Monthly Archives: November 2012

Mortal portal (poetic thought by GeorgeB)


Mortal portal

(poetic thought by GeorgeB)

Point of no return…

Turn on the spiral, downward,

Faster, faster, faster

The event horizon ahead,

for sole destination,

a circumference –

heavenly blessing –

nowhere in sight… 

November fog (poetic thought by George B)


November fog

(poetic thought by George B)

Love is a smudge of a hand,

on the  foggy  window

smelling of fog, of a cold November night

making its way through the layers of coats

overcoats,  and to cling to skin and bones in a solid embrace – brrrrrrrrr  rhythmically –

 for few long minutes, dripping on the rugs

with a washing like motions hands reach for heat

almost into the fireplace’s wood fire,

while the fog dissipates. 

Dust in the wind Kansas


Dust in the wind

I close my eyes
Only for a moment, then the moments gone
All my dreams
Pass before my eyes, a curiosity
Dust in the wind
All they are is dust in the wind Same old song
Just a drop of water in an endless sea
All we do
Crumbles to the ground, though we refuse to see
Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind, ohh Now, don’t hang on
Nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky
It slips away
And all your money won’t another minute buy
Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind Dust in the wind
Everything is dust in the wind
Everything is dust in the wind
The wind

Kansas – Hold On


Look in the mirror and tell me 
Just what you see 
What have the years of your life 
Taught you to be 
Innocence dyin’ in so many ways 
Things that you dream of are lost 
Lost in the haze 

Hold on, Baby Hold on 
‘Cause it’s closer than you think 
And you’re standing on the brink 
Hold on, Baby Hold on 
‘Cause there’s something on the way 
Your tomorrow’s not the same as today 

Don’t you recall what you felt 
When you weren’t alone 
Someone who stood by your side 
A face you have known 
Where do you run when it’s too much to bear 
Who do you turn to in need 
When nobody’s there 

Hold on, Baby Hold on 
‘Cause it’s closer than you think 
And you’re standing on the brink 
Hold on, Baby Hold on 
‘Cause there’s something on the way 
Your tomorrow’s not the same as today 

Outside your door He is waiting 
Waiting for you 
Sooner or later you know 
He’s got to get through 
No hesitation and no holding back 
Let it all go and you’ll know 
You’re on the right track 

Hold on, Baby Hold on 
‘Cause it’s closer than you think 
And you’re standing on the brink 
Hold on, Baby Hold on 
‘Cause there’s something on the way 
Your tomorrow’s not the same as today

Supernatural – Kansas – Don’t You Cry No More



Carry on my wayward son,
There’ll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest
Don’t you cry no more

Once I rose above the noise and confusion
Just to get a glimpse beyond this illusion
I was soaring ever higher, but I flew too high
Though my eyes could see I still was a blind man
Though my mind could think I still was a mad man
I hear the voices when I’m dreamin’, I can hear them say:

Carry on my wayward son,
There’ll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest
Don’t you cry no more

Masquerading as a man with a reason
My charade is the event of the season
And if I claim to be a wise man, it surely means that I don’t know
On a stormy sea of moving emotion
Tossed about I’m like a ship on the ocean
I set a course for winds of fortune, but I hear the voices say:

Carry on my wayward son,
There’ll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest
Don’t you cry no more NO!

Carry on, you will always remember
Carry on, nothing equals the splendor
Now your life’s no longer empty
Surely heaven waits for you

Carry on my wayward son,
There’ll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest
Don’t you cry
Don’t you cry no more

