Mad Ripple: Just returned from one of Jim Walsh's Mad Ripple Hootenannies in the basement of Java Jack's. The guy's really nailed it this time in terms of giving the TC music scene something it needs. I don't know that, after fifteen years or so in this environment, I've seen something so community-oriented and positive. A very inspiring night. When I got home, I grabbed a guitar and started playing almost immediately. When I tired of that, I went right to work on the song I have in progress in the studio. I hope JIm asks me to be a part of it sometime....
Dear God: So far today I have done all right.
I haven't gossiped.
I haven't lost my temper.
I haven't been greedy, grumpy,
nasty, selfish or overindulgent.
I am very thankful for that!
But in a few minutes, Lord,
I am going to get out of this bed,
And from then on,
I'm probably going to need a lot more help.
Thinking with your heart: "I believe that in our heart we know right from wrong - and there's much we see around us in our environment and the relations between people, both socially, economically and politically, where we feel: "this is not the right way for human beings to live - this is not the way we're supposed to relate to each other and our surroundings"
"As long as we just wait to see where the dynamics of history leads us, we're doomed to be victims of circumstances. This dynamic is often dictated by other concerns, we learn to think in social, economical and political "realities", forcing us to put aside w...