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Quote for Today April 4th

Quote for Today April 4th

on April 4, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be.” Thomas Jefferson, letter to Colonel Charles Yancey (6 January 1816). Thomas Jefferson (April 13 1743 – July 4, 1826) was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and the third President of the United States (1801–1809). He was […]

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Today’s Picture

Today’s Picture

on April 3, 2020, 6:00 AM / in People

Jane Digby (3 April 1807 – 11 August 1881) was an English aristocrat, famed for her remarkable love life and lifestyle. She had four husbands and many lovers, including King Ludwig I of Bavaria, his son King Otto of Greece, Bohemian nobleman and Austrian statesman Prince Felix of Schwarzenberg, and Greek general Christodoulos Hatzipetros. She died in Damascus, Syria, as the wife of Arab sheikh Medjuel el Mezrab, who was twenty […]

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Why Me Lord?

Why Me Lord?

on April 3, 2020, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

I had wondered as a young man, as to why should I should suffer disappointment, or sorrow, or tribulation? What have I done that God should send me these trials? Was He displeased with me? I am positive all have these questions. Each day, I learn of someone’s neighbors wife or husband or child has the same cancer that my mother in […]

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Ellis Marsalis, Fountains of Wayne’s Schlesinger die after COVID-19

Ellis Marsalis, Fountains of Wayne’s Schlesinger die after COVID-19

on April 2, 2020, 9:44 AM / in People

Ellis Marsalis Jr., a New Orleans jazz pianist and teacher and patriarch of a jazz dynasty, died Wednesday at age 85. His sons said the cause of death was pneumonia brought on by the COVID-19 coronavirus. Marsalis’ six sons include jazz greats Wynton and Branford Marsalis. Musician Adam Schlesinger, co-founder of the rock band Fountains of Wayne and an award-winning […]

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Two quick object lessons, and two beautiful song performances to watch/listen to…

on March 25, 2020, 9:33 AM / in Opinion, People

If you just want to skip down to the songs, that’s fine, though I think the stories are worth reading, too.  🙂 Just a little farther, he said… When I was about ten or twelve, a longtime dear friend of our family’s, a very kind-hearted, jovial man with an infectious laugh, took me on a day skiing trip to Tuckerman’s […]

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Hear Neil Diamond’s hand-washing rendition of ‘Sweet Caroline’

on March 25, 2020, 8:38 AM / in People

I loved Neil Diamonds ‘Sweet Caroline’ back in the 70s.  Couldn’t hear it often enough. I guess that is why this *updated version* by him should be shared far and wide.   ENJOY https://www.star-telegram.com/latest-news/article241444156.html Hear Neil Diamond’s hand-washing rendition of ‘Sweet Caroline’ BY NEIL DIAMOND VIA STORYFUL MARCH 23, 2020 04:32 PM Singer Neil Diamond shared a video of him singing his […]

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Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee

on March 24, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

The idol of the South to this day, Virginian Robert E. Lee had some difficulty in adjusting to the new form of warfare that unfolded with the Civil war, but this did not prevent him from keeping the Union armies in Virginia at bay for almost three years. The son of Revolutionary War hero “Light Horse” Harry Lee-who fell into […]

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Over the Hill

on March 24, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

All of us in this office have a stake in the term “Over the hill”. It is an expression that is used in corporate America today in reference to workers over fifty—in some cases the line of demarcation is as low as forty. The inference of the expression is that a person who has passed the “magic time mark in […]

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Louis L’Amour

Louis L’Amour

on March 22, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, March 22, 2017. One anomaly of our current politics is that the occupant of the Oval Office does not read books. This aversion came to light last summer as Donald J. Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination, and it came from the candidate himself. He has no time to read, Trump told Marc Fisher of The […]

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Quote for Today

on March 22, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion, People

Seven years ago and 9 more to go…. “The problem is that we now have de facto amnesty; whatever the on-paper law is, Washington isn’t deporting even a tiny percentage of the millions of illegals already here – or anything significant in terms of the numbers of new illegals arriving yearly. Aside from the illegals knowing that the likelihood of […]

