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  • Today's Cryptogram

    03/15/2024 2:41:36 AM PDT · by FroggyTheGremlim · 18 replies
  • A scholar discovers stories and poems possibly written by Louisa May Alcott under a pseudonym

    01/21/2024 5:46:29 PM PST · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    AP News ^ | 17 January 2024 | Michael Casey
    WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The author of “Little Women” may have been even more productive and sensational than previously thought. Max Chapnick, a postdoctoral teaching associate at Northeastern University, believes he found about 20 stories and poems written by Louisa May Alcott under her own name as well as pseudonyms for local newspapers in Massachusetts in the late 1850s and early 1860s. One of the pseudonyms is believed to be E. H. Gould, including a story about her house in Concord, Massachusetts, and a ghost story along the lines of the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol.” He also found...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... January - December, 2024

    01/01/2024 3:15:48 PM PST · by luvie · 905 replies
    JustAmy[creator], The Mayor, luvie, left that other site
    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 ~ was the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf - R.I.P.Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • An Ode to Perseverance and Ingenuity [Mars 2020 Mission 🔴]

    12/21/2023 1:25:51 PM PST · by Ezekiel · 6 replies
    NASA ^ | December 20, 2023 | Nicolas Randazzo
    An Ode to Perseverance and Ingenuity Written by Nicolas Randazzo, Postdoctoral Scientist, University of AlbertaIn the vast expanse where dreams take flight, A tale unfolds of courage and might. Mars, the distant red planet's embrace, Witnesses a duo, bound by space.In the history of the cosmos, their story engraved, Perseverance and Ingenuity, bold and brave. Their legacy echoes, inspiring the souls, To reach for the stars, to achieve their goals.Perseverance, a wanderer on alien soil, Unraveling mysteries, with unyielding toil. Its robotic arm, a gentle touch bestowed, Collecting samples, where the martian past’s secrets flowed.But lo, a companion, the aerial...
  • Dream Within A Dream

    12/09/2023 8:33:32 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sep 23, 2021 | Posted by Propaganda
    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group Dream Within A Dream · Propaganda Album: A Secret Wish ℗ 1985 ZTT Records Limited Released on: 1985-07-01
  • P E T S H O P B O Y S - The Way It Used To Be (JCRZ 'Golden Age Ultra Extension' Remix)

    12/06/2023 12:08:23 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 11, 2010 | JCRZ sounds and mixes
    This is a fan remix and video made by JCRZ . Buy the original on Parlophone/Emi records.
  • Stan Ridgway - Camouflage - Full Length

    12/05/2023 1:53:29 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 9, 2010 | Performed by Stan Ridgway
    CAMOUFLAGE (7:13 min. Full Length) Photo by Luis Sinco - LA Times shows Lance Corporal Blake Miller in Fallujah 10, Nov. 2004 Stan Ridgway born on April 5, 1954, is an American multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter, and was the original lead singer of the band Wall of Voodoo. Ridgway embarked on a solo career in 1983, shortly after Wall of Voodoo's appearance and break up at the US Festival that same year. He released his first proper solo album, The Big Heat (1986), which included the top 5 European (and UK) hit "Camouflage".
  • If You Give the Left a Cookie

    11/13/2023 12:23:41 PM PST · by Jemian · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sat., Nov. 11, 2023 | Technically Mexican
    If You Give the Left a Cookie"A short video, but rather true. Share it with the kids and grandkids on Thanksgiving.
  • 'Like a Brother' | Unity song in wake of war

    11/02/2023 1:25:42 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/11/23 | David Green
    Welcome to the world of distinction A world where I am I and you are you Where everybody’s got a point of view Rise above the fear of contention Listen to the beauty in diversity Let everybody play their part from the inner melody We’re living in a symphony Gonna make it through this stormy weather I know there’s something higher holding us together One family made to last forever Just hold tight it’’ll be alright I love you like brother Listening to the thunder and the lightning Together with the rain and the blowing trees See how the colors...
  • Wasted Years, not Iron Maiden

    10/25/2023 6:10:33 PM PDT · by algore · 19 replies
    Stuart Clifford ^ | Stuart Clifford
    Kinda like johnny cash doing 'hurt' this is what makes bands like Metallica and Iron Maiden so great, they are actually classically trained and super talented musicians.
  • Eve Of Destruction-Barry McGuire 1965--Old Anthem For a New Time

    07/06/2023 3:13:52 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 57 replies
    Bobby Kennedy Jr and Trump are correct....what has happened to the 60's Progressive Anti-War Movement now, 55 years later?...please listen to this again....and forward to all of the young people in your life.
  • "I Am Not A Dress" (Anti Trans Poem by 14 Year Old Irish Girl)

