Quote of the Day

“It is harder to crack a prejudice than an atom.”

Albert Einstein.

Quote of the Day – David Sedaris

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“I haven’t the slightest idea how to change people, but I still keep a long list of prospective candidates just in case I should ever figure it out.”

David Sedaris

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Watch – Ronan Parke Sings Edge Of Glory

After I posted the video from Immigration Equality featuring Edge of Glory by Lady Gaga earlier this evening, I remembered this video I’d heard a few months back.

Ronan Parke is a 12 year kid from Britain that blew away the judges and audience on Britain’s Got Talent with his voice.  Not only does he have a beautiful voice, but he has so much control for such a young person.

Enjoy!

Abercrombie & Fitch Boys do “Call Me Maybe”

These boys really can’t dance…. but somehow, that doesn’t matter.  When pretty was being given out, they got an extra helping!

Nostalgia with Karen Carpenter

I was driving yesterday and listening to Fresh Air with Terry Gross.  I don’t get a chance to hear her interviews often, so when my timing is right, its a good thing.  Richard Carpenter was the guest, and I was mildly interested.  He is releasing a box set of the Carpenter’s songs 40 years after they signed their recording contract.

I remembered the Carpenters being pretty big when I was a kid.  As the interview went on, I was surprised as they played each song, how much a part of the AM radio dial they were when I was growing up.  It seems like they always had a hit on the radio, and since Karen Carpenter had such a deep voice, they were really easy to sing along with.  I remember my mom cranking up the radio and the whole car singing along at the top of our lungs.  Also, I don’t think there were many weddings in the 70′s and 80′s that didn’t have “Close to You” on the song list.

I hope you give this song a listen and it brings up some fond memories for you.  And those bangs are definitely coming back!

Watch: Mr. Rogers Remixed

I grew up on Mr. Rogers.  I remember being “too old” to be watching a kids show, and watching anyway because his show was so calming.  All the other kids shows were great, but their frenetic pace was sometimes too much.  And he always talked about each person being special.   For so many gay kids struggling with who they are and how they fit in, that was an important message.  Mr. Rogers was never judgmental.

This remix from PBS Digital Studios brings back a lot of memories and reminds us to think and be curious – something I think is lacking in a lot of people’s lives.  I think this weekend I’ll grow something interesting in the “garden of my mind.”

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