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Coloring Club Plus — 12/15/19

News:  Before getting to the music, I see that between Word Press and email followers I reached 1000.  That's amazing!  To all who read TaoTalk, *thank*you*.  You make me feel like what is offered here on the blog has value in some way.  1000 and counting.... "It Happened in Sun Valley" is a 1941 song… Continue reading Coloring Club Plus — 12/15/19

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#SLS — Baby It’s You by Smith

Jim Adams is the music-loving host of Song Lyric Sunday.  Jim says: I am sure that it will be easy to find a song for this week’s prompt being Baby. Here are the “rules”: • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not. If it does not… Continue reading #SLS — Baby It’s You by Smith

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#MM Saturday Mix — Storm’s End

The ship danced over the undulating waves of the ocean. As the dolphin played hide and seek in its wake. We knelt on the saltwater slick deck with a notion Prayed land-ho before the wild hurricane spake The captain in the wheelhouse was lashed to it fast Reconciled he'd go down with her, good Captain… Continue reading #MM Saturday Mix — Storm’s End

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#Haikai Challenge #117: Midwinter (mafuyu)

  Dark's pendulum swings heavy, to its furthest reach – dawn a memory Midwinter night, Luna's lost Clouds sputter confused snow Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says: This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senyru, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga) that alludes to either midwinter (mafayu), midsummer (manastu),… Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #117: Midwinter (mafuyu)

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Coloring Club Plus — 12/14/19

I knew there had to be a song out there about a Christmas rose and I was right. The song and the coloring fit each other not only for that, but in the lyrics it says, “friendship is a holly tree” and there are holly leaves surrounding the rose. What is love without friendship? "Love… Continue reading Coloring Club Plus — 12/14/19

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#MM Music Challenge — Time, from here to there

Jim Adams is the motivational host of Mindlovemisery Menagerie's Music Challenge. Jim says: The challenge today is to focus on [New York Minute by Don Henley] and use it for inspiration in any form of creative expression.   “New York Minute” is a new song for me, and I appreciate the background information and interpretations… Continue reading #MM Music Challenge — Time, from here to there

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Coloring Club Plus — 12/13/19

"Winter Wonderland" is a song written in 1934 by Felix Bernard and lyricist Richard Bernhard Smith. Due to its seasonal theme, it is often regarded as a Christmas song in the Northern Hemisphere. Since its original recording by Richard Himber, it has been covered by over 200 different artists, including Air Supply, Jo Stafford, Doris… Continue reading Coloring Club Plus — 12/13/19

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Thursday Inspiration 34 — starting with 3 strikes

Mario's star fell to earth with a clunk. His months in his mother's crack cocaine infused womb meant he was born super-charged full of energy not easily separated from. He only had a brief glimpse into his mother's weary face before being whisked away to the neo-natal unit. He was pierced with multiple intravenous needles… Continue reading Thursday Inspiration 34 — starting with 3 strikes

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Coloring Club Plus — 12/12/19

Blue is the fourth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. Exploring the various facets of relationships from infatuation on "A Case of You" to insecurity on "This Flight Tonight", the songs feature simple accompaniments on piano, guitar and Appalachian dulcimer. The album peaked at number 3 on the UK Albums Chart, number 9 on… Continue reading Coloring Club Plus — 12/12/19

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What do you see? #7 Vision of Hope

Maura felt a sharp pain in her forehead and struggled to open her eyes. She found herself strapped to a cold metal bed, naked, with the smell of formaldehyde stinging her nostrils. There were no distinguishing features about the room other than her, on the bed, under a bright light that seemed to emanate from… Continue reading What do you see? #7 Vision of Hope