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April 24th: Action Day For Tolerance and Respect For Others.

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In God’s creation all are equal entitled for respect and regards
All living beings -humans and animals, hills and dales, seas and tanks
To live in peace and pleasure, joy and happiness, harmony and
Cordiality- April 24th today is the day to act and spread joy!

Tolerance indeed is a virtue noble and great to possess and display
Of course tolerance positive and tolerance negative- positive is
Tolerating even if it is not very pleasing-negative is tolerating
Wrong, ignoble and atrocious things and happenings around us-very bad!

Respect begets respect as love begets love- young or old, read or unread
Highly placed or lowly- all humans are the creations of God
Deserving respect. Let us learn to respect all- even much younger
Or lower in position at office or outside! Addressing important!

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Electronica and Cyberrock Song Tuesday 155 – great songs by Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali

By: MiraSG

Enjoy this selection of excellent Electronica & Cyberrock Songs by  Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali.

For All The Good Things (by Michel Montecrossa); Genre: Cyberrock / Dance-Electronica

Happy Dance (by Michel Montecrossa); Genre: Cyberrock

Courage To Do The Best (by Mirakali); Genre: Cyberrock / Dance-Electronica

Your Jungle Is My Jungle (by Michel Montecrossa); Genre: Hip-Hop / Cyberrock

Follow Michel Montecrossa on facebook: www.facebook.com/michel.montecrossa

More songs and movies: www.MichelMontecrossa.com

Mirakali’s Homepage: www.Mirakali.net

Listen to songs (various genres) by Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali on Audiomack: http://www.audiomack.com/artist/mirasoundgermany

Image above: Michel Montecrossa & Mirakali live on stage

Time did heal me… A to Z challenge 2019

T for time

Photo by Veri Ivanova on Unsplash

There was a time when I thought that I would never say this- “Time has proved to be a good friend.” However, it has.

Years back, I could not trust time. I thought it hated me. It would never be good to me. But today, when I look back, I see that time took its time. Time took its time to set things right.

When I gave myself some time, I started to see things differently. Time made me change my perspective towards things.

I have made peace with myself of how time was yesterday, how it is today and how it could be tomorrow.

It took a lot of time, but time did heal me. I can’t say that all of me has healed, but a major part of me that was hurt has healed. Time proved to be a good friend of mine. I have learned its value. And that’s why I have started to take one thing at a time.

Read all parts of A to Z challenge 2019 here.


Today’s Art: ‘Projection #2’ – painting by Michel Montecrossa

By: MiraSG

Today’s Art: ‘Projection #2’ – painting by Michel Montecrossa

Description: ’Projection #2’, Mirapuri, 16th March 2017, acryl on paper, 42 x 29 cm

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:
http://michelmontecrossa.com/gallery/paintings-drawings

Contact for Art-Prints: Filmaur Multimedia, Danziger Str. 1, 82131 Gauting near Munich, t: +49 (0)89-8508555, eMail: Filmaur@Mirapuri-Enterprises.com

Michel Montecrossa Homepage: www.MichelMontecrossa.com

Become Michel Montecrossa’s friend on facebook: www.facebook.com/michel.montecrossa

Read here about the ‘LOOKING FORWARD’ Art Exhibition 2017/2019 of Michel Montecrossa’s new  paintings and drawings at the New Art Gallery in the Filmaur Multimedia House (Danziger Str. 1, 82131 Gauting, Germany, Filmaur@Mirapuri-Enterprises.com )

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

Delightful Tuesday

By: Danny
Come, everyone! Clap your hands! Shout to God With joyful praise! Wishing you a delightful tuesday ahead, just like every other day.
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TAKE A CHANCE DAY-April 23rd.

 

Many a time man fails to succeed in life as he is afraid of taking chances!
No doubt success depends on careful thoughts, planning, programing and doing
But several occasions arise when we are forced to take chances and act with
Diligence. When we do not, we lose and close the doors for possible success!

We have unreached goals and unrealized dreams. why not we take the chance
To make them happen today? Though it is just the first step toward that goal,
It will take us one step closer than before.Let us do it here and now
GLet us invoke God’s blessings and work towards achieving the goal!

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things
You didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowline,
Sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover. ~so said Mark Twain! Let us follow!

