July 2nd, 2016

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July 1--What I looked like ten years ago

me ten years ago

Here's me ten years ago, my reflection in a convex mirror on the ceiling of ICU West. I look pretty young. I was 6 months from turning 50. I guess since I am now 6 months from turning 60, that was pretty young.

Now I have a scraggly gray beard that is itchy. I love not having to shave in the summer. My summer uniform is a t-shirt, cargo shorts, a baseball cap, and some walking shoes.
  • Current Music
    Allen Toussaint--American Tune
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July 3--American Tune

'murica

Many's the time I've been mistaken
And many times confused
Yes, and I've often felt forsaken
And certainly misused
But I'm all right, I'm all right
I'm just weary to my bones
Still, you don't expect to be
Bright and bon vivant
So far away from home, so far away from home

And I don't know a soul who's not been battered
I don't have a friend who feels at ease
I don't know a dream that's not been shattered
or driven to its knees
But it's all right, it's all right
For we've lived so well so long
Still, when I think of the road we're traveling on
I wonder what's gone wrong
I can't help it, I wonder what's gone wrong

And I dreamed I was dying
I dreamed that my soul rose unexpectedly
And looking back down at me
Smiled reassuringly
And I dreamed I was flying
And high up above my eyes could clearly see
The Statue of Liberty
Sailing away to sea
And I dreamed I was flying

We come on the ship they call the Mayflower
We come on the ship that sailed the moon
We come in the age's most uncertain hour
and sing an American tune
But it's all right, it's all right
You can't be forever blessed
Still, tomorrow's going to be another working day
And I'm trying to get some rest
That's all, I'm trying to get some rest
  • Current Music
    Paul Simon--American Tune