CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

October 6, 2008

BRAMBLES (Brief RAMBLES) 1-10 September 1, 2008

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

BRAMBLES (Brief RAMBLES) 1-10 September 1, 2008

 

SEVENTH HEAVEN THEME MUSIC

CHEERS THEME MUSIC

CONNECTEDNESS

 

THEME MUSIC FOR THE SIT-COM SEVENTH HEAVEN
     When I hear the theme music to the sit-com Seventh Heaven, it makes me ponder:

There’s no greater feeling than love of a family
Where can you go when the world don’t treat you right
The answer is home
That’s the one place you’ll find, Seventh Heaven

     As I listen, thoughts of the many persons whom I’ve counseled come to mind. Many of them couldn’t go home. Away is where they escaped. Their “love of a family” sometimes—no, often—taught them (more…)

August 19, 2008

BRAMBLES (Brief RAMBLES) 1-9 August 15, 2008

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BRAMBLES (Brief RAMBLES) 1-9  August 15, 2008

CHILDREN’S SLEAZY BACK TO SCHOOL CLOTHING STYLES
BLAME IT ON FRANCE

CHILDREN’S SLEAZY BACK TO SCHOOL CLOTHING STYLES

It’s back to school for the youth and children in America.

Last year, fashions allowed in the schools were appalling. Young children WERE ALLOWED to (more…)

August 2, 2008

BRAMBLES (Brief RAMBLES) 1-8 August 1, 2008

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BRAMBLES (Brief RAMBLES) 1-8  August 1, 2008

BUGS AND OTHER PESTS
BUG-A-PALOOZA!
DO YOU DREAM ABOUT BUGS?…what it means

BUGS AND OTHER PESTS

     I’ve been watching with interest as a piece posted on the Beanery Online Literary Magazine (BOLM)  grabbed hold and swooped to the most popular post in three weeks, overtaking other posts having a history up to seven months. At the same time, another post on this site, my site, paralleled that rise, although with less speed. It rose to be the second most popular post over a slightly longer period.
     It seemed strange to me, making me wonder WHY?
     I noted that both posts (more…)

BRAMBLES (Brief RAMBLES) 1-7 July 15, 2008

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BRAMBLES (Brief RAMBLES) 1-7  July 15, 2008

  HISTORY RISES FROM THE ASHES

 

HISTORY RISES FROM THE ASHES

SPEAKING OF ASHES…

SPEAKING OF ARSON…

      It’s always sad to have a popular social site destroyed, and it’s a double whammy when that site is also a landmark with historical significance.

      The Hollow Tavern, located between Latrobe and Ligonier on the Lincoln Highway (RT. 30, PA, near Arthur St. Clair’s homestead), burned on February 23. It wasn’t in operation for the previous few months, because (more…)

July 11, 2008

BRAMBLES (Brief RAMBLES) 1-6 July 1, 2008

In a world where there is so much to complain about, a good attitude is a welcome relief. However, on a couple of occasions I’ve found that a bad attitude produces surprising results. Two sections of this issue of BRAMBLES— SOMETIMES IT PAYS TO BE SELF-CENTERED AND OBNOXIOUS…. and SASSINESS WORKS AGAIN…— report these occasions. TREASURES AMIDST CHAOTIC CLUTTER is the third piece in today’s offerings.

SOMETIMES IT PAYS TO BE SELF-CENTERED AND OBNOXIOUS…. (more…)

July 8, 2008

BRAMBLES (Brief RAMBLES) 1-5 June 15, 2008

All three pieces of this BRAMBLES issue are about jigsaw puzzles: NEW BLOG ABOUT PEACE ISSUES TITLED “PEACEPUZZLE,” ABOUT JIGSAW PUZZLES…, and CREATE A JIGSAW PUZZLE PIECE (CHRISTMAS) ORNAMENT

NEW BLOG ABOUT PEACE ISSUES TITLED “PEACEPUZZLE”
     A Beanery Writers Group member, Joe, has a passion for developing peace. As a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Ligonier, PA, he leads a small group of others who also have an interest in issues of peace.
     His latest endeavor is a blog, which is designed to engage its readers in a dialogue on peace issues.
     He presents the concept of approaching peace like one approaches a puzzle, starting the process somewhere, it matters not where, and finding (more…)

June 29, 2008

BRAMBLES (Brief RAMBLES) 1-4 JUNE 1, 2008

BRAMBLES 1-4 includes pieces titled WEATHER IS RELATIVE, YOU’RE TOO OLD TO DO WHAT…?, and LOST DREAMS

WEATHER IS RELATIVE
   In mid-June the temperature was just under forty degrees. As I prepared a hot cup of tea, wrapped up in a cozy robe, and hunted for the book I am reading, I thought back to the time not long ago when forty degrees seemed such (more…)

May 21, 2008

BRAMBLES (Brief RAMBLES) 1-3 May 21, 2008

ECOLOGY FROM ESTONIA TO CHINA

Way back when, people laughed at government funds supporting a science project that measured the amount of methane gas emitted by cows. However, it may not have been such a bad idea in light of the news that (more…)

May 6, 2008

BRAMBLES (Brief Rambles) 2:2008 May 5—Temporary Art, Bull-Headedness?-Arachnophobia

TEMPORARY ART AROUND THE WORLD

A passage in Maya Angelou’s book, Even the Stars Look Lonesome, reads: The simple materials (of West African women) are forged into plastic designs that will be as temporary as the length of time between rainfalls, and with no lasting staying power against the insistent sun. These artists, however, do not seem to need promises of longevity, nor do they exhibit a craving for notice out of the ordinary.

While observing sand sculptors, from the very young to the accomplished, along the beaches of New England, I felt a twinge that their works would be washed away with the next high tide. I felt it was a shame to lose such devoted, talented artwork. Yet one artist who had created several complex, eye-catching, sand sculptures told me (more…)

April 18, 2008

BRAMBLES (BRIEF RAMBLES) 2008-1: April 17—On Sprint’s Poverty, Quality Water and Relationships

BRAMBLES (BRIEF RAMBLES) is a new column on my site, www.carolyncholland.wordpress.com. It will relate, comment on and explore eclectic topics pertinent to my (and others’) life in several short segments. This first BRAMBLE explores Sprint’s poverty, Quality Water and Relationships.

SUPPORT SPRINT IN ITS POVERTY!?!
Sprint will go broke if my neighbor doesn’t pay her last bill after closing her account with them. It was for (more…)

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