Saturday Night

It is early Saturday evening in my corner of the world. A raiding guild-event will commence momentarily.

Enjoy these three songs while I prep for battle!

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Full Frontal Thursday: Catching Up With All The News

In today’s installment of “Full Frontal Thursday,” Ms. Bee takes us through the events that occurred during her vacation. There’s a lot to catch up on and she did it well.

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Nelson Mandela Day

Today marks Nelson Mandela Day, honoring a great leader who passed away in December of 2013. He would have been 100 years of age today.

Former President Barack Obama spoke in Johannesburg, South Africa yesterday, giving a speech at the annual Mandela lecture. I selected three excellent portions of his speech to post today, because the importance and necessity of what he said needs to be heard loud and clear.

Communication is a two-way street. When people want to misconstrue what you say, or refuse to listen to you at all, communication becomes impossible.

Don’t assume that I’m silent when you have plugged your ears and don’t want to hear what I have to say. I still speak about important things. I choose to talk with people who have open minds and hearts, not miserable fucks who run everything and everyone down while claiming that they have all of the answers for a “perfect” life.

Tuesday Tuneage

Here is a trio of tunes for this relaxing, rainy Tuesday.

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Monday Funnies

Three Sunday Songs

The song “Ace of Spades” was playing on Ozzy’s Boneyard the other day. It inspired me to add it to this trio of tunes about gambling, taking risks and taking chances. Life isn’t lived online, in a bubble or in an echo-chamber.

Life happens in the real world. Get out there and see it. Experience it.

What are you so afraid of?

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Saturday Scenery

Guess What Day It Is (Re-blogged)

Re-blogging this for the final 13 Friday of 2018.

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Eyrie Of An Aries

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Waxing Poetic: The Forge-Master

The moon phase has waned to new. Tomorrow marks the New Moon and the Perigean Spring Tide, but my creativity has been waxing strong lately. Here is a dream-inspired poem of mine, which is copyrighted. You have no permissions to it other than reading it.

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Shaper of iron…rugged and strong

Wild, long hair and beard blow and flow in the wind

Cresting the hill, he approaches bare-chested

The forge is cold…long untouched…neglected, she slumbers

He sets powerful hands to the bellows – deftly manipulates

Coals glow under his experienced touch…heat rises

He reaches down, caressing the knob on the vent – the flames explode

He smiles, thrusting thick, raw pig-iron into the fire

Hands deftly pump the bellows – steadily…rhythmically

Iron glows red…then white-hot

Sweat streams down muscular thighs

Loincloth falls away, unnoticed in his exertions

Iron is doused with cool, soothing fluid…steam rises in a sigh

Mold me, forge-master…I am your smoldering ember

Good News

With all of the shit news of Baby-Hands McDrumpf and his mindless, racist thralls being shitty to everyone else, it was heartening and uplifting to see the report that all of the kids and their football coach have been safely extracted from the cave system that they had been trapped in for 17 days. From BBC News:

Divers in northern Thailand have rescued all 12 boys and their football coach from flooded caves, 17 days after they got trapped underground.

The plight of the group and the massive, dangerous operation to free them has gripped the world’s attention.

The first of the boys were brought out on Sunday but the last of the group were only freed on Tuesday evening.

They got stuck deep inside the caves on 23 June after heavy rains caused flooding and cut off their route out.

Aged between about 11 and 17, the members of the Wild Boars football team had entered the Tham Luang cave system in the province of Chiang Rai during an excursion with their coach.

After they were found by British divers last week, huddled in darkness on a ledge and cut off from the outside world for nine days, the race began to get them out before the weather deteriorated even further.

Finally, a bit of good news. There is still good happening in the world, even if it’s difficult to see.

Gives me a bit of hope.

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