One of the Best Albums Ever Recorded

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”   Aldous Huxley

In my opinion, one of the best albums ever recorded.

“Smiling Face” – Davey Johnstone (1973)

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Special Places………

Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

Campobello (Summer Cottage of Franklin D. Roosevelt)

Crans-Montana-Aminona, Switzerland

Wrigley Field

Westfjords, Iceland

Jasper, Alberta

Stratford-Upon-Avon, England

Nelson’s Dockyard, Antigua

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Favorite Baseball Movie

“Pride of the Yankees”

Henry Louis “Lou” Gehrig (June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941), nicknamed “The Iron Horse” played his entire 17-year baseball career for the New York Yankees (1923–1939).

Frank James “Gary” Cooper (May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) portrayed Lou Gehrig in the 1942 biographical film “Pride of the Yankees”.

“Baseball is the most perfect of games, solid, true, pure and precious as diamonds. If only life were so simple. Within the baselines anything can happen. Tides can reverse; oceans can open. That’s why they say, “the game is never over until the last man is out.” Colors can change, lives can alter, anything is possible in this gentle, flawless, loving game.”

– W.P. Kinsella

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Sea Fever

By John Masefield

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a gray dawn breaking.

I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;

And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.

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The Great Wallenda

“Life is being on the wire; everything else is just waiting.”  Karl Wallenda

On November 23, 1976 at the age of  71 Karl Wallenda  walked a tightrope from two corners of the Tower Hotel near Tower Bridge….successfully.

Previously, on July 18, 1970, Wallenda walked a tightrope across the quarter-mile gap of Tallulah Gorge in Georgia.  A large crowd watched him perform two headstands as he crossed the gorge.

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