I attended the Reno Rodeo last week and, first off, let me just say, this was not my first rodeo … Badaboom. The Reno Rodeo is a big deal. Apparently, one of the largest pro rodeo events in the country and, on the day that I attended, at the kind behest of a friend, I … More Was Jesus just alright at the Reno Rodeo?
Right, the 2nd impeachment proceeding was just another “witch hunt.” Just a quick look back. The president was not exonerated in the first “witch hunt” – the Mueller investigation. Don’t let Trump distract you otherwise. Moving ahead to the latest Senate impeachment vote. Senators narrowly focused on the issue of whether or not it is … More Exonerated again?
The continuing rage of wildfires in California where roughly 58% of forest lands are federally managed/owned, and the scourge of myopic posts that don’t recognize the incredibly complicated factors contributing to these horrific events, lit a fire under my ass and prompted this post. As I think some of you understand, the literature and research … More Wildfires
A really informative, in -depth, and thoughtful interview with Flint Michigan Police Officer Scott Watson. A number of my friends have posted articles or interviews with different Black law enforcement officials (e.g., former Sheriff Clark), Black retired football players (e.g., Herschel Walker), and others, in attempts, I think, to discredit BLM efforts and/or to suggest … More It’s not black and white: Dealin’ with the messiness
So, ok, today I was with a group of friends in Reno and some of them maintain that George Soros is funding and/or supporting the riots in Portland. Well, of course, there is no tangible evidence of that, as there was no evidence of Soros’s role in the immediate protests after the death of George … More Oh those conspiracy theories
The last 48 hours I have come across a number of recordings and videos on YouTube of Grateful Dead songs being performed by incredibly diverse people, from the Austin (TX) Ukelele Society and the Earl Grey School Choir offering beautiful renditions of “Ripple”, to Norah Jones giving a gorgeous version of “They Love Each Other” … More Let there be songs …
Over the past couple of weeks, a couple of friends of mine who remain quite skeptical of climate science and human’s role in exacerbating climate change, have been posting stories that indicate the bushfire crisis in Australia primarily stems from arson and poor forest management, not global warming. Let’s let that sit and burn for … More Wasting my time on climate change
“Although both the United States and Iran now appear to be backing away from a larger military confrontation, the new intelligence suggests that the loss of life from the downing of the plane was a direct result of those heightened tensions between the countries.” New York Times, January 9, 2020 I been thinking, I know … More What would you do?
I play drums and I play them badly. Yep, there are no ifs, ands or buts about it, I just plain suck. Not all the time, mind you, just some of the time. Despite the fact that it takes all I’ve got just to stay on the beat, there are moments when I don’t stay … More On being a bad drummer
Full disclosure, like it’s needed. I am a Deadhead. Been one since 1971. It all began that fateful (grateful?) evening in COMO when a friend gave me a drink, took me down the basement stairs, strapped headphones on my ears, and turned on the reel to reel. Live Dead. Yep, that’s when it all began … More Musings about Dead & Co