Free Forum Friday July 29th Edition

The hyperbole is getting deep in DC as the debt ceiling deadline looms next week. Everyone is pretty much on board with the idea that our politicians are playing games. Not many Americans are happy about it either.

In the Music world, another tortured soul joined the ‘twenty-seven club’; so-named because of the statistical anomaly for musicians who die by non-natural causes at that age. Amy Winehouse was found dead in her apartment of an overdose and joins the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Robert Johnson, and others in the club. Her long struggle with addiction is well known and her death does not surprise many but it is always sad to see artistic creativity succumb to substance abuse before they can ever fully reach their potential.

It’s Friday. What’s on your mind?

Free Forum Fridays are an open discussion where commenters are invited to bring up topics that may not have been covered in the previous week. Got something on your mind? Throw your opinion out there.

About Mr. Universe

Mr. Universe is a musician/songwriter and an ex-patriot of the south. He currently lives and teaches at a University in the Pacific Northwest. He is a long distance hiker who has hiked the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. He is also an author and woodworker. An outspoken political voice, he takes a decidedly liberal stance in politics.
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