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Road Less Traveled

We often hear about ‘the road less traveled’. We are inundated all day long with spirit-building, hope-raising, power-inducing memes telling us to ‘just do it’.  ‘She thought she could so she did’. 262 more words

Lisa Bonowicz

Data Points For Earth Day

  • Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide is at 400 ppm, up from 280, up 43% since before the Industrial Revolution
  • The last record cold year was 1911. The last record warm year was 2014.
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The cracked glass

Yesterday’s glass
so full of hope
an optimist’s delight
to know I could cope

Today, alas
everything is black
didn’t realise that
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Shut Up, Cup

So I got to have this really long conversation with another realist the other day.

Thank goodness.

Optimists.  There’s only so much of me they can handle and they won’t quit trying to lure me to the skipping through the daises under a blue sky of rainbows and sunshine and lollipops land. 914 more words


David Wright on the mend

According to Rotoworld.com:

Mets manager Terry Collins said Tuesday that David Wright (hamstring) will begin baseball activities “soon.”

Wright was given a cortisone shot last week when he was placed on the 15-day disabled list and the hope is that it will expedite his recovery from a mild right hamstring strain.

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Singing in a Band - Pessimism, Hopefulness, Trust


Hey there!
I’m super tensed, trying to get ready for the band rehearsal today.
I don’t really know where to start. I listen to the music, trying to follow the structure and sing at the right time, but I’m also in fear that I won’t be able to sing on a tone that will actually allow myself to be heard, and that I won’t sing loud enough, and I’ll sing with a strangled voice.

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