Melissa – Allman Brothers

I always thought that the Allman bros song Melissa should have had a version of the song from her perspective. The song is about his sentimental infatuation and memory of his relationship with her – but in reality, she may not have the same feelings for him. While he’s been riding freight trains for decades, she moved on with her life, found a mentally and financially stable man, remarried, and her kids are about to graduate school.

A View of NYC from Meadowlands NJ – Under Pressure

“Watching some good friends
Screaming Let me out”

Heard those lines on the radio from superstars Queen and David Bowie as I snapped these photos of NYC skyline on Saturday. With so many of us (myself included) discussing the suicide epidemic that humanity around the world is battling, those words have stuck in my head, and I continue to send out prayers to the souls of those who were lost, and their loved ones.

“Can’t we give ourselves one more chance
Why can’t we give love that one more chance
Why can’t we give love give love give love give love
Give love give love give love give love give love
‘Cause love’s such an old fashioned word
And love dares you to care for
The people on the (people on streets) edge of the night
And loves (people on streets) dares you to change our way of
Caring about ourselves
This is our last dance
This is ourselves
Under pressure
Under pressure
Pressure”

A View of NYC from Meadowlands NJ

“Watching some good friends
Screaming Let me out”

Heard those lines on the radio from superstars Queen and David Bowie as I snapped these photos of NYC skyline on Saturday. With so many of us (myself included) discussing the suicide epidemic that humanity around the world is battling, those words have stuck in my head, and I continue to send out prayers to the souls of those who were lost, and their loved ones.

“Can’t we give ourselves one more chance
Why can’t we give love that one more chance
Why can’t we give love give love give love give love
Give love give love give love give love give love
‘Cause love’s such an old fashioned word
And love dares you to care for
The people on the (people on streets) edge of the night
And loves (people on streets) dares you to change our way of
Caring about ourselves
This is our last dance
This is ourselves
Under pressure
Under pressure
Pressure”

But kids need school to learn social skills

“But kids need school to learn social skills.”

That is the biggest argument I hear against home schooling.

But if schools are where kids learn social skills, and the overwhelming majority of adults were educated in public and private schools – then why is the social structure of society, broken?   If social skills are the biggest selling point for public and private schools; and I look around society and witness with my own eyes, the broken product that schools have created, it’s clear to me that school is worthless.

Laundromat

Usually I do laundry in the basement of my apartment building, and it’s just me and the insects and rodents. But today, I went to the shiny, sparkly clean new laundromat. As I was washing my socks and underwear, I realized something. This laundromat isn’t just a place to wash clothes.  It’s packed with single women!  It’s not loud, so I can (and did) strike up conversations. People just sitting around waiting, and they have nothing to do but chit chat.

I think I found a new Saturday night activity  🙂

Dweezil Zappa show at the Wellmont Theatre. Good times!

Friends and I, after the 3 1/2 hour Dweezil Zappa show at the Wellmont Theatre. Good times!!!

Here is an abbreviated set list. There were instrumentals that I didn’t catch the names of, so they are not written in this poorly spelled document.

Flakes
Baby snakes
Zombie woof
call any vegetable
50 50
Absolutely free
Dog breath
Cosmic debris
Sleeping in a jar
Sleep dirt
Black napkins
Dirty Love
Keel it greasy
Cheepnis
Trouble every day
Cleetus awrutis awrightus
Pound for a brown on the bus
The Meek shall inherit nuthin’
Muffin man