kearsey, daniel

this brain has been spinning since 1983
I lay in bed listening to the rain, the thunder…watch the lightning. Normally when I see it’s going to be a rainy day I never think “How great this is.” No, I usually don’t. Today? I guess I really wasn’t thinking “How great it is” but I was thinking about the past. Sitting on my front porch growing up during a thunderstorm; enjoying every clap of thunder, the mist of the rain hitting onto my face, legs and arms. I remember times of sitting inside Baba and Juju’s where it would be storming so hard where we would just sit inside and draw or watch tv; sit at the table and have cookies or just play cards. I can picture the lighting in their kitchen during a storm. Still light but dull; where you knew it was raining. I remember school days in the rain. Not being able to go outside for recess because of it. Rain…that’s really all I have to say. Just woke up thinking about positive past experiences rather than thinking, “Man, it’s raining…this sucks.”

I lay in bed listening to the rain, the thunder…watch the lightning. Normally when I see it’s going to be a rainy day I never think “How great this is.” No, I usually don’t. Today? I guess I really wasn’t thinking “How great it is” but I was thinking about the past. Sitting on my front porch growing up during a thunderstorm; enjoying every clap of thunder, the mist of the rain hitting onto my face, legs and arms. I remember times of sitting inside Baba and Juju’s where it would be storming so hard where we would just sit inside and draw or watch tv; sit at the table and have cookies or just play cards. I can picture the lighting in their kitchen during a storm. Still light but dull; where you knew it was raining. I remember school days in the rain. Not being able to go outside for recess because of it. Rain…that’s really all I have to say. Just woke up thinking about positive past experiences rather than thinking, “Man, it’s raining…this sucks.”

Enjoy life. Don’t take anything for granted.

We seem to take everything for granted. It’s ok. I do, you do, we all do. At least for the most part. I’ve been thinking a lot about that. To think one day we can have everything and the next day it’s gone. I could relate this to the loss of my job but that doesn’t even come close to what I’ve been really thinking about. I may be searching for work now, but I still have a lot going for me.
One day last week while visiting my mom, I was asking her questions just to get her mind going. I asked her if she wanted a million dollars and she said no. The second after I said that and up until now, I think about that question over and over. If I were in her position I wouldn’t want a million dollars either. What could I do with it? Nothing. To think one day she was in perfect health and the next day I come to the house to see her laying in the hallway; suffering from a large stroke and brain damage from the impact she hit her head.
Health…that is what is important. Not how many guitars I own, how great of a job I have, how many fans I have on Facebook. No…Possessions mean nothing. Of course I have not gotten rid of any of these things and I’m not telling you to as well. All I’m saying is one day you could be relaxing in your favorite chair, watching your favorite tv show and the next day things change so drastic that you may never experience that again. Right now I’m looking at picture of my mom that were taken just 18 days prior to her stroke and you would not think anything was wrong with her.
I can cry and tell you all I’ve had a rough few years. Having to deal with this of my mom and the passing of my dad. But, this post is in no means to be a sob story. I dunno, it’s just a shocker really. Enjoy life, be happy for what you have, don’t worry about everything. How would you like to spend the last day of your life as you know it worrying when you could be enjoying yourself?

Last night, Shala and I made our way up to Blossom to see Radiohead. It was definitely a show I have been looking forward to for a long time. Radiohead is just one of those bands who I’ve always wanted to see and jumped at the chance of getting to see them.They played a good two hours and played songs mainly from The King of Limbs and In Rainbows. They did play songs from other albums though too. It was energetic, Thom Yorke went all “spaz-like” and the stage set up was pretty damn cool too.Would I go see them again? I very well think I would.
Setlist :
Bloom 15 Step Kid A Weird Fishes/Arpeggi Staircase I Might Be Wrong The Gloaming Separator Like Spinning Plates Morning Mr. Magpie Climbing Up the Walls Identikit Lotus Flower There There Feral Idioteque
House of Cards Myxomatosis Supercollider Reckoner
Give Up the Ghost Exit Music (For a Film) Paranoid Android

Last night, Shala and I made our way up to Blossom to see Radiohead. It was definitely a show I have been looking forward to for a long time. Radiohead is just one of those bands who I’ve always wanted to see and jumped at the chance of getting to see them.

They played a good two hours and played songs mainly from The King of Limbs and In Rainbows. They did play songs from other albums though too. It was energetic, Thom Yorke went all “spaz-like” and the stage set up was pretty damn cool too.

Would I go see them again? I very well think I would.

Setlist :

Bloom
15 Step
Kid A
Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
Staircase
I Might Be Wrong
The Gloaming
Separator
Like Spinning Plates
Morning Mr. Magpie
Climbing Up the Walls
Identikit
Lotus Flower
There There
Feral
Idioteque

House of Cards
Myxomatosis
Supercollider
Reckoner

Give Up the Ghost
Exit Music (For a Film)
Paranoid Android

May 14, 1918 - June 5, 2000

12 years ago today I lost the guy who gave me my love for the arts and baseball. The same guy who showed me patience, strong will and the importance of faith. This person being Juju (my grandpa). 12 years to some seems like an eternity. I remember that day like it was yesterday.

*From the Congressional Record*
Mr. KUCINICH. Mr. Speaker, today I honor Elmer W. Rogozinski, who passed away on June 5, 2000.

Elmer Rogozinski was born on May 14, 1918 to James and Martha Rogozinski and was the oldest of their five children. Elmer Rogozinski graduated from East Tech High School, and then studied at the Cooper School of Art. During World War II, Elmer Rogozinski served for four years with the 9th Air Force as a radio operator. He married Kay Sot in 1947, and together they had two daughters, Diane and Janice.

Elmer Rogozinski was an active member of St. John Cantius church since 1947. He was a Mass server and committeeman, as well as a member of the St. John Cantius Mom’s & Dad’s Club. In 1958 he joined the 4th Degree Bishop O’Reilly of the Knights of Columbus as a member of the Color Corp. Since 1961, he served as the scribe for the Knights of Columbus Trinity Council paper, the Recorder. In 1963, Elmer Rogozinski
was the Trinity Council Knight of the Year, and in 1984 he was the 4th Degree Bishop O’Reilly Knight of the Year.

Elmer Rogozinski was a man who enjoyed the little things in life. He bowled in the Trinity Council bowling league since the 1960s. Elmer loved to go bike riding and play baseball with his four grandchildren. He enjoyed packing food bags at the Tremont Hunger Center and teaching art classes during the summer to young children at St. John Cantius.

My fellow colleagues, please join me in paying tribute to Elmer W. Rogozinski, a great man whose loving and giving nature are an example to us all.

Love you Juju