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Rhyme and Reason with Tony Funderburk

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In each episode of the Rhyme and Reason Podcast, Tony Funderburk shares how life makes sense. As an author of more than 20 books for adults and kids, and a songwriter with hundreds of songs to his credit, Tony wants to show you why you’re important. Get some free words and music by jumping on the Rhyme and Reason Bandwagon at TonyFunderburk.com It’s like a backstage pass to the secrets of eternal life.

In each episode of the Rhyme and Reason Podcast, Tony Funderburk shares how life makes sense. As an author of more than 20 books for adults and kids, and a songwriter with hundreds of songs to his credit, Tony wants to show you why you’re important. Get some free words and music by jumping on the Rhyme and Reason Bandwagon at TonyFunderburk.com It’s like a backstage pass to the secrets of eternal life.

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In each episode of the Rhyme and Reason Podcast, Tony Funderburk shares how life makes sense. As an author of more than 20 books for adults and kids, and a songwriter with hundreds of songs to his credit, Tony wants to show you why you’re important. Get some free words and music by jumping on the Rhyme and Reason Bandwagon at TonyFunderburk.com It’s like a backstage pass to the secrets of eternal life.

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English


Episodes

Lost love, the chairman, and something in the air, man

9/29/2021
Tony Funderburk - Music Producer, Author, Singer Songwriter, Podcaster in Colorado Springs “They” called him the “Chairman of the Board.” How he got the title depends on who you ask. But there’s no denying that Frank Sinatra liked being in charge. And I was never a fan even though he sang a … Read the rest... Lost love, the chairman, and something in the air, man

Duration:00:06:04

Fluff the pillow, feel the wind blow, sleeping willow

7/6/2021
Tony Funderburk - Music Producer, Author, Singer Songwriter, Podcaster in Colorado Springs I spent a lot of my formative years in Texas. So, I still use (and always will use) some of those friendly southern, colloquial expressions in my everyday language. And many of those southern memories are some of my fondest … Read the rest... Fluff the pillow, feel the wind blow, sleeping willow

Duration:00:05:25

Lariat Loop where the eagles swoop

7/5/2021
Tony Funderburk - Music Producer, Author, Singer Songwriter, Podcaster in Colorado Springs It’s 33 miles in a round trip. And I read where it’s apparently America’s only “urban byway.” And that means it’s a scenic byway (on the National Register) closer to an urban area (Denver) than any other anywhere. And since … Read the rest... Lariat Loop where the eagles swoop

Duration:00:11:26

Word power in your brain helps you on the right train 🎶

6/27/2021
Tony Funderburk - Music Producer, Author, Singer Songwriter, Podcaster in Colorado Springs 🎶 People get ready. There’s a train a-coming. You don’t need no baggage. You just get on board. All you need is faith to hear the diesels humming. Don’t need no ticket. You just thank the Lord. 🎶 Yeah, those are lyrics to the old Curtis … Read the rest... Word power in your brain helps you on the right train 🎶

Duration:00:09:49

Masterplan, yes. The kind we don’t have to guess.

6/26/2021
Tony Funderburk - Music Producer, Author, Singer Songwriter, Podcaster in Colorado Springs Yes, God does have a plan. A MasterPlan. But He most definitely does not have a plan for your day. As I’ve said many times…He’s far too brilliant a designer than to create a bunch of humans who can’t do … Read the rest... Masterplan, yes. The kind we don’t have to guess.

Duration:00:11:32

My cup runs over through thorns and through clover

6/19/2021
Tony Funderburk - Music Producer, Author, Singer Songwriter, Podcaster in Colorado Springs Just in case you haven’t noticed, the world is full of mean people and bad stuff. Nations are at war…all the time. Political parties are in constant power struggles. Murder is consistently at epidemic levels. And man-made pandemics are all … Read the rest... My cup runs over through thorns and through clover

Duration:00:10:12

Legal protections lead in the wrong directions

6/13/2021
Tony Funderburk - Music Producer, Author, Singer Songwriter, Podcaster in Colorado Springs Everybody’s trying to be nicer than God. Even real estate websites like to show off their “LGBT legal protections.” Which, of course, are bigoted policies. And I oppose any ideology that singles out individuals or groups who hate God and … Read the rest... Legal protections lead in the wrong directions

Duration:00:06:51

Ignorance is bliss unless it’s anything like this

6/8/2021
Tony Funderburk - Music Producer, Author, Singer Songwriter, Podcaster in Colorado Springs They say ignorance is bliss. Who are they? And why do they say that? But never mind all that right now. There’s one way ignorance will be anything but bliss. Because you won’t be able to plead ignorance when you … Read the rest... Ignorance is bliss unless it’s anything like this

