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"Beauty of America"

The Beauty of America Shines brighter then the Sun when we come together Out of the Many One. It is High Time to stop the violence and end discrimination, time to Reach out with kindness, Touch some one with love, when ever the opportunity presents it's self, your whole life through.

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"Reach out with Kindness"

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Bleich at Assisi with brother and Doves of Assisi

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"3 White doves"

"Daniel O Daniel"

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"The World Beyond Your Door"

I really like this song and it's a great one for young and old alike when it's time for you to venture out into the world beyond your door.

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"Okie Dokie."

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"Okie Dokie."

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"Cabin in the Woods."

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"Maui Memories."

This song was inspired by two wonderful Paintings of Maui I was commissioned to do.

Songs with a Carmel and San Francisco flavor

A great major painting of Carmel Beach, 36 x 48 $16000 on sale for $4000 to Make my first payment on the loan modification by the 15 th of Oct, or I will be late again. $ 4000

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"Sundown dreams" a song for lovers.

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"Point Lobos"

was written for a recently married couple had first kiss there. I

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"Stranger in Carmel Town"

Another song inspired by my Mom.

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"Homage to John Denver and Dolphins"

This was written when Denver crashed into ocean at Pacific Grove.

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"Dudes Day"

Pacific Grove Golf Course Song .

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"Sailing"

Songs of the Sea, Sailing and Traveling

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"Windancing"

was written for a school of Dolphin while sailing between Santa Barbara and the Channel Islands. The 36 Catalina I chartered was doing six and a half Knots on a beam reach. I was sitting on the stern pulpit seat, steering the boat with my feet while playing guitar. There is no finer audience for inspiration than a school of Dolphin leading the way through the ocean. That is probably the closest I have come to creative Heaven. I have a longer version where I added more nautical terms. When I played this in the gallery Jimmy Buffet fans would say Jimmy could make a hit out of Windancing. They could really hear him singing it! If you are a friend of his, Tell him about the song if you like it and could hear Jimmy singing it. I once sang this for Don Shula, former coach of the Miami Dolphins in my gallery and gave him my autograph. While signing and inscribing their name on a magazine on my art work, I said "Shula, that name sounds familiar, Oh I remember I had a landlord by that name." That was almost as bad as when I asked an attractive blond "where was she from" She answered "The third rock from the sun". I thought she was crazy so I did not give her a brochure." Phil, Rowland and myself are on this playing and singing.

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"Mt. Gay Rum"

A collector friend had chartered a sailboat in the Caribbean. He went into an Island Bar owned by a former rock musician and Jimmy Buffet was sitting at the end of the bar giving an almost free concert. The cost was keeping Jimmy mug filled with Mt. Gay rum he played the whole night long. I drank a fair amount of Mount Gay rum when I sailed professionally through out the Bahamas Island and on scuba diving and fun trips to the Caribbean. so this song flowed out and down like a cool pina colada on a hot balmy day. If I can not get Jimmy Buffet to do this perhaps I can get a life time supply of Mt. Gay Rum, a great Barbados Rum from the company for use of it.

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"Its our time to fly"

This song Its our time to fly is dedicated to my Rambling Son, Chris and his young old lady Marina, who are in living in Hawaii, enjoying the weather and surf.

To all those people who have enjoyed traveling in the past, May the song whet your appetite for traveling again. We have experienced many aspects of the song in the past and look forward to going around the world again some day and have some new adventures. Perhaps we will go around the world the other way to get that day back we lost. If you love traveling, this upbeat song is for you. I really enjoyed writing and singing, "It Our time to fly", my latest song.

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"The Lone Ranger, in Cuba"

Reflecting on my early sailor day as a single young man and some of my early Cuban adventures.

They were other adventures in other locales, in Europe, the Bahamas, Bermud, Spain, and America too numerous to put into one song. I have more adventures composed on the subject that I will share with you in the future. They revolve about fun, danger, risk taking, love making and other activities that make life, rewarding, intriguing and challenging.

There were other adventures shared later while in the married state that will also be shared. In Austria, France,Tobago, Bermuda,, than in Bali, Australia, Egypt, Jordan, and Greece with my Kids. My heel wound is healing well so I can look forward to more later in life adventures, More travels and more fun. But it may be a song about the Posse not the Lone Ranger. I really enjoy traveling with some one more than I did by my lonesome self as the Lone Ranger. Though in retrospect I did quite a bit of enjoying life as a single man.

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"Whizzing in the Wind."

This Song was written in same area that Inspired some of Jimmy Buffet's songs, Gulf Shore Alabama. While vacationing there, one of my cool dude nephews asked for help designing a meditation garden in his hot tub area at his home. His request for an outdoor whizzing areas for his workman and his explanation in the South we do it out door led to this song. Out door whizzing is a Southern Tradition that stood the test of time, If you're out of doors and have to go, no need to stand in line.

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"Gentle Breeze"

An instrumental that recalls the gentle warm winds of the Hawaiian Islands. I compose quite a few instrumentals for the sheer pleasure of wind hovering on the melodic wings of creative expression.

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"Island Dreams"

While working on an idyllic Island painting on Oahu I was moved by the peace and beauty of the area at Wiamaeola. The mountains that were just beyond the beach formed an image that was part of an island legend of a young Island Goddess.

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"Surfers Prayer"

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Surfer's Prayer was written for my Son Christopher who lives to surf. He was moving to Hawaii. The song is about advice from his sailor father to his surfing son. It is about catching a maverick wave at Waiamea on Ohau, how to ride it out with the help of God. Let God be with you at sea.

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"Dragon Wings"

A Fun Happy Song about a dragon who teaches people how to fly, and how Doc dragon lifts their spirits and moods in the process. The story and start of the song was created by Christopher while living in Hawaii, embellished by Dad. Jonathan gave the dragon an appropriate name, 'Doc Dragon'. Rowland Evans helped with the editing.

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"La La Land"

A wonderful fantasy sea Shore to enjoy and never grow old or know pain.

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"Pyramids"

was written in Giza, looking out my hotel room window at the pyramids the day after we rode the camels out on the Sahara to the pyramids. The line in the song 'we're a little beat up by the hands of time' was a result of lacerating my head going into a pyramid, and some minor discomfort from camel riding. Rowland Evans composed the music for the bridge. Sang, written, arranged, and played by George Bleich on a Yamaha Psr 9000

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"Ashes at Sea"

If you love the sea you will appreciate this song. Have any of your family or friends scattered their ashes at or by the sea or if you thought of setting your own spirit free in this way listen to this song. It was written for you. The story how the song came about is in the directory Scatter my ashes at sea, Set my spirit free.

Spirituals

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"Version one Shadow Angel"

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"Beauty of America"

"Beauty of America".

This song is a timely song for America and all Americans.

I love this song and the positive aspects of America that it portrays. “ When we come together out of many one, the beauty of America shines brighter than the sun. Hearts filled with love, Together side by side.

When natural disasters strikes in America, Like the May 22, tornado In Joplin, Missouri and other areas tornados this spring. The Caring Love and compassion of America comes to fore! It will reach out again to victims of summer floods with hurricane season waiting in the wings.

We came from every Country, from all around the world.

We all stand tall with love and pride when Old Glory is unfurled

With Hearts filled with love, together side by side.

When we come together, out of many one

The beauty of America, shines brighter than the sun

With heart filled with love, together side by side.

The last two words in American is I can,

We can change America, for the better, for every man

All the colors of the rainbow, The fabric and the strands

Woven by the hand of God, into the dreams of this great land

With Hearts filled with love, together side by side.

Standing tall with love and pride for the Red White and Blue

For traditions of diversity, Proven tried and true

All political persuasion, life styles religions too,

Including those who don't believe

They are All Red White and Blue

When we come together, out of many one

The beauty of America, shines brighter than the sun

With heart filled with love , together side by side.

Growing pains and sacrifice, line our Country's face

There are those who gave their lives and those who gave us grace.

Brave men who speak the truth, to safe guard liberty

Men who shared their dreams, that all men should be free

When we come together, out of many one

The beauty of America, shines brighter than the sun

With heart filled with love , together side by side.

United we stand Out of the many one, Out of the many one.

Young and old Americans must come together to insure the beauty of America shines brighter then the sun!

You are welcome to perform and arrange my songs to share their positive messages. My own voice is like the Monterey fog , sometimes it's in and other times it is out. Share your talents as a gift. The joy is in the journey and the journey is for sharing.

I regard myself as a lyricist and itinerant primitive musician and composer, not an entertainer. I can't read music well and my playing of musical instruments is an exploratory free flowing meditation discipline, coupling my thoughts with chordal strains of music seeking inner harmony. Many of my spiritual songs are a product of meditation that I offer up as a prayer. They are chanted slow and may need a more upbeat arrangemment. I do not require much sleep and fatigue will slow down exploratory music passages.

