Jim Croce – I Got a Name…

One of my favorite song writers while a teen back in school. He lived in a farmhouse overlooking the Brandywine River,  with his wife, Ingrid, from 1970 to 1972. There he wrote  the hits “Time in a Bottle” and “Photographs and Memories” and “Operator,” and “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown,” and “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim”. Oddly, as fate would have it – I live 5 minutes from this farmhouse, and have driven past it many times…

“Like the fool I am and I’ll always be
I got a dream, I got a dream
They can change their minds but they can’t change me
I got a dream, I got a dream
Oh, I know I could share it if you’d want me to
If you’re goin’ my way, I’ll go with you…”

The squirrel can smell seeds 4-5 inches below snow…

When the big bang
happened, all the atoms in
the universe, they were all smashed
together into one little dot that exploded
outward. So my atoms and your atoms were
certainly together then, and, who knows, probably
smashed together several times in the last 13.7 billion
years. So my atoms have known your atoms and
they’ve always known your atoms. My atoms
have always loved your atoms.
– Ian (I Origins)