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poetry http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/poetry.htm;

quotations http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/quotations.htm; and

essays written by Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/articles/articles_larry_blakeley.htm,

all of which are used to tell the story in this Web site, can be accessed by going to each respective link set out above.

My son, Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/larryblakeley_photos_jpeg.htm manages this Web site and the following Web sites:

Larry Blakeley (Contact Info: larry at larryblakeley.com)

Leslie (Blakeley) Adkins - my granddaughter

Lori Ann Blakeley (June 20, 1985 - May 4, 2005) - my granddaughter

Evan Blakeley- my grandson

Major Roy James Blakeley (December 10, 1928 - July 22, 1965) - USAF (KIA)

When I was young my dad would say
Come on son let's go out and play

No matter how hard I try
No matter how many tears I cry
No matter how many years go by
I still can't say goodbye

- "I Still Can't Say Goodbye," Performer: Chet Atkins

MP3 audio file/lyrics http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/still_cant_say_goodbye.htm

For a larger image click on the photograph.

"Very simply, what happens when you put good people in an evil place? Does the goodness of the people overwhelm the evil or does the system corrupt good people? And the answer we found was very simple. And the answer we found in that study has been replicated a number of times in other research I've done and research social psychologists have done; that when you have a system of evil--and I can describe that very briefly--that the majority of good people succumb, give in, comply, conform, are blindly obedient to authority--good boys in our study became sadistic guards; that it's not everyone, but the problem is the majority of people give in to these situational forces." - "Interview: Philip Zimbardo discusses a 1971 psychology experiment done on prison guards," Neal Conan, National Public Radio (NPR) http://www.npr.org, 4 May, 2004 (1,937 words - full version)

HTML http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/interviews/philip_zimbardo_interview20040504.htm

Text http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/interviews/philip_zimbardo_interview20040504.txt

Post Date: September 9, 2004 at 7:10 AM CDT; 1210 GMT


"In the 1970s, a controversial new theory called rational expectations swept through the economics profession. You, Robert Lucas and Neil Wallace were the primary architects of this new school of thought. What was the essence of that thinking?" - David Levy, The Region, a Banking and Policy Issues Magazine published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Federal Reserve Bank of Minneaplis.

"The basic idea is this. In lots of economic situations, we want to study people who have the problem of making decisions now based on things that they expect will happen in the future. An example would be a business firm that has to make investment plans now, say purchase and design a new plant now which isn't going to be producing output until the future. So the firm has to forecast the prices it's going to sell at in the future. It also has to forecast what competitive products are going to be around. It has to forecast the prices of the inputs it uses that are complementary with their capital, and so on. Thus, one of the big jobs of business is to forecast the future. Economists want to study what business does and to have some principle for understanding how business or consumers or any economic agent forecasts. Rational expectations assumes that people use all the information they have as well as they can. This is just an application of the economist's general perspective in analyzing people's choices. We assume that people do the best that they can, that they behave in their own interests." - "Interview with Thomas J. Sargent http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/experts/thomas_sargent/thomas_sargent.htm," David Levy, "The Region," Federal Reserve Bank of Minneaplis http://minneapolisfed.org/, December, 1989. The Region http://minneapolisfed.org/pubs/region/index.cfm is a Banking and Policy Issues Magazine published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Federal Reserve Bank of Minneaplis.


"My argument is that victimization has become the currency of power for every group that's seeking redress from the larger society--women, Hispanics, Asians, blacks, and so forth. The power of those groups is grounded in victimization.... - Shelby Steele, author of "The Content of Our Character: A New Vision of Race in America," Shelby Steele, St. Martin's Press, "Shelby Steele talks about his opposition to affirmative action, his upbringing, and his hopes for black Americans," Interview by Peter Robinson, Hoover Digest Selections, http://www-hoover.stanford.edu/publications/selections/962/steele.html, 1996 No. 2, The Hoover Institute, http://www-hoover.stanford.edu/


"The people who run record companies now wouldn't know a song if it flew up their nose and died. They haven't a clue, and they don't care. You tell them that, and they go, "Yeah? So, your point is?" Because they don't give a s---. They don't care. They're actually sort of proud that they don't care.....The current ethos in the United States of America is all to do with surface and nothing to do with substance.....It doesn't matter that Britney Spears has nothing to say and is about as deep as a birdbath. It matters that she has cute tits, and that's all that matters.....Crosby's rule number one, axiom: the bigger a company gets, the less it gives a damn about you. Okay? Crosbo wise. There's a lot of cheating and lying and stealing that goes on in any major business. And the music business is no exception at all." - David Crosby, "The Way the Music Died," Frontline interview, May 27, 2004, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/music/interviews/crosby.html

- "Interview with David Crosby" Rolling Stone, July 23rd, 1970.
MP3 audio file/lyrics at http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/david_crosby/crosby_david_rolling_stone.htm


"Deep change assumes that one person can change the larger system or organization in which he or she exists. … When we have successfully experienced a deep change, it inspires us to encourage others to undergo a similar experience. We are all potential change agents. As we discipline our talents, we deepen our perceptions about what is possible. … We must continually choose between deep change or slow death." - "Change: It's a matter of life or slow death," Interview with Robert Quinn, By Dennis Sparks, Journal of Staff Development, Fall 2001 (Vol. 22, No. 4)


"We had all of our lives practised our instruments. I practised my violin since I was five-and-a-half years old. Threw it down at thirteen. Saw Elvis on TV, discovered Rock 'n Roll, picked up a guitar and didn't practice half-an-hour-a-day--I practiced seven and eight hours a day. I started flunking school. I was eating this up. This music was incredible. I couldn't get enough. I would stay up all night long. I had a little radio, I mentioned this in Prairie Town. I had this little radio and music came from Chicago... I listened to Wolfman Jack. In Winnipeg, which was the top of the Plains, I didn't even need an aerial, I'd just put my hand on top of it (and I had a metal bed--maybe I was the aerial, I don't know). I would get these stations! I would get KOMA in Oaklahoma City. I would get WNOE in New Orleans, all on this little radio in Winnipeg.

I listened to it all night long. I never slept for three or four years when I discovered Rock 'n Roll. I'd sleep very little. I'd fall asleep at four or five in the morning and get up at eight and go to school and say to the other kids, "Did you hear that music last night?"

And there were other guys like me. Gary Peterson being one. We would listen to the same stations. We wanted that music." http://wcmr.com/rcb2.htm - Interview with Randy Bachman (Guess Who/Bachman Turner Overdrive), by West Coast Music Review, http://wcmr.com/rcb1.htm


Alvin Toffler, Wired interview Shock Wave (Anti) Warrior by Edward Swartz, Issue No. 1.05, February, 199