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Here Comes The Sun

Favorite Line(s):
Little darling,
It’s been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling,
It feels like years since it’s been here
Here comes the sun,
Do, dun, do, do
Here comes the sun,
And I say
It’s all right
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On This Day In:
2019 Best Wishes For 2020!
World Views: End Of 2019
2018 Best Wishes For 2019!
2017 Best Wishes For 2018!
2016 Best Wishes For 2017!
2015 Better Red Than Dead
Tomorrow Starts A New Year
2014 Recovering
Best Wishes For 2015!
2013 Best Wishes For 2014!
2012 My Creed
2011 It Probably Isn’t So

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Cheers to you, my blog readers!  Here are my suggested resolutions for 2021:
Stay Alive.  Stay Healthy.
1)  Wash your hands frequently
2)  Practice social distancing (try to stay at least 6 feet away from other people)
3)  If you have to gather, gather outside (but still remember #2)
4)  Wear a mask anytime you are outside your home and any time you answer the door!
5)  Get your vaccination as soon as your opportunity comes up.
Please have a happy (and safe) New Year’s Eve!
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On This Day In:
2019 Best Wishes For 2020!
World Views: End Of 2019
2018 Best Wishes For 2019!
2017 Best Wishes For 2018!
2016 Best Wishes For 2017!
2015 Better Red Than Dead
Tomorrow Starts A New Year
2014 Recovering
Best Wishes For 2015!
2013 Best Wishes For 2014!
2012 My Creed
2011 It Probably Isn’t So

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Like A Rock

Favorite Line(s):
And I stood
Arrow straight
Unencumbered by the weight
Of all these hustlers and their schemes
I stood proud
I stood tall
High above it all
I still believed in my dream
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On This Day In:
2019 A Proud Assertion
2018 Ask #45 About Anything
2017 Playing Makes Sense
2016 And Fathers, Sons
2015 My Suspect Confidence
2014 Disguised Blessings
2013 Be
2012 The Only Way to Win
2011 Honest Writing

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Nothing can stop the power of a committed and determined people to make a difference in our society.  Why?  Because human beings are the most dynamic link to the divine on this planet.
   ―     John Lewis
From his book:  “Across That Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change
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On This Day In:
2019 A Proud Assertion
2018 Ask #45 About Anything
2017 Playing Makes Sense
2016 And Fathers, Sons
2015 My Suspect Confidence
2014 Disguised Blessings
2013 Be
2012 The Only Way to Win
2011 Honest Writing

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Night Shift

Favorite Line(s):
Gonna miss your sweet voice
That soulful voice
On the nightshift
We all remember you
Ooh the songs are coming through
At the end of a long day
It’s gonna be okay
On the nightshift
You found another home
I know you’re not alone
On the nightshift
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On This Day In:
2019 Still Hoping To Soar
2018 Why America Stinks More Than It Did 50 Years Ago
2017 No Universal Thinking
2016 Supervise The Results
2015 Just Magic!
2014 It Lies Ahead…
2013 At Least One Difference
2012 Are We, Are We?
On Not Playing The Game
Scale
2011 Nutcracker And Nooks
Seeing Differences

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When we sit at the table, there is more going on than satisfying hunger.  It is sad to think of those who eat simply to satisfy their hunger and who do not permit themselves to linger under the many spells offered by a good meal – the satisfaction of our hearts, our minds and our spirits.
   —    Dr. Leo F. Buscaglia
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On This Day In:
2019 Still Hoping To Soar
2018 Why America Stinks More Than It Did 50 Years Ago
2017 No Universal Thinking
2016 Supervise The Results
2015 Just Magic!
2014 It Lies Ahead…
2013 At Least One Difference
2012 Are We, Are We?
On Not Playing The Game
Scale
2011 Nutcracker And Nooks
Seeing Differences

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Back Stabbers

Comment(s):
Obviously, this video is about romantic relationships and not politics, but I heard it on the radio and it just reminded me of #45 aka: #DonTheCon.  Hopefully, soon to be “Don The Convict” instead of “Don The Con“-man.  The man is only interested in himself and will stab anyone in the back as soon as he’s satisfied he no longer needs them.  This goes from his “allies” in Congress and on the Alt-Right, to the Republican Party, to his family, to our country.  You either serve his immediate needs or you are nothing to him.
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On This Day In:
2019 Just Rewards
2018 Diet Resolutions For The New Year
Day 3: Late December Diet / Fast
2017 Daily, Mr. President, Daily
2016 We Did This
2015 I’m Talking To You
Forced (Again)
2014 We Are Not A Fearful Nation!
2013 Risking Truth
2012 Working On Reality
2011 Massive Contradictory Changes

