Sorry it’s been so long

Aug 20, 2011 by

Hey All,

My apologies for the break in posts.  In late June I got sick with diverticulitis again, spent five days in the hospital and then the rest of the month in agony from the side effects of three rounds of antibiotics.

But I’m back to me, trying to eat healthier, and trying to continue to put my life back together.

Not every day is a great one, but I’m doing the best I can.  Some still choose to try to throw pot shots and me and be their nasty and evil selves, but I’ve really learned to just let their wickedness go and not play the game.

I’ve been meeting and getting to know some new and healthy people.  It’s so refreshing to see what dysfunction doesn’t look like. Frankly, I’d begun to think it didn’t exist.

My daughter, Chandler and I got to make a trip to Alabama.  She spent three nights with her grandmother in Birmingham and they had a great time.

Okay, back to work.  I’ve come up with a starling revelation in July and August.  More on that soon.

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The Huntsville, AL Tornadoes

Apr 29, 2011 by

We were in the middle of the tornadoes of North Alabama this week.  At this writing, 1/2 the state is still without power and likely won’t have it for several more days.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Alabama who are suffering in the recovery or who have lost loved ones.

This has been an awful event, but Alabama will recover.  We are here to help that process as well.

 

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Music Monday: ‘Lousiana 1927’ In honor of Katrina Survivors

Aug 30, 2010 by

Way back in 1972, Randy Newman, now famous for his Toy Story music, the ’70s song, “Short People” and the ’80s song, “I Love LA” wrote a song on his Rednecks album called “Louisiana 1927.” 

Now if you can get past the opening song Rednecks, where he basically takes Southern rednecks, and NORTHERN bigots and hypocrites to task for their racial prejudices, you’ll get to a great song about Birmingham, Alabama, a touching song about his love “Marie,” the anthem, “Mr. President Have Pity On The Working Man,”  and you’ll get to “Louisiana 1927.”

While it was more written for a rising river flood, I think it’s still appropriate for New Orleans, five years after the disaster left in the wake of Katrina.

Louisiana 1927–Randy Newman

What has happened down here is the wind have changed
Clouds roll in from the north and it started to rain
Rained real hard and rained for a real long time
Six feet of water in the streets of Evangeline

The river rose all day
The river rose all night
Some people got lost in the flood
Some people got away alright
The river have busted through clear down to Plaquemines
Six feet of water in the streets of Evangelne

CHORUS
Louisiana, Louisiana
They’re tyrin’ to wash us away
They’re tryin’ to wash us away
Louisiana, Louisiana
They’re tryin’ to wash us away
They’re tryin’ to wash us away

President Coolidge came down in a railroad train
With a little fat man with a note-pad in his hand
The President say, “Little fat man isn’t it a shame what the river has done
To this poor crackers land.”

CHORUS

Louisiana, Louisiana
They’re tyrin’ to wash us away
They’re tryin’ to wash us away
Louisiana, Louisiana
They’re tryin’ to wash us away
They’re tryin’ to wash us away

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