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Funny How Time Slips Away…


“Funny how time slips away,” goes the old Willie Nelson song.

And it does-slip away, that is. But, with that, one gets perspective.

Like, I gave up drinking Coke a long time before the Coca-Cola Corporation told us all we might be 'too white' to enjoy their product. But my not drinking it had nothing to do with any racial thing-either real or imagined.

No, I just knew too much carbonated water wasn't good for my stomach.

Ahead of the curve, you might say.

And I know that wisdom does not necessarily come with age, but man…aren't we getting an education in the last six weeks.

You know, I let my editor know recently that I didn't want to write very much about El Presidente Potato Head (Potato Head — who I understand has now has been declared 'gender neutral' by the 'Woke' crowd.) That's because I don't have enough time in the day to write about all the crap that Bozo Biden is spewing and issuing with his one million executive orders and actions and Heil Hitler declarations, so on and so on….


Finding solace instead in good reads, like the 450 page book, Confessions of an Innocent, by a Chinese scholar at Harvard-Kang Zhengguo-who escaped Communist China and brought his personal story to America; China-which is replete with torture, work camps, extortion, persecution, and humiliation of the Chinese people by their oppressors at the top of the political food chain.

I recommend it to you, if you want to see why socialism leads to ruin.

Opens the eyes, believe me. More than what SOME maintain: That there are only 'cultural differences' between the

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By Robert L. Hall ROBERT HALL (cont.)

Communist world and us.

Cultural differences like mass murder, sterilization, rape, slavery. internment camps…like that.

Listening also to good music. Been on a wonderful survey of jazz and blues songs, using my imagination to interpret music lines, harmonic chords and adding improvisation to pre-printed music I am buying up from the golden age of music in America-a time few recall now-when every parlor had an upright piano and folks gathered around to sing and play music, movies had scores that one could sing and didn't have to send the children to the other room when they came on, lest young ears hear wordbombs and scary sexual slurs, and devastating lyrics against cultural wellness, or anti-cop tirades.

Getting back to church to enjoy the company of likeminded folks, instead of being cooped up in the house with only the oneeyed electronic monster sticking leftist agendas into my eyes and ears, hearing of the feckless politicians and opportunist ranting and raving, pulling down statues, shooting police, relentlessly attacking our Constitution or Bill of Rights, in a catastrophic race to the bottom of the barrel.


But I know that someone is happy about it all.

HE won't be known as the most ineffectual president in history…not with Bozo Biden on the job…or

on the job with his video games, Kamala taking his overseas calls and Doctor Jill speaking for him at public events.

As they say, my phone is

wall, with those who are satisfied with what has been going on the last six weeks.

And it's not like I don't feel sorry for what we have in store.

It's just that I've got just so much time, and as we know, 'Funny how time slips away.”

Shame to waste it, you know?

But, I DO admit that I think of Biden every time I

Robert L. Hall is a resident of Marion and has a Bachelor’s Degree in music from the University of Memphis and a Master’s Degree from Florida State University. He is the pianist for Avondale Baptist Church and a writer of fiction on Amazon eBooks.

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