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Do You Tweet?


Are you a Twitter fan?

Do you Tweet?

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People can tell a lot about you depending on your answer these two questions.

Who do you follow?
and
What sorts of things do you tweet about?

 

Can I tell what you love by reading your Tweets?
Do you Tweet about things that annoy you instead?

Some people are open books – they use very few filters and they just type in whatever pops into their heads. Some are quite thoughtful.

I prefer to follow people like

Dalai Lama:

“Cooperation comes from friendship, friendship comes from trust, and trust comes from kindheartedness. Once you have a genuine sense of concern for others, there’s no room for cheating, bullying, or exploitation; instead, you can be honest, truthful and transparent in your conduct.”

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Dalai Lama’s messages are usually quite different from

Donald Trump:

“The Fake News Media has NEVER been more Dishonest or Corrupt than it is right now. There has never been a time like this in American History. Very exciting but also, very sad! Fake News is the absolute Enemy of the People and our Country itself!”

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In contrast, it helps my spirits to tune in to people like

Bob Goff:

“The world is full of difficulties; but it’s even more full of hope.”

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https://www.facebook.com/bobgoffis/

 

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Bob’s messages are uplifting, and so are those of

Pope Francis:

“Prayer reconnects us to God, charity to our neighbor, fasting to ourselves. God, my brothers and sisters, my life: these are the realities that do not end in nothing, and in which we must invest.” #Lent

If I follow a politician like our president,
I think it’s also important to check out other politicians.
Keep balanced – hear from both Republicans and Democrats.
Check the Tweets by

Elizabeth Warren:

“Our differences make us stronger. I will fight against all forms of bigotry and hate—including white nationalism.”

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And the Tweets by

Barack Obama:

Yesterday he tweeted, “And here are some ways to help cyclone victims in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe:” (linked @barackobama)

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For pure entertainment, I get a kick out of

The Voice:

“When insane runs meet unstoppable energy, you get this incredible battle.

See who @JohnLegend picks MONDAY 8/7c on @NBC! 🎶❤️”

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If you check out Tweets,
why do you do so?

Is it to entertain, to inform, to connect with others?
Or do you avoid it all together?

I find Twitter can be time-consuming if I get caught up in it,
and I’d rather read the blogs I follow on WordPress!

I’m curious,
what is your impression of Twitter
and all the Tweets folks are posting?

Music Unites but Words Can Divide


Well, not all words divide. But think about it. Words are divided into different languages and when we don’t understand our neighbors’ words, their “foreign language” divides us.

Music, on the other hand, is universal. A staff of 5 lines with a treble clef or a bass clef on it contains notes that can be understood and played world-wide. The universality of music unites us.

Earlier this week I wrote about how music and words are similar. But today I am contemplating the ways they are different. Take the words away from the music and just play the notes. A guitar speaks universally. A piano has the same black and white keys in Montana or Madagascar. A violin sings the same song in New York or New Guinea.

Tonight I almost missed the chance to publish a blog today. I was too wrapped up in my favorite TV program: The Voice. Why do I love it so much that I tape it so I’m sure I don’t miss an episode? It’s all about the sound. The music. The voice. The judges don’t get to SEE the artist until they decide they like what they hear, and they turn their chair around.

Some artists get no chair turns. He or she could be the world’s most beautiful person, but the music coming out of them is the chair-turning determiner.

A variety of musical genres are represented. Country, jazz, blues, pop, folk. Tonight the ages of the artists ranged from 13 to 40-something. Age is not the determining factor. Music speaks to every heart. We may like the sound or not, but beautiful music unites across all ages, race, gender, religions.

We may have our favorite genre. But we are united in the harmony of sound and the appreciation of a great performance.

Do you tune in to The Voice? If not, do yourself a favor. Stop and listen. Let 13 year-old Kennedy inspire you. Let beautiful Radha amaze you. Fly with “The Clark Kent” of music as you rock to the range of Patrique. This is going to be a great season!

Don’t let the judges bantering words divide you. Let us all be united in awe of the musical talent of these inspiring performers.

Are you with me?

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