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Day 2072: Shameless Appeals for Applause

Here’s my first shameless appeal for applause in today’s  blog post: I have finished writing my fourth original song this year!

The name of the song is “Shameless Appeals for Applause” and I hope you find the chorus appealing:

These are shameless appeals for applause.

They are true and reliably cause

Clapping and oooohs and some awwwwws.

These shameless appeals for applause.

© Ann Koplow 2018

My shameless appeals for applause in that song include having a heart condition, being a single mother, and who I did NOT vote for in the 2016 USA presidential election.

This year, I’ve been making shameless appeals for applause with my original songs on the first Friday of every month at an acoustic Open Mic in Arlington, Massachusetts (see here for my shameless appeals for applause there in August). However, I still have some laryngitis, so I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to appeal for applause this coming Friday.

In the meantime, do you see any shameless appeals for applause in my photos from yesterday?

I shamelessly included one of those photos above because it evokes the name of another song I’m writing: “Triggers.”

Is including this patriotic song — also evoked by a photo above — another shameless appeal for applause?

Now I shall make another shameless appeal, this time for comments on this post.

Thanks to the Hingham Shipyard, to those who serve, to every one else who helped me create today’s shameless appeals for applause here at WordPress and — of course! — to YOU, who deserve applause for visiting my blog.

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Day 1924: Impossible

Some people feel it’s impossible to blog daily for over five years.  I believe it would have been impossible for me to face the world  as effectively as I have since January 1, 2013 without this blog.

Yesterday, I saw something impossible at a local restaurant.

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Because it was possible for me to do so, I took that impossible flag with me. I guess I like taking on the impossible.

It’s very possible to find impossible quotes on the internet.

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. — Francis of Assisi

There is nothing impossible to him who will try.  — Alexander the Great

Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.  — Amelia Earhart

Without knowing what I am and why am I here, life is impossible.  — Leo Tolstoy

It always seems impossible until it’s done.  — Nelson Mandela

Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible!’ — Audrey Hepburn

Even if it turns out that time travel is impossible, it is important that we understand why it’s impossible  — Stephen Hawking

Have a vision.  It is the ability to see the invisible.  If you can see the invisible, you can achieve the impossible.  — Shiv Khera

It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.  — Walt Disney.

It’s kind of fun for me to share my impossible and possible photos here.

 

 

 

If it’s impossible for you to see the details in those photos, please click on any one to enlarge it.

After blogging for so many years, it’s impossible for me not to share photos of something I’ve shared before.

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It’s impossible to say what goes on in that room at the Hingham Shipyard movie theater.

The impossibly talented Paul Simon sings “to dominate the impossible in your life” in The Rhythm of the Saints.

Unless it’s impossible, please share your thoughts and feelings in a comment below.

As always, it’s impossible for me to create this blog without the help of others, including YOU.

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Day 1862: How worried should you be?

How worried should you be about yesterday’s  news, which included today’s post title?

How worried should you be about today’s news, which included this headline:

Massive catastrophe may be imminent on Earth

How worried should you be about anything?

How worried should you be if I recommend that you not worry about anything, since worry doesn’t help?

How worried should you be about any of these recent photographs?

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How worried should you be about Rob Gronkowski of The New England Patriots?

How worried should you be about your ability to rock?

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How worried should you  be about these two rocking versions of “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing” by Stevie Wonder?

How worried should you be about

  • my forgetting to show the Super Supper Bowl Michael cooked last night (after I promised to do so in yesterday’s post),

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Day 1671: Rules of Living

As I was living my life yesterday, I took a picture of the 18 Rules of Living by the Dalai Lama, who rules:

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Now I’m wondering if my other photos from yesterday relate to those rules.

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The Rules of Living are here on YouTube:

What are your Rules of Living?

Despite Rule #10, please answer this post with a comment.

Paraphrasing Rule #12, a loving atmosphere in this blogging home (among others) is the foundation for my life.

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One of my simple, best rules:

Express gratitude every day.

Thanks to the Dalai Lama, helpful rules, and YOU.

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