We’re all familiar with the name, Houdini, and picture him hanging upside down in a tank of water or over Times Square, bound in straight jacket, locks, and chains. But how much do you know about his life and career?
Have you ever heard his actual voice? Do you know where he came from? Is Houdini his real name? Whatever happened to him? What drove him? Well, you can find out the answer to many of those questions in the Tmeline sponsored video below. So sit back for a little less than an hour and let the mystery and intrigue sink in.
We lost a giant and a legend this past week when Rush Limbaugh passed away. He will be sorely missed by tens of millions of people across this country and around the world.
I started listening to him in the early 90’s over the radio and tried to never miss an episode of his TV program too. Remember that? It was so entertaining, and quite funny at times. I just loved it. I used to have a friend who’d come over during his lunch hour and watch it with Tanya and I. That was during the time when I was in nursing school and often had that time available to watch. Was sad to see it go, but radio was his big thing, and nobody did it better.
He will indeed be missed. As Bill Whittle says in his his tribute video below, “He wasn’t just a giant; he was our giant”.
Today is the annual March For Life, and will be what they are calling a virtual event. There will be speakers and proponents participating from all over this country, and possibly others.
In the phrase, Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, you notice that life comes first. This truth is found in our nation’s Declaration of Independence, begging the question, why is it not codified into law? Why is abortion still practiced and protected? To me it represents an evil which will be a permanent sin and immovable stain from this nation’s history.
The March For Life event can be watched live below. Hopefully it can be seen here even this evening when it’s over.
The year opened full of promise, and everyone called it 2020. Winter was just kicking into high gear with low temps, especially up here where I live. Then, right after my birthday in mid March, the word ‘lockdown’ was popularized, but has been anything but popular ever since, at least with people who weren’t also Democrats or Democrat Governors. ‘Democrat’…you know, that party which lives to control and suppress, which means “forcibly put an end to”.
So, for the rest of 2020, what did they forcibly put an end to? Well, for one thing, socialization, that thing they say homeschooling lacks. At that point, when they shut down public schools, public schooling lacked in every area, rather than merely most of them.
In other areas, we could eat on an airplane one foot from another person but not at a restaurant 8 feet from another one. Am not even going to ask the rhetorical question: Does that make sense?
You could go to WalMart and share that space with 1,000 others but not to McDonald’s to share that one with 20 others? “Essential workers” were singled out as more important, or as that guy who wrote Animal Farm would term, “more equal” than others. They could keep their jobs while waiters, waitresses, beauticians, small shop sales clerks, etc. were termed, expendable and unemployed. People residing in nursing homes were in short order, termed, deceased. Apparently they became the least essential of all.
Dear 2020, you sucked in sooo many ways, but some good things happened during you too, and most of us can name several good things that happened to them during the last 12 months, because no metaphoric bucket is ever bone dry, even when it has 2020 affixed to it.
We bid thee adieu, you predominantly foul year, and yearn to breathe unobstructed air. We want our lives back and are determined to have them.
Dear 2021, if you would be so kind as to help facilitate that, we’d truly appreciate it.
It’s full on Christmas Season, friends! 21 days till Christmas Eve! This year though, I’m going to wake up Christmas morning with my wife right here beside me. Yep, we’ve not been together on Christmas for two years, and it would’ve been three if not for this year. I’m very thankful that Tanya’s Mom will be freeing her up from those Uncle responsibilities for several days so she can be with me (!), and probably most of our kids and grandkids. That alone makes this Christmas extra special!
I like ‘ye olde’ Christmas carols, that is, the traditional ones. Some written hundreds of years ago, and many during the first half of the 20th century. Am not into most of the newer ones, but could be convinced by one I’ve not yet heard.
One of the newer ones (relatively speaking) that I like, is of course, by Dan Fogelberg, which goes a little somethin’ like this…
My old love is still my love, thankfully, as is my love of all that old Christmas music. Here’s a link (below) to CBN’s traditional Christian Christmas music.
So, since this thread will probably be the most recent one for a few days, enjoy the music with the pop-up Christmas radio, and feel free to post whatever you’d like in the comment section. Use this thread as your Friday Night Music place this weekend too.
My favorite Christmas song…
Here’s the Trump rally live from Georgia. Starts at approximately 7 PM ET.
How about a thread with an all important theme? Other than God, can you think of one more meaningful than family? Spouse, kids, parents, siblings? Those are the closest and most immediate, at least they are for me.