Daddy blogger is not a term I identify with. I get it but only as a sliver of my persona.
Sometimes I wish I was President so I could tell the world to aspire for more and they’d hear me.
Where is the Led Zeppelin of 2014?
Hemingway wrote about a clean well-lighted place. That’s what we need to create, and all we need really. It’s easy to get bogged down with the extras of life and lose perspective on our art. I love what this photo says about creativity. The only thing I would change is the chair. It doesn’t look comfortable in the slightest. I’d get a $100 chair that was comfortable but everything else I a good with. Wallpaper is highly overrated. I think the spackled, primered walls are perfect for raw creation and producing quality work. Problems can be solved more readily in a rustic environment. This room reminds me of the one I rented while studying in Mexico in the Summer of ‘96. There was nothing on the walls and the beds were plain and simple like something from a WWII barracks in a war film. It was also the place where I made flash cards and got sick and got well and learned more Spanish than I ever did in college. The phrase/acronym “keep it simple stupid” comes to mind. What a great reminder.
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I have started using Evernote and Dropbox and it is good, very good.
I can’t believe that 9 years ago I held a little bundle in my arms that was Isabella. I have gone through so much growth, some painful but all productive, since she came into my life. I’m surprised though I still don’t have the answers for all her questions. She came out the slider just now “to say hi to me.” I was sure she wanted something but after a brief interrogation I believed her. Very sweet. She helped me with the chlorine floaters and told me about her friend. Priceless times.
I really became a dad much earlier than 9 years ago. I met Sarah 12 years ago and her son Brandon was 4. I’ve enjoyed being his dad more than life itself. I knew I might and that’s why I legally adopted him several years ago. That may surprise his mom because I have been frustrated with him in recent years. Nonetheless, he is working his first job now at Farmer Boys. They are asking him to stay extra hours which shows he is busting his butt like I taught him to. Having kids is like a mirror and a frame. Sometimes you see yourself and others you see them and marvel in their glory. I hope they come to see me when I’m old. If they don’t I’ll be knowing their using the stuff I gave them, mixed with their experience to shine like crazy diamonds. That should be a peaceful easy feeling.
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I just listened to the first song on U2’s latest album that went out free to approximately 500 million itunes users. After half the song I looked up how to delete the album from my iTunes. Bono has a good voice but I’d rather hear REM sing “I Rember California.” I think U2 should call it quits. There’s nothing new or innovative going on. I like it that Billboard has banned this album from the charts until it goes on sale for real. Who’s gonna buy it then? The people who don’t have iPhones?
My favorite album by U2 is October. Gloria is such a meaty song. What we get now is a bunch of effects the Edge comes up with along with the occasional straight guitar solo. I have respect for U2 but what is with selling 500 million+ albums to Itunes? Both parties involved ought to have their heads examined. I can’t dump my iPhone because there are too many thing I have use for it. The U2 album on the other hand is now like those annoying music samples in Windows XP I still see pop up once in a while. Sad because they were once an honest band.
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