Céad Míle Fáilte ~ A Hundred Thousand Welcomes!

Here we seek a rest in the shade, some cool water and a little kindness. This blog is dedicated to peace, truth, justice and a post- industrial, post-petroleum illumined world in spite of all odds against it. I very much like the line about the ancient knight (see poem below) "His helmet now shall make a hive for bees" It is reminiscent of "beating swords into ploughshares" a sentiment I heartily approve of. Thank you for visiting ~ I hope you return!

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Friday, November 7, 2008

My Contribution to the "Honeymoon" Phase: Aretha and Fasting

His selection of Rahm Emanuel as Chief of Staff raised my eyebrows
pretty high. But rather than rush to judgement, I am
going to wait and see how the rest of President Obama's cabinet shakes out.

In the meantime, enjoy my little contribution to the
"honeymoon phase" of the new presidency. As someone who was raised yellow dog Democrat who remembers the stirring promise of JFK and Bobby and the oratory and bravery of Martin, I am fasting today for my country's new leader and praying that he is will be converted, like Tony Blair, to Catholicism.
Please join me. Especially if you are a Trad who has been bad-mouthing Obama. It'll be good for the country & good for your soul.

A song penned by Sam Cooke during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s after being greatly moved upon hearing Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind" in 1963."A Change Is Going to Come" was voted #12 for Rolling Stone Magazine's Top 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. This song has been covered by Bob Dylan, Tina Turner Aretha Franklin, The 5th Dimension (in a 1970 medley with The Rascals' "People Got to Be Free"), The Band, Al Green GreeneBilly Bragg, Solomon Burke, Terence Trent D'Arby, Gavin Degraw, the Fugees, the Cold War Kids, The Gits, Deitrick Haddon, Prince Buster, Morten Harket, The Neville Brothers, Johnny P, Otis Redding, Leela James, Tina Turner, and The Supremes. Arcade Fire has used the song in support of Barack Obama's nomination for President of the United States.


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