Never Turning Back

Thank you to juwannadoright for bringing this song to my attention. The current state of our nation begs that every American listen to this song. Repeatedly.


Song: Never Turning Back

Artist: Pat Humphries

Country: U.S. (performed by talented Aussie singer Judy Small)

Genre: Inspirational

Mood: Grab some tissues. If you have hope & a heart, this song will move you to tears.


World Music Monday


Hitchhiking Through Communism With a Sprained Ankle


Photo: Sylver Blaque / Ow!

Laying here on my back, swollen toes pointing up at the God who saved me from MegaDeath.

Thinking about hospitals & patriotism.

In the ER on Friday, I was sure I’d be there for at least 9 hours or more waiting to register…waiting for a room…waiting to see a doctor…waiting to have x-rays…waiting for x-ray results…waiting for doctor to look them over…waiting for diagnoses…waiting to be admitted or discharged.

Generally speaking, a U.S. emergency room wait is a good time to pull out a mirror and watch your hair turn gray.

While you WAIT.

Friday, though, was a pleasant surprise.

The ER was nearly empty, I was registered, wheeled into a room, and seen by a doctor in record ER time (1.5 hours!). X-rays and all the waiting around sped by within another short couple of hours, and I was patched up, and hobbling out to my car on crutches only 4 hours after arriving.


This got me thinking back to the last time I MegaD’d my ankle – before my rambunctious terrorist MegaDeath was even born.

I was in Cuba, on the road from Havana to Santiago, traveling as most Cubans do, by way of thumb…


Photo: Sylver Blaque / On the road somewhere in Cuba

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Some Leaders Are the Real WMD’s

I came across this during President G.W. Bush’s Iraq war…

hermann-goering“Of course the people don’t want war. But after all, it’s the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it’s always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it’s a democracy, a fascist dictatorship or a parliament, or a Communist dictatorship.

Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leader. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to greater danger.”

– Nazi leader Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials