Having a bran muffin and coffee this morning, which suddenly sent me into a totally clear sensory memory of sitting in a plastic chair, the kind found in connected rows in airports. This row of chairs was in front of the escalators in the middle of the student union building at Indiana University. I'd worked for ten years after high school before I enrolled in college so I was an adult when I went to IU. I used to get a bran muffin and coffee from the glass-walled bakery where the hallway made a turn near one entrance into the IU Bookstore. A never-ending parade of students, faculty, staff, and townies moved constantly, like traffic in LA. If you sat there long enough, every person on the campus would pass by you. I remember I knew one of the women who worked at the bakery counter, and that when she told her family she was gay, they told her not to come to their house anymore because they didn't want her to give her brother AIDS. I remember someone who taught one of my classes stopping to say that someone else they knew had said something very nice to me. I remember yelling "Hi, Tim! Tim, hi!" at some poor guy on the escalator, who turned out NOT to be a high school classmate. I remember that the kind of people who wanted Bernie Sanders to be President this election wanted Jesse Jackson to get the Democratic nomination. And I remember that the bran muffins from the glass-walled bakery were very large, fresh, and moist, with lots of raisins. Come to Groupon and you will find daily deals for all your needs. Find and save on the deals near you from spas, restaurants to vacations & movie tickets. Take the advantage of Groupon local promo code for up to 15% OFF coupon or groupon 20 off code
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Lawmakers will return to Washington on Monday facing intense public pressure to break their decades-long gridlock on gun control, a demand fortified by a bipartisan group of governors calling for Congress to take action to protect against mass shootings.
Veteran journalist Dan Rather on Sunday said it’s critical for the press to point out President Trump
“I think it’s absolutely imperative. Now more than ever is when the press needs to be a kind of truth squad for this and every other president. It’s perhaps more important with President Trump because there are more untruths to set the record straight,” Rather, a former CBS anchor, said on CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”
“I do think that most people get it,” he continued. “That most people understand that they’re facing on a daily basis from the White House and from the president himself, the rough equivalent of you’re facing a fertilizer spreader in a windstorm.”
To hear President Trump tell it, the memo released on Saturday that provides the Democratic counterpoint to the document prepared by staff for Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) earlier this year both bolsters Nunes’s case and, somehow, was a total bust for the minority party. But, then, Trump’s response to all things related to the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election — and any points of contact with his campaign — has always been dismissal without nuance.
I have just returned from several days of family activities observing the death, visitation, funeral and interment of Carlos Modesto Cuello, Isis' 99-year-old grandfather and patriarch of the family. He had 10 brothers and sisters, and I did the math: most in the next generation had several children, too, and the generation after that a few fewer, but still several. When I put it all together I came up with more than 700 sons, daughters, aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces and nephews! And that's just on Isis' father's side of the family! And I think I've been introduced to pretty much all of them this week. The church was full to overflowing. And fortunately Isis and I had visited Papa Cuello in the hospital just two days before he passed. That meant a lot to his family.
Obviously I've been disconnected all this time. By design I left my laptop at home. Have patience with me and I will get caught up.
I so admire this young man. One day he is going to be hearing, "The Chair recognizes the gentleman from Florida..."
"Parkland survivor David Hogg looked into the camera on national television and devastated the NRA with one question.
"Hogg said, “It’s something where we’re going to have to look and look really hard into what the foundation of this country is and ask ourselves, is that what we’re actually are becoming?"
It's been two months since my last ban.
Time to celebrate my longest active streak in at least a year.
The patriarchy is clearly alive and well.
Today was one of the most powerful Sundays at Calvary Church since I’ve been there. Thanks to Matt Davis for leading us and the Levasheff family for sharing their story with us.
I'd love for you to watch the brief message I gave after being installed as the Senior Pastor of Calvary Church. It's my heart and vision for our church community and I hope you will be inspired to join me in starting now! This is a huge honor and awesome responsibility that I do not take lightly. I'm thankful to God and prayerful for our future to make a huge impact in Orange County for Jesus Christ. If you are looking for a church home, we would love to have you join our family.
