Ch ch ch ch annnges….

Group effort today- what changes will occur to our society by year one AV (After Virus)?

I will throw a few out to get it started….... [Read More]

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Country Dance

I was looking around on YouTube for a version of Thomas Campion’s I Care Not for These Ladies, a slightly bawdy sixteenth century lute song. Instead, I came across the channel for an English country dance group in Omaha. Their purpose is to provide “… family friendly social events for our community.” You can’t help but notice how much fun they’re having. Just watching them dancing to the Scottish country dance Gypsy Girl’s Headscarf made me a little happier. They’re clearly having fun.

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Lesbians Riot Over Immigrants

Lesbos Island (Greece) (AFP) – Greek riot police on Tuesday fired tear gas to disperse angry locals on the islands of Lesbos and Chios protesting against the planned construction of controversial new migrant camps.

Sappho could not be reached for comment. Her publisher responded, paradoxically, with... [Read More]

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Evening Music

The current state of affairs in the US, and in the West generally, is bringing me down. The last stanza of Paul Simon’s American Tune is especially poignant:

We come on the ship they call the Mayflower
We come on the ship that sailed the moon
We come in the age’s most uncertain hours
and sing an American tune
Oh, and it’s alright, it’s alright, it’s alright
You can’t be forever blessed
Still, tomorrow’s going to be another working day
And I’m trying to get some rest
That’s all I’m trying to get some rest... [Read More]

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For Hypatia

Something I stumbled upon.  I think you like this sort of thing so I am passing it on… (Hopefully all my “text” editing will carry through the posting.)(nope, it just bumbled it all together…)

The Train of Life
At birth we boarded the train and met our parents,
and we believe they will always travel on our side.

However, at some station
our parents will step down from the train,
leaving us on this journey alone.

As time goes by,
other people will board the train;
and they will be significant
i.e. our siblings, friends, children,
and even the love of your life.

Many will step down
and leave a permanent vacuum.
Others will go so unnoticed
that we don’t realize
they vacated their seats.

This train ride will be full of joy,
sorrow, fantasy, expectations,
hellos, goodbyes, and farewells.

Success consists of having a good relationship
with all passengers
requiring that we give the best of ourselves.

The mystery to everyone is:
We do not know at which station
we ourselves will step down.

So, we must live in the best way,
love, forgive, and offer the best of who we are.
It is important to do this
because when the time comes for us to step down
and leave our seats empty
we should leave behind beautiful memories
for those who will continue to travel on the train of life.

I wish you a joyful journey on the train of life.
Reap success and give lots of love.
Lastly, I thank you
for being one of the passengers on my train.

(By the way, I am not planning to get off the train anytime soon
but if I do, just remember I am glad you were part of my journey.)

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An Ode to Kent Hance

Who is this Kent Hance of whom I speak? He is the former Chancellor of the Texas Tech University System, a former congressman from West Texas, and the man who destroyed Texas Tech football when he fired the legendary Mike Leach in December 2009. Herewith, my poem (with apologies to Percy Bysshe Shelley):

Hanceymandias... [Read More]

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