"They say I'm crazy but I have a have a good time, I'm just looking for clues at the scene of the crime, Life's been good to me so far" Joe Walsh What is normal? Perhaps a better question to ask is 'What is the best way for one to live one's life?'
"Trained to live off nature's land, Trained in combat hand to hand, Men who fight by night and day, Courage take from the Green Beret" Staff Sergeant Barry Saddler "The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him." God
"His best friend was the robber, And his wife was a thief, All the children were killers, They couldn't get no relief" Neil Young Violence has always been engrained in the fundamental fabric of the United States. But things are different now and unless we make significant changes America will implode.
"I'm beautiful in my way, 'Cause God makes no mistakes, I'm on the right track, baby, I was born this way" Fernando Garibay / Stefani J Germanotta / Paul Edward Blair / Jeppe Breum Laursen There is a stereotypical image that society proclaims as ideal. For a woman, it is the anorexic, blonde, with big breasts wearing next to nothing. It is high time we redefine what is beautiful.
"Keep your eyes on the prize, hold on, Freedom's name is mighty sweet, And soon we're gonna meet, Keep your eyes on the prize, hold on" attributed to Pete Seeger At the age of fifty-one, I have come to the conclusion that seventy years in the expected lifespan. This could be shortened or prolonged some. But the reality is that I have more years behind me then I have ahead of me. So I am planning wisely how I will spend the remainder of my time on planet Earth.
"Purple haze all in my brain, Lately things don't seem the same, Actin' funny, but I don't know why, 'Scuse me while I kiss the sky" Jimi Hendrix Mental illness is a horrible thing. It can be totally debilitating. I don't know anybody who ever said that they loved the lows of depression. On the other hand for those of us who have touched the true euphoria of madness, the story is different.
"One pill makes you larger, And one pill makes you small, And the ones that mother gives you, Don’t do anything at all" Grace Slick I am coming to full acceptance of the contradictions in this world. That the police are criminals, that the justice system isn't fair, that the defense department is about offensive wars, that the pharmaceutical companies aren't about curing diseases. And above all the government is not for the people. I was reminded about this when I heard about the proposal to allow insurance companies not to accept people with some pre-existing conditions. Four that struck hard were bipolar, depression, Alzheimer's Disease, and cancer.