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"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." - Edmund Burke
"The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted." - D.H. Lawrence
"If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." – Thomas Paine
"God doesn't call the equipped - he equips those he calls." - Barbara Curtis
"Hand-written notes in cursive writing are still the finest personal way of saying thank you. The people who send those after interviews are the ones who get the jobs."
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Category Archives: Tuesday Tunes
. Whenever I think of Thanksgiving, this is the song that comes to mind – and this is a beautiful arrangement sung by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir: . .
. There are plenty of videos with this beautiful song out there, but I absolutely LOVE the photography used in this one – it’s full of the people and things that make America such a great country: . . (“Simple … Continue reading
. Today would have been my friend Becky’s oldest son’s 36th birthday. Jonathan left us much too soon (a car accident in 2001), but he left lots of great memories behind for those who loved him best. One of the things … Continue reading
. This is one of my favorite arrangements of this beloved song – It’s just a beautiful, soothing song, don’t you think?: . . (“Over The Rainbow” by the incomparable Eva Cassidy – available on CD or MP3) .
. . There are so many wonderful versions of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” out there – originally covered by John Cale, the version performed by the late Jeff Buckley is perhaps the most well-known of them all (the song has also … Continue reading
. . In 2004, Eric Whitacre set Rudyard Kipling’s poem “The Seal Lullaby” to music: Oh! Hush thee, my baby, the night is behind us, And black are the waters that sparkled so green. The moon, o’er the combers, looks … Continue reading
. I’m always intrigued by the ingenuity of human beings – having been in choirs virtually all my life, one of the things that I am in awe of is really well-done a cappella music. The Swingle Singers – while the faces/voices may change as … Continue reading