Thoughts and Photos

By: Proserpina, 3:36 PM GMT on July 11, 2016

CONTEMPLATIVE THOUGHTS

“A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.”
― Francis of Assisi



“Be praised, my Lord, through all your creatures, especially through my lord Brother Sun, who brings the day; and you give light through him. And he is beautiful and radiant in all his splendor! Of you, Most High, he bears the likeness.

Be praised, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars; in the heavens yo...

Updated: 8:35 PM GMT on July 19, 2016

I need a new blog but no time.....

By: Proserpina, 3:23 PM GMT on May 23, 2016







The Rainy Day

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The day is cold, and dark, and dreary
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
The vine still clings to the mouldering wall,
But at every gust the dead leaves fall,
And the day is dark and dreary.

My life is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
My thoughts still cling to the mouldering Past,
...

Updated: 9:16 PM GMT on July 08, 2016

This and That

By: Proserpina, 9:46 PM GMT on March 31, 2016

APRIL




Trees
By Joyce Kilmer

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.<...

Updated: 11:42 PM GMT on May 13, 2016

'Red, Red, Rose', 'Auld Lang Syne',.... and more

By: Proserpina, 3:23 PM GMT on February 28, 2016



ROBERT BURNS

1759-1796



My dear friend Sandiquiz introduced me to the online courses offered by Future Learn (originating in England). The latest course that I have followed is about the Scottish poet Robert Burns. Most of us are familiar with his poems (actually songs) Red Red Rose and Auld Lang Syne, but there is a lot more to Robert Burns.

Robert Burnes was born in Alloway, Scotland, his parents were Willia...

Updated: 10:28 PM GMT on March 26, 2016

Buffalo Wings anyone?

By: Proserpina, 5:34 PM GMT on February 01, 2016




'AN ITALIAN MOTHER AT EVERY FOOTBALL PARTY'!

The above title comes from an article found in the latest magazine "Italian America". The article (written by Miles Ryan Fisher) discusses the origin of Buffalo Wings.

There are several stories about its origin but basically the stories have a commonality of facts. The Buffalo Wings have their origin in a bar owned by Teressa Bellissimo and her husband Frank, the year was 1964. It...

Updated: 4:12 PM GMT on February 27, 2016

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