Archive for July, 2005


Thursday, July 14th, 2005

Gsroadcut_1Sometimes I feel like I am just kind of wandering, since I am deciding what I am going to do about school and work. I kind of naturally like wandering I think. Just the other day I was browsing former Byrds lead singer Roger Mcguinn’s Home Page, looking for free music. I found "Wanderin," with lyrics written below, and it kind of resonated. Of course, we must remember as J.R.R. Tolkien reminds us, "all who wander are not lost." Plus, despite a tendency to wander, I never enjoy doing it alone.

The song was originally written during the first half of the 20th century about a soldier who returned from World War I to find hard times. McGuinn recently added some of his own lyrics. The MP3 may be downloaded for free here.

My daddy is an engineer,
my brother drives a hack
My sister takes in washing
and the baby balls the jack…
And it looks like I’m never going to cease my wandering

I’ve been out a-wandering
both early and late
From New York City
to the Golden Gate…
And it looks like I’m never going to cease my wandering

Been across this country
so many times before,

But I never lose the feeling,
that’s what God made me for…
And it looks like I’m never going to cease my wandering

Been working in the city,
working on the farm
I always have a guitar
underneath my arm…
And it looks like I’m never going to cease my wandering

Played most every country,
played most every town.
Want to keep on playing,
this whole wide world around…
And it looks like I’m never going to cease my wandering

There’s fish in the ocean,
and eels in the sea

And everywhere I haven’t been,
that’s where I want to be…
And it looks like I’m never going to cease my wandering

*Traditional, New lyrics by Roger McGuinn (C) McGuinn Music 2005 / BMI*

Image is my own, enhanced

Happy Independence Day

Monday, July 4th, 2005

July4th03_bigToday is Independence Day in the United States. This is when we celebrate the day our founding fathers declared Independence from Great Britain. We also celebrate our values of freedom and democracy.

Traditionally, the day is marked by fireworks celebrations and displaying the US flag. Other ways I have celebrated the day include: offering extra prayers for our nation, our troops, and our leaders, and offering up my daily sacrifices on behalf of our nation.

We are also grilling out today and having some family over. Happy 4th of July!

Maybe I Like Coffee Too Much

Saturday, July 2nd, 2005

CoffeeI started drinking coffee regularly in 1995, when I tried one of those sugar loaded Milky Way cappuccino drinks. After that, I stuck with those, until finally I realized three dollars for flavor, sugar, and coffee was a rip-off and too calorie-dense, so I just switched to regular coffee.

Now I usually have 2-3 cups of coffee in a day, an amount by the way, associated with lower risk of cancer, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinsons disease. I like trying different blends and flavors. I personally rank the coffee of various gas stations, restaurants, and coffee shops. I love different creamers and flavors, and I usually get into them seasonally (Hazelnut just tastes more like fall and winter than Irish Cream). If you ask me, everything goes better with coffee. After a having an irregular heartbeat for a few days, I decided to add a little decaf to the mix, but otherwise, the image to the right just about gets it right.

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New Design

Saturday, July 2nd, 2005

Typepad finally got around to making some new templates. I found one I liked and changed this blog over. I hope you like to new design.