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On This Day In:
2016 Once Eccentric
2015 Trusted Desperation
2014 Orange October (V) – Giants Win Game 3
Who Am I To Teach?
2013 Deliver Us Something Larger
2012 Bore, n.
2011 Attaining High Office

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On This Day In:
2016 One Of My Vices
2015 The War Lord
2014 Orange October (II) – Giants Win NLDS Game 2 In 18 Innings (2 to 1)!!
Acknowledging Doubt
2013 Fulfilled Acceptance
2012 Error Is Tolerated Here (So Far)
2011 In Defense Of Pain

 

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Thirty-three years ago I met my future (and current) wife …
I love you Hil.  I cherish our every day together…  I’m glad God took the extra time. — KMAB
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On This Day In:
2016 Picture Perfect
2015 Life Showed Compassion
2014 And Then I Met Her
2013 Defining Maleness
The Run Continues
2012 All Set
2011 Not Always

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I’m not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything.  I’ve always been a freak.  So I’ve been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know.  I’m one of those people.
    ―  John Lennon
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.  When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I wrote down ‘happy’.  They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.
  ―  John Lennon
[When I was young I was asked what I wanted to be when I grow up, I used to reply: “Young.”   Now, when asked (usually sarcastically) the same question, I reply: “Old.”   I guess that’s just the cowboy in me…
Happy Birthday to me!  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2016 One More, Please
2015 Infinite Adventure
2014 Unpaved
2013 Headstones
2012 Keeping Young
2011 Lessons Well Learned

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[Happy Valentine’s Day, Hil!!  You are always on my mind…
All my love,
Always,
Your Kev
XXX
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On This Day In:
2016 Happy Valentine’s Day – 2016!!
2015 To My Special Lady
2014 Awakening
2013 Drowsy In Comfort
2012 Happy Valentine’s Day
2011 Own Your Bible

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I Lived

Hope when you take that jump
You don’t feel the fall
Hope when the water rises
You built a wall
Hope when the crowd screams out
It’s screaming your name
Hope if everybody runs
You choose to stay
Hope that you fall in love
And it hurts so bad
The only way you can know
You give it all you have
And I hope that you don’t suffer
But take the pain…
Hope when the moment comes
You’ll say
I…I did it all
I…I did it all
I owned every second that this world could give
I saw so many places
The things that I did
Yeah, with every broken bone
I swear I lived
Hope that you spend your days
But they all add up
And when that sun goes down
Hope you raise your cup
Oh, oh
I wish that I could witness
All your joy and all your pain
But until my moment comes
I’ll say
I…I did it all
I…I did it all
I owned every second that this world could give
I saw so many places
The things that I did
Yeah, with every broken bone
I swear I lived
Oh whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh
With every broken bone
I swear I lived
With every broken bone
I swear I
I…I did it all
I…I did it all
I owned every second that this world could give
I saw so many places
The things that I did
Yeah, with every broken bone
I swear I lived
Oh whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh
I swear I lived
Oh whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh
Songwriters: Ryan Tedder / Noel Zancanella
Performed by: One Republic
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On This Day In:
2016 Changed Clothes Lately?
2015 Like Stone
2014 Resistance Is Futile
2013 Subtle Humor
To Look Behind Green Eyes
2012 The Path Is Endless
2011 Happy MLK, Jr Day!!!
A Factor Of Ten
Better Late Than Never?
Whoops!
Acceptable Beginnings
Slow Progress
Useful Confrontation
When Phenomena Are Different
Creative Avoidance
Thinking
Fast And Flexible
Surrender Certainty
Techniques
Vive La Difference
Destiny
Completeness
Art

