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AIN’T NOTHIN’ GONNA BREAK MY STRIDE

Nineteen years ago, I got into into my Jeep. It was late. I was tired. I had too much on my plate: raising two active and involved boys, a job, horrible Northern Illinois winter weather, and the beginning stages of divorce.

I shoved the key into the ignition and started the Jeep.Then, the radio (pre-Sirius) sprang to life with this song. It became a motivational song for me: No matter what was going to be thrown in my direction, I needed to pick myself and my emotions up off the road and get on with life.

I didn’t realize when I heard it that that the song had been recorded some fourteen/fifteen years earlier in 1983 – the same year I had gotten married. And now, in 1998, it was back on the radio.

I think it’s great how music has the ability to be the firecracker that gets us in motion.

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Posted in CONVERSATIONS OVER COFFEE, MUSIC FOR YOUR MONDAY

CONVERSATIONS OVER COFFEE

Thanks for coming over again today for coffee.

I want to share with you some changes I want to make in the Cafe and see what you think about them.

I am retired, but I hate the word “retired.” It makes me feel old. It makes me feel like I have given to the world, and that I should now sit back and let the world revolve. Sorry. That won’t happen anytime soon. Continue reading “CONVERSATIONS OVER COFFEE”