Education Minus the Arts–Part I

“Most musicians remain poor.  But the music that they make, even if it does not bring them millions, gives millions of people Happiness.”   Langston Hughes   Why the arts are being cut Music and the other fine arts are being cut from education.  Why?  Where arts still operate, it is often on shoestring budgets.  Last…

Funny Foods

Let’s face it.  Foods are just plain funny.  George Carlin started me thinking about funny foods in one of his sketches from “Live at Carnegie Hall.”  I’ll just say one of the foods he mentioned was kumquats and let it go at that. Watch a toddler stick his fist in his first birthday cake and…

Rage

Rage hits me rarely and when I least expect it.  I’m not talking about getting angry at the idiot driver who just cut you off.  I’m talking about the burn that blocks my senses and leaves me shaking. When that fire hits my gut, I call on Dr. Wayne Dyer’s common sense from his book,…

Dropping the Bomb, Part II

F Bomb Facts (from Wikipedia) How long have we humans been dropping the F-Bomb?  Depending upon which research you believe, it was acknowledged about 1475, if not sooner.  We began calling it the F-Bomb about 1988. One source says it stands for “Forbidden Use of Carnal Knowledge.”  Most of us consider it a curse word.…

Dropping the Bomb–Yeah, THAT bomb!

I was standing in the checkout line at a Christian bookstore a couple of Christmases ago. A young teenage boy shopping with an older woman stopped near me to look at some key chains.  His jacket opened when he reached for something on the rack.  The lady in line behind me and I saw his…

MY HAIRY BLOG

Is my blog title a misnomer?  You decide. We bloggers pretty much let our hair down in our blogs.  That’s what I’m doing, letting my hair down.  Only, which hair am I letting down?  My snarky hair?  Political?  Christ-following?  Patriotic?  Quirky?  A combination?  My hairy passionate blog?  A mish-mash blog? I guess I’ll call this…