Daily Archives: June 14, 2013

National Geographic Live! – Alison Wright: Portraits of the Human Spirit


Published on May 27, 2013

After confronting her own mortality in a near-fatal bus crash, photographer Alison Wright dedicates her career to capturing the human spirit through her photographs and writing.

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National Geographic Live! – Poverty on the Homefront


Published on Jun 3, 2013

Photographer Alison Wright travels across the U.S., shedding light on the country’s shockingly large number of impoverished children.

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National Geographic – Barry Clifford: Pirate Treasure Found


National Geographic Live! – Barry Clifford: Pirate Treasure Found

Published on Jun 11, 2013

After years of searching, underwater explorer Barry Clifford made world headlines in 1985 with his discovery of the first fully verified pirate shipwreck: the Whydah, which sank near Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in April 1717.

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In Her Words: Sylvia Earle on Women in Science


Published on Jun 14, 2013

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June 14, 2013—On June 13, aquanaut, oceanographer and marine biologist Sylvia Earle received the Hubbard Medal, the National Geographic Society’s highest honor, for distinction in exploration, discovery and research. In light of recent public discussions about women in the sciences, National Geographic asked Sylvia to discuss her experiences as a woman in a field previously considered a man’s world.

From ProPublica – A Father’s Day Remembrance


From ProPublica - A Father’s Day Remembrance

From ProPublica – A Father’s Day Remembrance (click to access story)

Haiku: Petals


Haiku: Petals 

A flower’s petal 
Pendulating lightly
Gently rests  aground. 

9 Fruits & Veggies With The Most Pesticides – Ka Sundance


You you thought vegetables and fruit are e healthier diet? First you have to sort them out!

The Graduate – Sound of Silence / Scarborough Fair (SImon and Garfunkel)


Leonard Cohen-Always


Uploaded on Jan 28, 2008

(Oh friends, … don’t matter if you’re a man or a woman.
If you’re in love with somebody,
these are the words that you got to learn to say. 
Now listen carefully. Here it comes…)

I’ll be loving you always
with a love that’s true, always
When the thing you’ve planned
needs my helping hand,
I will understand, always, always

Days may not be fair, always
Yeah but that’s when I’ll be there, always
Not for just an hour,
Not for just a day,
Not for just a year, but always.

I said that I’ll be loving you, always
with a love that’s true, always.
When the thing you’ve planned
needs my helping hand,
I will, I will understand, always, always

(Oh that’s pretty … that’s pretty too … Oh darling)

The days may not be fair, always
Yeah but that’s when I’ll be there, always
Not for just a second, or a minute, or an hour,
Not for just a weekend and a shake down in the shower,
Not for just the summer and the winter going sour,
But always, always, always

(Ok if you don’t want to quit, let’s try it one more time)

I’ll be loving you, always
with a love that’s true, always.
When the thing you’ve planned
needs my helping hand,
I will understand, I will, I will understand, always, always

The days may not be fair, always
(Don’t worry, baby)
That’s when I’ll be there, always
Not for just an hour,
Not for just a day,
Not for just a year, but always.

Leonard Cohen – Sound of Silence (tribute to Paul Simon)


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Sound of Silence – Paul Simon (fragments)

“Hello darkness, my old friend,
I’ve come to talk with you again”

“In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone,
neath the halo of a street lamp,
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence“.

“And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more.
People talking without speaking,
People hearing without listening,
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dare
Disturb the sound of silence”.

“Hear my words that I might teach you,
Take my arms that I might reach you.
But my words like silent raindrops fell,
And echoed
In the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon God they made.
And the sign flashed out its warning,
In the words that it was forming.
And the sign said, the words of the prophets

Are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls.
And whisperd in the sounds of silence”.

……………

Poem (“I heard of a man …”) from “Let Us Compare Mythologies” – Leonard Cohen

I heard of a man
who says words so beautifully
that if he only speaks their name
women give themselves to him.

