General Discussion, Monday, June 11, 2018

Humpback whale pod in Lynn Canal, in the Inside Passage of Alaska

Sea Fever
By John Masefield

I must go down to the seas again
to the lonely sea and sky
And all I ask is a tall ship
and a star to steer her by
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song
and the white sail’s shaking
And a gray mist on the sea’s face,
and a gray dawn breaking.

I must go down to the seas again
for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call
That may not be denied
And all I ask is a windy day
with the white clouds flying
And the flung spray and the blown spume
and the sea-gulls crying.

I must go down to the seas again
to the vagrant gypsy life
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way
where the wind’s like a whetted knife
And all I ask is a merry yarn
from a laughing fellow-rover
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream
when the long trick’s over.

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108 Responses to General Discussion, Monday, June 11, 2018

  1. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Lights are on, coffees’ hot, water is boiling for tea. Good Morning to All.

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    • lovely says:

      Good morning col. 🙂 ! English Breakfast is steaming hot. With a bowl of Lucy Charms 🙂 ! What will today bring? Will President Trump pick up Kim Un put him under his arm bring him back to America and keep him in a large terrarium until he behaves? Tune in later, same Trump time, same Trump place 🙂 !

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      • Morning lovely!!!! Yummmm! Lucky Charms! Have a great day!

        Liked by 1 person

        • lovely says:

          Right! Yummo!

          Have a great day Sand. I went down for a visit with my parents yesterday. We had a very nice day, I’m blessed that they are still here and can’t even imagine that the day will come when they will be gone. I usually don’t get that heavy feeling of one day they’ll be gone but it really swept over me on this visit.

          It looks like no cygnets this year.

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          • I’m glad you got to see them. It sounds like we’re in the same place with our parents. I pray everyday that God keeps them healthy for as long as possible.

            Sad about the cygnets. 😦

            Yesterday we saw a mother duck and about eight tiny ducklings trying to cross a very busy road near the mall. Bless their little hearts, they made it to the center median, but it was even busier on the other side. I sure hope they made it all the way. We were watching them with baited breath. Little cuties.

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    • Bless you, Col. Ken! 😊

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  2. Strange. Copy and paste, whether with Ctrl-C/V or with the mouse’s context menu, doesn’t work any more in Brave. Or with WordPress. Or with WordPress + Brave. Not sure where the problem lies, but for several days, there is no copy and paste function, at all. Tech progress is not progress.

    Lloyd Marcus, whose dad just died a couple of weeks ago, has a great article up on American Thinker today called “Bourdain: Casualty of Leftist Mindset”. I suppose I could type it out manually.

    There. How messed up is your HR department when your company can make Ctrl-C not work any more? I don’t know which company is responsible, but someone hired a complete idiot, who did something unprecedented in computer history, and hasn’t been fired, probably because they’re a trans with purple and orange hair and multiple ear-plugs — and you can’t fire one of those. How does one disable copy/paste in a Microsoft product? And why? Is it idiocy or maliciousness? Ctrl-C/X/V worked in the 80’s for crying out loud. It’s legacy. And some overpaid idiot made it not work.

    I wonder whether Kate Spade or Chef Bourdain actually killed themselves, or were killed.

