Archive for December, 2013
till I am brimming
a little more
till I overflow
with what a lifetime
as you slowly
trickle down my being
keep flowing in
till all I can feel
has been spoken
more has been heard,
take two steps closer
and revive me
with your touch
without a sound
with your whisper
and remind me
what I have forgotten
remind me of you
with a paint brush then
in your painting
till I am one
with your colours
take me home
art by Pery Burge : http://www.chronoscapes.com
Tornado in November?
“ . . . high winds . . . 12:00 . . . headed this way . . . possible tornado . . . till 3:00 . . . some heavy rain . . .”
I stared wide eyed at the park ranger on the beach talking to our neighbor. “Did you get all that?” he asked when he turned my way.
A tornado watch! We were aware that the hurricane season is over at the end of November, but a tornado season? Checking a Florida disaster website, I discovered that there are two tornado seasons in Florida. The summer season ends in September and the Deadly Spring Season (yes, folks, that’s what it’s called) starts in February. Where does that leave us in December?
It leaves us on a tiny scrap of land called Long Key, where one could sprint – if one was capable of sprinting, and there…
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Advice from a mountain? Yes, and pretty good advice, too.
Savor life’s peak experiences
There is beauty as far as the eye can see
Stand in the strength of Your True Nature
Follow the trails of the Wise Ones
Protect and preserve timeless beauty,
silence, solitude, serenity,
Rise above it all
Make solid decisions
Climb beyond your limitations
Leave no stone unturned
Never take life for granite
Get to the point
Patience, patience, patience
Life has its ups and downs
Let your troubles vanish into thin air
To summit all up
It’s the journey step by step
Christmas traditions from around the world and yes — gift-wrapped cats!
A popular “hack and slash” video game in Japan — Dynasty Warriors 8 reviewed by Poppycock Reviews in Under the Radar section. Check it out.
Developer: Omega Force
Genre: (Crowd) Hack & Slash (1-vs-Many)
Available on: PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 (for NA/EU)
Reviewed on: PlayStation 3
(NA) July 16th, 2013
(EU) July 19th, 2013
(JP) February 28th, 2013
What I’ve played:
Story Mode to completion
Free Mode battles to unlock weapons
Ambition Mode to completion
Welcome to another Under the Radar Review from Poppycock Reviews. This time we’ll be reviewing the Chinese Historical Fantasy game Dynasty Warriors 8. It is among one of the most popular video game series in Japan, but here in the West it is often reduced to “mindless button masher” and a series that is “more of the same.” In comparison to “Call of Duty,” which the West tends to prefer, you can see some hypocrisy in those statements (mindless shooter, more of the same). The purpose of…
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In honor of the great Nelson Mandela.
The Man. The cause. The Legend.
On the 5th of December 2013, Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president and anti-apartheid icon died aged 95.
This anti-apartheid revolutionary, turned philanthropist and politician, helped a divided and isolated South Africa find its footing in the world and forge some degree of unity within.
Unlike other leaders, Mandela did not aim to punish, but rather to reconcile. He never looked for enemies, instead he searched for allies in his attempt to dismantle the legacy of apartheid, working against institutionalised racism, to alleviate poverty and inequality and to forge a basis for racial reconciliation in South Africa.
Having served twenty-seven years in prison for his political commitments and relentless struggle against the apartheid government, he was granted release in 1990 as a result of international lobbying for his freedom as well as due to internal civil strife. Four years later he led the ANC to victory and…
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