A SECOND OPINION: April Showers Bring May Flowers »
A personal perspective: Joe Biden's famous gaffes. Torrential downpours. Late bloomers blooming soon. Trump: adjudicated but still running for President. Transgenders. U.S. Southern border open to migrants and drug traffickers. Urban crimes rampant.
SEVE & JON,THE POWER OF AN OLD INSPIRATION OVER THE NEW SPANISH GOLFING HERO »
Rahmbo paying tribute to Seve Ballesteros on the former's win at Masters: "Spaniards like winning on Easter Sunday and Seve's birthday!"
THE CROWNING OF FOOTBALL QUEEN ALEXIA PUTELLAS »
"By 2022, Putellas has won all major club and individual awards that a European player could win. For which she is widely regarded as the world’s best contemporary female footballer, and one of the greatest of all time"
INSPIRATIONAL: FIND THE THING THAT LIFTS YOUR SPIRITS »
Find the thing that lifts your spirits. . . Do something new. . .Go and sit in a church or synagogue. . . Speak with the priest or rabbi or minister. Maybe a total stranger. Let them lighten your load. . .
FROM UKRAINE WITH LOVE »
"When I was in Bakhmut yesterday, our heroes gave me the battle flag. The flag of those who defend Ukraine, Europe and the world at the cost of their lives. They asked me to bring this flag to the US Congress. May God protect our brave troops and citizens! May God forever bless the United States of America! Слава Україні!"
A SECOND OPINION: Time for a Jolly Christmas and a Happy New Year! »
Maybe, just maybe, 2023 will be a better year for all of us. We can do our best and hope in the future. Have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy and Wholesome New Year!
LEG OF LAMP? »
In the 1970s, Alpedrete, Madrid, was famous for its Fiestas Navideñas. Village elders rode into the village on horseback dressed as The Three Kings in full regalia. Fast forward to 2022, the era of artificial intelligence and virtual reality, and what do we have in Northport, Long Island? A leg lamp lighting ceremony! Northport village elders feel that anybody can light a tree, or ride into town on horseback, but you have to have a certain, uh , ‘special outlook’ on life to light a lamp shaped like a leg!
A MATTER OF ATTITUDE »
Happiness is all in the way you look at things!
INSPIRATIONAL: BRAIN FOG–ENLIGHTENING AND DELIGHTFUL »
Brain fog can be daunting, frustrating, and downright irritating, but I have decided it is enlightening and delightful. When I was lost for a word, I would insert a substitute word to take away my frustration and have a little fun. When small words evaded me, I simply substitute them with big words. The small words are so light, they just float upwards and disappear into the fog.
SNAPSHOT: SLEEP, LILIBET, SLEEP »
As the remains of the Queen were solemnly lowered into the Royal Vault at St. George’s, the Sovereign’s Piper slowly walked down the hallway, from the doorway between the chapel and the Dean's Cloister, his music fading away with him. It was a most poignant tribute, a most moving, a hauntingly beautiful rendition for a Sovereign who served her Realms so well for seven decades. “Dearie” now “sleeps” beneath St. George’s Chapel with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince Charming love of her life who passed away just 17 months ago on 9 April 2021.