In the Flanigan house, we are going through a lot of ch-ch-ch-changes as David Bowie once sang. He went on to sing-splain, “Changes are taking the pace I’m going through.” Hmm, let’s scratch that Bowie tune. Upon further review, I don’t have a clue as to what he’s talking about.

Sorry, Dave.

I seem to recall Buddy Miles singing about “Them Changes.” He came close to describing what’s going on when he sang, “Well my mind is goin’ through them changes.” Although it’s funky, it’s not a perfect fit. First, I’ve already lost my mind. Second, it’s my whole family going through changes.

I had to dig deep in the musical dustbin to find an original member of The Animals from the 1960s who sang a solo number called “Changes” on the 1973 soundtrack , album to the UK film O Lucky Man! There, ex-Animal Alan Price sang “Everyone is going through changes” to the tune of a church hymn. Whew! That was a roundabout way to explain that there is a lot of change going on in my house these days.

So, what are the ch-ch-ch-changes that I’m writing about?

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New Job Tips

I have a friend who started a big new job and traveled to orientation in New York this past week. Each morning he was in NY, I texted him some words of inspiration and advice to help him navigate through the corporate jungle and survive without getting his privates nibbled off, unless he likes that kind of stuff. Then I said to myself, “Hey, I should share these gems with the world. There are lots of people starting new jobs that could benefit from these. Now what should I have for breakfast? No, dear. I’m not talking to myself again.”

Here they are in no particular order except chronological.

Monday’s Tip

You can’t fail if you don’t try.

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