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It all started one day last November, when I heard Uncle Albert on the radio – 107.1 The Peak – great station. I thought that a young friend of mine would appreciate the song, and all the songs on Paul McCartney’s Ram album. So I got it for her for Christmas. I’m not one for giving used gifts, so I did ask if she’d mind if I utilized her present before I got the chance to give it to her, assuring her it was nothing that could be gross if used like lingerie or a toothbrush. I got to enjoy Ram for a good month before I had to turn it over, and found myself dancing around the room to it even though I had gotten quite heavy and was not so agile anymore. I was pleased to present the gift but missed it tons and thought I should just purchase it for myself. But wait – I have the album, the old LP, although nothing on which to play it. So, with a little research, I ordered a record player and am so happy I did.

After expanding the workout routine from one side to two sides of the album, I decided to embark on a journey through my albums in alphabetical order, from Alice Cooper to ZZ Top. And, as a writer, I found myself journaling about each night’s experience adding other things that are on my mind like health issues, afflictions, pleasant occurrences… and how the project and the writing have helped me not just cope with the negative aspects of life that often pounce at once, but to basically pooh-pooh them because they’re not going to over shadow the positives.

This is something new for me, and I like it.

I have quite a ways to go on all counts, but as my kitchen magnet says – I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I just hope it’s not a train.


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  1. Thom Hickey / Jun 2 2014 7:09 am

    Thanks .. Good blog topic. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox. I’ll return.

    • thackersam / Jun 3 2014 3:16 am

      Thanks. Glad you’re enjoying it. I’m having a hoot continuing and expanding the project and getting to write about it.

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