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dVerse — impermanence — Three Chords and the Truth*

The Carter Family Gatherers and Transmitters Jimmie Rodgers Broadcasting Seeds Bill Monroe Father of Bluegrass Minnie Pearl “Howdy!” Millionairess Hank Williams Troubadour of Broken Hearts Ray Charles The Genius morphed country to soul Patsy Cline Queen who hopped country to pop Brenda Lee Rockabilly, Pop, and country darlin' Charlie Pride Resonant-Voiced Star who shocked the… Continue reading dVerse — impermanence — Three Chords and the Truth*

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What do you see? #18 — A Sense of Purpose

Image Credit; Hoi An- Unsplash Verti had given the best years of her life to her high pressure career, but at last she was old enough to retire. The last years on the job, when she started counting the days, had been a particularly excruciating form of torture. But now here she was, no schedules.… Continue reading What do you see? #18 — A Sense of Purpose

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Movies, Movies, Movies #26 February 25, 2020

Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood (2019) Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, Al Pacino, Damian Lewis, Luke Perry, Clifton Collins Jr., Nicholas Hammond, Scoot McNairy, Spencer Garrett, Mike Moh, Maurice Compte, Lew Temple, Lena Dunham, Maya Hawke, Lorenza Izzo, Samantha Robinson,… Continue reading Movies, Movies, Movies #26 February 25, 2020

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#Haikai Challenge #127: waters of spring (haru no mizu)

Spring in the mountains Frozen stream and bright sun dance Warm laughter trickles Intermission done Velvet cloud curtains open Sun's speech, Spring's tears Winds chase Spring's raindrops In spirals around tree trunks -- Buds dream of leafing. Midseason's water Winter and Spring's tug of war Snow, sleet, rain menu Wormless hunger greets Early robin's arrival… Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #127: waters of spring (haru no mizu)

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John Oliver explains Medicare for All

This is a 20-minute youtube but well-worth watching.  John Oliver addresses the 3 main fears in regards to implementing Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren's plan for Medicare for All.  He does it in a clear and humorous way.  Beware that he drops a few f-bombs. https://youtu.be/7Z2XRg3dy9k

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#FFFC 54 — 11:38

It didn't matter where she was or what she was doing, Didi's eyes were drawn to a clock at 11:38. She never thought consciously about the time or looking at the clock except in the morning when she got up for work and towards the end of her work day. It was as if a… Continue reading #FFFC 54 — 11:38

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dVerse — quadrille #98 — Trauma’s Onion

Trauma, immortally peeling onion of layered human celluloid misery. Re-runs' battleground images lose their vividness with each viewing. Marinated liver reeks on my onion skin tempting black eagles' taloned mandate. Angels with light arrows circle, faces outward, protecting my soul – healing thicker pink.       Mish is today's for dVerse.  Mish says: Today… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille #98 — Trauma’s Onion

(c) all rights reserved · music · Song Lyric Sunday

#SLS — Five Feet High and Rising by Johnny Cash

Jim Adams is the music aficianado host of Song Lyric Sunday.  Jim says: This week we have Ankles/Hands/Feet/Fingers/Toes/Wrists and I think we will all be able to find a song that uses of these prompt words which can be singular or plural and we should all have fun while we are doing this. Here are… Continue reading #SLS — Five Feet High and Rising by Johnny Cash

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#MM — Saturday Mix — Lucky Dip — pretty peonies

Pretty puffed pungent petals Prancing pirouetting primadonas Pastels, pompous pinks, Peeking, pouncing, Passels praying Proud, precocious Parades primping Precious pronouncements     Sarah is the host of Mindlovemisery Menagerie's Saturday Mix.  Sarah says: For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out a Tautogram. The topic is up to you! … Continue reading #MM — Saturday Mix — Lucky Dip — pretty peonies

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #123 — silent scream

Sunset at Montmajour by Vincent van Gogh, painted 1888, discovered in 2013 Vincent van Gogh was born in 1853 in the Netherlands and died 37 years later, in 1890 in France. Born to a minister father and an artist mother, he worked towards being a priest but then rejected the structure of the church. Instead… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #123 — silent scream