Author Archives: Ray V.

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.

On Truth & Music

Music isn’t extra. Music isn’t additional. Music isn’t discretionary. Music isn’t an add on. Music isn’t disposable Music education is core. It’s fundamental It’s necessary. It’s an irreplacable component of a holistic and meaningful education. That’s what music is. Vaughan … Continue reading

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On Being Punctual

“Punctuality is the courtesy of kings,  the honor of a gentleman and the certain obligation of a man in business”                                         … Continue reading

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#TBT, Early Disaster Preparedness

Many of us grew up with these multi-use devices.  While their efficacy might be questioned today, we did enjoy the drills and took comfort in the promises that they would protect us. I’m not sure how well they would  hold … Continue reading

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Relationship Advice, Chapter 13

The next time your wife gets angry, drape a towel over her shoulders (like a cape) and exclaim, “Now You are Super Angry!” Maybe she will laugh Maybe you will get hurt. *** Follow this blog for more relationship advice … Continue reading

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On Inflation

“Inflation – that’s the price we pay for those government benefits everybody thought were free.” -Ronald Reagan, 40th President True then, true today, true tomorrow.  

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End Of October . . .

“Do not neglect your music, it will be a companion which will sweeten many hours of your life” -Thomas Jefferson This song,  released on The Captured Angel album in 1975, has been a frequent companion in my life for 44  … Continue reading

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On Happiness

Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal and a good woman – or a bad woman: It depends on how much happiness you can handle. -George Burns  

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Back In The Day

So Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd break into a distillery. Daffy turns to Elmer and says, “Is this whiskey?” Elmer replies, “Yeah, but not as whiskey as wobbing a bank.” You need to be at least 50 years old to … Continue reading

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On Sanity

“The longer I live, the more convinced I am that this planet is used by other planets as a lunatic asylum” -George Bernard Shaw  

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#TBT, Little League

While in New Jersey for the 50th Anniversay of the Warren Twp. Police Department, I remembered that there was a visit I had been wanting to make on an earlier trip, but ran out of time. This day, time was … Continue reading

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