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It was thirty years ago today…

ten years after Sargeant Pepper taught the band to play, we got married.  I spoke of this earlier, but since today is THE day, I want to say Happy Anniversary to my wonderful wife Lynn, and a big ‘you better be appreciative’ to my kids out there.  Your genetic oleo would have existed no where else!!

We’ve lived in two different apartments in Brooklyn, two apartments and two houses in Nashville.  We have three kids and have had six dogs and, I think 12 cars.

A man I admired once said when he heard about folks who have been happily married for 40/50 years and that they never had an argument, he always wondered which one of the spouses was in a coma all those years.  We’ve certainly not been victims of a coma, but those kids, and secondarily those cars, dogs and houses and a lot of disagreements, wonderful dates, really BIG disagreements and a lot of reconciliation have added up to thirty interesting incredible years.  Happy Anniversary, Lynn. I love you.

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37 reasons to read ‘The Stupid Things I Witness’

Anne’s blog is a must read for me (and should be for YOU).

Anne..this one’s for you…

Old man WOMAN look at my life,
I’m a lot like you were.
Old man WOMAN look at my life,
I’m a lot like you were.

Old WOman look at my YOUR life,
Twenty four THIRTY-SEVEN
and there’s so much more
Live alone in a paradise Heaven
That makes me think of two.

Love lost, such a cost,
Give me STUPID things
that don’t get lost.
Like a coin that won’t get tossed
Rolling home to you.

Old WOman take a look at my life
I’m a lot like you
I need someone to love me show me stupid stuff
the whole day through
Ah, one look in my eyes
and you can tell that’s true.

Lullabies, look in your eyes,
Run around try to park in the same old town.
to damn hard Doesn’t mean that much to me
and apparently To mean that much to for you.

I’ve been first and last
Look at how the time goes past.
But I’m all alone at last reading your blog is a blast.
Rolling home stupid, so true.

Old WOman take a look at my life
I’m a lot like you
I need someone to love show me stupid
the whole day through
Ah, one look in my eyes
and you can tell that’s true.

Old Woman look at my life,
I’m a lot stupider than like you were…..

Happy 37th, Anne.

Update: I just realized the birthday was YESTERDAY..apparently my stupid brain was far away. Anyway…continue the celebration, Anne. You deserve it.

and, uh, deep apologies to Neil. You’re the MAN (and in fact, may NOW be the old man in the song, go figure…)

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Your Tennessean – tripping into Blog-land

One of my favorite columnists for the Tennessean (actually my FAVORITE columnist) is Gail Kerr. She gets to write about whatever she wants to write about (for the most part) and she knows Nashville inside out. She grew up in Donelson, so she avoids the west Nashville myopia that afflicts so many Nashville writers.

I knew Gail briefly back in the 80s when she was working the local political beat. She has a great sense of humor and was one of the main reasons that the Elliston Place Goldrush was a true rush after work.

All of this is to say, I was pleased when I saw that Gail was going to start blogging for the Tennessean. So far I’ve been underwhelmed by the Tennessean’s blogging. It’s underpublicized and it feels like they are blogging because some focus group told them that blogging was the future but didn’t bother to tell them how exactly to pull off the future.

Anyway, I follow the link to Gail’s blog and was enjoying reading about her dog, when the damn page kept ‘pushing’ me to another Tennessean page which was not only NOT the page I wanted to be reading, but was symbolically TOTALLY BLANK.

‘MY’ Tennessean still is about a mile and 1/2 behind the curve. Gail, I’d love to read your blog, if the stupid website lets me!

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