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our sea of rage.

June 2017 -- Today I'm thinking about anger.

We are floating in a sea of rage. We marinate and stew in this putrid pool as hatred bubbles and boils around us, occasionally spurting seemingly random acts of terror that drench us all in confusion and heartbreak.

The anger is seductive. The mere sound of the "president" speaking raises my blood pressure and instantly I feel myself sinking into a deep pool of resentment and enmity. My brain twists into knots when I hear someone defend him. His loathsomeness nourishes my rage and energizes me.

To ... what?

Nasty words beget nasty words. Feed the trolls and they grow online and in your mind. Anger is the seed of anger.

The America that speaks to my heart is about inclusiveness and mutual effort toward things that help everyone. I crave love and kindness. In this era of mass distrust, even typing these words makes me feel like a schmuck, a loser. Some of my favorite people are all in favor of "punching Nazis." It's a thing.

I don't want to punch a Nazi. I don't want to want to punch a Nazi.

I want to breathe deeply, clear my mind, remember that everyone is fighting their own private battles. And then I want to do something wonderful, maybe small, maybe all by myself, and hope it inspires something wonderful somewhere else.

I'm going to try very hard to let go of the rage as much as possible. I will never think kindly of the current administration, and I will do whatever I can to get them out of our way, but I never want to harm anyone or inspire harm to anyone. I so very much want America to be better than that.

Breathe. Relax. Let go.


Click on the clouds to breathe


let's hear it for hope.
May 2017 -- In a stunning reversal from our previous offering, I came up with something hopeful and optimistic in this here new world order. It's not likely to become a habit, so I'm going to enjoy hope while it lasts. It came out as a three-part round. I call it: "Round." It seems to fit.

January 2017 -- I'm not sure why I found myself writing a song I call "psychopath's lullaby," but it happened over a year ago. I thought long and hard about what kind of video would accompany the song, when suddenly the perfect psychopath fell into my lap. Figuratively. Check out our new video, "No Regrets (Psychopath's Lullaby)."

In just the first couple of weeks of the new year, we had several new videos on the Liverpage, such as "I Breathe In," which comes highly recommended for those of us who are still getting used to the brave new world into which we venture so warily.

There are quite a few new songs on the "SONGS" tab with accompanying videos, and several more are in the works. I'm trying to clear the backlog here to make room for -- well, we'll just have to see. I dunno. We'll have to figure it out as we go along, just like those "smart people" who are taking over the country, god help us.

we're mobile-friendly.
Fall 2016 -- Behind the scenes we've been working feverishly to upgrade our old Flash videos to a format that's more mobile-friendly. It seems like every time I send somebody a link to one of my old videos, I get back a note that "that video didn't play!" And I knew it was because I had stuck with the Flash format several years too long.

Finally I got the Chopped Liver R&D Department in gear (it involves me putting on a different hat), and figured out how to bring those old videos into the new millennium. So the bottom line is, our "videos" section is all brand-new. If you ever tried to play a Chopped Liver video and it didn't work, feel free to try again. The chances of a successful viewing have improved exponentially in the last few weeks.

Click the "VIDEOS " tab above to see what I mean.