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SongLyricSunday 12/17/17 Pretending

Well, one of the all-time most painful songs ever is sort of about pretending.

“I Can’t Make You Love Me”

My favorite version is Bonnie Raitt, no surprise, but probably because I got to witness her first live performance of this song. 268 more words


The Magic Carpet Bag is Not Flying Anywhere at the Moment . . .

As you can see, my magic carpet bag is languishing on the sewing machine.  It has clearly not received additional stiffener (several of you offered me great solutions for stiffener that I have not yet investigated . 1,363 more words


Sidewinder's View: Triple 9 (2016)

From early 2016, this afternoon’s movie, a $3.96 DVD I picked up at Wal-Mart this week.

I’d come across a clip from the movie on You Tube a few months ago, which involved a tactical police breach on a suspect’s apartment. 841 more words

Where Joy has led me

The other night, my school had their yearly Advent program. For parents, it was lovely and beautiful. For teachers, it was also incredibly chaotic. And loud. 834 more words

Prayer Life


What does it mean to be ‘older’
In this twenty-first century world?
Is it as simple as wrinkles
And hair styles permanently curled?
-Or, if you’re a chap, trying to slow the fate… 262 more words

What's Happened to My Face?

I wanted to let all of you know at once of a strange development. When I woke up this morning, there was an odd feeling on my lips and around my mouth, extending even as far as my eyes and ears and forehead. 206 more words

American Life