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Things I Think: Ancestry & Memorial Day

Issac O Titus I think that now more than ever it's important to reflect upon the past in order to look towards the future. Especially when it comes to where we all came from, where we are going, and who we might meet along the way. In the last couple of years, I dug into my genealogy via by way of the DNA test and subscribing to their service. Unfortunately, a lot of the folks that I could learn from have passed on, and I never took the chance as a young person to learn much about my family's history. I've recently learned that at least one bloodline of mine originated in London, England. My ancestor traveled to CT in the mid 1600's, confirming at least part of what my DNA profile told me. I'm still digging into the other bloodlines that made me, but recently I've discovered something I never knew--I have a handful of veterans in my family. Being Memorial Day, I've been thinking a fair amount about that. I wanted to share what I've

Things I Think | Dan's Top Albums

"10 of my all time favorite albums, in no particular order. Albums that really made an impact and are still on your rotation list, even if only now and then. Post the cover, no need to explain." That was the task. Thanks to a Facebook tag I joined in on the fun. I've really enjoyed reading people's lists. I opted just to post and not tag anyone, for fear of rejection primarily but also... you're welcome. You could read this so many ways, so I want to start out by telling you how I chose and what part resonated with me. "Albums that really made an impact" was the key for me. So before you jump on me for including Silverchair in a top 10 albums list, please remember that it's one of a hell of a long list. I'll do a proper top 10 at some point as I did with the top ten songs here. Here in this edition of TITs, I'm going to give a little background on what made that album so important to me. So, it's day 10 and those following from FB

Things I Think | The Greatest Songs Ever Written, Recorded, and Performed

Good morning! Welcome to another editions of "Things I Think" In this TITs post you'll get to participate! If you follow me over on Twitter than this is old hat for you, but I wanted to put it in here for later use. This morning Amy spinning the album "Thriller" has me thinking about a new series about my top ten (or more albums). Look for that soon over on the platform the prez is destroying. So, since limitations exist on character limits over there here are #DansTopSongs with a bit more explanation as to why they made MY list. What are your top songs? Why? The 10 greatest songs ever written, recorded, and performed according to me are. 1. Tiny Dancer - Elton John I had heard this song a number of times as a younger person, but it wasn't until I saw and heard it in "Almost Famous" that it connected with me in some magical way I still can't explain. Every time I hear it in any format I kinda lose it, I don't know why. That

Things I Think

Welcome to a new and exciting series, that will probably only be one post but this morning I have some things on my mind... Some weigh heavily, and some less so but all are equally important in that they really don't fucking matter because it's just me. A dude with a keyboard. Like many with a keyboard these days we are made think we can make a difference, which probably isn't true at all but it is a nice feeling and since its holy week I'll roll with some nice feelings in the face of a potential zombie jesus rise. I digress. So, like I said...things I think or TIT for short. New series or single post sweeping the nation. TBD. Jack White is terrible. How can anyone tolerate his voice at all? He is to ears what six pack rings are to sea birds. It's really bad. HOWEVER, he made the news recently for two reasons that I think are interesting.  First, obviously pawn shop guitars aren't going to work out in the long run dude. Welcome to being in tune. S

Understanding & Recovery

More often than not I compose blog posts in my head, or get loose ideas and never actually come here to write them down and share. Lately I've been thinking a lot about putting my thoughts down around the subject of understanding what it means to be in recovery, and how that is perceived by folks you care about. Folks you think may care about you, those who do not, and those you hate or hold a grudge (likely for very good reasons). I've come to the conclusion that people generally just don't understand...may never understand, and I need to be okay with that. When you work so hard to downplay a problem, or hide it from the world. Make excuses, cover it up, and believe yourself that you are just fine. Convincing yourself an others that drinking is a good hobby. I think then, to no surprise people begin to believe you. Despite the blackouts. Despite driving drunk. Despite being inappropriate. Despite being an asshole. ...and so much more. There are many stories,