Filed under: Entertainment, Heartwarming, Music, United Kingdom | Tags: Farewell 2015, Happy New Year, Rotten Year
Filed under: Entertainment, Freedom, Heartwarming, Israel, Music | Tags: "Mary Did You Know", a capella choral group, Pentatonix
Filed under: Australia, Entertainment, Freedom, Heartwarming, Music | Tags: David Hobson, Jerusalem, The Holy City
David Hobson “Carols by Candlelight”
Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne Australia
Monday, 24th December 2012
(Go ahead, enlarge this one to full screen.)
And once again the scene was changed,
New earth there seemed to be.
I saw the Holy City
Beside the tideless sea.
The light of God was on its streets,
The gates were open wide,
And all who would might enter,
And no one was denied.
No need of moon or stars by night,
Or sun to shine by day;
It was the new Jerusalem
That would not pass away,
It was the new Jerusalem
That would not pass away.
I post this every year—because I like it!
Filed under: Education, Heartwarming, Israel, Music | Tags: Brigham Young University, The Best of Christmas Music, Vocal Point & Noteworthy
We teamed up with two talented a Capella groups, BYU Vocal Point and BYU Noteworthy, to create a beautiful reminder that we hope inspires people of all denominations to look inward and reflect on the value of faith in their own lives this holiday season.
Filed under: Cool Site of the Day, Environment, Freedom, Heartwarming, History | Tags: Laysan Albatross, Midway Atoll, Nature Reserve
This is a Laysan albatross who has returned once again to Midway Atoll, where she is expected to lay another egg. What is notable about her is that she was first tagged in 1956 and has raised at least 36 chicks since then. Her name is Wisdom, and she is 64 years old. The oldest known tracked bird. More pictures at the link.
The nesting ground for the albatrosses is protected habitat. The birds typically lay an egg a year, spending six months rearing and feeding their young. They are giants in the air, with a seven-foot wingspan, that helps them forage far out to sea.
Kind of a neat story for a Monday morning.
Filed under: Cool Site of the Day, Energy, Entertainment, Freedom, Heartwarming, Pop Culture | Tags: Improv Everywhere, New York City, Thanks to Target
A mysterious light switch allows unsuspecting New Yorkers to turn on over 50,000 Christmas lights. From Improv Everywhere:
For our latest mission, we placed a 7-foot-tall light switch in New York City’s Father Demo Square. When a random New Yorker flipped the switch, the entire square lit up with Christmas lights. In addition to lights on the trees, benches, and fences around the park, a mob of performers wearing lights wrapped around their clothes lit up as well. The performers were instructed to turn on their lights and freeze in place when the switch was flipped on.
Filed under: Capitalism, Domestic Policy, Free Markets, Freedom, Heartwarming, Humor | Tags: An Era of Plenty, Grocery Stores, Strawberries
I had to go to the grocery store yesterday for a few things, and I was annoyed when they hadn’t gotten in any more strawberries. And I considered my annoyance. End of November in the Great Northwest and there are no fresh strawberries? How quickly we get used to the comforts of modern life. I can certainly remember when strawberries came in the few weeks when the local strawberry fields actually had fruit on the vine.
I picked up a package of 3″ x 5″ scratch pads — the kind you write your grocery list on, and discovered that the package of 4 pads was — imported from China. So there you go. Two direct reminders of how times have changed and in spite of all our complaining, we are blessed with plenty.
So I bought a package of fresh raspberries instead, and added two containers of fresh blueberries and went on home. (Sorry! I’m easily amused.)