoustic roots that could be traced back to his first album. His depth has only grown since Mission Bell. After the As the Crow Flies EP and Mountain of Sorrows, Rivers of Song, I was expecting coronation into acoustic roots musical legacy with Spirit. […]
Cole Porter. Primer page of facts.
“Good authors, too, who once knew better words now only use four-letter words writing prose.” Cole Porter cranked out a lot of content in his time. Hell, in any time I thought Søren Kierkegaard cranked out a lot of content without the use of a word processor of any kind in his short time. Cole […]
Historical precedence for House of Cards Season 4’s most shocking moments. At least, as many as I found during the initial bingewatch.
At this point, there are two types of people: Those who have seen House of Cards Season 4, and those who haven’t. For those who seen it, that leaves two choices: “Don’t spoil me. I’ll click the “+” in the upper right hand side of the page and read something at random.” : Okay. Happy […]
“And now you gotta get it back, and the way to get it back is to go back to the beginning.” [Eye of The Tiger Pt. 2]
Five-thirty on a Labor Day weekend Friday night. I’m sitting with the dogs outside the Otis Cafe in Otis, OR, while Bruer goes in and has dinner with his brother, brother’s wife, and newborn. Uncle Blaise surprise visit. I volunteered to stay with my dogs so they could eat and catch up. The dogs weren’t […]
Deconstructing the “Eye of The Tiger” Speech from Rocky III [Eye of The Tiger Pt. 1]
“And now you gotta get it back, and the way to get it back is to go back to the beginning.” – Apollo Creed [Carl Weathers]. Rocky III [Sylvester Stallone]. Preface: Background Behind Apollo Creed’s “Eye of the Tiger” speech Movie: Rocky III Year: 1982 Writer & Director: Sylvester Stallone Production Company: United Artists Characters […]