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Tacky

It might seem crazy wearing stripes with plaid
I Instagram every meal I’ve had
All my used liquor bottles are on display
We can go to see a show, but I’ll make you pay
Because I’m tacky
Wear my belt with suspenders and sandals with my socks
Because I’m tacky
Got some new glitter Uggs and lovely pink sequined Crocs
Because I’m tacky
Never let you forget some favor I did for you
Because I’m tacky
If you’re ok with that, you might just be tacky too
I meet some chick, ask her this or that
Like, “Are you pregnant, girl, or just really fat?”   —  what?
Now I’m droppin’ names almost constantly
That’s what Kanye West keeps telling me
Here’s why
Because I’m tacky
Wear my Ed Hardy shirt with florescent orange pants
Because I’m tacky
Got my new résumé, it’s printed in Comic Sans
Because I’m tacky
Think it’s fun threatening waiters with a bad Yelp review
Because I’m tacky
If you think that’s just fine, then you’re probably tacky too
Bring me shame, can’t nothin’
Bring me shame, I never known why
Bring me shame, can’t nothin’
Bring me shame, I said
Bring me shame, can’t nothin’
Bring me shame, it’s pointless to try
Bring me shame, can’t nothin’
Bring me shame, I said
Because I’m tacky
43 bumper stickers and a YOLO license plate
Because I’m tacky
Bring along my coupon book whenever I’m on a date
Because I’m tacky
Practice my twerking moves in line at the DMV
Because I’m tacky
Took the whole bowl of restaurant mints, hey, it said they’re free
Because I’m tacky
I get drunk at the bank and take off my shirt at least
Because I’m tacky
I would live tweet a funeral, take selfies with the deceased
Because I’m tacky
If I’m bit by a zombie, probably not telling you
Because I’m tacky
If you don’t think that’s bad, guess what, then you’re tacky too
Written by:  “Weird Al” Yankovic
Performed by: Weird Al & Friends
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On This Day In:
2016 A Faulty Model Of God
2015 Non Sequitur
2014 No Flags League
I Ain’t Who Am
2013 Spoiling For Fame?
2012 How Many?
2011 Too Tired To Chat Much
2010 I Must Be Crazy!!

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They say that even if I live, it’s not living.
Because the sky, without you,
seems like a windowless prison.
They say that even if I laugh, it’s not laughing.
They say I look shabby and it looks like I’m crying.
Even if I loved you, I couldn’t say it.
I couldn’t even show any sign of emotion.
I missed you even when I slept.
As you live, as you live, as you live
when you’re having a hard time blame me for
your sadness until you feel refreshed.
As you cry, as you cry, as you cry and you’re worn out.
If it’s really hard for you then just once could
you remember me, as you live?
They say that even if I laugh, it’s not laughing.
They say I look shabby
and it looks like I’m crying.
Even if I loved you, I couldn’t say it.
I couldn’t even show any sign of emotion.
I missed you even when I slept.
Against our will we’ll laugh.
Against our will we’ll live.
Because even if you’re by my side,
even if you’re by my side, you cry.
As you live, as you live, as you live
when you’re having a hard time blame me for
your sadness until you feel refreshed.
Even if you burn, even if you burn, even if you burn me,
you can burn everything so nothing’s left until
you feel refreshed.  As I’ve lived.
As I’ve lived.
Written by: Ryu Jae Hyun
Performed by: Joseph Butso
Original performed by: SG Wannabe  (original version below)
[This is the second of two videos offered showing the talents of Joseph Butso.  There is a TV show in Korea called “I Can See Your Voice“.  The premise of the show is that a current “Pop” star can see if you have vocal talent just by looking at you.  The contestants are not allowed to speak until the final, when they sing a duet with the Pop star.  You may be great.  You may be horrible.  Supposedly, no one knows until you start to sing.  (Hence, the crowd reactions!)
In the first round, the contestants simply stand there.  In round two, they get to lip-sync to a song so the Pop star can see if they have performance talent.  (Still, no speaking or singing.)  In the final round, the Pop star kicks off the duet and then the contestant jumps in.  In my last post, I showed the duet.  Joseph did so well, they had him do an encore.   This song is apparently a famous love song from 2005(ish).   This, in itself is interesting, because it means when this song was first a big it, most of the audience were either pre-teens or early teens, and yet you can see how much the song (and the performance) move them.   Thanks again to George Beierly for turning me on to this.  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2015 A Terrifying Cycle
2014 Rights
2013 Do Bold Things
2012 Seven Causes
2011 I Feel A Tingle Coming On

