Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Ireland Acrostic: A Poem About the Emerald Isle - Yahoo

 




Ireland Acrostic: A Poem About the Emerald Isle



For your St. Patrick's Day reading pleasure, a wee poem written in
the acrostic form about Ireland and Irish lore--the Emerald Isle--land of Druids,
Leprechauns, Shamrocks, Celtic legends and Saint Patrick.



 Poem at: Ireland Acrostic: A Poem About the Emerald Isle - Yahoo

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

St. Patrick Acrostic - a Poem for Saint Patrick's Day - Yahoo Voices - voices.yahoo.com

 




St. Patrick Acrostic - a Poem for Saint Patrick's Day



Who was the man, Saint Patrick, whose holiday we celebrate every year on St. Patrick's Day?

This poem provides a brief look at St. Patrick in the acrostic form in honor of St. Patrick's Day.



Poem at: St. Patrick Acrostic - a Poem for Saint Patrick's Day - Yahoo

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Recent Movie & TV Show Reviews: The Betrayed, Jonas Brothers, 12 Rounds, Dollhouse, Race to Witch Mountain, Bedknobs And Broomsticks

I have been reviewing a lot of shows and movies lately for Seekyt, so if you are thinking about addin some entertainment to your DVD or BluRay library, here are some suggestions. Whether you like action adventures or cute children's movies, there is something for all film and television buffs here:

'The Betrayed' with Melissa George, Oded Fehr--Movie Review
 
Kidnapping drama "The Betrayed" debuted on DVD June 30, 2009 from MGM Home Entertainment for the suggested retail price of $26.98 U.S. / $37.98 Canada Stars Melissa George, Oded Fehr, Christian Campbell, and Alice Krige The Betray...
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  The Jonas Brothers: The Concert Experience - Deluxe Extended Movie--Review
 
Do you remember the Jonas Brothers? In 2009, the three most popular brothers in America brothers rocked out in 3-D only on Blu-ray in their first motion picture, "The Jonas Brothers: The Concert Experience - Deluxe Extended Movie" from Walt Disney...
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'12 Rounds--Extreme Cut' with John Cena - a Movie Review
"12 Rounds" unrated “Extreme Cut” Reviewed By: Kathryn Darden on February 22, 2014 "12 Rounds" unrated “Extreme Cut” released on Blu-ray with Digital Copy and DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment in 2009.   Movie Attributes WWE Superstar John Cena (The Marine) stars in "12 Rounds"...
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Joss Whedon's 'Dollhouse' Seasons 1 and 2-- a Review
 "Dollhouse" is an addictive sci-fi, thriller that sucks the viewer in with action, fantasy, and beautiful actors in season one, hinting at something deeper which is revealed in season two. Series Attributes Joss Whedon's Dollhouse was a sci-fi thril...
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Disney's 'Race to Witch Mountain' with Dwayne Johnson Movie Review
The people at the Walt Disney company decided it was time to redo their classic children's movie "Escape to Witch Mountain," so they picked Dwayne Jonson and two up-and-coming young stars, jazzed up the plot, and "re-imagined" the story. Did they succeed? Read on for my take. ...
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Enchanted Musical Edition of 'Bedknobs And Broomsticks' with Angela Lansbury Movie Review
Eglantine Price (Angela Lansbury), an apprentice witch, joins three kids and a cynical conman (David Tomlinson) to search for the missing parts of a magic spell. Eglantine plans to use the spell to defend Great Britain in Walt Disney's...
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The Soloist With Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr. Hits the Right Note
"The Soloist," a 2009 dramatic movie starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr., is one of those rare films that hits all the right notes. This is not a happy movie or a feel-good movie, and yet, it is an emotionally satisfying movie about the restorative effects of friendship and music. The Soloist "The Soloist" is based upon the moving true story of journalist Steve...
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Remembering Walter Cronkite--The Way it Was - Yahoo





Walter Cronkite, often called the "Most Trusted Man in America," passed away on July 17, 2009 at 92 years of age. Much like Paul Harvey, who passed away on February 28 of the same year, Cronkite was a familiar voice and news presence in my youth serving as the anchorman for the CBS Evening News from 1962 to 1981.