Free Transportation Today! EARTH DAY!

Good morning Party People! Another glorious Monday morning. Mondays have been looked at as the worst day of the week. 
  • MONDAY IS THE MOST LIKELY DAY TO COMMIT SUICIDE: The Office for National Statistics in England found 16% of male suicides and 17% of female suicides occurred on Mondays, compared to 13% on the weekend days. Researchers said the trend was not solely a result of returning to work as it was also seen in retired people. source
  • OR HAVING A HEART ATTACK: The British Medical Journal reported a 20% increase in heart attacks on Mondays as opposed to the other days of the week. The attacks may be caused by stress and high blood pressure caused by returning to work. source
  • OVER 50% OF EMPLOYEES ARE LATE TO WORK: Comming up with a believable excuse to call out on a Monday is nearly impossible. Good luck with trying, being late is better than being absent.

Here are some positive Monday facts:

  • MONDAY IS THE LEAST RAINY DAY OF THE WEEK: Some believe it’s due to man-made pollution subsiding over the weekend. source
  • MONDAY IS THE BEST DAY TO BUY A CAR: Believe it or not, there are positive things about Monday. For instance, when you’re going to shop for a new car, do it on a Monday. Car salespeople make the bulk of their sales on the weekends. When Monday rolls around, there are usually few customers in sight, and the weekend is a long way off. That’s why car salespeople are more desperate on Monday, and they’ll be more willing to cut you a deal. source

 

Today, Monday, April 22, 2019, is EARTH DAY!

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

According to Gaylord Nelson, the moniker “Earth Day” was “an obvious and logical name” suggested by a lot of other people in the fall of 1969, including, he writes, both “a friend of mine who had been in the field of public relations” and “a New York advertising executive,” Julian Koenig.[25] Koenig, who had been on Nelson’s organizing committee in 1969, has said that the idea came to him by the coincidence of his birthday with the day selected, April 22; “Earth Day” rhyming with “birthday,” the connection seemed natural.[26][27] 

For more extensive information on the history of Earth Day please click Here.

EARTH DAY FREEBIES & WAYS TO PARTICIPATE

 

Earth Day – Ride Transit Free

Ride Transit for FREE this Earth Day – April 22, 2019
No need to TAP your card at all! 
Free rides are offered on buses, trains, and bike share bikes. The free rides begin at 4 a.m. on April 22 and continue until 3 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23.
Participating agencies: 
Metro
LADOT (and LAnow – promo code: RIDELANOW)
Metrolink 
Metro Bike Share (use promo code: 4222019)
Pasadena Transit
Omnitrans (free mobile ticket)

Moovit will get you wherever you are going on Earth Day.
Here’s to a cleaner planet! 🌎
You ride, we guide. 

 

Celebrate Earth Day by planting a tree!

Come on down to Sun Valley Recreation Center and join Councilmember Nury Martinez, Cal Fire, the Department of Recreation and Parks, City Plants, and the Los Angeles Conservation Corps for a fun and family-friendly day of climate and community action!

Come for the tree planting, stay for the environmental education resource fair and free yard tree give-away.

Family Earth Day (Del Amo)

Del Amo Fashion Center celebrates Earth Week with crafts, face-painting, balloon twisting, snacks, and more. The first 50 children at the event take home a copy of The Earth Book by Todd Parr.

Activities are located in the Play Area (located in front of JoAnn’s Fabrics),

Space is limited; RSVP online

Many More Activity Ideas For EARTH DAY Can be found

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“Life Sucks and is so Beautiful.” 

– Warner Bailey 

Photos: ‘Every Day For Future’ Concert by Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali in the Omnidiet Music-Hall in Mirapuri

By: MiraSG

Photos: ‘Every Day For Future’ the extraordinary start-up New-Topical, Cyberrock, Dance-Electronica, Orgastica-DJ & Cyberpoetry Concert for the upcoming festival season by Michel Montecrossa, Mirakali and The Chosen Few in the Omnidiet Music-Hall in Mirapuri on 20th April 2019
Michel Montecrossa: Vocals, E-Guitar, Harmonica
Mirakali: Omnichord, Electric and Acoustic Guitar, Ableton Push, Digital Drums
Artis Aldschalis: E-Violin
Diana Antara: Vocals, Keyboard
David Butterfield: Acoustic Guitar, Bass

– click photos to enlarge –

Michel Montecrossa Homepage: www.MichelMontecrossa.com

Homepage of Mirakali: www.Mirakali.net

Follow Michel Montecrossa on Facebook: www.facebook.com/michel.montecrossa

Michel Montecrossa on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Montecrossa

Answering the Question-Where will I take this?