I do what I can with the little talent I have to share the message of my songs and works with you. We all have missions in life to fulfill, some of us don't know that yet and some are blest and do. I spend a fair amount of time visiting rest home and convlescant care centers bringing a little cheer and God's love. I changed the words to "You are my Sunshine" To you'll never know how much God Loves you, and the other Night dear while I lay sleeping, I dreamt that God held me in His arms , when I awakened , I was not mistaken, so I lifted my head and I smiled. They will sing along and love the new words. At 75 years of age, I am older than a fair number of the patients and some have a better memory than I do. They will ask me what room am I in and others will ask me to stay.

Reach out with kindness, Touch some one with love, when ever the opportunity presents it's self, your whole life through.

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"Reach out with Kindness"

There is a great positive song , What the world needs Now is love sweet love. Reaching out with Kindness is one way of bringing love into the world.

If any one song sings of the way I am and personifys my direction in life, this is it. Reach out with Kindness, touch some one with love.

I am on a high driven by understanding more completely my purpose in life. I have been doing Random Acts of kindness much of my life and encouraging other to do. I used the prayer of St. Francis as one of my guides in life. This is reflected in my Philosophy of Alltruism, It feel s good to do good. It is better to do things out of love not guilt.

The high that I am on is not predicated on a relationship you have with an other person. it is the one have between God and myself. To your Own self you must be true. We must cultivate our own honesty, courage and strength through perseverance so that in the future we may have the capacity to help others in their moment of need.

I love random acts of kindness, and do them when I can. It is actually a song about my philosophy of All Truism. It feels good to do good when you help others, especially when you do it out of inner compassion, love and care. I like the International flavor of America and this song

There was another touching story on the news of a lady investor attending a foreclosures auction who tried to comfort a lady sitting on the floor crying as her foreclosed home was about to be auctioned off.

Well this wonderful Texas lady bought the house so the crying lady would not lose her home. I am not sure what kind of an arrangement she made with the lady but she and her family will not be homeless in these trouble times. Kind people come from all political parties. That Kind lady may have been a Republican, a Democrat or an Independent. What ever she is she is above them all when it come to caring kindness that we need to see more of in these troubled times.

All I can say is What wonderful examples of women again. When will men ever learn to to emmulate their caring wisdom. They should not be concerned about their masulinity if they do. They should if they don't.


Living the Prayer of St. Francis"


I am making this effort on line to aleviate my financial problems but am more into my spiritual well being then my financial well being.


I am giving testimony to my spiritual experiences of Living the Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi. That is something I have in common with Pope Francis.


Perhaps the Young Ladies from Argentina whose youthful vibrant energy helped me write Live to Love, God , Love to live, God is Love, Love and life is good,Viva El Amour, at the Lone Cypress will share with Pope Francis, my song 3 White Doves for His Pleasure and enjoyment.



Bleich at Assisi with brother and Doves of Assisi

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"3 White doves"

Dedicated to a young Musician, Tim the Digeridoo Man with Magic in his Hands.

"Daniel O Daniel"

Lyrics to Daniel, Dedicated to Neda and Tim

Daniel , O Daniel ( Or Neda , O Neda, in your mind eye and heart)
You left this world so young,
Some feel your journey's over.
I know it's just begun, Know it's just begun!

One tear to the ocean, One star to the sky ,
Life here on planet earth to life to life in the high and by,
In the great high and by.

Daniel , O Daniel, a warm and gentle soul
with a spirit of adventure, A heart of solid gold. A heart of solid gold
Mother Nature took daniel by the hand,
And blessed him with a deep love of Nature and the land.
Ocean , sky and land.
He wandered this world in wonder with a quest to understand
The beauty that surrounded him in nature and in man.
With a heart of a brave lion, wings of a snow white dove
Every where that Daniel wandered
He brought an aura of love sweet love
love sweet love

Daniel , O Daniel ( Or Neda or Tim, O Neda, in your mind eye and heart)

You left this world so young,
Some feel your journey's over.
But I know it's just begun, I Know it's just begun! I Know it's just begun!

Your brilliance illumined your innocence
With a light that will always shine
Shine in the hearts of your love ones that you left behind.
that you left behind.

Daniel , O Daniel, in our heart you will be free,
Free to wander through our minds,
In beautiful memories, Beautiful memories.

Daniel , O Daniel you will always be free
Free to wander through our minds in beautiful memories.

Neda Agha Soltan

May we remember the beautiful courageous spirit of Neda.

Not the life ebbing bleeding body lying on the street in Iran. Remember Neda's beauty, whose very name means voice, as the artist who defied religious laws that would prevent her from cultivating her talent as a singer by taken forbidden singing lessons. Remember Neda as having the courage of a lioness and wings of a snow white dove. May she always be associated with freedom and change and kept enshrined as a martyr in the heart of all people in Iran and the world who long for freedom, justice and peace.

Make The Constellation Orion

A symbol of Peace, Understanding and Justice, Respect, Unity and Strength. Uplifting Beauty Eternal by melding it with All Truism.

My Song Daniel O Daniel is being rededicated to another fine young Musician, who left this world in Oct. or Nov. 2010, far too soon, happy and in love with much to live for. He was like an American Idol Singer who could go far. Tim the Digeridoo Man with magic in his hands. sang accapella in a strong lilting voice. He played the digeridoo and native drums. He was killed riding his bike home at night. I enjoyed his unique performances. He reminded me very much of Daniel's dad, Jack Collette in ambiance and free wheeling spirit when Jack, a musician and artist, was his age

Tim was one of the young singers Who performed at the Carmel Rancho Open mike Nights. Tim could have done a great job on my song "America" As there was honesty in his persona and voice. I burned over 50 Memorial Cds for Him with hopefully 25 were sent to his parents in New York with Daniel and other songs including America and I wanted that song to be in memorial to Tim. A gentleman connected to Stu's Music shop asked for 5 to send to his parents. I gave him 25. Song dedicated to Neda Agha Soltan and Tim the Digeridoo Man,

Neda Agha Soltan

One may wonder why I would dedicate a song written for a wonderful young man Daniel To Neda? They were both artist and musicians of a similar caring and involved nature common to creative people on the endless quest for truth and excellence. They all died at the approximate same age. When I wrote the song in the spring of 2009, I did not write it for Daniel alone.

Daniel Collette

I wrote it for young people through out the world. It was written for all Mothers and Fathers whose Sons or Daughters preceded them to Eternity in the Great High and By. It is written for their young and old friends that will miss them.

I was compelled by the need to write this song and at first I wondered about my extended fixation and strong emotions that empowered the efforts. My eyes would well up with tears while seeking melodies that expressed my feelings. I had a feeling of knowing why at church, May 10 , Motherday. It was about a young man named Daniel, but it really was about a mother's deep love for her son. a love that all Mothers instinctively know. I did think of Christ 's Mother Mary and the pain she felt. It was inspired by a mother's writings but what I composed was written for many mothers, fathers and friends whose loved ones crossed over to the other side at a young age, leaving us wonder, why them with all their potential and unfulfilled dreams. Why not us? I remember one time asking God to take me instead of a very young girl who was seriously ill with Cystic Fibrosis that I shared Lourdes water with and was praying for. He did not take either one of us.

The Homage song was not written for Daniel alone. The song Daniel is dedicated to young people through out the world. Some died by accident, Some were young soldiers and other young civilians killed in the cross fires of wars spawned by hate, misuse of Religion to deny Individuals rights to freedom, as in Neda's case. All too often our city streets flow with the blood of the innocents created by random shots of gangs battling for control. Natural causes take their toll especially among those who have limited access to affordable care when serious condition prevail.

It was inspired by what a caring mother, Carol Collette, an Internationally known artist and etcher, wrote about her beloved deceased son, Daniel who died in an accident in his twenties. Daniel to me is the personification of the high ideals of so many wonderful and gifted young people who preceded relatives and friends to the great High and By but will live on forever in their hearts and memories.

Carol Collette

Orion Concept by Bleich Collection , Challenger Foundation

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I was compelled to write this song and Neda's death was an other affirmation why the feeling to focus my attention to it was so dominant? It was part of the tide of creativity that has been sweeping me along on a dedicated mystical journey. It was really about about a mother's deep love and loss.

Over my life continuing span, I have written, composed and painted respectful homages in songs and paintings or those who have going their way. I have designed along with Father Dudah Memorial services that were held at the Carmel Mission Basilica for the 19 children who died in the Oklahoma City blast, writing a song for the service that Mission students sang along with me, "If we but give their spirit wings" as 19 different individual students lit Memorial candles for the deceased children.

I did a special painting for an other Memorial service at the Mission for the Challenger Crew and three other astronauts. The painting," The Orion Concept was brought down to the altar, 10 candles were lit and I gave a brief talk on going on and never giving up on your dreams. My family and I were VIP guests of the commander Bob Springer of the shuttle, the Discovery, Sept. 29 th 1988, at the first launch at Cape Canaveral after the Challenger's lost.

