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CLEVELAND SKYLINE

CLEVELAND SKYLINE
BORN HERE RAISED HERE AND MOST LIKELY WILL PASS AWAY AND BE BURIED HERE AS WELL.

San Francisco Skyline

San Francisco Skyline
This is a Tip of The Hat to Sandee, my Co-Author and blog wizard.

I've been in my own boat sitting out in this water looking at this view. Awesome!-Sandee.

MY HAMMERED DULCIMER

MY HAMMERED DULCIMER
There are various Hammered Dulcimer postings from YouTube of different tunes, and NO I AM NOT PLAYING ANY OF THESE TUNES.Maybe some day when I have the equipment to do so.I have included a link to my You Tube Channel.I invite you to go and watch any of my videos on the site also check out some of the different channels I subscribe to.

ABOUT THE HAMMERED DULCIMER

The hammered dulcimer is an ancient trapezoidal musical instrument played by striking the strings with wooden hammers.

Originating in the Middle East about 2000 years ago, English soldiers brought the instrument back to England after their failed attempt to conquer Persia during the Crusades about 1000 years ago. Dulcimers have many names in many lands: santur in the Middle East, yang q'in in China, hackbrett in Austria, zither in Germany, and cymbalom in Hungary. The name "dulcimer" is derived from Latin, meaning "sweet sound". Hammered dulcimers were popular in England during the reign of James I, when the Bible was translated into English as the King James Bible. The dulcimer was mentioned in the Book of Daniel 3:5 among other instruments "..the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of music..." The dulcimer was later mechanized to become what we now know as the harpsichord which later evolved in the piano.

THE BLOG ROLLS.

IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS PAGE LOAD EASIER I MOVED THE BLOG ROLLS TO A SEPARATE BLOG, THE BLOG ROLLS CAN BE FOUND HERE AT G.C.R.S. BLOGROLLS.

A good thought

A good thought

The Officer Down Memorial

The Officer Down Memorial
Click the Badge to go to the site.

THE SERENITY PRAYER

THE SERENITY PRAYER
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will; that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him forever in the next. Amen. - Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971)

WHEN I'M HAVING A BAD DAY.

WHEN I'M HAVING A BAD DAY.
WHEN EVERYTHING IS JUST TOO MUCH, I WILL BE HIDING, PLAYING MY GAMES AND STAYING IN MY OWN LITTLE WORLD.

HEY MIKEY,THIS MEANS YOU!!

IF IT IS NOT BROKEN DO NOT TRY TO FIX IT MIKEY, YOU GOOF! - SIGNED ME

Mike - Take the word DELETE out of your vocabulary. Big hug... Sandee

NATIONAL SUICIDE PROVENTION LIFELINE

With Help Comes Hope

Veterans Hotline & Online Chat
Are you a veteran in emotional distress? Please call 1-800-273-TALK and press 1 to be routed to the Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline.
OR Veterans chat live with a counselor.


Are you in crisis? Please call 1-800-273-TALK
Are you feeling desperate, alone or hopeless? Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.

I URGE ANYONE THAT NEEDS TO MAKE THIS CALL TO PLEASE DO SO.YOU ARE A PRECIOUS HUMAN BEING,YOU ARE SOMEONE'S LOVED ONE. GOD KNOWS WE ALL GO THROUGH A CRISIS AND NEED THE HELP.PLEASE CHOOSE LIFE!

I URGE ANYONE THAT NEEDS TO MAKE THIS CALL TO PLEASE DO SO.YOU ARE A PRECIOUS HUMAN BEING,YOU ARE SOMEONE'S LOVED ONE. GOD KNOWS WE ALL GO THROUGH A CRISIS AND NEED THE HELP. PLEASE CHOOSE LIFE.

THIS IS HERE TO REMIND ME AS WELL AS EVERYONE ELSE THAT LIFE IS IMPORTANT.

Blog Changes

Since I have decided to shut down Both Mike's Place and Loonytoon Central, Music Monday/Mondays Music Moves Me, Thursdays Tune, 5 On Friday, Feline Friday and the Google Doodles will now all be here.

I SEE YOU!!!

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The Blogger's Prayer

Lord help me to learn to spell without spellcheck, manage to visit all that visit me, and post regularly - all in 5 minutes a day, so that I can clean house and take care of my family. Help me to not look at every occurrence in my life as a blog post, and to quit taking pictures of weird things to share as well. Please Lord, help me to stop talking about my blog friends as though they are next door neighbors or someone I have known all of my life. And help me dear Lord, to think of something witty and wise to post tomorrow.


