Saturday, March 2, 2019

Razor in hand
Look at that man in the mirror.

A treasure of love, is easy to find It's waiting for you, if your heart isn't blind. A treasure of love, is not very far It glows like fire and it shines like a star.  It's stronger than diamonds and worth more than gold. This is a treasure that never grows old. The treasure of love is found on no chart. To find where it is just look in your heart.

A treasure of love, is easy to find
It's waiting for you, if your heart isn't blind.
A treasure of love, is not very far
It glows like fire and it shines like a star.

It's stronger than diamonds and worth more than gold.
This is a treasure that never grows old.
The treasure of love is found on no chart.
To find where it is just look in your heart.

Early in the morning.
The day unfolding in our heads.
What are we thinking?

Mistakes we made?
Things to do?
Worrisome things?
People we have feelings for?
Work?
All of the above?

Think joie de vivre, the joys of life so close
That all we have to do is reach out and grab them,
Or one.

Don’t strain.
Don’t look far.
Listen to Clyde McPhatter.
Find it during the soaping.
During the scraping
And washing up.
Listen to the music,

Razor in hand
Look at that man in the mirror.
Smile.

 






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Tagging Passing Time, Weather, and Dinner
Saturday, March 2, 2019

Wondering what he fed me for lunch that tasted so good? With the mashed potatoes and gravy. Oh well, have got to start looking.

Wondering what he fed me for lunch that tasted so good?
With the mashed potatoes and gravy.
Oh well, have got to start looking.

My 324th consecutive posting, committed to 5,000.

Time is 12.01am.
On Saturday, Boston’s temperature will reach a high of 34* with a feels-like temperature of 25* with snow in the evening and overnight.

Dinner is Slow-Roast Leg of Lamb.






Remember that once we accept that that many unpleasant days are lining up to annoy us and that we will still have an occasional need to dress for wintry weather, we can enjoy the march to milder weather. Slow but inexorable. It’s coming.  Response: Oh, sure!    Tick Tock. In clock language: Enjoy today.

Remember that once we accept that that many unpleasant days are lining up to annoy us and that we will still have an occasional need to dress for wintry weather, we can enjoy the march to milder weather.
Slow but inexorable.
It’s coming.

Response: Oh, sure!

Tick Tock.
In clock language: Enjoy today.

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Tick Tock
: Marking Calendars and Deep Weather

323 posts to date.
Today we’re at the 6.46% mark of my commitment,
the commitment a different way of marking the passage of time.

Today our winter-spring shoulder calendar features cold weather.
Cold, but acceptable. And for the three days following, the temps will be in the upper 30s.
Acceptable.
But the three days following that?
Brrrr! As in cold, in the 20s.

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Question of the Day
Glen Ballard and Siedah Garrett wrote Man in the Mirror. Who recorded it?

They use them for bowling.

They use them for bowling.

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Elephant jokes to tell at a bar:
Why do elephants like cannon balls?

Performing at the Wiener Stadion in Vienna, Austria on June 2, 1988

Performing at the Wiener Stadion in Vienna, Austria on June 2, 1988

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Answer to the Question of the Day
Glen Ballard and Siedah Garrett wrote Man in the Mirror. Who recorded it?
Michael Jackson.

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter and dancer.
Dubbed the "King of Pop", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century and one of the greatest entertainers of all time.
Jackson was a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.

The eighth child of the Jackson family, Michael made his professional debut in 1964 with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5.

The eighth child of the Jackson family, Michael made his professional debut in 1964 with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5.


He began his solo career in 1971 while at Motown Records.

michael jackson pen and ink portrait.jpg

In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular usic.
His music videos, including those for "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller" from his 1982 album Thriller, are credited with breaking racial barriers and transforming the medium into an art form and promotional tool.
Their popularity helped bring the television channel MTV to fame.


Through stage and video performances, Jackson popularized complicated dance techniques such as the robot and the moonwalk, to which he gave the name.  His distinctive sound and style has influenced artists of various genres.

Through stage and video performances, Jackson popularized complicated dance techniques such as the robot and the moonwalk, to which he gave the name.
His distinctive sound and style has influenced artists of various genres.

Bad (1987) was the first album to produce five US Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles, with "I Just Can't Stop Loving You", "Bad", "The Way You Make Me Feel", "Man in the Mirror", and "Dirty Diana".
He continued to innovate throughout the 1990s with videos such as "Black or White" and "Scream", and forged a reputation as a touring artist.


Jackson is the third-best-selling music artist of all time (behind the Beatles and Elvis Presley), with estimated sales of over 350 million records worldwide.
Jackson won hundreds of awards, more than any other artist in the history of popular music.
He is one of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, and is the only dancer from pop and rock to have been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Dance Hall of Fame.

With Mr. Bohemian Rhapsody himself, Freddie Mercury. Queen and MJ.

With Mr. Bohemian Rhapsody himself, Freddie Mercury.
Queen and MJ.

His other achievements include Guinness world records (including the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time), 13 Grammy Awards, the Grammy Legend Award, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, 26 American Music Awards (more than any other artist), and 13 number-one US singles (more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era).
Thriller is the best-selling album of all time, with estimated sales of 66 million copies worldwide. Jackson's other albums, including Off the Wall (1979), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991), and HIStory (1995), also rank among the world's best-selling albums.

Jackson is also remembered for his philanthropy and charitable fundraising.

A Michael Jackson coloring book.

A Michael Jackson coloring book.


Jackson became a figure of controversy in the late 1980s due to his changing appearance, his relationships and behavior.
In 1993, he was accused of sexually abusing the child of a family friend; the case led to an investigation and was settled out of court for an undisclosed amount in 1994.
In 2005, he was tried and acquitted of further child sexual abuse allegations and several other charges.



In 2014, Jackson became the first artist in history to have a top ten single in the Billboard Hot 100 in five different decades.   In 2016, Jackson's estate earned $825 million, the highest yearly amount ever recorded by Forbes.

In 2014, Jackson became the first artist in history to have a top ten single in the Billboard Hot 100 in five different decades.

In 2016, Jackson's estate earned $825 million, the highest yearly amount ever recorded by Forbes.

In 2009, while preparing for a series of comeback concerts, This Is It, Jackson died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication.
The Los Angeles County Coroner ruled his death a homicide, and his personal physician, Conrad Murray, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and incarcerated.

Jackson's death triggered a global outpouring of grief, and a live broadcast of his public memorial service was viewed around the world.

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Good Morning on this Saturday, the Second of March.   We talked about extracting joy from life and the man in the mirror. We talked about the current time and weather and dinner. We reflected on a global view of weather and calendar. Told an elephant joke. And then we talked about the inimitable Michael Jackson.  And now? Now gotta go.   Che vuoi? Le pocketbook?   See you soon.  Your Love  BYW: Feeling for my pad of elephant jokes? It’s thin.

Good Morning on this Saturday, the Second of March.

We talked about extracting joy from life and the man in the mirror.
We talked about the current time and weather and dinner.
We reflected on a global view of weather and calendar.
Told an elephant joke.
And then we talked about the inimitable Michael Jackson.

And now? Now gotta go.

Che vuoi? Le pocketbook?

See you soon.

Your Love

BYW: Feeling for my pad of elephant jokes? It’s thin.