Patti and I are currently deeply involved in reading books. We read them aloud to each other. We take turns, depending on how each of us feel at our various, non-scripted, ‘reading times’.

First, we read the incredible spiritual book, ‘Breakfast with Buddha’ by Roland Merullo.

That ‘read’ took us immediately into a followup sequel, ‘Lunch with Buddha’ an equally intense and another amazing spiritual book.*

*Yes indeed ‘Zilla. There is a third sequel titled : ‘Dinner with Buddha’

Yes indeed ‘Zilla. We have this third book also.

Of course, ‘in the mix’ we also read together ..

We read ‘Turn Around Bright Eyes’ in a Kindle edition and then followed up with some reading of it in hard cover form. This vividly showed me, a total newcomer to Kindle books, the radical difference between these two forms of reading.

A hard cover (or paperback) book you can browse and peruse at your will by flipping forward or backward with great ease.

This is simply not the case at all with a Kindle book. YES you can go forward and YES you can go backward but you do so either one-page-at-a-time or go back to the table of contents, select a chapter, go to the chapter and do the one-page-at-a-time ‘fire drill’.

You can take a regular book, open it to a page, and read forward a line or two at a time moving rapidly forward through the pages to capture the feel and meaning of pages you had already read so as to refresh yourself of what you think you remember reading. At our ages, we sometimes need a little refresher as to what we read yesterday or maybe last week.

To make matters worse, and to confuse us further, Patti’s Kindle did not come from with any written instructions. I suppose we could contact and ask if the instructions are on-line somewhere.

This is, after all, an honest program. YES indeed, all of this reading has set me behind in my attempts to keep my websites, more or less, up to date.

I have published a blogspot Post titled : NOV 22, 17 .. IRON MOUNTAIN, MICHIGAN. BATS IN THE BELFRY.


Patti, the instigator of the Buddha books..

Cap, the instigator of ‘Turn Around Bright Eyes’..


The question Danny will come at the very bottom of this Post. 

Danny, this Post is about an amazing-to-me song.

It was released in 1983 and went to number one on the popular music charts in a number of countries.

‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ was sung by a female Welch vocalist named Bonnie Tyler.

For any of the rest of you reading this Post who may be interested, below is a link to its history.

Below is a link to youtube if you want to hear it.

Back in 1983, I was spending a lot of time on the road driving from San Francisco, where I was working and living, to various hydroelectric projects in Northern California. To pass the time on my up to four hour motor trips, I listened to the radio.

The first time I heard this song I was captivated. I could not hear it enough times. To this day I remain captivated by it.

Some of the lyrics are below :

Turn Around, every now and then I get a little bit lonely
And you’re never coming round
Turn Around, every now and then I get a little bit tired
Of listening to the sound of my tears
Turn Around, every now and then I get a little bit nervous
That the best of all the years have gone by
Turn Around, every now and then I get a little bit terrified
And then I see the look in your eyes
Turn Around bright eyes, but every now and then I fall apart
Turn Around bright eyes, every now and then I fall apart
And I need you now tonight
And I need you more than ever
And if you only hold me tight
We’ll be holding on forever
And we’ll only be making it right
‘Cause we’ll never be wrong together
We can take it to the end of the line
Your love is like a shadow on me all of the time (all of the time)
I don’t know what to do and I’m always in the dark
We’re living in a powder keg and giving off sparks
I really need you tonight
Forever’s gonna start tonight
Forever’s gonna start tonight
Once upon a time I was falling in love
But now I’m only falling apart
And there’s nothing I can do
A total eclipse of the heart
Once upon a time there was light in my life
But now there’s only love in the dark
Nothing I can say
A total eclipse of the heart
Turn Around bright eyes, every now and then I fall apart
Turn Around bright eyes, every now and then I fall apart

You will notice that I have high-lighted four words in the above lyrics.

Turn Around bright eyes..

This past November the 2nd, Patti and I boarded a flight in Detroit heading to Seattle and onward up to Anchorage here in Alaska.

Turn Around bright eyes..

I was sitting on the aisle, just letting my mind drift.

Turn Around bright eyes..

I casually looked up the aisle towards the front of the plane. I noticed a man sitting on the other side of the aisle one row ahead of me reading a book.

Turn Around bright eyes..

Then I glimpsed the title of his book. I was stunned. I waited a few minutes to be sure the title I was seeing was indeed the title of his book.

The title of his book was TURN AROUND BRIGHT EYES.

I got up and, approaching him, I asked him if he was familiar with Bonnie Tyler’s hit song, ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’. He smiled and said, “I sure am. The first chapter of this book is about the song.”

On the spot I vowed that Patti and I would get, and read, the book.

And we did just that. It turns out the book is about Karaoke singing and the entire Karaoke scene, something we have absolutely no feeling for.

So here is our question :

Danny are you familiar with, have you experience with, the Karaoke scene? If so what are your thoughts about it? 

Smiles from Patti and from Cap

Of Course ..

Anyone reading this Post may comment on the Karaoke Scene if you so desire.