Saturday, January 22, 2011

I Think This is a Good Song

A good song, a nice bike ride, a fireplace and full moon, a seashore and sand, a galaxy and clay, just some of the elements of an ideal day. I Think This is a Good Song. Featuring the trio: osullivus, mattox, virtuous playing an original score.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

From the Category: Backward

Think about it: it wasn't that long ago that in Alabama two men could walk into a bar and within just a few minutes one would be served a beer and the other would be murdered.

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley told a church crowd just moments into his new administration that those who have not accepted Jesus as their savior are not his brothers and sisters.
This guy just shifted the hate over a little, that's all.  And, as it was before the Civil Rights Movement, he seems to think there is nothing wrong with his approach.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Happy Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday!

"And another reason I'm happy to live in this period is that we have been forced to a point where we are going to have to grapple with the problems that men have been trying to grapple with through history, but the demands didn't force them to do it. Survival demands that we grapple with them.  Men for years now have been talking about war and peace. But now no longer can they just talk about it. It is no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence in this world; it's nonviolence or nonexistence. That is where we are today."

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "I've Been to the Mountaintop" April 3, 1968.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Le Ballon Rouge

Et le Ballon Rouge!
(in four parts)

part 1

part 2

part 3

part 4

Paddle to the Sea

On Film Day at school in the 1960's, we learned about art, history, safety, what to do in a nuclear blast, good table manners, how to revere a new book, and we got to see this film, "Paddle to the Sea."  It's a story of innocence and good luck - and geography.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Friday, January 07, 2011

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Finding a Voice

It's the story of the golden voiced homeless man in Ohio.  Usually these "amazing talented person!" videos turn out not to be amazing.  This one turns out to be amazing.

"This clip speaks for itself -- literally. The Columbus Dispatch discovered a homeless man along Ohio's I-71 claiming to have 'the God-given gift of voice,' and what began as your everyday viral video has exploded into a life-changing experience for one man. Yesterday morning he was a panhandler; today he's the most in-demand voice personality in the world..."

Read the story. Watch the videos.  Here's a guy who gets sober, finds his spiritual path, focuses on the good, and does not fade away.  Not everyone who does the above survives or thrives, but here's one who is having a good upswing, and that is pleasing.