What a Monday morning of fantastic client calls. Heard today from a one client who will exceed $50,000 this month in revenue and it is only February 5th. Rock on my friend. You are a true example of what intentional strategy and action can create!
Oh my goodness. This memory popped up and my heart ached. Mr. Bigs was such an important part of our pack and a character. We love and miss him so much. When this post was made, I didn’t know that he only would live about 4 more months before passing away, unexpectedly.
Oh my goodness. A memory of a memory...
Seriously feels like a different life from now. Life chapters are what we are made of. I appreciate all of my phases and experiences, that is for sure!
Seems like every time we meet there is more to share. Scare, a bad fight broke out between some recyclers and the police has to fire warning shots. Two arrested.
In the shop things are great. Hands on electrical classes and top on my list. One of the guys came in and recited Mathew 28:11 "Come to me all you weary and burdened..." He was all proud of himself for memorizing his verse. He then said he was so grateful for all he is learning and how God is changing his life. My heart is full.
Wow, 13,000. That's a lot for someone who literally has people telling him that he's not funny on a few of his most recent posts.
Those of you who have felt the need to express such feelings, now is your opportunity to share how many laugh reacts your personal posts have gotten.
Let me also just remind you that I make 90% of the memes I post so this is original material we're talkin' about, I'm banned from Facebook six months out of every year due to the fact that I'm constantly triggering right wing doobers and regressive leftists and even when I am allowed access to Facebook, I don't typically make more than five posts per week.
Last, several of my comedic posts were deleted by Facebook since these same trigglypuffs kept reporting said posts for giving them PTSD. Those probably would have accounted for many more.
But go ahead, funny pants, show me your count. I'll scroll your page afterwards and see if I can figure out a way to work your top notch comedy stylings into my own sub-par attempts at humor and you can get back to me next month and tell me how I'm doing.
This dirtbag that runs a group called "the ethical omnivore movement" and uses it to push the idea of things like humane veal shows up every now and then in Vegan forums to present herself as the ultimate savior to the animals and whenever I stumble upon her bullshit, I can't help but burn her to a crisp.
I always find it funny how people in the U.K. read about shootings in the U.S. and immediately start comparing the amount of incidents of gun violence in their country to our own.
Look, I know U.S. gun culture is pretty embarrassing but even the guys with NRA stickers on their trucks that can't get off without their wife pegging them with a Smith & Wesson aren't out shooting up schools.
The fact that gun control laws, just laws in general, vary from state to state is a problem. Some places have irrational laws pertaining to gun control, some are much more sensible, that needs to change... but there doesn't seem to be solid evidence that states with strict gun laws equate to less shootings and states with weaker gun laws equate to more shootings.
Face it, U.K., you're an apple. We're a watermelon. Obviously, we're going to have more seeds.
We have more crazy people than you, we probably have more sane people too. We have more armed citizens but we also likely have more citizens that don't own guns. We're just forty times larger so do the math.
Hey, I'd like for needless murder to stop just as much as the next person but I'm aware enough of the reality to know that if guns were to become illegal tomorrow, it won't make me any safer. All it means is that the only people carrying will be cops, criminals, and the wealthy. That basically leaves myself and everyone I trust in a defenseless state.
If you know anything about alcohol prohibition, you know that the rich had cellars and shit filled with alcohol the entire time... and of course, there were hidden bars that catered to those who could afford overpriced booze during prohibition. So if Uncle Sam does the same with guns, expect similar results from people who have always lived above the law.
Last, I know white liberals typically don't like to take gang violence into consideration since it's a problem they don't have to deal with but strict gun laws won't change the hood. It's not like crips and bloods are gonna be turning their weapons in because their black market firearms are all of a sudden illegal in one more way today than they were yesterday.
Thanks a lot to those several hundreds of you who took the time out to wish me a happy birthday yesterday. As much as I'd like to, I couldn't possibly get to thank each and ev'ry one of you in person. Truly overwhelming.
If you wanna spend a free "gift", please go to this link and like my artist-page here on Facebook. I'd very much appreciate your support :-)
I had a great day with Laila and the cats :-)
Tusind tak til de adskillige hundrede af jer som tog jer tiden til at ønske mig tillykke med fødselsdagen i går. Så gerne jeg ville, kan jeg næppe finde tiden til at vende tilbage til hver enkelt personligt. Helt overvældende.
