Author Archives: georgeireton

State Of Mind

“Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.” ~ James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room ~ Lessons For Life has readers from across the country and around the world. I welcome our new reader Sunny from Oregon and thank … Continue reading

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So Much Deception!

Lately I have been swamped with deceptive information from a great many sources. To say that this has become annoying would be an understatement. My purpose in sharing my thoughts has more to do with a sincere wish to be … Continue reading

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Going To The Dogs!

January 21, 2017, the 1st Saturday after inauguration day, I want to do my part to help make our country safe again. I believe it starts with each of us, right here in our own back yard. I am confident … Continue reading

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Ham Radio Mountaintop Fun!

Recently I decided to take the ham radio exam. It was not hard to pass since there are more than a few online study resources. Mostly common sense rules anyway. My call sign is KK6RKW. Yeah I know we now … Continue reading

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These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

This is Daisy,’ my totally fearless, stick chompin’, river swimmin’ duck chasin’, super girl type doggie! The photo was taken during the Haven Humane Society (where I got Daisy) Photo Fundraiser Campaign. The entire studio photo shoot was generously donated by … Continue reading

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Jam Puppy!

This is my best pal Daisy. Mostly she is accustomed to sleeping a great deal, and only hanging out with my wife and me. This past weekend I decided to bring Daisy along to a bluegrass festival to see how she held … Continue reading

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Down In The Willow Garden

Being of Irish decent, I suppose I am naturally kin to those Celtic sounding tunes. Perhaps this is why I have always been drawn to folk and bluegrass music. There is a whole river of such music flowing through many … Continue reading

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Brother Billy

This is a story about my big brother Billy, and why I was moved to write a song about him. Today I am feeling plaintive. Years, then decades pass so quickly between far away family. In your mind, you see … Continue reading

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By The Creek

A few years ago in the fall, I was feeling a bit low. I decided to take a walk down by the year round creek (Churn Creek) that flows within about a block from my house here in Redding, CA. … Continue reading

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Water Off The Back Of A Duck

In Bluegrass music there are many songs where the only instruments played are guitar and mandolin. Many times this was heard in gospel tunes. I totally enjoy hearing a full band including fiddle, banjo, bass and dobro, but once in … Continue reading

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