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Grace Under Pressure

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.”~~St. Jerome

Today’s word of the day, from Merriam-Webster, is, appropriately, … 942 more words


Bye, bye, Miss American Pie - A look back at 2015

Yes, I know, this normally requires 2 blogs, to keep them at sensible lengths, but I think 1 will probably do this year. 2015 has been a funny year, highs, and lows, and not much in between! 706 more words

70's Pop

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