VIDEO: Bjorn Andreas Bull-Hansen Examines Why Progressives Hate Masculinity

EDIT: The original video was removed by Youtube on the grounds of “hate speech.”

Bjorn uploaded a new video to explain the situation.

“The irony is complete.”

 

There Shall Be Showers Of Blessings

There Shall Be Showers of Blessings

There shall be showers of blessing:
This is the promise of love,
There shall be seasons refreshing,
Sent from the Savior above.

Showers of blessing,
Showers of blessing we need,
Mercy drops round us are falling,
But for the showers we plead.

There shall be showers of blessing,
Precious reviving again,
Over the hills and the valleys,
Sound of abundance of rain.

Showers of blessing,
Showers of blessing we need,
Mercy drops round us are falling,
But for the showers we plead.

There shall be showers of blessing;
Send them upon us, O Lord;
Grant to us now a refreshing,
Come, and now honor Thy Word.

Showers of blessing,
Showers of blessing we need,
Mercy drops round us are falling,
But for the showers we plead.

There shall be showers of blessing:
Oh, that today they might fall,
Now as to God we’re confessing,
Now as on Jesus we call!

Showers of blessing,
Showers of blessing we need,
Mercy drops round us are falling,
But for the showers we plead.

There shall be showers of blessing,
If we but trust and obey;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
If we let God have His way.

Showers of blessing,
Showers of blessing we need,
Mercy drops round us are falling,
But for the showers we plead.

2 Free Online Classes in Classic Literature for Young People

Wondering what to do with all this time at home?

Memoria Press Online Academy is offering two live, 8-week intensive courses in classic literature. Choose from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Grades 4-6) or The Hound of the Baskervilles (Grades 7-12). Classes will begin March 30, take a break April 5-April 11 for Holy Week, and finish on May 29. Both classes are FREE.

Free Screening: Beyond Off Grid

“…how can you, as a family or individual, take action to build a better future?”

Watch the Film for Free

We live in tumultuous times. You probably recognize that there is a growing darkness in America and the west, with unsustainable cultural, political, and economic trends in process that will yield disaster unless addressed at a fundamental level.

But what are these trends at work? And how can you, as a family or individual, take action to build a better future?

The Beyond Off Grid documentary film will address these important issues and questions, and will provide you with solutions that you can implement for positive change.

Poesie: Poet of the Prairie’s July

James N. Matthews (1852–1910)

A moon-flooded prairie; a straying
Of light-hearted lovers; a baying
Of far away watching dogs; a dreaming
Of brown-fisted farmers; a gleaming
Of fireflies eddying nigh, —
And that is July!

~ James N. Matthews (1852–1910)

Dr. James Newton Matthews

* 27 May 1852 in Greencastle, Putnam County, Indiana,
† 7 March 1910 (aged 57) in Mason, Effingham County, Illinois

At sixteen, James Newton Matthews was the very first student to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign when it opened in 1868.  Matthews studied literature and medicine before graduating with honors in 1872.  He worked as a country doctor and published multiple volumes of poetry for which he became known as the “Poet of the Prairie.”  In 1910, Matthews died of a heart attack after walking more than five miles through a snowstorm to treat a patient.  Today there is a scholarship in his name at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Classical Sunday: Classical Mandolin

The mando!

Romantic Mandolin Classical Music – Venetian Serenade | Moonlight Magician

Sergio Zigiotti, Marina Ferrari, Maria Cleofe Miotti, Ugo Orlandi, Alessandro Bono, Annalisa Segni

00:00 Au fil de l’eau, barcarolle pour mandoline et guitare
02:42 Chants des gondoliers, sérénade pour mandoline et piano
05:57 Valzer: Il gondoliere
11:33 Gondolata per mandolino, clarinetto e pianoforte
16:08 Barcarola Veneziana di Mendellsohn
19:05 Gondola Veneziana
23:32 Barcarola per chitarra
26:45 Barcarola per liuto
30:47 In gondola – Serenata Veneziana & Ai mandolinisti di Venezia
35:44 2 Romances, Op. 9: No. 1, Venice at Night. Barcarolle
37:36 2 Romances, Op. 9: No. 2, Serenata
39:38 Notturno Veneziano per quartetto romantico
43:45 In Venice Water for Mandolin
44:12 Barcarola per mandolino
48:40 Le chant du gondolier, barcarolle pour mandoline et piano
52:36 Serenata veneziana
55:22 Il carnevale di Venezia

 

End of July Garden Impressions

How things stand on the eve of August…

Here we are again at the eve of a new month, and I would like to share a few garden impressions.  The bees are buzzing, and other insects as well, the flowers are blossoming, and the vegetable yield is reasonable thus far.  Zucchini are an almost complete failure this year, but cucumbers are plentiful.  Tomatoes are pretty but mostly green still, and we are fairly swimming in Hungarian Wax peppers.  Green beans were another failure – the young plants served as bunny food -, but the second crop might turn out better.  Lettuces are about exhausted, but there will be a second crop as well.  And now, as usual:  Pictures!

Cucumber blossom.  Very much appreciated by the honey bees.

cuke blossom

I wonder if the honey they make tastes like cucumber relish…

breakfast featured

We should probably be worried about this little fellow and his comrades.

should be worried featured

“And what do you want to be when you are a grown-up?”

bud featured

Spearmint blossoms!

mint

First fall colors:  reddish sunflower

sunflower featured

Here is a window of opportunity:  A row prepared for succession planting.

window of opportunity

I think we have enough yellow flowers everywhere to scare off even the hardiest of the Moorfolk.

lots of yello insta

Buzzzzzzzzz!

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Classical Sunday: Bach’s Die Kunst der Fuge

Written in the last decade of his life, Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue) is the culmination of Bach’s experimentation with monothematic instrumental works.

Johann Sebastian Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV 1080

Academy Of St Martin In The Fields, Sir Neville Marriner

00:00 – Contrapunctus 1
03:12 – Contrapunctus 2
06:34 – Contrapunctus 3
10:27 – Contrapunctus 4
14:04 – Canon alla Ottava
16:37 – Contrapunctus 5
20:16 – Contrapunctus 6, a4, im Stile francese
24:35 – Canon alla Decima, Contrapuncto alla Terza
29:08 – Contrapunctus 7, a4 per Augmentationem et Diminutionem
39:20 – Contrapunctus 8, a3
41:19 – Canon alla Duodecima in Contrapuncto alla Quinta
32:35 – Contrapunctus 9, a4, alla Duodecima
44:17 – Contrapunctus 10, a4, alla Decima
48:29 – Canon per Augmentationem in contrario motu
54:14 – Contrapunctus 11, a4
59:25 – Contrapunctus 13, a3 (rectus)
01:01:44 – Contrapunctus 12, a4 (rectus)
01:04:15 – Fuga a 2 Clav.
01:06:31 – Contrapunctus 13, a3 (inversus)
01:08:51 – Contrapunctus 12, a4 (inversus)
01:11:15 – Alio modo Fuga a 2 Clav.
01:13:28 – Fuga a 3 Soggetti (unfinished)

The Art of Fugue

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Neville Marriner

Featured image: The last page, unfinished, of the manuscript of the “Fuga a 3 Soggetti”, from “The Art of Fugue” BWV 1080 by Johann Sebastian Bach.  The note of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bachs reads: NB: ueber dieser Fuge, wo der Nahme B A C H im Contrasubject angebracht worden, ist Der Verfaßer gestorben (NB: on (read: “while working on”) this fugue, where the name B A C H is introduced (read: “written”) in the countersubject, the composer died).
Date: 1749

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