If we could go back in time

old clock

old clock

If we could go back in time to some point where we had made a critical decision that changed the path of our life. If we could just go back and change the decision we made so we could take  a different life path

back to the beginning

back to the beginning

time travel clock

time travel clock

two points in time

two points in time

Ideally, we could pick a point in time where we feel we may have made a wrong decision and if go back to a place in time where we could change that decision. That, in fact, could be a GAME CHANGER.

game changer

game changer

You can't turn back the clock

You can’t turn back the clock

turn back the clock

turn back the clock

back in time

back in time

typewriter

typewriter

 

 

old car radio

old car radio

 

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FIFA-World Cup matches Saturday June 14th

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Here is a listing of the FIFA-World cup matches being played today, Saturday, June 14th

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I am no Scientist

Scientist at work

Scientist at work

 

Let me begin by saying I am no scientist,

but let me digress

I am not a scientist

I am not a scientist

I have no knowledge of anthropology, sociology, humanity or counseling.

Man with magnifying glass

Man with magnifying glass

I would like to examine why so many school shootings/mall shootings/workplace shootings

here in the STATES have been making the news lately.

I will devote a new page specifically for this purpose to help try and identify the problem..

inspecting the situation

inspecting the situation

Have a Motivational Monday

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hard to believe that another week has past and we begin a brand new week. 

Seems like the days are flying by

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Have a Motivational Monday

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Blessed be your name

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Blessed be the name of the Lord

Blessed Be Your Name
In the land that is plentiful
Where Your streams of abundance flow
Blessed be Your name

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Blessed Be Your name
When I’m found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness
Blessed Be Your name

Every blessing You pour out
I’ll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

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Blessed be Your name
When the sun’s shining down on me
When the world’s ‘all as it should be’
Blessed be Your name

Blessed be Your name
On the road marked with suffering
Though there’s pain in the offering
Blessed be Your name

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Every blessing You pour out
I’ll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

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Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

You give and take away
You give and take away
My heart will choose to say
Lord, blessed be Your name

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The Moody Blues – Story in Your Eyes

Every good boy deserves a favour

Every good boy deserves a favour

The Moody Blues – Story in your eyes  – song and lyrics

I’ve been thinking about our fortune,
And I’ve decided that we’re really not to blame.
For the love that’s deep inside us now,
Is still the same.And the sound we make together,
Is the music to the story in your eyes.
It’s been shining down upon me now,
I realize.Listen to the tide slowly turning,
Wash all our heartaches away.
We are part of the fire that is burning,
And from the ashes we can build another day.But I’m frightened for your children,
And the life that we are living is in vain.
And the sunshine we’ve been waiting for,
Will turn to rain.Listen to the tide slowly turning,
Wash all our heartaches away.
We are part of the fire that is burning,
And from the ashes we can build another day.But I’m frightened for your children,
And the life that we are living is in vain.
And the sunshine we’ve been waiting for,
Will turn to rain.When the final line is over,
And it’s certain that the curtain’s gonna fall.
I can hide inside your sweet sweet love,
For ever more.
The Moody Blues

The Moody Blues

Shedding some light on sarcasm, irony, satire and parody

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Satire occurs in literature to bring attention to a cause and bring individuals, corporations, government or society itself, into improvement.  Satire may be meant to be more constructive than humorous. Satire’s job is to expose problems and contradictions, and it’s not obligated to solve them. its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit as a weapon and as a tool to draw attention to both particular and wider issues in society. Satire can be used to “make people laugh and then make them think”

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/satire  

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Satire can cover irony, sarcasm, burlesque, parody, exaggeration, juxtaposition and double entendres. It can be directed toward one individual, a whole country or even the world. It is sometimes serious, acting as a protest or to expose, or comical when used to poke fun at something or someone.

Satire examples from media include:

“Weekend Update” from Saturday Night Live

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The Daily Show

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Irony

In irony, words are used to show the opposite of the actual meaning. The three kinds of irony are:

Verbal irony – – What you say is different from the words you use.

Situational irony — compares what is expected to happen with what actually does happen.

Dramatic irony –– uses a narrative to give the audience more information about the story than the character knows.

Here is an example of irony from The Simpsons television show, spoken by the character Sideshow Bob, “I’m aware of the irony of appearing on TV in order to decry it.”

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Parody

A parody is also called a spoof, and is used to make fun or mock someone or something by imitating them in a funny or satirical way. Parody is found in literature, movies, and song.

A good example or a parody is the song  “I lost on Jeopardy” by Weird Al Yankovic, which is a parody of the song “Our Love’s in jeopardy” by Greg Kihn.

“Weird Al” Yankovic – I Lost On Jeopardy 

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Sarcasm

Sarcasm is a sharp or cutting remark  which is really meant to really drive a point home. It can be meant to give pain and can include irony. On the other hand, sometimes you can make a point and still be funny. Here are some examples of sarcasm that are humorous, but still get their meaning across.

Paul Newman said, “It’s always darkest before it turns absolutely pitch black.”

Steven Bishop remarked, “It’s a catastrophic success” and “I feel so miserable without you, it’s almost like having you here.”

Oscar Wilde wrote, “I am not young enough to know everything.”

Groucho Marx used many sarcastic one-liners in his comedy. Here are a few:

“Marriage is the chief cause of divorce.”

“I didn’t like the play, but then I saw it under adverse conditions – the curtain was up.”

“I never forget a face, but in your case I’ll be glad to make an exception.”

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books and literature

books and literature

 

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