Jim Guittard’s Place

Letter To Dallas Morning News

Posted in Life by guittard on February 28, 2009

America is rather silly right now. More and more news is negative about the crisis at hand. Where are the positive stories about good news. All we hear is bad and slanted toward going deeper and deeper down. Let’s write some positive stuff. It is funny that my having spent two years abroad as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bulgaria isn’t worth mentioning. Many papers that I have contacted have turned down the story.

Seems that greed and money is the only thing that is important to write about these days. There are a lot of hardworking, sacrificing people out there that need notice. And I am writing to toot my own horn maybe. I taught in rough school in Pernik, Bulgaria for two years getting paid less than $400 a month. I returned to America just last November and like everybody else I am also looking for a job. I have seen how the world views America and it is not so positive. We need to do our part and get back to hard work in whatever it is.

I think America is obsessed with money and careers. You know what? It doesn’t matter so much the career that one takes if there is passion and purpose behind it. If you want to be a street sweeper then go for it. There is respect in working hard and not just collecting hand out and doing nothing.

Jim Guittard
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Bulgaria
Dallas, Texas

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The Sun Shines Today Tablature

Posted in Music by guittard on July 19, 2008
The Sun Shines Today
Intro

D	Bm	C	G 	2X

A		A4		2x

D		Bm
Push on through.
C		G
You know it ain't true.
D		Bm
Just keep it up.
C		G	A	A4
Drink from the cup.

D		Bm
No matter what they say,
C		G
The sun shines today.
D		Bm
Keep up the lovely art.
C		G	A	A4
Avoid the fiery dart.

A		A4
Nothing's very solid.
A		A4
It's all a bit spotted.
A		A4
Your treasure chest may disappear.
A		A4
It could be very near.
A		A4

D		Bm
What's the answer?
C		G
Avoid the big cancer.
D		Bm
Do what's fun.
C		G	A	A4
It has all begun.

D		Bm
Money can't guide you.
C		G
Only what is true.
D		Bm
Live by the wisdom.
C		G	A	A4
This isn't dumb.

A		A4
Nothing's very solid.
A		A4
It's all a bit spotted.
A		A4
Your treasure chest may disappear.
A		A4
It could be very near.
A		A4	2x

D		Bm
Push on through.
C		G
You know it ain't true.
D		Bm
Just keep it up.
C		G	A	A4
Drink from the cup.

A		A4	2x

A		A4
Nothing's very solid.
A		A4
It's all a bit spotted.
A		A4
Your treasure chest may disappear.
A		A4
It could be very near.

A		A4
Nothing's very solid.
A		A4
It's all a bit spotted.
A		A4
Your treasure chest may disappear.
A		A4
It could be very near.
A		A4

Outro (Slow)
D		Bm

C		G

A

Words and Music by Jim Guittard 2008

The Sun Shines Today