Golden Retriever for President

So, its becoming obvious Bush is running for President. Jeb, not George. Clinton, too. Hillary, not Bill. They may be joined by an assortment of others: Rand Paul (with that hair?), Mitt Romney (not again), Martin O’Malley (he buried Maryland in debt – might as well swing for the fences), just to name a few. What has become clear to me, however, is that a Golden Retriever needs to be elected President. Why you ask? Its simple:

– A President can’t do too much harm when napping
– Think of the money we will save on State dinners
– The annual White House Easter egg hunt becomes “must see TV”
– The State of the Union address will be particularly uplifting
– An administration focused on food and affection, two commodities in short supply

Card Game Soundtrack – “A” Side

Narrated by a burnt-out divorce attorney, CARD GAME is a story about life and loss among a group of now 50-year-old guys who have been playing poker together since they were about 16. Alternating back and forth between the 1970’s – when the card game boys first gather in a suburban Maryland basement – and today, at their friend’s funeral, to remember all they have faced together and, sadly, all they have not.

Not surprisingly, the music of the Seventies beats beneath the surface of the story. If there were a soundtrack to Card Game, and I can only hope that one day maybe there will be, these tracks would find their way on the “A” side:
• “I Don’t Want to Go Home”, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes
• “Night Fever”, the Bee Gees
• “I Wanna Be Sedated”, the Ramones
• “Its Over”, Boz Scaggs
• “Meeting Across the River”, Bruce Springsteen
• “Blackwater”, the Doobie Brothers
• “On the Dark Side”, John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band