Ice Skating Is Nice Skating

Frank Luther Songs of Safety

Another classic from my LP collection.  Frank Luther had such good advice for the children, paired with singalong melodies.

In this track, we learn that we can’t skate on ice that’s too thin or we will fall right in. There will also be icicles up to your chin. Same goes for ice fishing and hockey. Guess Frank wasn’t that thorough after all, was he?


Time Machine Dream

Recently I had a dream
I took a trip in a time machine
Sitting in a director’s chair
soon surrounded by big permed hair

“Shoot the video!”,
Martha Quinn demanded
“Crank the fog machine!”,
I commanded

I saw it all in black & white
Pretty girls with horses
Desert gas stations
Raptors in slowmo flight

Heavy makeup on the boys
Sports cars, yachts, and other toys
Jump cut to working class scene
Factories gray, fields of green

Dancers dancing
Guitars screaming
So artfully done
There must be some meaning

Alas! All dreams  do end
I’m awake and old again
But in that MTV-fueled haze
I remembered youthful days






Nature hike

I took a walk in nature

The songs of birds surrounded me

Branches were staffs for God’s treble clef

Sometime stop and listen

Creation will call out to you

When you listen to its music


palm warbler on a river rock