Epic Game of Patty Cake

Try to keep up as this talented group takes the childhood game of patty-cake to the next level! Patty-cake and “I’ll Think Of You” really do mix…

What happens when you mix 4 talented young musicians with a game of patty-cake? You get this, one of the most amazing and mesmerizing performances you will ever see.

For others. catch the play list that is mentioned on Viralnova too…

 

 

source: Viralnova

A Little Learning is a Dangerous Thing?

Yep…

Call it the Hazard of Learning Little…

Alexander Pope said:
“A little learning is a dangerous thing.
Drink deep or taste not the Pierian Spring;
There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
and drinking largely sobers us again.”

A Little Learning is a Dangerous Thing

“Pope is also renowned for being the third-most quoted English-language writer by The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, and the two couplets above are perhaps his most quoted lines.

The “little learning..”, or as commonly misquoted “little knowledge..”, is an excerpt from his monumental poem An Essay on Criticism. The poem discusses virtues and flaws which influence a sound criticism of a work of art. Pope was a great champion of…” [read more]

His argument is that “little learning” is a real hazard…

What can we do? Well, for one, check out this free “Memory Mastery” video
If you are a bit hesitant to do that, check out the post at The Ongoing Mind first…

“Education does not stop with a high school or a college diploma – our knowledge gets quickly outdated. Without a continuing conscious education we cannot notice the minor, or understand the major problems that we individually or collectively have to face, not to mention coming up with lasting solutions. We need to “drink deep”, or never stop “learning to learn”, all for the betterment of, if not the world then at least of the things and people we value the most.”

source: Hazard of Learning Little
via Kwik Learning

Drink a Cup to Innocence

Tonight, yes, there is a special midnight moment to mention. Enjoy the music and video!

Find an old friend or imagine one to be there to say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017.

You have made memories in 2016 and relived memories from the years that have passed. A hand held, a smile given and returned, young and old alike. People came into your life, people left your life. Music played.

If you have regrets, make a change in 2017.

Cry, laugh, and find the human spirit that makes you, you.

And for one brief moment tonight…

Raise and drink a cup to innocence.
Same Old Lang Syne” by Dan Fogelberg (from YouTube)

Happy New Year from Thoughts at Midnight

Video sourced from YouTube Dan Fogelberg 1980 Same Old Lang Syne

Image license CC0 Public Domain via Pixabay and geralt

Get A Hobby!

You hear of stories about retirement where the wife can’t take it anymore and yells out to the husband…

Get A Hobby!

It hasn’t happened to me yet, although the thought might be in my wife’s head somewhere. When it finally happens, I still won’t be prepared. I’m to busy for a hobby, too busy to even think about one, so I try to stay out from under foot!

When I retired, I had more work on my plate than I did when I worked a full time job! Still do…! Part of it IS that dang “honey-do list“.

Making that list IS my wife’s hobby, I swear. How can one human being think of so many things for a loved one to do?

Maybe I’ll write a book. Oh wait… I am writing a book. Not as a hobby – it’s not enjoyable enough.

Maybe I’ll check out what some other people do for hobbies… yeah, that’s it! I bet I could find 48 successful people with unique hobbies and do what they do. Well, not all 48, maybe just one, if I’m lucky, and they share a common interest.

Ah… found it… a video… are you surprised?

48 Successful People With Unique Hobbies

Mental Floss introduces the video saying that since hobbies define your innate character in more ways than you can imagine, a look into the unique hobbies of famous people can lend us a sneak peek into their minds.

I won’t reveal what’s in the video, other than to say a couple surprised me!

After watching the video, I’ve decided I’m going to hold off on deciding about a hobby. I’ll wait to see what my wife adds to the list. Maybe it’ll be “catch some fish“…

Rollin Safari

Some people are creative by nature & they had fun doing this…

Great example of an idea conceived after midnight, with birth done fully awake — perhaps the video creator read Eleonora by Edgar Allan Poe where it was said “Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.

That 1st scene…? I guess it caught me at the right moment… It was a rare, roflmao moment…

ROLLIN SAFARI – what if animals were round?

video source: ROLLIN’ WILD at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yltlJEdSAHw