Orion Concept by Bleich; Collection of Challenger Foundation

The Theme of my talk in church was the Flame of Courage is the Heart beat of man, which was inscribed on the painting.

The loss of innocents others as in Neda's case by the misuse of religion for violent purposes and control high light the need of returning to God's Universal Golden Rule. May Neda name, which means voice, sing & echo endlessly through out the night in every corner of Iran until it brings Peace of God's love to Iran.

God is love, God is great. God is love & peace, the devil is war & hate.

You can substitute Neda's or Tim's name or the name of your own lost love one in your heart when you hear Daniel's name in the refrain.

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"The World Beyond Your Door"

I really like this song and it's a great one for young and old alike when it's time for you to venture out into the world beyond your door. When you have to take chances and dive into another aspect of life with new wonderful expectations not fear. It time to do it! Look forward to the next stage of life and bid adieu to the old. You will like this and it will help you through your life changing decision to face the great unknown with courgage. You will accomplish goals you never could otherwise.

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"Okie Dokie."

This song was inspired by Oklahoma's Gary Moon and the Three Darts. They were 3 lovely ladies including Gary's wife. Gary had written a cool song about two Hearts and three Dart and I may have called the ladies, 3 darts in light hearted manner. They were visiting from Tulsa, Oklahoma and we shared an enjoyable evening together in my Gallery passing the guitar back and forth sharing, playing and singing our original compositions. Gary is a superb guitar player, singer and song writer. Gary is better than good! He sent me a great CD of his original songs and as I was saving them on my computer I titled the album Okie Dokie. The song recounted our pleasurable eveing and the possibility of Sharing more. Okie Dokie is another of my hang loose and enjoy life songs.

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"Cabin in the Woods."

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"Maui Memories."

This song was inspired by two wonderful Paintings of Maui I was commissioned to do.

The first painting Hawaiian Honey Moon was one of my Honey Moon Paintings, I did for Stephen and Kelsie Carter. When My son’s friends ( who I regarded as my friends, watching them grow up with my kids) started getting married. I would do free gift paintings of where they went on their honeymoon as when they were just getting started in life could not afford my work. I enjoyed the romantic aspect of doing them so much I started a program of doing Honeymoon Painting for other young couples at half the regular commission prices. I do that for older couples who are still in love and enjoy the initial memories of that special time in their life. They deserve some reward for keeping it all together. I really enjoyed singing my Evergreen tree on Wedding Anniversary of the people visiting my gallery. The record for longevity of Marriage was 75 years and the gentleman with a twinkle in his eyes said, “ George I robbed the cradle as he pointed to his wife glowing with pleasure.” “ Sir you could not have been to long out of the cradle yourself.” I answered.

That is the one thing I miss about my gallery, playing my guitar and singing for Couples in Love, of all ages.

The second Painting was done for their parents as a birthday gift from Susan to Bill Carter. They really enjoyed the quality and work in the first painting I did for their kids. They loved the one I did for them while writing Maui Memories, recalling the first painting for Stephen and Kelsie along with their own special memories of Maui. Maui hold a treasure of special times in my own life. The family’s Oct. trip to Hawaii for our son’s Christopher wedding with Marina added joy behind the scene That influenced the paintings and the song.

Rainbows on that Maui Morn, Meant So Much to me.
The Storms I known for far too long are blowing out to Sea.
(soft echo) Blowing out to sea.
Gold I Found at the Rainbows end was the love I share with you!
Love that grew far stronger, By the ocean Blue. By the ocean Blue.
Maui is our Rainbow Island, A precious Gem in the deep Blue Sea
Maui’s Magic Moments are the ones that I shared with you
Coupled with dreams we shared, along with our heart filled prayers.
Our Dreams will become memories Somewhere in time
as long as I’m with you, ^^HOLD+++ as long as you’re with me ,
Memories of the Hanna Road, with beauty round each Bend.
Misty waterfalls with Rainbow of their own
Exotic Flowers with out end. Exotic Flowers with out end.
Verdant green mist kissed mountains, tower high above the Sea
Flashing Breaking waves caresss the shore.
Pods of Whales breech and play, Dolphin break the sea and soar.
As they did in days of Yore and will forever more.
I remember a little Island Church we passed along the way.
The silent prayer that I prayed, that God answered today.
The Rainbow on that Maui Morn, meant So Much to me.
The Storms I known for far too long Are Blowing out to Sea.
The Gold I Found at the Rainbows end
Was love I share with you!
Love that grew far stronger, By the ocean blue.
Maui is our Rainbow Island, A precious Gem in the deep Blue Sea
Maui’s Magic Moments are the ones that I shared with you
Coupled with dreams we shared, along with our heart filled prayers.
Our Dreams will become memories Somewhere in time
as long as I’m with you, ++HOLD++ as long as you’re with me,
Love’s Sweet Memories, Maui Memories

Songs with a Carmel and San Francisco flavor

36 x 48 Regular price $16000 reduced to $8000 to prevent forclosure of my home & Studio due to Health Problems created after operations .

I have made the first 2 Payments of $3860 on a Trial home loan Program in order to make the 3d and final one and keep my home and Studio where I create my art and songs, I lowered the price to $4000

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"Sundown dreams" a song for lovers.

This beautiful song combines the reality of dreams come true and wonderful experiences shared on the beach at Carmel.

I have sung my beautiful Love song " The Evergreen Tree" at two weddings on the white sands of Carmel Beach. The last wedding had a sundown just like in the painting. What a wonderful background for a wedding.

The poem describes the feeling I had while painting "Carmel Sundown Dreams"

May sunset memories, set once more, at your mind's command,
Only more slowly so you can partake of and extend the beauty of the moment.
Let us drift back and share once again, the beauty of the Pacific Ocean
As it takes the sun to it's rest, to it's sea breast,
The light touch of a caress of the mind
Taking place behind the breaking crest of a rising luminous wave.
A wave rising like the energy of sparkling white wine
In a toast to sundown dreams.

May your dreams rest
Just beneath the surface of your mind
Where you can recall them from time to time
To share with your love one as I do with mine
The merging of dreams with the mingling of time
The excitement of love, the discovery it brings
How it colors the sky with your natural high
In a toast to sundown dreams.

Like grains of sand at the beach close at hand,
Your days will roll on like the waves,
Journeys may take you miles away
But in your heart a memory will stay
Of feelings and love you shared that day
So lift your glass of sparkling wine, raise your glass one more time,
"May your dreams become memories somewhere in time,"

Bleich put the poem to music for your pleasure.

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22 x 28 Mastertouch $800

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"Point Lobos"

was written for a recently married couple. The husband who purchased a Point Lobos Master touch for his new wife shared how they went on their first date and had their first kiss there. I wrote this love song about Point Lobos. I put the lyrics on the back along with the a seascape painting and burnt them a CD of Love songs I wrote along with the Point Lobos Song. I enjoyed doing it as I have been enthralled with Point Lobos for years. I used to live adjacent to Gibson Beach and had a private entrance to the park. Both Superintendents of Point Lobos collected my work.

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"Stranger in Carmel Town"

Another song inspired by my Mom. She will be 99 May 22nd. I am her caregiver and constant companion for the last three years. Her dementia kicks in once and a while and causes confusion. I was giving her a ride to gallery to spend the day with me there and she said, "I am stranger in town it is all new to me" Which became the first line for the song.

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"Homage to John Denver and Dolphins"

This was written when Denver crashed into ocean at Pacific Grove. The song starts with him flying in his ultra light toward the sundown, writing a song. When He crashes and descends to the ocean depths, He hears the death knell of a dolphin trapped in a net. He meld with the dolphins soul and they both break the bonds of misery and shoot to the surface like an arrow, an eagle for an instant, flying to God's light. In the murmur of the ocean, in the sighing of the seas, You can hear a dolphin's melody. Dolphins are meant to be free.

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"Dudes Day"

Pacific Grove Golf Course Song. This is a fun true story song about 4 friends who play golf every Wednesday. In 9 years we have a dudes window that seems to stop the rain when we get up on the first tee. No matter how hard it is raining we still head out to the course and somehow it stops raining when we get on the first tee.. In the 9 years we have not missed one day due to rain that day. I skipped one day when we could have played as the course was open, when a tree fell on my neighbors house and loosened two others tree that with a minor shift of wind could of hit my own home. There was one day when we could see it pouring rain on the green ahead and on the tee behind while we walked in the sunshine of our dudes window. We play a hang loose kind of golf which is described in the song and have had some interesting experiences.

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"Highway 101"

This songs was written at San Francisco Airport in upper parking lot, level 4, on a 3/4 guitar into a baby boom box that had a built in recorder. I wrote of my desire to go to some exotic land. Within 3 weeks of writing this song, two of my sons and I were on a painting trip around the world. All you people who work at Cisco this song is for you.