10 Best Supernatural Music Moments



#10: Bad Company (Bad Company) as seen in “Scarecrow” 1×11
#9: Laugh, I Nearly Died (Rolling Stones) as seen in “Bloody Mary” 1×05
#8: Well Respected Man (the Kinks) as seen in “it’s a Terrible Life” 4×17
#7: Don’t Fear the Repear (BOC) as seen in “Faith” 1×12
#6:Wanted Dead or Alive (Bon Jovi) as seen in “No Rest for the Wicked” 3×16
#5: Bad Moon Rising (CCR) as seen in “Devils Trap-In My Time of Dying 1×22-2×01
#4: Knocking on Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan) as seen in “Dark Side of the Moon” 5×17
#3: In A Gadda Da Vida (Iron Butterfly) as seen in “Skin” 1×06
#2:Renegade (Styx) as seen in “Nightshifter” 2×12
#1: Rock of Ages (Def Leppard) as seen in “Swan Song” 5×22

 

Mondial – Atat de frageda So fresh thou art



Women in universal painting…. 
Lyrics Mihai Eminescu
So fresh thou art

Thou scarcely touchest the soft carpet,
The silk on thee doth rustling stream,
From top to toe so light and lofty,
Thou floatest like an airy dream.

From draping folds like purest marble
Thine image unto me appears,
My whole soul on thine eyes is hanging,
Those eyes so full of joy and tears.

O happy dream of love, so happy,
Thou bride of fairy tales, so mild,
No, do not smile! Thy smille doth show me
How sweet thou art, thou gentle child.

My poor eyes thou canst close for ever
With deepest night’s eternal charms,
With thy sweet lips’ sweet fondling, whispers,
Embracing me with thy cool arms.

A veiling thought at once now passes
Thy glowing eyes thus covering:
It is the dark renunciation,
The sweetest yearning’s shadowing.

Thou go’st away and, well I know it,
To follow thee must I no more,
Thou art for me now lost for ever,
My soul’s dear bride, whom I adore.

My only guilt was that I saw thee,
Which I to pardon have no might,
Mine arm I’ll stretch for ever vainly
To expiate my dream of light.

Like holy Virgin’s purest image
In my fond eyes thou will rise now,
The brightest crown on forehead bearing,
Where dost thou go? When comest thou?

 

Bob Marley Quotes.


A Soros-Made “New World Order” Takes Shape at the UN


gold the color of mustard!

The GOLDEN RULE

From ‘nsnbc’, by Wayne Madsen (Strategic Culture Foundation).

There is so much supporting evidence on the Internet, that I find it amazing that so few people are aware of current world trends in the setting up of a World Government (NWO).

Many that are aware, have difficulty in comprehending such undemocratic processes being introduced and gaining acceptance by countries’ leaders. I too cannot believe such a state being ‘born’ and put into action, from a human moral and ethics point of view. In the same way that I couldn’t conceive a militant attack on a private home and innocent people being murdered. The sort of thing that should only happen in movies! But no!, it’s a real life scenario.

If one reads the internet news, we learn that such things are really happening. Not any doubt about the authenticity of the reports. To reach a belief about the…

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Quotation: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) on Poverty


Poverty doesn’t bring unhappiness; it brings degradation.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Discuss

 

Today’s Birthday: SAINT KATHARINE DREXEL (1858)


Saint Katharine Drexel (1858)

The niece of a wealthy Philadelphia banker, Drexel inherited a vast fortune and used it to address racial injustice and educational inequality in the US. She established mission schools across the American West and founded Xavier University, the only historically black, Catholic university in the US. In 1891, after becoming a Roman Catholic nun, she founded a society of nuns to aid Native Americans and African Americans. The second US-born saint, Drexel is known as the patron saint of what? More… Discuss

 

This day in the Yesteryear: PONTCYSYLLTE AQUEDUCT OPENS IN WALES (1805)


Pontcysyllte Aqueduct Opens in Wales (1805)

It took 10 years to build the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, which towers over the River Dee valley in Wrexham, Wales. A feat of civil engineering, it is still in use more than two centuries later, allowing boats to cross the Llangollen Canal about 120 feet (35 m) above the valley. The aqueduct consists of a narrow cast iron trough supported by stone columns and bordered by a railed path that was built so horses could tow canal boats. The span occasionally closes for maintenance. How is it emptied? More… Discuss

