Queer As Folk
- A Time From Now_Post513
- Taking Care Of Justin_1984 to 2005
- Road Trips in Six Parts_2000 to 2005
- The Window of My Mind_2005
- The Silence of His Smile_2006
- Just Another Singer in a Local Punk Band_2008
- Rememberance in Silken Blue_2010
- When Your Past Catches Up to His Future_2012
- The Shadows of His Past_2014
- Their Gift of Always_2009 & 2012_Two Christmas stories separated by four drabbles
- The Journey_AU_December 2002 to December 2004
Adam Lambert & Tommy Joe Ratliff
- Braedon Matthews
- Three Questions
- Ethan Is
- One Long and Delicate Golden Brown Curl
- Happiness in Its Entirity
- Somewhere Near the Back of the Closet
- Everyone Who Mattered to Them Was There
- Caught in the Light of His Eyes
- Every Second Wednesday
From: YouTube Ted-Ed_Over 100,000 metric tons of caffeine are consumed around the world every year. That’s equivalent to the weight of 14 Eiffel Towers! Caffeine helps us feel alert, focused, and energetic, even if we haven’t had enough sleep — but it can also raise our blood pressure and make us feel anxious. So how does it keep us awake? Hanan Qasim shares the science behind the world’s most widely used drug.
From YouTube: NASA Johnson
No one knows the International Space Station better than the people who live and work there—and now they’re sharing that knowledge in bite-sized chunks. In the first of a series of short videos called “SpeedyTime,” Expedition 52 flight engineer Jack Fischer gives us a quick-but-thorough tour of payload activities inside and outside the airlock in the station’s Japanese laboratory module, Kibo.
It's stunning to me how, even after all this time, those two little words still bring tears to my eyes. This vid, which I snagged from secretsolitaire, is a lovely tribute made for the 2th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book. It's 'The 20 most memorable moments from the Harry Potter series -as chosen by fams'.
Erin Mackey and Randy Harrison (Dot and George in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE) perform "Move On" in the Guthrie recording studio, accompanied by Musical Director Mark Hartman. See them onstage in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
I'm including the painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, as well as an image, from a different production, of the painting. I love the little cut-out animals!
It adds a bit of poignancy when you realize that Georges Seurat only lived another five years after this painting was completed, dying at 32 years of age. You can't help but wonder what else he might have accomplished given the chance to grow into his mature style.
From: YouTube Defenders of Wildlife
The first pic is of Opal Creek which really is opalesque in color. The second is Traditional, the third just strange, the fourth twisted.
In order to complete this task, I will need to read about five books per month which, frankly, is daunting but I managed last year so...maybe. And it is a task I completed for June
( Five Books )
Task 17_Project_100 MOVIES (To include completed series)
In order to complete this task, I will need to watch about 10 movies per month, a task I completed for June
Dribs & Drabs
9_A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin
I have embarked on this series at last. Book one down, I am on to book two
15_The Great Courses_History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective_Professor Gregory S Aldrete_48 Lectures
These next three relate to a book I have wanted to do for YEARS. I've come to realize that, since this little picture book relates to Lauren's childhood, doing it will be theraputic, a transition from my little girl, Lauren and my adult son, Aaron. Once done, we have another picture book in mind, a joint project, that deals with that transition.
32_Describe CHILD's (Outside) Style
33_Describe INSIDE Style
34_Describe ADVENTURE Style
This deals with myart scheduling because, after watching a couple of documentaries about artists, that in the main they work on many things at once. I never have but now I do, two different kinds of drawings and the above-mentioned book
55_Establish 3-minimum-simultaneous routine
'Doubt and contradictions are not tolerated in Mr. Trump's life; but, of course, they are there -- as they are in every life -- no matter how deeply concealed. You can see it in the tragic air that never leaves him, in the rhythm of his steps, the lines sculpted into his face, the rigidity of his neck as he signs those wretched executive orders. Yes, doubt must be there because he is not only intolerant of complexity; he fears it.
What false vigor then must demonizing and excluding millions of innocent people based on their race and religion inspire. And just like the censor who underestimates the common reader, Mr. Trump too has a limited interpretation of himself and therefore of humanity. And just like the censor, his actions will damage the fiber of his society because, in the long run, the lasting damage falls on the one doing the excluding more than those being excluded.'
The entire article can be found here.
Thank you fansee :)
Taken from the Daily Kos who took it from the Opinion Page page of the New York Times:
Written by user name El Jamon
I am not a wealthy man. According to Donald Trump, I would be a loser. I changed diapers. I am an attentive, nurturing father. I built a modest business.
I am devoted to my spouse. We've been through thick and thin, better or worse and we still remain devoted and deeply in love.