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People who have what they want are fond of telling people who haven’t what they want that they really don’t want it.
   —   Ogden Nash
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On This Day In:
2019 Just Rewards
2018 Diet Resolutions For The New Year
Day 3: Late December Diet / Fast
2017 Daily, Mr. President, Daily
2016 We Did This
2015 I’m Talking To You
Forced (Again)
2014 We Are Not A Fearful Nation!
2013 Risking Truth
2012 Working On Reality
2011 Massive Contradictory Changes

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Here are some photos of our visit to my sister, her husband and my mom for Boxing Day…  (for non-Brits: “Boxing Day” is the day after Christmas)

Carm and Art

Carm and Me

Art and Me

Mom and Me

Mom and Me (2)

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On This Day In:
2019 Almost Soulful Pleasure
2018 Cursive In The News
2017 Coffee Crunch
2016 Preparation
2015 Scarcely Asked
2014 They Resemble Us
2013 Both
2012 That’s Success!
2011 Losing At Dominos
2010 1,001

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Bloody Well Right

Favorite Line(s):
So you think your schooling is phony
I guess it’s hard not to agree
You say, “It all depends on money
And who is in your family tree”
Right (right), you’re bloody well right
You got a bloody right to say
Right, you’re bloody well right
You know, you got a right to say
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On This Day In:
2019 Almost Soulful Pleasure
2018 Cursive In The News
2017 Coffee Crunch
2016 Preparation
2015 Scarcely Asked
2014 They Resemble Us
2013 Both
2012 That’s Success!
2011 Losing At Dominos
2010 1,001

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Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.
   —     Clementine Paddleford
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On This Day In:
2019 Almost Soulful Pleasure
2018 Cursive In The News
2017 Coffee Crunch
2016 Preparation
2015 Scarcely Asked
2014 They Resemble Us
2013 Both
2012 That’s Success!
2011 Losing At Dominos
2010 1,001

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Ain’t No Woman Like The One I’ve Got

Favorite Line(s):
Every day the sun comes up around her.
She can make the birds sing harmony.
Every drop of rain is glad it found her.
Heaven must have made her just for me.
When she smiles so warm and tender,
A sight for sore eyes to see.
Oooh, (Ain’t no woman like the one I’ve got.)
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On This Day In:
2019 Six Reasons Why #DumbDonald Will Always Be A Failure
2018 The Trouble With Bookstores
Another No Chew Diet
2017 Biased World View
2016 Control In The Age Of Entanglement
2015 Okay, Maybe Not Ceaseless
2014 Can Do
2013 Are You Helping?
2012 Inside All Truth Is A Vacuum
2011 So, Whom Are We Trying To Fool Then?

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Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
   —    Edwin Hubbel Chapin
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On This Day In:
2019 Six Reasons Why #DumbDonald Will Always Be A Failure
2018 The Trouble With Bookstores
Another No Chew Diet
2017 Biased World View
2016 Control In The Age Of Entanglement
2015 Okay, Maybe Not Ceaseless
2014 Can Do
2013 Are You Helping?
2012 Inside All Truth Is A Vacuum
2011 So, Whom Are We Trying To Fool Then?

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My Wish

Favorite Line(s):
My wish,
For you,
Is that this life
Becomes
All that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big,
And your worries stay small,
You never need to carry
More than you can hold,
And while you’re out there
Getting where you’re getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you,
And wants the same things too,
Yeah, this,
Is my wish.
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On This Day In:
2019 My Thoughts About The X-mas Turkey…
2018 Merry X-mas – 2018
2017 Focus On Christmas — 2017
2016 Merry X-mas – 2016
2015 Merry X-mas – 2015
2014 Merry X-mas – 2014
2013 Merry X-mas – 2013
2012 Merry Christmas – 2012
2011 I Have Seen

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First off:  Merry Christmas to all… !!
Second:  Hug everyone at your table and say a prayer of blessings for absent friends and family.
Third:  Please remember in your thoughts all of the first responders and essential workers who are risking their health and the safety of their families to be on the job where we need them.  Police, firefighters, EMTs, health workers, PPE and vaccine manufacturers, supermarket / food-store / essential services staff, transportation (truck drivers and delivery) staff,  our military defending us around the world and our civilian government employees working to keep our water, food and air clean.
Finally:  Please, please, please… 
Wash your hands frequently
Wear a mask when out of your home
Practice social distancing, and,
Get your vaccine shot(s) as soon as you are eligible.
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On This Day In:
2019 My Thoughts About The X-mas Turkey…
2018 Merry X-mas – 2018
2017 Focus On Christmas — 2017
2016 Merry X-mas – 2016
2015 Merry X-mas – 2015
2014 Merry X-mas – 2014
2013 Merry X-mas – 2013
2012 Merry Christmas – 2012
2011 I Have Seen

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