Monday, October 9, 2017

Monday's Music Moves Me: Autumn Songs

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Hello everybody. As usual, at this time of year, I become the crypt keeper during October. I usually have some theme related to Halloween. You can catch me here READING AUTHORS for some spooky reviews and some giveaways too.

It has been a long time since I played some tunes for Monday's Music. Today, Marie and her musical gals, are spinning the tunes about Autumn. That works for Halloween themes.



Hmm...I wonder what I could come up with. Let's see...

First up: This song and singer are new to me. He sings about November and it turning cold. It is a somewhat haunting song.

Next up: I always love me some John Coltrane. He is not spooky but boy, I love his sound. Here he serenades us into Autumn bliss.



Finally: I love the changes that always take place during the Fall. Singer, Ella Fitzgerald sings about Autumn in NY. You may recognize the great trumpeter and singer, Louis Armstrong, who accompanies her.


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~Michelle

Friday, September 22, 2017

Are you there? I am here!

HELLO!!!! Do you see my blog here? If so, please leave me a comment. I need to know if I need to do some adjustments or if folks just do not want to read my dribble anymore.

 Be back soon. Michelle

Thursday, September 14, 2017

September Awareness & Memory...

In memory of Jon Jon:



If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741.


In memory of Dawson:



For my sister-in-law, Judith, whose mother does not remember her:





Thursday, September 7, 2017

About Ants Part 2...12 Lessons

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I kept thinking about the ants that I mentioned in my last blog. They truly are fascinating if you watch them. One day I watched this ant pick up a leaf 10 times the size of his body and took it across the land to the colony. Amazing!

I came across this video that highlights 12 lessons you can learn from ants. Think about them and give me a comment.



Until next time...peace,
Michelle

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

About Hard Work and Working Together

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Most times when I see ants, I find them to be quite annoying. Here in Arizona, depending on where you live, they get into your house and never leave. My Mom's area has this problem. Thankfully, I do not.

However, have you ever watched ants work? I was watching a colony while I was waiting for the bus one day. I decided to give them a treat and dropped a gummy candy on the ground and waited.
It was not long before one of these tiny ants made a bee line for the candy goodness.

I watched as he tried to push the thing across the landscape to the hole that I could only assume was where the queen ant was waiting. He tried but did not get very far.

The next thing I know, like osmosis, a zillion ants made their way to where he was and ripped off tiny pieces to carry off. Then...it was gone! The work done there and moved to another area.

I simply was amazed at the working together.

I wonder, why we cannot do that all the time...that is, work together to get things done without fuss or fight. Hmm...



Peace out...
Michelle



Monday, September 4, 2017

In Memory of Jerry Lewis and the Labor Day Telethon

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Here it is almost the end of Labor Day in the states. For years this meant me being semi-attached to a TV watching the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon hosted by Jerry Lewis. I simply could not help myself. I loved his movies and I loved him.

I was such a fan that I even once wrote him hoping some day to meet him in person. Yeah, I was that enthralled!

He was just as much a part of Labor Day for me than any bbq I actually attended. He was a hero to me and a hero to so many children and adults with MD. Even when 911 happened, he was amazing and still raised the funds BUT helped promote raising funds for another charity that was helping with that awful event. He knew too that the USA needed him to say something and he did. It was classy and the country responded.

I cannot even fathom now the millions of dollars he helped MDA raise over the years that he was the host.
And then...

He wasn't. After he left as host, I left too and my donations with it. Maybe that is something I should not admit, but I did. (For the record, I donate to others) I know what has been said and I know he was not in good health and all of that BUT he was the face of MDA and my childhood.

I think the world lost another great this year and that truly makes me sad.

Peace out...
Michelle

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Sunday Electronics Day Off

This is a prepost.
Last Sunday I began a month peace long experiment to turn off electronics on Sundays. The purpose mostly to escape the negativity that has been happening. I do need a little peace in my life.
Since this is my day off from the electronics, I will see you on Monday.

Peace out...
Michelle