As the world turns.
The only constant ‘they’ say is that we all die. As my 49th birthday approaches I am reminded that I’m getting older and with age comes death. In the last few years I have lost 2 uncles that were close to me, an aunt who again was close to me and just yesterday was called by my cousin who told me my cousin (her brother) had just passed. He was no more than 55. Now I have...
PatBlogahan.com: Inspire →
patmonahan: I’ve reached a point in my life(due to age perhaps) that I have decided something crucial for my continuation. Inspiration! That’s what it all really comes down to for me. I am so completely bored with the uninspiring parts of life. It doesn’t have to be miraculous to be an inspiration. For… What inspires me? Kind people, fresh and clean food, camaraderie, respect of family...
PatBlogahan.com: I needed that →
patmonahan: Everything that I will be writing here for the next long while will be very positive. I go in weird phases when I lose perspective and I whine a tad. Okay I complain a ton. I’m taking a break from being that way. I am here to write uplifting tales from the fatty under belly of the Tuna. The… Am I reading this right? Did you dress up as the Cookie Monster? TeHeeee, if you...
PatBlogahan.com: Limiting limitations →
patmonahan: As I watch the Olympic games, I see that what these athletes have done to be the best in the world is limit their limitations. That is no small feat. In fact it seems to be what separates them from others. To be as good as they are you have to never stop pushing. Never stop working to achieve that… It’s always a pleasure to read your blogs, Pat. What you write I can...
PatBlogahan.com: Among the wild flowers →
patmonahan: My road to here has had many turns These turns have had many views All the views have taught me well From these wells, I drank to stay alive While alive I try to do some good With this good maybe someone’s life is better The better you are the better I am I am among the wild flowers I was…
PatBlogahan.com: Sunrise →
patmonahan: Crawling into bed at sunrise is pretty lonely. Always feels like the birds are ashamed of me. Hotel rooms are built for people like me I suppose. Thick drapes. Soundscape machines. You name it, there are things to inspire good sleep. Why do none of these things inspire ME? Maybe they do. Maybe So interested in this idea of yours:)) The dynamics of family are always entertaining!
I still dont know what the hell I'm doing:/
As I have a free morning to myself I have this opp to write a blog for cyberspace to read or not read just so I can get it off my chest. You see, I just turned 48 and I swear my life is as complicated as when I was 27 when I had small children, a full time job, ending of my first marriage and a new relationship. Oh and throw in the fact that I lost both of my parents at the age of 19. That, my...
PatBlogahan.com: The Underdog →
patmonahan: Many of you know that I lost my father last week. He was 85 and until recently, looked like he might live to a hundred. Thank you all for your kind words and the love and condolences. My family and I really appreciate it all and it helped a great deal to know how many people cared about him and… This will make no sense but, I have few words to say as I know the feel of heart...
PatBlogahan.com: Confessions of the baby of the... →
patmonahan: After having 6 kids, my parents took a breather. Can’t blame them. Breather? With having to take care of 6 children, how could anything sound like a breather? Yeah, good point. Well, anyway six years passed and then voila! There I was. Precious, isn’t he. My dad said I was mature even as a baby,… Wouldn’t it be nice if we really didn’t give a shit about what...
PatBlogahan.com: I've thrown a bunch away →
patmonahan: I keep writing blogs and tossing them out because I’m not clear enough in my words to you at the time. I’ve written about the past and SF and Johnny Cash and all sorts of things but nothing has seemed worthy of sending. I haven’t been ignoring you, I’ve just been cloudy in the point lately. … That must have been exciting! I saw the picture you posted on twitter (I think);...
PatBlogahan.com: Feels good at first. →
patmonahan: Driving away from Nashville towards who knows where to write with a possible new friend. The further I get from town, the more snow and the less people. Yes, I said snow. I remember driving and driving and as you would expect I eventually had no reason to have a mobile phone because it was… Thank you so much for sharing this story behind the song. I have to tell you I...
PatBlogahan.com: True love →
patmonahan: When I was a kid, I would watch award shows and see big music stars and big time actors saying they loved their fans. It always made me crack up, knowing none of them would ever go out of their way to give any of their fans the time of day. It’s actually kept me from saying I love my/our fans on… This blog is exactly what I needed today, thank you:) Your music has played and...
PatBlogahan.com: Surf →
patmonahan: There’s a moment when you paddle out to sea, just before the wave in front of you breaks, it seems like both you and the ocean hold your breathe and you leap into one another. I feel like I am in that state of mind a lot these days. I’m waiting to leap in and hope for the best. When you rise up to… Getting a call from you would be a highlight of my year:D Take the leap,...
PatBlogahan.com: Weird ass New Years →
patmonahan: I stopped drinking about 16 years ago. That’s about the time music actually started to become a possible future for me. Every since then though, I have not had an epic New Years Eve. I’m thinking that it’s just a strange time for me in general but this year was just as weird as the past 15. Not… Happy 2012, Pat! Looking forward to the new music and other stuff:)...
PatBlogahan.com: Not quite sure →
patmonahan: I have no idea what to write. I feel as if I’m late for an appointment and I don’t know what its for so I just keep hurrying in hopes that by the time I get there I’ll remember what the hell I’m there for. Nothing yet…hmm…okay, I’ll ad lib cause that’s what I’m hoping to be someday, an ad lib…
PatBlogahan.com: The heaviest bowling ball →
patmonahan: I’m really not one to be macho. In fact, when I’m not on stage, I’d probably rather hang back. Yeah, I get on a story tangent or jokes roll here and there but when I’m not among friends or people I’m close to and I’m not at meet and greets, I like to observe rather than take the spot light. With…
PatBlogahan.com: How can you.. →
patmonahan: Convince someone to want to be here on earth? Make someone feel essential? Love someone enough to change how they feel about themselves? Delay or prevent family/friends heartache? Talk someone into life? Talk someone out of giving up? Do you feel like once someone makes a decision to be… Man! You are so right. I don’t know if you can help those who have decided...
PatBlogahan.com: I'm trying...seriously! →
patmonahan: Yep! I do have a couple people in my life that I’ve struggled with for the past few years because I can’t seem to let go of my hurt or anger I have for them or myself for not seeing the obvious about people. . In the past couple days, I’ve seen 2 of those people. One I kinda just let go of it… Letting go for me is easier said than done. But you got this shit! Like you said,...
PatBlogahan.com: Fans →
patmonahan: I always thought of the word “fan” as kind of a low brow term, like being a fan was like being out of the mind of what or who you liked. So, I always called train fans friends instead. I’m a little bit wiser than I once was and am happy to admit being a fan of things and I don’t feel less than at… Glad to know us “fans” aren’t low brow, LOL! I mean, being a...
PatBlogahan.com: The best compliments... →
patmonahan: I’d sure like to be more comfortable in my own skin, too. Really. Funny, I talk to myself ALL the time, too (grin) And Pat, I hope for you that your kids will want to hang out with you when they grow up. I’ve got a feeling they will :))
Train Wine Club Profiled in The New York Times
trainwineclub: That’s right, the Train Wine Club has made it into The New York Times! We’re very excited for you to read the article, which profiles the club, its philosophy, and some of the really exciting things we have up our sleeves for the near future. Check out the article here and let us know what you think! - TWC Sommelier
PatBlogahan.com: "You're paying attention to the... →
patmonahan: Well said! It has to start from change and knowledge and understanding within. I know I get caught up in the not so important things just as the media dictates but you are so right in pointing out that we need to be aware of our bodies. I’m guilty of convenience. It happened slowly. Grabbing things on the go and passing some bad habits onto my kids. When I was a kid my mother...
Who needs a gallbladder?
Tomorrow is the day of my surgery. Seems you can function just fine without a gallbladder. Seems to me it’s there for a reason. I know the reason, I know the function, just hoping my body can handle the loss. So I change yet again. Another push to a healthier me. Whole foods, which is just fine with me, more exercise which I have a hard time with ‘cause I’m just plain lazy...
Train Wine Club: November Wine of the Month:... →
trainwineclub: Hola! Bienvenidos a Noviembre! We decided that a great Spanish wine would be perfect for this month’s WotM seeing as Train just made its return from Europe and in particular Spain! Our Wine of the Month for November comes from Bodegas LAN, a vineyard in Spain’s historic La Rioja region. The…
Just blurting here! Throwing out those feelings that I feel I can’t talk about, so I will write. Not that I can’t talk about it, I just don’t think anyone wants to hear or listen or understand. We all get so caught up in our own thoughts and actions; everyday life that I feel like I shouldn’t burden anyone. Besides, they’ve heard it all before....
Maybe It's Just Me...: is it possible to Auto-tune... →
maybeitsjustme: Maybe the updated tune can curb the desire to wing those darling little weebles through the air at a fellow playmate. They may not fall over but they sure can deliver one hell of a wallop on the noggin’. Ahhh, yes, I remember them well.
PatBlogahan.com: Europe and Thank you →
patmonahan: WOW! Thank you!! We love you guys so much and appreciate all the hard work, dedication, sacrifice of all the things that mean so much to YOU. I wish that you can spend time in Ireland soon.Though I’ve never seen southern Germany, seeing pics of art work, craftmanship in carvings and architecture, I feel a connection, and yeah, melancholy aching since this is my ancestral...
PatBlogahan.com: Attitude or aptitude? →
patmonahan: I’m glad you’re feeling so well these days! Attitude is huge! I’m still learning that after 46 years. I must confess I am a jealous person. I don’t want to be and it’s not that I wish ill on people I just get jealous. But I really have to stop myself because I’ve got a pretty good life. I WANT, oh yes I do! But I also HAVE and it’s pretty...
PatBlogahan.com: Kinda need a hand →
patmonahan: I read 2 insulting things today and I always seem to take it all so personally. So, how do YOU not? Its so weird how I can hear a thousand wonderful things and the one negative cripples me. It’s sad really. I mean I know who I am. I know what I’m can be good at and also what I’m not so good at… Chin up buckaroo! We love you. You seem to be a people pleaser kinda guy so...