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I don't write to right. I write so that others might. You can know the word but not the author

I don't write to right. I write so that others might. You can know the word but not the author


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I don't write to right. I write so that others might. You can know the word but not the author






The Daily Mess The Final Day

June 27, 2022 Here I sit! My final day as a fifty plus your old man. The journey well documented in several different journals. Ten years ago I challenged myself to lose fifty pounds by fifty. I did it. Amazingly and through total focus and discipline I’ve only gained five of it back. The past ten years have moved quicker than any other decade. My forties were blessed with a walk through martial arts. Plus I had a heart attack at forty seven. Those lovely years that began with the number...


C.T.C.S. Episode 39 Alone Again Naturally

I’m C.T. When I’m not hosting podcasts I’m in the real world. Everybody has to work. My job is C.S. Customer Service. Solutions, relationships and generating motivation to keep my team pumped and connected to every guest who chose to stop in to pick up a few things or large baskets with everything. This is C.T.C.S. Episode 39 Alone Again Naturally


Play It Forward Episode 455 With Dr Christian Gregory From The Right To Offend

This is Play It Forward. Real people. Real stories. The struggle to Play It Forward Episode 455 With Dr. Christian Gregory From The Right To Offend The Black Comedy Revolution” is a two night documentary event which explores the progression of Black comedy and the comedians who have used pointed humor to expose, challenge and ridicule society’s injustices and to articulate the Black experience in America. Executive produced by Kevin Hart’s HARTBEAT and TIME Studios, the documentary explores...


De Frag Episode Twenty The Artists You Can't Lose

I love music documentaries. Caught an Elton John followed by a Steven Tyler story last night. Both have been huge in my life. I can't imagine how it's going to affect me when the other side of life tells its story. So I De Frag the question: Name ten artists you don't want to see die during your living years. The goal isn't to create a Debbie Downer moment. It's to celebrate the beauty of the art of music by giving your inner core a deeper purpose as to why you still hold onto their sights...


Roshani Chokshi Releases The Book Aru Shah And The Nectar Of Immortality

It began with the lighting of a lamp. One day three of Aru Shah’s schoolmates show up at her doorstep to catch her in a lie. They don’t believe her claim that the Lamp of Bharata is cursed, and they dare Aru to prove it. Just a quick light, then she can get herself out of this mess with her school friends. But lighting the lamp unwittingly frees the Sleeper, an ancient demon also known as the Lord of Destruction, who’s determined to end the world unless the youth can stop him. The novel...


BrittanyBree From NBC's The Voice

BrittanyBree grew up in the church where she got her start singing. She began performing in music conferences and singing in pageants while continuing to thrive in the choir, but never ventured outside of singing in church. At 19, BrittanyBree became a single mom and had her second child at 22, so music took a backseat. For the past few years she has worked two jobs as a package handler on an assembly line and as an insurance adjuster, but she is ready to get back to her true passion of...


Andre Gaines From After Jackie On History

On April 15, 1947, a young Jackie Robinson started at first base with the Brooklyn Dodgers, marking the first time a Black man was allowed to play in the modern Major Leagues. Robinson’s incredible accomplishments on the field are even more remarkable when combined with the enormous obstacles he was faced with while achieving them – fighting against segregation, racial discrimination and standing up for the rights of African Americans everywhere. However, when the Hall of Famer retired to...


Howard Bryant Releases The Book Rickey The Life And Legend Of An American Original

RICKEY: The Life and Legend of an American Original by Howard Bryant-acclaimed sports journalist and three-time nominee for the National Magazine Award. Bryant is also the author of nine previous books, including The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron, The Heritage: Black Athletes, A Divided America and the Politics of Patriotism, and Juicing the Game: Drugs, Power, and the Fight for the Soul of Major League Baseball. Now, he offers the definitive biography of Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson,...


Pod Crashing Episode 157 With Catherine Townsend From Hell And Gone

Pod Crashing Episode 157 With Catherine Townsend From Hell And Gone Now in its second season, Hell and Gone is a podcast from iHeartRadio and School of Humans that follows writer and private investigator Catherine Townsend as she investigates unsolved deaths in small-town Arkansas. This season, she dives into the mysterious death of Janie Ward, a 16-year-old high school student who died at a party in 1989 in Marshall, Arkansas. In the 30 years since her death, no one has been able to...


