Category Archives: Music

Send off for the ‘Queen of Soul’ – and a message for the rest of us

Aretha Franklin was laid to rest yesterday, after a star-studded send-off for a lady who has been larger than life for years. She was especially revered in Detroit – Out for dinner at the 1940 Chop House one Saturday night … Continue reading

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Funeral Music

One of my Facebook friends said this morning that State funerals like this make me HATE “Amazing Grace”. (My request is “Didn’t he ramble?”) Now, I don’t hate Amazing Grace. I hadn’t really thought what I would request for funeral … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2018 – Scotland The Brave!

When it comes to Nationalism, Patriotism, Scotland is a shining example. Here is the finale from this year’s Military Tattoo in Edinburgh, which leads with Sir Walter Scott’s poem, ‘Breathes there the man’ –

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Aretha Franklin is dead at age 76

Aretha has passed today at her home in Detroit of advanced pancreatic cancer. Her death is not unexpected, although her family has kept the news fairly quiet. She is part of the music of my youth, especially as a Detroit … Continue reading

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It’s Bastille Day …

The French used to be a lot more militant than they are now.

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Video of the day …

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Where the bluebonnets bloom

This post is really an excuse to share beautiful flower pictures, and a favorite video/song. But while I’m doing that, here is a guide to viewing the famous bluebonnets of the Texas hill country (and other things to do there).

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