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Yesterday morning.

While driving to the lake to let Annie run around for a while, I was listening to KBSU on the radio.  The host, not a DJ, Jeff Esworthy, broadcasting from St. Paul Minnesota, recommended and then played a tune by a Bill Whalen, an Irishman composer.

Let’s unpack this.

First of all, my car is heated and very comfortable. The temperature outside reads 17 degrees and I am comfortable in my heated car. A miracle. I am drinking coffee grown somewhere in the world, with a supplemental collagen peptide from a company in Oxnard, CA. A miracle. The radio is picking up a man whom I have never met from Minnesota. A miracle. He plays a tune by a man on the other side of the world that is so engaging that I can’t believe we have been sharing a planet. Amazing. Annie and I cover several miles in the predawn cold. I drive back home with a second cup of coffee that I keep in a thermos. A thermos is truly amazing. I arrive home, explain to Mrs. Swaim what I have heard, and within minutes she has located it on iTunes and it is playing in our home. Incredible. I take a hot shower, from water that unfailing pours out of the wall! Another miracle.

I think I often forget how incredible the world around us can be.

Don’t forget to be amazed.

Here is that tune by the way: Inishlacken: Evening Ceili



4 Join the Conversation

  1. Dee Iverson says
    Dec 06, 2018 at 6:09 PM

    This is the man who wrote the Riverdance music. Love his stuff.

    • says
      Dec 06, 2018 at 2:39 PM

      Oh, really!? Thanks, Dee!

  2. Brent says
    Dec 06, 2018 at 7:14 PM

    Great observations, Kenny. Thanks for sharing.

    • says
      Dec 06, 2018 at 2:38 PM

      Thanks for reading.

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