Thursday, January 24, 2013

Shine a Light

I was watching Californication last night. Have not seen the show in years but wanted to see the latest episode. But at one point the Rolling Stone's album Exile on Main Street came up and one of the characters sang the song Shine a Light.

 Now this album was one of my favorites back in the day and still brings back a lot of emotion. It was also the favorite of my friend that past away a few years ago, so today I am listening to it again...

 Here is one of the best songs on the album:


Saw you stretched out in room ten-o-nine 
With a smile on your face 
And a tear right in your eye 
Couldn't see to get a line on you 
My sweet honey love 
Berber jewelry jangling down the street 
Make you shut your eyes at ev'ry woman that you meet 
Could not seem to get a high on you 
My sweet honey love 

May the good lord shine a light on you 
Make every song your favourite tune 
May the good lord shine a light on you 
Warm like the evening sun 

Well, you're drunk in the alley, baby 
With your clothes all torn 
And your late night friends 
Leave you in the cold grey dawn 
Just seemed too many flies on you 
I just can't brush them off 

Angels beating all their wings in time 
With smiles on their faces 
And a gleam right in their eyes 
Thought I heard one sigh for you 
Come on up, come on up, now 
Come on up, now 

May the good lord shine a light on you 
Make every song you sing your favourite tune 
May the good lord shine a light on you 
Warm like the evening sun

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

What does 2013 have to hold for me?

That is a question that I have been asking myself for quite a while. 2012 was a year of transition. We moved from South Carolina to Denver towards the beginning of the year, and while I did not start at a new company I started a new job. The first month of being in Denver I was actually in South Dakota for work.

I travelled quite a bit over the summer so I did not get a great opportunity to explore all Denver had to offer. So what will 2013 be like now that I have been living here almost a full year. 

Well for one my wife has a full-time job, something that she did not have for the majority of the year last year. So we struggled a bit for money. This year will be much better in that aspect.

 Secondly I have settled into my job fairly well and will probably not travel quite as much. I don't mind the travel it just makes it tough when I am gone for a month at a time.

 Thirdly, everyone in the family is much happier now that we are living in a place that we really enjoy. I did not mind South Carolina but it was never actually my home. I could never consider it a place I would like to live for the rest of my life.

Denver on the other hand could easily be that place. My wife seems to be doing much better with her depression and we are working on our relationship. I am looking forward to exploring all that the Rockies have to offer. I spent a good part of my adult life in Utah, therefore I have a lot of time in the mountains just not the Rockies.

There are some incredible areas to explore and now that we have the money and the time to do it things will be much better all around. So 2013 will be a year of settling into my routine here in Denver. Hopefully forming new relationships that will last a long time.

Finding new places to explore with the family and overall enjoying the outdoors again. There are a few things that I want to happen as we progress through the year.

One of which is to get more focused on my writing. I have been meaning to start an online magazine for quite some time. I have the name and url and all but just have not spent anytime developing it.

 Hopefully I can do that. I also want to rekindle my relationship with my wife. We can work on the relationship but I also need to work on myself. As the first month is drawn to a close, I can say that things are starting to fall into place... here is to a happy and healthy rest of 2013.