Just Jot It January: Day twelve – The next day…

Aside


David Bowie …. “Despite the sadness of yesterday’s announcement however, the overwhelming tone of the news coverage was one of celebration that we’d all been fortunate enough to share the planet with a man who made music and culture so unpredictable and fascinating.”

Diary of an Internet Nobody.(Archive)

image

Before I start the 12th post of JJIJ, I’d like to thank everyone who commented on yesterday’s David Bowie tribute, it’s good to know just how many of you were touched by his life and work.

Having said that, I just want to follow up that post with some reflections on how Bowie’s death was received in the UK.

Even after having spent the day reading (and writing) the tributes to him all over Facebook and on various blogs, it was still with a sense of unreality that I sat down to watch the news last night, because there was no warning, no way to ease ourselves into the idea that we were about to lose an icon of modem music.

Of course, with hindsight we are all now aware that the signs were there, hidden in plain sight on his latest album, Blackstar, with its themes of…

View original post 539 more words

Historic Photo of the Day: The Arecibo Observatory

Aside


In Puerto Rico …… ” the world’s largest single-aperture telescope.”!!Been there!!

WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS

War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony

The Arecibo Observatory is a radio telescope in the municipality of Arecibo, Puerto Rico.

At 1,000 feet in diameter, its radio telescope is the world’s largest single-aperture telescope.

In popular culture, the observatory was prominently featured in Carl Sagan’s Cosmos TV series, and in the movie Contact.

View original post

Oneonta Gorge, Oregon

Aside


Awesome nature ….. “Oneonta Gorge, Oregon”!

Crash Course 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿⚔️【ツ】

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

It’s an unspoiled paradise to hike through ancient chasms, for the river is the trail! 

The Oneonta Gorge is in the Columbia River Gorge in the state of Oregon. The U.S. Forest Service has designated it as a botanical area because of the unique aquatic and woodland plants that grow there. The basalt walls are home to a wide variety of ferns, mosses, hepatics and lichens, many of which grow only in the Columbia River Gorge.

Oneonta Creek flowing through Oneonta Gorge, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Oregon, USA Oneonta Creek flowing through Oneonta Gorge, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Oregon, USA

Oneonta Creek runs through the gorge. There are four major waterfalls on the creek. Middle Oneonta Falls can be seen clearly from a footpath and is very often mistaken for the upper or lower falls. The lower gorge has been preserved as a natural habitat, so there is no boardwalk or footpath through it as such.

OG3

Thus, Lower Oneonta Falls…

View original post 149 more words

The Birth Of A King

Aside


Honoring this giant of a man … oh, how we need him now!!

Thought Provoking Perspectives

On January 15, 1929, the world welcomed a male Negro child who would grow into the man known to the world as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. the most revered leader of our time. Dr. King’s most notable accomplishments were the Montgomery Bus Boycott, being the founder and first President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the famed March on Washington, and being the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

His main legacy was to secure progress in civil rights for the American Negro and poor people in the United States, and for this reason he has become a human rights icon recognized as a martyr. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal, a National Holiday, and will be honored with a monument on the Washington Mall in DC.

He was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of the Reverend Martin Luther…

View original post 985 more words

Countdown 2014: Only 48 Days Until Election Day

Aside


It’s all in our hands ….. ” It’s their plan to wear you out with bullshit.” Voting is paramount!!! NOvember …..

The Educability of Perch

By Katrina Taylor

We’re in the midst of a vital election season, the results of which will determine the direction of the nation for some time to come. So many people struggling with low wages, high costs and debt makes the choice clear. In an unprecedented move, Republicans have done nothing to help the country since the economic crisis five years ago. They chose a strategy of “NO’ when their constituents and the nation needed them most and have taken the obstruction of government to heights before unknown. I call it treasonous for elected officials to so blatantly seek to sabotage us all but that’s considered “extreme”.

Right.

President Obama and the Democrats have still managed to turn the ship away from the ruin we were heading towards, even in the face of tea party madness. The idiots who say we’re “worse off” now have no understanding of what worse means. Worse…

View original post 323 more words

Translation newspaper article

Aside


I love the story line!!! I love the parallels between Jill & Patty. We need to get the book translated not only into English but many other languages. I see it coming.
Congrats!!!

petitemagique

Yesterday, a couple of my friends wished they could read Dutch so they could read the article about me in the newspaper.

So, I will try my best to translate it for you.

Lots of love

Patty

20140516_104420

Escape in a fantasy book

Patty van Delft dreams her debut after a string of tragedies

Her brother is murdered on the streets en she witnessed someone jumping in front of a train when she was a kid. Patty van Delft likes to escape in a fantasy world and dreams her debut book.

The fantasy book Drägan Duma – She who listens, by Patty van Delft features a 16-year-old girl Jill.

Jill lost her mother in a car crash and never knew her father. She escapes child support and lives in a house with three other teenagers. Until one night, she ends up in another world called Drägan Duma, a world where people…

View original post 299 more words

To start the day …..

Aside


Image

DECEMBER 28, 2013 

I went to sleep last night with someone on my mind. I woke up this morning and he’s still on my mind. 

This very dear and good friend of mine is going through some rough times in his life. His issues are personal, family related and health related. He needs to know that he’s not alone. He needs to know that there are many who care about him, who depend on him, who love him unconditionally. Love him as he is, with his virtues and his defects. He’s a wonderful human being who has and continues to do good for those around him.

My intention is to let him know that he’s not alone. We know his worth, we know his heart, we know his feelings. It’s paramount that he understands that we are here for him even if those who should be aren’t. I know we can take the place of those he loves, but our love is real, true, binding and everlasting.

HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER!! 

