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    A few Random Acts of Culcha...

    There is a rather new - in the last few years - phenomena taking place in various places around the country, and even in Europe. Where singers and musicians and artists appear out of no where and start performing what is called Random Acts of Culture.  Usually, but not necessarily, classical works. Here are a few examples.

    wws's picture

    Skating on Thin Ice

    As a small Christmas offering (suitable only for your stockings), I invite you to read my recollections of Christmas past among a family of well-intentioned perfectionists; you can read it here:

    http://wendystaebler.posterous.com/

    Merry Christmas, to you all.

    cmaukonen's picture

    Christmas Pulla

    I have been making a traditional Finnish sweet bread know as Pulla for the last couple of years. It is made with cardamom seed, ground and lots of egg and milk and butter. As well as time. Here is the recipe I follow. Well mostly follow.  Swedish Finns call it Nissu.

    New Year's Eve Party

    Planning on sitting home next Friday?  Want to party but don't want to drive? 

    Look no further....come to the Once Upon chat room and ring in the New Year from the safety of your own living room, while having a virual party complete with music and laughter and friendship galore.

    trkingmomoe's picture

    Christmas Soups to Warm Santa’s Heart

    Part Two Making Due for Christmas

     

     

    trkingmomoe's picture

    Making Do at Christmas

    This Christmas is probably the hardest we have had it in this country since the great depression for a portion of our society. For some, the unemployment that was stopped at the end of November was a major hardship. How do you have Christmas with out money? This is a worry for many who have never had to do it with out spending lots. You make the Merry part of Christmas the most important part. Here are some tips and recipes.

    Richard Day's picture

    HYPNOTIC RHYTHMS

    File:Twain in Tesla's Lab.jpg

    I found Garrison Keillor reviewing the ‘new’ autobiography of Mark Twain.

    Incredible.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/19/books/review/Keillor-t.html?pagewanted=2&ref=general&src=me

     

    MrSmith1's picture

    Christmas with the Condiments

     

    Christmas with the Condiments by MrSmith1

    LarryH's picture

    A Happy Christmas Story

    The Christmas season in the year 2000 was filled with extra anticipation.  No one knew what to expect from the President Elect whose victory had the most sober observers of public affairs emptying their caches of superlatives to describe what might be in store for the nation.  One Liberal wag penned that it was an event as momentous as Caesar crossing the Rubicon.  A Conservative former Congressman predicted that every value of his party was in play.  Everyone had an opinion on the impending Administration of President Bernie Sanders.

    tmccarthy0's picture

    Ode to Assange

    You've altered each and every day

    For the best part of a month,

    With Diane Sawyers' Hair,

    But without all the funk!

     

    tmccarthy0's picture

    A VIRTUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY DAG STYLE

    Did you get your invitation, because I am sure I sent it to you all and I sent it out at least a month ago, so there is no real excuse for you not to show up. If you didn't get the invite, I am so sorry, I probably just messed up your address, but don't worry, there is always next year. It's casual, don't dress up, there will be Foosball tournaments and drinking too!!! Oh the menu, you all are going to love the menu, I designed it just for you! For the time being we will leave our political differences behind us, okay, and just party and eat.

    I Believe...For Now

    I believe in karma, and that what goes around
    comes around

    I believe that when I find a $20 bill on the ground
    I can take it
    as long as no one’s around

    I believe that there are good people doing hard jobs
    and I can trust in them
    to know more than I do

    I believe that there are some bad people doing easy work
    and I can trust them
    as far as I can throw them

    I believe that I can tell the difference between good people and bad
    and I know who to back
    and who to toss aside

    GotToBeMe's picture

    Cartoon: “Freedom for Free thought”

    Political Cartoon by Kaveh Adel: “Freedom for Free thought”

    Crossposted at www.Kavehadel.com/blog

     

    Artwork 2010©KavehAdel.com

     

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    Who cares?

    We live

    in our red white and blue

    hugging and burning

    ranting and waving

    too often not contemplating

    or looking to tomorrow

    we just borrow

    We live

    with a sense of sorrow

    in our rag-tag teams

    agreeing and fighting

    kissing and biting

    too seldom truly thinking

    or trying to help out

    we just bout

    We live

    and forget that we pass

    as all things must do

    the scraps and me and you

    we die too too

    too eager to make a point

    instead of making a difference

    Richard Day's picture

    ODE TO SARAH

    Sarah Palin

    An Ode to Sarah by Murkowski

     

    I sit at the bar down from your house, why?

    I can feel that Miller comin’ round

    I go to put my arm around you

    And you give me a look like I’m way out of bounds

    wws's picture

    Queenie's Rulz

    Queenie’s Rulz

     

     © W.W. Staebler 2010

    MrSmith1's picture

    haikus

     

    I write at least one haiku a day. Here's a few of my favorites.

     "Wearing a sweatshirt,
    Nursing a cup of coffee,
    Reading the Funnies."

    Richard Day's picture

    COKAYGNE

    File:Pieter Bruegel d. Ä. 037.jpg
                           Pieter Bruegel the Elder's "Luilekkerland" ("The Land of Cockaigne"),

    Michael Wolraich's picture

    Welcome to the Creative Corner

    Welcome dagsters. This is a new section for featuring all the creative talent that we have at dagblog. Please contribute poetry, fiction, art, photography by clicking the Create now! button at the bottom of the new CREATIVE CORNER block in the left sidebar.

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