Ode to a Man, Obsessed

Daryl Hatton Humor, Personal, Poetry 1 Comment

First Performed for my best friend Dave Mason In Front of Friends and Family On Robbie Burns Day January 25, 2003 We know not quite when this affliction first started, Our poor auld man Davie, his senses departed. At first it was hidden, that much must be true, For he married a lassie much like Nancy Drew. She watched and she tested, checked each little thing, Of the man she would marry (though she picked her own ring) Somehow he passed muster, each one of us fooled, Not then did we know, for Scotch how he drooled. It weighed on …

American Politics, Family Politics and my Philosophy

Daryl Hatton Personal, Politics Leave a Comment

I had an interesting online debate on Facebook with my niece tonight. It is just 48 hours before the US 2012 election will be decided and we ‘got into it’ about the issue of race and the Republican party. I made a claim about the racial composition of the crowds behind Romney in his speeches not reflecting the demographic mix of the US because of the Republican Party’s heavy bias to ‘white American’. My niece took offense. She challenged me that bringing race into the issue was ‘cheap and weakminded’. She claimed it was not about race. She is so …

Breaking eggs

Daryl Hatton Health, Personal Leave a Comment

The saying goes “you have to break some eggs to make an omelette”. Right now I’m feeling the cracking… I had a car accident in 1987 where I stopped a flying Camero with my forehead. It was a little hard on my body and particularly my neck / shoulders. I’ve been dealing with that continuously since then with mixed results . When I take care of myself, life is generally pretty good. When I fall off the horse, life gets a little uncomfortable. I get very dizzy, suffer a constant low level headache which sometimes spikes up dramatically, the pain …

Thanksgiving

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I originally put this on the FundRazr blog but it is better here. I’m a lucky man in so many ways (including the fact that I know this). Today is the day to acknowledge what we are thankful for. Actually, every day is but we only put the label on this one. In that spirit, I’m thankful all the time for all these things (in no particular order)… My good health My good fortune My wife My kids My father and mother My brother and sister My extended family My hyper-extended family of close friends from all around the world My …

In the beginning…

Daryl Hatton Personal 1 Comment

… there was an empty page. And it needed to be filled. Not because the page had any agenda of its own but simply because Nature abhors a vacuum and will always rush to fill one. One great way for me to get something going in my life is to open up new “space” and see what happens. That is what I’ve done with my blog and this first entry. Why start with this picture? Simple. I took it and it is the best Nature picture I’ve done. This is a photo of a place near where I live that …