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Mirakali’s ‘Young Star’ is part of the 9th Episode ‘Walking Over This Planet’ of the Virtual Spirit Of Woodstock Festival in Mirapuri, Italy, Season 2020/2021

April 23rd 2021 at 07:36
By: MiraSG

‘Mirakali’s ‘Young Star’ is part of the 9th Episode ‘WALKING OVER THIS PLANET’ of the Virtual Spirit of Woodstock Festival in Mirapuri, Italy, Season 2020/2021. See here the full Episode: ‘WALKING OVER THIS PLANET’

More songs and movies:

Michel Montecrossa says about Mirakali’s ‘YOUNG STAR’:
“Mirakali’s great Orgastica-DJ Hit & Movie ‘YOUNG STAR’ is a marvellous celebration of fresh and young hope and happiness in the feeling of peace and unity with the whole world.”

Michel Montecrossa über Mirakali’s ‘YOUNG STAR’:
“Mirakali’s großartiges Orgastica-DJ Hit Music- Movie ‘YOUNG STAR’ ist eine wunderbare Feier des frischen und jungen Hoffens und Glücklichseins in dem Gefühl von Frieden und Geeintsein mit der ganzen Welt.”

Image: Mirakali’s ‘Young Star’ is part of the 9th Episode ‘WALKING OVER THIS PLANET’ of the Virtual Spirit of Woodstock Festival in Mirapuri, Italy, Season 2020/2021

Jesus loves me

April 23rd 2021 at 07:30
and He loves you too. Do you have one tiny iota of how much He loves you? I don’t either. I know Jesus loves me more than I could ever fathom in a million years. And He will ALWAYS love me, YOU TOO. Do something with me right now. Put your tablet, or your PC […]

Music & Art Mix 236: songs, painting, movie & photography art by Michel Montecrossa & Mirakali

April 23rd 2021 at 06:27
By: MiraSG

’Für Mirakali’ (For Mirakali) – painting by Michel Montecrossa

Listen to the tracks ‘Relaxing Climate Girls’ by Michel Montecrossa and ‘Best Choice’ by Mirakali

Please pay the artists for his music

Preview of the ‘Every Day For Future’ Concert with Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali

Wood & Hills – photo by Mirakali

Wood & Hills – photo by Mirakali

More songs and movies:

Explore Michel Montecrossa’s art, music, movies & more  on his facebook page and on Twitter:

Mirakali’s Homepage:


April 22nd 2021 at 04:24
By: Mariam

Early in the morning,
at the breaking of first light,
Whether rested or run-down,
Chess rouses me from night.

When work stresses me out,
and colleagues don’t give me space,
The Microwave bell never fails,
to put a smile on my face.

When the demons in my head
run rampant just for sport,
These sounds say that for Someone,
I’m more than a passing thought.

No matter the time of night or day,
my joy remains the same,
When Someone is revealed,
and light falls on your name.


P is for Poetry

April 22nd 2021 at 04:06
By: Mariam

My love for reading formed late in my life, and I got to a point where I wished I was able to create the magic I found in the books I read.

There have been many plot twists on my writing journey… From Journaling to attempting short stories, newspaper articles to fan fiction… But none bigger than discovering that I could write poetry.

A friend of mine once told me that inspiration comes like hiccups… Unexpected and out of the blue. That has been the exact experience I’ve had with writing poetry. Whether I was happy or sad, a few things are certain: poems came when I wasn’t trying to write them, and when emotions were high.

Today I wrote my twentieth poem.

The dream is to have at least one published work before I die. I always hoped it would be a novel…it looks like it may be an anthology.


O – One year

April 21st 2021 at 14:50
By: Mariam

It’s been a little over a year since Covid made its first significant appearance here in South Africa.

No one can really prepare for any kind of disaster, but somehow we manage to navigate it. From my limited personal experience, I’ve found that it is during your hardest times that you discover unknown strength and ability, where you learn the biggest life lessons.

Strife changes you. And even though I was fortunate enough not to suffer physical hardships because of the pandemic, the experiences I’ve had since have changed me. Essentially, I am still me, but there are parts of me that are very different than they were a year ago.

