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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2018 - 06:53pm PT
Just Yesterday

Standing around
Waiting for
The Memorial
we experienced hunger--
not for the first time, either.

So we crossed the street
and found a place
where they served
Pawn Salad.

I'm not much on Thai food
but it sure fit the mood.

I waited and waited
for my meal
while everyone at the table
did the same,
all of us politely ignoring
stomach rumblings
while sipping water
and talking about physics
and lamenting the late Bird.

I could say it was worth it;
but in the end
it was just another meal, really,
only this one was with friends,
which served as a dessert, sort of.
--MFM
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2018 - 07:29pm PT
Jeff Foott and Dave Yerian.
Jeff Foott and Dave Yerian.
Credit: mouse from merced
Hartouni, Mighty Hiker, Ron.
Hartouni, Mighty Hiker, Ron.
Credit: mouse from merced
Lynn gabbing with &#40;?&#41;, Don Reid, Mark Wellman, and Charlie Raymond.
Lynn gabbing with (?), Don Reid, Mark Wellman, and Charlie Raymond.
Credit: mouse from merced
Mike Sherrick with Tom Cochrane, while others greet Chris Jones, looki...
Mike Sherrick with Tom Cochrane, while others greet Chris Jones, looking like a GQ model.
Credit: mouse from merced
The founders of the feast.  Salud!
The founders of the feast. Salud!
Credit: mouse from merced
Salud!
Salud!
Credit: mouse from merced
Salud!
Salud!
Credit: mouse from merced
Salud!  Love that outfit, Lynnie.
Salud! Love that outfit, Lynnie.
Credit: mouse from merced
A quiet moment.  Alice Adams and Theresa Robinson.
A quiet moment. Alice Adams and Theresa Robinson.
Credit: mouse from merced
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Mar 13, 2018 - 08:50pm PT
Credit: hooblie
Tamara Robbins

climber
not a climber, just related...
Mar 13, 2018 - 09:53pm PT
Brian! Send me some of these shots, eh? Or I can come to that vicinity.... Great pics. Salut.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2018 - 10:19pm PT
I will email them to you, Tamara.


A surprise hit for the spring and summer of 1969...released in October 1968 by Jamaican singer Desmond Dekker, the single was the first UK reggae number one and among the first to reach the US top ten.
Most of us in the US had never heard of reggae yet and the sound was strange, yet the tune seemed oddly familiar with the lower register harmonizing vocals during each chorus reminiscent of those heard in early 60's pop rock 'n roll songs.
That aspect of it made it sound a bit out of time and had many of us thinking we were hearing an early 60's "golden oldie" we had somehow forgotten.
It was hugely popular all the same, a catchy song with elusive lyrics that were difficult to understand except here and there....
Very danceable, if you know how to dance to it...and the young lady in this video appears to know just how, with a little help from Korla Pandit on ghost organ.

Reggae was unknown to me until 1973, the year Dolores and I moved to Berkeley. It was Jones' GF Barb who introduced me to the sound.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2018 - 10:55pm PT
Rock 'n' roll kids runnin' wild.
Rock 'n' roll kids runnin' wild.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2018 - 11:07pm PT
Di Patterson/High Sierra Morning
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5pECShlGpc
https://soundcloud.com/diane-patterson/high-sierra-morning

Probably the deepest song I will ever write! Thanks to the foothills of the Sierras, Nevada County, The North San Juan Ridge, for the inspiration, for the the red dragonfly that visited this songwriting moment, the Hopi 10, the words of guidance and wisdom that found their ways into this song.
--DP

High Sierra Morning

High Sierra morning and
All we ever hoped for is the dawn
We have to keep on.
One foot before the other
Place it in the hands of the mother earth.
Oh, precious worth.
So we let go of the shore and
Let our fears recede into the night
It's gonna be alright.

