Friday, November 17, 2017

Children Learn What They Live (1972)

Children Learn What They Live
By Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.

If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.
Copyright © 1972 by Dorothy Law Nolte

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

$20 for this 1927 first edition!!!

Sometimes gotta love the market... when it's ignorant! :) 
Duncan is "out" right now.

"You were wild once. Don't let them tame you."
---Duncan to America, 1923 (on her last tour)

Monday, November 13, 2017

#MeAt14 (Twitter meme)

. A Twitter meme trying to explain to the general public that a 14-year-old girl is not interested in attention from 30/40/50-year-old men.

1979. For my 14th-birthday slumber party, me (at top) and my friends dressed up as KISS and pranced around my mother's house and goofed around afterwards. We just wanted to have fun and dress up like our favorite band. (I didn't have sex 'til I was 23; I wasn't raped 'til I was 35.)

Friday, November 10, 2017

Bobby Doyle Trio - My Mammy (1962)

With Kenny Rogers on standup bass.

I saw Bobby Doyle every few weeks in the early '90s at a tiny Austin club called Ego's. (Still around, but now a generic karaoke bar; in the day, it had a decidedly murky "Blue Velvet" out-of-time feel to it, with middle-aged bouffanted waitresses, about 10 patrons, and the ageing, blind Bobby Doyle solo on a piano strung with Christmas lights.)

Kenny Rogers: She Believes in Me (1979)

When I first heard this at age 14 in 1979, I thought it was corny.
Today, I think it's profound.
"God, her love is true."

While she lays sleeping
I stay out late at night and play my songs
And sometimes all the nights can be so long
And it's good when I finally make it home, all alone
While she lays dreaming
I try to get undressed without the light
And quietly she says how was your night
And I come to her and say
It was all right, and I hold her tight

And she believes in me
I'll never know just what she sees in me
I told her someday if she was my girl
I could change the world
With my little songs, I was wrong
But she has faith in me
And so I go on trying faithfully
And who knows maybe on some special night
If my song is right
I can find a way

While she lays waiting
I stumble to the kitchen for a bite
And I see my old guitar in the night
Just waiting for me like a secret friend
And there's no end while she lays crying
I fumble with a melody or two
And I'm torn between the things that I should do
And she says to wake her up when I am through
God her love is true

And she believes in me
I'll never know just what she sees in me
I told her someday if she was my girl
I could change the world
With my little songs, I was wrong
But she has faith in me
And so I go on trying faithfully
And who knows maybe on some special night
If my song is right
I can find a way
While she waits
While she waits
For me

Islands In The Stream Live (1983)

I've been listening to the 2-disc Dolly Parton's Greatest Hits for the past couple of days. This song was great on CD, but upon watching the below 1983 video: Dolly was annoying as hell -- completely spastic and too-revved-up and jerking back and forth and chortling. Was it her? Was it the "vitamin shots" someone had given her? (And Rogers, previously relatively mellow, also starts gesticulating wildly a la Dolly, trying to get in tune with her... The forced vivacity is kind of painful to watch.)

I haven't read any Dolly bios: Was she known to have been on drugs in the early '80s?

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

What Happened.

RAW VIDEO: Activists disrupt rally featuring Sen. Bernie Sanders

The moment I chose between populists: The wimpy Sanders, or (see video in below entry) the fighter Trump. I will NEVER vote for anyone who backs up the way Sanders did here.

One reason why I decided to vote for Trump

The below video was one of the first moments when I decided to vote for Trump (shot at an Ohio rally in the spring of 2016).

Black Lives Matter representatives had recently physically taken the microphone away from Bernie Sanders.

I watched the Sanders humiliation. And then I watched the below physical Trump reaction to a threat. If I had been previously torn between the two populists, these moments helped decide the issue.

You might want a passive wimp in your personal life, but running the country? I want a tough guy. Just as I wanted a "tough guy" negotiating international business deals favorable to the US. (Sanders, on the other hand, had been a Senator for his whole life --- he'd never actually DONE anything in the real world.)

Donald Trump VICTORY SPEECH | Full Speech as President Elect

Opening 4 minutes by Pence are dull. I liked the speech, but even more interesting was watching the last 15 minutes as he was making his way out of the hall. I'd been following his campaign on C-SPAN for the past year, where the Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want" was always prominent at his appearances.

Donald Trump WINS Election 2016 Compilation

A GREAT night! And I fell asleep on the couch before it was official (!), waking up just in time for the acceptance speech...

Congrats, President Trump! One year ago tonight.