Many years ago, one of my sisters said to me that you should never regret the things that happen to you, whether good or bad, easy or difficult…because it shows that you doubt the Almighty’s plan for you. Since then I’ve tried to live with this in mind.

But with some of what has transpired over the past 12 months (whether to me or to my loved ones) I’m struggling between accepting that it had to happen and wishing I could turn back the clock. If I’m completely honest, there are parts of me that sometimes feel broken beyond repair.

It’s been a struggle but I’ve been trying to take each day as it comes, deal only with the 24 hours ahead of me, and make sure that I find the silver lining, no matter how small it may be.

A year ago things were different. In a year’s time, they will be different again. And who’s to say they won’t be better than they are now. For all I know…the best is yet to come.


Today’s Art: Multiple Realities drawings and paintings by Michel Montecrossa, part 124

April 23rd 2021 at 03:42
By: MiraSG

Today’s Art: ’Girl Study 5’ – drawing by Michel Montecrossa

Description: ‘Girl Study #5’, Mirapuri, 2013, wax crayon, ink on paper, 30 cm x 42 cm

Michel Montecrossa Homepage:

Become Michel Montecrossa’s friend on facebook:

All Michel Montecrossa Paintings and Drawings are available as High Resolution Digital Art Prints on canvas, either in standard-size A1 (59,4 cm x 84,1 cm) or on demand in other formats. See here previews of all paintings & drawings:

Send your order to: Filmaur Multimedia, Danziger Str. 1, 82131 Gauting near Munich, t: +49 (0)89-8508555, eMail:

Visit exhibitions of Michel Montecrossa’s art:

Read here about ‘THE ENERGY OF ART’ ART EXHIBITION of Michel Montecrossa paintings and drawings at the Mirapuri New Art Gallery (Mirapuri-Coiromonte, Italy)

Read here about the new ‘ART FOR FUTURE – KUNST FÜR DIE ZUKUNFT’ EXHIBITION 2020 – 2022 of Michel Montecrossa paintings and drawings at the New Art Gallery at the Filmaur Multimedia House (Gauting near Munich, Germany)

FOTD – April 23 – Waterlilies

April 22nd 2021 at 21:00
Welcome to my Flower of the Day Challenge (FOTD).  Please feel free to post every day or when you you feel like it.  Don’t forget that my FOTD challenge accepts […]



Friday Fiction – it’s been a while between updates!

April 22nd 2021 at 17:30
By: Debbie
It's been a while since I did a Friday Fiction post, so here's a roundup of some of the books I've enjoyed reading recently. What are you reading at the moment?

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CBWC: Toys for All Ages

April 22nd 2021 at 11:46
This week our topic is Toys for All Ages.. Be creative if you feel like it, and fun with this challenge this week. Remember your photos needs to be black […]




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How Do You Get Cancelled In The Middle Of A #ThrowbackThursday?!

Well, when you’re Chevy Chase…it happens.

In early 1994, it was good to not be Chevy Chase. Or the Buffalo Bills.

Slightly less than two years earlier, Johnny Carson had retired from The Tonight Show, and Jay Leno had succeeded him. Arsenio Hall’s show was off the air by 1993, and David Letterman moved on to CBS, and some little known guy named Conan O’Brien was just taking over Letterman’s Late Night gig. Dennis Miller tried a late night talk show in 1992 (spoiler alert: he failed), and apparently someone, somewhere (it was actually Dolly Parton, who turned the offer down but recommended Chase) believed Chevy Chase had what it took to host a talk show. Hence, The Chevy Chase Show. It promised advertisers between five and six million viewers nightly, there was a desk with a built-in piano, a basketball hoop on set, a live fish tank, toys on shelves – even the theater was named for him, and he inked a $3 million deal with Fox to do the show.

Everything should have worked in Chase’s favor…right?


We want to believe it is possible, but unfortunately, it was not. The show struggled with ratings, and after six weeks, the show was cancelled in early October 1993.

And that brings us to today’s commercial, from a few months later, on January 30, 1994, and the evening of Super Bowl XXVIII. Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills, and commercials. One of which stars Chase in a sendup that is probably an all-too-realistic telling of how his talk show got cancelled.

It actually is advertising Doritos Tortilla Thins, but it is dramatic and discusses cancellation, so…

Trust me on this one, you’ll just need to watch it!

