Category Archives: Music & The Arts
Besides the upcoming movie trailers, the automobile industry came up with most of the best. Honda’s CRV’s talking yearbook and 84 Lumber’s immigration story were the most inspirational.
Kia’s ad with Melissa McCarthy scored big in USA Today’s annual meter. http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ad-meter/super-bowl/2017/02/06/melissa-mccarthy-kia-ad-captures-2017-ad-meter-title/97540302/
“If that car is a Buick, my kid is Cam Newton,” remarks a parent as his child morphs into last year’s Super Bowl quarterback.
Avacados fr0m Mexico featured a member of a Secret Society streaming their activities during a meeting on his cell phone.
Busch beer placed a man disturbing nature while opening up his hissing beer can.
It’s a 10 Hair Care had over a dozen attention-getting styles flashing during their 30 second spot.
The Fabreze commercial reminded viewers to get the air freshioners set up for the rush-to-the-bathroom halftime break.
Skittles showed a young Romeo tossing candies through a second floor window not only to his love but members of her entire family.
This year, for once in the 51 year history of the Super Bowl, the game itself was the highlight of the day! Whether you like the Patriots or not, you have to admit that their comeback was the greatest comeback of all times.
Credit for this should be given to Holly and Dan Dailey, who worked tirelessly in Minneapolis on this project between 1980 and 2005:
Step 1: Make time for reading with your children.
Step 2: Create an environment for reading.
a) Read aloud to kids everyday,
b) Discuss stories, events, and the world around them,
c) Encourage children to learn letters and words,
d) Take children to libraries and bookstores, and
e) Encourage reading and writing as free-time activities.
Step 3: Read good books and talk about them
This information came from Becoming a Nation of Readers – A Simplified View
from the editors of The Five Owls.
St. Dan Louis’ Web-Blog from Estella Vista, West Texas (written by St. Danny in 2009) fyi: DLD passed away on 11-22-2016
My older brother had a thing about numerology, anniversaries (Kennedy assassination conspiracy theories, etc.), justice particularly for minors with a real rough childhood, and establishing a safe haven for those that could benefit from “getting away from it (rat races) all” where the southwest Texas desert air and mountains offer a respite that will last an improved lifetime.
If you have never red any of his writings, now is the time to also pray that Dan L. has no more time to spend in purgatory, which he believed was only a Catholic myth. Enjoy his style and messages often hidden within the paragraphs and diagrams:
HC-65, Box 243 A
Alpine, TX 79830
Factors of Senior Health . . .
Item #A – “Seniors”, for lack of a better term, have some commonalities:
- Set in own ways
- Know what they like.
- Some level of frustration with their loss of skills and physiological facilities:
Physical, psychological, cognitive thinking, and others
Item # B – Issues: What is real?
Is it time to embrace change?
Item # C – Solutions may be a combination of these eight dimensions of wellness ^ ^ ^ (courtesy of the I.U. School of Public Health).
“What is the greatest of these,” Jesus Christ might ask?
Item # D – Whatssup?
- Senior ingenuity,
- Veteran skills,
Item # E – Senior Ergonomics
Use of tools, techniques, resources, and cognition to make living tasks easier.
- Loss of hand strength >>> easy open bottles, cans, medicines
- Loss of teeth>>>> select recipes that can be easily chewed and digested; cut foods into smaller bites;
- Loss of mobility >>>> walkers, canes
- Loss of cognitive skills >>>> use of wisdom, experience, senior ingenuity
- Loss of taste>>> spices
- Loss of dexterity >>>> tools, methods
- Loss of sight >>> glasses, virtual reality goggles,
- Loss of hearing >>>> aids, signage, vibrations
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Celebrating the 800th Jubilee (1216-2016)
Three major Dominican saints are celebrated this week.
Thursday, April 28th is the feast of St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort (1673-1716). He was ordained in 1700 in France and entered the third order of Dominicans. He preached the rosary and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary throughout France.
If you are looking forward to a special spiritual journey, pick up the Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary. The next Preparation period is July 13th for Consecration on the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary, August 15th.
April 29th is the feast of St. Catherine of Siena (1347-1380). She was born the 24th of 25 children in Siena, Italy. She went on to counsel popes and princes in war-torn Northern Italy. She helped to end the Babylonian Captivity when the pope was in Avignon, France. She died in Rome and is buried there in the church, Santa Maria sopra Minerva. We will visit her on our pilgrimage. Her famous work is The Dialogues and she is a Doctor of the Church, one of the first women so honored.