YIKES! TOILET SEATS CLEANER THAN CUTTING BOARDS


Yikes! Toilet Seats Cleaner than Cutting Boards

It seems disturbingly counterintuitive, but it turns out thattoilet seats are actually cleaner than many kitchen items, including cutting boardssponges, and dishcloths. The average toilet seat is contaminated with 50 bacteria per square inch. By contrast, the average cutting board is contaminated with about 200 times more fecal bacteria, and the average dishcloth contains 20,000 times the bacteria. Even worse, sponges are a whopping 200,000 times more bacteria laden. If the findings are any indication, people could learn something from the relative cleanliness of their bathrooms and need to take greater pains to keep kitchen surfaces clean. More… Discuss

 

SATI


Sati

Sati is an Indian funerary practice in which a widow immolates herself on her husband’s funeral pyre. Though its stated purpose is to purge the sins of the couple and ensure their reunion in the afterlife, the practice has been encouraged by the low status of widowhood. Practiced since the 4th century BCE, sati became widespread in India in the 17th and 18th centuries, and not all instances were voluntary. Today, it occurs rarely, and mostly in remote areas. When was the practice outlawed? More…Discuss

 

Angel Cover – by Laura & Tereza


Laura and Tereza singing Angel by Sarah Mclachlan

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Sarah McLachlan – Angel [Official Music Video]


Angel” by Sarah McLachlan from Surfacing, available now.

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“Angel” Lyrics:
Spend all your time waiting
for that second chance
for a break that would make it okay
there’s always some reason
to feel not good enough
and it’s hard at the end of the day
I need some distraction
oh a beautiful release
memory seeps from my veins
let me be empty
oh and weightless and maybe
I’ll find some peace tonight

In the arms of the angel
fly away from here
from this dark cold hotel room
and the endlessness that you fear
you are pulled from the wreckage
of your silent reverie
you’re in the arms of the angel
may you find some comfort here

So tired of the straight life
and everywhere you turn
there’s vultures and thieves at your back
the storm keeps on twisting
you keep on building the lies
that you make up for all that you lack
it don’t make no difference
escaping one last time
it’s easier to believe 
in this sweet madness oh
this glorious sadness that brings me to my knees

In the arms of the angel
fly away from here
from this dark cold hotel room
and the endlessness that you fear
you are pulled from the wreckage
of your silent reverie
you’re in the arms of the angel
may you find some comfort here
you’re in the arms of the angel
may you find some comfort here

 

Kate Bush – This Woman’s Work


Alanis Morissette – Ironic (Video)


Secaia (Fagaras Country) – Romania (folkloric old religious traditions) Buhaiul (Craciun) and Plugarul (Easter)


Disambiguation

Do not confuse with Ploughman  or Red Ploughman .

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Farmer, I see, May 1, 1978

Farmer is usually present in several villages folk Fagaras , which is celebrated most industrious lad in the village.

Description

Takes place on the second day of Easter (in Bright Monday ). Spring is celebrated son who goes first to show, in other words, the most industrious lad in the village.

It is a tourist attraction, very beautiful and quite rare. In the past, this objection scattered area was larger, but now they meet again only about five villages Fagaras: Lower Coman , Cuciulata , Parau , Lower Venice , I see .

An ancient custom, like we can meet Mara Valley , the villages Hoteni , Hărniceşti , Şugatag of Maramureş and is called Sangeorz oxen , and one we meet again in Maramures Hoteni. It’s Tanjaua .

Template: Stub-Romanian folklore

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Șercaia
—  Sat  —
Biserica fortificată și clădirea cu două nivele, datând din anii 1776 - 1777, văzute de pe podul șoselei DN1, care traversează râul Șinca, la intrarea în Șercaia

Biserica fortificată și clădirea cu două nivele, datând din anii1776 – 1777, văzute de pe podul șoselei DN1, care traversează râul Șinca, la intrarea în Șercaia

Stema Șercaia
Stemă
Șercaia se află în Romania

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Localizarea satului pe harta României

Șercaia se află în Județul Brașov

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Șercaia

Localizarea satului pe harta județului Brașov

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Țară  România
Județ Actual Brasov county CoA.png Brașov
Comună Șercaia
Atestare documentară 1235

Altitudine 445 m [1] m.d.m.

