I Wrote a New BOOK!!!!

I’ve been working on this secret project for more than a year just after I bought my laptop computer back in December 2015.  The new book is called:

The Outside In View of Uncommon Bostonian: 

What a Autistic Black Woman Sees

I went to the publisher called BookBaby to create both a paperback book and an ebook.  It includes the blog posts I made when the orignal Uncommon Bostonian blog was connected to The Boston Now dailey newspaper back in 2007 to 2008.  It also has some of the essays I’ve written in recent years and some of my black and white paintings that I made in the last couple of years.  I write about the Beatles, the soap One Live to Live, the Dave Clark Five, the Monkees, and other things.  I created the artwork on the cover.  It’s my Purple Haze painting.

Go to this link to purchase your copy:

https://store.bookbaby.com/book/The-Outside-in-View-of-Uncommon-Bostonian1

Here’s a picture of both the front and back cover of the paperback.

AJM0109 Digest-Soft-Cover

Or: You can click on this picture to gain access to the book.

Sad To Hear About The Deaths of Major Music and TV Celebs!

Rest in Peace, Dusty Hill of ZZTop, Don Everly of The Everly Brothers, and Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones.

Also, Rest in Peace Michael Nader of Dynasty and All My Children and Ed Asner of The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Lou Grant.

So many times that I have tried to avoid writing a celebrity death in the blog lately, but I couldn’t resist once again. I have written so many celebrity deaths in recent years. Some were very tragic. At least some of them had a very long life (Ed Asner was 91).

At least, I took the time to head up to Maine earlier this month to relax at Old Orchard Beach, despite the heatwave.

Grew up watching them and listening to them on the radio. I have seen the Rolling Stones at least 4 times, ZZTop 3 times, and the Everly Brothers twice. Great concerts. I watched the reruns of Mary Tyler Moore Show many times, and I grew up watching Dynasty and loved watching Michael Nader appear on All My Children during the 1990s.

I have been thinking about a lot of things. This pandemic with its Delta Variant just rages on while this country is always arguing over how this country should be. Will everything be normal once again? I have heard that the pandemic might go on for several years.

At least, our longest war is over. it had to stop. Of course, there are still others who want to get out of Afghanistan. No one said that it was going to be easy. Rest in peace to the 13 military people who were killed in last Friday’s terrorist attack.

This is more of an editorial than a blog post with pictures and YouTube videos.

My Deceased Brother Alfred Would Have Been 60 Today

Happy 60th Birthday in Heaven, Alfred! July 13, 1961 – June 19, 1980

He’s been there for more than 41 years. It’s still hard to comprehend his death, and it devastated my family, especially my own mother. I do wonder how he would have reacted if he were still alive at the time when I was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome (an autism spectrum disorder) back in 2002. During my childhood, no one around his age (he was only 3 three years older than me) had no idea that I was an undiagnosed autistic child. Some of his friends had younger siblings around my age ,and they bullied me.

For some weird reason, no one hated Alfred at school. It seems that they gave him a free pass while a lot of students in school gave me a hard time.

It was unfair, but the biggest unfair was Alfred’s death due to a head injury he suffered from a car accident.

Peace & Love!

Happy 81st Birthday, Ringo Starr! (Born: Richard Starkey)

Ringo wants peace and love today. So I titled this blog post “Peace & Love”

Btw, he used to be in a band called the Beatles.

Enjoy you day, Ringo!

You’re 16!
Photograph!
Yellow Submarine
Octopus’s Garden
Boys

Belated Happy Birthday to Paul

Happy 79th Birthday, Sir Paul McCartney!

So last Friday was his birthday and I forgot to post it on my blog. I have been preoccupied with other things this past weekend. Hope you had a great time, Paul.

Maybe I’m Amazed!
Silly Love Songs
My Brave Face
Chris Farley Interviews Paul McCartney!
And I Love Her (From A Hard Day’s Night) by the Beatles

Happy Birthday, Dean!

Happy Birthday, Dean Martin! (June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) One of my favorite singers is celebrating his 104th birthday in Heaven. We miss you, Dean!

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Mexican Independence Day!

I can think of 2 songs to celebrate this day!

I used to play this song a lot when I was a DJ during the 1980s!

There’s also this song by Ritchie Valens!

Happy 85th B-Day in Heaven, Roy!

Happy 85th Birthday, Roy Orbison! (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988)

Trivia: The movie Roy tells Dick Clark about was Roy’s only one movie he starred in The Fastest Guitar Alive. Sadly, it didn’t do well at the box office.