Monday, February 18, 2019
Family Mankind Music

Black History

I want to honour my brothers and sisters of African descent. In order to do so I have been listening to some old “Negro Spirituals”. The first day as I read some musical history and listened to some of the songs, the melancholy of the music, and knowing some of the history, evoked feelings of […]

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Inspirations

Flowers

When cold winter days drag on….., sunlight is restricted, and ice dangles from the trees, my heart yearns for flowers. Red or pink roses, purple or blue lilacs, yellow or white daffodils, any flower will do. In life, certain people pop up as flowers in the dreary spots of my life. It could be someone […]

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Inspirations

Ice Blocks

From the book entitled Endurance, Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage, written by Alfred Lansing, I became enlightened as to the power of ice. The story is an incredible story of exploration. Though the book is not focused on the power of ice, I learned much about what it can do. With the proper conditions, ice builds, and […]

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Inspirations

Sandgrouse

Inspiration for life can spring up anywhere, especially from the world of nature. I encountered one such inspiration very recently while watching a program called Planet Earth, dealing with grasslands specifically. The focus was on a bird which lays its eggs a long way from waterholes. The father travels up to 16 km in a […]

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Family

Joyce

Today is my youngest sister’s birthday. She is not only the youngest sister but bears the brunt of being the youngest of seven and forever being the “baby” of the family. I remember the day well. My family was living on St. Joseph’s Island, close to the south east corner of Lake Superior. It was […]

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Inspirations

Winter Blues

There is a day coming in February known as “Blue Monday”. It is considered to be the most depressing day of the year. Shorter daylight hours and lack of sunshine are believed to be the reasons for this bleakness. You and I both know that sad emotions are not stuck to a particular day or […]

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Family Inspirations

Softball

It was a good hit: hard, with direction and distance. Off she was in a shot to 1st base while the outfielders scrambled after the ball. I could see her delight as the fans cheered. Then she reached 2nd base. I saw her do a little dance. She was feeling good! “Pay attention.” her coach […]

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Inspirations

New

The world is ablaze with the hope of a New Year. The old is gone and the new is come. Everyone has their blank page, ahead, fresh and clean with hopes of doing it better. They have their diet plans and exercise programs set in place with goals and determination to last at least a […]

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