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“Every life is in many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love, but always meeting ourselves.” ~ James Joyce

L'embarquement d'Ulysse ~ Claude Lorrain, 1646

The Two Popes

A delightful movie and its simple theme, as old as civilizations, needs to be heard, often.

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Then


Now

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Brave Ulysses brings me back to ports long left alone.
Tell it like it is.

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@QMS

Well, it's been a cream of a day; up at 5am, cold as hell, toes freezing by the end of one-hour-lessons all turning into a bitter rain by afternoon. Never fear, Mother nature has more in store, her deep freeze begins tonight with two-to-three days of howling mountain winds. Kind of married to her, i am, enjoying the power.

Hope you've a good stock of maple syrup on hand, to warm the insides.

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why is it the the good guys always die or get killed and the bad ones stay alive and grab power to oppress and exploint the good ones?

I have too many curse words in my mind for what has become this mega shithole country ...

I just wonder how we ever come out of this hole?

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@mimi

"The good, they do die young." A wonderful, painful song of truth.

'Miles to go before we sleep,' my friend, what else can we do but plug along, harder even, and leave a better inheritance for this earth.

Always a pleasure to see you.

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and all.

I was trying to find out if the new movie 1917 was worth my time and I found a brief review this morning in Counterpunch about the crop of new movies out of La-land. I suspect I would agree with the reviewer. He said that the movie was “A rancid propaganda film with video game aesthetics.” Granted, that is just one review and I will keep looking. In the same article though there were some other recommendations for films. https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/01/17/the-best-films-of-2019/
I will try some of those out instead.

It is grey and rainy here and I have had clothes out on the clothes-line for three days due to my lack of paying attention to weather forecasts. Everything is soggy, but the plants are very green.
Hope you all have a good Saturday.

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@randtntx

Weather's been brutal here in that we've had a month of uncharacteristically warm days with rain, instead of cold days and some snow. As i wrote above, appears winter comes, now, at least for the foreseeable forecast; way late.

Think you will enjoy Two Popes.

Thanks for being here.

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@smiley7 you get a good amount of snow with the cold and that the skiing is fabulous.
Thanks for the movie rec. I will definitely check it out.

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with frost on the leaves and snow on the mountains. A rare sight indeed. My Sister sent me this photo from Upland, California on her way to work. It's about as wintery as I prefer it. Don't miss the weather back east at all. Have a day of cooking ahead of me so it's off to the kitchen I go. Hope all is well in your world dear Smiley.

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There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it. ~ Minnie Aumonier

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@Anja Geitz

All is well or as well as can be; thank you for asking.

Beautiful photo, makes me miss the big mountains, loved my time in them.

Been cooking a lot lately, well, i cook almost everyday, but i've been sort of extravagant at times, the holidays, and running into deals on good food, a creative time which i enjoy.

Cupboard's stocked and freezer full.

Cook on, my friend. Smile

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painting of Ulysses setting sail. The classicist penchant for over-the-top anachronism, to the point where the word fails to be truly applicable is always fun, for me, at any rate,

With a nod to QMS, who put it out there, I cannot resist putting it up there:

And what was it that Molly said, there at the end?

Too close for me to speak of popes and popery, not with February looming:

bruno4

have a good one.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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@enhydra lutris

Yep, must be the romantic imagination of classical painters, hell, most great artists which moves them to take leave with history, a poetic license. Don't really know, just a stab.

The movie may surprise you, i think you will enjoy.

As always, thanks for being here.

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Today, I am headed to a wedding.
Things are looking up in my social activities!
Gorgeous painting, smiley7.
I had hoped to spend the afternoon on the patio, grill fired up, but the forecast is 100% rains.
I hope all is well with one and all.

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@on the cusp

Hope the rains hold off, you deserve an afternoon on the patio, feet up, grill hot and libations cold.

Life is a seesaw, 'ain't' it?

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believe women

Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard was taking questions from town hall attendees in New Hampshire on Thursday when a man in the crowd asked the Hawaii congresswoman and Iraq War veteran about former Vice President Joe Biden.
"Former Vice President Biden has randomly challenged people in the audience to a push-up contest even if they're in walkers. Do you think you could take him?" a male attendee asked the candidate, according to video of the moment posted on Twitter.
Gabbard replied, "My educated and informed guess would be yes ... But I would take most people to a push-up challenge."
Challenge accepted.

The congresswoman -- in her blazer and heels, no less -- and the attendee began to furiously do push-ups as onlookers cheered in video shot by CNN affiliate station WMUR. As they slowed their reps, the attendee then cartoonishly collapsed and rolled over. The congresswoman then jumped to her feet and pretended to count out her challenger like a boxing referee.
In good sportsmanlike fashion, the two then smiled and shook hands.

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@gjohnsit

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@gjohnsit

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thanks for the goosebumps!

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@janis b
The music goes with my late afternoon apres ski, beers, wish i had a toke. Smile

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@smiley7

After lunch we can share a toke of a friend's homegrown, and a drop of NZ grown wine.

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@janis b

enchanting, rain check, please.

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@smiley7

with no expiration date!

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@janis b

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@smiley7

I will add this to my bedtime lullabies. Here are the two that drifted me to sleep last night ...

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@janis b
May time.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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and everyone

Thanks for the beautiful ot. I look forward to your 'Saturday Uppers'. Lol

6.4 weeks to go until we vote and 4.5 to go until the last day of voter reg. Every time I turn around there is more to do. AOK by me. 'They', the btb and the msm, are turning up the anti-Bernie propaganda. So not surprised. It will be a revolution either way imho. Hope you have a very pleasant evening. Be well...

edit to add a little humor

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@magiamma

I wonder who I’ll meet this week on my search for a used hybrid to replace my ’96 Toyota. Wish me luck, or at least some fun! I'm actually already (just in anticipation) feeling overwhelmed. I know though, that it will be a Toyota, because of the confidence I have developed in their reliability over 30 years of driving them.

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@janis b
best of luck in your search. Take someone with you if you can.

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@magiamma

My friend and auto expert is accompanying me. After 19 years of relationship it will still be tough to find a good fit ; ). Thanks for the encouragement!

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