Sunday Serendipity

A wonderful set of works for a lute quartet. Perfect for a quiet Sunday morning. Pour another cup of coffee and light a candle if you have one. Relax.

Enjoy the music but most of all enjoy your day!🌞


20 thoughts on “Sunday Serendipity”

  1. craig, what jack said last night about VA facilities.  here’s a link that might be helpful for FDVA State Veterans’ Homes and check with his present VA provider.  they most likely have contacts and advice that will be useful.

    is tobey licensed as a support animal? might want to get that done if not whether or not she stays with him or you for the future.

  2. The VA nursing home here is extremely nice, but I don’t believe they have the full range of assistance from assisted living (all the rooms are private or semi private) to full time care. There aren’t any apartments that I’m aware of. Good luck, poobah. It’s a difficult process to get parents situated as their health declines. 
    Lutes. The forerunner of the guitar, sort of. 

  3. Jace…  thanks… great!

    KGC…   LOL!  You were rooting for both teams to lose last night…  too bad for you it didn’t happen.

  4. craig, another link on subject “Need VA Assistance For Assisted Living/Senior Care?” by 

    which touts:

    Find VA Aid and Attendance-Eligible Care Communities Near You
    Learn About How Much You Are Eligible For & How to Apply
    Our Service is 100% Free To Veterans & Their Families

    and says:
    To Qualify You:

    Don’t have to have a service connected injury.
    Don’t have to be retired from the military.
    Don’t have to have been in combat.

    The U.S. Government Aid & Attendance Program Pays Up To $2,837 / Month For Assisted Living

  5. Ms Cracker, I’m sorry about the wins. The life of a football fan is tough, unless the Pats are your team.
    Go, Vikings !

  6. on cbs sunday morning:
    Nancy Pelosi capped her unlikely comeback this past week surrounded by children. The California Democrat was elected, once again, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, and become the most powerful woman in American history.
    “That’s funny, isn’t it?” she laughed. “Sadly, I was hoping that we would have an American woman president just two years ago.”
    “Well, that didn’t happen,” said “Sunday Morning” anchor Jane Pauley. “But Speaker Pelosi is the most powerful woman in American history, and the most powerful woman in American politics. But you can’t make the government open?”
    “Well, the Speaker has awesome power. But if the President of the United States is against governance and doesn’t care whether people’s needs are met or that public employees are paid or that we can have a legitimate discussion, then we have a problem, and we have to take it to the American people,” she replied.
    “Are you recalibrating your assessment of how you can work with this president?”
    “Well, let me first say that our purpose in the meeting at the White House was to open up government,” said Pelosi. “The impression you get from the president [is] that he would like to not only close government, build a wall, but also abolish Congress so the only voice that mattered was his own.”
    Pauley asked her, “Will the next Congress be remembered for impeachment, or will they be remembered for something else?”
    “Well, we will talk about what we talked about in the campaign for the people: Lower healthcare costs by reducing the cost of prescription drugs and preserving pre-existing condition benefit; building bigger paychecks by building the infrastructure of America.”
    “So, impeachment not high on your agenda?”
    “Well, that would be depending on what comes forth from the Special Counsel’s Office. If and when the time comes for impeachment, it will have to be something that has such a crescendo in a bipartisan way,” Pelosi said.
    Pauley said, “President Trump hasn’t given you a nickname, that I know of.”
    “That I know of, no!”
    “And to me, it means one of two things; either he doesn’t regard you that seriously, that you need a ‘gotta cut her down’ nickname, or that he has some respect for you.”
    “Well, in either case it doesn’t matter to me,” Pelosi laughed. “What matters to me is that he recognize that the Congress of the United States is the first branch of government, that we’re a co-equal branch of government, and that we represent the people.  And that when we go to the table to speak with him,  we’re respectful of the branch that he represents, the Office of the President. And we want him to be respectful of the branch of government we represent. Co-equal.”
    “So, you have to remind him of that periodically?”
    “No. I don’t know. We’ll see. We shall see. It isn’t so much about him. It’s about the office that he holds, the Presidency of the United States. Sometimes I think I respect the office he holds more than he does.”
    As the first woman elected Speaker of the House, her place in history was already secure. But her defining role in history may lie ahead of her.
    She said, “If Hillary Clinton had won and the Affordable Care Act would be safe, I would’ve been happy to go home. I have options!”
    “You would have retired?”
    “Yeah, well, I don’t know if I would retire. I would’ve gone home. Yeah, I see my role as more of a mission than job tenure. And when the mission is accomplished, then I can have that satisfaction that when I was needed to get the job done, I was there to do it.”

