Astronomy Picture of the Day

Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Universal frequency: YouTube,link to more great music!

Found this link to Stephen Limbaugh's YouTube channel it the universal frequency?
No matter,
This music is Stellar!
Buy his new album too...

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Links to Great music

You tube
Links to Original Classical Music
Stephen Limbaugh

 buy his new album,

Available iTunes and Amazon

coloring book

Adding another image,
I believe he is singing,


Friday, January 30, 2015

another YouTube link 4 Friday

Beth Hart

Music for Friday (or Saturday...or any day...)��

Levon on my mind a lot,
Our Shaman guide
Through this beautiful, tough, mean old world.

This link  was easy to find.
Search YouTube:
Levon, Ryman.

Did you think life was
Or should be

When you look over there,
Does it look easier?

Reminder of a story been wanting to tell.

It was a day at work when I was ready to throw in the towel. I worked as a visiting nurse case manager. Travelling, assessing, meeting clients, coordinating services, trying to squeeze health care from the limited wellspring.

I met the woman I needed to visit.
My heart was not in it.
I had been in this mode before. Nursing is emotionally draining.
I tried to put on my best face and smile.

The woman and I connected. We had good discussion as I ran down the list of questions.

At some point I noticed the poster...
Levon Helm...
internally I felt like my adrenaline was beginning to raise,
Like in ICU when someone's alarm went off.
These moments were what I lived for in nursing,
And what takes a serious toll.

I asked her, "So you like Levon?"
Was hoping for some epic tale of The Man,
The Man we saw at his barn/ home/studio
And at the Burlington Vermont Jazz festival.

Then the moment that told me,
"You're in the right place, Mary."

I feel like if you see something
Or feel something, like you have been there before,
Or in common terms:
You see a sign,
That maybe you are where you are supposed to be,
No Matter how tired or spent you are,
The Sign tells you,
You are on the right path.

She laughed,
and pointed to a set of ragged drumsticks hanging on the wall.
"Levon gave those to me..."

Well the rest of the interview shifted to music,
And me wanting the experience,
May I touch them?

They were rough, nicked, and Levon drummed with them
At the Burlington Jazz Festival concert we saw.
I remembered her now,
She was down in front, on the main floor of the theater.

When the concert was over, We saw Levon walk over to her and
He handed her his sticks.
The sticks that kept me working a few more years.

She explained..."I was wearing this Imus hat" She lifted it off her head.
This woman and I had a lot in common..."Oh yeah I listen to him too."...
She said she arranged it with Levon that he would give her his sticks
And the Imus hat was how he knew where she was.

I sat in awe and am still amazed at that special visit,
That special woman,
Who let me touch those special sticks,
The sticks of our Shaman Guide.

We never know when a special moment comes along,
It can be anywhere, anytime, anyone,
Who may inspire you to go on,
Telling you you're on the right path.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Coloring Book

Coloring Book
Another image
I start with the eyes, or a chair,
Let the pen tell you the story,
She told herself.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sparkling Snow

Sparkling Snow

First appeared:

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sparkling Snow

Sparkling Snow
Sparkling Snow**all rights reserved

by mary gerdt

It happened today,

when I thought some great thoughts,

that peace would come


all hunger would stop

and the sick would rejoice when their pain went away

and the lonely will find a friend and the sad will smile.

It happened.

The snow sparkled like never before.

Is that a start?

Seemed like a good day to post my favorite sparkling snow poem.
We had a blustery afternoon and minor drifts
Much worse south of here.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Land of the Free, Home of the Brave

Ms Amy Helm
 Handsome Strangers
YouTube link
Madison square garden

NY Rangers game v. Ottawa Senators

Truly the best version I have ever heard...
The USA National Anthem

Monday, January 26, 2015

Coloring Book

You can make a butterfly
However you like,
Whatever colors, patterns come to you,
Or print this and color it.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Wolf Woman

Wolf Woman

Was it like the Doctor said?
The "Ger" in my name an early name for spear?
Why would I question that?
When this image appeared.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Music Appreciation & Searching for Cafe Society

Music Appreciation & Search for Cafe Society

There was no question that my old office mate Paula was leading me again and again to Greenwich Village. Not The Village of Today, really. The Village of the 1960's. The time when poets and musicians couch surfed, feeding at bars and cafes, the tab covered by a song or a promise.

Great article about the early village:

The reason I got back on this subject was Richard Barone is making and album of early days...
Like a Cafe Society sound track...
Get in on this.
It is historic.