Last Days as a Power Plant Labor Crew Hand — Repost

Power Plant Men

Originally posted December 14, 2012:

I have heard the relationship between Bill Rivers and Sonny Kendrick referred to as the “Punch and Judy Show”. Ok. I thought. Punch and Judy. Sounds like a show from the early 50’s. Must have been a comedy. I thought that for a long time until one day I ran across a brief history of the Punch and Judy Show. It turned out that Punch and Judy was a puppet show from the time of Queen Anne of England. She was queen of England from 1702 to 1714. I could only find a painting of Queen Anne. Didn’t anyone ever think about taking her photograph?

Queen Anne of England Queen Anne of England

Anyway, once I learned more about Punch and Judy, I realized that this was probably a better description of the Rivers – Sonny relationship than those people realized. It turns out in the first version of…

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At the end of the day …. “Ten Days till Christmas”!!

It Is What It Is

~~December 15, 2014~~ 

Christmas is fast approaching. There are ten days left before the holiday is upon us. This has been quite the year. As it comes to an end, we hope that this new coming year be better in many aspects. 

It Is What It Is” will feature a special song every night as the countdown approaches.

Here is one of my favorite music performers.


The story behind the The Piano Guys’ Christmas Mormon Channel video

Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and watch “O Come, Emmanuel” featuring ThePianoGuys, Jon Schmidt and Steven Sharp Nelson (piano/cello).

For each video The Piano Guys have produced, a spectacularly beautiful location is selected. But one location they remember as “incredible, spiritual, powerful.”

The Mormon Channel has released to YouTube “O Come, O Come, EmmanuelChristmas Version,” a unique collaboration between the popular performing group and

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Hidden Homeless

Social Action 2014

‘Hidden Homeless’ tells the real stories of the young people who have experienced homelessness first-hand. This short film was made for Doorway, a Nuneaton-based charity that helps young people with homelessness.

Councils ‘turning homeless teenagers away’
By Hannah Richardson

Children are ending up sleeping on the streets or night buses as local authorities are failing in their duty to protect them, a charity boss says.

The Rise of Hidden Homelessness

The phenomena dubbed sofa surfing where young people sleep on the couch of friends or family as they have nowhere else to go have homelessness charities concerned. Mohamed Walji has this report
HIDDEN:Homeless In The County

Hidden examines the issue of county homelessness and how it looks compared to what is seen in the city. Are we looking hard enough or just ignoring the issue completely? Find out, as you experience the challenges and stories of the…

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Chuq’s Daily Musical Interlude

#AceFriendsNews says hope it is nothing serious my friend. Ian.

In Saner Thought

I am at the hospital today and have scheduled this for this afternoon… is a musical tribute to the guys I served with in Vietnam….LRRP

You want a hero then look NO further than these guys…..

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Dog Can Walk Again Thanks To 3D Printing

Making a song and a dance of it

What NBA Referees Can Teach Us About Overcoming Prejudices

Hanukkah Begins



During my teaching career, no matter the grade, we celebrated Hanukkah  and I am thinking of those children this morning.  I felt it important to have the students either in New York or Arizona experience some celebrations from other cultures.  We would compare and contrast Hanukkah and Christmas. . . . a celebration of a miracle, gifts, songs, food  and family gatherings. Such a simple way to encourage an understanding of our differences, while hearlding the similarites in people all over the world.  I would read the story of the Miracle of the Festival of Lights, eat latkes,  sing and play dreidel and receive gelt or chocolate coins as prizes.

I found this silly Adam Sandler song from Saturday Night Live a few years ago.  Happy Hanukkah!

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Keep Talking


For millions of years mankind lived just like the animals
Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination
We learned to talk              (Ref – Pink Floyd – Keep Talking)

The above photographs were taken this evening from Woody Point, Queensland, Australia

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winter 4…alone with my thoughts…!