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Thursday May 16, 2024


It’s already Thursday morning y’all. And it will be sunny and 81 here today. We’ll take it after all the rain and cloudy weather we’ve had.



I jumped online and wrote a new song with Troy Engle up in Pennsylvania. Troy is truly a talented one man band as he can play ANY instrument well. His new album out in August of this year is pretty much him doing everything.



To give you an example of his talent listen to his current single we wrote together “Never Too Lost”. Troy is playing every instrument you hear, is singing lead and harmony parts as well. The ONLY outside person involved is yours truly as a co-writer. Troy was in Nashville for a long while and played with a ton of folks. Tom T. Hall, Eric Church, The Isaacs and on and on.


It’s just a pleasure to rhyme song with someone that nice and ultra-talented. And yesterday’s song was great fun to write.



The online publication Stacker released a list of the best and worst states for health care in the country. The BEST is Hawaii followed by Iowa, Colorado, Minnesota, Rhode Island, Maryland, New Hampshire,, Massachusetts, Utah, and Washington.


The WORST STATES are in reverse order, Arizona, Missouri, Kentucky, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Tennessee, Alaska, Mississippi, and the worst state is West Virginia.


A new study says blood pressure drugs more than double bone-fracture risk in a nursing home.




Yep…you can “git r done” all in one little shopping mall strip.



Biden and Trump are going to debate again. Every comedian is thankful for that. That last time they went at it someone astutely said, “This debate is like watching elementary kids fight over crayons”. 

For me…I’d rather watch pickleball on TV. Or the worst cheesiest movie ever on Hallmark. Or Kardashian reruns. Almost anything else.



Uber is getting ready to let us dial up a bus from an airport or at a concert. For big groups so we can all ride together. I’m hoping all the UBER busses look like this.



The online magazine BuzzFeed ask their readers to share their weirdest dreams. I rarely remember my dreams and those that I might remember? They don’t compete with this one.


“I dreamt about the people who had waffles for heads and someone took a giant bite out of the top of one of them so he died and they had a funeral for him. I woke up crying”. (Wonder if he woke up with syrup running down his head?)



The Taylor Swift ERAS tour is expected to make 2 BILLION dollars. And get this. 500 million will be made on merchandise that she sells at her concerts alone. That’s a lot of T-shirts folks.


And for goodness sake, who doesn’t need a pair of these bad boys?



An organizational person listed things we should get rid of if we really want to declutter our homes. A few things he listed are old electronics, paperwork and bills, unused tools, old clothing, and these…



Men Are More Likely To Be Friends If They Don’t Share The Same Taste In Women”. This may be why John Lennon had a lot of friends. (ouch…sorry)



I’m off to write with Sarah Davison who is the leader of a wonderful group called “HighRoad” an all-girl group that records gospel songs and more for Daywind Records. This will be just the second time we’ve had a chance to write together so we’ll have a chance to catch up on things like her being recently married! Congrats to her.



I’m off to a music venue in town called Third & Lindsley for the “Three Times A Lady Trio” album premier where they will perform all the songs on their first album being released today that I have a song on “Come Back To Me” that I wrote with one of the talented girls in this group Lauren Mascitti and our friend Kristen Leigh Bearfield.  So it’s going to be fun to sit out front and hear our song “live” from this great girl trio and a full band. 



Have a great Thursday.






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