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"Sailing"

Thalia A collector friend, who was moving to New York was going to trade her 27 foot Coronado berthed in San Francisco for a beautiful painting of Temple Lot in Bali that I had started on our trip around the world. I figured that I would be inspired to write some neat songs about sailing around San Francisco Bay. I planned to go up later in the day to sign the legal papers of transfer and spent the early part of the day painting and writing this song about sailing the boat down to Monterey. I called up and said I would sleep on the boat. To my dismay Thalia sold the boat to someone else that afternoon. She may have done me a favor as I would prefer a larger boat anyway for blue water sailing. My own yawl," Pipedream" that I owned for 7 years was 34 ft overall. If I make any money from "Sailing", I will invest it in the pleasure of a larger boat.

Songs of the Sea, Sailing and Traveling

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"Windancing"

was written for a school of Dolphin while sailing between Santa Barbara and the Channel Islands. The 36 Catalina I chartered was doing six and a half Knots on a beam reach. I was sitting on the stern pulpit seat, steering the boat with my feet while playing guitar. There is no finer audience for inspiration than a school of Dolphin leading the way through the ocean. That is probably the closest I have come to creative Heaven. I have a longer version where I added more nautical terms. When I played this in the gallery Jimmy Buffet fans would say Jimmy could make a hit out of Windancing. They could really hear him singing it! If you are a friend of his, Tell him about the song if you like it and could hear Jimmy singing it. I once sang this for Don Shula, former coach of the Miami Dolphins in my gallery and gave him my autograph. While signing and inscribing their name on a magazine on my art work, I said "Shula, that name sounds familiar, Oh I remember I had a landlord by that name." That was almost as bad as when I asked an attractive blond "where was she from" She answered "The third rock from the sun". I thought she was crazy so I did not give her a brochure." Phil, Rowland and myself are on this playing and singing.

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"Mt. Gay Rum"

A collector friend had chartered a sailboat in the Caribbean. He went into an Island Bar owned by a former rock musician and Jimmy Buffet was sitting at the end of the bar giving an almost free concert. The cost was keeping Jimmy mug filled with Mt. Gay rum he played the whole night long. I drank a fair amount of Mount Gay rum when I sailed professionally through out the Bahamas Island and on scuba diving and fun trips to the Caribbean. so this song flowed out and down like a cool pina colada on a hot balmy day. If I can not get Jimmy Buffet to do this perhaps I can get a life time supply of Mt. Gay Rum, a great Barbados Rum from the company for use of it.


My Son Chris, The Rambling Boy and his Old Lady, Marina

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"Its our time to fly"

This song Its our time to fly is dedicated to my Rambling Son, Chris and his young old lady Marina, who are in living in Hawaii, enjoying the weather and surf.

To all those people who have enjoyed traveling in the past, May the song whet your appetite for traveling again. We have experienced many aspects of the song in the past and look forward to going around the world again some day and have some new adventures. Perhaps we will go around the world the other way to get that day back we lost. If you love traveling, this upbeat song is for you. I really enjoyed writing and singing, "It Our time to fly", my latest song.

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"The Lone Ranger, in Cuba"

Reflecting on my early sailor day as a single young man and some of my early Cuban adventures.

They were other adventures in other locales, in Europe, the Bahamas, Bermud, Spain, and America too numerous to put into one song. I have more adventures composed on the subject that I will share with you in the future. They revolve about fun, danger, risk taking, love making and other activities that make life, rewarding, intriguing and challenging.

There were other adventures shared later while in the married state that will also be shared. In Austria, France,Tobago, Bermuda,, than in Bali, Australia, Egypt, Jordan, and Greece with my Kids. My heel wound is healing well so I can look forward to more later in life adventures, More travels and more fun. But it may be a song about the Posse not the Lone Ranger. I really enjoy traveling with some one more than I did by my lonesome self as the Lone Ranger. Though in retrospect I did quite a bit of enjoying life as a single man.

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"Whizzing in the Wind."

This Song was written in same area that Inspired some of Jimmy Buffet's songs, Gulf Shore Alabama. While vacationing there, one of my cool dude nephews asked for help designing a meditation garden in his hot tub area at his home. His request for an outdoor whizzing areas for his workman and his explanation in the South we do it out door led to this song. Out door whizzing is a Southern Tradition that stood the test of time, If you're out of doors and have to go, no need to stand in line.

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"Gentle Breeze"

An instrumental that recalls the gentle warm winds of the Hawaiian Islands. I compose quite a few instrumentals for the sheer pleasure of wind hovering on the melodic wings of creative expression.

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"Island Dreams"

While working on an idyllic Island painting on Oahu I was moved by the peace and beauty of the area at Wiamaeola. The mountains that were just beyond the beach formed an image that was part of an island legend of a young Island Goddess.

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"Surfers Prayer"

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Surfer's Prayer was written for my Son Christopher who lives to surf. He was moving to Hawaii. The song is about advice from his sailor father to his surfing son. It is about catching a maverick wave at Waiamea on Ohau, how to ride it out with the help of God. Let God be with you at sea.

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"Dragon Wings"

A Fun Happy Song about a dragon who teaches people how to fly, and how Doc dragon lifts their spirits and moods in the process. The story and start of the song was created by Christopher while living in Hawaii, embellished by Dad. Jonathan gave the dragon an appropriate name, 'Doc Dragon'. Rowland Evans helped with the editing.

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"La La Land"

A wonderful fantasy sea Shore to enjoy and never grow old or know pain.

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"Pyramids"

was written in Giza, looking out my hotel room window at the pyramids the day after we rode the camels out on the Sahara to the pyramids. The line in the song 'we're a little beat up by the hands of time' was a result of lacerating my head going into a pyramid, and some minor discomfort from camel riding. Rowland Evans composed the music for the bridge. Sang, written, arranged, and played by George Bleich on a Yamaha Psr 9000

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"Ashes at Sea"

If you love the sea you will appreciate this song. Have any of your family or friends scattered their ashes at or by the sea or if you thought of setting your own spirit free in this way listen to this song. It was written for you. The story how the song came about is in the directory Scatter my ashes at sea, Set my spirit free.

Spirituals

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"Version one Shadow Angel"

This reflects how I sing low almost in a whispering voice when composing on acoustic guitar in a candle lit room

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"Version two Shadow Angel"

I like this song and I wanted to hear more voices singing together. Using the built in vocalizer on my Keyboard I added , Dream Girls and Men Choir for additional variety and fullness, in addition to replacing one of my lead part with a higher range.

The following evening I tried sleeping on the recliner in the living room as I have been experiencing difficulty making my self comfortable in bed as there are positions to avoid after hip surgery and I also had to keep my heel ( Severe Necrosis of the heel, post operative problem) off the bed or from contact with any thing. It did not work I awoke in pain with tightening of muscles on the inside of groin area and on the outside of buttocks where they made incision. I went to bed and had Eric cover me and bring me the vicodin that I did not take for a few days as it is a narcotic and can be habit forming. I also asked to have the nitro pills near as I was having some light chest pains. He lit the votive candle and this time the shadow was more clearly like a Pieta image set in the lower portion of a defined circle of light. It reminded me of what my mom said 3 days before she died that she was surrounded by a circle of love. It also reminded me of an experience in the past That I had while ill with a high fever that was a result of pneumonia. A close friend Francis Boyd came to my rescue and took me to the hospital. While lying in my bed it was like the ceiling was a vault that opened up to a very bright light and I could feel myself being drawn up into the light. I can’t remember much more . I remember Frank coming over in the night and helping me to the hospital.

This was different in a subtle beautiful way. The circle of light that was formed by the votive candle of Christ That my nephew John D gave me was soft gentle light , yet had a sense of infinity that went well beyond the ceiling wall. It was like looking into deep space that was accentuated by sparkles created by the candles flickering light. It reminded me of twinkle of stars against the softly illumined circle of light on the ceiling cast by the candle. I was not conscious of the confines of the wall and ceiling. .It was a distant warm soft light punctuated by tiny notes of purer colors that appeared to be at different distances in space. The shadowy figure that suggested the Pieta figure of Mary and Christ bore hues like the angel the night before, hints of lavender, shades of blue gray. The darker sections of the ceiling that contained the circle of light would be punctuated by a burst of an arcs of brighter lights and color notes cast by the flickering flame of candle. It was subtle and beautiful. I am contemplating a modern painting based on the experience. I was listening to my Spirituals on a portable CD player with earphones that enhanced the experience of spiritual meditation coupled with the physical shadow and light images on the wall.. I was playing My Mother Mary’s Blue CD with a song of the same name and others like; “We all have a Heavenly Mother” ; “All Mothers are Madonna's” and the Hail Mary and other song I wrote for my Mom while care giving her, have been a wonderful source of pain relief and have brought me inner peace. While listening to these I would have a heightened awareness of the pain Mary experienced watching the sufferings of her Son Christ and also an awareness of how our sins brought Christ pain. A river of tears would flow silently from the outward corners of my eyes, streaming down my cheeks. The tears would continue to flow until I drifted off into sleep. The memory of the experience was one of deep love and pain. I was conscious of my own physical pain but it seemed minimized by the emotional depth of what I regard as a spiritual and soul cleansing experience. Artist tend to hone their sensitivity so their emotional intensity lies closer to the surface of their being. It is one of God’s special gifts that drives their feeling, creativity and lives. When I feel pain I am one is more conscious of the greater pain that others go through. When I was told I might lose my 70 year old foot it seem minor compared to young men and women, who lost their arms or legs as so many of our Veterans have in Iraq.

