From My Brother Gary via the Pen of Gene Wilder, ru in shlum (Rest in Peace)

A Yiddish Poem – by Gene Wilder

If you can understand this, you:
(a) Are probably as old as I am
(b) Have a good worldly education
(c) Are Jewish
(d) Grownup with a Bubbe living with you, or close by…
(e) all of the above
Yiddish was the secret code, therefore I don’t farshtaist,
A bisseleh maybe here and there, the rest has gone to waste.
Sadly when I hear it now, I only get the gist,
My Bubbe spoke it beautifully; but me, I am tsemisht.
So oi vei as I should say, or even oy vai iz mir,
Though my pisk is lacking Yiddish, it’s familiar to my ear.
And I’m no Chaim Yonkel , in fact I was shtick naches,
But, when it comes to Yiddish though, I’m talking out my tuchas.
Es iz a shandeh far di kinder that I don’t know it better
(Though it’s really nishtgefelecht when one needs to write a letter).
But, when it comes to characters, there’s really no contention,
No other linguist can compete with honorable mentshen:
They have nebbishes and nebechels and others without mazel,
Then, too, schmendriks and schlemiels, and let’s not forget schlemazel.
These words are so precise and descriptive to the listener,
So much better than “a pill” is to call someone ‘farbissener’.
Or – that a brazen woman would be better called Choleria,
And you’ll agree farklempt says more than does hysteria.
I’m not haken dir a tshainik and I hope I’m not a kvetch,
But isn’t mieskeit kinder, than to call someone a wretch?
Mitten derinnen, I hear Bubbe say, “It’s nechtiker tog, don’t fear,
To me you’re still a maven, zol zein shah, don’t fill my ear.
A leben ahf dein keppele, I don’t mean to interrupt,
But you are speaking narishkeit…..
And …A gezunt auf dein kop!”

L’Shana Tova

I am sharing something I heard today

I’m Not LIKING LICHEN PLANUS

We all have something to brag about or complain about.  I usually find when I am bragging someone always one-ups me and when I am complaining their problem(s) take precedent.

I have shared that I suffer from a condition called, Lichen Planus – Lichen planus is a common disease that causes inflammation (swelling and irritation) on your skin or inside your mouth.  Inside your mouth, it may cause burning or soreness.  YEAP, that is, what I have and I was diagnosed over 10 years ago when it appeared on my feet, hands, and mouth.  My hands and feet responded to treatment however my mouth has continued to get inflamed and never goes away.  It may simmer down, so to speak, but it is always there, lurking for a flare-up which I am currently experiencing.
Lichen planus (LP) is thought to be an autoimmune disorder in patients with a genetic predisposition but may be caused by drugs or be associated with disorders such as hepatitis C, and I had HEP C which developed from contaminated blood when I had my thyroid surgery in 1974.  However, the first sign of this disease in my body was detected in 2010/11.  The research shows that the typical LP disorder lasts 6 – 18 months and mine is going on 132 months!  If left untreated Oral lichen planus increases the risk of oral cancer. Left untreated, lichen planus of the ear canal may lead to hearing loss.  This may be linked to the hearing loss I experienced around the same time as this onset and the ear canal surgery that I had not once but twice.

I am sharing this again with you for a couple of reasons:

  1. No, I do not have COVID and I am taking all the precautions I need to stay healthy including wearing a mask to keep you and others healthy!
  2. As soon as I can get the COVID booster I will as I do not want to compromise my health.
  3. I do not have the FLU and I will once again get my FLU shot to minimize any chance of getting this year’s variant.
  4. I will not die from Lichen Planus unless it goes untreated and turns into oral cancer.
  5. I will find it difficult to eat certain foods, so if I refuse something please understand there may be a valid reason that needs no explanation.
  6. My mouth will feel dry and you may notice I have to keep my mouth moist and I do this with gum and drinking a lot of water that keeps me running to the Loo. (I like saying Loo over the bathroom.)
  7. The pain can be exhausting and some nights it keeps me up even when I slather my mouth with ointment that eventually dries out.
  8. Swallowing is difficult as well and I have this sensation that something is stuck in my throat, and the sounds I might make as to attempt to clear it are wretching!

No, I do not have a debilitating disease but I have a medical condition that is difficult to treat and therefore like my migraines, that I have suffered with since I was 18 – I cope the best I can – sometimes that means not answering the phone or ignoring others around me.

The truth is – I don’t wish this on anyone!

A memory and A thought

I may wake up feeling BLAH – and I may not understand why – BUT even the BLAHS are an opportunity for me to make my FUTURE the best – starting now!

Always looking for new podcasters and or guests!

