from the bridge


Originally posted on johnpoetflanagan:

the swan is her own domain
nothing moves her
or moves against her will
the water only by permit
a grace and favour
the flow ruled by occult paddles
and primogeniture

apart

while banks droop allegiance
and branches are a parasol
she sits waiting courtship
or remembering a lover

still as this stone crossing
a white sepulchre with tower signature
and black beak of her gender

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Halloween Resources


Originally posted on Soup to Nuts:

Halloween may be one of children’s favorite holidays of the year with parents and grandparents are not be far behind! Kids certainly enjoy carved Jack-O’-Lanterns with their eerie glow. In the links below you will find: History, crafts, decorating, educational, costumes, recipes, pumpkin patters and instructions and more.

Cheap is good, free is better! It is always my endeavor to locate no-cost resources for parents but occasionally some websites will charge membership fees or subscription. Ultimately, it is the parent’s responsibility to monitor their child’s online activities.

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Costumes should not restrict the free movement of feet, legs, arms or hands. Costumes too baggy or too tight could easily tangle or trip kids.

HAVE FUN…

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Cardio Nation. I think I’m Blacklisted


Originally posted on Between Two Horizons:

You know who they are. And you know that secretly, you probably wish to be more like them. Who wouldn’t? Who wouldn’t wish to be part of the all- encompassing cardio nation…

It’s Monday morning. 7:55 a.m. Time to get to work. Time to walk up the mile+ hill which leads to my job. A beautiful, scenic route through trees and nature. Each Monday it’s the same… I haven’t made the walk over the two day weekend, my body has already begun to despise the hill. It’s all up hill. Partially steep. I walk briskly, admiring the trees, the sunrise to my right. The birds. And then it begins.

Same procedure as each passing day. The heartbeat which becomes just a little bit more intensified. Thump. Thump. Thump. The legs which feel they become heavier as the hill ascends, making it just a littletoo  uncomfortable to continue in the same…

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Cardio Nation. I think I’m Blacklisted


Originally posted on Between Two Horizons:

You know who they are. And you know that secretly, you probably wish to be more like them. Who wouldn’t? Who wouldn’t wish to be part of the all- encompassing cardio nation…

It’s Monday morning. 7:55 a.m. Time to get to work. Time to walk up the mile+ hill which leads to my job. A beautiful, scenic route through trees and nature. Each Monday it’s the same… I haven’t made the walk over the two day weekend, my body has already begun to despise the hill. It’s all up hill. Partially steep. I walk briskly, admiring the trees, the sunrise to my right. The birds. And then it begins.

Same procedure as each passing day. The heartbeat which becomes just a little bit more intensified. Thump. Thump. Thump. The legs which feel they become heavier as the hill ascends, making it just a littletoo  uncomfortable to continue in the same…

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Have You Ever Felt Overwhelmed?


IdealisticRebel:

Domestic Violence is a crime. Abusing a child is assault.

Originally posted on Blackbutterfly7:

When things happen, and are resolved, it is not as stressful as when things happen, pile up on each other, and nothing is resolved.  Since the death of Michael Brown at the hands of Darren Wilson, things have mounted and mounted.

A Black actress who kissed her White partner in public was placed in handcuffs by the Los Angeles Police, accused of being a prostitute.

A young man in Utah was killed by cops.  Witnesses say that the cops shot him in the back.  The cops say he rushed towards them with a sword.

The media promotes that bosses get into the personal business of their employees.  I’m talking about the professional athletes with domestic problems.  I’ve withheld opinion about it because this might be another test pattern that spills over into private industry.

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Music on Mondays (9-15-14)—Life is a rock, but we didn’t start the fire

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Originally posted on Russel Ray Photos:

The Music Chronicles of Russel Ray

Billy Joel hit the top of the pop charts in 1989 with “We Didn’t Start the Fire.” There are 119 places and events listed in the song, starting in 1949, when Joel was born, and ending in 1989. You can find all of them listed and explained at Wikipedia.

Blender magazine (and I don’t read Blender magazine; sourcing Wikipedia here) ranked “We Didn’t Start the Fire” No. 41 on its list of the “50 Worst Songs Ever,” stating that production was “bombastic” and that the song resembled “a term paper scribbled the night before it’s due.”

Personally, I love the song because it mixes my love of history with my love of music, and I’m a huge fan of Billy Joel.

Here’s the song, with lyrics:

At the time, I had to tell many of my younger friends that Billy Joel’s idea for a song like that was not original…

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An unplanned reunion holds magic with breathtaking scenery…


IdealisticRebel:

A delightful post.

Originally posted on JANE THORNE:

Phone 2087

Kate and I were neighbours over twenty years ago and have remained buddies ever since. The card giving her my news and latest address coincided with her holiday to my part of the world and texts flew as we arranged to meet.

Huge joyful hugs and much nattering over cups of tea gave us both time to pause for a day. We sat there on the balcony of a cafe, beside a river tumbling over rocks, and decided to spend the day together. ‘What do you fancy doing?’ queries were followed by Kate pulling out all sorts of local guide maps. My new home has so many areas to be explored and I had not really ‘twigged’ that Snowdonia National Park is less than an hour away from my front door.

Phone 2080

Kate, ever prepared, had spare walking boots and equipment in her car and with glee and happy hearts we…

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