May 4, 1970: THE REAL MAY DAY

“They say it’s very pretty in Ohio this time of year.”

—- Zonker Harris, “Doonesbury” by Garry Trudeau


“He had entered by then the broad, human path of inconsistencies.”
Joseph Conrad, Victory

Remembering August 9, 1974

“Hugh, it worked. Thank God it [U.S. Constitution] worked.”

——Chief Justice Warren Burger to Senator Hugh Scott, Pennsylvania

Thursday Morning: Year 66

“I have ventured. . .This many summers in a sea of glory,

But far beyond my depth. . . .”

—-Shakespeare,  King Henry V

March 21, 1965: Remember The Bridge

“Something’s happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear. There’s a man with a gun over there. . . .”

—Stephen Stills, “For What It’s Worth”


“You learn your craft at a higher level when you’re not spending a good portion of your energy re-learning your tools.”

—Elena Moon

Career: Winter Has Come

“Whatever the calling, stumbling and falling
I got through it knowing there’s no other way
There’s no other way”

—-Mary Chapin Carpenter, “The Calling”


“He said, “Drifter can ya make folks cry when you play and sing?
Have you paid your dues, can you moan the blues?
Can you bend them, guitar strings?”
He said, “Boy can you make folks feel what you feel inside?”

—-David Allan Coe, “The Ride”


“You love the thunder and you love the rain
What you see revealed within the anger is worth the pain
And before the lightning fades and you surrender
You’ve got a second to look at the dark side of the man”

—–Jackson Browne, “You Love the Thunder”

The Past Needs Cleaning

Louisiana rain is falling just like tears
Running down my face, washing out the years
Louisiana rain is soaking through my shoes
I may never be the same when I reach Baton Rouge

—-Tom Petty, “Louisiana Rain”