Monthly Archive April 29, 2020

ML20-012 – He’s posting again…

I took over this blog from my father to do my own posts. Figured I’d add my 2 cents to the world. Unfortunately, times have changed and now he’s posting again….

Earlier this week, my father was responsible for 4 new posts. All of varying length, some covering more than others, and all a little off color. However, these posts are on the straight and narrow and firmly cemented in this world. These posts will last for years to come and certainly separate him from others.

Some may take a fence to them – hopefully they do. These new posts have been a long time coming – 30-something years in fact. His older posts lasted the test of time but ultimately they slipped away, falling with age and needed to be cut in order to make way for the new.

I was worried they may have crossed the line, but in fact, they land right on it – an equal and proper division. Hopefully, in the coming months he’ll add some more new posts, but until then I’ll leave you with these new ones below.

My fathers new posts:

Sorry, needed a little COVID-19 isolation humor. Enjoy!

ML20-007 – Another I.T. Podcast….”Help another website go viral…” #3 in a series

Well, the other private sessions for the mailing list folks were nicely received, so I am encouraged to do another post here that even anonymous readers can enjoy.

But rather than talk any more about how computers and how the Newmarket courts work, we’ll talk here about how to have some cheap fun during COVID-19. And you can’t get any cheaper fun than blogging!

Have you ever wanted to blog something you came up with? Something *YOU* created?

Now is your chance.

Help tell the world how Canada pays it forward with our Sick’s Fee, the money you saved on free health care last year. If you are new to Canada, or do not yet know what the “Sick’s Fee” is, you can find out soon.

So, grab a coffee and an open mind and click HERE! to go to “Sick’s Fee Tap Art” and have some fun.

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ML20-003 – For litigants only, others need not read

There are posts which are for the eyes of only the various lawyers litigating or litigated, police, courts, etc.

I have created this post as a vehicle to allow certain individuals to access them if and when required for any ongoing litigation. Rather than bother them with emails, they can come here for that information instead. Please be advised information will only be applied on the specific advice of legal counsel.

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ML20-002 John Prine sums it all up…

A slight departure from my intended course with this blog… Yesterday, April 7, 2020 the incredible talent of John Prine was silenced. Not necessarily everyone’s favorite music, but I’ve enjoyed my share of it over the years.

Bumped into the old man as he was reminiscing about this, among other news, so I asked “Alexa, play John Prine” and her the first selection was this:

I listened to it for a while and realized that without knowing it, John Prine captured my father’s end of life crisis in his very FIRST album.

Illegal Smile. John Prine

When I woke up this morning, things were lookin’ bad
Seem like total silence was the only friend I had
Bowl of oatmeal tried to stare me down… and won
And it was twelve o’clock before I realized
That I was havin’ no fun

But fortunately I have the key to escape reality
And you may see me tonight with an illegal smile
It don’t cost very much, but it lasts a long while
Won’t you please tell the man I didn’t kill anyone
No I’m just tryin’ to have me some fun

Last time I checked my bankroll,
It was gettin’ thin
Sometimes it seems like the bottom
Is the only place I’ve been
I Chased a rainbow down a one-way street dead end
And all my friends turned out to be insurance salesmen

But fortunately I have the key to escape reality
And you may see me tonight with an illegal smile
It don’t cost very much, but it lasts a long while
Won’t you please tell the man I didn’t kill anyone
No I’m just tryin’ to have me some fun

Well, I sat down in my closet with all my overalls
Tryin’ to get away
From all the ears inside my walls
I dreamed the police heard
Everything I thought… what then?
Well I went to court
And the judge’s name was Hoffman

Ah but fortunately I have the key to escape reality
And you may see me tonight with an illegal smile
It don’t cost very much, but it lasts a long while
Won’t you please tell the man I didn’t kill anyone
No I’m just tryin’ to have me some fun
Well done, hot dog bun, my sister’s a nun

Source: LyricFind. Songwriters: John Prine. Illegal Smile lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc

There’s a special place in “heaven” for John Prine

I’ve always found it to be interesting and kinda fun when a song or saying can sum up your life. I’ve been trying to make “Margaritaville” sum up mine, however, I would have to loose a salt shaker and admit that some things are my own damn fault – doubtful that’ll happen.

Sayings can be fun too. I’ve always gone by: “Don’t let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality”. A little more on the serious side compared to my fathers favorite Bette Midler quote: “Fuck ’em if they can’t take a joke!”.

You may have your own life’s “theme”. One of these, perhaps, as many people do.

“There is no such thing as a good turn which cannot be punished.”

“All that’s left is to punish the innocent.”

“Donald Trump was an optimist.”

“I’ve got his 6.”

This one once described dad’s family life:

So, consider a kind thought for our loss of an incredible talent.

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