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Happy first Sunday in March.  This month supposedly will herald the first days of spring but as far as I can see, snow rules.  We’ve still got the now black mounds from the blizzard and expect more of the refresh white stuff today.  Friends are in town to visit (read: check up on me). Two […]

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Serene Sunday: Kyrie

I’m behind in writing again.  While looking for the Catholic hymn “Kyrie,” I came upon this song “Kyrie Eleison” by Mr. Mister.  “Kyrie, eleison” (or “Lord, have mercy”) is a liturgical response of the people to intentions mentioned in the Prayer of the Faithful.  Mr. Mister used the phrase for this 1985 hit.  Even though […]

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Serene Sunday: Jingle Bells

I know you’re thinking, “Judiang, Christmas is OVER!”  But wait – Jingle Bells is not a holiday song.  There’s nothing in it about Christmas.  It describes fun while dashing through the snow in a one horse open sleigh with an iffy horse.  According to my pal Wiki, James Lord Pierpont published the song in 1857 […]

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Happy New Year all!  Hope you enjoyed your holidays.  Mine was festive and filling – very filling – which leads me to one of two resolutions I made.  Usually I resolve to not make resolutions because I’ll be sure to keep that one.  But this year I really need to accomplish two things.  The second […]

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Serene Sunday: On My Way

On Saturday nights, the family would gather together and watch movies on the only television. (Yes, I’m dating myself here.)  One night Elmer Gantry, about a wayward conman taking advantage of a simple religious town, televised.  The incomparable Burt Lancaster played the conman.  Towards the beginning of the movie, he sang “I’m On My Way […]

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Serene Sunday: May It Be

I’m not a fan of the Lord of the Rings trilogy although I’ve seen all the movies.  (Yes, somehow the mystique of Middle Earth escaped me).  So I had to be reminded about the following song.  A few listenings later, it’s clearly a great pick for Serene Sunday.  So enjoy May It Be, sung by […]

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Serene Sunday: Blue Bayou

Recently, Linda Ronstadt announced that she has multiple sclerosis and can no longer sing.  She’d had symptoms for seven or eight years but was diagnosed only recently because of voice issues.  The news shocked and devastated her as well as fans around the world.  I felt deeply saddened because she was one of the truly […]

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I’ve just made the mistake of drinking a strong latte with my meds; saying LOUD HEAD BANGING MUSIC fits my mood is an understatement.  However, that’s not “serene.”  Hold on, let me play some Mozart.  Ahhh.  Okay, where was I? As a child when I bothered to rise early on Saturdays to watch cartoons, I […]

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My two best pals visited for a week.  For a change of pace, I suggested an overnighter in Galena, a scenic historical village in northwest Illinois. It was home of President U.S. Grant and has buildings dating back to the 1820’s although following a fire in 1856, most are pre-civil war.  For the American Midwest, […]

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Hello again, Dear Readers.  I’m instituting a new regimen that includes dedicated writing.  I must write something – anything – no matter how long or short.  There’s a two-fold purpose: 1) to get back in the habit of writing, and 2) to move from writing for self-distraction to writing as a way of life? hobby? […]

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