Our home is modest. Our car is not luxurious. I served my country and paid for college myself, without ever taking a loan or dime from my parents.
And I am happy because I am grateful.
Every single day, I am grateful for this life, better or worse, rich or poor. I'm even grateful for the trials and struggles I've had. I'm grateful for the wisdom life's difficulties and set backs have provided.
The man in the gilded tower is not grateful. He is not wise. He is steeped in fears that, though we see the same television news stations, and read many of the same papers, I do not share.
Why is it that someone who had never wondered how he was going to pay for college, someone who (unlike myself) was backed by the generosity of the happenstance of wealthy parents, someone who cycles through luxury, why is he not grateful? Why is he so angry?
Look at this wealthy, powerful man's face. He is tormented, even twisted by his fears, and envy and pride, despite the evidence and, as he often brags, the rewards of his greed and gluttony.
Why do I, a poor man by comparison, live in a state of gratitude, while he is in service to his envy and wrath? I view Mr. Trump's fear, lust and sloth and I do not envy him.
Instead, we went downtown, to The San Jose Museum of Art for a tea ceremony and it ws terrific.
From the museum's site:
The age-old eastern tradition of tea preparation and service encourages participants to focus with careful, slow attention on the color, form, aroma, and taste of tea, as well as the look and feel of the tea cup. Join Edward Gui, director of NanHai Art, to enjoy tea in a small group and share thoughts on the exhibition Your Mind, This Moment: art and the practice of attention.
Mr. Gui preparing. He first uses heated water to warm the cups and the pot. He then rinses the potted dry leaves. He uses a Cusinart deal-y to heat the water because each of the six kinds of tea -green, white, yellow, oolong, red, and black- are best served at different temperatures. A different pot and cups is used for each variety of tea.
We were served a green, an oolong, and a black tea.
This is Mr. Gui daily lunch routine which takes him about 30 minutes. I can imagine how, especially with a stressful job, this 30-minute medative break would set a better course for the rest of the afternoon. Oh and, naturally, he only uses loose-leaf tea from China. We do tea a couple of times a week and I can see how our 'routine' is probably going to be undergoing a couple of changes. That Cuisinart deal-y is very cool :)
From: Atlas Obscura:
At an arena in Cholpon-ata, a lakeside resort in Kyrgyzstan, the 2016 World Nomad Games kicked off in spectacular fashion on September 3. Horse riders showboated their skills; some of them rode while on fire, others lay horizontally across the saddle. An armor-clad Steven Seagal was the guest of honor, as competitors paraded behind their national flags.
The World Nomad Games, which finish on September 8, are designed to promote the nomadic cultural and sporting traditions of central Asia. Although many of the sports are rarely played outside of a handful of countries in the region, 40 nations participate in the competition.
At the opening ceremony, however, one of the showpieces was musical rather than sporting. A thousand players of the komuz, the three-stringed national instrument of Kyrgyzstan, played a song in perform harmony and rhythm. The musicians lined up in rows, dressed in traditional attire and many men wearing the kalpak, a white felt hat. Women, men and children all played on one knee.
The dazzling performance ushered in five days of sporting events, including er enish (horseback wrestling), kok-boru (a form of polo played with a goat carcass instead of a ball) and jereed (equestrian javelin).
From: me: Astonishing!!
This, the author implied, is something The Left/ The Progressives/ The Resistance/ The Dems etc., are lacking. He feels that The Resistance isn't good because it implies minority-status, which it isn't because afterall Hillary did win the popular vote by 2.9million votes, and it has the connotation of negativity since generally those resisting are dealt with harshly by those in power who have all the military stuff like armies as per history. The others mentioned seem to me to be generic, non-inclusive, and so on.
So, he wondered, is there a name that could be inclusive, positive, related to a point-of-pride in history, speak to common values etc. He admitted that he had nothing, was merely asking the question which I have herein paraphrased.
What do you think? Does a name help with cohesion? With identification? Do you think that The Tea-Party was a good name? Is all of this merely superficial nonsense? I have always felt that The Dems are not cohesive, we split along minority lines but I absolutely know that is changing. As one speaker at the Immigration Rally said, as many others have said, when they hurt one of us, they hurt all of us.
So, how to concisely define 'Us'? I got nothing, honestly. One suggestion, 'The Real Majority' I don't care for because it reminds me too much of 'The Moral Majority'.
Does anyone have an idea for naming a movement? Let me know.
I have of late posted any number of dissension quotes from notables, mainly Americans but not only, here on Livejournal that I'm going to write on my several postcards. The idea is to flood the White House in a visible way.
More information, only one of many sites, can be found here.
President Donald J. Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
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