Fus orar EET (UTC+2)
 – Ora de vară (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Cod poștal 507195
Prefix telefonic +40 x59 [2]

Șercaia în Harta Iosefină a Transilvaniei, 1769-73

Șercaia în Harta Iosefină a Transilvaniei, 1769-73

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Șercaia, mai demult Șerpeni, Sărcaia (în dialectul săsesc Schirkojen, Širken’en, în germană Schirkanyen, Schirkengen, Scharken, în maghiară Sárkány, în latină Sarcam) este o localitate în județul BrașovTransilvania,România. Este reședința comunei Șercaia.

În cadrul planului de dezvoltare durabilă a județului Brașov[3], localitatea Șercaia face parte din Microregiunea Dumbrava Narciselor, alături de comunele ComănaPărăuȘinca NouăȘinca și Mândra, scopul fiind promovarea regiunii și dezvoltarea de proiecte comune.

As I Went Down In The River To Pray – Northern Ambassadors Choir



The Northern Ambassadors of Music’s choir was composed of students from high schools across North Dakota and Montana and directed by Larry Swingen. We toured the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Germany, and Greece.

Cat Stevens ( Trouble)



Trouble 
Oh trouble set me free 
I have seen your face 
And it’s too much too much for me 

Trouble 
Oh trouble can’t you see 
You’re eating my heart away 
And there’s nothing much left of me 

I’ve drunk your wine 
You have made your world mine 
So won’t you be fair 
So won’t you be fair 

I don’t want no more of you 
So won’t you be kind to me 
Just let me go where 
I’ll have to go there 

Trouble 
Oh trouble move away 
I have seen your face 
And it’s too much for me today 

Trouble 
Oh trouble can’t you see 
You have made me a wreck 
Now won’t you leave me in my misery 

I’ve seen your eyes 
And I can see death’s disguise 
Hangin’ on me 
Hangin’ on me 

I’m beat, I’m torn 
Shattered and tossed and worn 
Too shocking to see 
Too shocking to see 

Trouble 
Oh trouble move from me 
I have paid my debt 
Now won’t you leave me in my misery 

Trouble 
Oh trouble please be kind 
I don’t want no fight 
And I haven’t got a lot of time

Politics Untitled #3


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I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry


and with Johnny Cash:

Every Day Another Story

Bumbastories salutes Hank Williams again.

I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry, written by Hank Williams in 1949 is one of Hank’s most poetic and beautiful lyrics, and was one of his greatest songs.

Hear that lonesome whipp-o-will

He sounds too blue to fly

The midnight train is whining low

I’m so lonesome I could cry

Sung here by Preston Maybank, with background harmonica by Bumba, it is a song that touches something soulful and sentimental.

I’ve never seen a night so long

When time goes crawlin’ by

The moon just went behind the clouds

To hide its face and cry

Did you ever see a robin weep?

When leaves begin to die?

Like me he’s lost the will to live

I’m so lonesome I could cry

The silence of a falling star

Lights up a purple sky

And as I wonder where you are

I’m so lonesome I could…

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Bibury, England.


quotation: Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) on Balance


From reading too much, and sleeping too little, his brain dried up on him and he lost his judgment.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: JAMES KNOX POLK (1795)


James Knox Polk (1795)

A native southerner and friend of Andrew Jackson, Polk was elected president of the US in 1845. During his administration, the US made large territorial gains. Polk peacefully negotiated the Oregon border dispute with Britain, while the US victory in the Mexican War secured much of the West. Though an efficient and competent president, Polk was exhausted by the time he left office, and he died three months later. Despite his happy marriage, he had no children. What likely rendered him sterile? More… Discuss

