The Baby Box

By David Glenn Cox Let’s take a trip in the way back machine to Neolithic times. Those were much simpler times back then. Hunting and gathering and keeping the cave…

Be Prepared

By David Glenn Cox Years ago, when I was in radio school Mr. Marconi was about to give a lecture on Mr. Tesla or was it the other way around?…

Overthrowing Idols

By David Glenn Cox We cannot measure the dimensions of the past with the rulers of today. In 1920, Henry Ford was voted as the third most important person in…

The Manchurian Candidate

Yogi Berra said it, “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” That feeling that we’ve all been here before and many didn’t learn their lesson and didn’t do their homework.…

This Solidarity Thing

By David Glenn Cox Take a trip with me to 1932. It’s election night and Herbert Hoover received a telegram in the White House which read, “Vote Roosevelt and make…

An Army is Coming

By David Glenn Cox Sticks and stones can break my bones, but names can never hurt me. The big orange fuhrer struggles at his childish name calling. Thrashing about after…

Watch the Crowds

I was recently on Facecrook on a Bernie Sanders page. And someone (no names please) was advocating for “Voting your conscience.” Generally, I couldn’t agree more. However, these are troubled…

FDR was a Liberal Democrat

By David Glenn Cox FDR was a Liberal Democrat, once considered a traitor to his class he was in fact its salvation. He saved the United States from a possible…

The Private Economy

By David Glenn Cox In the last century Henry Ford became the richest man in the world by building automobiles. He took a couple of hundred dollars in parts and…

!! FRIDAY FUNK 2/7/2020 !!

WAR © 2020 MJ Ostrander With the political train wreck many of us had this week, a week that is ending for me with a snowstorm making the mountains invisible,…

Part of the Plan

I find the failure of the Iowa voting ap somewhat refreshing. You see? It’s not me after all. All the stupid aps I’ve downloaded that didn’t work right or don’t…

The State of the Union

On a cold February evening in the former Capitol of the world the Grand orange hassar, fraudulent King of the United States does what he does best…play act. His role…is…

Che was a Patriot

Che Guevarra was a patriot, but he was also a Communist. I’m not a Communist, but I’m not an absolutist either. I don’t believe in Leftist or Rightist dogma I…

Southern Man

Warren Haynes © 2020, MJ Ostrander I first saw Warren after he was recruited by Dickey Betts to play with the reunited Allman Brothers.  The venue was an amphitheater dubbed…

Nothing is The Same

© 2020, MJ Ostrander It’s been about forty-eight hours since the Republican US Senate effectively destroyed the Constitution and my ears are still ringing.  I’m fairly certain I was not…

How Does it Feel?

By David Glenn Cox We have come to one of those moments, like J.F.K or 9-11, like a new 9-11 bringing down the towers of justice metaphorically speaking this time.…

!!! FRIDAY FUNK – 1/31/20 !!!

Steely Dan © 2020, MJ Ostrander (Apologies for posting this so late!  Yesterday was a complicated day.) To me, Steely Dan was downtown cruising music.  Tunes that combined great fusion…

Upon the Gears

By David Glenn Cox “We of this Congress and this administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance, or insignificance, can spare one or another of us.…

Pacifico Joe – A Memoir

© 2020, MJ Ostrander Pacifico “Peaceful” Joe was the name I gave to my last canine.  We met by chance under circumstances that I believe did us both a great…

My Two Cents

© 2020, MJ Ostrander When David and I began this blog, I made a resolution to avoid expressing my political beliefs and opinions here.  But I’m breaking that pledge to…

It's a Good Life

By David Glenn Cox Sitting on the strata of age every once in a while, something makes you say, “wow”!  Adam Schiff restoreth my soul. Taking the early lead in…

A Good Ten Cent Billionaire

I want to tell you and interesting story. At least I hope it is interesting. It’s about politics and how people react to politics and politicians. Did you know that…

!! Friday Funk – 1/24/20 !!

The Temptations Of all the stars from Motown none shone brighter than the Temptations. The band was created from two rival groups first hitting the charts in 1968. Otis Williams…

Cleveland Rocked – Part Two

© 2020, MJ Ostrander I came of age during the Arena Rock era.  Cell phones and the internet didn’t exist in the seventies.  This often made getting good seats difficult…

Hillary Calls Kettle Black

By David Glenn Cox I can’t say that I personally dislike Hillary Clinton because I’ve never met her. But I’ve been following politics for a long time and I’ve found…

Angry Earth

By David Glenn Cox Godzilla stomped across our movie screens in the 1950s breathing fire while destroying Tokyo and its mass transit system. Godzilla was spawned of nuclear radiation released…

Harry Nilsson

In rock and roll, dreams can come true and sometimes the dream becomes a nightmare which overtakes the dreamer. Harry Nilsson was a singer-songwriter, but rarely performed in public. His…

How to Live

Written in memory of George and Florence Ostrander. ©2020 MJ Ostrander My mother passed away in 2007.  Thanks to the financial crisis a year later, the house and property she…

Why We Fight

“I am not a member of any organized political party…I am a Democrat” – Will Rodgers This has been true and will always be true we are a diverse group.…

Roxy Music

I think the first thing that caught my attention about Roxy Music was their name. Almost speaking of themselves in the third person. The first time I heard “For Your…

Your Fault

Here is a challenge for you; I want you to think about something in a different way. The next time you see a homeless person begging for change on the…

American Nero

There is a reason why Donald Trump doesn’t own a dog. Because he’s such a liar that if he called the dog it probably wouldn’t come. But I really don’t…

Alice Cooper

Before there was a Kiss and before there was a David Bowie, there was an Alice Cooper pioneering rock and roll stage craft. Snakes and eye makeup might get you…

!!! FRIDAY FUNK !!!

King Curtis Copyright 2020, MJ Ostrander One day a few years back, I was just bopping along minding my own business and whoop-whoop!  I accidently clicked on Home Cookin’ by…

The Trumpian Knot

By David Glenn Cox Another shoe drops as the Chief of Staff to Defense Secretary Mark Esper resigns. Eric Chewing is was Esper’s right hand man to a Defense Secretary…

Kitchen Prose & Gutter Rhymes

Jethro Tull I’m one of the people who thought the vocalist for Jethro Tull was Jethro Tull.  With long, bushy hair and randy features covered in auburn facial fur, he…

The Allman Brothers Band

 It’s a truism about the hardships in Rock and Roll.  The Allman Brothers have endured those losses and stayed relevant. Founded by brothers Greg (keyboard) and Duane (slide guitar) in…

Without an Exit

We watch them pass in echelons this fool’s parade. The trickle becomes a flood as five top Pentagon officials resign in a single week. What have we learned from it…

Spock

Sometimes I wish Mr. Spock from Star Trek was real. It seems logical thinking is detached from social behavior.

The Pressure in The Haystack

©2019, MJ Ostrander For any astrology aficionados out there, I’m an Aries.  We’re supposed to crave undying attention.  Friends would tell you I’m a human disco ball, a living breathing…

Dead Mall

Dead Mall By David Glenn Cox They came upon us suddenly, shopping centers enclosed from the weather. Like Las Vegas hotels each new one to be bigger and better with…