Once a wander, working vagabond, fellow traveler on this 3rd stone from the sun. Hurtling through space and time. Lover of books (especially the classics), all kinds of books from novels, poetry, essay collections, fiction and nonfiction and a big Kurt Vonnegut fan. I am a secular humanist and technically an atheist.....Taoist.

Weekend Music Thread-Favorites

Greetings and salutations Planeteers. This weekend's music thread is about songs that are dear to you. Songs that fit into a special place in your heart and soul. Songs...

Weekend Music Thread-Sunrise Morning and Friends

Every sunrise is an analogue of life. To wait for the sun, and after great anticipation, it's sudden appearance is magnificent. I have seen many and there is always...

Weekend Music Thread-Social Conscience and Togetherness

With the recent swearing in, to a second term of President Obama, the message is clear. Social justice and togetherness is the way forward. President Obama's message is clear, and...

Weekend Music Thread-Ladies Night

This weekend's music is a tribute to all the wonderful and talented ladies in the music business, past and present and from around the world. Look in your binder full of female, artists and pick your favorite female vocalist, musician or songwriter, or all three combined. favorite female vocalist, musician or songwriter, or all three combined.

Weekend Music Thread-Cover Songs

This weekend's music thread is about cover songs. Some artists can take a song and really make it their own, through various creative styles and performances. So, think of some of your favorite cover songs and add them to this weekend's thread.

Weekend Music Thread-Songs Of Life and Being

This weekend's theme is about songs that make us slow down and think, stop to smell the roses, and just indulge ourselves in wonder as well as songs about the cosmos and Karma.

Weekend Music Thread-Happy New Year

Well folks, we've made one more trip around the sun. The old gives way to the new once again. 2012 is over and 2013 is about to begin. So...

The 2nd Amendment, Crazies, and The Social Compact

Let's say that a large number of people are completely dissatisfied with our government. In the 21st century, what is the best way to change a government that the people feel is tyrannical? The vote, of course. I think the first step is to define tyranny. So let's assume we have done so, now what?

Weekend Music Thread-Tis The Season

Whether you say Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays or Feliz Navidad, Joyeux Noel, Fröhliche Weihnachten, or any other language preferred, let's start the holiday off with your favorite Christmas/Holiday songs.

Weekend Music Thread-Let’s Get The Healing Done

I had to debate with myself for a while as to whether or not to post a music thread, due to this recent, horrible tragedy. I reminded myself of...