Category Archives: Journal

Exciting entries, recalls of riveting events.

The Courage To Live Life

Just yesterday, I met two interesting people who I felt were truly courageous in their pursuit of their dreams.

I met the first one when I left a Midtown office building. This black woman with a London accent complimented me on my outfit. “Love the shoes,” she said with enthusiasm, “love the modern fit of your suit, love the leather envelope, I love it all!” [ Cont'd ]

The Effect of Losing Existential Angst In Writing My Novel

My novel, as I envision it, is a Bildungsroman structured after the pastoral elegy. It is a portrait of the curious condition of urban loneliness and contains undercurrents of faith. The novel follows Mark, a young salesman who makes barely enough money to purchase bespoke suits. He is anachronistically old-fashioned in a modern world, and is trying to make sense of how to get along in the world. He laments the death of childhood and innocence, and is seeking a sense of integrity in his life. Always looking back over his shoulder at the past and to his memories, Mark finds himself failing to connect with others around him due in part to his curse of nostalgia. By novel’s end, we see that Mark begins to grow into adulthood. He forgoes the past and looks to the future with renewed faith in the gentleman’s code of conduct. Where he once saw a world of pain, suffering, and stupidity that he detaches from, he comes to engage in and participate in that world. The novel, hopefully, is an expression of a suggestion for the liminal outsiders and sensitive people of the world on how to get by in the world. [ Cont'd ]

Sal Mineo – I Will Never Be Myself [Lyrics]

Never never never
Never never never
Never never never
Never never never

I can’t pretend that I’m glad we’re apart
I can’t pretend ’cause you’re still in my heart
Though I still smilenowand then
I’ll never be myself again

You wore my ring for the whole world to see
You had your fling, made a fool out of me
Though I still date now and then
I’ll never be myself again

Though it’s so wrong to go on this way
I need your love ’til my dying day
I’ll go through life through the long lonely years
Seen your face from behind lonely tears

Though I may smile now and then
I’ll never be myself again
Though it’s so wrong to go on this way
I need your love ’til my dying day

I’ll go through life through the long lonely years
Seen your face from behind lonely tears
I’ll never be myself again
No I’ll never be myself again
I’ll never be myself again

Wally Wiggins – Sweeter Than Sweet [Lyrics]

Sweeter than sweet
That’s what you are
Be mine alone
My guiding star

Well, I guess it’s love

Sweeter than sweet
Please take my hand
Show me you love me
You understand

Well, I guessit’slove

Well, you know I love you,
I told you so
Come on little darling, don’t
Be so slow
Just hold me close
Make my life complete
You know I need you
Sweet, sweet, sweet

Sweeter than sugar
Your kisses taste
Come on little baby
No time to waste

Well I guess it’s love
I guess it’s love
Love, yes I guess it’s love

I absolutely love this song…I can’t help but close my eyes and imagine someday crooning this to that special lady in my life. Thank you Cool Bobby B for sharing such beautiful music with us.