Wednesday, October 26, 2022

We Are Not The Same

I paid the price you couldn't
I accepted the truths that you wouldn't
Look at you and look at me
We are not the same

I talk the talk and walk the walk
I am everything you wish you were
You burn with envy
And I fan the flames
We are not the same

When you see me
You see everything you're not
And never were
I do the things you can't
And never could
We are not the same

I am everything I want to be
And when you look in the mirror
You see that you're not
Look at you and look at me
We are not the same

Saturday, October 8, 2022

How To Beat The System

If you can't explain something in a few words, then you probably don't understand it that well.  Here are a few words on how to beat the system:

Do only things you love doing
And don't stop
Don't even slow down
Or you will be reduced
To a cog
In a dysfunctional machine
Which doesn't care about you
And when you die
Will replace you
As though you never existed
Your only hope is to find
What you love 
And keep doing it
That's the only way
To beat the system
That's the only way
To elevate yourself
Above being a cog
In a dysfunctional machine
Find what you love
And keep doing it


Saturday, August 13, 2022

Elvisito

 

My dog’s life philosophy is, “It’s play time, all the time.  24/7.   Until you drop."  It's an admirable way of being.

Friday, August 5, 2022

Talent Show

It took about five years of daily practice for me to even start to like how I sounded on the guitar.  Here’s to perseverance and many more years of daily practice.



Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Never Grow Up. Never Get Old.

I first caught the surfing bug when I was a little kid, but I didn't really start surfing until I was 36.  My goal is to keep surfing until I am 100, maybe longer.


Sunday, July 17, 2022

The Speed of Progress

Racism's greatest trick
Is convincing you it doesn't exist

Only the dumbest racists
Admit being racist
But it's the smart ones
You've got to watch out for

They're in Congress
And in City Hall
And in corporate suites
And in uniform

They may not be the majority
But there are still enough of them
To manipulate the law
And the media
And inspire fear
And anger and spite

And they're not all white
That's the strange part

You would think people
Would know better
Given the history
But time goes on
And we learn nothing

Maybe progress is inevitable
But it sure is slow
And sometimes it goes backwards

Monday, June 27, 2022

Clowns in Robes

A clown in a robe
Is still a clown
'Tis not his clothing 
That makes him a clown
But his actions
A clown is defined
By his decision making
The Supreme Court
Is Supreme
Only in its foolery
A Supreme Clown Show
For the ages
With the jesters
Sitting on the bench