  7. For the last couple of years it has even been hard cheering for the Browns, Lions, and Jaguars to lose. 
    It is The World Turned Upside Down since trump was un-elected.

  8. The People vs. Donald J. Trump
    He is demonstrably unfit for office. What are we waiting for?
    by Leonhardt

    The presidential oath of office contains 35 words and one core promise: to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Since virtually the moment Donald J. Trump took that oath two years ago, he has been violating it.
    He has repeatedly put his own interests above those of the country. He has used the presidency to promote his businesses. He has accepted financial gifts from foreign countries. He has lied to the American people about his relationship with a hostile foreign government. He has tolerated cabinet officials who use their position to enrich themselves.
    To shield himself from accountability for all of this — and for his unscrupulous presidential campaign — he has set out to undermine the American system of checks and balances. He has called for the prosecution of his political enemies and the protection of his allies. He has attempted to obstruct justice. He has tried to shake the public’s confidence in one democratic institution after another, including the press, federal law enforcement and the federal judiciary.
    The unrelenting chaos that Trump creates can sometimes obscure the big picture. But the big picture is simple: The United States has never had a president as demonstrably unfit for the office as Trump. And it’s becoming clear that 2019 is likely to be dominated by a single question: What are we going to do about it?

    The easy answer is to wait — to allow the various investigations of Trump to run their course and ask voters to deliver a verdict in 2020. That answer has one great advantage. It would avoid the national trauma of overturning an election result. Ultimately, however, waiting is too dangerous. The cost of removing a president from office is smaller than the cost of allowing this president to remain.
    He has already shown, repeatedly, that he will hurt the country in order to help himself. He will damage American interests around the world and damage vital parts of our constitutional system at home. The risks that he will cause much more harm are growing.
    The biggest risk may be that an external emergency — a war, a terrorist attack, a financial crisis, an immense natural disaster — will arise. By then, it will be too late to pretend that he is anything other than manifestly unfit to lead.
    For the country’s sake, there is only one acceptable outcome, just as there was after Americans realized in 1974 that a criminal was occupying the Oval Office. The president must go.
    Achieving this outcome won’t be easy. It will require honorable people who have served in the Trump administration to share, publicly, what they have seen and what they believe. (At this point, anonymous leaks are not sufficient.) It will require congressional Republicans to acknowledge that they let a con man take over their party and then defended that con man. It will require Democrats and progressive activists to understand that a rushed impeachment may actually help Trump remain in office.
    The negligence and perfidy of President Trump — his high crimes and misdemeanors — can be separated into four categories. This list is conservative. It does not include the possibility that his campaign coordinated strategy with Russia, which remains uncertain. It also does not include his lazy approach to the job, like his refusal to read briefing books or the many empty hours on his schedule. It instead focuses on demonstrable ways that he has broken the law or violated his constitutional oath.
    Trump has used the presidency for personal enrichment.
    Trump has violated campaign finance law.
    Trump has obstructed justice.
    Trump has subverted democracy.
    It’s not only that Trump is unfit to be president and that Republicans know it. It also may be the case that they will soon have a political self-interest in abandoning him. If they did, the end could come swiftly. The House could then impeach Trump, knowing the Senate might act to convict. Or negotiations could begin over whether Trump deserves to trade resignation for some version of immunity.
    Finally, there is the hope — naïve though it may seem — that some Republicans will choose to act on principle. There now exists a small club of former Trump administration officials who were widely respected before joining the administration and whom Trump has sullied, to greater or lesser degrees. It includes Rex Tillerson, Gary Cohn, H.R. McMaster and Jim Mattis. Imagine if one of them gave a television interview and told the truth about Trump. Doing so would be a service to their country at a time of national need. It would be an illustration of duty.
    Throughout his career, Trump has worked hard to invent his own reality, and largely succeeded. It has made him very rich and, against all odds, elected him president. But whatever happens in 2019, his false version of reality will not survive history, just as Nixon’s did not. Which side of that history do today’s Republicans want to be on?

  9. Luthiers  build stringed instruments. I believe the lute players are called lute players. 
    The SFB administration is apparently trying to break its own records for lying. Having reached a hard ceiling with SFB and Suckabee it’s co-opted Pence and Neilssen. Both are amateurs compared to their handlers. 

  10. apparently lutenist is an option
    but I’ve read luthier especially in Sharyn McCrumb’s work but that could just be an Appalachian conceit

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