Dreaming

Don’t Wait Too Long

Dreams Back in 2,000 I wrote a song titled “Don’t wait too long to make your dreams come true.” One verse said, “Tell your Mama and your Papa that you love them every day. Cause it won’t be too long ’til your Mama and your Papa’s gone away.” Greg Brayton and I recorded that song,…

Fellow Veterans

Saturday I had a marvelous adventure. I love adventures. I went to the North Carolina State football game. NC played Syracuse and won. That’s four games in a row. Amazing!  Even more amazing was that I was one of 17 Purple Heart recipients who were honored guests getting the VIP treatment that day. First, we…

Interstate Highways

Interstate Highways

We live about where Interstate 40 joins Interstate 85 and they move along together for a bit.  It just messes with my head to think that Jean and I could get into our car and go just about anywhere in our 48 States without getting off the Interstates.  There are a lot of times that…

Seeking Synergism

Did you ever dip into the meaning of the word “Synergism” synergism (noun) the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects.  Ever so often when I encounter that word I have a flood of good memories gushing…

Puerto Rico Flags

San Juan, Puerto Rico – November 30, 2011

San Juan, Puerto Rico: November 30, 2011 We’d experienced a memorable cruise of the Caribbean and we were spending a few days in San Juan.  We toured some and on our last night there we attended a concert by the famous flamenco guitarist Juan Carlos Garcia.  For many years he had played on cruise ships…

Greg Brayton

Remembering Greg

When I perform monthly at our local Senior Day Care Center I share the songs I’ve written that Greg Brayton and I recorded from 1997- 2001. There were 57 songs in all and it was one of the happiest, most creative experiences of my lifetime. I would take my sows ear set of lyrics and…

Hurricanes

Storms and Sentiments

Sitting here in our peaceful home located in Hillsborough, North Carolina half way between the Blue Ridge mountains and the Atlantic Ocean watching weather reports recently as I have gone through varying degrees of interest.  Although I possess some love and concern for all Americans I am especially concerned with the safety and good health…

Don't Forget

Today

There are a lot of wonderful quotes around expressing the idea that all we have is today. That is becoming more and more important to me with each passing moment as I race forward into my third childhood.  It seems that recently not a day passes without my reflecting on that question coming up again,…

Reporter

Horse Manure and Journalism

I just made up a new game that I play when I listen to political newscasts. I try hard to play it silently. Whenever a reporter cites an unidentified high level source from anywhere, I say to myself, (Horse Manure!) and I smile. What they are saying is, “I can’t verify this folks, but isn’t…

Love Candles

Love Sweet Love

Once again there seems to be a whole lot of anger and hatred traveling around this nation of ours. What is that old slogan, “Divide and conquer?” Yes that’s it. Well, it appears to me that we are a nation becoming more and more divided, not just politically in Washington where so many of our…