April 30th is the feast of Pope St. Pius V (1504-1572, pope: 1566-1572). He became a Dominican priest in 1528 and taught in Italy for sixteen years. He spoke and wrote against the Protestant reformation and became inquisitor for Como, Italy.
Pius V became Cardinal, but fell out of favor with Pope Pius IV. He was elected pope after Pius IV and continued the reform of the Church after the Council of Trent. He is famous for seeing in vision the defeat of Islamic forces in the Battle of Lepanto on October 7, 1571.
GOLDEN GATE PARK, S.F. – April 20, 2016, 1200 hrs. PDT –
‘man, did you catch the buzz?!?
“… and sure, I try a rice crispy AND a bit of brownie.”
‘Dunt have pictures to prove it, but we were there in Sharon Meadow of Golden Gate Park; USA – 4:20 p.m. comes a little late in the sunny day, but you can light up at the same time, man.
January 28 is observed as the feast day of this great writer and theologian.
He was born in Italy during 1225 and passed on March 7, 1274, after also living in France.
Check his writings out: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Aquinas
Hadn’t had a hit all morning
It is true; I haven’t had a hit all day.
St. Mateo, pray for us.
It is a day to be on time in St. Palo.
You’ve probably heard very little about Saint Palo Alto the patron saint of Stanford University. Seems like ol’ Mrs. Leland Stanford moonlighted with her Presbyterian church in Menlo Park.
It may be best to be back among the brethren to living in the present. Remember, don’t space it out. Got the women waiting. Time to reveal all. Please try to be modest, sexy, hot, discrete, and understandable.
9:29 a.m. and all is a little blurred suddenly at this moment.
Good thing that I took a hit before leaving the train depot. Some sort of Sativa lozenge… honey-lemon they call it. Very tasty, fruitful, with a pleasant grassy taste.
The plan is simple. Heal thyself by the grace of God.
Take energy in an efficient way and rechannel that into the plan. Use 10% of brain cells to manage the execution.
Upon arrival at St. Palo we stumbled into the esteemed Opportunity Center for the Homeless. No way to see a counselor, so staff urged me to hangout and wait for something or other to happen; waste time.
Not to be deterred, I rambled out the door toward the ladies’ medical office. Time. OK. On time.
But this living in the past, rather than in thee moment, is mindblowing. Even if my consciousness was not too stoned, maybe I would not be so concerned and perhaps very, very, worried.
After 50 years, the playlist from the first of the five “Fare Thee Well” shows is below.
Friends report that attendees at last night’s Saturday show received roses as they arrived.
The Dead played the following standards during their first concert together in years:
“Uncle John’s Band”
“Cream Puff War”
“Viola Lee Blues”
“Turn On Your Love Light”
“Drums / Space”
“What’s Become of the Baby”
“The Other One”
and the Encore: “Casey Jones”
Set 1: From the first concert in Chicago 7/3/15:
Box of Rain (lead vocals: Phil Lesh)
Jack Straw (lead vocals: Bob Weir and Phil Lesh)
Bertha (lead vocals: Trey Anastasio)
Passenger (lead vocals: Bob Weir and Bruce Hornsby)
Crazy Fingers (lead vocals: Trey Anastasio) (>)
The Music Never Stopped (lead vocals: Bob Weir)
- Mason’s Children
- Scarlet Begonias (lead vocals: Trey Anastasio) (>)
- Fire on the Mountain (lead vocals: Bruce Hornsby) (>)
- New Potato Caboose (lead vocals: Phil Lesh) (>)
- Playing in the Band(Bob Weir song) (lead vocal s: Bob Weir; with… West L.A. Fadeaway tease) (>)
- Let It Grow (lead vocals: Bob Weir) (>)
- Help on the Way (lead vocals: Trey Anastasio) (>)
- Franklin’s Tower (lead vocals: Phil Lesh)
- Encore: Ripple
The last California Show
Second concert playlist: June 28th
Feel Like a Stranger
New Minglewood Blues
(Bruce Hornsby on lead vocals)
Loser (Jerry Garcia song) (Bruce Hornsby on lead vocals)
Alabama Getaway (lead vocal: Trey Anastasio)
Hell in a Bucket
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
Eyes of the World
Drums (with Sikiru Adepoju on talking drum)
I Need a Miracle
Death Don’t Have No Mercy (Reverend Gary Davis cover)
The final concert in Chicago on July 5, 2015 included these songs:
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider,
Built To Last,
Samson & Delilah,
Mountains Of The Moon
Terrapin Station >
Days Between >
Not Fade Away
Touch Of Grey
Attics Of My Life