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On “The Answer, My Friend, is Blowin’ in the Wind? Perhaps.

I work in the additive industry. I have seen things printed from all kinds of powdered metals that would blow your mind. The only limitation is the imagination of the designer. It’s the next wave in manufacturing. I’ve worked in manufacturing in one way or another for 30 plus years. This stuff is cutting edge, the next wave.

On “Oh no…it’s the Chicken Dance!

I also listen to the same channels. With Lithium tossed in. Every so often Deep Tracks comes up with a good one. That’s where I heard Spirit’s version of “Hey Joe” the other day that I wrote about. We are hooked on SiriusXM...

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We went to a wedding in Columbus OH that had a band for the reception. The Conspiracy Band. They were GREAT.

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I noticed the oldies switch 5-6 year ago. A local oldies station in Pittsburgh played 50’s, 60’s and some 70’s. Mostly 50’s type music. Then one day they dropped the 50’s music and focused on 60’s, 70’s and 80’s....basically leaving the Chubby Checker crowd to the ash-heap of time. Now my generation’s music is oldies—but there are many goodies...thanks for reading Richard

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The RSVP idea is very cool. When it’s a “Prop DJ” I get annoyed. I know they are just trying to liven it up but in my opinion you don’t need a DJ to physically pull you out on the floor. Just play good music. It will take care of itself. Leave me the hell alone! Haha.. thanks for reading Mike.

On “A Timeless Box Full of Whistles

Masterful piece my friend.

On “Ever Heard “Hey Joe?”

I learned a lot about that song, it was cool unraveling the history behind it. I had never heard of The Leaves until I started researching.

Thanks for reading.

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I read some of the Byrds history about this song. Crosby was the catalyst behind recording it with some drama. Your folk song deep dive idea is good!

Thanks for reading

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Some of the versions of it out there are really good. Some not so good. I didn’t know that Weird Al did it. That’s......weird! Haha

Thanks for reading

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I remember that time too. Ares, Limewire.....haha...Thanks for reading.

On “Jane Wick

Striking comment from my daughter who is well versed in action movies after seeing Capt. Marvel. She saw Wonder Woman and liked to female dominant character. She liked Capt. Marvel better “because the character wasn’t sexualized in the way she was portrayed”-her words.
Great piece Kristin

On “The Answer, My Friend, is Blowin’ in the Wind? Perhaps.

Thanks for taking the time to read it Kristin!

And thanks to everyone else who has checked it out....the comments-WOW!

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Mike, I’ve been enjoying the back and forth. Thank you and everyone else participating for taking the time to read my piece and discuss.👍

On “So Close, Yet So Far…

Ding-ding-ding....we have a winner!

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Social objectivity is a statement of a specific goal by a group that believes its own version of social truth. This group is focused on advancing their goals and truths. Not focusing on the greater good, which by definition may not necessarily directly benefit the group focused on advancing subject matter that satisfies their own needs and beliefs. The greater good can be a compromise between 2 groups that are aligned with their social truths and objectives. Weighing both sides to benefit a larger group.

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As long as polarized politicians in power, distinct groups, are perceiving their ideals to “be so” the social truth will never come to a consensus or a resolution. The only truth that is absolute is universal truth. A truth not subject to interpretation by any group.

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Everyone has their own definition of that dream Mark. You’ll find yours someday. Keep on keepin on...

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Thanks Chuck (who is STILL a public servant btw)...

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Greater good refers to the fact that you are doing something that most likely will not benefit you but many people, a community or even the human race depending on what the subject matter is. A social objective is a statement that details a specific desired outcome of a project that is related to the interaction of the individuals, groups, and institutions within a society. But you already know that. When you have 2 sides as far apart as we do in Washington, it’s true that their calibration is off. They are focusing on extreme party lines and not the greater good, which is out there beyond those party lines.

Thanks for the input.

On “In the Summer, in the City…

What I’ve always liked is that song paints a picture of NYC on a hot summer day and night. I’ve never been there but I could always visualize what it might be like there through the lyrics and the drive of the beat.

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After the rainy spring I’ll take some heat. Not ready to get back to cold weather at all.

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The troops, I can’t even fathom the heat you all had to deal with along with carrying out your duty. On my end, working the lines we’d sweat buckets. I’d put wet bandanas in the freezer to take out and wear through the shift. Gave a new meaning to “brain freeze.” You hoped for a steady runner so you didn’t have to move through changeovers. Night turn would provide some relief. We used to joke that guys in prison weren’t subjected to this kind of heat, much less working night turn...I feel very fortunate those days are in my rear view.

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Thanks, it was hot Brandon but I was young, still was “invincible” so I made it through. There’s hotter places out there where people are roasting right now to make a buck or two. My hat’s off to them. They know who they are.

On “What’s In A Name?

I concur, thanks for reading..

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I hear you Mike. As I mentioned, its a mindset thing. At the middle school/high school level, where it all begins most of the time, the schools attach LADY to the girl's teams. As in Lady Hawks instead of just Hawks. They don't make that distinction for the boys by calling them Gentleman Hawks. They are just Hawks. Yes, in college they list sports as women's or men's for the paying public to know who they are going to see, just like they list boys and girls at the middle school/high school level (right InMD?) but to affix "lady" to the actual name of the team above the fact that they are already listed as a women's/girl's team is what I'm talking about here. A small issue I know, but ask any female athlete what they think about this and I'm sure they will tell you they would rather be referred to as a Hawk, not a Lady Hawk on their uniforms or by an announcer. Its an example of something that's easily rectified that eliminates an old, tired and useless stereotype. A very small step in the right direction in the quest for equality.