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These are my typed lyrics for Metsa’s track Mambo Mambo, on the 2019 album Contact. The song is sung in Quechua. Listen here, or see their notes here. I aim to update formatting soon. 0:00-0:30 mambo mambo mambo mambo mambo mambo mambo mambo mambo mambo mambo mambo mambo mambo nyu ka na mwi… Continue reading Mambo Mambo Lyrics, by Metsa, on their 2019 album Contact
On Thursday, 2 April 2020, Alicia Keys was “on” The Late Show with Stephen Colbert . As the show was a virtual interview, she performed a rendition of rapper Flo Rida’s song “My House,” whose lyrics lent lent itself wonderfully to the stay-at-home situation during 2020’s pandemic’s stay-at-home orders. I’d never really heard Flo Rida’s… Continue reading Lyrics for Alicia Keys’ Stay-At-Home Rendition of Flo Rida’s “My House”
[Note: Since formatting on facebook is minimal, this post — for my fellow gym members — is reposted here. ] Hi all! In light of the situation, I wanted to share a few fitness thoughts. This post is ~1,400 words, or 6-min @ 250words/min, in five sections. Here’s the outline: 1) Sun salutations 2) CrossFit… Continue reading A few fitness thoughts amidst our stay-at-home orders.
“My, how time flies!” Note: This post was written and edited as part of an exercise in couple’s counseling with my wife. In the session, I stated that I *loathe* when someone says, “My, how time flies…” because I so vehemently disagree. The counselor pushed me several times to move past my own logical, analytical… Continue reading “My, how time flies!”
Note: In 2012, I made a not-very-passionate-and-mostly-out-of-curiosity application for the Mars One project, a privately funded organization with the goal of one-way trips to colonize Mars. See Wikipedia for more about the project, which dissolved in 2019, and had even “been referred to as a scam in the media.” Upon reviewing this ‘cover letter’, there… Continue reading 2012 ‘Mars One’ Application
Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story, Jim Holt (2012) “I’d say we’re at least five Einsteins away from answering that question,” “All of the thinkers I had already spoken . . . saw the world under some limited aspect. . . . Each of these ways of seeing the world purported to… Continue reading Why Does the World Exist?, Jim Holt (2012)
This quick post of pictures is 99% for the search engines. Portland, Oregon’s Salt and Straw ice cream is tasty, with a few classics, varied flavors, and monthly revolving items, like vegan mixes in January or chocolate-based lineup in February. Unfortunately, the company does not post ingredients nor nutrition facts online, and an image search… Continue reading A Few Ice Cream Ingredient Labels from Portland-based Salt and Straw
I was fortunate to have grown up on the side of a mountain, and have always loved the sky, no matter whether it brought grey clouds, a bright sunset, or lightning followed by starlight. While at the University of Hawaii I took an introductory astronomy class, and I began to note the night sky even… Continue reading What the Solstices Mean to Me