Issue 296 — The Paregien Journal — February 9, 2015
Maggie’s TexMex Cafe
by Stan Paregien Sr.
Hello friends and neighbors,
Welcome to another of my posts to “The Paregien Journal.” This one features a brand new poem of mine titled, “Maggie’s TexMex Cafe.” Pardon me for saying it, but the truth is, I really do like it. I can see it being recorded by someone in Western music or even Folk music, maybe someone like Red Steagall, Belinda Gail, Riders in the Sky, or a number of other talented folk. Right now I’m trying to shoehorn the verses into some existing Spanish-sounding melody, but I’m not having much luck. So I’m open to hearing from anyone who might like to help, with a possibility of co-credits for the song version. Not to mention a share of the millions of dollars in royalties. Okay, okay. I’m optimistic about the poem/song, but not THAT much. If that doesn’t happen, I’ll just keep trying until I find a melody that I can use.
Sunset Over Tampa Bay
Photo by Stan Paregien from the Norwegian Sun cruise ship at about
6:30 pm on Jan. 25, 2015. Copyrighted and all rights reserved.
I found the above poem recently. Thought you
would like to read it.
Ah, yes, we senior citizens (i.e., old geezers) are creatures of habit,
aren’t we? No, Virginia, you cannot white out
your Word document errors on the monitor.
Publishers are really preoccupied with their books
having “catchy” titles. Writers, too.
than it did for the squirrel, above. Ouch.
Look closely, at the right side of this photo, near the center, and you’ll see a beautiful elk which bounded across the highway in front of us near Nez Perce, Idaho last August. It loped across the highway and across this pristine river. Of all the Western states we visited last summer, both Peggy and I agreed that Idaho seemed to have more natural beauty per mile. Don’t get me wrong, though. We enjoyed all of our trip–Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming–but Idaho was certainly a special place.
Besides this new posting, I’ve also added new material at my “Stan’s Paradise Report” blog under the title, “Florida’s Good, Bad and . . . Well, You Know.” And I have added items at my blog, “The Cowboy Way: Then and Now” under the title, “The Ten Commandments: Cowpoke Style.”