By: Terri
So. Many. Words. So.  Many.  Thoughts. Every day my mind is filled with words.  Words that I would like to share.  My thoughts about the world around me and the adventures I experience.  My thoughts about the little things that delight my heart and the difficult things that make me grow.  And thoughts about the … Continue reading Answering the Question-Where will I take this?

Music Worlds Monday 111 – Top Songs by Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali

By: MiraSG

Welcome to Music Worlds Monday 111 starting the week with four great Songs by Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali

See more posts of the ‘Music Worlds Monday’ series on this blog: https://michelmontecrossaliveblog.wordpress.com/tag/music-worlds-monday/

Talking Poverty Migrants & Extreme Poverty Rising (by Michel Montecrossa); Genre: Cyberrock

The Happiness (by Michel Montecrossa) Genre: Dance / Electronica

A Whole World (by Mirakali); Genre: Cyberrock / Electronica

Thinkin’ About The Future (by Michel Montecrossa); Genre: electro-acoustic version

Michel Montecrossa’s Homepage: www.MichelMontecrossa.com

Follow Michel Montecrossa on facebook: www.facebook.com/michel.montecrossa

Mirakali’s Homepage: www.Mirakali.net

Follow Mirakali Montecrossa on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/mirakalimontecrossa

Image above: ‘World Peace’ – Cyberart by Mirakali

I am selfish… A to Z challenge 2019

S for selfish

Photo by Plush Design Studio on Unsplash

I spend more time with myself than with other people.

I listen to my thoughts and feelings more than those of others.

I smile and laugh more for myself than for others.

I do things that I want to and not what others want me to.

I care about myself more than caring for others.

I love myself more than I love other people.

I live for more for myself than for others.

I am selfish. Yes, I am.

Read all parts of A to Z challenge 2019 here.


The Mental Illness Facelift!

A goal of DSquared Homes For The Homeless is to update the face of mental illness, which doesn’t discriminate. Celebrities have more in common with society than many realize!

Messing About in Boats

It was going to be Plutarch today but life intervened in the form of a sunny Easter weekend. Sunny as in summer-like sunny. So yesterday we hired a boat and made a long day of it on the Thames; because there’s nothing better than messing about in boats…

Sometimes even Plutarch can wait.

Quote of the Week:

Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932)

“What?” cried the Rat, open-mouthed: “Never been in a—you never—well I—what have you been doing, then?”

“Is it so nice as all that?” asked the Mole shyly, though he was quite prepared to believe it as he leant back in his seat and surveyed the cushions, the oars, the rowlocks, and all the fascinating fittings, and felt the boat sway lightly under him.

“Nice? It’s the only thing,” said the Water Rat solemnly as he leant forward for his stroke. “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing—absolute nothing—half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Simply messing,” he went on dreamily: “messing—about—in—boats; messing—”

“Look ahead, Rat!” cried the Mole suddenly.

It was too late. The boat struck the bank full tilt. The dreamer, the joyous oarsman, lay on his back at the bottom of the boat, his heels in the air.

“—about in boats—or with boats,” the Rat went on composedly, picking himself up with a pleasant laugh. “In or out of ’em, it doesn’t matter. Nothing seems really to matter, that’s the charm of it. Whether you get away, or whether you don’t; whether you arrive at your destination or whether you reach somewhere else, or whether you never get anywhere at all, you’re always busy, and you never do anything in particular; and when you’ve done it there’s always something else to do, and you can do it if you like, but you’d much better not. Look here! If you’ve really nothing else on hand this morning, supposing we drop down the river together, and have a long day of it?”

(Kenneth Grahame: The Wind in the Willows)

 

Famous Sayings #146 — ‘Good Egg/Bad Egg’

April 21, 2019

When you told assigned Brandon to this team, I didn’t know what to expect, but he was all that you said he was and more. I’ve never been on a more productive team and it’s all thanks to Brandon’s input. He really is a good egg.

