Etta

Etta James died today. Man, she was a force of nature. We saw her 3 or 4 years ago at a Woodland Park Zoo concert, and even though she was obviously not well then, she seemed clean and she sang like a goddamed angel. Great voice, great spirit, great woman…

I’ve been in Phoenix for the last few days. Not eating too badly, but no green smoothies to be found. I’m going home tomorrow and with any luck Seattle will be totally over Snowpocalyspe 2012. I’m looking forward to getting my eating right back on track and also adding juicing into the mix.

Today I met a woman who is a complete right wing tool. She is totally hilarious and I thought she was a great real estate instructor. I spoke to her for awhile after her workshop and told her I was amazed that we were diametrically opposed politically and I still really liked her. She said one of her favorite pictures is of her holding her GOP membership card standing next to another one of my favorite CRS instructors holding his ACLU card. She thought it proves that we can all get along. I’m sorry I believe that ship has sailed (and then sunk), but it was a great sentiment…maybe there’s a shred of hope.

I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer. –Brendan Behan


One Response to “Etta”

  • Judy G Says:

    Hi Squire. I’m sorry about Etta, too.
    But what about YOU? How is the Kale thing going? How are you feeling? Also, why don’t you write, why don’t you call, is it something I said? It’s all OK, just hope you are OK, too.
    But then, why am I worrying? Your life’s a PARTY! love, Judy

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