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Sonic Gem: The 1950s – Ten For Ten

This decade’s music was dominated by rock-n-roll; doo-wop, pop, swing, rhythm and blues, blues, country and rockabilly.   The playlist below offers the top ten songs in the United States for each year of this decade.  Enjoy!!

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One Thousand Recordings – ABBA – Gold

Tonight, we begin a new aspect of Aloha Promises Forever. We are going to explore recordings that it is said that we should all hear before we die. Tonight, we are starting with Abba.  This is a group that most … Continue reading

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Happy First Day of Fall!!

According to the US Naval Observatory, the 2017 Autumn Equinox does not happen until 4:02 PM EDT. September 22, 2017.  But, most of us aren’t as exact as that, are we?  So, let the celebration begin!! Winter officially begins in … Continue reading

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Life’s Loving Song

Last night’s Wednesday night sermon was based on https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs+3%3A5-8&version=NIV Proverbs 3:5-8New International Version (NIV) 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart     and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him,     and he will make … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Always Seek For Truth Or Lose Your Ability To Love

“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Sonnets From the Portuguese – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Elizabeth Barret Browning wrote Sonnets From the Portuguese from 1845 to 1846.  It is a collection of 44 love sonnets.   Interestingly, the story is that originally the title was to be Sonnets From the Bosnian.  Robert Browning had always called his … Continue reading

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First Principles: Action Plan – The Great Renewal

Every society has a fabric in which every thread works together to bring about a finished, lasting and dignified governance.  During my lifetime, my fellow citizens and I have watched society’s fabric undergo a great unraveling. The changes brought about … Continue reading

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First Principles: Immigrants Conforming To Our Nation’s Principles and Laws Are Welcome

“Born in other countries, yet believing you could be happy in this, our laws acknowledge, as they should do, your right to join us in society, conforming, as I doubt not you will do, to our established rules. That these … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: It’s the Moments That Make Up the Years

“People forget years and remember moments.” -Ann Beattie, novelist (b. 8 Sep 1947) The years roll on by us.  It’s the moments in each year that make the journey memorable.  There is no argument there.   Time is fascinating that … Continue reading

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Autumn Eases In

This past Tuesday’s Short Form Poetry Workshop was devoted to a special genre of weather orientated poetry.  The first of two that I wrote that night is Autumn Eases In.  I think I wrote it as much in avoidance of the … Continue reading

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