Cynthia Erivo Performs …. 🎼 ‘Stand Up – Official Video’ 🎼 …. “!!

~~April 3, 2021~~


I’ve watched ‘Harriet‘ a few times. Every time I watch, there’s a new message coming through. I’ve also been reading up on American slavery history and educating myself about things I was never taught in school.

I’ve been watching the Chauvin trial this past week. I see the meaning in the callous action of taking the life of a handcuffed, restrained, non-threatening, strong Black man in a street in Minneapolis by a white, entitled, uncaring white man.

Four hundred years of history – flashing right there, before our eyes. Playing at the trial over and over again.

Consider all the other names that came before George Floyd’s. Nothing much has change, has it?


(Please, catch the lyris.)


Stand Up“, officially titled “Stand Up (from Harriet)“, is a song sung by English singer Cynthia Erivo and co-written by Erivo with Joshuah Brian Campbell. It was released on 25 October 2019, as the lead single from the soundtrack to the biographical film Harriet, which also stars Erivo.

In 2017, English singer and actress Cynthia Erivo was cast to portray abolitionist and activist Harriet Tubman in the biographical film eponymously titled Harriet. Following the completion of filming, Erivo collaborated with composer Joshuah Brian Campbell to write the song for the end credits of the film.

~~PublishedOctober 25, 2019~~

From the motion picture HARRIET, the Original Song “STAND UP”.

Written by Joshuah Brian Campbell & Cynthia Erivo.

Following its release, the song earned Golden Globe Award and Critics’ Choice Movie Award nominations for Best Original Song and Best Song, respectively. It also garnered an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song. The song also garnered a nomination for Best Song Written For Visual Media at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.


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No Balls For Racists

From the blogger cartoonist I follow … The night the ‘balls’ got out of Georgia … full post is awesome!!
“Every eligible American has the right to vote. His/her rights should not be hindered. Here comes the pun: Everyone has the right to play ball. Voting rights for black Americans should not be encumbered by those without balls…or in the case of people like Charlie Kirk, whose balls haven’t dropped yet.”



Charlie Kirk is a very young conservative activist and the founder of Turning Point USA, a conservative group that pushes toxic right-wing bullshit to white high school and college students and pays him a salary of over $300,000 a year which is why he lives in a fancy-schmancy million-dollar condo on the water in Longjohn, Florida. After Major League Baseball pulled its annual All-Star game out of Georgia over the new voting laws, Kirk tweeted something dishonest and stupid.

He tweeted, “The MLB is okay playing games in Communist China and Communist Cuba but they draw the line at Georgia requiring signature verification & voter ID?” Did you know MLB had games scheduled to be played in Cuba and China this year? Me neither. The reason we don’t know this is because they don’t. But then again, Kirk has pushed multiple lies about the coronavirus pandemic and Donald Trump “winning”…

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IOTD …. “🇵🇷 Image of the Day, ‘Island Edition – Vieques. Puerto Rico’ 🇵🇷 …. “!!

~~April 3, 2021~~


Why use this graphic?

The shot of U.S. Marines raising an American flag on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima, captured by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal, has become a timeless symbol of valor and unity.Feb 21, 2020.



The first time I saw the illustration of a little girl raising the Puerto Rican flag using the symbolism of the Iwo Jima event was after Hurricane María devastated the island. I’m not aware of who created the image or if it was used before.

I’m assuing that it’s use here to illustrate the plight of Vieques after the hurricane. The was plenty of damage on the tiny island and the response to aid in recovery hasn’t been acceptable or effective.

Vieques too needs help!


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“My Shot,” by Vax’n 8

Love it!! … “A group of doctors in California who call themselves Vax’n 8 have put together a fantastic rendition of My Shot, from the musical Hamilton. Check it out!”

By Hook Or By Book


A group of doctors in California who call themselves Vax’n 8 have put together a fantastic rendition of My Shot, from the musical Hamilton. Check it out!

I can also happily say that my husband and I received our first doses of Pfizer’s vaccine a couple of days ago. He had no side effects, and I just had a tiny rash around the injection site and some muscle pain in my upper arm the next day. I had the same reaction to past flu shots, and they’ve completely disappeared now. We’re looking forward to getting our second doses the end of the month!

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Saturday SnapChat Sillies …. “🤣 ‘Plenty Faces, Plenty Fun’ 🤣 …. “!!

~~April 3, 2021~~


Frequent use of self-deprecating humor has been linked to better overall psychological well-being, a study has discovered. When you hear someone making fun of themselves, you would usually assume that they are doing so to conceal their insecurities.

However, a recent study has found that the opposite may be the case; that making yourself the butt of your jokes actually demonstrates greater levels of happiness and self-assurance.

“In particular, we have observed that a greater tendency to employ self-defeating humour is indicative of high scores in psychological wellbeing dimensions such as happiness and, to a lesser extent, sociability,” said Jorge Torres Marín, co-author of the study.



And to top it off, it’s old, plain fun!!


More. More Birds.

“According to our findings, the happiest Europeans are those who can experience numerous different bird species in their daily life, or who live in near-natural surroundings that are home to many species.” … and much more!! … Anagha Srikanth, from “New study finds birds give people as much happiness as money” (, March 24, 2021).

Live & Learn

In our pursuit of that elusive thing called happiness, scientists can offer few findings. One is that, contrary to popular belief, money can actually buy happiness. Another, more recent, is that so can birds… “According to our findings, the happiest Europeans are those who can experience numerous different bird species in their daily life, or who live in near-natural surroundings that are home to many species.” The social isolation necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic has pushed many people to escape into the outdoors and reconnect with nature. Research suggests that spending more time in nature and with animals can help people relax and even lessen physical and mental stress.  And the more birds, the better, according to the study, which analyzed data from the “2012 European quality of Life Survey” on life satisfaction in more than 26,000 adults from 26 European countries. A 10 percent increase in the number of bird species in peoples’ surroundings increased their…

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Happy Caturday …. “🐱 ‘Kitty, Frida, Friends and Me’ 🐱 …. “!!

~~April 3, 2021~~


It’s another Saturday. We made it!! Another Caturday to celebrate.

Here are my kitties: Frida and Kitty and a few cute strangers!


“There are two means of refuge from the misery of life – music and cats.”

~Albert Schweitzer~

(The majority of these pictures are from my personal collection. A few are random, awesome poses.

Credit given to unknown owners!


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