Archive for May, 2009

More Notes on the Current Podcast

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

More notes on the current podcast. It feels good to know that the things I talk about can get close to you. Thank you.

Listened to your ˜Pod on the way home from my mom’s today you NAILED it“ the whole thing about not being just a mom, but a woman “ listening to it, at times it was almost like it was taking me back.  Just thought you would like to know that.

People Who Don’t Have Children

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Another really interesting…and true comment about having kids…from DAVE:

There was a catagory of people who don’t have children that you left out. People who just plain don’t want to have any kids. There’s really no need to have a “reason not to have kids”.

Some of the Notes You’ve Sent

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Some of the notes you’ve sent about this week’s blog/podcast are simply stunning. Here’s another:

Dick, wanted to tell you how very much I enjoyed your treatise on being a Mom.   I’m not one of those lucky enough to be blessed with any of my own.   I raised my ex’ son from the age of 6 till he was out on his own in his mid 20’s.   Unfortunately, when his Dad and I split up, he wrote me off and out of his life.   It was a  very sad day for me — but – I only know one way to be, and I’d do it again in a heartbeat.


Some Great Notes

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Some great notes (to ) about the Mother’s Day blog/podcast. Here’s one:

I listened to the Daddy’s Girl cut from Night Connections 2 album and it brought tears to my eyes – that woman could have been my mother.   Although she had a tough life and basically raised us on her own, we never wanted for anything!   I only wish she was with me this year so I could tell her once again how much I appreciated every sacrifice she made for me.   Losing her has left a big hole in my heart.


A Pretty Young Woman Who Became a Mom

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

This is about a pretty young woman who became a mom. Being a pretty young woman is something you are  or not. Being a mom is a very big job that you do  or not. The point is that the person is much more than just the job. I wonder if you’ve thought about your mom like this?

I can still hear my mom’s voice:  Go wash your hands, and stand up straight.  Those were the two secrets of a successful life according to mom. Funny  with this swine flu thing  the tv newscasters are sounding a little like mom  and that’s a little weird  Brian Williams looking right into the tv camera and saying  Wash your hands, and don’t put them in your face.  Mother’s day comes around every year, and people send lots of candy and flowers and cards to their moms. And I still miss doing that, even though Mom left us years ago  just before her 94th birthday.



Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Big Louie…his own Bad Self…the Chief Mustard Cutter of the Louie-Louie Generation reminds us: “DO EVERYTHING YOU CAN TO SAVE THE EARTH. IT’S THE ONLY PLANET WITH CHOCOLATE.”

Connections are Good

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Connections are good. Here’s another:

Neat video that Cass Summer sent you.  Here is the poem.


Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Smile Anyway

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Tough times going on. Big Louie…His Own Bad Self always says, “Smile anyway. Fake it till you feel it.” And that works !

Great note just came in today from Proud Podcast Participant Phyl:

Well, let’s see.  I’ve been laid off for the second time in two years, my 401k tanked, I had to replace a window which would no longer close because the style no longer meets code, I’ve got kidney stones killing me and $1,000 deductible on my new Cobra insurannce, and my house is worth about half my mortgage.  You know what?  It’s all good.  I’ve got a daughter, son-in-law, grandchildren and incredible friends who love me.  I just had a visit from 3 high school (Louie-Louie generation) classmates that generated 3 days of laughter and commiseration.  Plus, I got a cheap boom box so I can play the CD you sent me when I can’t sleep.  Thanks, Dick.  Good Night does work.  I have no doubt you’re a great hypnotist.
Take care,
Big Louie and I are very proud of Phyl.  Dick


Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Dickie – Quickie…looks like the url for the previous quickie has timed out. Cass Summer sent this one. It’s worth a look. Especially if you’re feeling down. Dick


Monday, May 4th, 2009

My friend Angela sent me this. There is hope. There is hope.