hairy decade (crown thy good)

What a decade it’s been! On the eleventh of September in the first year, I watched the World Trade Center be destroyed on television.

It was one of the rare times that watching TV didn’t mean looking at people’s hair. Not that it’s a personal interest, or that there is anything wrong with hairdressers. But I can’t help noticing the hair, and sometimes stop listening.

One year later I was back in the U.S. for the first time in seven years. I tell the story here.

If you read the story, know that the narrator had pretty good hair(then).

It’s the decade I went from the Left to the Right. And I’m not talking about parting my hair. More hair and some family hairstory: “Part of the Zionist Conspiracy.” or comb through this: Jimmy Martyr and see photos of The Tower I lived in, where(you guessed it) I could finally let my hair down.

I was as hard-headed as any Lefty, and it only took another gang of crazy Muslims to start to clear my head (below the wavy cut I was styling).

One thing led to another. Life experience with the groovy people made rejecting them easy. Now the crew cut of some Marine seems groovy(and easy to manage) not because of how it looks, but because of what the Marines represent.

Now it is as clear as what’s on Bloggo’s head that the True Blue will set this country right. Perfect? No. But in that general direction. “God mend thine ev’ry flaw”

Dig this:

 America, The Beautiful Lyrics
by Katharine Lee Bates – 1913

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America! God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for pilgrim feet,
Whose stern impassion’d stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America! God mend thine ev’ry flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!

O beautiful for heroes proved In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved,
And mercy more than life!
America! America! May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness,
And ev’ry gain divine!

O Beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam,
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America! God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

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