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Thursday, May 24, 2018

My Bob Dylan article was published in the Duluth News Tribune today


http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/opinion/columns/4451208-local-view-memories-love-dylan-just-cant-be-shared




I wrote an article about my experience as a lifelong Dylan fan and how to me it is individual and scared.


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Dylan singing about my city I live in now, Duluth - his place of birth

Bob Dylan will be 77 on May 24th, 2018
Something there is about you
Something there is about you that strikes a match
 in meIs it the way your body moves or is it the way your hair blows free?
Or is it because you remind me of something that used to be
Somethin' that crossed over from another century?
Thought I'd shaken the wonder and the phantoms of my youth
Rainy days on the Great Lakes, walkin' the hills of old Duluth.
There was me and Danny Lopez, cold eyes, black night and then there was Ruth 
Something there is about you that brings back a long-forgotten truth.
Suddenly I found you and the spirit in me sings
Don't have to look no further, you're the soul of many things.
I could say that I'd be faithful, I could say it in one sweet, easy breath
But to you that would be cruelty and to me it surely would be death.
Something there is about you that moves with style and grace
I was in a whirlwind, now I'm in some better place.
My hand's on the saber and you've picked up the baton
Somethin' there is about you that I can't quite put my finger on.
Songwriters: Bob Dylan

Everything is resolved

All the stress from yesterday evaporated.
My Minnesota tax return is in the 3rd stage of processing and I should have it by Friday or Monday this weekend.
The insurance adjuster appraiser came out today and looked at my car following a phone call from our company insurance agent in Philadelphia.
My article about Bob Dylan for Dylan fest in Duluth will be in the local paper this Friday.

I rule!!!

Once again, Janessa conquers with the help and grace of God who gave me an insightful mind.

Monday, May 21, 2018

North Korean episode and primary source from South Korea interviewed on Radio

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tabernaclefaith/2018/05/21/a-professor-from-south-korea-will-discuss-northsouth-korea

My friend, Wade, whom I have known since 2000, was a spccial guest on my radio show tonight.  We were very close friends from 2000-2004.  We were roommates with eachother and 3 other friends in Panorama City.  It was a good time in my life.  Loran was only ages 4-6 during this time (2002-2004) while we lived with him.  

He lived in South Korea 9 years and taught at a university there.  He spoke of cultural exposure to the South Korean culture.  I asked him to be on the show due to his proximity to North Korean and his perspective living in South Korea.

Our discussion also evolved to immigration, Aaron Schlossberg's outburst that went viral.  We discussed charter schools, choices, teaching English to foreign transplants in K-12 and more.

It doesn't seem worth it

I don't know why but the stresses of my life keep piling up and I am losing faith in the outcome.  My tax refund is 2 weeks late.  It has been 4 weeks and 1 day since I filed the state taxes.  Feds were done expeditiously.  A staff hit my car at work on May 5th and due to a number of delays including abrasive decision making by management, my car is still not fixed after 17 days and I am still waiting on the insurance company my company contracts with to make the initial call about the situation.  I have voiced my concerns and complaints and by having an area of concern about my electrical system on my car. It delayed the process further.  People say to let go, let God.  I come from a family stock in which one tries to solve their own problems first. 

These two major issues, coupled with other things that seem out of control, make me take a wild spin over the weekend and cut loose between a 24 hr shift and an 8 hour shift.  I did not have the room or energy for such impulsive decisions but I did so anyway.  I was anonymous, contentious and irresponsible.  I did not drink, I engaged in another outlet. 

Pretty soon my school job will be over for the summer and I can fully relax.  I work 12 hour overnight job and then get 2 hours off before I have to be at the school.  That includes two 10 mile drives and a bath/shower.  

I also had a recent strain with an ex boyfriend whom I am now friends with again.  In many ways, we never ironed out of problems in the past.  I let him off the hook too easy.  In a recent conflict, I was suspicious of his recent activity.  He recently quit a job where he worked with my son and I think he is back with a woman who was very taxing on him.  I don't mind but he feels the need to lie to me about it.  I really cannot tell, but I know I don't feel comfortable pressing him for the truth.  I was going to write him another goodbye letter tonight and I still may.   On a good note, I can trust the people in my Gambler anonymous group for support.

I don't want to be dependent on money, present or future.  I want to be fully self sustaining on my paychecks alone.  All 4 now.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Louis Farrakhan preaching on Rodney King incident.


The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered this historic message at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisianna on May 9, 1992.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6b09aXynJ8

This Muslim preacher is talking about the order of the universe and how even when things are in chaos, they are ordered.  However, I disagree with one statement.  When white man willingly oppresses the Black man as in the Los Angeles Rodney King case,  the order of the universe is disrupted because man is choosing an evil path that he could refrain from.  The white police officers could have avoided mistreating Rodney King.  Sin and disgrace can be avoided by the will of man.

The Outcome of the Alton Sterling murder by two police officers Live Radio Broadcast on YouTube- TUNE IN


Alton Sterling conclusion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL97EJ6qhrQ

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