The Daily Mess $1.49 Tomato

An elderly woman wanted to negotiate the price of a tomato. Then a man wanted to pay the cheap price for a wine we didn't carry for two very expensive bottles. The evolution of the of the modern consumer is rapidly moving in a direction that's going to lead innocent people into areas of their life that will earn them very wrong stripes. The day an elderly woman stops in sporting a tear drop tattoo on the side of her face with create a moment of change that we can never take back. The...


Ryan Jay Reviews Rise, Elvis And Black Phone

The NBA has so many amazing stories and through the power of journalists and historians more of them are appearing on screens. New this week on Disney+ is Rise. Ryan Jay reviews the sports bio pic. Then we jump into the theater with Elvis. A total must see and experience according to Ryan. And what about Black Phone? Is it the scariest film of the summer? Who has already purchased the mask for Halloween?


Play It Forward Episode 454 With Robbie Pickering From Gaslit

This is Play It Forward. Real people. Real stories. The struggle to Play It Forward Episode 454 With Robbie Pickering From Gaslit On STRZ Gaslit is a modern take on Watergate that focuses on the untold stories sand forgotten characters of the scandal - from Nixon's bumbling and opportunistic subordinates to the deranged zealots aiding and abetting their crimes to the tragic whistleblowers who would eventually bring the whole rotten enterprise crashing down. The limited series has an...


What's Next

June 24, 2022 First. This was written at 7:24 this morning. It’s very important to the process of the questions that will be raised. I asked… Where do we start? How shall it end? The beginning, middle and what’s next? No day passes that something from out of nowhere rocks the history books. From the 100 year pandemic to the worst inflation in 40 years. The worst dry weather in the West in 1,000 years. It all seems to have created a voice at the same time. Should we be sending letters to...


Adrienne C Moore and Meredith MacNeill From Pretty Hard Cases Season 2 IMDB TV

In the second season, female detectives Samantha Wazowski (Meredith MacNeill, Baroness Von Sketch Show) and Kelly Duff (Adrienne C. Moore, Orange Is the New Black) are back and in brand new territory, both at work and in their personal lives. As official partners in the Guns & Gangs Unit, Sam and Kelly have never been better at blending their different skills to get the job done—whether they’re solving a crime in the community or tackling systemic corruption within the force. Pretty Hard...


The Daily Mess Mending The Soil

June 22, 2022 The building of an idea. In my 20’s I always rushed through my thoughts. A good idea can only grow so far. In my 40’s I became a silent watcher. I learned to stand back and watch the slightest ideas escape from their seed formation. The foundation of hope became stronger because learning about how much time is required to develop an idea needs more than just patience. It calls out for forgiveness. We’re quick to drop an idea only to return a different day. I don’t believe in...


Jeffrey Donovan From NBC's Law And Order

Jeffrey Donovan plays Detective Frank Cosgrove in the 21st season of the NBC drama "Law & Order." Donovan is perhaps best known for his leading work as former CIA operative Michael Westen on the Emmy Award-nominated USA series "Burn Notice" for seven seasons. Donovan received strong recognition playing North Dakota off-kilter mobster Dodd Gerhardt in the second season of Noah Hawley's critically acclaimed "Fargo" on FX, and was cast as series lead Charlie Haverford, a tarot-reading...


Play It Forward Episode 453 Soman Chainani The School For Good And Evil Becoming A Movie

This is Play It Forward. Real people. Real stories. The struggle to Play It Forward Episode 453 With Soman Chainani His debut fiction series, The School for Good and Evil, has sold more than 3 million copies, has been translated into more than thirty languages across six continents, and will soon be a film on Netflix. In his stand-alone new novel. RISE OF THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL, Chainani takes us back in time to the early days of Evers and Nevers, the rift between School Masters to...


The Lyrics From Billys Forest Chapter 298

The blizzard white canvas' in our every day world. Those moments we walk beyond because what we'd like to savor isn't found on the blizzard white canvas. We miss so much because they pictures painted in our imaginations have turned us into chasers. Looking for the instant victory. How can we learn from the blizzard white canvas? It's in nature.


Dale George Lytle From Angeles Releases Nothing But Love

In 1977, Dale George Lytle and Dave Raudman united the musicians that would form ANGELES in Tujunga, Ca. Their first Hollywood gig was at the Troubadour where they sold out playing the midnight slot on a Sunday night. That paved the way to becoming one of LA's Largest Indie bands of the 80's. In 1980, Angeles headlined the Fall Rock Festival at Devonshire Downs, during the show Ron Bushy (original drummer of Iron Butterfly). In 1981, they co-headlined two concerts with Mötley Crüe at the...


The Daily Mess Builder Versus Taker