This is the web site of Rob Batten, formerly of Wadesboro, Concord and Charlotte, North Carolina and currently (until later this year) of Wilmington, NC.
Contact me | Archived revisions of this page | Site updated: 25 April 2016
Time heals the wounds no one can see...
While on the subject of time, I want to note that I created my first web page twenty years ago... more from my October 2015 site re-launch
Can you imagine...?
...See what you see for yourself, till your heart is open wide,
Wish what you wish for yourself, and you find it there,
And you believe it.
6 April 2016
On election day, I stay home. I don't vote... Two reasons I don't vote: First of all, it's meaningless. This country was bought and sold and paid for a long time ago... Secondly, I don't vote because I believe if you vote, you have no right to complain. People like to twist that around, I know. They say "Well, if you don't vote you have no right to complain" but where's the logic in that? If you vote, and you elect dishonest incompetent people and they get into office and screw everything up, well you are responsible for what they have done. You caused the problem. You voted them in. You have no right to complain. I, on the other hand, who did not vote, who in fact did not even leave the house on election day, am in no way responsible for what these people have done and have every right to complain as loud as I want about the mess you created that I had nothing to do with. So I know that a little later on this year you're gonna have another one of those really swell presidential elections that you like so much. You'll enjoy yourselves, it'll be a lot of fun. I'm sure as soon as the election is over, your country will improve immediately.
- George Carlin (1937-2008)
25 April 2016
...ageless and timeless, your spirit is free...
4 March 1948 - 27 June 2015
pre-concert tribute 23 August 2015