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A Small Tribute to Vincent Van Gogh

Yesterday, March 30th, was Vincent van Gogh’s birthday. I learned about this a little too late to write a larger post about this man. So, instead I’ll let a few of his own works and a beautiful song by Don McLean do the talking. 24 more words


In praise of Vincent

I always went into a kind of trance every time I mused over the lyrics of Don McClean’s beautiful song “Vincent” which celebrates the extraordinary gift that the impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh bequeathed to us all. 84 more words

Short Attention Spans: "Read This to the Sounds of Warm Music," by Aoife Meagher

Sometimes I think you get off on cruelty – oof, that’s mean. Sometimes I think that it’s this time of year that’s cruel and I should smother all the people I love in yards and yards of hand-knit blankets and crumbly Danish gingerbread and make them wait, bomb-scare-silent, for an all-clear and some clean kindness when winter departs. 54 more words


Valentine's Day Music Countdown: Song #12.....And A Sad Anniversary

Before we get to today’s countdown song, let’s take a minute to observe the 56th anniversary of the day the music died. On February 3 1959, a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa claimed the lives of musicians Buddy Holly, J.P. 426 more words

Time Marches On

Moss may “grow fat on a Rolling Stone”, but it also grows fat on an abandoned basketball in a field of leaves.

Not far from the ball, a hoop still stands.

I Spy With My Little Eye

The Man in the Mirror, #1000

I still have a hard time grappling with the fact that Michael Jackson is gone.  He may have lived a controversial life, but no one can argue his talent.   192 more words

Songs Of The Day