Image

The road is long
With many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows when

Image

But I’m strong
Strong enough to carry him
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother

Image

So on we go
His welfare is of my concern
No burden is he to bear

Image

We’ll get there
For I know
He would not encumber me
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother

If I’m laden at all
I’m laden with sadness
That everyone’s heart
Isn’t filled with the gladness
Of love for one another

Image

It’s a long, long road
From which there is no return
While we’re on the way to there
Why not share
And the load
Doesn’t weigh me down at all
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother

Image

He’s my brother
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother…

Image

To my dear friend ….. I hope that you read this.

Things do change ….. 

Image

Border1

He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother Hillsborough charity single Christmas No 1 2012

Border1

Image

We ALL are ONE!!

Connected through LOVE!!

WorldBoy

We ALL are our BROTHER’S KEEPER!! 

LoveIs-2

~~ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS~~

Border1

Light

Countdown to Christmas …. Classic #4

Aside


Image

“Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” is a song written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, released in 1971 as a single by John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir.

It was the seventh single release by Lennon outside of his work with The Beatles. The song reached No. 4 in the UK, where its release was delayed until 1972, and has periodically reemerged on the UK Singles Chart, most notably after Lennon’s death in 1980, at which point it peaked at No. 2.

Originally a protest song about the Vietnam War, “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” has since become a Christmas standard, frequently covered by other artists and appearing on compilation albums of seasonal music, and named in polls as a holiday favorite.

HAPPY XMAS (WAR IS OVER)”
SINGLE BY JOHN & YOKO/PLASTIC ONO BAND
WITH THE HARLEM COMMUNITY CHOIR
B-SIDE Listen, the Snow Is Falling” (Yoko/Plastic Ono Band)
RELEASED 1 December 1971 (1971-12-01) (US)
24 November 1972 (1972-11-24) (UK)
FORMAT 7″ single
RECORDED 28 and 31 October 1971, Record Plant EastNew York City, NY, USA
GENRE RockChristmas
LENGTH 3:25
LABEL Apple
WRITER(S) John LennonYoko Ono
PRODUCER Phil Spector, John Lennon, Yoko Ono
JOHN LENNON AMERICAN SINGLES CHRONOLOGY
Imagine
(1971)
“Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”
(1971)
Woman Is the Nigger of the World
(1972)
JOHN LENNON BRITISH SINGLES CHRONOLOGY
Power to the People
(1971)
“Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”
(1972)
Mind Games
(1973)
ALTERNATIVE COVER

So this is Christmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun

NY1

And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

oldY

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear

fear

And so this is Christmas
For weak and for strong
For rich and the poor ones
The world is so wrong

SoX1

And so happy Christmas
For black and for white
For yellow and red ones
Let’s stop all the fight

Race

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear

And so this is Christmas
And what have we done
Another year over
And a new one just begun

And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

SoX3

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear

War is over
If you want it
War is over
Now…

Sox2

Border1

THE RAVISHING EFFECTS OF WAR ARE HARD TO WATCH. 

They are sad, horrific, inhuman, painful …. 

This is our reality .. somewhere in the world this is happening right now!

You may not want to watch this video. It brings the reality of war to the forefront. This reality was present in the 60’s but prior to that, and after that date, it’s been present during all the useless, senseless conflicts/wars that have and are taking place.

Skip this video … don’t want to cause any discomfort on these “happy” days.

~~GO ON TO THE NEXT VIDEO~~

John Lennon – Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

Border1

War

Uploaded on Aug 24, 2010

The Official video for John Lennon ‘Merry Xmas (War Is Over)’

TIMELESS … APPLICABLE TO CURRENT TIMES …. APPLICABLE TO ALL TIMES!! 

PeaceEarth

Happy Xmas / Sarah McLachlan

(The happy, cleaned up version!)

Border1

We ALL are ONE!!

Race2

We ALL are connected by CHRISTMAS SPIRIT! 

RadXmas-2

To start the day ….

Aside


Image

Not to rub it in but it’s beautiful in Florida.

Sunny, warm and the Christmas spirit is definitely in the air … at least in my house!!

The high today will be 82 degrees!! Sorry …. up north!! There are some perks to living in Florida.

Decorations all over the place, lights already in place and the Christmas tree in all it’s splendor!! 

Image

Il Volo is among one of my many favorite artists.

This is a song from their new CD and it’s so inspiring and so well done. I hope you enjoy it!

Image

Beautiful Day

[Gianluca]
You’re on the road
But you’ve got no destination
You’re in the mud
In the maze of her imagination
You love this town
Even if that doesn’t ring true
You’ve been all over
And it’s been all over you
Image
[Piero]
It’s a beautiful day
Don’t let it get away
It’s a beautiful day
Image[Ignazio]
Touch me
Take me to that other place
Teach me
I know I’m not a hopeless case

Image[Gianluca]
See the world in green and blue
See China right in front of you
See the canyons broken by cloud
See the tuna fleets clearing the sea out

Image
[Piero]
See the bedouin fires at night
See the oil fields at first light and
See the bird with a leaf in her mouth
After the flood all the colors came out
Image
[Ignazio]
It’s a beautiful day
Don’t let it get away
Beautiful day
Image

[Piero]
Touch me
Take me to that other place
Reach me
I know I’m not a hopeless case

Image

[Ignazio]
What you don’t have you don’t need it now
What you don’t know you can feel it somehow
WHat you don’t have you don’t need it now
Don’t need it now
Was a beautiful day

Image

[Piero]
Was a beautiful day

[Gianluca]
It’s a beautiful day
Don’t let it get away
Beautiful day

Image

 

Border1

Il Volo in “Beautiful Day”

Border1

We ALL are ONE!!

Image

We ALL are connected through MUSIC!! 

Border1