“Sunday Thoughts”

vintagethanksgiving“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”


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“Sunday Thoughts”


“Our veterans left everything they knew and loved and served with exemplary dedication and courage so we could all know a safer America and a more just world. They have been tested in ways the rest of us may never fully understand…. On Veterans Day, and every day, let us show them the extraordinary gratitude they so rightly deserve…”

–Barack Obama, 2015 November 5th

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Veterans Day 2017


“…let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations”

–Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address; March 4, 1865


And because this blog did not post on September 15; we also remember former Prisoners of War and those still missing. Until they all come home.


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Halloween Sounds

halloweenmusiciansLast year, and in some years past, I have celebrated All Hallow’s Eve on this blog with creepy, funny, or weird music to get into the Halloween mood.  “Trick or Treaters” were scarce around our house tonight, so the following videos are my treats to you for the evening.

First the weird, funny, and a little creepy Wayne Brady and his 1930s version of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”.


If you have to clean your palate of the taste that was left in your mouth from that “treat”; you can join the original version already in progress.

So, ghosts and goblins and the undead, roam our streets wreaking havoc and frightening the innocents–“Who you gonna call?” That would be Ray Parker and some Hollywood cameos.



Jump in the line and open some of that candy and shake me out a Kit-Kat bar.

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