Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Sunday, July 29, 2018
I forgot how much I liked this song and also forgot how much I really liked having Doc Neeson in the world. The doc died about 5 years ago and I've barely shrugged. This explosive, theatrical frontman of The Angels was an important part of my early years.
I saw the angels last night with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra as I sat there with my sister and brother-in-law. Dave Gleeson could not be a better frontman now; comfortable in his own skin and feeling the need to prove nothing.
But fuck I missed the doc. It was very nice that the Brewster Brothers dedicated this song last night to Doc Neeson and Chris Bailey.
And the song. When I first heard it in the 80s I thought of it as a love song to a girlfriend. But as it is for these things I find it equally applies to way I feel about my inner family - my inner circle - these days.
Sure, I am always off on my own tangent. I won't - I can't - smother you, but I would never leave you lost or fending for yourself. My mum gave me the emotional room to make my own stupid decisions for myself, and grow I knew she was there for me; my biggest fan.
Love takes care of its own.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Saturday, June 23, 2018
I came home a little late the other night from a day of teaching and entered into the familiar banter with my youngest son. And I love the way he slam dunked me:
"Yeah I'm the one who's kicking back or comfortable in my bed and you're the one who's still getting around here dressed like a wage slave".
That's my boy. He works hard at what he does and I hope he's learning the value that we only do this for our own reasons.
And that sometimes you need to be a wage slave to be able to break out do the things you love.
Thursday, June 14, 2018
I walk through every day where people are saying things that are flatly wrong. I don't have the energy for it but I assure you that if I say "no, that's not it", then I will be on solid ground.
Raindrops are not pointy.
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Friday, June 1, 2018
My first ever boss in sales gave me a plaque with this quote on it:
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."
Calvin Coolidge - 30th US President, 1923 -- 1929.