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160 days ago 16 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
Thank you Gotham for a wonderful 12 years.   One for My Gotham It's quarter to threeThere's no one in the place 'cept you and meSo set 'em' up joeI got a little story I think you oughtta know We're drinking my friendTo the end of a brief episodeSo make it one for my babyAnd one more for the road I know the routinePut another nickel in that there machineI'm feeling so badWon't you make the music easy and sad I could tell you a lotBut you gotta to be true to your codeSo make...
167 days ago 2 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
ON DECEMBER 5, 1955, FOUR days after Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a segregated city bus, a community meeting was held at the Holt Street Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Thousands of black citizens gathered to hear about the proposed bus boycott, filling every inch of the church’s sanctuary, balcony, and basement auditorium. Loudspeakers were set up to accommodate the overflow, which extended for three blocks in each direction.   “There co...
174 days ago 10 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
So, we've started another glorious year. I've only the one resolution, to be kinder to myself and whoever I come across in the wonderful world of ours. Now that its January 2nd, how do you keep the momentum of a fresh start going? I meditate, surround myself with kind people and do my best to stay in the present. And, of course, gratitude, gratitude, gratitude. In my circle, there have been births and deaths, loss and gain, LOVE and not so loving. I've survived and thrived...
181 days ago 8 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
From daily newspaper The Sun, 1897: Dear Editor— I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus? Virginia O'Hanlon115 West Ninety Fifth Street Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their litt...
188 days ago 4 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
This is my last blog before December 25th and I'm a bit under the weather so I thought I would share some GREAT seasonal writing... "A merry Christmas, Bob!”, said Scrooge, with an earnestness that could not be mistaken, as he clapped him on the back. “A merrier Christmas, Bob, my good fellow, than I have given you, for many a year! I’ll raise your salary, and endeavour to assist your struggling family, and we will discuss your affairs this very afternoon, over a Christmas bo...
195 days ago 8 comments Categories: Politics Tags: Giving, Receiving, Bible, Charity Navigator
Giving-- According to Charity Navigator (THE charity assessment organization): Total giving to charitable organizations was $410.02 billion in 2017 (2.1% of GDP). Giving has increased in current dollars every year since 1977, with the exception of three years that saw declines: 1987, 2008 and 2009. As in previous years, the majority of that giving came from individuals. Specifically, individuals gave $286.65 billion, accounting for 70% of all giving and representing a 3.0% in...
195 days ago 0 comments Categories: Politics Tags: Giving, Receiving, Bible, Charity Navigator
Giving-- According to Charity Navigator (THE charity assessment organization): Total giving to charitable organizations was $410.02 billion in 2017 (2.1% of GDP). Giving has increased in current dollars every year since 1977, with the exception of three years that saw declines: 1987, 2008 and 2009. As in previous years, the majority of that giving came from individuals. Specifically, individuals gave $286.65 billion, accounting for 70% of all giving and representing a 3.0% in...
202 days ago 10 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
Another woman who deserves more attention than she has thusfar received. From the NY Times: Amrita Sher-Gil, a pioneer of modern Indian art, used her paintbrush to depict the daily lives of Indian women in the 1930s, often revealing a sense of their loneliness and even hopelessness. She painted women going to the market, women at a wedding, women at home. Sometimes she showed women bonding with other women. At times the worksseemed to convey a sense of silent resolve. It w...
209 days ago 8 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to just go somewhere and have all your needs taken care of? To be free to just BE? Well, thats exactly what I'm doing this week. Free to just do whatever I feel like. I have ventured to Kripalu to have this adventure of self discovery. Here they have great food of all kinds, great classes and tons of yoga for all levels (not so much my thing). They have a meditation room, reading room, cafe - all phones are on SILENT- tons of gr...
216 days ago 8 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
As you read this you will be thinking more and more about tomorrow, Turkey Day, Thanksgiving. I enjoy any holiday, but what makes this special for me is that it is my anniversary of commitiment to my lovely bride, Sheilagh Weymouth. 31 years together. Newcomers compared to Fred the K, but almost half my life. Whatever you do, whomever you're with, enjoy these moments, we may never pass this way again.     This is for Corey: What kind of music did the pilgrims like? Plymouth...
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