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Page Turner

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  1. Angel from Montgomery is also a great song (by John Prine) I am an old woman named after my motherMy old man is another child that's grown oldIf dreams were lightnin' and thunder were desireThis old house would've burned down a long time agoMake me an Angel that flies from MontgomeryMake me a poster of an old rodeoJust give me one thing that I can hold ontoTo believe in this livin' is just a hard way to goWhen I was a young girl, well, I had me a cowboyWeren't much to look at just a free ramblin' manBut that was a long time and no matter how I tryThe years just flow by like a broken down damMake me an Angel that flies from MontgomeryMake me a poster of an old rodeoJust give me one thing that I can hold ontoTo believe in this livin' is just a hard way to goThere's flies in the kitchen, I can hear 'em in there buzzin'And I ain't done nothin' since I woke up todayHow the hell can a person go to work in the mornin'And come home in the evenin' and have nothin' to say?Make me an Angel that flies from MontgomeryMake me a poster of an old rodeoJust give me one thing that I can hold ontoTo believe in this livin' is just a hard way to goTo believe in this livin' is just a hard way to go
  2. ...I'm also very fond of the Cagney version of "I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy."
  3. God bless America, land that I love, Stand beside her and guide her Through the night with a light from above. From the mountains, to the prairies, To the oceans white with foam, God bless America, My home sweet home. While the storm clouds gather far across the sea, Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free. Let us all be grateful for a land so fair, As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer: God bless America, land that I love,Stand beside her and guide herThrough the night with a light from above.From the mountains, to the prairies,To the oceans white with foam,God bless America,My home sweet home.God bless America,My home sweet home. ....words and music by Irving Berlin.
  4. ....take along a smoke respirator. You'll thank me later.
  5. ...three recent restoration projects. One from Italy, one from England, and one made in France. An instant tour of Europe, right here on the Square Wheels Cycling Forum. NO air travel required.
  6. ...no matter where you go, there you are.
  7. ...I have never bought a bicycle that did not make me happy ( at least a little bit happy). Wasn't there some superific bicycle you wanted a couple of years back ?
  8. ...in general, control freaks make the worst travelers. There's just too much you can't control. Not that I would ever suggest you're a control freak. Perish the thought.
  9. ...here I am. I have been riding and painting a few frames in the last of the milder Fall weather. The Cinelli turned out really nice, and I bought a 70's tres tubi Columbus Stella from the Mountain Bike Museum guys down in Fairfax a couple of weeks ago. The paint was pretty OK on that one, so I clear coated it with some 2 part epoxy after some minor touch up's. The best part of that one so far was the chicken and waffle lunch I ate at the Hummingbird when I picked it up. I also managed to get accused of racism by a Chinese American guy over a parking spot on Clement St on that same trip. So the bike already has some fond memories for me, and I have yet to ride it. The only recent one I have photos of reassembled is this Raleigh Lenton. It was a lot of work.
  10. ...given the limited information you've provided, it's impossible to give you a decent answer. As you are doubtless by now aware, the back is a complex structure. Many of the things that go wrong with it respond well to surgery, but there are a great many that do not. While I'd love to assume the physicians.surgeons you're paying for advice have a handle on how well your particular issue will be resolved, That's not realistic to assume. I speak to you as the world's foremost authority on my own history if back issues. Mine, though significant on both x-ray imaging and the fancy MRI/CT scanning of the time, did not appear to be especially good candidates for surgical repair. So it hurt a lot, and for a long time. But I also was compelled to become somewhat expert in alternatives to surgery, like Yoga, Feldenkrais, Tai Chi, Chi Gung, and mind-body techniques for dealing with protracted pain. A chiropractor did seem to help me at times, but the adjustments never lasted to the point where the issue was resolved. Yoga was, I think, the one thing that led me in the direction of some more permanent fix, both through a consciousness off alignment of the spine, an awareness of the muscles involved in my special issues, and the stretching, balancing, and strengthening of them. Also, I'm pretty sure that as time went on, some stuff that was busted back there kind of stitched itself back together. And I'm certain that some of the nerves that were transmitting the pain sensations died over the months and years it lasted. I guess I don't really have much in the way of practical advice. I only checked in because I know it kind of wears you down after a while, and thought maybe it might help to hear from someone who ended up more or less OK.
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