Retired hippie blogger, Bay Area sports enthusiast, Pisces, music lover, songwriter...
The Sky IS Falling
I find it hard to believe how many people, especially rich and privileged people can blithely ignore this basic fact. This is mostly in the name of corporate profits, which is always going to be an ongoing issue. But this is a survival issue that involves all of us, rich or poor.
The Impact Of The Beatles On American Culture
There is no underestimating the seismic change in the cultural values of the young baby boomer set in America, no better way of understanding the sea change that occurred in American youth in the early and mid-1960s than by examining the impact on American music due to the advent of the Beatles, the most influential rock band of all time.
The Beatles Vs The Rolling Stones
The Beatles were the spearhead of the British Invasion and paved the way for the music of all the other English bands to follow. Their top rivals were the Rolling Stones. The Beatles, as we all know, were the loveable shaggy mop tops who captured America’s heart in the mid-1960s and beyond with their clean-cut, bouncy, irresistible pop rhythm songs.
Choice Points In Life
I recently touched on the topic of Choice Points/Life’s Signal Markers. The truth is simple, life is a series of choices. Which choice we make and when we make it influences not only the direct result of that particular choice but also all the subsequent choices we make. Significant choices at key points of our life and when we make them are crucial.
Choice Points in Life
Now that I am retired I can look back on my life with the perspective I never could when I was caught up in the mix, the hustle and bustle of the work world, the joys and difficulties of child-raising. The constant struggle to improve myself and my life situation, and the never-ending battle for sheer survival have mostly sorted themselves out now.
Approximately 20 years ago, I was personally touched by the urban blight of fire, when it destroyed my apartment and killed my girlfriend while I was away at work. I did not even know about the disaster until I came home from work and saw those ominous yellow plastic police tapes DO NOT CROSS warning signs around my apartment complex.
Memorial Day Weekend
This is Memorial Day weekend. For most people, it is a great time to celebrate. It’s a 3 day weekend since Memorial Day is always observed on the last Monday of May and is a designated federal holiday. Almost every business outside the service industry is closed, so there is ample time to celebrate.