Everything Is Just Fine

In just under an hour, my Saturday will begin.  I am thinking of instituting a Friday song on my blog as way of celebrating the end of the working week (but of course, many people also work on the weekend and don’t get paid any, or very little, extra for this convenience).  Since the Ragtag Daily Prompt is sardonic, I might as well kill two birds with one post.

No one does sardonic better than Alanis Morissette.  I dedicate this pick to all the underpaid shift workers out there.  Everything will be fine, fine, fine.  At least it will be for me.

Sing it with me.

Happy weekend.



On The Straight And Narrow

Last night, I thought I might write a very important post.  Then I chickened out.  But now …. oh well, here goes.

I don’t do drugs.  Never have.  I have had too many “hypos” (low blood glucose episodes), which are themselves quite trippy.  Some good.  Some bad.  So I stay well clear of them — drugs, not hypos, which is somewhat harder to “do”.  I don’t even drink alcohol anymore.  The most I’ve ever drunk was three glasses of wine.  You know, when in France … as you do. Read more

Sacred Lake

It has been a freezing wintry day in Canberra (Australia).  For a brief thirty seconds it managed to snow, but because I was too slow to get my coat and shoes on, I missed it.  Today I stayed indoors.  Even so, the cold soon got to me, so I decided to cook and went on a musical journey from America to Mongolia.  The two go together in my house.  I was very intrepid, listening to a few of the suggestions provided by that popular music streaming platform.  It was worth the effort.

It is nice to know that there is still much beauty to enjoy.

Kind Regards.

Is It Over Yet?

You may be wondering why I am sharing this particular song, ladies and gentlemen.  All will be revealed in a future post.  Consider this a prelude to, or perhaps the start of, my overdue July Changing Seasons post.  If dark themes and sad endings trouble you, rest assured that post will finish on a much lighter note. Resilience, a few birds, help from friends, etc, etc.

The feature image is a photo I took in the midst of an overnight hypoglycemic episode.  Because that is what you do instead of fixing said hypo.  In the good old days, I usually had to finish the brief I was writing first!  I know which I prefer.  I’m looking forward to getting a new insulin pump and possibly starting continuous glucose monitoring if my budget allows.

Kind Regards.

For the Ragtag Daily PromptCommence.

How Fabulous is Deborah Conway?

Day 30 — Share Your Music: 30 Days, 30 Songs

Ladies and gentlemen, I’ve made it to the end of the 30 Days, 30 Songs challenge.  It has been epic.  My special thanks go to my friend, Sarah, of Art Expeditions, for hosting the challenge and to all those who contributed their favourite songs.  My thanks also go to my readers for the enthusiasm they have shown for my music choices.  I have tried to give a balanced representation of the songs that have touched my heart.  Not easy to do in the space of 30 songs/tunes.

On the drive home from an outing today, my husband and I got chatting about great concerts we had seen, which then turned into a conversation about the great concert we missed due to a medical emergency (mine).  Anyway that concert was a Deborah Conway / Willy Zygier concert.  At that moment, I decided my final song choice would be Man Overboard by 80s Aussie rock band, Do Re Mi – with Deborah Conway singing lead vocals.

Man Overboard was co-written by band members: Deborah Conway, Dorland Bray, Helen Carter and Stephen Philip.  It is song writing at its gritty best.  Man Overboard is about women putting up with men’s shit.  Well, that’s how I interpret it.  

I’ve included two clips of the song.  The first clip tells the story in song and pictures, and has the best sound quality.  The second clip includes the lyrics.  All I can say is how good were Do Re Mi, and how good is Deborah Conway!  Maybe she and her partner, Willy Zygier, will come back to Canberra again.  I hope so, otherwise I will never hear the end of it.


The incredibly talented Sarah of Art Expedition has hosted 30 Days, 30 Songs for the month of June.  You can see her latest and last post here.  Ladies and gentlemen, this is your final opportunity to participate in the challenge.  Please join in if you are so inclined.

Kind Regards.






Standing Up For Peace

Day 29 — Share Your Music: 30 Days, 30 Songs

Music — it represents the sum of our lives.  Think of any aspect of human emotion or endeavour and there has probably been a song written about it.  Songs can unite or divide.  Just as there are war songs, there are also songs of protest and peace.  I prefer to call the latter, songs of kindness.   Every year I feel the love at Canberra’s National Folk Festival.  It is there that I first heard many of the songs that I have shared over the 30 days of this music challenge.  This year I had the very great privilege to attend the Festival’s Concert for Peace.  The concert was a call to action and an opportunity to honour the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (otherwise known as ICAN). Read more

What The Funk!

Day 28 — Share Your Music: 30 Days, 30 Songs

Ladies and gentlemen, I am up to the penultimate post to the penultimate post of the 30 Days, 30 Songs challenge.  Yes, just three days to go.  I’ll keep it short and sweet.  I watched one of my favourite comedy shows this week and the comedians made the point that:

The incredibly talented Sarah of Art Expedition is hosting 30 Days, 30 Songs for the month of June.  You can see her latest post here.  Casual players welcome to join in the big countdown to the end of the month.

Kind Regards.

Reveling In Ravel

Day 27 — Share Your Music: 30 Days, 30 Songs

Fond memories, ladies and gentlemen.  Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Clarinet, Flute and Strings brought to an end my classical phase.  I re-visit it every now and then.  What could be more beautiful?  Hear the instruments sing.

The incredibly talented Sarah of Art Expedition is hosting 30 Days, 30 Songs for the month of June.  You can see her latest post here.  There are only three days left to join in the challenge.  All welcome.

Kind Regards.