Sunday, November 29, 2015


…I’m not a super huge Adele fan but in this day and age—when people don’t buy music at all, or choose to steal it—this is quite a feat:
Billboard reports that the singer’s new album, “25”, sold a record-shattering 3.38 million copies in the United States through its first week, according to Nielsen Music. That’s nearly a million more than the previous high mark for first-week sales — ’N Sync sold 2.4 million copies of “No Strings Attached” in 2000 — and makes “25” the first-ever release to sell three million copies in a week since Nielsen (and previously SoundScan) began tallying hard sales data in 1991.

…An eagle just flew by my window with a fish squirming in its talons.  Kind of cool, but I feel bad for that fish.

…It looks like it snowed across the lake but really that’s just two inches of frost on every roof and lawn.  I’m on the sunny side of the water, so much so that I have two window shades pulled so I’m not blinded.

…It’s Sunday and I don’t usually blog on Sundays, but I needed a break.
Here are some things to ponder before a new week:

-“Because I think I’m making progress.”  Legendary cellist, Pablo Callist when asked why he continues to make music at age 90.

-“When you play, play hard.  When you work, don’t play at all.” Theodore Roosevelt

-"Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift."  Mary Oliver

-“If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.” Albert Einstein

-“You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretsky

-"My idea of the modern stoic sage is someone who transforms fear into prudence, pain into information, mistakes into initiation, and desire into undertaking." Nassim Taleb

-"The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it." Moliere

-"I praise loudly; I blame softly." Catherine the Second (1729 - 1796),Russian Empress

-"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." Sir Winston Churchill

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