Of course all the links I provide are informative, entertaining, and maybe even stuff you didn’t know about; but the internet is huge and it’s difficult to find really cool stuff apart from nonsense, hype, misplace certainty where none is warranted; but these are a few of my favorites. Continue Reading
Songs and singing are very cool. I enjoy both. And I have found out over the years, sometimes on purpose, sometimes because I knew it already, and sometimes by stumbling upon stuff, that a lot of songs are actually other songs. And now I keep my eyes open for those instances and here are a bunch of them. Continue Reading
Auld Lang Syne
It’s Christmas eve and a wonderful time it is this year! We got off at lunch today at work, certainly a pleasant surprise as I work in a very small company, we’re behind the eight-ball as usual; but before lunch the boss called us in and sent us all home. So I took some local photos of the season:
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I saw from the beach, when the morning was shining,
A bark o’er the waters move gloriously on;
I came when the sun from that beach was declining,
The bark was still there, but the waters were gone.
And such is the fate of our life’s early promise,
So passing the spring-tide of joy we have known;
Each wave, that we danc’d on at morning, ebbs from us.
And leaves us, at eve, on the bleak shore alone.
Ne’re tell me of glories, serenely adorning
The close of our day, the calm eve of our night; –
Give me back, give me back the wild freshness of Morning,
Her clouds and her tears are worth Evening’s best light.
Occupation: Poet, singer, songwriter, entertainer
…”it was as a poet, translator, balladeer and singer that he found fame. His work soon became immensely popular and included The Harp That Once Through Tara’s Halls, Believe Me, if All Those Endearing Young Charms, The Meeting of the Waters and many other specimen from his collections of Irish Melodies.”
All over the internet sites are featuring their “best of” sites and I have blundered into a few I personally think are pretty cool. Continue Reading
Is it starting to get to you yet? If not, it will. The Holiday Rush! It just started hitting me this week – had to work at work on Saturday, did 12 hours today, driving home, of course it’s dark, it’s December 16th in the Northern Hemisphere. Accidents on the Freeway all the way home, plenty still to do tonight…got a big party at work on Friday; later that night a big party at my place; Sunday a show we are producing at a local church. Yeah. The Rush. The Holiday Rush. Continue Reading