Sunday Serendipity

By Jace, a Trail Mix Contributor

A quiet and meditative work that seems appropriate for a peaceful Sunday morning. The singing and music are simply too good not to share.

Enjoy the music and enjoy your day!?

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31 thoughts on “Sunday Serendipity”

  1. de profundis clamavi
    psalm 130 (KJV)
    1 Out of the depths I cry to you, LORD;
    2 Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy.
    3 If you, LORD, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand?
    4 But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you.
    5 I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.
    6 I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning.
    7 Israel, put your hope in the LORD, for with the LORD is unfailing love and with him is full redemption.
    8 He himself will redeem Israel from all their sins.

  2. or this one
    De profundis clamavi
    J’implore ta pitié, Toi, l’unique que j’aime,Du fond du gouffre obscur où mon coeur est tombé.C’est un univers morne à l’horizon plombé,Où nagent dans la nuit l’horreur et le blasphème;
    Un soleil sans chaleur plane au-dessus six mois,Et les six autres mois la nuit couvre la terre;C’est un pays plus nu que la terre polaire— Ni bêtes, ni ruisseaux, ni verdure, ni bois!
    Or il n’est pas d’horreur au monde qui surpasseLa froide cruauté de ce soleil de glaceEt cette immense nuit semblable au vieux Chaos;
    Je jalouse le sort des plus vils animauxQui peuvent se plonger dans un sommeil stupide,Tant l’écheveau du temps lentement se dévide!
    Charles Baudelaire

    and as translated by — Roy Campbell, Poems of Baudelaire (New York: Pantheon Books, 1952)

    Have pity, my one love and sole delight! Down to a dark abyss my heart has sounded, A mournful world, by grey horizons bounded, Where blasphemy and horror swim by night.
    For half the year a heatless sun gives light, The other half the night obscures the earth. The arctic regions never knew such dearth. No woods, nor streams, nor creatures meet the sight.
    No horror in the world could match in dread The cruelty of that dire sun of frost, And that huge night like primal chaos spread.
    I envy creatures of the vilest kind That they in stupid slumber can be lost — So slowly does the skein of time unwind!

  3. Nice selection Jace. Soul soothing music.

    This morning is the first day I’ve really noticed the shortening of the day this year. It was not full sunlight at 7. Love the relief from the heat but don’t like the shorter days. Oh well, the good with the bad.

    Strange day in college football yesterday. Almost a handful of top 25 upsets. Kentucky ‘s and Texas’ were huge. (Congrats, Blue).

  4. My RW KY nut friend was at JFK waiting to board his flight to Europe – he and his wife are doing a Danube cruise for their 30th wedding anniversary – and he was going nuts being in & out of places he could follow it. He was elated to see Kentucky back as a legitimate football team.

  5. And upon conclusion of the Psalm, ushers went row to row gently tapping parishioners on their shoulders bringing them back to this Earth…Very well done Jace

  6. And now to pick up the pace:  Born this day in 1930, Ray Charles.  Here with my favorite duet.  Billy Joel & Ray Charles:  Baby Grand


  7. Flatus… and then passed around the collection basket.  The pastor/priest must buy gas for his Mercedes.


  8. I do enjoy watching the repubs when their ice cream turns to shit, like this Kavenog thing is going to……even knowing they have someone else equally reprehensible on deck just rarin’ to go…..seems a bright kid like Kavenog would have realized long ago that he is totally wrong place—wrong time, and should have beat feet.  But he had the Big Eyes for it.  This lady is going to dismantle him.

  9. Haha…….sample question…..Senator, have you ever been held down against your will while someone attempted to [expletive deleted] you?

  10. Jennifer Rubin is having waaaaay too much fun with all this.

    Her—I love.

    —Eric von Zipper, III

  11. Lovely Jace.


    I think SFB is ok if the nomination tanks — he can use it to whip up his base

  12. The trend is right for O’Kavaugh to go out or go down, but today’s repug being the tribal bunch they are, I’m betting it comes down to party line votes to affirm in committee and on the floor.

    Eric von Zipper III, love it.

  13. But I’m thinking when Dr Ford gets through with this weasel he’s going to be of no use to anyone……big stinky albatross.

  14. Even the base has been thru rich kids thinking they can rape their daughters and get away with it.

  15. How whipped up is base gonna be when the price of everything goes up & eats the extra money in their pay checks (the increase that is set up to dwindle with each passing year, as a smokescreen to give tax cuts to the 1%)?  As far as I can tell, retailers took advantage of that paycheck/tax cut scam already.   The tariffs are going to decimate everything.

  16. Gooperz should be very careful about KavaNope.

    November is coming.

    And, eventually the rest of the schlubs will come up for election and have to answer to their female constituents.

