Drinking Alcohol taught me how to fly
Then it took away the sky....

Saturday, September 5, 2015



The score was 42-0, Naples High's Golden Eagles on top of a Cape Coral team. Final TD count:  NINE, score 63-0
At 42-0, the game was only half over! I would have stayed but in a place which has the best cheeseburgers in Naples, I forgot to bring any money, not even $1 for a program. SHEEESH!

Thank you Tom High for giving me two tickets, so I had TWO seats to myself (and NO cheeseburger(s). After 51 years as a Naples citizen, I finally got to my first games this year. I believe EVERY older person should attend some of these H.S. games, it brings back some fond memories. Always I've heard myself saying that those early years were hell, alone and lonely, misunderstood, etc., etc.  But in reality (which arrives slowly for me!) there had been a truckload of GOOD times. 

One of those was playing trumpet in the marching band. The sports guys used to tease me, saying, "Oh! Stevie is not allowed to play football, he might hurt his "pretty little violinist's fingers!" But I loved the trumpet--GAWD!--it was SO much easier to play than a violin. And marching and playing music in 15┬║ temperatures on a Thanksgiving morning. OH, WHAT FUN--smiles! So, Peeps...I need occasions like this night of "boring touchdowns, NINE of them, to remind me that any doom-and-gloom was inside ME, NOT caused by others.  It is ever thus!

PEACE and LOVE, Peeps,

Photo below is of the FIRST of nine TD's last night!


  1. It's always fun for me to look back. I also find that things I thought were awful weren't so bad :) Football season is back!

  2. Our football team won 43-0. I sat in the dorws nest videoing all night and that included a 3 hour delay for an amazing storm.
    Nah it hasnt gotten old for me yet.

  3. A very wise and thought provoking post. I used to play the cornet and had a trumpet, never managed the violin, but love listening to it!

  4. You have such an infectious love for living *smiles*