Johnny, the school yard bully, is a bad egg.

Since April 21, 2019 is Easter Sunday, I figured I would look at a term that dealt with a theme of this holy day: eggs. Based on the title, this looks like a two-fer, but it’s really a three-for-one. There’s another type of “egg” that I’ll mention in the post, but it’s not a common phrase in the United States.


What Is a Bad Egg?

The term bad egg is used to describe a person or thing that fails to meet expectations (Martin). Much like people used to find bad eggs among those they purchased, a person or think might look good on first appearance, but they will disappoint in the end.

A secondary meaning of “bad egg,” which is more commonly alluded to, strictly applies to people. Often, when someone says someone else is a bad egg, the first person is saying that the other person is corrupt, dishonest, unpleasant, or unreliable person (Dictionary.com).


What Is a Good Egg?

The term good egg is the exact opposite of a bad egg. Thus, when you call someone a good egg, you are acknowledging someone’s good character, dependability, and you are saying that you are fond of that person (Vocabulary.com).


When Were the Terms ‘Good Egg’ and ‘Bad Egg’ Coined?

The term “bad egg” was coined first, and various sources concur that it arose sometime in the mid-nineteenth century. According to an entry at Grammar Monster, the term “bad egg” first appeared in the novel Captain Priest by Samuel A. Hammett. (The Wonderful Adventures of Captain Priest was published in 1855, which is mid-century.) Some other sources cited the term as a bit of slang that came from English public schools, but it likely was inspired by food.

As late as the early half of the 20th century, those who bought eggs would commonly find that they had rotten eggs among the lot. Even cookbooks from over 50 years ago advised cooks to crack eggs in a separate container so that a bad egg wouldn’t spoil the whole recipe. This was the problem people had to deal with because they didn’t have as many quality controls back then. It is rare now to have bad eggs in a package, unless one tries to use eggs after their expiration date.

The expression “good egg” came about in the late nineteenth century, about fifty years after “bad egg” was recorded. Both terms started as public-school slang but “good egg” started as a “humorous inversion of bad egg” (Quinion).


What’s Another Type of Egg That Applies to a Person or Thing?

While I was doing the research for this post, I came across the term “curate’s egg.” This is not commonly used in the United States because many people don’t know what a curate is.

In short, a curate is a member of the clergy who serves as an assistant to a vicar or parish priest. While curates are ordained ministers, they are “at the bottom of the priestly pecking order,” so they receive little pay and they have no job security. A curate may be a man or, in rare cases, a woman (Quinion).

Now, the term “curate’s egg” comes from a George du Maurier cartoon called True Humility, which was printed in Punch, a satirical British magazine, on November 9, 1895. In the cartoon, the Right Reverend Host says, “I’m afraid you’ve got a bad Egg, Mr. Jones! The Curate responds, “Oh no, my Lord, I assure you! Parts of it are excellent!” (Martin).

The cartoon led to catchphrases such as “Parts of it are excellent,” and “good in parts.” These catchphrases were recorded from early in the twentieth century (Quinon).


What Does Curate’s Egg Mean?

Two sources (Gary Martin and Michael Quinion) were the only ones I consulted for “curate’s egg.” Their definitions may differ, if only slightly.

According to Martin’s definition, a “curate’s egg” is “Something bad that is called good out of politeness or timidity.” The original meaning of a curate’s egg was meant to describe something that, even if partly good, is ruined by its bad part(s). Today, the term is just used to describe something partly good and bad (like “a mixed bag”).

Quinion also said that “curate’s egg” means that something is partly good and partly bad, so that is “not wholly satisfactory.” He said that the meaning is not “something discreetly declared to be partly good but in fact thoroughly bad,” but that definition would be the literal interpretation of the term.

Maybe there isn’t much disagreement there. What do you think?


Works Cited

“Bad egg | Define Bad egg at Dictionary.com.” Dictionary.com. Web. Retrieved 21 Apr 2019. <https://www.dictionary.com/browse/bad-egg>.

“bad egg.” Vocabulary.com. Web. Retrieved 21 April 2019. <https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/bad%20egg>.

