Ten Years

A year ago I penned this remembrance about the tragedy of September 11, 2001. I offer the poem to you again on this tenth year of remembrance. I keep meaning to submit it somewhere for publication but never seem to do it, unsteady in my belief that it merits same. I hope the sentiment touches the readers of this blog and does honor to the fallen.

the 9/11 Memorial


Raffle For Apple Products (A 503-c Non-profit)

Well, nothing like a little gamblin' to bring me out of my blog stupor. And, finally my new business position is normalizing. So, back to being a Lucky Dog.

Have I got a deal for you! A group I am associated with, The Rhine Research Center, a 503-c non-profit, is holding a fundraising raffle with winners receiving a variety of Apple products. First Prize is an Apple Mac Airbook.

Tickets are only five bucks each and even if we sell the 5,000 tickets we hope to sell your odds are great at 1/2 of 1%. That beats the Lottery odds and you help a famous and important group continue important research into the human consciousness.

By visiting the Rhine website you can purchase tickets utilizing a credit card or pay pal and your tickets will be scanned to you. Tickets are only five bucks, buy as many as you wish and you don't have to be present to win. The drawing will be held September 17, 2011 in the evening.

While you are on the site buying a bunch of tickets look around a bit. There is much interesting information and I invite you to become involved if even only through the web site.

So, from one Lucky Dog to another I ask that you support this cause. And pass the opportunity on via your blog and your friends.

My extra sensory perception tells me one of my readers will win! Thank you on behalf of The Rhine Research Center. And thank you from the Dog.


Jon Langford: Nashville Radio ( A great "New Find")

As a full-fledged Zevonista, I know there will never be a replacement for the great Warren Zevon. But I am always searching. Recently, I was pleased to be introduced to Jon Langford, quite the artist in more ways than one. Solo artist, painter and involved in a plethora of off and on side projects including:
Waco Brothers  Pine Valley Cosmonauts  Mekons   Jon Langford & Skull Orchard , Jon moves from punk to "hard country" with ease, often carrying the ghost of Hank Williams along for ride.

Langford is a good one to explore.