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When I open my eyes
In the morning I thought of you
I look out the window I thought of you
Blankly another passes by again
Would you sometimes think about me I thought of you
Everything around me
Gets colored by you with familiar scent
A flower blooms and I thought of you
Whenever I see pretty things I thought of you
It’ not my type but I hum the
The lyrics that you liked, I thought of you
Love has found me
Everything around me Blooms in my heart in colors
I’ve never seen before
The blue sky has colors of rainbows
The split allies are like drawings of Monet
Looking at me changed so much
It’s kind of funny
I can’t do anything about it I thought of you all day like a fool
Blankly another passes by again
When I open my eyes
In the morning I thought of you
I brush my teeth I thought of you
Blankly another passes by again
Would you sometimes think about me I thought of you
A flower blooms and I thought of you
I drink coffee I thought of you
Looking at me changed so much
It’s kind of funny
I can’t do anything about it I thought of you all day like a fool
I thought of you
I thought of you
Written and performed by: John Park  (original video immediately below)
[A few nights ago, and old friend (George Beierly) emailed me and said, “You have to check this out!”.  I did and he was 100% correct!  Thanks, Bro!  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2015 A Terrifying Cycle
2014 Rights
2013 Do Bold Things
2012 Seven Causes
2011 I Feel A Tingle Coming On

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True Love Ways

Just you know why
Why you and I
Will bye and bye
Know true love ways
Sometimes we’ll sigh
Sometimes we’ll cry
And we’ll know why
Just you and I
Know true love ways
Throughout the days
Our true love ways
Will bring us joys to share
With those who really care
Sometimes we’ll sigh
Sometimes we’ll cry
And we’ll know why
Just you and I
Know true love ways
Throughout the days
Our true love ways
Will bring us joys to share
With those who really care
Sometimes we’ll sigh
Sometimes we’ll cry
And we’ll know why
Just you and I
Know true love ways
Songwriters: Buddy Holly and  Norman Petty
Performed by: Buddy Holly
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On This Day In:
2015 Be Happy, Too
2014 At Least Smile
2013 Comfortably Bound
2012 Certainty
Thinking About Fathers
2011 And In Every Level Of Media

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Baton Rouge, St. Paul, Dallas, Nice (France)…
Sometimes, life (and violence) seems so cruel and indifferent.  All I want to do is rage against the world.  After Louisiana and Minnesota, I wanted a few days before I expressed my sadness in a blog.  After Texas, I was waiting to give myself a moment to absorb the hunting of police officers.  Now, France and peaceful crowds gathered to celebrate liberty…
I don’t have any answers…  I only offer this suggestion:
(If you are curious about the lyrics, I’ve added them to my “Poems” page.)
For now, I pray for those lost, for their families and for Peace…
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On This Day In:
2015 Looking For The Needles In The Haystacks
2014 The Definition Of A Gentleman
2013 Thar She Blows (Not)!
2012 Naturally
2011 Been Here, Done That
Remember
2010 Timeless Classics

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State Of Mind

Got a big leather suitcase,
all I own’s inside
Seems I’ve been walkin’ for days,
can’t even bum a ride
Try steppin’ to a tune,
with the rhythm of a walkin’ man
Mind drifts like a big balloon
out of my situation at hand
Ain’t it funny how a melody
can bring back a memory
Take you to another place in time
Completely change your state of mind
Walkin’ down a lonely highway
not feelin’ alone
Thinkin’ back when things went my way
and not the road I’m on
Well, I’ve been down a time or two,
but it never lasts long
I can always make it through
on a wing and a prayer and a song
Ain’t it funny how a melody
can bring back a memory
Take you to another place in time
Completely change your state of mind
It can make a right from a wrong,
it can make you fall in love
It can get you singin’ along
Chase the clouds away
and make the sun shine above
A melody can bring back a memory
Take you to another place in time
Completely change your state of mind
A melody can bring back a memory
Take you to another place in time
Completely change your state of mind
Writer and Performed by:  Clint Patrick Black
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On This Day In:
2015 At Both Ends
2014 Whiner(s)
2013 Just Passing Through
2012 Dog-gone Heaven
2011 Occasional, Sad Results