“Good egg | Define Good egg at Dictionary.com.” Dictionary.com. Web. Retrieved 20 April 2019. <https://www.dictionary.com/browse/good-egg>.

“good egg.” Vocabulary.com. Web. Retrieved 20 April 2019. <https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/good%20egg>.

Martin, Gary. “A bad egg.” The Phrase Finder. Web. Retrieved 20 Apr 2019. <https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/53750.html>.

Martin, Gary. “A curate’s egg.” The Phrase Finder. Web. Retrieved 20 Apr 2019. <https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/163300.html>.

“The Origin of the Saying A Bad Egg / A Good Egg.” Grammar Monster. Web. Retrieved 20 Apr 2019. <https://www.grammar-monster.com/sayings_proverbs/good_egg_bad_egg.htm>.

Quinion, Michael. “Curate’s egg.” World Wide Words.” 17 June 2000. Web. Retrieved 21 April 2019. <http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-cur1.htm>.

Quinion, Michael. “Good egg.” World Wide Words. 25 May 2002. Web. Retrieved 21 April 2019. <http://www.worldwidewords.org/topicalwords/tw-goo1.htm>.

Super User. “Hammett, Samuel Adams.” Texas Authors Institute. Texas Authors Institute of History, Inc. 14 Mar 2016. Web. Retrieved 21 Apr 2019. <https://texasauthors.institute/index.php/features/authors/e-h/h/hammett-samuel-adams>.

Various Authors. “Good egg.” The Phrase Finder. 24 July 2005. Online Forum. Retrieved 21 Apr 2019. <https://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/42/messages/904.html>.

April 22nd-DYNGUS DAY!

India and Hinduism  declare: VASUDEYVA KUTUMBAKAM
The whole world is one family! What a noble philosophy!
The whole world is the creation of the Almighty God-our Lord
Yet the countries are in thousands following their own culture and tradition!

The world  appreciates and I as a universalist blog
On all regions and religions-today the twenty second April
DYNGUS DAY Polish”  “Wet Monday” in Polish held on “Easter Monday” in “Poland”
In Czech Republic” Slovakia” Hungary” and parts of western “Ukraine”

For a whole day observed by Polish diaspora communities, particularly among “Polish Americans”
Boys throw water over girls and spank them with “Pussy willow” branches on Easter Monday,
And girls do the same to boys. accompanied by other rituals, making verse declarations
And holding door-to-door processions, boys dressed as bears.

Sunday Song Selection 105: great songs by Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali

By: MiraSG

Presenting  Sunday Song Selection 104 – more brilliant songs by Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali (songs taken from various albums)

Golden Vision (Electronica / orchestral track by Michel Montecrossa)

Eternal Love (electro-acoustic version by Michel Montecrossa)

For The Greatest Love (Electronica/ World-Music by Mirakali)

Stunning (Cyberrock by Michel Montecrossa)

Find here more Sunday Song Selections from this Blog: https://michelmontecrossaliveblog.wordpress.com/tag/sunday-song-selection/

Movie: PREVIEW ‘WHO IS THE FUTURE?’ CLIMATE CHANGE CONCERT

Become Michel Montecrossa’s friend on facebook: www.facebook.com/michel.montecrossa

Michel Montecrossa Homepage: www.MichelMontecrossa.com

Mirakali’s Homepage: www.Mirakali.net

Explore Michel Montecrossa’s art, music, movies, quotes and more on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Montecrossa

Image above: Michel Montecrossa & Mirakali in between at the Spirit of Woodstock Festival in Mirapuri, Italy (www.SpiritOfWoodstockFest.com), this year the Festival takes place from 31st July to 4th August 2019.

Short Story: Monochrome Map

On her seventh birthday, her friends printed a large monochrome map and stuck it to the wall opposite her bed.

“So you can colour in all the countries you’ll go to,” they said.

Ten years on, she had half the countries coloured in, with special photos and momentous add on and around the map.

Only one corner remained clear, and it was the space her friends signed a birthday note to her when they first gave her the map.

She smiled, gave the latest a photo a pat to make sure it stayed and place, then picked up her souvenirs and walked out her room.

It was time to catch up with some old friends.

~End~

Genre: slice of life

Let it Bleed Weekly Prompt Challenge 27

Hello creative people!

The prompt for this week is –

“Vent”

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