General Discussion, Sunday, May 23, 2021

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17 Responses to General Discussion, Sunday, May 23, 2021

  1. Lucille says:


    Have a relaxing day!

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  2. Lucille says:

    Ennio Morricone conducts Morricone: THE MISSION (“Gabriel’s Oboe”)

    Live recording at the Philharmonie im Gasteig, 20 October 2004, THE MISSION’s main theme performed by the Munchen Radio Orchestra.

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  3. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  4. auscitizenmom says:

    Mornin’ All. You can just read yesterday’s weather report from here to know what it is like today. 🙄 Loki is already back to sleep after our morning walk and breakfast. I still have to make my breakfast. I can’t decide what to fix. Guess I had better go do it. Everybody have a nice day.

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  5. texan59 says:

    Mornin’ all. Our favorite Sunday columnist muses about the pipeline that is in Europe, and the one that isn’t, in this Country, this morning. Grab your coffee and commiserate.

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  6. texan59 says:

    This takes some chutzpah. Fauci now not sure of the origins of his favorite virus. “Not convinced” it developed naturally. We’re getting “Lois Lerner’d” again.

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    • Menagerie says:

      Serious question. I don’t know how to figure out the Democrat end game on Fauci. I cannot see why he has any credibility or political capital, but they have to be using him for something. Or he has Epstein’s security videos from the island.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Hm. It appears to me to mean that he hasn’t fooled us completely yet, so he will spend his time trying to come up with another explanation that doesn’t implicate him that we will buy.

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  7. Menagerie says:

    Here is a good reflection from an email written by the Handmaids of the Precious Blood, a group of cloistered nuns here in Tennessee for this Pentecost Sunday.

    Sometimes it happens that people give gifts to each other they don’t really want. They’re thankful and polite, but then put them someplace on a shelf because they didn’t want to give offense. Many little knick knacks, while representing small (but real) acts of kindness and charity, gather dust in this almost dormant way.

    But what if the giver was God? Pentecost isn’t just a Feast where we historically mark the descent of the Holy Spirit on Mary and the Apostles gathered in the Upper Room. It’s meant to help us recall the Gift of the Holy Spirit that we have already received. That we speak of this intangible munificence as seven separate gifts is more for our benefit, to try to wrap our heads around the unspeakable. That God, the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit comes to dwell within us and wants to fill us with these magnificent gifts. And, surprise!…he expects us to do something with these gifts. They are to bear fruit. Even these are enumerated as twelve fruits. They are not to lie dormant and unused to wither and shrivel. They are to vivify.

    If it seems impossible to understand the seven gifts and the twelve fruits or to witness their manifestation in souls, we only have to look at the Saints throughout the Church’s history. They accepted and welcomed the Spirit, got out of the way, and let him operate in their lives.

    If we notice dust collecting on the precious gifts that came to us in our lives, it’s never to late to ask to Holy Spirit to clean things up and start bearing fruit again.

    The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit are wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord. The fruits are charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity (kindness), goodness, longanimity (forbearance), mildness (gentleness), faith, modesty, continency (self-control), and chastity.

    Come Holy Spirit! Pentecost “reverses” what happened at the Tower of Babel.

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  8. stella says:

    Made a dish for dinner that is a variant of what has been called “Chicken Diana-ish”.

    Make a mix of flour, salt, pepper, and dried tarragon in a large zip lock bag. Dump in some chicken (I used 19 oz of boneless skinless chicken thighs), and coat thoroughly. Heat some oil and butter in a saute pan, and brown the chicken on both sides. Remove from the pan.

    Add some finely chopped shallots and sliced mushrooms to the pan and saute.

    Add some white wine, dijon mustard, and good concentrated chicken stock. Cook out alcohol flavor, then add some cream.

    Put the chicken back in the pan and cook it through.

    This is good with any starch. I made a baked potato and some really good local asparagus that I boiled briefly.

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  9. auscitizenmom says:

    My doggie cracks me up. She was sound asleep on the couch. I came in with a bowl with a little popcorn in it and sit down. She didn’t move at all. I carefully reached over and gingerly picked out one piece of popcorn. Her ear flipped up like she had heard a shot and her eye facing me opened and stared at me. She knew. She just knew. LOL

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