Paroxysms of a Noncomformist

Part 2 – LIVE INTERVIEW Denise Clark Bradford also The Grammys, John Gray

LIVE INTERVIEW with Denise Clark Bradford of The Clark Sisters

I Stand, You Kneel


13 Reasons Why


Having experience bullying in school, I can relate to a certain extent with 13 Reasons Why.

It’s bad enough to be picked on based on appearance, speech and very untrue rumors.  What made matters worse that those that were in a position of authority, such as teachers, were too chicken sh*t to really do anything to stop it.

As I approach my fifties, those memories are still there.  Now, they don’t sting as much…if at all…as they did back then, but they are STILL there.

By the way, some of those who went along with it are on my friends list.  Heck, some of them may be reading this.

13 Reasons Why is a heart-wrenching story about how one deals with life and what it throws at you.  If you’ve been lied on, you will get angry.  If you’ve been picked on, you will get angry.  If you’ve been sexually assaulted, you will get angry.  If none of the above things happened to you, you will still bet angry.

Highly recommended.

1/7/2017 Recap

Today was a cold day.  In fact, the temperature didn’t even rise above freezing and tomorrow is going to be just a pinch better.  Thank the Lord I was fully prepared for this weather.

Other than that, nothing of significance happened today.  With that said, I’m going to leave you with one of my favorite songs, “Such Great Heights” by Iron and Wine.  The lyrics are below the video…


I am thinking it’s a sign
That the freckles in our eyes
Are mirror images and when we kiss
They’re perfectly aligned

And I have to speculate
That God himself did make us
Into corresponding shapes
Like puzzle pieces from the clay

And true it may seem like a stretch
But it’s thoughts like this that catch
My troubled head when you’re away
When I am missing you to death

When you are out there on the road
For several weeks of shows
And when you scan the radio
I hope this song will guide you home

They will see us waving from such great heights
Come down now, they’ll say
But everything looks perfect from far away
Come down now but we’ll stay

I’ve tried my best to leave
This all on your machine
But the persistent beat
It sounded thin upon listening

And that frankly will not fly
You’ll hear the shrillest highs
And lowest lows with the windows down
When this is guiding you home

They will see us waving from such great heights
Come down now, they’ll say
But everything looks perfect from far away
Come down now but we’ll stay

If it’s the Lord’s will, well see you tomorrow.

Mike 🙂

1/6/2017 Recap

Today was a very cold day.  As I mentioned yesterday, the threat of winter weather came upon us and it actually snowed.   It will be gone be tomorrow, but that cold air will remain with a daytime high of 32°F.  This is a bad time to be single…

Speaking of my singleness, on one hand, I like it…maybe even love it.  The freedom alone is worth being single.  On the other hand…nevermind.

Take care of yourselves and we’ll see you tomorrow if it’s the Lord’s will.

Mike 🙂

1/5/2017 Recap

Remember when I mentioned being chosen as a Neighborhood Watch captain?  Well, my City Counselor asked me to emcee a Neighborhood Watch-sponsored banquet.


Reluctantly, I agreed to do it.  Who knows how this will turn out for me.  I’m excited and nervous at the same time.  Keep me in your prayers about this one.

Other than that, the state is preparing for a possible weather event; it’s all but certain that there’s going to be a winter storm on tomorrow.  With us being in the Deep South and being used to mostly mild winters, you can imagine how that news got over.  Fortunately, I have my groceries, meds, and other necessities, I’m as ready as I can get.

The question remains will it actually do something or as usual it’ll be another winter storm bust for us?

Tune in tomorrow and find out, and if it’s the Lord’s will, we’ll see you then!

Mike 🙂

1/4/2017 Recap

I forgot to write yesterday’s Recap, but to tell you the truth, nothing interest happened.

Well, on to the next Recap…

1/3/2017 Recap

Today I had an early morning meeting with a potential new client.  Without going into too many details, the initial meeting was more successful than I had ever hoped for.  Everything is not finalized yet so I will remain cautious.  Still, I feel this project will be a huge step in the right direction.

Later on this afternoon, the council member for my district contacted me.  She politely informed me that I will be the Neighborhood Watch Captian for my community.  I could not have picked a better time to restart my anti-anxiety meds.

Bottom line, today has been a very blessed day for me.  I don’t know which direction the Lord is taking me with big changes in my life, I’m going to fasten my seatbelt anyway.

It’s gonna be a wild ride!

If it’s the Lord’s will, we’ll see you tomorrow 😉


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