Open Blogging Uncategorized Add comments Jan 202018 It’s all yours today… Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)MoreClick to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... 42 Responses to “Open Blogging” David H says: January 19, 2018 at 1:04 pm I’m going to the G3 Concert tonight (Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, and Phil Collen). Drop a little prayer for me, I’m going with a friend who is a rabid Trump supporter, and, well, you all know where I stand. Just a little prayer that politics doesn’t come up. This will be my son’s first hard rock concert. Guitars galore. David H says: January 19, 2018 at 1:04 pm Oh, and I was first. Yeah for me. Can I have a cookie. Dan from Georgia says: January 19, 2018 at 1:26 pm Yes! Sounds like an awesome concert! I know Satch and Petrucci have been involved for quite some time with G3, but didn’t know that Phil Collen got involved. Cool! Will pray David H! John 20:29 says: January 19, 2018 at 1:28 pm David, I was about to bake oatmeal raisin cookies, but we’re out of eggs. My daughter (who hates oatmeal cookies) just took my 16 yr old granddaughter to a Gary Newman concert – they chatted with G.N. and my granddaughter came away saying, “He called me lovely! ” We hope the fact that he’s made a career without drugs was an object lesson …. we hope and pray… How hard it must be to raise children today…. harder than it used to be, I think David H says: January 19, 2018 at 1:40 pm My son’s done pretty well. He’s a special education kid (dyslexia, and short term memory issues). He’s attending our local community college, taking a reading class, and a writing class. He’s struggled with school his whole life. It didn’t start to click until he reached the 12th grade. His high school special education program did wonders for him. A bit of back story. I had to force the school district to test him for special education by threatening to bring in a attorney. After the the testing he was identified with dyslexia and short term memory problems. That was the first battle. A year latter they tried to place him in special day classes, we went to battle again. This time, we brought in an advocate. Jean nailed the school site for not following state special education standards. However, Caleb’s education still lagged because of the lack of needed accommodations and support. High school was very different. He got all the help and learning tools he needed. But, what happened in elementary and middle school was devastating for him. I’ve been in education forever. I’m now a teacher at a continuation high school in San Bernardino. It is the best place I’ve ever taught. I love these kids with all my heart. John 20:29 says: January 19, 2018 at 2:01 pm David, you’re one of the good guys… My oldest has a degree in special ed, but now she substitute teaches all over the spectrum…. last summer she was. attending their community 4th parade – a group she’d taught were marching – when one of them spotted her – they yelled, Mrs Z and ran over to the curb… Don’t underestimate your worth to the kids So glad to read that you knew how to advocate for your son… he’ll do well in life, I know… I raised mine in a nightmare school district – wish I’d known how to advocate back then… I thot they’d put you in jail if you took your child out of school.. maybe they did back in the 70s.. dunno David H says: January 19, 2018 at 2:12 pm I’ve said it here before. I wish folks would quit underestimating the upcoming generation of kids. They have all the potential we had, and they want to change the world. It might look like what we want, but it might end up being really good. John 20:29 says: January 19, 2018 at 2:54 pm David, those kids are good observers and they just might learn from watching 😊 I know my grandchildren (most of them) are smarter and more level headed than their parents… I’ll hope along with you Scooter Jones says: January 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm Funny, David is taking his young son to a concert where the weed will be passed around freely, yet he’s concerned about his Trump supporting friend? LOL The New Victor says: January 19, 2018 at 7:18 pm I saw the first G3 concert with Satch, and I think Vai and Eric Johnson. I don’t remember the weed. At a Rush concert though? Yes. Not the last two tough, the last one I took my 5 year old to. Sounds like good music. I used to be a Dream Theater fan (I still have a hat signed by all of the original members except for either Myung or Moore… before they realized they could make money by selling VIP meet and greet tickets). My son firms turns 8 next week. He’s as big as a 10 year old. I’m taking him to Kamelot and Delain in May. Ear muffs or plugs mandatory. Theophilus says: January 19, 2018 at 8:23 pm Don’t judge me too harshly. I post this in fun: https://vimeo.com/239050403 The New Victor says: January 19, 2018 at 9:12 pm That video is funny. My buddy’s second cousin goes to a gif university. He’s kind of a mama’s boy, but even he balks at some of his dorm mates who go home to have their mamas cut their nails, no joke. That being said, I bugged my millennial Ex-BIL to start a Roth for over a year. One time, he said it was too much to deal with (he moved back in with his parents after college). Ifound his response pathetic. Realizing my emotion, I backed off. A month ago, he told me that he had fully funded a Roth for 2017. Great job! I told him so. Theophilus says: January 19, 2018 at 9:26 pm A Roth is a wise investment. Good device. Wish I started mine earlier Anon says: January 19, 2018 at 10:16 pm Welcome, one and all… To the S*hole shutdown!! Enjoy! Theophilus says: January 19, 2018 at 11:09 pm Kind of a slow night Scooter Jones says: January 20, 2018 at 12:32 am New Victor, my 34 year old son went to a Satchmo performance in Salem, OR last year. I have firsthand assurance the weed was freely flowing there. It was Oregon though, so what do you expect 😉 Btw, Joe and my son had a selfie moment, even gave my boy one of his picks. He was thrilled. Theophilus says: January 20, 2018 at 8:39 am Scooter I just returned to Medford from a 20 year stint as pastor of Calvary Chapel of Salem. It was a great run Dan from Georgia says: January 20, 2018 at 9:08 am David H, Let us know how the concert was and if your son liked it! Also curious if Phil Collen and gang played any Def Leppard hits. Was it a Trump-free night? Scooter Jones says: January 20, 2018 at 11:48 am That’s great, Theo. But can anything good come out of Medford? 