Read the article at: Remembering Walter Cronkite--The Way it Was - Yahoo

Also see: Paul Harvey - the Rest of His Story
 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Top Ten Most Amazing True Facts About Ireland & the Irish - Yahoo





Top Ten Most Amazing True Facts About Ireland & the Irish



St. Patrick's Day is the time we all become a little bit Irish and think of Ireland. The Emerald Isle has always been a land of mystery, myth and legend from
Irish leprechauns to Celtic Druids.



In the land known for fairies and
the Blarney Stone, is it any wonder that sometimes truth is stranger
than fiction?  In honor of the patron saint of Ireland and St. Patrick's day, this article presents some of the strangest and weirdest true facts about Ireland and the Irish.



Top Ten Most Amazing True Facts About Ireland & the Irish - Yahoo

Friday, February 14, 2014

The Best of Valentine's Day 2014: Articles, Poems, Music & More

Are you ready for Valentine's Day? Too bad if you are not because it's HERE! Hearts, flowers, romantic music, Valentine's Day cards, candy and all the other tokens that are part of this February holiday.

Here are some articles and poems to get you in the mood if you are not already. Enjoy, and Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day Music
Valentine's Day History


Valentine's Day Poetry


Valentine's Day Movies


Valentine's Day Misc.

Gaylord Opryland Resort Provides Romance for Valentine's Day
Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee, is the perfect place to spend a romantic Valentine's weekend.


Have a Happy Valentine's Day!





Happy Valentine's Day!



The most romantic of the holidays occurs on February 14 each years on
Valentine's Day, which has become associated with hearts, cupids, cards,
flowers, lace doilies and candy. However, Valentine's Day was named in
honor of a real person, although his true identity is not 100% certain.



Articles, poems and more at: Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Latest Barbie Doll Controversy: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover


The latest Barbie dolll controversy involves the always controversial Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Sports Illustrated has made a fortune objectifying women in skimpy swimsuits and bikinis... and sometimes only paint.

Now Mattel has partnered with Sports Illustrated to add Barbie to the Sports Illustrated 50th anniversary edition, and Barbie is getting her own SI cover. The controversy is not so much whether or not a child's toy needs to be in a men's girly magazine (she doesn't), but the fact some people believe both Barbie and the SI models promote an unrealistic body expectation among young girls

You can read my take on it in these two articles:


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Best Christian Music for Valentine's Day: Amy Grant, Sixpence None the Richer, Chris Rice, FFH - Gospel Music & Entertainment Examiner





The Best Christian Music for Valentine's Day: Amy Grant, Sixpence None the Richer, Chris Rice, FFH




Should a romantic evening or Valentine's party be part of your Valentine
festivities, I thought I would help you plan your playlist! It should
come as no surprise to discover that gospel artists
like Amy Grant, Chris Rice, Avalon, Selah, FFH, Sixpence None the
Richer, Steve Green, Noel Paul Stookey, Debbie Boone and others been
recording some of the sweetest and tenderest love songs for decades.



Continued: The
Best Christian Music for Valentine's Day: Amy Grant, Sixpence None the
Richer, Chris Rice, FFH - Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment Examiner

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Oscar nomination for Christian film 'Alone Yet Not Alone' song revoked - Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment | Examiner.com

 



Oscar nomination for Christian film 'Alone Yet Not Alone' song revoked

The title song from the independent Christian film "Alone Yet Not Alone" raised some eyebrows from Hollywood when it was nominated for an Oscar Award for Best Song this year. The film had only been in theaters for a week in September in selected cities to qualify for Oscar consideration, so most people had not even heard of the movie or the ong performed by Joni Eareckson Tada.

