Monthly Archives: December 2013

Midnight Special — 80th anniversary of Huddie William Ledbetter (1888 – 1949) redux folk song

* http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=images+midnight+special%5c&qpvt=images+midnight+special%5c&FORM=IGRE#view=detail&id=FBA5836468E676516BCEF29774E09C7FDB83E569&selectedIndex=26 * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead_Belly * * http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwMoVRs-3ps * http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufIxaJZH9SM * * * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midnight_Special_(song) * Let the Midnight Special shine her light on me, * Let the Midnight Special shine her ever-loving light on me.     (Traditional) Advertisements

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Phlegmatic boxing icon Floyd Mayweather Jr. on the lack of marketability of Manny Pacquiao

* * * Mayweather regards Pacquiao as washed up/damaged goods, so to speak, ergo Pacquiao’s KO loss to Marquez.    Go to timeclock 3:14  — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96yLuYIEyIA * * Mayweather is the creme de la creme of today’s boxing world, but he … Continue reading

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Life slumbers beneath the ice, cold and darkness of the winter solstice. Love waits — again — to be born anew in the most unlikely places. — Steven Kalas

  * http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=images+winter+solsctice&qpvt=images+winter+solsctice&FORM=IGRE#view=detail&id=970347D4AE7FE82194CE0DC5632CCB226A97758B&selectedIndex=1 * * http://www.reviewjournal.com/columns-blogs/steven-kalas/spirit-christmas-lives-even-fake-branches * This year, I purchased my very first artificial Christmas tree. The boys are giving me tons of grief about it. But they seem resigned to it and ready to forgive me for this … Continue reading

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The president’s five-member panel called for reinstituting what it called the “Front-Page Rule,” which it described as an “informal precept, long employed by the leaders of U.S. administration.” It said such activities should not be undertaken if the public couldn’t support them if exposed. — Walter Pincus

* http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=images+nsa+snowden&qpvt=images+nsa+snowden&FORM=IGRE#view=detail&id=D0C6B01EC56A6C2B380C4B9E66B1D3F848D27064&selectedIndex=44 * * http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/front-page-rule-is-unprecedented-in-us-intelligence-community/2013/12/25/2ddb25f8-6c0a-11e3-b405-7e360f7e9fd2_story.html * In some 40 years of covering intelligence, I have never heard of such a rule, nor have several former senior intelligence officials with whom I have talked. The closest we recalled is the old … Continue reading

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An attempt at self-critique and honest introspection is worth writing, and worth reading, especially because it takes a ton of courage to write in such a vulnerable way. –Tim Suttle

  * http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=images+ideas+man&qpvt=images+ideas+man&FORM=IGRE#view=detail&id=5E6F63B60DA6CD4264E396F478811989CE7C3589&selectedIndex=11 * * http://www.patheos.com/blogs/paperbacktheology/2013/12/david-brooks-thought-leader-touched-a-nerve-every-pastor-professor-author-blogger-should-read-it.html * “For all of our well-trained bluster about “calling,” most pastors become pastors, at least in part, because we crave attention. If we cannot find a way to recognize that, tell the truth about … Continue reading

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All I want for Christmas is you

* * my little baby girl Staycie’s look-alike   (my fondest memories are of my times with my daughter Staycie girl) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gps-for-the-soul/ * https://curtisnarimatsu.wordpress.com/2013/12/18/life-is-full-of-reversals-of-expectations-baby-dedicated-to-my-little-girl-staycie-age-40-my-separation-anxiety-from-my-baby-girl-when-she-turned-18-left-home-to-live-on-her-own-turned/ * * http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wYUxyX4Ifc * * http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1VkMBi9vvw * * http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-URXM15Qt0 * * http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5ptgk4gMDY * * http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMtuVP8Mj4o * *

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Life is full of reversals of expectations, baby!! Dedicated to my little girl Staycie age 40 — my separation anxiety from my baby girl when she turned 18 & left home to live on her own turned out to be her greatest crossover to independence — huli ‘au, baby (upside down in Hawaiian)

* my little baby girl Staycie’s look-alike http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gps-for-the-soul/ * * * https://curtisnarimatsu.wordpress.com/2013/09/07/mind-blowing-jesus-stands-inexplicably-before-us-and-jesus-turns-common-sense-ideas-upside-down-confounding-us-all-dedicated-to-authentic-ri-in/ * * https://curtisnarimatsu.wordpress.com/2013/09/14/in-tribute-to-my-leader-ri-in-honesty-speaks-to-the-heart-where-true-love-resides/ * * * * http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=images+jesus+compassion&qpvt=images+jesus+compassion&FORM=IGRE#view=detail&id=2A816B1C192AAC0C9E68F14BC5D48134D09A283A&selectedIndex=25 * * * * https://curtisnarimatsu.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/jesus-mind-blowing-huli-au-upside-down-overturning-of-this-world-of-our-flesh-jesus-violated-every-conceivable-tradition-when-it-came-to-his-associations-with-the-marginalized-of-jewis/ * * * Jesus’ mind-blowing “huli ‘au” (upside down) overturning of this world of our … Continue reading

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