Thursday, November 28, 2013 3:43:46 AM
Harvest is celebrated everywhere~
Festivities vary according regional crop abundance and customs of the time~
Feasting is the central theme of the holiday~
Gratitude and indulgence in the year's bounteous yield~
Hearth & Home ~ Culinary Elegance ~ Cozy Times ~ Camaraderie
Regional heritage and legends inspire theatrical reenactments~
Poetry and artistic renderings~ Sentimental & Silly
Thursday, November 22, 2012 6:00:00 AM
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We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing ~
He chastens and hastens His will to make known ~
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing ~
Sing praises to His name ~
He forgets not His own
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Thursday, August 27, 2009 6:22:16 AM
July 19 ~ 2009
Twither to Twit or Not to be a Twitter~
I’m off t’ tea da Twitter of Toz
Tookout por dat putty tat~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This trip is truly tantalizing
Saturday, April 25, 2009 12:23:23 AM
Earth Day mellows into its 40th year without losing any momentum or steam of enthusiasm~
I think more publicity and inclusion of more group art activities and games along with the informative booths could contribute greatly in raising awareness of environmental issues and the safe keeping of our planetary home
Sunday, March 16, 2008 3:00:00 AM
Made it through Flu season without getting horse;
Had chills and fatigue for a day.
Coughed quite a bit;
That’s bad as it got;
Next year I might get a shot.
Monday, October 8, 2007 7:09:47 PM
Obnoxious Refrains by Local 911-obsessed Macho Maniacs~ aka: gangsMusic Therapy Exercise for Self-awareness and Affirmation for Everybody Except Them
Complete the Lyric-
Like a boid on a wire;
Like a drunk in a midnight choir;
I have tried in my way…………
Complete the stanza once at repeated separate sessions--each time exploring different responses~ phrase completions~ based upon actual life experiences ocurring under variety of conditions sober or off-balance~ then write a paragraph or more recording thoughts and insight from one’s experiences articulating what one has “tried in my way” to accomplish or achieve.
In one session, explore at least 3 phrase completion variations.
Seated in circle-
Everyone sing the Refrain ensemble between each individual completion of the stanza.
Complete numerous rounds so each can express more than one response.
Maintain momentum and continuity with uninterrupted rhythm and meter phrase.
Allow spontaneity and improvisation of moods and expression throughout,
supported and maintained by cohesiveness of song form:
body rhythm~ clap, wave, sway, knee tap, whatever~ or percussion instruments.
Solos may be unique and varied or similar indicating empathy, confluence, agreement.
Follow exercise with discussion, observations, feedback.
These pics depict the current status of the exploits enacted by self-amused thugs and retarded delinquents. I mention their antics during the past year in various Forum threads.
I sometimes get a kick out of ‘em, even though I don’t particularly like them.
The dangling items appeared suddenly and surreptitiously over the drive way two lots down the street overnight 9-10-07;
They’re still there;
This is only a small sampling of what I photo, collect and log almost every day.
Sunday, September 23, 2007 8:43:38 PM
My garden partakes it’s seasonal tradition;The Maples are turning color and crinkling;
Clinging with the last of their might.
In October the gowns and robes will be different color and texture;
Now previewed by one or two leaves currently displaying like jewelry
Upon silken textile.
Autumn Fallees 2006 Poem-Leaves
I don’t know the name of the tree with the heart-shaped leaves;
There’s a yellow-gold toned one dangling prominently like a pendant
Of exceptional quality.
New Garden Photos
Saturday, July 7, 2007 10:44:46 PM
I have written an overview of my first year on Opera.com and after considering how I might share this important part of my experience, I think it best that I offer it on basis of responding with PMs and sending the entire paper for those who request it.
Upon completion of this paper, I realize a newsletter published 3, 4 or maybe even 6 times a year
might be a worthwhile project; the advantage of this publication being that it spares subscribers
wasting some valuable lounge surfing hours.
I'm feeling overworked, already.
8 pages, 3000 words of my typically rather heavy writing style: no filler, fluff or repetitious explanations, length arbitrarily determined by constraints of self-set time structure leaving much for further writing, always raising lots of questions. I tend toward long sentences and multi-layered phrases, so readers have to slow down and think.
Whenever possible I highlight main ideas and premises.
And I try to maintain correct usage of commas and semi-colons.
Opera Invokes and Accommodates Creativity
Blogging Through the Bog & How I Blogged During My First Year on Opera
Tightrope Tripping Thru the Threads
What are "Friends" For?
I hope you're having a most pleasant summer.
Love, and All the best!
Culturin-Mezza Independence Day Vendor
Opening (and least interesting) paragraph-Opera invokes and accommodates creativity. In theme, Opera seemed ideal for exploring what online blogging, forum exchange and exhibiting of artwork and photography entail without investing in my own website. My Space, Blogger, Face Book, AOL blogs and photo albums offer more or less the same thing, yet their community component seems rather unwieldy by comparison. It is the community cohesiveness that makes Opera more interesting than the rest. My DSL includes website feature including nice templates, etcetera, plus many e-mail boxes, and I keep thinking I’ll get that underway one of these days.
It’s really just a matter of time and work priorities.