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Friday, January 22, 2010

My Birthday

Today I celebrate the fact that I turn a grateful 58 years young. This being said, it has been a struggle to make it this far given all the near disasters that I lived through. When I was younger I did foolish things, any one of the could have lead to my death. Then there were the major health scares that I have had. Then there were the numerous drinking binges and yes some drug use when I was in my early 20s. I have finally managed to put the drinking behind me ever since 17 Dec 1990.

The seizures have not been fun. Nor have the numerous suicide attempts. Gratefully I have survived all that nonsense. I will most likely be in some form of therapy the rest of my life, so be it. I do know that no matter how bad I think I have it, there are others that have it a lot worse off that I do. I'm grateful for all the creature comforts that Celestine and I have. I never for one minute take them for granted.

I'm grateful for the friends and family that I have as well as all my cyber friends. All in all it has been a great ride and I look forward to the future. Especially March 1 2010. Celestine and I will be married 30 years.

22 comments:

Sandee said...

The Southern Mom said...

Happy Birthday, Mike! And Happy (early!) Anniversary! Hope you have many, many more of both!
January 22, 2010 12:46 PM

Sandee said...

Syd said...

A very happy birthday Mike. Hope that it is a wonderful day.
January 22, 2010 12:52 PM

Sandee said...

Mari said...

Happy Birthday Mike! You've had some tough situations in your life, but you've hung on! Wishing you all the best in the next year!
January 22, 2010 1:02 PM

Sandee said...

Just Breathe said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR MIKE, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

I turned 58 last October.....
January 22, 2010 1:06 PM

Sandee said...

Mike Golch said...

The Southern Mom,Syd,Mari and Just Breathe,Thank you and one all for the B-Day wishes.
January 22, 2010 1:12 PM

Sandee said...

Sandee said...

♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Mike,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

Big hug. :)
January 22, 2010 1:14 PM

Sandee said...

Amias said...

Even though I gave you an early Birthday Party, I am here to once again say, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
January 22, 2010 1:17 PM

Sandee said...

JC said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY; HOPE YOU HAVE MANY, MANY MORE.
January 22, 2010 1:24 PM

Sandee said...

Dori said...

Happy Birthday Mike! :-)
January 22, 2010 1:43 PM

Sandee said...

Margie said...

Happy Birthday to you, Mike ...

Today ...
May you have a song in your heart
a smile on your lips
and nothing but joy
at your finger tips!

My very best wishes for a wonderful day!

Margie:)
January 22, 2010 1:58 PM

Sandee said...

Nessa said...

Happy Birthday, Mike!

Boy Meets Girl in 55
January 22, 2010 3:47 PM

Sandee said...

Mike Golch said...

Sandee,Amias,JC,Dori,Margi,and Nessa,thank you all for stopping by to help me celebrate my Birthday.
January 22, 2010 5:12 PM

Sandee said...

Laura said...

I'm wishing you a wonderful day, Mike. Your positive attitude is such an inspiration!
January 22, 2010 5:23 PM

Sandee said...

jennifer said...

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!

Happy Birthday Dear Mike!

Happy Birthday to you!!!!!

I'm thankful to call you my blog friend and I hope that today is a wonderful day!!
January 22, 2010 5:51 PM

Sandee said...

Sandy B said...

♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Mike,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪
January 22, 2010 6:12 PM

Sandee said...

Mike Golch said...

Laura, Thank you.I'm just trying to keep going day to day.staying positive is a tool I use.Do not get me wrong I have a lot of bad days,when I'm having them i drag out some of my favorite songs and play them a lot until I'm in a better mood.

Jennifer,Thank you and I'm glad to call you a great blog friend.

Sandy B.Thank you as well.
January 22, 2010 6:25 PM

Sandee said...

Travis said...

Happy Birthday Mike!
January 22, 2010 8:18 PM

Sandee said...

Mike Golch said...

Travis,Thank you Sir!
January 22, 2010 8:57 PM

Sandee said...

Just Be Real said...

I especially love Ringo's solo! Happy again belated birthday dear one! 58 years young! I soon will get there too. Yikes! Blessings!
January 23, 2010 6:54 AM

Sandee said...

Mike Golch said...

Just be Real,thank you.
January 23, 2010 10:25 AM

Sandee said...

Buggys said...

Sorry I'm late with this... I hope you enjoyed a very happy birthday!
January 23, 2010 9:54 PM

Sandee said...

Mike Golch said...

Buggys,I indeed had a great day yesterday.
January 23, 2010 10:40 PM

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