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CLEVELAND SKYLINE

CLEVELAND SKYLINE
BORN HERE RAISED HERE AND MOST LIKELY WILL PASS AWAY AND BE BURIED HERE AS WELL.

San Francisco Skyline

San Francisco Skyline
This is a Tip of The Hat to Sandee, my Co-Author and blog wizard.

I've been in my own boat sitting out in this water looking at this view. Awesome!-Sandee.

MY HAMMERED DULCIMER

MY HAMMERED DULCIMER
There are various Hammered Dulcimer postings from YouTube of different tunes, and NO I AM NOT PLAYING ANY OF THESE TUNES.Maybe some day when I have the equipment to do so.I have included a link to my You Tube Channel.I invite you to go and watch any of my videos on the site also check out some of the different channels I subscribe to.

ABOUT THE HAMMERED DULCIMER

The hammered dulcimer is an ancient trapezoidal musical instrument played by striking the strings with wooden hammers.

Originating in the Middle East about 2000 years ago, English soldiers brought the instrument back to England after their failed attempt to conquer Persia during the Crusades about 1000 years ago. Dulcimers have many names in many lands: santur in the Middle East, yang q'in in China, hackbrett in Austria, zither in Germany, and cymbalom in Hungary. The name "dulcimer" is derived from Latin, meaning "sweet sound". Hammered dulcimers were popular in England during the reign of James I, when the Bible was translated into English as the King James Bible. The dulcimer was mentioned in the Book of Daniel 3:5 among other instruments "..the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of music..." The dulcimer was later mechanized to become what we now know as the harpsichord which later evolved in the piano.

THE BLOG ROLLS.

IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS PAGE LOAD EASIER I MOVED THE BLOG ROLLS TO A SEPARATE BLOG, THE BLOG ROLLS CAN BE FOUND HERE AT G.C.R.S. BLOGROLLS.

A good thought

A good thought

The Officer Down Memorial

The Officer Down Memorial
Click the Badge to go to the site.

THE SERENITY PRAYER

THE SERENITY PRAYER
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will; that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him forever in the next. Amen. - Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971)

WHEN I'M HAVING A BAD DAY.

WHEN I'M HAVING A BAD DAY.
WHEN EVERYTHING IS JUST TOO MUCH, I WILL BE HIDING, PLAYING MY GAMES AND STAYING IN MY OWN LITTLE WORLD.

HEY MIKEY,THIS MEANS YOU!!

IF IT IS NOT BROKEN DO NOT TRY TO FIX IT MIKEY, YOU GOOF! - SIGNED ME

Mike - Take the word DELETE out of your vocabulary. Big hug... Sandee

NATIONAL SUICIDE PROVENTION LIFELINE

With Help Comes Hope

Veterans Hotline & Online Chat
Are you a veteran in emotional distress? Please call 1-800-273-TALK and press 1 to be routed to the Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline.
OR Veterans chat live with a counselor.


Are you in crisis? Please call 1-800-273-TALK
Are you feeling desperate, alone or hopeless? Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.

I URGE ANYONE THAT NEEDS TO MAKE THIS CALL TO PLEASE DO SO.YOU ARE A PRECIOUS HUMAN BEING,YOU ARE SOMEONE'S LOVED ONE. GOD KNOWS WE ALL GO THROUGH A CRISIS AND NEED THE HELP.PLEASE CHOOSE LIFE!

I URGE ANYONE THAT NEEDS TO MAKE THIS CALL TO PLEASE DO SO.YOU ARE A PRECIOUS HUMAN BEING,YOU ARE SOMEONE'S LOVED ONE. GOD KNOWS WE ALL GO THROUGH A CRISIS AND NEED THE HELP. PLEASE CHOOSE LIFE.

THIS IS HERE TO REMIND ME AS WELL AS EVERYONE ELSE THAT LIFE IS IMPORTANT.

Blog Changes

Since I have decided to shut down Both Mike's Place and Loonytoon Central, Music Monday/Mondays Music Moves Me, Thursdays Tune, 5 On Friday, Feline Friday and the Google Doodles will now all be here.

I SEE YOU!!!

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The Blogger's Prayer

Lord help me to learn to spell without spellcheck, manage to visit all that visit me, and post regularly - all in 5 minutes a day, so that I can clean house and take care of my family. Help me to not look at every occurrence in my life as a blog post, and to quit taking pictures of weird things to share as well. Please Lord, help me to stop talking about my blog friends as though they are next door neighbors or someone I have known all of my life. And help me dear Lord, to think of something witty and wise to post tomorrow.


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ANYONE IS WELCOME TO TAKE THE STUFF POSTED HERE TO SHARE ON YOUR SITE. ALL I ASK IS A TIP OF THE HAT AND A LINK BACK. UNLESS I SAY HANDS OFF THIS POSTING!!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

my newest award


Wth my thanks to SITKA over at All God's Creatures. I'm giving this away the same way I got it. Here's "the rules" according to SITKA:
There are lots of rules with many of these awards, but I don't always follow human rules. You can ask my mom! In this case, I am abandoning the rules. I am passing this award to each of my followers. Each of you are special. You must write well, otherwise you would not have a furry follower.

Take this award and post it proudly on your blogs!

16 comments:

Mari said...

Congratulations Mike! You are probably the most prolific of all the blogs I follow!

Just Breathe said...

I got this award about a week ago.
I passed it on to my newest followers. Congratulations!

ManOverBoard.com said...

OK I am a fan now. I just saw your play-list and have to say RIGHT ON. Plus the fact I had no idea the Queen herself was part of this blog also. That makes me wonder if both you and Sandee go boating together?

I think it said you live in Cleveland, so that means the Great Lakes for you and Sandee has the whole Pacific to create all kinds of trouble.

She is in our prayers tonight as her surgery is scheduled for tomorrow. She will go through it with flying colors.

ManOverBoard.com said...

By the way, you can leave comments on our blog anytime you like. You can even bash us, it makes for a fun read. Most of the time we deserve them too :-) Night

Mike Golch said...

Mari,thank you.

Just Breathe,thank you.

Man Over Board.No Sandee and I do not go boating together.3,000 miles is a long way to travel to go boating together,not that I would not if I could.

Matty said...

Atta boy Mike.

Mike Golch said...

Matty,Thanks!

Just Be Real said...

Mike, congratulations on your award!!!

Laura said...

Congrats!

Sandee said...

Way cool award Mike. I like it and you so deserve it. I'll have a post up tomorrow to show it off over at my place. Thanks.

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

Dori said...

Congrats on your award Mike :)

Buggys said...

Great award, congratulations!

Mike Golch said...

Dori,and Buggys,thank you both.

Margie said...

Congrats on the award!
Wishing you a happy valentine's day.

Margie:)

hitesh rawat said...

congrats for the award....i have won only one..till now.... :)

the pictures of of skyline is really cool....my friend is being offered MS @ eastbay campus of CSU.....

Mann he'll living in one of best cities in the world...

Mike Golch said...

Margie,Thank you.

Hitesh Rawat,thank you.I know that your frind will enjoy his time there.
S.F. holds a special place in my heart,as do other cities and places that I have been to.

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