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My son is an Elvis fan.  I prefer Sinatra…  (but Elvis is cool, too.)

My Way

Favorite Line(s):
For what is a man
What has he got
If not himself
Then he has not
To say the things
He truly feels
And not the words
Of one who kneels
The record shows
I took the blows
And did it
My way
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On This Day In:
2020 Make A Fuss
2019 Hopefully, You’re Learning To Forgive
2018 Enjoy The Sunsets As Well As The Sunrises
2017 Enjoy
2016 I Got A Feeling
2015 Fiction Leading To History
2014 A Self-Correcting Process
2013 None But He Knows
2012 99% Are Demanding
2011 All In The Family
Take Your Pick

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Can’t Help Falling In Love

Favorite Line(s):
Take my hand
Take my whole life too
For I can’t help
Falling in love with you
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On This Day In:
2020 One Phrase
2019 Why #LyingDonald Can’t Trust Any Honorable Person
2018 An Old Style Conservative
2017 John Q.
2016 In Trembling Hope Repose
2015 Let There Be Light
2014 Unless
2013 Divergent Roads To Similarity?
2012 In The Process
2011 What Do You Emphasize?

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If I Can Dream

Favorite Line(s):
And while I can think,
While I can talk
While I can stand,
While I can walk
While I can dream,
Please let my dream
Come true,
Right now
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On This Day In:
2020 #45: Lies And Hate-Speech Are Not Moral Leadership
2019 Be Brave
2018 What Else Matters?
2017 Slow Go
2016 A Tiny Ripple Of Hope
2015 Liberating Books
2014 Discover God
2013 Without Witness
2012 Nutritarian

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Please, Mr. Postman

Return To Sender

[Please tell your representatives (Senate and House) to support the United States Postal Service.   The USPS works for us!  And do so without trying to profit off of us…  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2019 Promises, Promises
2018 You Mean There IS Something Else?
2017 Be Good
2016 Raise Yourself
2015 A Kids Movie Rip-Off
2014 Ready, Action!
2013 Responding To Challenges
2012 Abnormal, adj.
2011 Large Families
On The Brink

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Falling In Love & Yes!!

Thirty-five years ago, my girlfriend (Hilary) and I got dressed up and went to try out a fondue restaurant which had opened in town (Walnut Creek, CA)…  It was also her birthday!
Photo of Hil and Kev 29 October 1984

Hil’s Birthday 1984 and our Pre-engagement Photo (Hil in her little black dress)

I had written to Hil’s father (in advance) asking his permission for her hand and he gave his blessing.  We had just met (a little over five months earlier) in May.
We were (and are) very much in love.  I got down on one knee in-between the tables and I asked Hil to marry me…
She said: “Yes!“, and we were married in early December.   Thirty-five years later, the rest is history (and the unwritten future…)
[Happy Birthday, Hil !!
All my love,
— ALWAYS —
Your Kev
(XXX – OOO – XXX) ]
PS:  The fondue restaurant is no longer there.  It is now a Greek restaurant.  We will be going there (for an early dinner) to check it out.
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On This Day In:
2018 Forever
2017 Too Good To Be True
Plain Speaking
2016 She Is Still Singing
2015 Don’t Complain
2014 Nothing Is The Same
Orange October (XII) – Giants Win Game 7 (3 To 2) And World Series (4 To 3)
2013 Hours, Days, And Years
2012 In Kev Are In Hil
2011 No Game, Didn’t Really Happen
A Good Post

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Lilo and Stitch” – (LaS) movie review
LaS is a Disney animated film from 2002.  It is basically a retelling of “The Ugly Duckling” wrapped up in a Matryoshka doll story of a little orphaned girl struggling to find friends and her own place in her world.  Lilo lives with her older sister Nani, who struggles to keep a job and make ends meet.  Along comes a space alien (Stitch), who was created to be indestructible and to destroy everything around it.  Through tender acts of kindness and faith, Lilo spreads her “family” to include Stitch and, in turn, discovers the friend and family she so desperately seeks, too.  Stitch, in turn, transforms from a snarling monster to cute and cuddly.
The film is a comedy and action-thriller with a large amount of heart thrown in for good measure.  It works on many levels – animation, science-fiction, family-friendly, slap-stick and heart-tugging philosophy:  ‘ Ohana” means family, and family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.‘   With three kids, I’ve seen this move at least a dozen times while they were still young, but this is the first time in probably seven or eight years.  No particular reason for that failing…  It’s just turned out that way.  Which is a shame, because I’ve seen some terrible movies in that time when I could have been re-watching this gem.
Final recommendation: Highly Recommended!  This is a family movie you can enjoy together over and over again.
By the way, I tried for years to get my kids interested in Elvis Presley (“The King”).  Lilo plays several of his songs during the movie and “suddenly” my kids LOVE Elvis.  Whoda thunk it?
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On This Day In:
2014 First Wishes
2013 Can’t I Just Use A Bigger Hammer?
2012 Entering Imagi-Nation
2011 Which Is Which
2010 Weekend Update – 4th of July 2010
[Five years ago I decided to start adding quotes and song lyrics to my site.  Before that the site was personal comments / observations, my own poems and my favorite poems / speeches, and book / movie reviews.   –   KMAB]

 

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