Duration:00:08:13

Time flies by so fast in this world where we’re cast

6/7/2021
Tony Funderburk - Music Producer, Author, Singer Songwriter, Podcaster in Colorado Springs Back in 2012, right here on TonyFunderburk dot com, I wrote about the longest daylight day of the year. Summer solstice. And I shared how it makes me ponder time. I also shared how so many people say something like, “Wow, time … Read the rest... Time flies by so fast in this world where we’re cast

Duration:00:10:40

Faster than light to where day becomes night

6/6/2021
Tony Funderburk - Music Producer, Author, Singer Songwriter, Podcaster in Colorado Springs Generally speaking, most scientists (and the rest of us, too) believe there’s nothing faster than light. And it’s mighty difficult to imagine that not being true. Because, think about it, when you flip the switch to your kitchen light, it … Read the rest... Faster than light to where day becomes night

Duration:00:08:11

Bedbugs bite, but not in the starlight

6/3/2021
Tony Funderburk - Music Producer, Author, Singer Songwriter, Podcaster in Colorado Springs Sleep tight. Don’t let the bedbugs bite. Did you ever hear that when you were a kid? Or, for that matter, any other time? As it turns out, that’s not just a sweet, little thing to say to kids that … Read the rest... Bedbugs bite, but not in the starlight

Duration:00:08:05

Think back and talk some smack

6/2/2021
Tony Funderburk - Music Producer, Author, Singer Songwriter, Podcaster in Colorado Springs Yesterday I wrote about a nostalgic memory. And I talked about June bugs. If you didn’t catch that post, check it out. But now I want you to think back in your own life. And go as far back in … Read the rest... Think back and talk some smack

Duration:00:05:13

June bugs, watermelon – It’s nostalgia I’m tellin’

6/1/2021
Tony Funderburk - Music Producer, Author, Singer Songwriter, Podcaster in Colorado Springs Did you ever watch The Waltons? Either when it was a new show or in reruns? Either way, do you remember how the kids would run out the front door and the screen door would smack shut? That’s because those … Read the rest... June bugs, watermelon – It’s nostalgia I’m tellin’

Duration:00:08:37

Addition and subtraction make sense with liquefaction

5/31/2021
Tony Funderburk - Music Producer, Author, Singer Songwriter, Podcaster in Colorado Springs As I reached the end of 5th grade, and was about to leave elementary school to attend junior high, I was told I’d be put into “accelerated classes.” My teacher sent me home with a note to my parents that … Read the rest... Addition and subtraction make sense with liquefaction

Duration:00:07:24

Uncomfortable conversation with a quickly fading nation

5/29/2021
Tony Funderburk - Music Producer, Author, Singer Songwriter, Podcaster in Colorado Springs Yeah, it’s an uncomfortable conversation to have. The one about what’s happening behind closed doors and tall walls. Doors and walls that close behind foolish people going in…and behind damaged people coming out. Some people have spent much of their … Read the rest... Uncomfortable conversation with a quickly fading nation

Duration:00:04:27

Accidentally on purpose where bad science can’t usurp us

5/27/2021
Tony Funderburk - Music Producer, Author, Singer Songwriter, Podcaster in Colorado Springs Paramecia don’t become parakeets. And an amoeba will never be an ambulance driver. Not in a million, trillion years. Because changes like that don’t happen. Not by accident. Not on purpose. And certainly not accidentally on purpose. Accidentally on purpose … Read the rest... Accidentally on purpose where bad science can’t usurp us

Duration:00:08:48

Make a wish to abolish and demolish

5/26/2021
Tony Funderburk - Music Producer, Author, Singer Songwriter, Podcaster in Colorado Springs Three years ago, around this time of year, I sent a sad and happy song out into the internet. It was in response to a request for me to write a song for a young man battling cancer. A friend … Read the rest... Make a wish to abolish and demolish

Duration:00:10:58

Bad is bad when it’s this sad fad

5/25/2021
Tony Funderburk - Music Producer, Author, Singer Songwriter, Podcaster in Colorado Springs I think Huey Lewis and the News sang it best, back in the 80’s, when they sang “I say cool is a rule, but sometimes, bad is bad.” What? You don’t remember that song? Then, move along. Because you’re probably … Read the rest... Bad is bad when it’s this sad fad

Duration:00:06:42

There you go again, not putting the if with then.

5/24/2021
Tony Funderburk - Music Producer, Author, Singer Songwriter, Podcaster in Colorado Springs I’m reminded of a sound bite from a presidential debate between Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter. Carter presented what he thought was a good case against then Governor Reagan’s position on Medicare. And when Carter finished, Reagan started his counterpoint … Read the rest... There you go again, not putting the if with then.

Duration:00:10:32

Ancient age appears when clocks miscount the years

5/22/2021
Tony Funderburk - Music Producer, Author, Singer Songwriter, Podcaster in Colorado Springs What if you reached your prime, let’s say around 33, and someone told you that you look old? It wouldn’t exactly make you feel great. Even if you’re totally confident in who you are, and in your appearance, you don’t … Read the rest... Ancient age appears when clocks miscount the years

Duration:00:12:49