    06/11/2023 9:54:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    moms 4 liberty ^ | June 5, 2023 | unkown
    This poem was written by a 14 year old Irish girl in defiance of trans ideology erasing women. We will not be silent. We are women. We are warriors of steel. Woman is something no man will ever feel. Here is the full text for those not wanting to click on the video I Am Not a Dress: We are women, we are warriors of steel, Woman is something no man will ever feel, Woman is not a skill that any man can hone, Woman is our word, and it is ours alone, I am not a dress to be...
  • Tom MacDonald, good guy

    06/04/2023 1:29:54 PM PDT · by waterhill · 28 replies
    Today | Unknown
    Some of you know me and most don't. I have been writing songs since I was a turd, ( i have library of congress cred, and get royalty pay) although I have been a pipefitter for over 30 years and these days i have settled into carpentry. I have met some amazing people in my travels. I played in bars when I was 16. I am a multi-instrumentalist, just mostly strings. Country, blues, rock. Anyways, I found this dude Tom McDonald recently. I have never been into rap, but his lyrics are astute. I hope you listen and give him...
  • Poignant image of a lone bald eagle perched on top of a US soldier's gravestone sweeps the web on Memorial

    05/29/2023 6:30:12 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 32 replies
    Mail Online ^ | PUBLISHED: 07:57 EDT, 27 May 2015 | UPDATED: 10:37 EDT, 27 May 2015 | Julian Robinson
    A poignant image of a bald eagle perched atop a US soldier's gravestone has become an internet hit after it was posted online on Memorial weekend. The giant bird of prey, America's national emblem, was photographed after flying down and landing in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minnesota. The powerful image was tweeted by the Department of Veterans Affairs on Sunday as the nation paid tribute to men and women killed at war.
  • How Modernism Is Fascism

    05/29/2023 2:05:10 PM PDT · by ChessExpert · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 28th, 2023 | Jeffrey Folks
    Modernism is a reactionary culture, a fact that I demonstrated by pointing in detail to the works of a dozen leading Modernist figures including T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, Pablo Picasso, and others. In all of these writers and artists, there was a similar rejection of all that is truly modern: a democratic capitalist society in which ordinary citizens seek freedom and opportunity for themselves and their families, including economic, religious, and political liberty.
  • THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON - The Gates Of Time

    05/21/2023 10:11:30 AM PDT · by gnarledmaw · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 14MAR2023 | Napalm Records
    THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON - The Gates Of Time (Official Video) | Napalm RecordsMelissa Bonny (vocals) @MelissaBonny Hans Platz (guitars) @HansPlatz Jenny Diehl (harp) Morten Løwe Sørensen (drums)
  • The Femme Fatale in Ancient Greek Myth (7 Examples)

    04/07/2023 10:00:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    The Collector ^ | Apr 7, 2023 | Catherine Dent, MA 20th and 21st Century Literary Studies, BA English Literature
    The femme fatale has roots stretching back to Greek mythology. Here are just a few of the most notorious examples – and a few that have been severely misrepresented… Apr 7, 2023 • By Catherine Dent, MA 20th and 21st Century Literary Studies, BA English Literature femme fatale ancient greek myth The femme fatale is a character archetype found across many different cultures and mythologies – and Ancient Greek mythology is no exception. A dangerous, seductive, and beautiful woman, examples of the femme fatale abound in Greek myths. From the theodical foundation myth of Pandora, the first human woman to...
  • Chesterton's "The Donkey" - A Palm Sunday Reflection

    04/02/2023 7:17:18 AM PDT · by Joe 6-pack · 7 replies
    The Collected Poems of G. K. Chesterton ^ | 1927 | GK Chesterton / Self
    The Donkey~ G.K. CHESTERTONWhen fishes flew and forests walked And figs grew upon thorn, Some moment when the moon was blood Then surely I was born.With monstrous head and sickening cry And ears like errant wings, The devil’s walking parody On all four-footed things.The tattered outlaw of the earth, Of ancient crooked will; Starve, scourge, deride me: I am dumb, I keep my secret still.Fools! For I also had my hour; One far fierce hour and sweet: There was a shout about my ears, And palms before my feet.
  • Walt Whitman’s expensive tomb is right here in N.J. — under your boot soles

    03/28/2023 3:12:03 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | 03.25.23 | Richard Cowen
    Walt Whitman spent half his life writing and revising “Leaves of Grass,” his epic poem of a young man’s journey of self-discovery in a young country, America as it grows into a democracy. Whitman was 35 years old when he self-published the first edition of “Leaves of Grass” in 1855, and he was still adding to it when he died in Camden, New Jersey on March 26, 1892, at the age of 72.
  • Mind Blown - Introducing the artist "Ren"

    02/09/2023 6:13:36 PM PST · by fuzzylogic · 49 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec-15-2022 | Ren
    This is art, not a music video. You won't hear it on the radio. I've never really seen anything like this, especially from a single artist. It is music, acting, singing, directing, and live performance all wrapped into a video - like a one man live musical. I can't speak to this kind of talent, what did I just watch? LANGUAGE WARNING!