Gotta love the old lady who risks danger and then tries to get the chips. She succeeded in getting the better of Chevy Chase. Which in 1993, was not difficult.

Apparently, you can get cancelled in the middle of a commercial!

The Dorito Tortilla Thin was introduced in 1993 by Frito-Lay, with their first commercials airing during the Academy Awards that year. The rollout was $50 million, the largest for Frito-Lay, with a projected $100 million marketing plan for the first year. The chips were the size of your standard potato chip, about two-thirds as thick as standard Doritos. I can’t find any information on when they were discontinued, but based on a Google search that would probably deem them non-existent save for this video and an Associated Press article that I got this much information from, it is safe to say Doritos Tortilla Thins are as extinct as Chevy Chase’s talk show prospects, but obviously lasted beyond 1993-1994.

Rough year indeed.

But I bet the chips were good!

Have a great Throwback Thursday!

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April 23rd-World Books and Copyrights Day

April 22nd 2021 at 18:30
World Book and Copyright Day 2021


More than ever, at a time where most of the schools around the world are closed and people are having to limit their time spent outside, the power of books should be leveraged to combat isolation, reinforce ties between people, expand our horizons, while stimulating our minds and creativity. 

During the month of April and all year round, it is critical to take the time to read on our own or with our children. It is a time to celebrate the importance of reading, foster children’s growth as readers and promote a lifelong love of literature and integration into the world of work.

Through reading and the celebration of World Book and Copyright Day, 23 April, we can open ourselves to others despite distance, and we can travel thanks to imagination. From April 1st to 23rd, UNESCO will share quotes, poems and messages to symbolize the power of books and encourage reading as much as possible. By creating a sense of community through the shared readings and the shared knowledge, readers around the world can connect and mutually help curb loneliness. 

In such circumstances, we invite students, teachers, readers from around the world as well as the book industry and library services to testify and express their love for reading. 

Yes; READING is a great GIFT and HABIT! Books indeed are our great and reliable COMPANION!

“Tell me what books you read, I shall tell you what type of man you are” is indeed a great quote. Print books and ebooks are available aplenty and let us take to reading as a noble habit irrespective of our age and position in our life!

Let us also create a habit of WRITING books and enjoy the pleasure. Though a small time writer I feel proud of having published around FORTY BOOKS!

Books published  :

1 Gift of Life – First volume of English poems

 2 “Breeze” – Second volume of English poetry

 3 “Thiruvalluvar Aththicudi” – Translated work from Tamil to English

 4 “Voice of Valluvar” –Translated work from Tamil to English- Research papers on Thirukkural.

 5 “CRR at the Peak – Translated work from Tamil to English – a biographical work.

 6 “Silver Fishes in the Blue Waters” – Third volume of English poetry- a collection of Haiku poems.

7.“Chithra Guptha” – History of Lord Chithra Guptha –Translated from Tamil to English**

 8 “Cuckoos Song” – Bharathiyar’s “KUYIL PATTU” in Tamil translated to English**

 9 “Voice of Ramana” Bagwan Ramana Maharishi’s “AKSHARA MANA MAALAI” in Tamil translated into English in Haiku format.**

10 “REIKI in Human Welfare”- A book on REIKI translated from Tamil to English.**

11 Translation of Tagore’s Gitanjali into Tamil with explanation.

12 Translated the English poems under the caption “COSMIC ACCIDENT” of Dr. A Padmanabhan, former Governor of Mizoram into Tamil.

13 Translated the poems of Japanese poet Daisaku Ikeda from English to Tamil and published.

14 Tamil epic poem translated into English captioned “UNIVERSE- A CHARIOT ON THE MOVE”**

 15. ”நிலவேநீசொல்” -கவிதைகள்

16. ”மழலையர்ஆத்திசூடி”

17. ”கண்ணேமணியேகவிதைகேளு”

18. முத்தமிழ்மலர்கள்

19 அறிவேவலிமை

20 காலம்போற்று

21 பாடிவந்தநிலா

22 வள்ளுவன்வாய்ச்சொல்

23 வாழ்விக்கவந்தமகான்

24 நேருஎனும்மாமேதை

25 கவலையேவேண்டாம்

26 கர்மவீரர்காமராசர்

27 அண்ணல்காந்தி

28 வள்ளுவம்வாழ்ந்தவள்ளலார்

29 கத்தும்குயிலோசை

30 வெற்றிபிறக்குதுமனத்தினிலே

31 விற்பனைக்கலையின்ஏழுநுணுக்கங்கள்

32 கால தேவதை.