  17. oops, another one pops up

    The New Yorker:
    As Senate Republicans press for a swift vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Senate Democrats are investigating a new allegation of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh. The claim dates to the 1983-84 academic school year, when Kavanaugh was a freshman at Yale University. The offices of at least four Democratic senators have received information about the allegation, and at least two have begun investigating it. Senior Republican staffers also learned of the allegation last week and, in conversations with The New Yorker, expressed concern about its potential impact on Kavanaugh’s nomination. Soon after, Senate Republicans issued renewed calls to accelerate the timing of a committee vote. The Democratic Senate offices reviewing the allegations believe that they merit further investigation. “This is another serious, credible, and disturbing allegation against Brett Kavanaugh. It should be fully investigated,” Senator Mazie Hirono, of Hawaii, said. An aide in one of the other Senate offices added, “These allegations seem credible, and we’re taking them very seriously. If established, they’re clearly disqualifying.”
    The woman at the center of the story, Deborah Ramirez, who is fifty-three, attended Yale with Kavanaugh, where she studied sociology and psychology.
    Ramirez said that, when both she and Kavanaugh were freshmen at Yale, she was invited by a friend on the women’s soccer team to a dorm-room party. She recalled that the party took place in a suite at Lawrance Hall, in the part of Yale known as Old Campus, and that a small group of students decided to play a drinking game together. “We were sitting in a circle,” she said. “People would pick who drank.” Ramirez was chosen repeatedly, she said, and quickly became inebriated. At one point, she said, a male student pointed a gag plastic penis in her direction. Later, she said, she was on the floor, foggy and slurring her words, as that male student and another stood nearby. (Ramirez identified the two male onlookers, but, at her request, The New Yorker is not naming them.)
    A third male student then exposed himself to her. “I remember a penis being in front of my face,” she said. “I knew that’s not what I wanted, even in that state of mind.” She recalled remarking, “That’s not a real penis,” and the other students laughing at her confusion and taunting her, one encouraging her to “kiss it.” She said that she pushed the person away, touching it in the process. Ramirez, who was raised a devout Catholic in Connecticut, said that she was shaken. “I wasn’t going to touch a penis until I was married,” she said. “I was embarrassed and ashamed and humiliated.” She remembers Kavanaugh standing to her right and laughing, pulling up his pants. “Brett was laughing,”
    she said. “I can still see his face, and his hips coming forward, like when you pull up your pants.” She recalled another male student shouting about the incident. “Somebody yelled down the hall, ‘Brett Kavanaugh just put his penis in Debbie’s face,’ ” she said. “It was his full name. I don’t think it was just ‘Brett.’ And I remember hearing and being mortified that this was out there.”
    Ramirez acknowledged that there are significant gaps in her memories of the evening, and that, if she ever presents her story to the F.B.I. or members of the Senate, she will inevitably be pressed on her motivation for coming forward after so many years, and questioned about her memory, given her drinking at the party.
    And yet, after several days of considering the matter carefully, she said, “I’m confident about the pants coming up, and I’m confident about Brett being there.” Ramirez said that what has stayed with her most forcefully is the memory of laughter at her expense from Kavanaugh and the other students. “It was kind of a joke,” she recalled. “And now it’s clear to me it wasn’t a joke.”

  18. two excerpts from above:

    The New Yorker has not confirmed with other eyewitnesses that Kavanaugh was present at the party. The magazine contacted several dozen classmates of Ramirez and Kavanaugh regarding the incident. Many did not respond to interview requests; others declined to comment, or said they did not attend or remember the party. A classmate of Ramirez’s, who declined to be identified because of the partisan battle over Kavanaugh’s nomination, said that another student told him about the incident either on the night of the party or in the next day or two. The classmate said that he is “one-hundred-per-cent sure” that he was told at the time that Kavanaugh was the student who exposed himself to Ramirez. He independently recalled many of the same details offered by Ramirez, including that a male student had encouraged Kavanaugh as he exposed himself. The classmate, like Ramirez, recalled that the party took place in a common room on the first floor in Entryway B of Lawrance Hall, during their freshman year. “I’ve known this all along,” he said. “It’s been on my mind all these years when his name came up. It was a big deal.” The story stayed with him, he said, because it was disturbing and seemed outside the bounds of typically acceptable behavior, even during heavy drinking at parties on campus. The classmate said that he had been shocked, but not necessarily surprised, because the social group to which Kavanaugh belonged often drank to excess. He recalled Kavanaugh as “relatively shy” until he drank, at which point he said that Kavanaugh could become “aggressive and even belligerent.”


    Mark Krasberg, an assistant professor of neurosurgery at the University of New Mexico who was also a member of Kavanaugh and Ramirez’s class at Yale, said Kavanaugh’s college behavior had become a topic of discussion among former Yale students soon after Kavanaugh’s nomination. In one e-mail that Krasberg received in September, the classmate who recalled hearing about the incident with Ramirez alluded to it and wrote that it “would qualify as a sexual assault,” he speculated, “if it’s true.”

  19. He’s gonna give up to ~spare his wife & young  daughters~   (also, cuz he doesn’t want this to be investigated any further).

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