So many people go to face book to see up’s new because so many people are on face book to see who’s doing what, who said what and look at at all the pictures, comments, preaching and selling or promoting this that and the other.
My goal for this web site and blog is not to compete with face book, but to do a better job at what I know about and can do better than anybody else. My music.
I had to fidgit with my widget so I could get it to fit on my music page.
I felt like a computer midget ’cause the widget would not fit in it.
Its working now so I hope somebody will go and visit my widget
and buy something from it.
Well I was retired but now I’m un-retired. I liked being retired but I think I’m
going to enjoy be re- employed at American Freestyle Karate for a while.
Due to changes in staff personal and new mergers my former employer
asked me to return. My old motto ‘ Change Is the Only Constant Factor
In the Universe’ has served me well in the past and I trust it will continue
to do so in the future.
Here’s a great project, that will fill you full of gratitude and reminiscing:
Try to write down all the friends you’ve ever had – from memory.
No address book, no phone, no Facebook. Just memory.
Remember all those people you met and connected with that made a difference in your life. It’s amazing how many are still in your head.
childhood friends you haven’t seen since you were 8.
old crushes and flings
random encounters with great conversations
There are some you’ll remember who don’t remember you. (There are some you’ve forgotten who remember you well.)
I did mine chronologically, walking through my life from past to present. What a trip.
Some are dead. Some might be. Some have changed their names. Some hate me.
Some day I’ll be dead, and this will still be posted. (A reverse funeral! The dead remembering the living. Wow.)
To those listed here: I remember you off the top of my head, think of you fondly, and you permanently affected me, even if we haven’t talked in years. If you find this some day when
googling your name, contact me to say hello.
Jim Esposito Lois Landry Frank Federico Travis Davis Abby Mobile Steve Benton Larry Huff Richard Arceneaux Ronnie Larmieu Joe Armand Marsha McQueen Al Farrell Joe Barry Ronnie Barron Mac Rebennack Freddie Stahlie Mike Nicosa Mike DeMary Aloma Powell Anne Franke Nicky Baudean Joe Lambert Tex Liuzza Chipper Laughton Bobby Lonero Wayne DeVillier Benny Grunch Cosimo Matassa Allen Toussaint Ellis Marsalis Sidney Snow Don Stevens Linda Sparks Jay Burid Frankie Brent Johnny Newmeyer Alex Keller Joyce Carrington Joey Long Joe Martin Phil Davis Mike Ella Flip Shoemaker Bob Bowen Bob Thomas Max Landey Eddie Thomas Chuck Cooper Ramona Painter Rex Caudwell
While working out at home and counting reps I got bored counting so instead of using numbers I started repeating words like honor-respect-attitude-excellence-compassion ( repeated 3 times = 15 reps ). I’m sure this is nothing new, but it helped me while working out alone and maybe could be used in a class. Use your own list of 5 words (anything positive).
When you chase knowledge and creativity, wealth and abundance will chase you.
If you chase wealth and abundance, knowledge and creativity will be hard to achieve,
First – Love the work you do.
Second – Don’t expect everybody else to love it as much as you do.
Third – If you’re lucky somebody might LIKE it, a little.
Fourth – Love the work you do.
- September 24,2011For some reason I’ll never know why my parents gave me Ray for a middle name. I guess they figured James Ray Landry sounded good. James became Jimmie and I never thought much about Ray until I heard a guy on the radio named Ray Charles. Besides feeling an instant love for his sound, I guess because there was some connection that we shared the same name and that made his music reach me deeper. For whatever reason a middle name connected us I felt I needed to play like him and sound like him. Of course there’s no way I was going to come close to the ‘genius’ of Ray Charles, but just to learn his songs and get payed to play them in public was OK with me. After going to hear him in person in 1958 I was inspired even more by just being in the same room as him. His soul touched me and lifted me right up on the stage with him. Each of the following four performances I went to see him over the next thirty years was a religious experience. His presence would send me into Ecstasy. In 1980 I saw him in a small club in Houston Texas. I was seated about twenty feet from him and the energy from his body was so strong it felt like he could pick up that grand piano and throw it at me. His records, CDs, videos and his movie “Ray” are all a poor substitute for an in person performance, but they do provide a good sample for those who did not or never will have a “live” experience. His spirit lives on in any medium you want to tap into. Hallelujah I just love him so!
What’s the word?
Sing the harmonic third and
I’ll give you a new word for bird
A word that nobody has ever heard.
As far as stars can fly is where you wonder
Why is the sky simply high.
Where do we stare when we see glare in the air?
Are we aware that they are there
and where we stare is really just air?
That is there and we are here.
Stars do fly and the new word for bird is ‘By-and-high’.
Don’t wonder when birds go high
Just say HI and by and by you’ll be high.