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It Tolls For Thee

This poem was referenced during a funeral I attended Saturday and is a sobering reminder of coming attractions for us all. For Whom the Bell Tolls by John Donne  and now in the public domain *** No man is an … Continue reading

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Sunday Pipes #98

Well, it is Memorial Day weekend and I went to Cincinnati, OH for Todd Van Beck’s funeral yesterday. Most folks who knew him were never aware that he was a first-class organist in addition to having so many other admirable … Continue reading

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On Dragons

Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. -G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

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Tull Tuesday #13

I had planned this post and then stumbled on a Youtube video that tells the story, filling in most of the details. Lucky me. The song, Rainbow Blues, while not released on an earlier album, was first found on M.U. … Continue reading

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Saw This One Coming

Things are getting very interesting here in Nashville and around the Country.   Many of us saw this coming as soon as the shooter’s identity was released.  Evil and craziness continue taking over the world. This morning, Kurt, over at … Continue reading

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More On Leaders

Strong leaders surround themselves with individuals comfortable challenging them and proposing alternative perspectives. Weak leaders remove those who disagree with them and feel threatened, offended, and attacked when their team challenges their ideas and opinions. -adapted from @giffordthomas at Leadership … Continue reading

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On Leadership

The best way to boost employee’s mental health is to give them good managers…. Muhammad Manan Shaikh, via Linkedin I started working when I was 14 years old (just turned 63) and have worked under dozens of managers during that … Continue reading

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Fish On Friday

No, this is not a lecture on Catholic guidelines during Lent, but a showcase of a talented musician who deserves much more attention than she has been receiving, although she seems to be selling out venues all around the world.. … Continue reading

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Ponder This

“Violence is not necessary to destroy a civilization. Each civilization dies from indifference towards the unique values which created it.” –Nicolás Gómez Dávila,

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On Music

According to research, people who listen to more than one genre of music tend to be; smarter, more creative, open minded, and honest -unknown Since I go from Buxtehude, to Five Finger Death Punch, to Robert Cray, to The Outlaws … Continue reading

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