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  3. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! 😎 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) 🐱 🍸 (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! 😎 🍸 🍸 (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! 😎 🍸 (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! 🙂 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! 🙂 |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! 🙂 |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! 🙂 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) 🙂 |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ czarina33! (aka czarina) 🙂 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! 🙂 |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! 🙂 |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) 🙂 🍸 (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! 🙂 🍸 (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! 🙂 🍸 (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! 🙂 |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! 😀 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Covfefe! (aka “Wooly Phlox” aka “taqiyyologist”) 🙂 |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) 🙂 |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! 🙂 |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! 🙂 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! 🙂 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) 🙂 |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! 🙂 🍸 (Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling)
    Mornin’ lovely! 🙂 |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! 🙂 🍸 (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! 🙂 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! 🙂 🍸 (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! 🙂 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! 🙂 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! 🙂 (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! 🙂 🍸 (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! 🙂 🍸 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll 🙂 |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! 🙂 |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! 🙂 |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! 🙂 |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! 🙂 |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! 🙂 |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! 🙂 |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) 🙂 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (“Stellars”) 🙂 🍸 (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson 🙂 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! 🙂 |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) 🙂 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! 🙂 🍸 (1961 Château Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! 🙂 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! 🙂 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! 🙂 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) 🙂 |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ rheavolans! (aka “Rhea Salacia Volans”) 🙂 |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! 🙂 |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney! 🙂 |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus! 🙂 |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! 🙂 🍸 (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! 🙂 |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler! 🙂 🍸 (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ Senatssekretär FREISTAAT DANZIG! 🙂 |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ G-d&Country! 🙂 🍸 (Blind Russian)
    Mornin’ Gary! 🙂 |_| (Yuengling)
    Mornin’ valeriecurren! 🙂 🍸 (Flaming Sambuca)
    Mornin’ Lucille! 🙂 🍸 (Peach Schnapps)
    Mornin’ Lburg! 🙂 🍸 (Lburg lemonade)
    Mornin’ davidhuntpe! 🙂 |_| (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ skipper1961! 🙂 |_| (Brompton’s Cocktail – No cherry, no umbrella, no plastic monkey)
    Mornin’ mightyconservative! 🙂 |_| (Benjamin Franklin’s clarified milk punch)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! 😛 (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! 😕

    Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance! :mrgreen:


    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Doughnuts and coffee!

    Liked by 5 people

  4. lovely says:

    Psalm 118:24 This is the day the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.

    Liked by 4 people

  5. lovely says:

    Stella what a beautiful picture and poem. The poem reminded me of one of my favorite songs.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. auscitizenmom says:

    HELP! Can somebody tell me how to get that stupid black bar that is at the top of my page now, back to the bottom of the page. It has all the little doohickys on it like the date, how much the battery is charged, etc.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Stella…. Beautiful poem and picture today!

    Liked by 2 people

  8. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all! I love this….

    Liked by 5 people

  9. joshua says:

    fbomb specialist of hollywood.

    Liked by 3 people

  10. stella says:

    President Donald J. Trump’s schedule for Monday, June 11th (beginning 12:10PM Local/12:10AM EDT):
    · Bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Singapore
    · Expanded bilateral meeting and working lunch with the Prime Minister of Singapore
    · Meet and greet with the U.S. Embassy in Singapore

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Lucille says:

    “I am not like a pebble on the beach, a grain of sand on the seashore, or just one of millions of human beings past, present and future. No, I am a unique human being loved by God as if I were an only child.” – Mother Angelica

    Liked by 3 people

  12. Lucille says:

    A couple more lovely beach scenes…these from El Matador Beach, Malibu, CA

    Liked by 3 people

  13. Gil says:

    Kiddo had super hero day today. Had a few options. His choice was “American Patriot”. Flag tee, USA socks, camo shorts, and a mini Air Force 1. The only kid to think beyond cartoons in the class. Surprised me a lot.

    Happy Monday!
    Oh and IHOP to IHOb? I didnt go there ever anyway, but yuck!

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  14. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  15. We have…

    …failed our ancestors.

    And Japan makes better and more poignant heavy metal than the West, now.

    That’s actually hard to believe, but it’s true.


    • We have failed our ancestors, ourselves, and the future inhabitants of our wounded world.


      • Gil says:

        My husband doesnt do much but 70s rock and certain bands from the 80s and 90s. Metal was fun. Now I dont even know what we have beyond pop/folk, rap, and straight pop.

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        • The West hasn’t made (as far as I know), good metal since Dream Theater. Japan and Scandinavia make the best good metal now. South America, before Socialism made them sell all their guitars, amps, and drum kiits, made talented metal, but it was all evil metal. Not good metal.


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