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  • Mother Shyra 13:07 on 22 October 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Africa, Bob Carlos Clarke, Critic, Crossfire, Discomfiture, Footprints In The Sand, Jon Stewart, Leona Lewis, , Masters of Photography, , Photographer, Poet, Relief Effort, , T.S. Eliot, The Daily Show, Tucker Carlson,   

    MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE OF THE DAY Only those… 


    MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE OF THE DAY

    “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”                      -T.S. Eliot 1888-1965, Poet and Critic

    MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY- BOB CARLOS CLARKE   *******Robert Carlos Clarke (1950-2006) took great risks in his profession as a photographer.  He went outside the box and expressed his artistry in editorial work, fashion and advertising while becoming most well-known for his erotic photography.  You shouldn’t have to stick to the ‘safe’ options to find your successful path.  Tried-and-true methods had to be tried before they were deemed true.  Besides, it’s not only boring to run with the masses, it’s boring to do only one thing for the rest of your life.  That’s just me though… ;)*******  

    WORD OF THE DAY

    DISCOMFITURE

    (noun)
    [dis-KUM-fi-choor’, dis-KUM-fi-chahr]

    1. anxious embarrassment: “Everyone shifted in their seats as the discomfiture in the dining room grew.”


    Origin:
    Approximately 1325; from Middle English, ‘desconfiture’ (‘discomfit,’ from Old French ‘desconfire’: to defeat, to destroy, from ‘des-‘: not + ‘confire’: to make, to accomplish + ‘-ure.’)

    In action:
    “The Mutter was barely known to the general public when Ms. Worden, who grew up in nearby Media, Pa., and had a B.A. in physical anthropology from Temple University, joined the museum staff as assistant curator in 1975.

     

    It turned out to be the only place she ever worked. When she became director in 1988, she set about expanding the Mutter’s holdings and increasing its attendance, to the discomfiture of some elected fellows, who worried that a more public Mutter would appeal to black-clad goth kids and freak-show revivalists with tattooed faces. (It did, along with families and school groups.)

    An engaging and erudite eccentric with a public speaking voice somewhere in the Julia Child zone, Ms. Worden became the Mutter’s jolly avatar, rousing it from a dusty, almost secret jumble of curiosities that drew 5,000 visitors annually to one of Philadelphia’s best-known cultural institutions, attracting 62,000 visitors last year.”

    John Strausbaugh. “A Curator’s Tastes Were All Too Human,” The New York Times (October 11, 2005).

     

    JON STEWART ON CROSSFIRE  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFQFB5YpDZE  *******WOW!!!  Talk about the growing discomfiture!  Even I was uncomfortable watching this clip!  This is the show that reportedly brought Crossfire down.  Jon Stewart laid down the law and Tucker Carlson looked like a fool trying belittle Jon Stewart by mocking The Daily Show  and comparing it to Crossfire and the like.  I guess he never expected to get caught in the ‘crossfire’ himself.  So sad.*******

    SONG OF THE DAY

    LEONA LEWIS- FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND (AFRICA TRIP VERSION)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqYqZeD3RSs&feature=related  http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/l/leona_lewis/footprints_in_the_sand.html  *******A beautiful song and video to match!*******

     

     

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  • Mother Shyra 15:29 on 21 October 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Boss, Clumsy, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Fergie, Happy Birthday, Love Bug, Lummox, Marion C. Getty, Miss Independent, , , , Stevie Wonder,   

    The Daily: Motivational Quote/Word/Song/Videos Of The Day- 21 Oct 2008 


    MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE OF THE DAY

    “Mother love is the fuel that enables the normal human being to do the impossible.”             -Marion C. Getty

    STEVIE WONDER- HAPPY BIRTHDAY  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYJPIZ-C-9c&feature=related  http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=4353  *******Stevie Wonder wrote this beautiful song in order to have Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday observed as a national holiday.  Well done Stevie!  It is my mother’s birthday today and I am dedicating this song to her.  Her love has fueled my tank for 30 years now and I am honored to have been raised by such a wonderful woman.  I know the shaping of a person’s character begins in the home and I thank God I was raised in her’s.  I was built on the solid foundation she laid out for me and I have been able to withstand trials and tribulations I know I couldn’t have withstood if it wasn’t for watching her go through the fire with nary a scar to show proof to non-believers.  To you Mommy, I am forever grateful for…YOU!!!  I love you my lady.  Happy Birthday!!! :)*******

