Sunday musical offering

August 7, 2022

There is a land of pure delight
Where saints immortal reign;
Infinite day excludes the night,
And pleasures banish pain.
Sweet fields beyond the swelling flood
Stand dressed in living green;
So to the Jews old Canaan stood,
While Jordan rolled between.

There everlasting spring abides,
And never-withering flowers;
Death, like a narrow sea, divides
This heavenly land from ours.
But timorous mortals start and shrink
To cross this narrow sea,
And linger shivering on the brink,
Through fear to launch away.

O could we make our doubts remove,
Those gloomy doubts that rise,
And see the Canaan which we love
With unbeclouded eyes;
Could we but climb where Moses stood,
And view the landscape o’er,
Not Jordan’s stream, nor death’s cold flood,
Should fright us from the shore.


Happy Caturday — on the fence edition

August 6, 2022


Caturday funnies

August 6, 2022


Reptile dysfunction

August 5, 2022


Friday happy dance

August 5, 2022


Find the leopard!

August 4, 2022

A leopard lurks on the savannah. See if you can find it.

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The solution will appear in the comments section later today.


Happy birthday, Louis

August 4, 2022

It’s the birthday of the American band leader, composer, and singer Louis Daniel Armstrong (1901-1971). He was the grandson of slaves and grew up in poverty in New Orleans, where he was shuttled back and forth among various relatives. He dropped out of school when he was eleven and spent some time in juvenile detention, but through it all, his love for music inspired and sustained him, and ultimately led to his becoming one of the most popular and influential jazz musicians of the twentieth century.


Swelter in place

August 3, 2022


Wednesday weirdness

August 3, 2022


Puppy love

August 2, 2022

 


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