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View From A Room In Texas

I know you were looking for some kind of road stories, Lisa... but road stories are better told when being reflected on. They come in snippets of information that need to be stitched together to make any kind of sense... like a series of white lines that only turn into a highway when you've backed away from them a…

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Posted on March 8, 2012 at 1:30am — 8 Comments

Caught In The Spin Cyce... Why You Are Probably Wrong About SOPA

Now that a national hissy fit has been thrown regarding proposed legislation to stop rampant internet piracy (thus cowing the bovine politicians we sometimes mockingly refer to as our 'leaders' into submission),  I think we should look at the real issue at hand regarding…

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Posted on January 20, 2012 at 8:30pm — 42 Comments

Reflections From A Native Son

Last week, my home state of New Mexico marked its centennial anniversary of statehood. Before that, it was a territory. And before that, it was part of Mexico. And so on. 

New Mexico was given statehood in 1912. They taught us that in school, like they taught us about Coronado…

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Posted on January 15, 2012 at 12:00am — 9 Comments

Mitt Romney and John Huntsman Shoot A Dog In Utah

Unbeknownst to Mitt Romney, his presidential bid is doomed to failure. His fate is sealed. The White House just ain't in the cards. How do I know this? Simple, really. I hitchhiked through Utah in the early 1970's.

As Joe Walsh once stated in an album title, "You Can't Argue…

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Posted on January 6, 2012 at 11:00pm — 12 Comments

Wild Thing

Nature is the Great Teacher, the Great Leveller... the Big It. So it is always humbling to learn from Her.

My most recent encounter was in the world of that most humble of creatures, the squirrel. Tree rats, as some folks disparagingly call 'em around here. 

Squirrels are generally perky little creatures, chattering with their tails wagging in warning to their kin about potential danger. They bury nuts, which grow into trees, if they aren't eaten beforehand. And…

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Posted on January 5, 2012 at 1:30am — 5 Comments

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At 9:35pm on January 16, 2012, wiffledust said…

david, you should put your music in your player here so that if i feature your page , people can hear your stuff!

At 11:49am on April 13, 2011, Gini Steele said…
Oh David...such a beautiful song.  Congratulations.
At 2:11pm on April 12, 2011, Faith Phillips said…
Your voice is reminiscent of Bob. Excellent writing, driven story. You're good, man.
At 11:56pm on April 11, 2011, Maryrose Orlans said…
Wonderful song! Congratulations!!!
At 11:32pm on April 11, 2011, Carla "harpy" Eskelsen said…
Congratulations, David, and thank you for the pleasure of your music. I am so looking forward to hearing your CD!!!   ~Carla
At 8:55pm on April 11, 2011, Maggie Friend said…

Hi David,

That's a sad and beautiful song you wrote!  Congratulations and thanks for sharing it with us!

Maggie

At 5:29pm on March 28, 2011, Steen Krause said…

Hey, David! Thanks for the entry into the Songwriting Contest. Just listened to your song and wanted to wish you the best of luck. :) 

-Steen

At 2:17pm on March 27, 2011, Tom Ryan said…

David,

Fine song. Evocative and wistful!

All the best...  Tom

At 4:18pm on March 1, 2011, wiffledust said…
hey david! can i ask you to repost your intro without your personal web address? i had just posted about this here and on fb. we're trying to keep it focused here and keep the judges focused only your song entry instead of all your work. love the intro, but in fairness to the rules, i need to keep the external websites off for now. if you win, we'll promote all of you! Promise! thanks, david!
At 11:59pm on September 12, 2010, Maggie Friend said…
Hello David! This gives me a chance to let you know that I've been relishing "Raining Cats and Dogs." I haven't gotten around to commenting on it but I do stop by every now and then and give it another read!
 
 
 

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