Get Up and Ride Again


For some of us, life is hard, then it gets harder. Encouraging or optimistic acquaintances remind us that Things could get worse, as if that was a bona fide cheer-up thought. Sometimes the onslaught of negative news just gets overwhelming. It’s then that I listen to the late Sonny Chillingworth, one of the greatest Hawaiian slack key guitarists, sing an old paniolo (Hawaiian for cowboy) standard about a cowboy who is hurt when his pony stumbles on crusty lava and throws him ...

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