33. “SPARK” translated into English from Tamil anthology of poems by Pavarasu BharathiSukumaran

34. “Memories of Bygone Days” translated into English from Tamil anthology of poems by Pavarasu BharathiSukumaran

“FLY, FLY,FLY” of S. Nivetha, Chennai


Completed more than 1000 traditional Haiku poems in English which include translated 500 couplets of the magnum opus in Tamil THIRUKKURAL and 110 couplets in Tamil written by Bhagwan Ramana Maharshi.

Entry finds a place in the HAIKU REGISTRY of America


Interviews were published in KOHINOOR, IMMS and a few of the Tamil magazines.

Participated in All India Radio , Doordarshan and Jaya TV programs.

Translated the Telugu Pancha Rathna Kirthanas of Saint Thiyagaraja into Tamil and the same have been brought out in the form a CD which was greatly appreciated by the former (late) President of India Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam.  This has not been done by anyone else since the Saint’s Samadhi in 1847.

Widely anthologized regularly in the POETRY WORLD and the latest are in the “EXILED AMONG NATIVES” –An Anthology of contemporary poetry Edited by CHARU SHEEL SINGH and BINOD MISHRA from Rookie.

“POETIC PRISM 2016” -2017  & 2018brought out in Vijayawada.

“EFFLORESCENCE 2016, 2017  & 2018” of Chennai Poets’ Circle.

“Metverse Muse” from Vishakapatnam.                                       

Maintain a word press Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS in wherein as of today 2371 posts have been made in 2263 days and has an overall view score of more than 3,04,200 from more than 210 countries. On Sundays a SUNDAY story is posted and Monday to Saturday English poems are posted. Recipient of VERSATILE BLOGGER and LEIBSTER Award for the Blogs. Also the Asia-Pacific Books of Record holder World Records University U.K has offered Doctorate.

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ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses overall view score of 3,05,000

With the 31st view at 09.10 hours today the Friday-23rd April 2021, the Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS in has crossed thrilling THREE LAC AND FIVE THOUSAND of overall views thanks to the viewing and support of our esteemed viewers. Kindly continue. Thanks.


Cleveland Springtime In Play

April 22nd 2021 at 13:55
By: usfman

“Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday’s success or put its failures behind and start over again. That’s the way life is, with a new game every day, and that’s the way baseball is.” (Bob Feller).

Ruth and I have driven close to 10,000 miles for over seven weeks on our latest road trip from Fort Lauderdale with few weather interruptions. But as we exited Nebraska a week ago on our easterly track to the Upper Midwest, I-80 again became dangerously slickened by winter snow/wind blast conditions. Other then making two brief diversions to a suburban Costco for clothes shopping and a carb-filled dinner at “Big Boy”, we therefore felt little motivation to venture outside during this weather stressed, driving period. Driving slowly and steadily, we somehow managed to stay on schedule for our three day Cleveland, Ohio stopover this week.

On the way to Ohio, I did feel compelled however to make a brief stop at the Bob Feller Museum in Van Meter, Iowa to pay my respects to arguably the greatest pitcher in Cleveland Indians baseball history. You see Mr. Feller represents to me one of those iconic sports heroes with hometown Cleveland connections that passionately consumes my life to this day. For like Lebron James, and Jim Brown, Feller represents a “larger than life” role model for me beyond his athletic achievements Consider for example, how the Feller pitching portrayal at this museum of him fearlessly “rearing back and letting go” the baseball in strikeout mode, inspires my will to act more assertively” in making critical life decisions. I invite you to click on the website below for a more complete story of Bob Feller’s memorable life.

Know then that regardless of such frigid conditions at this late point in our trip, I’m grateful to feel a sense of home here in Cleveland once again. I’m also hopeful that better weather days will follow us during our visit with the stubborn arrival of Northeast Ohio’s annual springtime unfolding. Later this week, I will likely venture south to nearby Cuyahoga Falls and Akron, hoping to find some signs of positive childhood remembrance. I’ll let you know what I discover in my next road trip blog. Enjoy the photos.