    WORD OF THE DAY

    LUMMOX

    lum·mox

    Pronunciation:
    \ˈlə-məks, -miks\
    Function:
    noun
    Etymology:
    origin unknown
    Date:
    circa 1825
    : a clumsy person
    FERGIE- CLUMSY  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnBcIN1PExk  http://lyricwiki.org/Fergie:Clumsy  *******Oh the love bug…it does tend to bite us and make us a bit wobbly in the knees and unable to utilize our normally keen perception of depth doesn’t it?  Oh well…you have to admit, land legs are for the heartless.  ;)*******

    SONG OF THE DAY

    NE-YO- MISS INDEPENDENT  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wtm8v6MryBk  http://lyricwiki.org/Ne-Yo:Miss_Independent  *******”She got her own thing!”  Ladies, they love you more when you have your own life…at least…the good ones do.  You still have to make the fellas feel like they’re needed every now and then though…come on…you can do it…it won’t hurt…cross my fingers and…ah hem!  ;)*******

     
  • Mother Shyra 12:44 on 20 October 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Beset, Blackcowboy, Come On, Dealing With Life, Devil May Care, Diana Krall, Harry Browne, , , , The Dark Ages, ,   

    The Daily: Motivational Quote (Life)/Word (Beset/The Dark Ages)/Song (Blackcowboy- Come On)/Videos Of The Day- 20 Oct 2008 


    MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE OF THE DAY

    “When you know that you’re capable of dealing with whatever comes, you have the only security the world has to offer.”  -Harry Browne, Financial Advisor and Writer

    DIANA KRALL- DEVIL MAY CARE  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuZ6n7miSX0  http://music.yahoo.com/Diana-Krall/Devil-May-Care/lyrics/2034258#lyricstop  *******This is such a great song.  When you live life knowing you’ll be fine no matter what happens, the security you have within yourself will allow you to live a much happier, free-flowing life.  Depend not the world for peace of mind, but depend upon yourself and you’re bound to live each day to the fullest.  Fearing the dawning of a new day or banking upon the success of others will leave you helpless and unhappy.  Whatever happens, will happen–and you’ll roll with it when it does.******* 

    WORD OF THE DAY

    BESET

    (transitive verb)
    [bi-SET]

    1. to assail or attack from all sides: “The zebra was beset by leopards.”

    2. to annoy continually or chronically

    3. to surround or hem in; ‘the mountains which beset it round’ (Nathaniel Hawthorne)

    4. to decorate something with jewels or other ornaments

    noun form: besetment


    Origin:
    Approximately 1387; from Old English, ‘besettan’: to surround; of Germanic origin.

    In action:
    “Ms. Waitz was always lean during her running prime, her face sharply angled, and she looks much the same now despite the chemical mix trying to attack the disease. She says she is not beset by nausea nor is she especially weak, although her sense of taste vanishes for a few days after treatment.

    ‘The doctors are optimistic; I’m optimistic. I’m crossing my fingers,’ she says. ‘I will beat it.’

    Ms. Waitz has one of her sport’s most imposing resumes. In addition to her New York triumphs, she won the London Marathon twice (1983, 1986), a world title (1983) and an Olympic silver medal (1984). All the countless miles of road work are now paying dividends in a different sort of endurance test.”

    “New York City Marathon winner in the race of her life,” The Associated Press (November 6, 2005).

    THE DARK AGES  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhcJpalbFxo  *******And you think we have it rough!  True, there are evil, barbaric people in the world, but at least civility still exists amongst the greater masses.*******

    SONG OF THE DAY

    BLACKCOWBOY- COME ON  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MD9pgbC8wig  *******I love this song and I love this band!  The lyrics are so heartfelt, the band is perfect and Jonah Johnson’s vocals are awesome!  If you love Coldplay and OneRepublic, you’ll love Blackcowboy too.*******

     
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