More on “Glowing Edges”

I shot the Sears Tower (refuse to call it ‘Willis’ Tower) yesterday afternoon.  Of course, I had to Photoshop (TM) it!

The original:

Then…I ‘Cloned’…heavily!

Sears Tower  Copyright 2012

And clicked to ‘desaturate’ and adjust the contrast…

…clicked a few times again to give you my version of sepia…

…and back to the RGB version, this time applying the filter “Glowing Edges”:

Sears Tower w/Glowing Edges, 2012  Copyright 2012

All in all, as John Lennon might say, “I think that’s quite nice!”

Spending some time remembering, fondly

Actually, there were THREE of us back then:  Me (the resident ‘last great broad’ and video genius); David, the producer/director and video genius; and Jeffery, the owner of the video/audio business and guitar/video genius.  And yes, we were all ‘geniuses’ because we knew how to pull off great videos in a very short amount of time.  We kicked butt, even if it meant a 40-hour day…we worked out of love, and it showed in the final product.

I lost contact with David when he left Milwaukee (and Jeffery’s business–a long-lasting spat).  I have had little, yet somewhat positive contact with Jeffery, a McCartney look-alike, after our business relationship kind of fell apart a bit over 10 years ago (tell me, just how much can you do for someone, business-wise, for no pay?).  And, Jeffery never realized just how much I so totally loved him as a best friend…he was soooo blind.

So, this tune reminds me of days now past, not to be ever forgotten, because I know good times/bad times, there is nothing like a friend…and I seem to have lost these two.

Then, according to John…

…a retort.



We’re playing those mind games together
Pushing the barriers planting seeds
Playing the mind guerrilla
Chanting the Mantra peace on earth
We all been playing those mind games forever
Some kinda druid dudes lifting the veil
Doing the mind guerrilla
Some call it magic the search for the grail

Love is the answer and you know that for sure
Love is a flower you got to let it grow

So keep on playing those mind games together
Faith in the future out of the now
You just can’t beat on those mind guerrillas
Absolute elsewhere in the stones of your mind
Yeah we’re playing those mind games together
Projecting our images in space and in time

Yes is the answer and you know that for sure
Yes is surrender you got to let it go

So keep on playing those mind games together
Doing the ritual dance in the sun
Millions of mind guerrillas
Putting their soul power to the karmic wheel
Keep on playing those mind games together
Raising the spirit of peace and love
(I want you to make love, not war
I know you’ve heard it before)

And so he sat…and then…wasn’t it only yesterday?

Sure, I sit here, too, in the middle of your night, thankful that my soon-to-move noisy neighbors have not disrupted my life yet again.

And as John wrote, I also watch the wheels keep turning ’round, because, at almost 66, I am classified by most of the world as OLD…to be forgotten, and gotten rid of, apparently.


Shoot…wasn’t it only yesterday I lost my youngest son?

It sure seems to be…not 15 and a half years.



And wasn’t it only yesterday I lost my dear Dad?

It sure seems to be…not over 17 and a half years.



I’m sure it was only yesterday I lost my Mother?

It cannot be 30 years now, can it?



Or 12 years, since my dear older son has been gone?

It seems so, so like yesterday.



A Sunday, Wednesday, Friday…or

Just another Monday.

Copyright 2012


Paul McCartney wrote this for John Lennon, just as I wrote the above for my family now lost.

Just a notice…

…to ALL the Obamas of this world.

“Better get yourself together, darlin’

Join the human race.”

“Yes, we all shine on

Like the moon and the stars and the sun.”

Except…these qualities can never apply to the Marxist, self-ascribed Messiah–Barack Obama, IF that is even his true name!

It will get you, Barry…instant karma…eventually,

when someone, somewhere, has the balls to bring you to task re: your LIES!