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  • RUSH-The Camea Eye (40th Anniversary, with excellent accompanying video)

    02/11/2021 6:47:18 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 26, 2015 | Still Kickin
    With the 1981 release of Rush's Moving Pictures album, "The Camera Eye" took us on a musical journey across the Atlantic in the bands unique lyrical and musical style. The song tangibly describes New York and London; The long held subjects of story, fantasy and lore along with the qualities that energize these magical cities. Enjoy!!
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... January, February and March 2021

    01/01/2021 6:43:29 AM PST · by JustAmy · 618 replies
    1/01/2021 | The Mayor; Luvie; JustAmy
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • The Vaccine Before Christmas

    12/31/2020 4:40:39 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 4 replies
    email from friend | 12/25/2020 | Kevin A. Wilson
    The Vaccine Before Christmas By Kevin A. Wilson (with apologies to Clement Clarke Moore) ‘Twas some days before Christmas—how many I’m not sure (The days ran together; everything was a blur). All the houses were locked down from COVID-19, With everyone wishing for the promised vaccine. The children were nestled and sleeping just fine. They were all tuckered out from their classes online. And mamma in her kerchief and I in my cap Had just sanitized our hands and hung up our masks. The year had been hard. We were due a vacation. But the thing wanted most? Emergency use...
  • When Life Hung in the Balance

    12/27/2020 6:20:05 AM PST · by Mrs. Warrior · 1 replies
    In the garden of Gethsemane, before the trial of Jesus, the Son asked His Father if there was any other way to save mankind. The agony of having to bear the sins of the world, the love Jesus had was greater than the weight. On the cross when all the evil was breaking apart of His life, He cried out, “Father forgive them, they know not what they do”. Jesus knew, and could not let their sin into his soul, all of the salvation for man weighed in the balance of Him not letting the darkness enter His light of...
  • My 3 kindle Christmas books are FREE thru Christmas

    12/22/2020 1:43:55 PM PST · by mairdie · 16 replies
    Amazon ^ | December 2016 | Mary Van Deusen
    The Night Before Christmas, by Henry Livingston, NOT Clement MooreHenry Livingston, Jr.: The Christmas Poet You Always Loved, by Mary S. Van DeusenThrice Happy Poetry, by Henry Livingston
  • A ROCK

    12/10/2020 5:54:24 AM PST · by hcann · 1 replies
    HCANN
    25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. 26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. MAT 7.25
  • Gettysburg Address Recited by tiny K-12 Student Body before "An Evening with Walter Williams"

    12/02/2020 9:10:18 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 4 replies
    Self | 12-02-2020 | CharlesOconnell
    On the passing of Dr. Walter Williams, I'm looking at a video "An Evening with Walter Williams" https://youtu.be/RRUHk2Z6jfAThe student body of such a small, conservative academy as to comprise a One-Room School, recite The Gettysburg Address.It came to be the standard in schools by 1940, because of the inspiration of Charles Loughton in Ruggles of Red Gap https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1q3c4oRuggles of Gettysburg
  • Photo of eagle on Fort Snelling gravestone

    11/11/2020 8:28:11 AM PST · by Kartographer · 24 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | JON TEVLIN
    A quick recap: Amateur photographer Frank Glick was on his way to work when he drove through Fort Snelling National Cemetery early one morning. He spotted a bald eagle through the mist, perched on a gravestone, and snapped shots with his aging but ever-present camera. Nice shot, he thought.
  • ‘Twas the night before voting..............

    11/02/2020 6:47:07 AM PST · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    www.jameswatkins.com ^ | 2016 | James Watkins
    the night before voting ‘Twas the night before voting, when all through the land, Every voter was fretting and wringing their hands. Their clothing set out for the very next day But how would they vote? Not a person could say! So as they did toss, and they turned in their beds, Visions of voter fraud danced in their heads. And Mama with her Xanax, and I with Prozac, Had just settled down for a bedtime snack. When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter. Away to...
  • On St Crispin's Day...

    10/25/2020 12:10:44 PM PDT · by jonascord · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | Circa 1587 | W. Shakespeare
    This story shall the good man teach his son; And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by, From this day to the ending of the world, But we in it shall be rememberèd— We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile, This day shall gentle his condition; And gentlemen in England now a-bed Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here, And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.
  • My Ode to Jeffery Toobin.