Read more: Oscar nomination for Christian film 'Alone Yet Not Alone' song revoked - Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment Examiner

Friday, February 7, 2014

The Beatles: How They Changed American Culture in My Small Community - Yahoo

The Beatles land in the U.S. -- 1964


Yahoo writers were asked to look back and give a first-hand account of how the Beatles changed American culture. This is my story:

The Beatles: How They Changed American Culture in My Small Community


It was Feb. 9, 1964, and all the 9-year-old girls in Falls Church, Va.,
were talking in class about the "Ed Sullivan Show" on TV that night. I
had heard a few Beatles songs but until then had never thought about
them. That night I watched something else instead of joining the largest
audience ever recorded for an American television program, but the next
day it was in every paper and every news show. Beatlemania and the
British invasion had begun.

With my parents in 1965

Continued at: The Beatles: How They Changed American Culture in My Small Community - Yahoo
Also see: Superstars Wynonna and Phil Keaggy celebrate 42nd anniversary of Beatles' Sgt. Pepper album - Nashville Gospel Music Examiner
 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Gray's Disposal Company in Nashville, TN Still Billing but Not Paying

Gray's Disposal Company in Nashville, Tenn.-- the company who hauled away my mother's antique cabinet and then promised me for NINE MONTHS "the check is in the mail"--has a "D" rating on the Better Business Bureau.

Gee, I wonder why? I turned my complaint in tonight to the BBB. I wonder if that will get them an "F" rating?

Edwin Gray of Gray's Disposal Company still has not paid me the rest of the money they owe, even though he once again promised me last week the check was going in the mail by Friday. It is Wednesday, and no check has arrive. However, they did have time to send me a bill... which runs through May 2014... for a service I canceled the end of 2013.

I wanted to cancel my "service" last May but I waited to cancel until the end of December, trying to work things out. I thought they would pay me right away like they promised! I thought it would be in my best interest to maintain a working relationship with them until I was paid! I was so wrong on both accounts. 

So tonight I added my complaint to the BBB files on Grays Disposal. I am guessing a company with a D rating doesn't really care about another complaint, but I told him I would do it if he didn't pay me, and while he continues to BILL me, he still hasn't paid me.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Superstars Wynonna and Phil Keaggy celebrate 42nd anniversary of Beatles' Sgt. Pepper album - Nashville Gospel Music Examiner






 The 50th anniversary of the Beatles coming to America is fast approaching. Never in the history of music since King David has music so impacted a culture. Here is a look back at the 42nd anniversary of the Sgt. Pepper album in 2009.


Superstars Wynonna and Phil Keaggy celebrate 42nd anniversary of Beatles' Sgt.
Pepper album


Superstars Wynonna and Phil Keaggy, Nashville band The WannaBeatles, and former Apple Records executive Ken Mansfield, will celebrate the 42nd anniversary of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper album on Tuesday, June 9.


Article at: Superstars Wynonna and Phil Keaggy celebrate 42nd anniversary of Beatles' Sgt.
Pepper album June 9 - Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment Examiner




My parents and I about a year after the Beatles came to America

Sunday, February 2, 2014

{PUB}licity Bar & Restaurant in Bellevue -- a Review


I visited a new restaurant in Bellevue this week called {PUB}licity. I went to support a friend who was playing their that night, but I ended up falling in love with their house salad! If I describe it, it sounds not to different from any other house salad but it was possibly the freshest and most delicious house salad I have ever eaten! The rest of the food menus was equally impressive.

I will definitely be going back since a lot of food items were marked (V) for vegetarian. While not a vegetarian, I like to eat healthy and a lot of vegetarian food is healthy.

I would give them 5 stars for the salad 5 stars for the menu and 5 stars for the overall experience.

Oh, and the music I went to hear was Newall and Sorrells, jazz and blues, every Tuesday at  {PUB}licity Bar and Restaurant in Bellevue.

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Eating healthy at (PUB)licity Restaurant & Bar in Bellevue

January 30, 2014
On Tuesday night, Jan. 28, I was invited to a small pub in Bellevue, (PUB)licity Restaurant & Bar, to hear live jazz music (Newell & Sorrells). I was not expecting much in the way of food from a place...
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