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"Times in Each one’s life"

Tim left a legacy for his family and America

A Song for Luke Russert and others whose Dad left this world early for heaven, but still is present in the spirit of love, Brothers and Sisters hold for their dad. You will miss him in the future, especially when you become Dads and Moms yourselves. The children Luke will have in the future will miss out on the love, wisdom and humor that Tim Russert would have showered down on his grand kids kids as Irish Grandfathers are apt to do. Tim did not live to see all his grand kids but will watch over them from Heaven, an Irish smiling extra Guarden Angel. .

Luke and Mom at Dad's Bon Voyage

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"Dad You are the Bedrock of our love."

The song was originally inspired by the untimely death of my nephew's wife Teah’s Dad at the age of 57. Her father died very unexpectedly at the age of 57. Teah is one of the true beautiful people in the world. I credit her positive caring personality to the love of caring parents and the genes she inherited. I wrote this without being asked because I love them and in the hope it would comfort them...

Dad you are the bedrock of our love is re-dedicated to Tim Russert and the integrity he added to the American News Scene. 2008 has seen the departure since I put this on line of a number of outstanding Fathers,Tony Snow, George Carlin and more recently Bernie Mac. In the same way my Dad was an inspiration for me Tim will be the same for Luke.

This is also dedicated to all Fathers especially those whose fathers died here or in some distant part of the world seperated in the passing while away from their family. My own father was missing in Action in the North Atlantic 60 years ago and I still feel the deep blue pain 60 years later. If your father is still alive give him a call, tell him you love him .It will be far better than a rose placed on his coffin later...

In the organ transplant section there is the story behind My Music Ministry Choir Painting in the church library with pictures of the choir member arrange like note placement to " Ode to Joy". It was thank you painting when a 4 by 5 foot prayer painting I was doing for the intention that a young lady in Australia, Susie Shultz would receive her double lung transplant. It was started in Oct. and finished in May, both Mary months. My love of Mary , Christ Mother drive much of my creativity in my music and art. I have been to Lourdes twice and would share the water with those in need of healing . I kept working on until she received her new lungs. There is a picture of a shadow of a cross that was cast on the prayer painting when I went down to record a song I wrote whose first line was " A shadow of a cross fall on a heart in pain"

When I went down one afternoon to record the song "Susie's Prayer" There was a surprising shadow Of a Cross On the prayer painting of the Lone Cypress. The first line of the song was "A Shadow of a Cross fall on a heart in pain

Timing of the Explainable Shadow Of the Cross was moving in it's Timing! An affirmation, Everthing in Life and Nature happens for a reason. A Evangelical friend told me his pastor said things like that are Godincidences not coincidences

During the workshop I will suggest how you can empower your creativty by offering up what you do as prayer and meditation. It can be exhilerating. I once had an endorphin rush while painting and singing and thought I was having another mini stoke or TIA. If you love Mary in a special way may I suggest you join St Angela's Legion of Mary, Queen of Heaven Presidium at St. Angelas. It is like living the gospel when it come to the works that you do. Visiting the convalescent hospitals and bring a little cheer and spirituality, to the patients can be a rewarding revelation. I do it with my guitar playing and sharing by singing my spiritual songs that I write constantly. I bring a bible for brief random reading with them if they so choose and encourage them to open to a page and read if able what is under their finger or thumb. I will read it if they can't. You may try it inhstead of reading your horoscope. If you sing or play a little guitar join me sometime. I far exceed my Legion of Maryassignment in that area. you are welocomed to come with me. These people are closer to God, time wise. You become closer to God in reaching out to them

When shehad her new lungs tranplanted I did the thank you God music ministry painting as Susie in addition to being a poet and artist also wrote songs. I was having health problems of my own when I was working on it at the start. Pain , difficulty walking 3 trips to VA Hospital. You may note in the following video my lower lip was swollen to a point of making talking difficult. I joked about it k like a joke about a lot of thing. I said my plastic surgeon gave me too much botox when i said I would like to have nice full lips. Somehow it was healing for me to do. I have improved mobility and walk with a limited amount of pain.

More people should use their creativity and gift in this positive way to reach out and help those they love and others in need,

The day before Susie received News that she was to go into the hospital for Lung Transplant I put this Video, Prayer Rainbow on my face book For My Koala Bear Girls, Carly and Susie are on my mind along with other face book freinds who could use a Rainbow.

I have been working on Susie 4 by 5 ft. Prayer Painting with more intensity and went down to photograph the Lone Cypress for more accurate reference. A storm was blowing in out of the South It started to rain so we drove North along the shore of Pebble Beach, just ahead of the rain and were gifted with this subtle but Beautiful Rainbow. I felt it was an good omen of hope and should be shared. I sent it to Susie via face book The next day she had her operation, I am currently working on a Mary painting where she has a rainbow aura around her head. The cross with in her heart with Christ's cross is the crucifix on a rosary. Her heart is enclosed by Trinty triangle. I started the painting and a new Mary song when I restored the damaged statue used by the Legion of Mary. RTRT

Many Years go while painting at St.Remy in Provence, I attended Mass at the church at Asylum of St. Paul d' Masoule where Van Gogh was interred.and there was a poor man seeking alms at the door that I passed by with out giving him anything. I have been making amends for years for passing by God that day and the opportunity he presented me. God is especially present in those in need, who we sometimes look down on or are just too busy with our own pursuits to try to help them. God is constantly presenting you with opportunities to reach out and help His other children. After loving God first and foremost, To love your neighbor as yourself, Don't pass that opportunity by like I have done with regret in my past. My lifes Mission Statement is to call attention to obeying Christ's commands of Love and embracing the Goloden Rule as a way of life.

I am going to include a fun song about playing golf at Pacific Grove. I use to really enjoy golf and we would play 9 holes every week at PG. No Matter how hard it was raining we would go out and the rain would stop when we got on the first tee. we did not miss a day in the couple or more years we played there. Leg problems after I had my hip replaced put an aend to that . The surgeon Dr Clevinger did a great job. My hip is fine, but post operative care led to a chronic heel problem that and staph put me out of commission. I was finally up to playing Peter Hay and look forward to playing on a regular course again . Just before they closed Peter Hay for the Open, The VA podiatrist and a consulting doctor changed my prescription because of a leg thrombosis problem. I went from being very good ( like 5 out of 7 shots with 10 feet soem one or two feet away. to totally whiffing the ball over and over, it was almost comical. I missed more balls that day than I probably did in my whole golf life. My vision was deteriorating and my balance was way out of whack. I went to the VA clinic and I told the nurse, who was not a golfer and she could could not relate to that as a sympton. I was surprised she did not recommend golf lessons. When I started getting chest pains I stopped the 1000 mgs of Neproxin daily and went back to 81 mgs baby asperin therapy at the advice of a local pharmacist. The neproxin was in addition to Bactram which I was on for over 6 weeks

Dudes day at PG

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"Cruising the USA"

, was started in our small Toyota pickup truck about seven years ago. Mother who was around 92 at the time and my son Jon was 5 and the three of us were singing and writing, Cruising the USA in our little pickup truck. I thought I would finish it while she was still around to hear it. She is now 99 and not quite doing fine. It is dedicated to My Son Christopher Orion and His Lady Fair, Marina. They are planning a trip somewhat like the song. It reached the plateau of it's current state at 4:30 AM, June 14th. As I recorded the process of writing it. I leaned on my experiences of driving across the USA many times.

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Johnny Goes Marching On

Americans have always responded with courage and sacrifice in service to their country and mankind. For the families of the Firemen and Policemen, individuals in the Service in times of war, this song has an uplifting and comforting message. The torch of freedom is handed down to every man that we will all be free as America goes marching on. This patriotic song spans the decades from 1942 to current time and beyond. It was written in My Father's Memory, who was missing in action MIA, Dec. 7, 1942 in the North Atlantic. New words were added later honoring the memory of the crew of the USS COLE. Some of the terrorists who were involved the attack on the USS Cole were involved in the Attack on America. Sang by, written, arranged, and played by George Bleich on a Yamaha Psr 9000

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If Johnny Cash came back today.

Johnny Cash always looked out for those in need and was truthful and fearless in expressing his views . He used his heart for all men and a special place for those who had problems. He was an uncommon man with a heart for the common man. May we all follow in that American tradition of reaching out to those in need.

