life, thoughts

When I Was 17, It Was A Very Good Year

If you’re old enough, you may remember the Frank Sinatra song, It Was A Very Good Year. I only know it because my dad was a huge Sinatra fan. He used to play his music in the car on 8-track all the time. I remember this was one of the few crooner songs I didn’t mind him playing. The melancholy melody moved me.

Side note: I’m a rocker, so my dad and I clashed when it came to music.

I mention this line of the song, because I’ve been thinking about what it was like to be a teenager. Do you remember? Were you insecure or secure? Were you a rebel? How did you feel inside? Were you confident or unsure? Scared or brave? Naïve or street smart? Happy or lonely?

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life, weather

Vortex

courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net Victor Habbick
courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net Victor Habbick

I read the word – Vortex – in a recent fantasy novel. I also heard it used by the psychic-medium, Kim Russo, who said deceased spirits travel through it to visit loved ones still living. If I’m not mistaken, the Star Trek Enterprise was sucked through a couple of vortexes in their day, too.

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life, philosophy, thoughts

Optimists Beware!

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I usually don’t post a blog on Tuesdays, nor do I like to write over 500 words (this is 568), but I heard something on the radio yesterday that had my thoughts whirling. I was on my way to a doctor’s appointment, when a filler-news-story reported on the latest research study.

 Pessimists Live Longer and Healthier Lives! 

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