As 2014 Comes To A Close, “I’m Back In The Saddle Again.”

It’s been a trying year; a smorgasbord of pent-up feelings, reflections, dejections, disappointments, wonderful surprises.  It has been a year of dishonesty and betrayal, but also of strong support and truth.  Perhaps, it’s no different from any other year, it simply seems so.  It has been a year that has given new meaning to the past and opened new pathways to the future.  It has been a year of crackling fires and heavy overcoats.  It has been a year, culminating in a desire to get back into the saddle, and ride the ranges of untrammeled space.  With that in mind, I offer three selections from the Southern Oregon Old Time Fiddlers.  The location was our deck near the Rogue River.  The time was evening just before dusk.  Indeed, there was something special about this hard-tested American music, whose notes floated to the stars.  I hope you enjoy the music and my best thoughts for a great year ahead.  Thank you for reading my posts!

About Robert M. Weiss
From an early age, I've taken great pleasure in reading. Also, I learned to play my 78 player when I was quite young, and enjoyed listening to musicals and classical music. I remember sitting on the floor, and following the text and pictures of record readers, which were popular in the 1940s and 50s. My favorites were the Bozo and Disney albums. I also enjoyed watching the slow spinning of 16s as they spun out tales of adventure. I have always been attracted by rivers, and I love to sit on a boulder with my feet in the water, gazing into the mysteries of swirling currents. I especially like inner tubing on the Rogue River in Southern Oregon. Since my early youth, I've been interested in collecting minerals, which have taught me about the wonderful possibilities in colors and forms. Sometimes I try to imagine what the ancient Greeks must have felt when they began to discover physical laws in nature. I also remember that I had a special passion for numbers, and used to construct them out of stones. After teaching Russian for several years, I became a writer, interviewer, editor, and translator. I continue to delight in form, and am a problem solver at heart.

6 Responses to As 2014 Comes To A Close, “I’m Back In The Saddle Again.”

  1. berlioz1935 says:

    Good to hear you “are in the saddle again”. I would like to add my best wishes to you. The music videos were great. You must have had a good time with those guys. Reading your posts is a great pleasure and adds an extra dimension to my world.


  2. Thank you, Peter, for your kind wishes. We had great fun with this group. I’m glad that my posts have had a positive influence on your life. Thanks for reading them!


  3. rommel says:

    Best wishes this 2015 to you, Robert!


  4. The same to you, Rommel!


  5. auntyuta says:

    Thank you for the music, Robert. I did enjoy it very much.
    I still want to wish you all the best for 2015. 🙂


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