Revised version, July 23 of Johnny cash dedicated to our soldiers who served the military, To those who gave their lives and to those who will bear the scars of war until their final days. Some will live in increasing physical pain as those with agent Orange and the Gulf War syndrome. There is a grave risk of conceiving deformed children. Tumors will keep appearing. Their teeth enamel will start to disintegrate as will their general health.

I am dedicating the song to an attractive young couple James and Kelly Simpson of West Virginia. James has what appears to be Gulf War syndrome. A former student at Defense Language Institute. He left West Virginia with his wife Kelly to seek work in the Monterey area in a 1968 pick up truck that once belonged to his grandfather. James said there was not much construction work in the mining town where they lived.

While camping in the desert in Arizona in proximity to an Indian reservation. They were robbed of money, belongings and power tools. Through the help of Veteran groups along the way they made it to Monterey. I met them in my gallery and they told me they were advised to go to Oregon as the cost of living was low and their was work to be had. They asked for a business card to write down the name of one of my master touch works "morning on the seine" that they really admired. They said they would order one when they got back on thier feet financially. They were a nice young couple who had more then their share of problems. I took it off the wall and said "no need to write the name down". Morning on the seine is yours. They touched my heart.

James and Kelly Simpson of West Virginia, A loving couple with a Bleich work of art to brighten up their lives

I treated them to lunch and invited them to my home the following evening for dinner. I had a friend, Surfer John, who had his own construction Company over to meet them. He advised them to not to go to Oregon. John said, he may have an opening for James a finish carpenter in the near future. They had some interim work lined up, first at the campground where they were staying caring for the Viet Nam veteran section during the motorcycle races at Laguna Seca. Than James was to go out fishing until the end of Salmon Season and Kelly was lining up waitress work. They spent a couple of days with me in an open loft that is part of my studio. It was a major improvement from Camping in a tent, especially during the foggy weather that lingered awhile. I offered to let them stay longer until they could afford a place. They evidently found accommodation that they could afford or were extended to them.

What impressed me was how the working people came to their aid. A mechanic helped repair their brakes for far less than the actual cost should be. He also made contact with some other construction friends in their behalf. It seemed as if most of the people who helped were also Christians who lived their religion by reaching out to others in need. I fall into that category also. I recently signed a letter of condolence to a lady who lost a love one, .Love George ( in the wonderful open way of loving and caring for those who enter my sphere even if just passing through) It is a bit of the Golden rule in action.

I contacted a few TV stations and the Monterey Herald to see about the possibility of a human interest story about James and Kelly. Unfortunately too many people sometime look at Veterans who have falling off the world as the dregs of humanity. They are looked upon with suspicion as Bums, drug addicts, alcoholics, crazies. They do not take into consideration Post traumatic stress or how the medication for pain can lead to other addictions.

Some times I wish the individuals who wave flags as a show of support for our troops would do a little more than that. They should take an interest in what happens to our Veterans, when They come home from combat zones. That they insure our heroes have the proper treatment for an array of health and mental problems that war can create. I get a bit angry at some young under thirty years of age who bravely say we are going to go and kick their ass over there. They don't go anywhere! They have their posh jobs and an easy life in the comfort zone. They drive a Hum bee with a license plate boldly declaring US is number One. They probably play make believe games that they are driving in Iraq when they are the terror on California Freeways.

There are many in the reserve and National Guards who are true unselfish Americans who put themselves at risk in serving their Country Valiantly. I am troubled when those who did their part by fulfilling their military obligations and were relieved to have made it home safely are called back into the service after they were honorably discharged and have their families once more praying that they will make it back home again safely.

Unfortunately some will die, Other will be injured and other like James will be afflicted with mysterious ailments that defy reasonable medical explanations. The Doctors are at a loss. What will really haunt their families are that the original reasons for the war was found to be untrue. There were no weapons of mass destruction or al-Qaeda ties. Don’t let our Veterans stand alone, speak out about the proposal to reclassify new injuries to remove them from qualification for disability. If you area true American and supported the Iraq war, you better dam well support our Veterans too! Don’t let them stand alone!

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"Deep Down"

I wrote this song years ago when other brave mining men were in eminent danger. Almost every year since I wrote the song in the sixties, Miners have faced without fear, the challenge of their profession in dire circumstance.

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"Hang Loose"

short version

I wrote this song to help others look at their problem as temporary and their is hope ahead if they don't give up.

I addressed some of the problems and suggested alternative using humor to try to help them hang in there and go on with their life

There have been numerous stories of people who were losing their homes who were so depressed they ended their lives. One man even took the lives of his family, which included young men and women.

If only they could look at their home as a temporary dwelling like a hermit crab does the shell on his back. When they lose their shell or out grow it they just get another someday. I have faced some of the same problem as result of Health problem created by improper care at CHOMP in Monterey, First with a disabling heel wound and than MSRA Staph Infection while being treated there for the first problem, that had me wondering if it was check out time. I am four month behind in mortgage payments, years behind in taxes

I had one lady come back and tell me, the song really helped her daughter who was having serious depression problems.

Hang loose and not at the end of a rope. Hang loose like a surfer hanging ten.

Find ways of introducing humor into your life and learn to laugh at yourself.

The song has simple Adopt my super ball philosophy of the harder life or broken dreams throws you to the ground, The quicker you bounce up, the higher you rebound. You will be too busy hanging in there living to have reason to count yourself down and out.

Exercise balance caution and care in your diet, desires and endeavors.

We are shocked when young and old people take their lives or the lives of others in dramatic ways, leaving this world before their time.

Be true to yourself and have a healthy respect and love for yourself and others.

Developing a gentle sound Spiritual base should be a guiding part of your whole being.

Lyrics

If your love one calls it quits, have no remorse my friend
There is a special some one meant for you just around the bend
You will find a love one who will be true Just hang Loose my Friend
Hang loose like a surfer a surfer hanging ten.
There more to life than money honey, Don't let stress get the best of you,
Lean on me when in need and learn to hang loose
Don't give up trying, Don't give up hope,
Hang Loose my Friend, And not at the end of a rope.
Make it the beginning Not the Bitter end.
Hang loose like a surfer, A surfer hanging ten.

The harder life or broken dreams throws you to the ground
The quicker you bounce up the higher you rebound
Just like a super ball, bouncing along, don't take a trouncing
Sing this Hang Loose song.
Greet and meet the positive beat of your new world's rhythmic drum
It is time to ride the upward swing of your personal pendulum

Love and be true to yourself my friend, others will love you too.
Joy will replace the sorrow, Tomorrow will end your blues.
Don't give up trying, Don't give up hope
Don't even think of swinging At the end of a rope
Hang loose my friend Like A surfer hanging ten.

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"Hang Loose"

Hang Loose good positive coping song longer version with life saving alternatives

The longer version has symbolic humorous life saving alternatives to hopefully help those who are stressed out and down reach down deep keep on trying and not succumb to an act that end any chance of starting over. I know that there are people who need far more love hope and care than this Coping song can bring but you can always hope that one person in need may substitute one these humorous symbolic acts in lieu of the act that ends all hope of recovery. Unfortunately some have taken the lives of others including family members in the process. I wrote this song in hope that it may save at least one life by falling prey to the act that ends all hope of recovery. I am sharing this with you in hope you share it with others. Not everyone wears their heart on their sleeve. You may have friends who are bluer than you could ever imagine and could use the lift this song may provide. Please share this free song. Down load it for a friend.

This version will have the following woven in with the first version. If you feel like putting a gun in your mouth or up against your head
Fill a water pistol with Bristol Cream Sherry or Mt. Gay Rum instead.
You may wake up with a hangover
but at least you wont be dead.

Weeping by the edge of eternity, where
Mother earth meets Father sea.
Feeling so down You want to drown
Neptune calling you Calling you on down,
100 fathoms down
Before you get, your end wet and are forever gone
Put on your dam water wings, Its time to get it on.
Dive into life. Hang loose my friend,
just like a surfer, a surfer hanging ten.

If you opt for cutting your wrist Use a dull butter knife
Please don't break the skin.
If you stick your head into an oven, Don't turn it on
Don't you dare pass wind

You're looking hard at your pill Bottles as a way out from your ills
It's time to OD, well reach for your bottle, Bottle of Vitamin Cs

If you're contemplating jumping as a way to end your blues
Take the risk, Jump out of bed, smack dab in your shoes
Jump into life. Hang loose my friend,
just like a surfer, a surfer hanging ten.

When I was young and I was down, I'd sketch an apple hanging tree
With a stick figure, hanging on a rope, swinging in the breeze
When I felt good the rope would go, disappear with fears and woe
Than I would make a fortune, hanging by my nose
picking apple with both hands, Hanging by my hook nose.

