On the subject of making “The Star-Spangled Banner” the American national anthem the 1922 Tribune said, “The Star Spangled Banner can never become a national anthem as its violent, unsingable cadences could never express the spiritual ideals upon which the nation was based.” The music had not been composed by an American; worse, it was a “ribald, sensual drinking song.” The article goes on to say, “Never has Congress and never will Congress legalize an anthem which sprang from the lowest qualities of human sentiment. God forbids it.”
An oasis of life and green in a desert of concrete and gray. The orchids and the ferns, the palm and the light. (at United States Botanic Garden)
Teach us to make use of the time we have.
Teach us to be patient even as we wait.
Teach us to embrace our every joy and pain,
to sleep peacefully, and to rise up strong
Each of my parents has caught me coming in the door at 9 am this week, and neither has been bothered about it in the least. I call that a win.
I’m not entirely sure about ‘lighting that ass on fire’ … but I still like this song
half of me is good
the other half nasty
can’t help it if I want it…