What I’ve Learned

There’s a LOT more to learn.

Talk is cheap. Actions speak louder than words. Still working on that one!

Some things that have happened defy explanation. For no viable reason, circumstances just went that way.

Don’t expect people to act the way you act, or the way you think they should act.

Try to make sure your mind is in gear before you let out the clutch on your mouth (or send that email).

Some musical performance that felt great going down don’t sound so great on the playback.

Some musical performance that felt terrible going down sound mighty good on the playback.

Everybody and every experience has redeeming qualities. It really makes sense to focus on this rather than what may have been annoying or uncomfortable.

It’s far more interesting to hear about what other people think than to hear yourself talk about what you think.

Routines are great. Nothing like doing something every day to see progress. But routines should remain flexible and subject to adjustment, as everything will eventually change, and new routines will then be called for.

If I listen real hard to the people I’m playing with, I can actually play with them.

If I listen real hard to the people I’m talking with, I can actually engage in inspired conversation.

Many people that fly on airplanes have lousy airplane manners.  They hog the arm rest, spread their shit all over the plane, frequently into your area, and stink up the plane with farts that smell like something crawled up their ass and died. (Have to go back and work on number 4 and number 8).

You eventually run out of pertinent things to talk about in blogs.





  1. Terence
    Posted May 29, 2014 at 7:59 am | Permalink

    Bob …this has to be your best one yet ! :) hahahahha. I feel the same way too until I just wanna give up sometimes. Just to give you a little insight from a sport’s perspective. My dad used to warn me about playing soccer in the parks mainly because of the kind of riff raff that you have to deal with ( as the saying goes , soccer is a gentleman’s game played by ruffians). There will always be a couple of assholes who are envious of one’s skills and proceed to foul you with life threatening injuries. So after experiencing those unenlightened half wits , I decided to take up tennis for a number of reasons ( i.e..to minimize the no. of assholes you have to deal with…. 2 players as opposed to 11. Also, I thought that the calibre of individuals you’ll be playing with would be much higher with tennis.) Anything but !!!! Assholes are rife and are everywhere !! They’ve permeated throughout the echelons of society. My only solace is listening to some George Carlin who once said about these idiots: ” I would just love to take them out into the deep end of the forest and disembowel them with a wooden cooking spoon ! :) .So true !

  2. Posted November 3, 2014 at 1:59 am | Permalink

    Always loved your perspective Bob. Thanks for the continued inspiration!

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