Early this year Peg and I found a beautiful piece of property in the mountains of northeastern Tennessee. We decided to take the plunge and bought 22 acres with an incredible view of the mountains. In short order, we were joined by five other couples who purchased property around us. The smallest parcel was 18 acres. Virtually all of us were looking for peace and quiet away from the big city. Most are interested in a more sustainable life style.
The biggest problem we faced was that all of our land together was part of a very large old farm and we needed access, power and water to begin our adventure. About 9 months after our purchase the road is now in and we all have access to our property. (Not necessarily access to our building sites…yet)
Private bankers control the Central Bank and continue to expand the debt of our country. This is a problem that concerns me greatly. History tells us that deflation and inflation can have horrendous consequences for savers. Germany and Zimbabwe come to mind, but most South American countries have suffered long because of these problems. I am far from the only one who sees this as a problem.
The power of music has been a huge influence in my life. Music for me is like an antidote to life. There are times when I need Rock or Jazz and there are times when I need classical music. There are times when I need sad songs and there are times when I need happy songs. Maybe Mickey Hart was right when he said, “There’s nothing like music to relieve the soul and uplift it.”
There are also songs that stick in your head. One that still bounces around in my head is “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin. This is a great song that lifts my spirits every time I hear it.
This past week, I have been haunted by another tune called, “Its all about the bass”.