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A Thought for Today

Some men talk only when they are sure of the crowd. The true believer is unafraid to address the mob.



It's taken some time but finally we're delighted to announce the posting of a selection of photographs from both the Thousand Oaks and Aurora concerts. You can reach them via the link below.

Concert Photographs

notable birthdays Nick Ashford o Lance Bass o Howard Da Silva o Maynard Ferguson o Heloise o Audrey Hepburn o Horace Mann o Hosni Mohamed Mubarak o Stella Parton o Roberta Peters o Betsy Rawls o Art Seidenbaum o Cardinal Francis Spellman o W. Clement Stone o Randy Travis o George F. Will o Pia Zadora

And a very Happy Birthday to the First Mate on the clipper ship and my friend, Arthur Greenslade.

Rod's random thoughts To those who go ahead of us, we owe not just the ceremony of a proper farewell speech, but a skeleton key that opens all the locks. Just in case.

Perhaps the closer we stay to earth, the better chance we'll have of being what each of us needs in someone else.

Why quit while you're losing?


All the trees are pink.
Plum blossoms,
or are they small extensions
                     of the clouds,
fill the lower sky
above the horizon
trapping the season
for all time,
or for what time
         we know it.

Your smile is only your smile
or is it ?
Maybe it's one more opening
                     into you
that I should come through

Softly, I will come,
I will be
concerning you.
Your rhythm will be my own.
Even your heartbeat
should not be

- from "Celebrations of the Heart," 1975

1963, 1975, 2000, 2001, by Stanyan Music Group & Rod McKuen. All Rights Reserved
Birthday research by Wade Alexander o Poetry from the collection of Jay Hagan o Coordinated by Melinda Smith
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