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Tuesday March 14, 2023

Tuesday and it’s cool in Music City. Just 47 for a high today.



My writing appointment with bluegrass artist Irene Kelley got cancelled because Irene drove up to my publishing company to write, and I drove to her house to write. She had forgotten that my publishing company is closed for remodeling and that we had agreed we’d write at her house yesterday. And we were too far apart to make the day work so we cancelled and rescheduled for another time. It happens.


So I stopped at Dunkin’ Donuts on the way back to the house and got some coffee and donut holes…so the day was not a complete waste.



I will see Irene on March 20 & 21 in Murfreesboro for a Freedom Sings USA retreat where she and I and songwriters Steve Dean, Don Goodman, Bobby Tomberlin and Minnie Murphy will sit with veterans who served as nurses and write their stories into songs and then perform them at a free concert the next night. It will be Irene’s first time doing this and I’m sure she’s going to be moved like the rest us are moved every single time we have the privilege of doing this.




That’s going on now in Nashville. All those country radio guys are here and so are a lot of artists and wanna be stars hoping to shake the hand of a radio guy and get them to play their song. I attended a whole bunch of those through the years during my radio career. Attended panel, spoke on a panel, networked, and had a lot of free dinners and drinks that went on some record label bill. My joke is that if you wander around in the hotel where CRS is going on right now you’ll hear a lot of deep voiced guys giving you the traffic and weather every 10 minutes.



A new study links sleeping pills to a greater risk of developing dementia. Oddly, it only affects white people.


Yet another study is suggesting that sleep deprivation could reduce vaccine antibodies.


It’s been pretty well documented that long COVID can result with some odd symptoms. Some get face blindness. That means they have trouble recognizing other faces. Just another weird thing about long COVID.



NYC is ranked as the most congested city in the country. How congested? New Yorkers spend 10 full days of their lives in rush hour traffic every single year. Wow. I wonder how many horn honks they hear every year.?



A man was driving home and was stopped by a traffic cop.

He said, ‘You’re weaving down this road, What is in that Water Bottle?”

The man said, ‘Plain water.’ The cop took a sip and said, “This is red wine.”

The man looked at him, raised his eyes heavenward, and said, ‘THANK YOU JESUS, YOU’VE DONE IT AGAIN!’



Some folks are already celebrating St. Pats. Like the folks at Krispy Kreme who have rolled out their hot St. Patrick donuts. Hard to not want one or two of these bad boys.



Our daughter was married in Northern Ireland. It’s funny how you feel like every day is St. Patty’s Day if you’re actually in Ireland.


And it’s funny how Guinness seems to taste better in Ireland, especially if you take the Guinness Factory tour like we did in Dublin where you get a free pint with a city view at the top of the tour building. FYI…that bar was the most crowded part of the museum!




I skimmed an article this morning titled “Things People Wish They Learned Earlier In Life”.


Here’s three that I nodded my head in agreement with.


Debt is rarely worth it. (Dave Ramsey has made a rich living saying this over and over and over again)


Don’t work for a bad boss. Find another job, another boss. (If you’ve ever worked for one, then you know)


YOU are responsible for your future…no one else. (Getting a little help along the way is a good thing. But if you do get help it’s usually because you did YOUR part with hard work networking to find that person who gives your career a bit of a boost)



Today is national Pi Day. Something to do with a decimal point…I think. Anyway, Google did a “search” thing and found out the most popular pies in each state. The biggest number of states go for apple. Followed by pumpkin pie as we did here in Tennessee.


If you’re curious, here’s the state-by-state favorite pie.


I’m online writing with Tim Stafford over in Knoxville this morning. On top of his many talents, great guitar player, writer author, he’s also a member of the acclaimed bluegrass band “Blue Highway”. 



I was just in Tim’s neck of the woods last weekend working at Dollywood. I think I’ll wear my Dolly hat on the computer to make him jealous.



Have a great Tuesday!










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