How to Spot a Real Friend

INTRODUCTIONI have written many times about the topic of friends. I have at least one piece on friends from the old days who turned out to not really be my friends at all. As I said about that, I could have gone to my grave believing that these people were once my friends. Thanks, Facebook!Continue reading “How to Spot a Real Friend”

Positivity vs. Honesty

ME: We’re fucked.THEM: You should try being more positive.ME: Okay. I am positive that we are fucked. As an Autistic person, I’ve always struggled with the concept of positivity, when faced with a negative reality that forces honesty. This is difficult to describe, so I’ll give you two examples. 1 OF 2: AN ADULT WHOContinue reading “Positivity vs. Honesty”

Pursuit of the Dream

Today’s entry was inspired by a piece written by Johnny L Brewer. Click his name to read. My dream of being a musician started before I was 2 years old. I would sit in my own seat behind the drummer of my uncle’s band, The Sounder. They played around Indiana, and had bands open forContinue reading “Pursuit of the Dream”

Celebrities and Attitudes About Music

I’ve been a musician my entire life, and I spent 33 years in Los Angeles making music. These are two topics that go hand-in-hand for a variety of reasons. The thing that these two topics have in common with everyone is that people have different attitudes about them. Sometimes those attitudes can be toxic orContinue reading “Celebrities and Attitudes About Music”

All That Red Pill Nonsense

INTRODUCTIONLately, it seems that many people are creating their own “X Pill” cultures. The most popular of them all is the “Red Pill,” which is a harsh reality that stands in direct opposition to the “Blue Pill,” which is a world of delusion that is sometimes willful in nature. DEFINITIONFor ease of writing, I’m goingContinue reading “All That Red Pill Nonsense”

Wanting Less Wanting

The scene is that of a man knocking on the door of an enlightened Zen Master. He had heard of this man and his abilities from the villagers he had encountered. He knocks again. The Zen Master answers the door. “My apologies for disturbing you. I have heard great things about your teachings, and IContinue reading “Wanting Less Wanting”

Life, Time, and Other Illusions

Life is an illusion caused by death. To understand this concept, first you must work to imagine a world where everyone and everything has always been and always will be. It’s a world where people never die. Would anyone talk about being alive? Would anyone even be concerned with that illusion? I’d think that mostContinue reading “Life, Time, and Other Illusions”

The Group Project and Destructive Behavior

My second year of college was in 1984/85. After becoming disillusioned with a Percussion Arts degree, I changed my focus to T-Comm. That is, Telecommunications, or radio and television. I lost confidence in my Percussion Arts degree because my main professor, Richard Paul, who was my drum teacher since 8th grade, was not showing upContinue reading “The Group Project and Destructive Behavior”

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