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Thursday, July 07, 2005

A Song from the Suds

Queen of my tub, I merrily sing,
While the white foam raises high,
And sturdily wash, and rinse, and wring,
And fasten the clothes to dry;
Then out in the free fresh air they swing,
Under the sunny sky.

I wish we could wash from our hearts and our souls
The stains of the week away,
And let water and air by their magic make
Ourselves as pure as they;
Then on the earth there would be indeed
A glorious washing day!

Along the path of a useful life
Will heart's-ease ever bloom;
The busy mind has no time to think
Of sorrow, or care, or gloom;
And anxious thoughts may be swept away
As we busily wield a broom.

I am glad a task to me is given
To labor at day by day;
For it brings me health, and strength, and hope,
And I cheerfully learn to say-
"Head, you may think; heart, you may feel;
But hand, you shall work always!"

Louisa May Alcott

Thanks to Donna Boucher for posting this poem.

1938 "War of the Worlds" Radio Broadcast

You can listen to the "War of the Worlds" 1938 radio broadcast here or here. You can even read the script, use it follow along with the broadcast, or use it to create your own radio drama. This radio show and the mass hysteria it produced are interesting parts of modern history. If you really want to dig into history, you can even read the free online novel by H.G. Wells. I've heard the new Tom Cruise movie isn't that great so I think I'll have to content myself with the originals instead.

Thanks to La Shawn Barber for the links.

Free Old Time Radio Shows

I love listening to old radio shows. They are so simple and yet so entertaining. They force you to pay attention and listen and your mind imagines scenes unlike the images television forces on us. Listen here to free old radio shows. Enjoy.

Thanks to La Shawn Barber for the link.



It's an attitude, it's a sensibility where families are open to life, open to children, open to large families.

This article at CBN tells about the growing (Is that a pun?)trend of natalism. I have two children but I'm a natalist at heart.

Let's do the math:

Christians have large families and raise their children according to God's commands.

Non-Christians have one child or none at all.

Soon we will greatly outnumber them. And they wonder why there are so many red states.

Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one's youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; They shall not be ashamed, But shall speak with their enemies in the gate. Psalm 127:3-5