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Monday, April 23, 2018

Roads . . .

. . . more and less traveled . . .



People talk about all kinds of things
Like the weather
Like their politics
Like the things that they watch on TV
But still the roads diverge

Funny though all this chatter don't mean a thing
When compared with the wondering
When they speak of just how
The roads diverge

There comes a moment
You’re suddenly face with a choice
All that you thought that you
Knew becomes smoke
And all of your detailed and
Best laid-out plans
Have become just one
Great big joke

Some will cope
Some will agonize endlessly
Pleading take this away from me
This decision I face
When roads diverge


Less Traveled

based upon Roads Diverge ©2014 Raymond M. Jozwiak



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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Salubrious . . .

. . . required . . .


Things once all agreed
Nice and neatly to be
Of a sudden turn
Changing unsettlingly
Now a disrupted calm and
A well thought-out plan
That at earlier time
Brought a united stand
Has turned somewhat murky
Casting haze and a greyness
But with time, truly hoping
For comforting stasis


Therapy

©2018 Raymond M. Jozwiak



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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Denial . . .


(from http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2016/jul/06/17-things-donald-trump-said-and-then-denied-saying/)
". . . John McCain is not a war hero . . . "Four times, I said he is a hero," he said on July 19 on ABC.  . . Trump said, "He is a war hero because he was captured." In other words, Trump also cherry-picked his interview and misquoted himself. . .

Calling women ‘fat pigs,’ ‘dogs,’ ‘slobs’ and ‘disgusting animals’. . . at the first GOP presidential debate in August 2015. . . "Well, some of the things that she (Megyn Kelly) said, I didn't say, okay?" Trump said on Meet the Press. . .

Implying China was part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership . . . When asked about the pending trade deal with 12 Pacific Rim nations at a Republican primary debate in Milwaukee, Trump took to bashing China. . . "You know, we might want to point out that China’s not part of this deal," quipped former rival Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. But a day later, Trump denied suggesting China was a signatory. . .

Using a curse word to describe Ted Cruz . .  . Trump denied using "a very bad word" — a synonym for cat — at a rally in Manchester, N.H., and demanded an apology from Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin for suggesting he had done so. . . .(but) There’s video evidence. An audience member called Trump rival Ted Cruz a slur for a woman. Trump repeated the p---- word after telling fans it was a "terrible" word in mock outrage. . .

As Democrats mounted efforts to pass gun control legislation in the wake of the Orlando shooting, Trump brought up the proverbial "good guy with a gun" argument, which goes that mass casualties could have been avoided if one civilian in the club were armed. . . Under scrutiny for his comment, Trump insisted he meant armed security, not clubgoers. . . In an interview on CNN, Trump said armed "people" in general, possibly exercising concealed carry, could have prevented the tragedy, and he ignored a reporter when she pointed out that there was an armed security guard in the club. . .

On having one of the world’s best memories . . . To cap it all, Trump ironically can’t remember bragging about his memory as revealed in his deposition for a Trump University lawsuit. Here’s what he said, according to transcript released in late June:
"Q. You’ve stated though, that you have one of the best memories in the world?
A. I don’t know. Did I use that expression?
Q. Yes.
A. Where? Could I see it?
Q. I can play the video of you reporting it.
A. Did I say I have a great memory or one of the best in the world.
Q. "One of the best in the world" is what the reporter quoted you as saying
A. I don’t remember saying that. As good as my memory is, I don’t remember that, but I have a good memory." . . . "



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Friday, April 20, 2018

Bruises . . .



Bruises received
Are never acceptable
Inflicted by life though
Can be bad or good
Tacky to flaunt them
But sometimes they seem
A well-needed lesson
Be it small or extreme


Bruises
©2018 Raymond M. Jozwiak



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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Tolerance . . .

(https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/impeaching-trump-won-t-fix-crisis-america-desperately-needs-political-ncna867046)
". . . Those still working in Washington and in Trump’s Cabinet have hard choices to make. Each person has to weigh their commitment to the country against the damage that will come to them. I believe that working for Donald Trump, especially closely, damages everybody. And all of us have to decide individually: How much stain can I tolerate in service to my country? . . . Trump may not change completely, but there is opportunity for change at the margins. And that's something that all of us can try and help accomplish. He’s a smart person. He's deeply self-interested, and as he comes to understand that you can't do whatever you want as president of the United States, hopefully he also learns there are things the Republicans will not tolerate. And if Republicans do believe that values matter, it's time for them to stand up and put an ethical fence around him in a way that will protect the country. . ."





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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Barry Lee . . .

. . . and Ludwig . . .
. . . Live long enough and everything will come to pass . .




The Chef was in town .  . .  "Bleeding the 5th." WOW! What a stellar performance. We are finished recording. One last session to assemble everything before CD (OHO's Gazebo) manufacture.




. . . like OHO just may be inspired by you!!!!





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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Conflict . . .

(from https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-wants-review-some-materials-seized-cohen-fbi-raid-n866226)
". . . “Why doesn’t @FoxNews have a conflict of interest policy requiring Hannity to disclose his personal interest in the Cohen search when commenting on it?” tweeted Walter Shaub, the former director of the independent Office of Government Ethics. . . A spokesperson for Fox News did not immediately respond to questions from NBC News about the relationship between Hannity and Cohen. . ."




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Monday, April 16, 2018

Stating . . .

. . . the obvious . . .
. . . in a country that refuses to help itself . . .



