This post is inspired by my neighbor and fellow blogger Casey who is the talented and prolific writer of Life With Roozle.
In this post, Casey challenges readers to take time to notice one small moment in what may otherwise be a hectic holiday week.
On Thanksgiving Day, I was playing football in the backyard with my energetic son Peter. I ran around for a while and ended up wheezing due to congestion from a lingering cold, so I collapsed in a chair to take a break. Uncharacteristically, Peter climbed in my lap and sat quietly for a long time. Then there was a screech from above and we looked up and saw two hawks gliding on the breeze. After the hawks drifted off, I was still looking up and noticed that despite being a cold, blustery late-Autumn day, the sky was a gorgeous blue and our evergreens a glorious green.
I took a picture, which doesn’t really capture the essence of the moment, but it does serve as a reminder.
What’s your one small moment?
Hip-hop emcee Shad of London, Ontario was born in Kenya of Rwandan heritage. In “Fam Jam (Fe Sum Immigrins),” Shad pays tribute to his family and immigrant heritage. Even if it’s from Canada, this track seems appropriate for Thanksgiving weekend.
What are you listening to this week? Let me know in the comments!
The project continues with my favorite songs of 1984. Read the first post for the detail on this project.
I sense the quality of music is dropping into the mid-80s trough. Looking at lists of songs from 1984, I can make a top ten list of songs of shame, and not even ones that are still guilty pleasures. But there’s still enough good stuff left to make an interesting top ten favorites list as well.
Free Nelson Mandela – The Special A.K.A
Glory Days – Bruce Springsteen
How Soon Is Now? – The Smiths
Jam On It – Newcleus
Let’s Go Crazy – Prince and the Revolution
[Seek this song out on your own, but with caution as Prince does not like sharing on the internet]
The Milkman of Human Kindness – Billy Bragg
People Are People – Depeche Mode
Run Run Away – Slade
Skankin’ To The Beat – Fishbone
Stick ‘Em – Fat Boys
And my song of shame for 1984 is: Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer – Elmo & Patsy
What were you listening to in 1984 that you still remember fondly? Let me know in the comments.