A World Vision For 2020

A Dog Vision For 2020

World Vision For 2020

The World seems to be stumbling around in need of a mobility cane. It is time for the world to become oriented to its surroundings. Gone are the days of tripping over furniture.

The World must overcome its compromised visual field. It’s occupants need better peripheral vision instead of constantly looking to the right and to the left.

The World must conquer its fear of the unknown darkness. An improved level of confidence and self reliance in itself.

The World could benefit from more cooperation and trust in other pack members.

Essentially, the world would benefit by the vision of a dog.

Thus… the world vision for 2020 is … 20/20 vision.

On My Way to 2020: The penultimate day playlist of music.

(Wyatt and Gavin take one final look at 2019)

End of the Year Playlist

The computer software gathered a list of my “top songs” for the year. The significance was drawn from the number of time that I played the song on my computer. The radio show is only two hours in length. I needed to edit the song list in order that it would fit with the time allotted for the show. Believe it or not, I got all these songs into the show, plus time for NPR news, weather, public service announcements, and of course…my own brand of craziness. It was an eclectic list of recent and old tunes from a number of music genres and artists. I had a fun time with the show, Here is the playlists drawn from the weekly shows of 2019:

The Last Ride ( I’ll keep it simple, you keep it true, I owe …to you.)

ARTIST: Pretenders ( We take shelter in each other.)

One Fine Day ( …you’re gonna want me for your girl.)

ARTIST: The Chiffons

Be My Baby

ARTIST the Ronettes

 (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave

ARTIST: Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

Then He Kissed Me ( All those stars were shinning bright, and…)

ARTIST: The Crystals

I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)

ARTIST: Four Tops ( I love you and nobody else.)

Little Darlin’

ARTIST: The Diamonds

Ain’t Too Proud to Beg (…please don’t leave me, girl.)

ARTIST: The Temptations

Rocket 88

ARTIST: Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats

Boozophilia ( We’re getting down with the people, down in…

ARTIST: Low Cut Connie

All Is Not Lost

ARTIST: OK Go

I’m Goin’ Down

ARTIST: Bruce Springsteen

Handsome ( Lord, thank god, I’m…thank god I’m so pretty.)

ARTIST: The Vaccines ( What a stroke of luck that I’m charming.)

I Don’t Know ( I’m get up in the morning, and…

ARTIST: The Sheepdogs ( Somebody, please help me.)

N17 ( I wish that I was on that…stonewalls and the grass is green.

ARTIST: The Saw Doctors ( Traveling with just my thoughts and dreams.)

Amnesia ( Don’t know who I am. Forgot my name.

ARTIST: Keith Richards

Cradle to the Grave (…no I won;t be a slave, to the mistakes I made.)

ARTIST: Squeeze ( and I wont go until I’m ready.)

Adiós Mexico ( …how I get along without you, I’ll never know.)

ARTIST: Texas Tornados

La Bamba

ARTIST: Ritchie Valens

México Americano (Mexican American)

ARTIST: Los Texmaniacs

Combine Harvester ( :Who loves you, baby. Come on let’s get together in perfect harmany)

ARTIST: The Wurzels ( I got a brand new…and I’ll give you the key.)

Silk Pyjamas ( When you think I’m with a mama, I’m home sitting in my…)

ARTIST: The Humblebums

It‘s Tight Like That

ARTIST: Bob Wallis’ Washboard Beaters

Don’t Let Me Rock You Daddy-O

ARTIST: Cranes Skiffle Group

One Thing ( There is only…and that thing is you.)

ARTIST: Tami Neilson ( It is ok, it’s alright, don’t you worry about a thing tonight.)

Blue Heeler ( He stood proud while folks just come and go.)

ARTIST: James Blundell ( If he could talk, he’d recall how they loved and died.)

The Way It Goes

ARTIST: Dave Mooney

The Road Goes On and On ( :I don’t care what you say, wouldn’t give you the time of day.)

ARTIST: Robert Earl Keen ( There is still time to win back some of your old friends.)

Baby Me Baby

ARTIST: Roger Miler

I Can’t Turn You Loose (…if I do I’m gonna loose my mind.

ARTIST: Otis Redding ( …I’m in love with you pretty thing.)

Hold On I’m Coming

ARTIST: Sam & Dave

In the Midnight Hour

ARTIST: Wilson Pickett

Maybellene ( You done started back doing the things you used to do.)

ARTIST: Chuck Berry

Soul Finger

ARTIST: The Bar-Kays

I’m On My Way ( …from misery to happiness, today.

ARTIST: The Proclaimers ( I’ll do my best to do the best I can.

Festivus, For The Rest Of Us, December 23rd

The holiday drew national consideration thanks to Seinfeld. In a 1997 episode titled “The Strike”, which aired during the ninth season, George Costanza’s father, Frank (Jerry Stiller), decided he was performing a solitary war on Christmas. Instead of celebrating a tacky commercialized holiday, Frank was going to start his own occasion—Festivus. “Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son,” explained Frank in the show. “I reached for the last one they had, but so did another man. As I rained blows upon him, I realized there had to be another way.” With that, Festivus was born.

The holiday is celebrated on December 23rd, because Frank wanted “to get a leg up on Christmas.” To mark the occasion, an aluminum pole is set up in the living room or backyard—the Festivus pole, which “requires no decoration,” according to Frank. After a Festivus meal, celebrants must air their grievances with each other and engage in feats of strength, like wrestling.