Hvis I vil give mig en gratis "gave", så besøg linket nedenfor og "like" min musikerside her på Facebook. Al støtte værdsættes umådeligt.
Jeg havde en fin dag med Laila og kattene :-)
Atter engang tak!
===TILLYKKE MED FØDSELSDAGEN===
⭐ Klaus Caprani - Songwriter & Producer ⭐
Jag upptäckte Klaus Caprani 2010 just by coincidence. Jag minns ärligt talat inte riktigt hur det gick till.
Jag tror att jag googlade på den legendariske jazzrock-basisten Jaco Pastorius (R.I.P.).
När jag gick in på Klaus Capranis homepage och läste igenom hans biografi så står Jaco Pastorius uppräknad bland Klaus förebilder.
Om ni besöker Klaus Capranis homepage (och det tycker jag verkligen att ni ska göra) så finns det sånger signerade K.C att lyssna på och ladda ner om man vill.
Det låter enligt mig som en mycket god blandning av The Band/Neil Young, lite country & western plus någon mystisk och oidentifierbar ingrediens.
Klaus har en mycket behaglig sångröst som gör att texterna i hans låtar kommer fram väldigt fint.
Den första låt som jag hörde med K.C var den underbara "Folded Flag". En fantastisk sång.
Sedan blev det
"San Quentins Guitar"
"Dummer Mig Jævnt"
"Savage" är ett samarbete med vår egen svenska Hammond-drottning Merit Hemmingsson.
På Klaus homepage finns även bilder av K.C:s gitarrer, basar och ljudutrustning.
Förutom bas så spelar alltså K.C. både el. och akustisk gitarr.
Han är också väldigt duktig på pedal steel.
Han bygger ofta sina instrument själv vilket naturligtvis tyder på en väldigt stor kunskap. En kunskap som han gärna delar med sig av.
För att ta ett exempel så skickade jag ett p.m. till honom för ett par år sedan angående en fråga jag hade om vad en hi-string guitar egentligen är för något.
Klaus var inte sen att svara:
"A "hi-strung" guitar (also often referred to as "Nashville Tuning") is a guitar, (often a smaller parlor-model, but anything goes) where the four bottom-strings are changed for an octave above, starting with the deep E-string being basically a standard D-string tuned up to the E in second position on the D-string of a standard-tuned guitar. It's basically a "re-entrant" tuning, as the B and hi E-string are left standard
Basically you could say as well, that it's the "high" strings of a 12-string guitar, which adds a certain "mandolin" like tone to it and works perfectly together with another guitar in standard tuning.
Have a great week-end.......
Han är inte bara en duktig musikant, Klaus Caprani, utan han är även, vad vi i Sverige brukar kalla, "en hyvens grabb".
Tack för att ni tog er tid att läsa detta inlägg. Ett extra stort TACK vill jag naturligtvis rikta till Klaus Caprani för all inspiration.
KLAUS CAPRANI - FOLDED FLAG
KLAUS CAPRANI - SAN QUENTINS GUITAR
KLAUS CAPRANI - EVERLASTING RIDE
KLAUS CAPRANI - FOR ANNIKA
KLAUS CAPRANI - SAVAGE
KLAUS CAPRANI - DUMMER MIG JÆVNT
KLAUS CAPRANI - FOLDED FLAG [Live]: https://www.youtube.com/playlist…
En live-perfomance av "Folded Flag" som ju var den allra första komposition sigmerad 9Klaus Caprani som jag överhuvudtaget fick nöjet att höra en gång för nästan 10 år sedan.
It gives me the goose-bumps...
PEACE LOVE & RESPECT TO YOU, KLAUS!
ROCK ON, MAESTRO!
At this day pondering about switching to one of those instead. It's always been there, ad seems like a better solution. It would be a first timer. I've only experienced electric and disposable......
So. Getting a check up for glasses this afternoon finally. Gotta stop pretending that I can see anything in the dark that doesn't have a taillight LOL :-)
UPDATE. They're ordered, delivery within the month (from today). Kinda like dental work, of course it's expensive even when it's cheap