Editor’s Note: First of two parts on U.S. Attorney General William Barr and his secret life with the CIA leading up to his first time in the position under President George H. W. Bush, with Part Two coming soon. Stay tuned. To tell the complete story of William Barr’s intrigues requires a book. This two-part […] … Continue reading Meet William Barr, The Man You Never Got To Know — THE SHINBONE STAR
Three Dog Night — yes, the ’60s-’70s rock band of “One (Is the Loneliest Number)” fame — performed in Pensacola, Fla, last night. After more than an hour spent running through their “book” of hits from years gone by, they returned to the stage and silenced the crowd with an a capella rendition of Kurt Bestor’s haughtingly moving song “Prayer of the Children.”
Before sharing their heart-wrenching signature harmonies on this deeply thought-provoking song, they asked us to set aside our politics, our prejudices and listen carefully to the words Bestor wrote after witnessing what the Yugoslavian civil war did to the children of that country decades ago.
Since Bestor wrote it in the 1990s, numerous choirs and performers have delivered its message to audiences around the world. Three Dog Night’s rendition of the song following the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut is available on You…
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via Bear necessities — bluebird of bitterness
Has Mercury gone retrograde?
I kick myself for saying,
With half of my appliances
Not working and not playing.
I’m glad its spring, I have to say,
And home a warmer venue…
Because the bed is cold at night
And salad’s on the menu.
The microwave gave in and died,
The cooker’s playing up,
And when my heated blanket croaked,
It sort of filled my cup…
The printer will not work at all,
The lawnmower, though gold
From all the spraying in the shed,
Refused to start, it’s old.
In this list of disaster,
My poor car was just one item,
For things are breaking left and right,
It seems, ad infinitum.
But, let’s look on the bright side here,
The car, at least, is sorted,
And most ‘disasters’ prove themselves
Not all that they’re reported.
I really ought to lose some weight,
So salad will do nicely,
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If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present. Lao Tzu Eddie’s Garden Photos Tall Grass 2019 via In The Present — Eddie Two Hawks
Otto Warmbier, god rest his soul, was victim of his perceived white privilege: “I like that poster on the wall in the hall of my hoteI, think I’ll take it.” Really? “But what the hell? What’s the worst that could happen? I’ll say it was a dumb prank and apologize.” Oh son, you were in […] … Continue reading Taking them at their word: Trump never met a strongman he didn’t like (well, maybe one) — THE SHINBONE STAR