Sunday, May 8, 2011

Third Weekly Wrap Up


This week has seen our daily output diminish a bit. But that'll happen over the weeks. I'm satisfied with the overall quality of my posts. There is definitely room for improvement, but I'm making steps in the right direction.

Anyways, here are the topics that we discussed over the past week:

In Find Me Waitin', we reflected on the societal expectations towards women as reflected in Sheena Easton's song, Morning Train, from 1981.

We considered the meaning of the poem, "In Flanders Fields", and considered the request of the Dead to Take Up Our Quarrel to be potentially unreasonable.

Considering a report on a massive crop failure of pistachios, we reviewed the hazards of monocultural agriculture in Biodiversity Crisis.

We took the opportunity of Dodie Smith's birthday to reflect on the animal rights movement in Isn't That a New Fur Coat? It included a vid featuring Cruella de Vil. Who could ask for anything more???

She Was In Their Song was our celebration of Bird Day, including some bird photos and a vid of birdsongs. Woo Hoo!!!!!

We debated the quality of pop music in 1991 in I Don't Want Anybody Else. Our claim was supported by evidence from Amy Grant, the Divinyls, and Enigma.

More Art Blogging was done in What You See Is What You See, reviewing the Norton Simon's exhibit Surface Truths: Abstract Painting in the Sixties. It's a quality show that I highly recommend.

We celebrated Cinco de Mayo in Porque Cantando Se Alegran and listened to some cool Mexican music. Happily, the tequila has finally left my system. ;-)

History Blogging! In Pity Is Treason, we reflected upon the French Revolution and Robespierre's role in the Reign of Terror.

As is our weekly tradition, Flowers Are for Friday. And a poem by Emily Dickinson accompanied our cinerarias.

We returned our focus to classical music to honor Tchaikovsky's birth date in Reason to Go Mad. We analyzed a few of his works so as to appreciate his narrative genius.

In Can't Trust That Day, we considered the music of the Sixties, specifically that of the Mamas & the Papas.

I went to Gem Faire and reported on it in All That Glitters. Beaders and rockhounds and jewelers! Oh my!!

We celebrate the slogans and commercials of 125 years of Coca-Cola in It's the Real Thing.

We remember Blues master, Robert Johnson, and the legend of the Devil and the Crossroads in Hellhound on My Trail.

Finally, I write about my admiration for the mystical vision of Julian of Norwich and her Revelations of Divine Love in The Ground of Your Beseeching.

Well, that's all for this week. I'm looking forward to all the interesting topics that we can consider in the upcoming week. Music, art, history, flowers, poetry and ads. Good stuff!!!

Best wishes and thanks for reading!!!

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