Don't take your last ride in your BMW,
with garage door down and tight,
Your Bimmer engine racing , with a hose on the exhaust,
Lead foot the throttle hard and down, Right on through the floor,
Pumping toxic fumes inside your car while the Bimmer roars!
Turn the engine off Turn your self on to this hang loose song!
The harder life or broken dreams throws you to the ground
The Quicker you bounce up the higher you rebound

Just like a super ball, bouncing along, don't take a trouncing
Sing this Hang Loose song my Friend.
Don't give up trying, Don't give up hope,
Hang Loose my Friend, And Not at the end of a rope.
Hang loose my friend, just like a surfer
A surfer hanging ten. Hang loose my friend

© April 15, 2007 George J. Bleich

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"Mystery of Monterey Bay

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The Petition complaining about my window sign dealing with my serious health problems after a Hip Replacement at CHOMP, The Herald inaccurate story and the Painting over of my gallery windows seemed to be woven together some how with the French Sailor who vanished from a yacht 100 mile off the coast of Monterey..

What I will share with you has always left some big question marks??? Even though what follows did happen and is true. I was informed by a number of people that Paul had committed suicide by drowning as no body was found , just a sailboat found drifting off the coast. It happened in a beautiful area like the Monterey area. We have a modern artist, Howard Lamar who after he left Carmel , Not even Google can find Him. At least until I wrote about it on my home page. It was resurrection time. We have a competent French sailor and lover, Paul, who was employed in a Carmel Gallery. (mine before I fired him when Michael Mc curdy told me Paul was dead drunk in my Gallery.)

One of his of the Frenchman's girl friends had a sailboat that He took out to check the compass and the boat was found drifting with out a soul on like the flying Dutchman, abandoned 100 miles off the Monterey Coast. The Frenchman, Paul Emile was gone.

Throw in a professional beautiful model, an illicit affair involving a well know artist, Mr Thomas kinkaid, That was revered by the christian right. noted among other things as spirituality personified. Do a search on line for Painter of Light and wake up! , Fraud. Throw a Millionaire from another country just North of the United States, Canada who made a fortune in the internet world, who came to Carmel and became very active in the Carmel's Art scene into the batch. He was purchasing a fair amount of art from a gallery whose owner Michael Mc curdy who was a former alcoholic and an AA sponsor. What kind of AA sponsor would informed me as he did, the Frenchman was dead drunk in my gallery which led to me laying him off. In fact the millionaire gave Michael a couple of large leather and wood chairs valued at over $1000 each after I fired the Frenchman. I never gave it a thought, and regarded it at his good fortune >until after a revealing dinner party.

Well the Attractive model who ran the millionaire's art involvements ended up across the street from Paul in the gallery of the modern artist that the Millionaire was going to promote. Howard La Mar The Modern Artist was driving around in a new new BMW SUV after hooking up with the Millionaire. THe artist was extremely business and success motivated and was active nationally, promoting his image and work. After Paul was missing at sea, Howard moved from Carmel, out to the boon docks, somewhere in middle America. Now not even Google could find him for a couple of years until I mentioned him in reference to this song. Resurrection time.

Some one set him up with a multiple artist gallery which was not Howard's Lamar's Normal approach of just having he and his children's work in his gallery. I would not be too far off base to say the second of two stories in a Business magazine, named the leader?

If You search for the publication there are over 36 million of them named that so I tried searching for Howard Lamar but his site is down at this time again. Tomorrow it may be up but who gives a dam any way.

I hired the Frenchman Paul Emile to help me run my business in a more pragmatic way to give kinkaid some honest competition.

I returned from one of my painting trips abroad, and was told Paul committed suicide . stories were related to me by a couple of his girl friends, How the boat was found abandoned a hundred miles off the coast of Monterey without the Frenchman Paul on board. Rumors about other possibilities were floating around like driftwood in the ocean after a large storm. one of his old girl friend where he use to rent a room from her mother, that Paul left behind for another lady said She heard that a passing boat picked up Paul as he was running away from something or somebody.

i thought that might be a possibility as when I hired Paul he did not want to use his last name on the income tax form. So he had a shady side. I said if you are going to work for me you will have to use your full name. I once did tell him with a sense of humor and also disbelief, If I didn't know better I would think you were a mole. I was really kidding him how the computer would go down and we would lose the names of clients who wanted to purchase my next work in print. Paul was one of these technical adviser who would go into a company and improve their business organization-were a mole. ask him some What I did not mention until now was a party that made me wonder?

I was at a Holiday dinner party that was an annual get together for the families of four Individuals who played golf together weekly. We can be a bit on the raucous humor side when out on the golf course, but are a bit more genteel when our wives are around.

The conversation was fun but polite until the beautiful model's name came up. The alcoholic's attractive wife who was once a model herself said with disdain," She's a whore!" Another wife asked why she said that. She answered, The model was having an affair with the well known artist who was a favorite of religious Conservatives, spirituality personified for his use of Bible verse in connection with his work,.

Well you can now expect some animated conversation that was done in humor and otherwise. At one of these parties, my christmas gift from the host was a jock strap with the picture of The famous Artist on the front.

It might have even been at that party earlier when we exchanged presents. So when the affair was mentioned, It became lampoon, poon tang time, men will be men and women are into talking about things of that nature. I was not happy to have conversation about Kinkaid on a jock strap with his face on ruin my Christmas, as he had created some problems for me. You may even recognize him. I would prefer to have him on the back of a pair of bvd shorts instead as I once told some one after they tried to have me remove BK from an ad that I had, He can kiss me where the sun doesn't shine, I am tired of turning the other cheek.

I may now have a fuller understanding why the former alcoholic, Mc Curdy would tell me things to stir me up and than say don't do anything. I do not doubt that he was rewarded to try to influence me. The people who paid him off got shafted in the end more than I did by his efforts to milk the cow of his influence as a friend .

What is strange but understandable is that two of the golfers feign not remembering that raucous conversation or the laughter the evening of our holiday Party. when it brought up over our regular drinks after playing golf with two of the golf foursome. One Charley Mc Kinder is a regular out going friendly guy whom I happen to like a bit better was a gardner. I tend to like gardener as I am one myself.

Well Charley said to the other golfer, his brother-in -law, Bruce Shaw who hosted the party mentioned and gave me the Jock strap was a closer friend with Michael Mc Curdy.

"Remember what Mike said, "He has to be careful of remembering what he is saying so he can keep his lies straight." The conversation went on about how they came up with a plan, how they would also play golf with the former alcoholic once a week as they liked him with me 3 times a month and once with the former Alcoholic as I introduced him to our group. My younger son was having some problems and I told them they can play with the former alcoholic 4 times a month as I would rather devote any spare time to my son. (I would rather not spend time with people who are not honest with me.)

In the past They would say when we were out playing why don't you just drop it George, forget it. I was raising question about what happened to the Frenchman. I did not believe the Frenchman committed suicide and that is what the song is about . You don't have to be a sailor to enjoy the song. I could care less about the affairs of Kimkaid. But I will never forget Paul.

There is a possibility that the story that a number of different individuals told me about the Frenchman demise may have been orchestrated with people playing roles, but if that were the case his ladies who told me of him disappearing at sea were very good and believeable. There are two other possibilities, Frenchman met with foul play or was frightened and decided it is better he disappears on his own before He disappears permently with some one's help.

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"The New Millennium Pharisee"

This is dedicated to the holier than thou, we all know and love. This song was originally called Fair Ass Fairasseee. It was really a result of seeing hate crimes committed against Gay people especially a young man name Matthew who was beaten and tied to a fence in the winter and left to die.

I have known Four homosexual couples. Three personally and one was a lady friend whom I knew since a child. I did not meet her mate but knew of their relationship. Their relationships with their partners were ended in the case of three of them with the death of one of them after a long caring loving relationships. The remaining couple have been together and will more than likely stay together and all three couples were respected and loved by their friends and relatives alike for being good decent caring people. The idea that if that if they were allowed to be formally married would some how put marriages between Men and Women at risk is with out basis. They are the last ones who would interfere with the love you hold for your mate. They will not seek an affair with them so you could be completely comfortable with them in that respect. No concern about jealousy. In the past week there was a critical story on TV on a web site that was doing so well that they may advertise on the Superbowl. It was a website that promoted affairs and cheating on your spouse. That attitude has far more potential to destroy marriages.

Beyond that on a higher plane, let us look at what happens when you fall in love yourself, You have love and respect for your spouse and would hope your friends and relatives would feel the same. It is common to invite God into your relationship of love to bless it and help it endure. These are good people and I would not at all be surprised if they may be far better than those who look at them as sinners.

The wrath of the Pharisees is with out limit or direction and you may find yourself in the moral scrutiny of their focus as I will more than likely be for stating my feelings about them. Religion should not do things that promote hate, derision or discrimination. God is love. The devil is hate.

