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cleveramerican

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Name: Bill
Gender: Male
Hometown: Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Greater Boston
Member since: Tue Jun 7, 2005, 08:33 PM
Number of posts: 2,895

About Me

I describe myself as a sensible liberal. I think if more government programs were well administered, they would be more widely supported. I am a proud member of the Teamsters union I am a big blues music fan. I like Ferrari automobiles

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A story to share

When I was 25 or so I was sideswiped badly in my brand new truck.
I jumped out and ran over to the obviously stupid driver to scream at them.
I arrived at the other car to find a group of nuns returning to the convent,and quite shaken,
I instantly revert to the ten year old schoolboy,
" Are you all right sister, is there anything I can do for you?"
I still laugh thinking about how they deflated my anger with a glance
Posted by cleveramerican | Wed Aug 10, 2016, 11:57 AM (0 replies)

I need to invent a new word, can you help?

I am very lucky when it comes to parking.
Even in a very crowded place , one opens up for me just as I arrive.
This has been going on for years! My family and friends all know about it.
It keeps happening in all sorts of different settings , the mall, sporting events , parades,
even just on the street in a crowded part of town.
Why isn't there a word for this?


Posted by cleveramerican | Sat Aug 30, 2014, 09:31 AM (19 replies)

I've been having run ins with bad drivers.....

Every red light is like a little show-down,
squeezing in and blocking out , over and over again.

And recently I keep seeing folks in brand new cars
making white knuckle traffic moves,
And getting away with it.
Part of me admires the one who passes 20 cars
to squeeze in at the last possible moment
part of me feels bad a move like that would never work for me.

I need a new outlook.
Posted by cleveramerican | Thu Apr 3, 2014, 06:11 PM (3 replies)

I accept the jury's decision

a few of my thoughts:
I was not there that dark night and have no idea what truly happened
I didn't watch every minute of every day of the trial.
I caught up with evening news coverage.
I missed a lot, I am sure.
Beyond a reasonable doubt is a very high hurdle to get over, with good reason.
I think most people on juries take their responsibilities seriously.
I am hesitant to put much faith in "man in the street" reactions to jury verdicts.
" Not Guilty" and Innocent are not the same thing
I wish more folks prefaced their opinions with a touch of "I could be wrong,but here's what I think..." humility.


We, as a nation, have got to stop turning trials into TV shows.
Every time we do,
it turns into a shitstorm.
Posted by cleveramerican | Sun Jul 14, 2013, 12:49 PM (61 replies)

Thank God I'm a Country Boy

I well remember loving this song and being thrilled by how different it sounded than anything else on the radio.
Its might be the song that made me go and explore country music more fully, and for that I am grateful.
He is an artist who enriched my life, what better legacy is there?
Posted by cleveramerican | Sun Oct 14, 2012, 11:55 AM (0 replies)
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