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Quote for Today

on March 21, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“I am convinced that those who will take action have been doing so and the rest – well, the rest will do as they have been doing, pushing their heads further down to ensure they DO NOT SEE OR HEAR what is happening in front of them. Sort of like those folks who are always sick and tell you about […]

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How to walk your dog in the era of Covid19

on March 20, 2020, 7:50 AM / in People

H/T to Bill This good boy is not worried about the #Quarantine and still gets his daily walks. 12/10 @dog_rates would approve. pic.twitter.com/nXvWKmoYbM — Khalil (@sehnaoui) March 19, 2020  

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Split by COVID-19, Man Celebrates 67 Years With Wife Outside Her Nursing Home

Split by COVID-19, Man Celebrates 67 Years With Wife Outside Her Nursing Home

on March 20, 2020, 7:32 AM / in People, State News

The governor of Connecticut banned all visitors from nursing homes for 30 days because of the coronavirus and its impact on the elderly A Vernon, Connecticut, man celebrated his 67th wedding anniversary outside of his wife’s nursing home in Stafford Springs on Saturday. The couple isn’t allowed to visit each other because of COVID-19. Due to coronavirus concerns, Bob couldn’t […]

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Quote for Today, March 19th

Quote for Today, March 19th

on March 19, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil… “ John Adams Letter to Jonathan Jackson, October 2, 1789 John Adams was the second president […]

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Meet Yamila, Yamila won’t back down

on March 19, 2020, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

Hispanic children are more likely than those from other racial and ethnic backgrounds to be diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a type of blood cancer, and are more likely to die of their disease. Work led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists has pinpointed genetic factors behind the grim statistics. Yamila, who is now 10, has been fighting […]

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Quote for Today March 14th

Quote for Today March 14th

on March 14, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” Benjamin Franklin One of my students suggested this meant: There is a large difference between working on something with no purpose or dedication to achieving a goal, and actually acting on what you want to do and working with it until it comes to fruition. […]

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Quote for Today March 10th

on March 10, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“A limited democracy might indeed be the best protector of individual liberty and be better than any other form of limited government, but an unlimited democracy is probably worse than any other form of unlimited government, because its government loses the power even to do what it thinks right if any group on which its majority depends thinks otherwise. If […]

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Quote for Today

Quote for Today

on March 8, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“The springs of my faith and all my graces; the springs of my life and all my pleasures; the springs of my activity and all its right doings; the springs of my hope, and all its heavenly anticipations, all lie in thee, my Lord.” Charles Spurgeon Charles Spurgeon was a British Particular Baptist preacher. Spurgeon remains highly influential among Christians of […]

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Christian Actor Jim Caviezel Speaks to Liberty University Students: ‘You’re Here for a Reason’

Christian Actor Jim Caviezel Speaks to Liberty University Students: ‘You’re Here for a Reason’

on March 3, 2020, 6:41 AM / in People, Religion

Amanda Casanova | Religion Today Contributing Writer  Actor Jim Caviezel, who portrayed Jesus in the 2004 film “The Passion of the Christ,” told Liberty University students at the college’s convocation that God has given them an “opportunity.” “You’re going to be given a power and an opportunity. You’re here for a reason,” Caviezel said this week at Liberty’s Convocation. “Jesus said, ‘If they […]

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Louie Gohmert On The Life And Death Of Phillip Haney – Trevor Loudon’s New Zeal Blog

Louie Gohmert On The Life And Death Of Phillip Haney – Trevor Loudon’s New Zeal Blog

on March 2, 2020, 7:17 AM / in People

There is a short version of Louie Gohmert’s explanation of Phillip Haney’s death. H/T to Judy By: Vlad Tepes  |  NEW ZEAL Andrew Bostom called and directed my attention to an amazing speech given at the House by Louie Gohmert on the nature, and death of his friend, Phillip Haney. The entire speech is truly excellent and worthy of our time […]

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