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Deep Dark Sin

This song relates to some true and sad experiences that sexual abuse within a family can bring. It happened to some one I love, long before I met her. The early bad experience created more problems as she grew older. She built a wall around the experience blocking it out. She no longer knows the name of the individual who was at fault. There are time when you must face the past honestly with forgiveness of the deep dark sinner and forgive any pain or guilt you put on yourself.. She is the master of her fate now and I hope and pray she will put the past behind and find joy in the future. I think this song can help others who were abused in the past. Childhelp.com are home page help for the abused

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"Traveling with The Lord."

The inspiration that started this song was meeting and hearing Stephen Lauren Bigger singing His original Spirituals in the church hall of the Carmel Mission in Carmel after services. We swapped CDS. I appreciated his superb ability to play , sing, write and skillfully arrange the wonderful Contemporary Christian songs that he writes. He was traveling around the Country, Living Singing and recording in his motor home. I met his dog who was one of Stephen’s best Friend, who was his traveling companion. I started writing a song for the two of them called, A man's Best Friend.

It evolved into, Traveling With the Lord That is something that all good Christians should do. The lyrics reflect what I feel is a common purpose we both hold true to in the creative work we do and the life we try to lead, Traveling with the Lord. You can find Stephen's Music at http://cdbaby.com/cd/stephenbigger

My Next Songs Reflect The Direction That My Life is Heading. My Life and Expression Revolves Around Music and Art.

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"Little Bird"

A Random Act of Kindness. The bird coming to sing me a song and the song I wrote for her in return.

I was typing an E-mail to a friend and along the periphery of my vision I saw a darting object fly past. I thought perhaps it was a bird. Than I heard a chirping and could not be sure whether it was inside or out as I had the two French Doors to the down stair area of my studio open. I continued with my e-mail and chirped along in case there was a bird inside.

It was than I saw the tops of little wings fluttering on the tiled ledge just below the large picture window. I went upstairs to see who my visitor was. He was a small dark charcoal tufted bird with a white breast. He flew from the ledge and alighted on a xylophone type instrument that I picked up in Bali on our trip around the world. This was located on the top of our Hammond Organ . It was almost like he was playing something for me as he skipped over the metal plates. Than he flew over to the Brass railing where he sat for a while I sang a song I made up for him or her while I played my classical guitar softly. He actually chirped along. It is not uncommon to have birds sing outside of my gallery on occasion when I am playing and singing inside. When I put my Guitar down he started flying around the studio and I was concerned he may injure himself. He stopped on another ledge and I tossed threw some cereal crumbs in case he was hungry.

I sensed his desire to take leave but was unable to perceive the two French door on the upper level was open for him. He flew to the upper North light windows and than back to the large picture window with the cross on. He flew up and started beating his wings against the window in an effort to escape. He went back down to the ledge just below it and rested. I played my guitar and sang softly to try to calm him down and sang the song “Little Bird” that I created for him. He flew to another ledge that was within my reach. I walked up slowly while singing lowly. He allowed me to cup him in the palms of my hands. He rested there and did not struggle or flutter his wings. I sang softly to him as I walked to the outside deck. I opened my hands so he could fly away. He looked up at me sang a chirp or two and in the next instant he was flying home to his nest.

Peace and understanding Songs

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"Man in Black"

This was part of a triad of songs that part of a New Years Resolution to use my creativity for Peace in the world. They were written along with "Here and Now". Curse of Cain, as Man in Black as a singing prayer while working on a prayer Painting " Man in Black", a Painting of Jesus Christ called Prince of Peace. I gave to a Priest from Africa for St Patricks Church in Africa. These creative efforts were offered up as a prayer, praying for Peace in the Mid- East and the world. They along with "Children of Abraham" are rededicated all Peace efforts in the Mid-East and the world. What started as a New Years Resolution before the Iraq war has evolved into dedicating the rest of my life to be an active creative voice for peace, Understanding and Justice in the world. May the Common Goals of Understanding , Peace and Justice be assured through Mutual Respect , Unity and Strength, Blessed by the One God we all worship and Honor though we may know Him by different Names, He is one and the same.

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"Children of Abraham"

is a song about prayers for peace in the world, with the emphasis on The offspring of Abraham. This song is dedicated to the Secretary of the United Nations, Kofi Annan. I sent him a cd along with My Message to Humanity to share with those interested in peace in the Mid-East who have representatives to the United Nation." I also included a bank check for $1100 for the UN children's AIDs fund to fulfill an old obligation I assummed to do something in support of those with AIDS. There was an excellent National Geographic Story in the December issue, 'Abraham Father of three faiths'. It is my intent and resolution for the New Year, 2002, to continue to be a creative voice for peace and justice in the world. One of the great strengths of America is how we are the positive sum total of ethnic and religious groups who settled in America from throughout the world. When I first started this song I was discouraged by the state of world affairs. The longer I worked on it as a prayer offering, the more hope I felt about peace being attainable in the Mid-East and the world. It is not just a matter of giving Peace a chance but never giving into the despair of war. Jan. 24, Peace day is a day we can be in spirit with the spirit of the prayers being offered up at Assisi for Peace by the Pope and other Religious Leaders, all Children of Abraham who pray together to One God for peace in our hearts and the world... In the spirituality section there is a story of my experiences at Assisi and the peace song 3 white doves that I started there describing the experience.

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"Curse of Cain"

. Go to the Bible, Genesis, chapter 4, verse 15 Cain and Abel and give me your opinion of what Yahweh, God had in mind when he put the mark of Cain on Cain. Click here to email me. God said Cain would be protected as any one who dared harmed him would have sevenfold more suffering as a result. It almost appears as if that is happening in today's world. There seem to be a continuation of too many Cains killing Ables. I wonder if the circle of hate moves faster because it is going down hill to hell. Perhaps the circle of love is on a horizontal plane and rays out from a center location and doesn't move that fast in comparison. Or if we are pushing the circle of love uphill, It takes more honest effort and sacrifice. The story about Cain and Abel is in the Bible and Koran. In the song I have a line "The death angel you wish on others will visit you instead."

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God Save the Children"

God Reach down to the innocents with your loving arms
Shelter them within the wings of angels, keep them safe from harm
O Lord please save the children, Spare them the heartbreak of war
Spare them the sorrow, that will be theirs tomorrow
Borne on eagle wings of war. God save the children.

Through out history, Men driven by deceit and greed, war and the vain misuse of power succeed in having children pay the cost of war with their lives, loss of love ones and their tears. It is not just the children of Iraq that feel the pain and loss It will be the children of our service men and women who will share the terrible cost and loss from a war that need not be!. The pain never really goes away and no amount of Patriotic fervor and welcoming home our heroes who returned home safely will cushion the reality of their loss and pain. In among the Iraq war news they had a video clip of children in Palestine throwing stones at a tank threatening the neighborhood they lived. These children relative to the tank are the fragile children of stone in the song.

The time has come to use these stones not as weapons but stones to build a peace memorial to the children and young people on both sides who paid the price for violence and hate. It is a time to build a new Free State of Palestine THat President Bush is working on. where people can realize the joys of life found in more peaceful Cities and Countries in the world and live in peace with Israel. The same holds true in Israel. It is time for fresh new voices to be heard on both sides. It is a time to reject the circle of violence and spokes of hate. May we all enter into the Endless Circle of God's Love and Peace. Though we Know him by different names, He is one and the same.

60 years after my dad was missing in action in the North Atlantic I came across his final letter home to mother and my sisters and I. I also found out his loss was verified to be Dec.13th. not Dec. 7 as the first telegram said approximately Dec. 7th. The pain of his loss was coupled with the death of my 99 year old mother on Dec. 13th, exactly 60 years later. The pain and emotional impact felt was excruciating. The individuals on both sides of this conflict who will lose family members in this war will know that pain.

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"Family of Man,"

We're just a family and we are all in His great hands. One of my folk songs that I have taught many people including Irish Missionary Nuns who work throughout the world. I would not be surprised to be in Africa and hear it being sung there.

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"About Face" if I had my druthers, this song could be used in peaceful demonstrations in any part of the world including America by individuals or groups who wanted to make a statement for peace in a different manner. When an Individual leader or his compatriots who are pressing for war were present they would call "About Face," call about face for war . Than they as a group would smartly turn their back on him her or them. About Face, is a military command to reverse direction of an individual standing at attention.

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"Man in the moon,

July 2002, A lighter peace song." While painting until the early morning, I was moved by a brilliant moon that was visible in my large picture window in my studio. The face on the man in the moon was more evident and it seemed to be smiling. It was the inspiration for "Man in the moon". It jump started my continuation of my resolution of being a creative voice for peace. I took a break from my peace songs as I really felt the world's pain, heightened by my focus, awareness and sensitivity to the havoc and loss of lives that war has brought in 2002.

I have to travel vicariously, the last couple of years I have been very close to home caring for my 99 year old mom. I don't think I have been more than 20 mile away from home. That is such a far cry from my regular jet plane trips through out the world painting. I have more time to develop my music potential and to continue my exploratory painting

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