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Thirty-two years ago I found my pearl of great price…

Oh, what is the color of love? What do you see?
Is it warm is it tender when you think of me?
I see the color of love when I’m thinking of you
As a picture perfect painting of love forever true

I love you Hil.  You are my “picture perfect painting of love forever true“…  —  KMAB
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On This Day In:
2015 Life Showed Compassion
2014 And Then I Met Her
2013 Defining Maleness
The Run Continues
2012 All Set
2011 Not Always

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I Got It Honest

It ain’t nothin’ but a small frame house on an acre lot
It ain’t that much different from any other house on the block
And it may not look like we’ve got all our share of the promise
But at least one thing’s for sure, I got it honest
Roll out of the sack every mornin’, head on down to the mill
Give ’em all I got for eight, ’cause that’s the deal
If you’ll check out my paycheck
Well, you’ll see that there ain’t that much on it
But every single penny I’m paid, I got it honest
I never had to hang my head in shame
For puttin’ a price tag on my name
Never turned my back on what I believe
Or let my heart be ruled by greed
‘Cause buddy if I didn’t earn it, I don’t want it
That way I can always say, I got it honest
Now you ain’t looking at some dude
That was born with a silver spoon in his mouth
And I might seem like some kind of low-life
To that high-falutin’ crowd
But I’m plain spoken, straight talkin’
And damn proud of what I have accomplished
And some folks appreciate that and some don’t
But, I got it honest
Now when I die, I may not leave my kids a fortune
But I hope they know’d my life stood for things that were important
And I’ll hand out the same sturdy old values
Of my daddy and my momma
It made me every ounce of what I am and I got it honest
I never had to hang my head in shame
For puttin’ a price tag on my name
Never turned my back on what I believe
Or let my heart be ruled by greed
‘Cause brother if I didn’t earn it, I don’t want it
That way I can always say, I got it honest
Friend there ain’t no doubt about it, I got it honest
Writer(s):  Bruce Burch, Marcus Franklin Johnson, Aaron Tippin
Performed by: Aaron Tippin
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On This Day In:
2015 Less And More Irritation
2014 That Marvelous Feeling
2013 Exceptional
2012 A Wild And Crazy Believer
2011 A Lack Of Scarcity
The Joy Of Prevention

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The following is a song I recently stumbled upon on YouTube.com. It’s not one I remember, so obviously it never changed my life, but I like it so much I’ve added it to the lyrics on my “poems” page. Enjoy the song, then read the lyrics…
The world I used to know…
Some day some old
familiar rain
Will come along
and know my name.
And then my shelter
will be gone
And I’ll have to
move along.
But ’till I do
I’ll stay awhile
And track the
hidden country
of your smile.
Some day the man
I used to be
Will come along
and call on me.
And then because I’m
just a man,
You’ll find my feet
are made of sand.
But ’till that time
I’ll tell you lies
And chart the
hidden bound’ries
of your eyes.
Some day the world
I used to know
Will come along
and bid me go.
Then I’ll be leaving
you behind
For love is just
a state of mind.
But ’till that day
I’ll be your man
And love away
your troubles
if I can.
But ’till that day
I’ll be your man
And love away
your troubles
if I can.
In the world
I used to know
Written by: Rod McKuen
Performed by: Jimmie Rodgers
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On This Day In:
2015 Waiting?
2014 Big C, Little B (II)
Where God Has Not
2013 Chasing His Dragon
Shaped And Molded
2012 Believe In Yourself
2011 Cultural Equivalence
Why Not?
Books About Books
The Basis For Adult Continuing Education

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