In July 2018 I had the opportunity to interview the Kingston Trio.  Growing up in the 50s, 60s and being a young adult in the 70s their music genre was one I appreciated and the songs they wrote and performed were songs by many of us sang at school, summer camp, and around the bond fires when someone took out their guitar and led us through them.  As a younger person, I never thought I would ever have the ability to meet them, let alone talk to them about their music, but now I will for the second time.  https://www.spreaker.com/user/10697139/the-kingston-trio-live-7-12-18

For me, success is not counted in money – but the opportunities that I have to connect with special people. https://www.kingstontrio.com/

 

 

 

 

 

THE BELL TELEPHONE HOUR — Episode 1 — Aired 10/09/1959 — Pictured: The Kingston Trio: (l-r) Dave Guard, Bob Shane, Nick Reynolds (Photo by NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)

The original Trio consisted of Dave Guard, Bob Shane, and Nick Reynolds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s Trio:

Mike Marvin – Taken in as part of the Nick Reynolds family as a teenager, Mike learned his music ropes at the foot of Nick Reynolds, his late “adopted father.”

Tim Gorelangton –  was born in Hawaii, just like Bob Shane and Dave Guard. His father was an Air Force pilot and the family lived all over the United States.  “Tim’s main goal is to ensure that the group’s music remains true to its original intentions. He’s the Trio’s Chief Musical Director, arranger, and cat wrangler.”

Don Marovich is from Gary, Indiana has had a very successful career in music and notes he was discovered by The Limeliters and was hired to be their tenor, and now is the tenor in the TRIO that makes me smile as the good old days are still here when they perform!

newclevelandradio.net welcomes JFTSOI – this is a joint website!

newclevelandradio.net has welcomed JFTSOI to join our website page.  As you may know, newclevelandradio.net is not just podcasting as we are not just Cleveland.  We offer a multitude of services including building website designs for YOU at a minimal cost as well as provide maintenance and upkeep to provide awareness to your site.  Websites can get Stahl unless they are updated and relevant.  JFTSOI has been maintained by us and most recently to assist with expenses of website development and more we have chosen to share the site and now you will see some diversity to the site.

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Retired Podcasts- Check Them Out

The Messages are Timeless

Darcy Luoma _A Breath of Fresh Air

Please take a moment and check out https://darcyluoma.com/

Darcy was a guest on Matt Jackson’s Podcast BE BOLD/ BE HEARD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZogUanjoMs&t=384s

Her words, her story, her journey is worth a listen..

 

Podcast with newclevelandradio.net

10 May 2021
MAY THERE BE NO EXCUSES!

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Have you thought about starting a podcast but didn’t know where to begin?  Are you motivated enough to invest in the right equipment, software programs, and editing tools to make your podcast stand out?  Sure you can podcast on your Smart Phone and you may have a zillion and one friends but will you reach all of them when you post your link?

I have been podcasting now for over 5 years and recording for another 5 years before that and I am still learning the tricks of the trade.  I have taken over newclevelandradio.net from my son Alex and I have grown the podcasts and listeners exponentially.  When you team with other podcasters you are privy to their friends and contacts and they are privy to yours and together we can be successful.

Our mission is to produce only positive messaging shows.  The majority of us are not experts in our field but we know enough about life experiences to share them and learn from them.  If we touch just one listener we have created a decisive moment for them.  Wouldn’t you like to help someone just by sharing what makes YOU FEEL GOOD?

We are not here to sell products but to share products, ideas, concerns, strategies, and a lot of smiles and laughter along the way.  So it’s your turn and you are welcome to be part of something bigger than any one of us alone…  TRY IT, YOU MIGHT LIKE IT!  (Mikey tried and he liked it – the 70’s Life Cereal Kid!)

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It Couldn’t Be Done (THAT IS NOT TRUE!)

Edgar Guest – 1881-1959

My father used to recite this poem to us – he believed the words of Edgar Guest, and so do I.  Just look at the accomplishments of Barbara Rose Brooker, she is a published author, as well as a magnificent painter, and at 84 she hopes to be a movie star someday.  She rejoices each year as she adds another candle to her cake, proving that IT CAN BE DONE!

Somebody said that it couldn’t be done,
     But he with a chuckle replied
That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one
     Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried.
So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
     On his face. If he worried he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
     That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

Somebody scoffed: “Oh, you’ll never do that;
     At least no one ever has done it”;
But he took off his coat and he took off his hat,
     And the first thing we knew he’d begun it.
With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
     Without any doubting or quiddit,
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
     That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
     There are thousands to prophesy failure;
There are thousands to point out to you one by one,
     The dangers that wait to assail you.
But just buckle in with a bit of a grin,
     Just take off your coat and go to it;
Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing
     That “cannot be done,” and you’ll do it.