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Who I Am Makes a Difference

I may not say it often & I may not let you know it…
but who YOU are makes a difference.

You contribute to my life in ways that are unmeasurable & I have not acknowledged you for it…

But I want you to know that it did not go unnoticed.

So I invited you here today for several reasons :
1. To share with you this video and hope that it inspires you to pay it forward.
2. To say thank you for who you are for me and to let you know that you DO make a difference in my life.
3. To allow you into my life & so that you may know who I am.

I do not often share my thoughts or feelings. I keep them to myself and people are often surprised when I do share. “I didn’t know that about you…” is often the reply. So I invite you to browse thru my thoughts & feelings as they are expressed here.

Thank you for who you are & the way that you help shape my life.

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Just a Singer…

I’ve been listening to a lot of different music lately. Old Rolling Stones, Robert Plant, Bluegrass, The Texas Girls, Moody Blues, Antony and the Johnsons… many different style, many different artists. The one thing that I find in common in the different music is a sense of hope & a longing to belong. A sense of oneness seems to be what I’m drawn to.

Today, I was listening to the Moody Blue’s “I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band).” I’ve heard this song so many times before, but this time was the first time that I actually got drawn into the lyrics. The words are inspiring to me.

“I’m just a wandering on the face of this earth
Meeting so many people
Who are trying to be free
And while I’m traveling I hear so many words

Language barriers broken
Now we’ve found the key
And if you want the wind of change
To blow about you
And you’re the only other person to nude celebs know, don’t tell me
I’m just a singer in a rock and roll band.

A thousand pictures can be drawn from one word
Only who is the artist
We got to agree
A thousand miles can lead so many ways

Just to know who is driving
What a help it would be
So if you want this world of yours
To turn about you
And you can see exactly what to do
Please tell me
I’m just a singer in a rock and roll band.

How can we understand
Riots by the people for the people
Who are only destroying themselves
And when you see a frightened
Person who is frightened by the
People who are scorching this earth.

I’m just a wandering on the face of this earth
Meeting so many people
Who are trying to be free
And while I’m traveling I hear so many words

Language barriers broken
Now we’ve found the key
And if you want the wind of change
To blow about you
And you’re the only other person to know, don’t tell me
I’m just a singer in a rock and roll band.

How can we understand
Riots by the people for the people
Who are only destroying themselves
And when you see a frightened
Person who is frightened by the
People who are scorching this earth.

Music is the traveller crossing our world
Meeting so many people bridging the seas
I’m just a singer in a rock and roll band.
We’re just the singers in a rock and roll band.
I’m just a singer in a rock and roll band…”


What I’m getting from these lyrics is that I can be a simple man (the singer) and my thoughts/ideas (wonderings) can actually make a difference in this world. My thoughts & ideas which are my music, are the “traveller” that crosses “worlds” and bridges the seas.

Music is the key – it is the one thing that all cultures have and it is the one thing that breaks down the barries that keep my soul from expressing itself. It has no pretences, no image to protect – just an expressions of my deeper soul. This is what is common in all man-kind – ours souls wanting to be free and its the key that makes the difference.

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Everything & Nothing!

Lots of stuff going on in my life. I find myself just swirling in the fog. I am traveling thru unknown roads, once in a while getting off at the wrong exit in life. And even though I have to find my way back onto the path intended, sometimes it feels that I am not getting anywhere. That is until I saw this video!

Very inspiring and uplifting video!. Its called “My stroke of insight” by Jill Bolte Taylor.

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Every road traveled in life is a choice – every moment I have the choice of how my day will go. I can choose to be down and blame my circumstances OR I can choose to live my life empowered.

So I choosing an enpowering life. Accepting it how it is and how it is not.

Which choice are you going to make?

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The Last Lecture

Check out this video! It is truly inspiring to live life to the fullest. We all strive to find our purpose in life & create a legacy to leave behind. Sometimes we have divine inspiration to do so. Other times our hand is forced, as is the story of Randy Pausch – or maybe that was divine inspiration.

The message is don’t wait till you know you are dying to make a difference in the world. Create your legacy & live life like there is no tomorrow.

The past is gone. Tomorrow we know not, all we have is today…”

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Sir Arthur C. Clarke Passed Away

2001: A Space Odyssey

Yesterday, the author and visionary, Arthur C. Clarke passed away. Clarke’s work includes predicting a global network of satellite systems, many science articles and books.

Even knighted in 1998 by Queen Elizabeth of England. He had a spectacular body of work.

But what sticks with me was his science fiction work. I remember watching ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ for the first time on HBO and was totally fascinated by the movie.

I remember watching every airing on HBO for the whole month. It inspired me to believe that my life long dream – travel in outer space – may actually come true one day.

Maybe when I’m 80 it might be affordable for the average you!

I’m sure we would not have had men on the Moon if it had not been for Wells and Verne and the people who write about this and made people think about it. I’m rather proud of the fact that I know several astronauts who became astronauts through reading my books.
– Sir Arthur C. Clarke 1917-2008


He inspired me & it’s awesome to see that he was humbled by the very astronauts that he inspired.

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