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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
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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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Saturday, February 05, 2011

just for the heck of it. A blog Survey.

I saw this over on Sandee's site and decided to play along.

1. If you have pets, do you see them as merely animals, or are they members of your family?
I have Harvey who is 19 years old this year. He is my (our) baby.

2. If you can have a dream to come true, what would it be?
I already have we (Celestine and I) own my own home and the bank until it's paid for.

3. What is the one thing most hated by you?
Liers/backstabbers.

4. What would you do with a billion dollars?
Good question, payoff my home and I don't know what than.

5. What helps to pull you out of a bad mood?
Listening to music, hammered dulcimer music and even playing mine. Even though I am not very good at it.

6. Which is more blessed, loving someone or being loved by someone?
A toss up both are equally important to me.

7. What is your bedtime routine?
Brush my teeth, change into my PJ's and hit the sack, Jack.

8. If you are currently in a relationship, how did you meet your partner?
I have been blessed to be married to Celestine since 1 March 1980. In Sept of 1979 while working as a security guard to the local AAA headquarters, one of the nighttime Emergency Road Dispatchers Pat Wright, said that she knew someone that would be just right for me but I had to sober up first. I did and Celestine came into my life.

9. If you could watch a creative person in the act of the creative process, who would it be?
Norman Rockwell.

10. What kinds of books do you read?
All kinds of different books.

11. How would you see yourself in ten years time?
I don't know.

12. What’s your fear?
Growing old alone.

13. Would you give up all junk food for the rest of your life for the opportunity to visit outer space?
No I have no desire to leave this Earth until I'm called home by God.

14. Would you rather be single and rich or married, but poor?
That's a no brainer, I'm a rich man by being married to Celestine. Who cares if we don't have a lot of money.

15. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
S , shower, and sometimes shave.

16. If you could change one thing about your spouse/partner what would it be?
Better health than what we have.

17. If you could pick a new name for yourself, what would it be?
N/A

18. Would you forgive and forget no matter how horrible a thing that special someone has done?
No.

19. If you could only eat one thing for the next 6 months, what would it be?
Pizza.

7 comments:

Sandee said...

Thanks for playing along Mike. I liked this one a lot. You had some really good answers and it appears that we think alike about certain things.

Have a terrific day. :)

Syd said...

Good answers to some tough questions!

Mike Golch said...

Sandee, it would appear that we do indeed.

Syd,Just calling them as I see them.

Con Artist Trickster said...

I play this survey too.
Glad to know a bit more about you Mike.

Mike Golch said...

C.A.T.,yep it was fun to do.

Greg said...

Hey glad to see you took the survey..Great answers!

Mike Golch said...

Greg,I'm glad you enjoyed my answers,Thanks for stopping by.

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