This Day in the Yesteryear: FIRST MAJOR INTERNET-DISTRIBUTED COMPUTER WORM LAUNCHED (1988)


First Major Internet-Distributed Computer Worm Launched (1988)

In 1988, Cornell University student Robert Morris launched a program supposedly aimed at measuring the size of the Internet. He had designed the ostensibly harmless program to count the computers connected to the small but growing Web by copying itself to each unit. Due to a design flaw, however, the program spread wildly, repeatedly copying itself to some computers and rendering them useless. A large part of the Internet was affected by the so-called Morris worm. What was Morris’s punishment? More… Discuss

 

THOUSANDS OF SHEEP FLOCK TO MADRID


Thousands of Sheep Flock to Madrid

It is not every day that one can witness thousands of sheep crowding the streets of a major city, but that was the sight in Madrid this past Sunday, as shepherds paraded a flock of more than 2,000 sheepthrough the capital. For more than 700 years, Spanish shepherds have had the right to use droving paths that wind across what were once open fields and woodlands for their seasonal livestock migration. As Madrid grew, some of these paths were enveloped by the urban center, but each year, a group of shepherds upholds the tradition and drives its flock through the city. More… Discuss

 

RINDERPEST


Rinderpest

Also called “cattle plague,” rinderpest was an acute, highly contagious viral disease of cattle with a sudden onset and high mortality. For centuries, it was the most severe infectious disease of cattle. Experiments with vaccination began in the 1700s, but it was not until the 1900s that widespread eradication efforts began meeting with success. In 2011, the UN formally declared rinderpest the second disease ever to have been eradicated in the wild. What was the first? More… Discuss

 

Quotation: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) on the first letter of the ILphabet (think about it: shouldn’t the alphabet start with the Letter I?)


I is the first letter of the alphabet, the first word of the language, the first thought of the mind, the first object of affection.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: GRANTLAND RICE (1880)


Grantland Rice (1880)

Born in Tennessee, Rice began his career as a reporter with theNashville News in 1901 before moving to New York. There, he became known as the “Dean of American Sportswriters.” For decades, he was in charge of selecting the All-American football team for Collier’s magazine. In his widely syndicated column, “The Sportlight,” Rice coined some of sports’ most memorable phrases. What famous quote about winning and losing is derived from one of Rice’s poems? More… Discuss

This Day in the Yesteryear: SHAKESPEARE’S OTHELLO PERFORMED FOR THE FIRST TIME (1604)


Shakespeare’s Othello Performed for the First Time (1604)

First performed at London’s Whitehall Palace, Shakespeare’sOthello—a timeless story of jealousy, betrayal, and racism—is still studied and debated today. The play is likely an adaptation of a short story by Italian writer Cinthio called “Un Capitano Moro” and may have been inspired by certain events of the day—such as the arrival of a Moorish delegation in London in 1600. In Shakespeare’s tale, the protagonist strangles his wife, but in Cinthio’s story, she is killed in what brutal way? More… Discuss

LINGUISTS TRACKING SLANG THROUGH TWITTER


Linguists Tracking Slang through Twitter

Before the advent of social networkslinguists had difficulty obtaining reliable data to study and track the spread of language. Now, researchers are taking advantage of the social media site Twitter to study the evolution of language over time and the spread of slangphrases and even emoticons.. Researchers at multiple US universities are currently collaborating on a study that will examine 40 million messages from approximately 400,000 individuals from specific locations to see how geographic areas influence each other’s use of language. More… Discuss

 

CATARACT SURGERY


Cataract Surgery

A cataract is an opacity of the lens of the eye, which can cause impaired vision or blindness. Because cataracts are a common result of normal aging, most people over age 60 have cataracts to some degree. In fact, cataract surgery is the most common surgical procedure in the US. One early remedy, developed thousands of years ago, involved using a needle to pierce the eye and push the lens out of the field of vision. In what regions is this dangerous, often blinding, technique still employed? More… Discuss