If I am dumb beside your body
while silence blossoms like tumors on our lips.
it is because I hear a man climb stairs and clear his throat outside the door.

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Louis Armstrong: St. James Infirmary



Louis Armstrong
St. James Infirmary
from The Best of Jazz Classics

Louis Armstrong St James Infirmary Lyrics

Songwriters: WHITE, HY / DP,
It was down in Old Joe’s barroom,
On the corner by the square,
The usual crowd was assembled
And big Joe McKinney was there.

He was standing at my shoulder.
His eyes were bloodshot red;
He turned to the crowd around him,
These are the very words he said:

“I went down to the St. James Infirmary
I saw my baby there,
She’s laid out on a cold white table,
So so cold, so white, so fair.”

Chorus
“Let her go, let her go, God bless her;
Wherever she may be
She may search this wide world over
She’ll never find a sweet man like me.” (hah, hah, bragging)
Oh, when I die, bury me
In my high top Stetson hat;
Put a twenty-dollar gold piece on my watch chain
God’ll know I died standin’ pat.

I want six crap shooters for pall bearers.
Chorus girl to sing me a song.
Put a jazz band on my hearse wagon.
Raise Hell as I roll along.

Roll out your rubber tired carriage,
Roll out your old time hat.
Twelve men going to the graveyard
And eleven coming back.

Now that I’ve told my story,
I’ll take another shot of booze.
And if anyone should happen to ask you,
I’ve got those gamblers’ blues.

 

 

Duke Ellington & Louis Armstrong – (In my) Solitude 1934


Ella Fitzgerald – (In My) Solitude (Verve Records 1956) And some “Solitude” photos


 

 

Uploaded on Jan 2, 2011

 

With Barney Kessel on guitar, (In My) Solitude” is a 1934 jazz standard, composed by Duke Ellington, with lyrics by Eddie DeLange and Irving Mills.

Ella’s accopanied by Ben Webster (ts), Stuff Smith (vl), Paul Smith (p), Barney Kessel (g), Joe Mondragon (b), and Alvin Stoller (d). Recorded September 4, 1956, Radio Recorders, Hollywood. (Verve Records)

In my solitude you haunt me
With reveries of days gone by
In my solitude you taunt me
With memories that never die
I sit in my chair
I’m filled with despair
There’s no one could be so sad
With gloom ev’rywhere
I sit and I stare
I know that I’ll soon go mad
In my solitude
I’m praying
Dear Lord above
Send back my love
Dear Lord above
Send back my love

in my solitude alt. take

in my solitude alt. take (Photo credit: mumucs)

Solitude

Solitude (Photo credit: Moyan_Brenn)

 

Quotation: Lucy Maud Montgomery on Solitude


While solitude with dreams is glorious, solitude without them has few charms.

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) Discuss

THis Day in the Yesteryear: FALKLANDS WAR: ARGENTINE FORCES SURRENDER TO THE BRITISH (1982)


Falklands War: Argentine Forces Surrender to the British (1982)

Both Argentina and Britain had long claimed sovereignty over the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic Ocean when, despite ongoing negotiations, Argentina invaded the islands with 10,000 troops in April 1982. About 250 British soldiers and about 700 Argentines died before Argentina surrendered, ending the undeclared, 74-day war. The defeat discredited Argentina’s military government and helped lead to the restoration of civilian rule in 1983. Who claims sovereignty over the islands today? More… Discuss

DISTRESSING REPORT ON DOMESTIC CHILD LABOR (the cancer of humanity is known as GREED)


Distressing Report on Domestic Child Labor

Released on Wednesday to coincide with this year’s World Day Against Child Labor, a report on child laborfrom the UN’s International Labour Organization estimates that some 10.5 million children around the globe currently work as domestic laborers. More than half are believed to be between the ages of five and 14, and nearly three quarters are female. They are largely denied access to education and are often subject to abuse, but their plight, for the most part, remains hidden behind the closed doors of the private homes in which they work. More… Discuss