The Six Types of Conservative and How They Explain Our Current Craziness

April 22nd 2021 at 06:40
Reading time: 8 minutes Yao! TL;DR! But, it is so worth it. There are six categories of conservative and they are oh, so illuminating in explaining the dysfunction that they are forcing on us in order to wreck our democracy. Lots of food for thought in this one.

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Music & Art Mix 235: songs, Cyberart, movie & photography art by Michel Montecrossa & Mirakali

April 22nd 2021 at 13:26
By: MiraSG

’Space City’ – Cyberart by Mirakali

Listen to the tracks ‘Relaxing Climate Girls’ by Michel Montecrossa and ‘Who You Are’ by Mirakali

Please pay the artists for his music

Preview of Michel Montecrossa’s ‘Sweet Lovefest’ Concert dedicated to Love, Passion, Peace, Humanity and Topical Awareness

Little Yellow Flowers – photo by Mirakali

Little Yellow Flowers – photo by Mirakali

More songs and movies:

Explore Michel Montecrossa’s art, music, movies & more  on his facebook page and on Twitter:

Mirakali’s Homepage:

Sounds on Thursday 189: ‘Talking Meaningless Meaning’ by Michel Montecrossa

April 22nd 2021 at 12:48
By: MiraSG
‘Cry for Communication’ – painting by Michel Montecrossa

Continuing the Sounds on Thursday blog post series with the song ‘Talking Meaningless Meaning’ by Michel Montecrossa taken from his latest album ‘2021 MONTECROSSA’ that is available here on Bandcamp

Talking Meaningless Meaning

She’s a queen, you can’t stop her.
The Meaningless Meaning is her crown.
Her Daddy ain’t the king, he never came down.
Now she‘s my hero and so I‘m hers.

I do a song like a look of the sun.
I do my training, no problem, just fun.
The Meaningless Meaning, it is there with her
but I hate that moment, if I can‘t come close to her.

She’s asking me without asking too much.
The street in the sun is glaring enough.
It’s shimmering, it must be in her hair.
But the Meaningless Meaning is strong and it‘s over there.

I have no doubts, I fold my arms.
I forget but then I remember it all.
I laugh and see it’s just the fall-
I need to be ready, but she may not be ready at all.
There is room in your mind enough, you know.
I remember your name, I roll my balls.
The words spoken speak from my soul.
There‘s a loaf of bread and I unfold my song.

The Meaningless Meaning is about this song.
Don’t ask me questions, forget them all.
Hand them all over, straighten up and go.
I thank you all, the new questions call.

But today I say: “Make me a Pizza.”
And if they don’t respond, I say:
“It’s not that bad what you say. Listen to yourself.”
My head is everywhere and you jump to conclusions.

What’s the name of your addiction?
It’s the Meaningless Meaning, I know it already.
Really, this time it’s worth all the trouble.
Hard core is like: “It all has happened!”

Lyrics & Music: Michel Montecrossa, © Mira Sound Germany

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Free May Content Planning Guide…

April 21st 2021 at 13:40

The Free May Content Planning Guide is ready! Loaded with lots of holidays- the most important is the second highest Retail Sales Day in the United States- It’s Mother’s Day! Arriving early this year on May 9- it’s not too early to start planning your Sales, Product Pages and newsletters, gift guides, blog posts and social media.

I’ve been doing these Free Gift Guides since January to rave reviews! I hope you will take advantage of the May Guide. Not only will you save time, you will be able to plan, so that when you’re busy with writing posts or selling products, you won’t have to be rushed to get something out! There’s lots more days for product based or service based businesses. And if you are a Lifestyle Blogger, there’s a lot for you too!

All you have to do get it is- Send me an email at – put May Planner in the subject line and I’ll send it to you! Looking forward to hearing from you!

Love y’all, Brenda

Stay tuned for a new blog post with even more about Creating Content!



The power of little things

April 21st 2021 at 07:30
Last week, I wrote about the danger of little things and how they can become destructive. Today, I want to look at the other side of that coin and show the constructive power of little things. Little things can pack great power. It depends on whether we see them as problems or possibilities. One day, […]