For Leon…

Leon Russel’s “Tight Rope” has been playing over and over in my head for a least a week and I finally realized why this morning: the died on November 13 and the song was no doubt planted in my subconscious by my habit of falling asleep with my TV tuned to CNN. Truthfully, I’d be…

A Garden Still To Attend…

I was going to post the video below yesterday, but the news of Leonard Nimoy’s death kinda spoiled the mood. But today is a new day, and I’m reminded that this blog is the part of my garden that helps keep me sane. And to it, I must attend…

Je suis Charlie…

I hold some very strong beliefs my friends, and the number of times I take offense at something in a day can really add up. The thing is though, I’ve never harmed anyone because they offended me, and I’d certainly never kill anyone over it.

Too bad everyone doesn’t feel that way…

Goodbye and Hello…

Good grief my friends. On the heels of the death of Robin Williams, and on what would have been my Dad’s 106th birthday, I found out that Lauren Bacall died yesterday. I was actually beginning to wonder if there was any good news in the world at all! Fortunately, Rachel Maddow ended last night’s show with a reminder that there was…

Robin Williams…

Having suffered from both depression and addiction issues for many years myself, I’ve been having a very hard time trying to think objectively about the death of this wonderful man. In the end I’ve decided that I just can’t. So I’ve decided instead to just say what I’ve seen in him since I first saw him on Happy Days, before Mork & Mindy, back in the 70s. It was in his eyes…