(from https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-morally-unfit-be-president-comey-says-tv-interview-n866196)
".  . . President Donald Trump is such an indiscriminate liar that he sometimes doesn't even know he's lying, former FBI Director James Comey said in an interview with ABC News that aired Sunday night. He said Trump was "morally unfit" to hold his office. . . "Our president must embody respect and adhere to the values that are at the core of this country, the most important being truth," Comey said last week, according to a transcript of the entire interview that ABC News published Sunday night. "This president is not able to do that. He is morally unfit to be president.". . . Trump lies are so promiscuous that "sometimes he's lying in ways that are obvious, sometimes he's saying things that we may not know are true or false, and then there's a spectrum in between," Comey said, according to ABC News. . . "





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Sunday, April 15, 2018

From Deep . . .

. . . inside . . .


Like house and soldiers
Checkers and chess
My heart and soul
Paid dearly their dues
Learning we called it
and learning it was
But I itched to be finished
And to make my own news

Was not really concerned
Of the what and the how
Being preoccupied
With the here and the now
Everyone I encountered
Was informed of my view
No holds barred
I bombarded not few

Now lo many an issue transpired
I have seen countless things
Have lived well was inspired
Maybe you do not know me
From exploits derrynge do
But I've devoted my all
To endeavors unfew
It isn't fatigue or exhaustion I feel
It's just time for the new


Heart Purge Three
©2017 Raymond M. Jozwiak



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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Therapeutic . . .


(from https://www.delamora.life/inspirational-quotes-music-sound/)
The knower of the mystery of sound knows the mystery of the whole universe. - Hazrat Inayat Khan

Do you know that our soul is composed of harmony. - Leonardo da Vinci, Notebooks (1451-1519)

Music is the mediator between the life of the senses and the life of the spirit. - Beethoven (1770-1827)

Man’s music is seen as a means of restoring the soul, as well as confused and discordant bodily afflictions, to the harmonic proportions that it shares with the world soul of the cosmos. - Plato (Timaeus) (429-347 BC)

I believe that from the earth emerges a musical poetry that is by the nature of its sources tonal. I believe that these sources cause to exist a phonology of music, which evolves from the universal, and is known as the harmonic series. - Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

Each celestial body, in fact each and every atom, produces a particular sound on account of its movement, its rhythm or vibration. All these sounds and vibrations form a universal harmony in which each element, while having it’s own function and character, contributes to the whole. - Pythagoras (569-475 BC)

If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. - Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

If you learn music, you’ll learn history. If you learn music, you’ll learn mathematics. If you learn music, you’ll learn most all there is to learn. - Edgar Cayce (1877-1945)

Harmony sinks deep into the recesses of the soul and takes its strongest hold there, bringing grace also to the body & mind as well. Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and life to everything. It is the essence of order… - Plato (429-347)


Good Therapy
©2018 Raymond M. Jozwiak



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Friday, April 13, 2018

WHAT???. . .


(from https://www.nbcnews.com/ headline)
“Strike on Syria 'could be very soon or not so soon at all,' Trump says”



WHAT???



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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Dishing . . .


(https://www.mediaite.com/tv/erick-erickson-dishes-on-unnamed-gop-rep-who-bashed-trump-in-bonkers-forest-gump-rant-hes-tired-of-defending-the-guy/)
". . . Erick Erickson Dishes on Unnamed GOP Rep Who Bashed Trump in ‘Forest Gump’ Rant: ‘He’s Tired of Defending the Guy’. . . "





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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Thick . . .

. . . and thin. . .
. . . just as long as I don't have to
Bloody my hands . . .




Blood Brother

performed by Jay Graboski & Ray Jozwiak, October 2016




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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Soul . . .


“Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and life to everything. It is the essence of order, and leads to all that is good, just, and beautiful, of which it is the invisible, but nevertheless dazzling, passionate, and eternal form.”
— attributed to Plato






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Monday, April 9, 2018

A Pairing . . .

. . . made in heaven . . .


OHO and Millstone Cellars


(from http://www.millstonecellars.com/)
MillStone Cellars is a farmhouse cidery that crafts all oak barrel-aged dry ciders. We focus solely on the production of rustic style ciders, cysers and meads, heavily influenced by the native yeast, microbes and local growing conditions. We source all of our ingredients within 150 miles of our cidery as well as growing and foraging our own. We strive to distill and preserve all things that make our region and climate unique, presented to you in a bottle of cider.

(from http://www.ohomusic.com/bio/)
21st Century OHO continues to play locally as a trio consisting of keyboardist/vocalist, Ray Jozwiak, drummer/percussionist/vocalist, David Reeve, and guitarist/vocalist, Jay Graboski. . . Where Words Do Not Reach - a comprehensive collection of OHO instrumental music from the early 1970s through the present is now available at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/oho5


OHO at
MillStone Cellars  
2029 Monkton Rd
Monkton, MD 21111
Phone: (443) 895-9991
7:30PM
Friday, April 13, 2018





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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Bittersweet . . .

Good intentions
Blacktop and fire
Prices are paid
for things desired

Celebrate now
Celebrate always
Celebrate everything
From spark to blaze

I know you're really happy
And soon we have to fly
But we will be more together
So there's just no need to cry


Bittersweet
©2018 Raymond M. Jozwiak



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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Another . . .



(from https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/trump-ramps-it-yet-another-wild-day-claims-controversy-n863266)
". . .  Trump repeated his unsubstantiated claim that millions of votes were fraudulently cast in the 2016 election. . .  observed that women “are being raped at numbers never seen before” as an immigrant caravan heads towards the United States. . . broke his silence on Stormy Daniels, saying he wasn’t aware of the $130,000 payment made to her. . . which would mean neither party is legally bound by it, (their 'agreement'). . . released a statement saying he was considering $100 billion of additional tariffs on China. . . (and then there's) EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt . . . )




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