Monthly Archives: April 2013

Sappy Cat Blogging – 4/19/13

Evolution of Cat Dance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC76VwKtz4M

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Tuesday musings – 4/16/13

“Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.” — Joseph Campbell

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Sappy Cat (and more) Blogging – 4/12/13

No animals were harmed (or even embarrassed) in the creation of this slideshow.

“Zoo Portraits” – Yago Partal

Yes, there are cats in this gallery (images 24 and 25).

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Tuesday musings – 4/9/2013

Spring – William Shakespeare

When daisies pied, and violets blue,
And lady-smocks all silver-white,
And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue
Do paint the meadows with delight,
The cuckoo then, on every tree,
Mocks married men, for thus sings he:
‘Cuckoo!
Cuckoo, cuckoo!’ O word of fear,
Unpleasing to a married ear.
When shepherds pipe on oaten straws,
And merry larks are ploughmen’s clocks,
When turtles tread, and rooks, and daws,
And maidens bleach their summer smocks,
The cuckoo then, on every tree,
Mocks married men, for thus sings he:
‘Cuckoo!
Cuckoo, cuckoo!’ O word of fear,
Unpleasing to a married ear.

More spring poetry here: http://poetry.about.com/od/ourpoemcollections/a/springpoems.htm

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Invictus – William Ernest Henley

Because April is National Poetry Month, I wanted to share some of my favorite poems here. This one is one of my all-time favorites and helped me through a dark time in my life.

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

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