i know you haven’t heard from me in a while. i mean, what’s there to say when you sell books from a bus, but said bus won’t move. no one among us is more bummed and frustrated at the current state of affairs than i am. but, i have no choice but to roll with (the barrage of) punches and keep it moving. it may look bad, but i have every confidence that this is merely a flesh wound. as i said before, i’m down, but definitely not out. if there’s one thing i’ve learned from an adulthood of poverty: things get done. they just get done more slowly. this post is to reassure you that i haven’t stopped grinding. i’m still out there mining for the goods for you. i just don’t know, yet, when i’ll be getting them to ya. #constantvigilance#boomerangbookshop#goodtimesbadtimes#bookbus #(im)mobilebookstore #downbutnotout#soGDgso#sogso#eartha
Newly signed to Atlantic records, on December 26th 1968, Led Zeppelin began their first North American tour supporting American rock band “Vanilla Fudge”, the tour began in Denver. Here’s a review of the event off Led Zeppelin’s official website by a lucky fan: I'd been going to concerts since September 1967 when the Family Dog opened on West Evans. I saw Big Brother, Blue Cheer, Canned Heat, the Doors, and the Allmen Joy (later the Allman Brothers) there, and more. Although I was 14 years old I could get in because the Dog was a ballroom with no alcohol served. My parents would actually drop my friend Doug and I off in this teeming crowd of longhairs, all considerably older than us. I still find it hard to believe! After 11 pm curfew, though, we'd have to hide from the bouncers, usually up in the light show balcony (thank you, Diogenes Lantern folks!). We used to also see in-the-round shows at the Arena, so by the time Zeppelin came to town on December 26, 1968, I was an old hand. I was really into both Vanilla Fudge and Spirit, but for some unremembered reason I didn't have tickets to their Arena show. But a few days beforehand the local FM station (can't recall which) began playing "Good Times, Bad Times” by zepp. If you weren't young then it would be hard to explain how insanely great and NEW that song sounded at the time. I was floored by it. I'd been into the Yardbirds, and the first Jeff Beck Group album, so I knew my way around that brand of British blues. But Led Zeppelin 1 was beyond that. It was like a bomb going off, especially in laid-back hippie Denver. Then just before Christmas it was announced that Led Zeppelin were going to join the bill at the Fudge/Spirit show. I'm not sure if it had already sold out, or if I just didn't have the money (although tickets to shows then were only $4.00-$5.00) but I couldn't buy a ticket. No problem, I went anyway, just to hang outside!
Zeppelin were already playing (you could hear Robert Plant wailing through the walls) when a limo pulled into the backstage lane where I was standing with some other kids. The doors popped open and out stepped Carmine and Tim of the Fudge. Wow. I was starstruck.”|TO BE CONTINUED|
Faith for me used to mean “trust in the unseen” now it means “trust in the seen” because I see it work over and over. -Lee Carroll
It’s easy to have faith when things are all good but when a hard lesson comes around how do you keep faith? How do you keep peace in your heart and a smile on your face when there is so much pain you cannot stand it. Well I’m still learning but I do know God has and will ALWAYS arm me with the strongest most wonderful friends and family.
This is to all of the people who may be in pain and cannot think of one positive thing at the moment. YOU ARE NOT ALONE ❤️ First, you have the creator of this universe ALWAYS with you and you are armed with angels who are always with you!
Second, you have friends and family who will never allow you to do anything alone. Even when you try. When I’m going through hard times I try not to include people, not to reach out to my people but they already know.. Spirit tells them either in their waking life or dream life and ring-ring, there they are.
Thank you Great Spirit for YOU and for my angels and for your unconditional, everlasting love for us. Thank you for my earthly mother and father, thank you for my sisters and brothers, my mentors and heroes!!! For this lifetime and on (and before) I LOVE YOU ALL AND IM SO GRATEFUL FOR YOU ALL!!! Because of y’all I am ME and a forever growing ME!!! From my heart, mind, soul and spirit THANK YALL FOR BEING HERE FOR ME DURING MY GOOD TIMES AND BAD!!! 🙏🏼✨💕❤️🌼🌸🌺🤙🏼🤟🏼 #goodtimesbadtimes#familyisforever#alwaysgrateful#ohana#unconditionallove#thankyou#loveistheonlyrealthing
It might sound silly but I truly believe things happen for a reason. Even small, seemingly insubstantial things. I’ve been having weird insomnia lately, but tonight that led to me getting to listen to @selenagomez be a normal, wonderful, beautifully struggling 26 year old. This is life. I can honestly say that the Turbulent Twenties are a very real thing. (Pic 2 is me at 25)
But the truth is: Life is always turbulent...as you get older, you just learn to ride the waves of the chaos 🌊 You stop giving so many fucks and you focus on making yourself happy. But you have to remember that most people are feeling the chaos too...some more than others...so BE KIND. Self-care and Kindness to others .50/50.
One of the truly best parts of casting is getting to know actors as people and then watching the self-discovery... #ohtheplacesyoullgo The places we’ll all go ❤️🌏
Big or small...it’s beautiful🙏
Saw this book in the library today and had a chance to look through it. It’s interesting that we live in a time where this kind of book is needed. But I’m happy to see it. It’s well written and easy to understand. It addresses the issue of how to parent in a world where there always seems to be bad news and tragic events. It’s a good reminder to think about the little ones in your life. You may think they aren’t listening, but they really are always paying attention to the adults in their lives. When you are sad, they feel and they want to fix it. This book was a great example of realistic optimism. I’ll be buying a copy in the near future. #breakingnews#parenting#goodtimesbadtimes#stress#dogood#worldnews#littleones#smile#childrensbook#library#books
I think a lot of the times we are so focused on where we want to be or want to end up in life that we miss out on some of the best things that happen along the way.
Life is a continuous journey. All the seasons both good and bad make us into who we are. Always leading us down a new path at every point. So whatever your journey may be, slow down and enjoy it. It may take you to new places you could never have dreamed. 🌸 •
Just found my old Mk1 iPod nano, tunes have never been updated since it traveled round Iraq with me in 2006. It’s amazing how songs from a certain time can bring all those memories flooding back #goodtimesbadtimes#tourofduty#radiohead