The Internet Wayback Machine

I used the Internet Wayback Machine to visit the Shmata Queen today. It was kind of fun to see what life was like when she was a blogger.

Funny to read some of those old posts, talk about silly.

Stories To Tell

I have more than a few tales to tell you about what has been going on in my world. I have stories about this and that and things that matter. I have a collection of moments worth mentioning and some that are only of interest because of who you are.

Telephone line, if you would pick it up you would find out if you are always on my mind and I might tell you everything or perhaps I might not.

Does it matter. Should we care. Is it worth breaching the walls of Jericho or is it something not worth doing. Those are questions that could be discussed and perhaps should be discussed, but they won't be talked about here and now.

Not today and probably not tomorrow, but soon...maybe.

For now it is time to get some sleep, time to wrap ourselves in a Shmata and think about the things that bring peace and quiet.

Now is the time to close our eyes and dream about how to live our dreams and not dream our lives.

Live Now

This is a great clip. I am going to take a quote from this piece and use it for the story here and something else I am working on at TheJackB.

Here is the key quote:

"You know, we just don't recognize the most significant moments of lives while they are happening. Back then I thought, Well there'll be other days. I didn't realize that was the only day."

Archibald (Moonlight) Graham
Field of Dreams


One of my favorite pieces to listen to. I have many fond memories of going the Hollywood Bowl to celebrate the 4th of July.

This is one of my favorite pieces to listen to live.

I Should Be Sleeping

I should be sleeping now but I am lost in thought about a million different things. I keep reading It Was Logical and thinking about where I want to take it and where I need to take it.

Last week I wrote two posts that I am really proud of. They are called Lessons for Being Human and Is It Intuition Or Desire?

I like them because they had a certain flow and feeling that I felt like had been missing from my writing. That feeling is important to me. It is what makes these posts into something more than just words slapped on a page.

Been thinking about a couple of dear old friends and how I rarely speak with them. I know exactly why it is the case with one but there really isn't an excuse for the other. It bothers me, the silence that is. So does the distance.

Absence doesn't always make the heart grow fonder. Though I am blessed with many good friends these are two of the most important and I am concerned.

Things change. People change and friendships evolve.

It is possible that this is what has happened but I am not certain this is so. I love them both so I won't just let them slip away. They are too important.

Should it come to pass that they really are over I will have the knowledge that I did all that I could to save them.

That is important to me. It is part of what helps me sleep at night, that knowledge that I did my best. Sometimes we fall short, but better to try and fail than fail to try.

This was part of Just Write #42. Most of the time you will find these posts on my main blog but today I decided to do things a little bit differently.

Not Quite Abandoned

I didn't think it had been as many months away from here as it has clearly been. I was certain I had updated this place in December and ...