😉 Theophilus says: January 20, 2018 at 2:15 pm Scooter……yeah…pears! Dan form Georgia says: January 20, 2018 at 5:57 pm Charisma Magazine has sunk, REALLY SUNK, to a new low with this one… https://www.charismanews.com/video/69199-ex-witch-breaks-down-how-you-ve-been-exposed-to-mind-control-programming And I thought that the shaking lady prophet was bad enough. Captain Kevin says: January 20, 2018 at 7:01 pm Theophilus, Many years ago, I spent a summer picking pears in Medford. Even though I was in my 20’s, it was grueling, backbreaking work. Now in my 50’s and I still don’t care for fresh pears. Captain Kevin says: January 20, 2018 at 7:11 pm Anybody have experience using CBD oil or other products? I’ve heard it can be helpful for arthritis, fibromyalgia and depression, all three of which are part of my present health. How do you know you’re getting the pure stuff? How do you use it and how much do you use? David H says: January 20, 2018 at 8:27 pm Nice to see someone misunderstand my post. I just wanted a fun night, and it was. John Petrucci stole the show. Closing “jam” was Satriani, Petrucci, Phil Collen, with surprise guest Vic Campbell (Collen’s Guitar partner in Def Leppard). They played “Goin’ Down,” “Superstition,” and “Highway Star.” BTW, it was Trump supporting pal who was “freely smoking weed.” And, Scooter, that sounded like something out of a “Dragnet” episode. Dan form Georgia says: January 21, 2018 at 1:09 am Good to know Viv Campbell was on stage!…I think he had a cancer scare a while back. Scooter Jones says: January 21, 2018 at 5:03 am Theo, pears & weed 😉 filbertz says: January 21, 2018 at 10:03 am Theo, Scooter: don’t forget Wild Bill Shakespeare! David H says: January 21, 2018 at 11:41 am BTW, Petrucci is a Trump fan. Which doesn’t change the fact that he’s one of my favorite players. Campbell is still battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He is doing immunotherapy. Scooter Jones says: January 21, 2018 at 12:55 pm David H., of course we should still like people inspite of their leanings politically. Heck, I like MLD and he’s nuts! LOL. Unfortunately, that’s not always a reality. I’m happy you all had a good time. Scooter Jones says: January 21, 2018 at 12:57 pm filbertz, yeah I was a little harsh on Theo regarding Medford. There’s also David & Harry 😉 filbertz says: January 21, 2018 at 1:50 pm Theo has the hide of a rhino…no harm there. David H says: January 21, 2018 at 3:06 pm Scooter, it’s all good. Really, not much weed smoking at the concert. Getting accosted by the homeless outside was no fun. We were at The Orphium in downtown LA. The New Victor says: January 21, 2018 at 3:54 pm A guy I know took his 10 year old daughter to a concert last year in SFO. It was a venue off the beaten path. His D was sitting in the ground in line listening to her headphones when a homeless guy came by and threw a construction cone at her. It narrowly missed. The crowd ran the guy off. I know that these are “the least of these” but the aggression of some of the street people is out of control, especially in San Francisco. I do all that I can not to go up there anymore. John 20:29 says: January 21, 2018 at 6:46 pm 😿 ☔ 🚿 =-O 😛 =-O =-O John 20:29 says: January 21, 2018 at 6:50 pm Well the tablet got me again…. Game over Kevin, it must have been for you (and my daughter). the oh, poo was in sympathy for the most here =-O 😛 =-O =-O Where that smiley face came from I do not know John 20:29 says: January 21, 2018 at 6:54 pm I give up – I haven’t a clue as to who edits my posts on this tablet – not “most” HOST! CONSARN IT. 👿 maybe God is trying to tell me something? dunno……. Kevin H says: January 21, 2018 at 7:20 pm Em, I have no idea what you were trying to say, but I’ll take it. 🙂 Eric says: January 21, 2018 at 7:41 pm What an awesome game the Jags played today!! Such an amazing season, stoked for next year and all the excitement any given Sunday will bring. Hopefully we will have our soon to be grandbaby and the rest of the family moved and be all settled and I will get a chance to go see them as the hometown team. Talked to my son today, he is at A school at the NNPTC in Charleston. He is not worried about his finances during the shutdown, my wife and I are however. We have put any extra spending on hold until the shutdown is over in case we need to pay any of his bills Wish Congress and the President would loose all benefits until they did their job. John 20:29 says: January 21, 2018 at 7:43 pm Kevin, this tablet has me feeling like an idiot tonight…. LOL Weren’t you rooting for the Eagles today? Consider the smiley face for you… The rain and treats were for Michael … and all the Vikings fans tonight… Now I’m done … God keep John 20:29 says: January 21, 2018 at 7:49 pm Well, guess I’m not done… tears became treats? There is a demon in this tablet, think I’ll give it to a neighbor 👻 Eric, congratulations Theophilus says: January 21, 2018 at 8:32 pm “Devil, come out of John’s computer!” 🙂 John 20:29 says: January 21, 2018 at 8:58 pm Out of this computer and into the neighbor’s cat? LOL don’t want the devil loose in the house, but thanks Theo Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> Name (required) E-mail (required) URI Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.