    10/19/2020 11:18:34 PM PDT · by Jonty30 · 27 replies
    There was a man named Jeffery Toobin Who was on call using Zoom and zoomed in People were shocked, dismayed and all ahowl Because all they could see was him and a towel.
  • A Marines Letter To The NFL

    10/17/2020 10:56:10 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 25 replies
    I see you… I see you, professional football player, as you kneel down during the playing of the National Anthem… I see you, with your arm raised in protest… I see you thinking you are doing something to unite people over social and racial injustice. I see you… But, more than that here is what I really see… I see a man pushing the wheels of his wheelchair as he returns home from a foreign land unable to function as he once did, due to fighting to protect you as you kneel on the ground. I see a young widow,...
  • For those who like Leonid & Friends' Ksenia Buzina

    10/04/2020 6:31:34 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 34 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4 October 2020 | Leonid & Friends
    Ksenia out front. Song reminds me a little of the sound of Gino Vannelli.
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... October, November and December 2020

    09/30/2020 9:26:22 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 757 replies
    10-01-2020 | Meg33; The Mayor, Trisham, JustAmy
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Freeper authors and writers?

    09/27/2020 3:45:47 AM PDT · by JudgemAll · 95 replies
    self ^ | 9 27 2020 | self
    I was wondering if there was a place where one can find the freepers who wrote books and what they are. Also would be nice to have a writer's section to discuss ideas and help publish and spread each others' works. This could be expanded to other work of arts such as drawing, music or video creations or reports.
  • How Well Do You Know Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion's 'WAP' Music Video? (#1 on the charts) Take Our Quiz

    08/22/2020 5:00:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Billboard ^ | 8/21/20 | Heran Mamo
    Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion have hosted a "WAP"-ping celebration of female sexuality with $1 million cash prizes after their collaboration debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (chart dated Aug. 22). And the music video attracted more than 120 million YouTube views (at publishing time of this piece), reeling in tributes to icons before them and ushering in new hotties to join them at the playful, splashy zoo-like house. "WAP" is being heralded as an empowering anthem and visual for Black women who unabashedly take the reins of their own narrative, one that's typically untold or...
  • Veteran Mailman Phil R.E. Quinton Volunteers To Collect All The Mail-In Votes

    08/08/2020 6:36:32 PM PDT · by Jemian · 2 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | August 4th, 2020
    Veteran Mailman Phil R.E. Quinton Volunteers To Collect All The Mail-In Votes August 4th, 2020WASHINGTON, D.C.—As part of the Democrat Party's push for mail-in voting in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the party has revealed the seasoned veteran mailman who will collect everybody's mail-in votes this November, Phil R.E. Quinton. A longtime USPS mail carrier, Quinton will be in charge of collecting and tabulating the votes for all the states that opt for mail-in voting."Quinton has been a trusted USPS mailman for years, and you can trust him with your votes," said Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. "Read...
  • The Greatest Longing of the Heart.

    07/30/2020 4:57:29 PM PDT · by Mrs. Warrior · 3 replies
    At the very core of each one of us is a deep longing to be loved. God put this into every soul, He put this into us so that we would search for our Creator. God wants to be loved. Our love is the way we touch His heart. His light and His love reaches through the layers of wounds that have devastated us. If our hearts were made of paper, those who have harmed us would be able to tear it to pieces. But God made the heart of muscle and sinew that hold it together. Jesus at the...
  • It's Just A Mask (Vanity)

    07/10/2020 10:32:47 AM PDT · by rlmorel · 67 replies
    Unknown
    It’s just a mask. It’s just six feet. It’s just two weeks. It’s just non-essential businesses. It’s just non-essential workers. It’s just a bar. It’s just a restaurant. It’s just to keep from overwhelming the hospitals. It’s just until the cases go down. It’s just to flatten the curve. It’s just a few inmates. It’s just to keep others from being scared. It’s just for a few more weeks. It’s just church. You could still pray. It’s just prayer. It’s just until we get a vaccine. It’s just a bracelet. It’s just an app. It’s just for tracing. It’s just...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... July, August and September 2020

    06/30/2020 11:45:23 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 640 replies
    7-1-2020 | Meg33; The Mayor, Trisham, JustAmy
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )