Me and Paul: LIVE

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What you are going to hear is a recording of a live show that Paul Roland and I did on KBOO. I engineered nearly every Thursday morning for about four years at KBOO. On Thursday morning, November 21st, 2019, due to a communication breakdown, the host didn’t show. Paul, who has a live show every Wednesday, happened to be in the station and he suggested that he go on live and asked me to join him. So we did. We took calls. I think it was the most fun I had there. I don’t miss the censorship at KBOO, but I do miss live radio and wish I had the opportunity to do it more. I think you will enjoy this.

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My Country's Skies Are Bluer than the Ocean

My country’s skies are bluer than the ocean,
And sunlight beams on clover leaf and pine.
But other lands have sunlight too, and clover,
And skies are everywhere as blue as mine.
O hear my song, thou God of all the nations,
A song of peace for their land and for mine.

I thought of one of my favorite peace hymns, “This Is My Song” (tune: Finlandia) when I saw a photograph of Tehran, Iran on Twitter yesterday. Press TV, an Iranian English-speaking news outlet posted the photo and caption, “Tehran’s blue sky right now!”

I have no quarrel with anyone from Iran. Who does really? Only the elite who profit from war. It is time for human beings to take back our lands and sing with confidence a song of peace so the God of all the nations will believe that we really want it.

Here are the rest of the lyrics and a nice harmony on it from the Indigo Girls.

This is my song, O God of all the nations,
A song of peace for lands afar and mine.
This is my home, the country where my heart is,
Here are my hopes, my dreams, my holy shrine.
But other hearts in other lands are beating,
With hopes and dreams as true and high as mine.

My country’s skies are bluer than the ocean,
And sunlight beams on clover leaf and pine.
But other lands have sunlight too, and clover,
And skies are everywhere as blue as mine.
O hear my song, thou God of all the nations,
A song of peace for their land and for mine.