We are our own leaders now
And no one else can tell us how to live
Or what we can't give.
We are honoring the First Nations
And learning from the ancient ones of life
Oh, precious life.
We are standing with the living trees
For salmon runs and healthy seas and peace
Oh, speaking peace

Evolutionary breezes
Scooping up the prayers we make
Doorways open to other ways
And dragonfly say
This could be a good time

All the men are pitching in
To raise the divine feminine in all.
We can't afford to stall.
All the village teach the youth
To see the sacred and the truth and share.
All we need is here.
We release our pain and grief and
See the ancient world becoming new.
It's all inside of you.

Evolutionary breezes
Scooping up the prayers we make.
Doorways open to other ways.
And dragonfly say
This could be a good time.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2018 - 02:24am PT
3.14/18

Circumference:
"the enclosing boundary of a curved geometric figure, especially a circle"

Being rational is tough. Take the rest of the day off and have a snack.
Bushman

climber
The state of quantum flux
Mar 14, 2018 - 03:50am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2018 - 07:12am PT
No Success

I recall when I met The Legend.
I was hoping to create my own and he was living his.

There was a spark in each of us with which we were born,
one common to all men in all places who perform athletic maneuvers high above the ground.

He gave me willingly what I thought I needed then
and I was grateful for his generosity and the small amount of time we spent talking;
but in the years following our meeting I met with little success and saw much failure.

I was willing to settle for what Iíd done;
and then other things got in my way;
and soon the dream faded to almost nothing.

Meantime, his legend grew and flourished, his brand became known internationally, as well.

The difference between The Legend and myself became clear to me, eventually:
He had the ability to remain fixed on his goals while I was willing to accept failure.

When The Legend died and the whole world cried
I cried for myself as well.
My Main Chance never came again until later, but in a different discipline entirely.

I would like to say that I will never cry for myself again.
For now that the lessonís learned the hard way,
"Iíll never take the easy way again," I tell myself.

But, of course, like when making a New Year resolution, Iím only hoping that this will be so;
wish me luck, for it takes some of that to become legendary.

Sometimes things are not in our hands,
but that of Fate.
And sheís a fickle one.
The only thing about her which we can trust is her fickleness.

So let me tell you that I will try my best when I sit down to the desk,
quill sharpened, ink bottle full, and parchment scraped clean,
mind awake and waiting patiently for the Muse to come to my aid.
I still need all the help which I can find
but most of all from my own mind.
--MFM

Credit: mouse from merced
zBrown

Ice climber
Mar 14, 2018 - 07:51am PT
Circumspect


Original all non-girl cast of The Beach Boyz


"you fellas wanna a hit off this?"
"you fellas wanna a hit off this?"
Credit: zBrown
zBrown

Ice climber
Mar 14, 2018 - 08:17am PT
Don't look back, be Leery.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYIg8FFUMAAuT9e.jpg
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2018 - 10:10am PT
One of Gypsy's latest.
One of Gypsy's latest.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2018 - 10:23am PT
Herr Braun should appreciate this (eye roll).
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2018 - 12:29pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2018 - 12:36pm PT
yeh yeh
yeh yeh
Credit: mouse from merced
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s018gmdelEY
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2018 - 12:40pm PT
nah nah
nah nah
Credit: mouse from merced
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LUm-E4GPU8
zBrown

Ice climber
Mar 14, 2018 - 12:55pm PT
Did that woman say "oh sheeit"?


The one I found didn't have anything in it?

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2018 - 01:00pm PT
Eye-rolling while looking askance is hazardous to your health.  Don't ...
Eye-rolling while looking askance is hazardous to your health. Don't be stoopid.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2018 - 01:24pm PT
Stink bug of some kind.  Does NOT smell like sour apples.  To be avoid...
Stink bug of some kind. Does NOT smell like sour apples. To be avoided in general and left unmolested always.
Credit: mouse from merced

Stink Bug Blues
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2hKmlK_MPI

I feel ya! I just went out on my back porch here in Vinton and the entire thing is covered in stink bugs. You can't sit down out there, you'll sit on one, or one will get on you or in your hair, your shoes. One got me on the necklace the other day and I couldn't figure out why I couldn't get rid of the smell, I'd washed my neck like 10 times! It would be so nice if we could open the windows around here and get some fresh air...not happening! 
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