Sunday, September 30, 2018

Night Music ~ Cher - One of Us [Official HD Audio]


"Were I to be the founder of a new sect,
I would call them Apiarians, and, after the example of the bee,
advise them to extract the honey of every sect."  
- Thomas Jefferson

'Why do you go away? So that you can come back.
So that you can see the place you came
from with new eyes and extra colors.
And the people there see you differently, too.
Coming back to where you started is not
the same as never leaving."
~Terry Pratchett (1948-2015

It is by character and not by intellect the world is won.
-Evelyn Beatrice Hall, biographer (28 Sep 1868-1956)

"You wake from dreams of doom and --for a moment--
you know: beyond all the noise and the gestures,
the only real thing, love's calm unwavering flame
in the half-light of an early dawn."
~Dag Hammarskjold (1905-1961)

To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.
-Samuel Johnson, lexicographer (18 Sep 1709-1784)

"Twilight - a time of pause when nature changes her guard.
All living things would fade and die from too much light
or too much dark, if twilight were not."
~Howard Thurman (1899-1981)

"Teach us to care and not to care
Teach us to sit still."
~T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality,
tied in a single garment of destiny.
Whatever affects one directly,
affects all indirectly.”
Martin Luther King

- "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
~ Margaret Mead

Friday, September 28, 2018

Night Music ~ Willie Nelson Performs 'Summer Wind'

Found For Friday

Once an ancient Roman farmer went for a hike in the woods and found a berry bush growing there. It was a variety that he had never seen before, and the berries were very good, so he took it back home to put on his patio.

A neighbor suggested that it might be valuable, and he should have it appraised, so he arranged that. About an hour later, there came a knock on his door. Opening it, he found a man in a toga, and another in armor and carrying a sword. The farmer asked, "Have you come to appraise my berry bush?"

The man in the toga said, "I come to seize your berry, not to appraise it."

Thursday, September 27, 2018

NIGHT MUSIC ~ The Very Thought Of You

Throwback Thursday

These were the Officers of Arcadia Lodge #249 when I was Master of the Lodge.
Left to right - First Row
Ed Powers, Mike Smith, Dan Shaffer, Fred Schneider, Adel Throckmorton, Oliver Boyington
Second Row
Red Dale, Steve Westvold, Me (Jay Simser) Hugh Hossle, Sabin Nichols

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Night Music ~ Camille Saint-Saëns - La danse macabre

Tuesday Poem

I Have No Doubt That

I have no doubt that it is global warming that is contributing to the strength of recent hurricanes.
I have no doubt that there is global warming.
I have no doubt that our wasteful way of living has contributed to the speeding up of the situation.
I have no doubt that ignoring the plight of the poorest of those in our world
(just ONE world no more)
to pander to the business of the few is evil.
I have no doubt that the rape of our lands will eventually destroy the very world in which we live.
I have no doubt that our world can be a good place to live – for the rich, the few.
I have no doubt that the religions of Jesus has been hijacked by self-righteous prigs who DO NOT understand what he meant when he said, “I have come that they might have life more abundantly.”

I have no doubt that there is no place to move. Our fragile planet is all we have.

I also have no doubt that if mankind wants to they can come together and use their collective knowledge to solve the problems we have caused.

When we take self-interest out of our reasoning
And put in sincere compassion and self sacrifice into the mix
When we look to the interest of all mankind and not just a few
And tolerate no exploitation of anyone ANYWHERE!

When we sit down together with our fellows and realize that everyone has the right to a good life, and then work toward solutions to our problems, not worrying about religious beliefs and how to please God-in-the sky and worry instead about how to bring the best life for everyone within the limited resources which we have.

I have no doubt that we can become the solution instead of the problem.

Sometime I just get frustrated with the politicians and their pat answers and ignoring the problems which need solving and could  be solved that I need to write a "therapy" poem.  This is one of them.

I do not remember when I wrote this poem.  I think it was probably in the 1980's.  No matter it still seems to be still worth a read.  I guess we haven't gone as we should.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Night Music ~ The Temptations Papa Was A Rolling Stone 1972 Single Version

Todd's Blogging

Here are this week's pictures.  The best way to see them is to click on the first one and then click on each on in turn to see them.  

 Cleaning the tray.


 Here us another view,


 And we checked around on the back porch. Then we came back.

Thanks to stopping to see us,