Hank Snow – Nova Scotia

100 Country Trek

Liverpool – A perfect get away . When we arrived in about two hours we discovered the Hank Snow Museum…his hometown. This was a fascinating site to see.

When we entered we were the only two visitors there. That was a Wow! The Museum is housed in old isolated Rail Station.

A lot of history regarding his background. He was a member of the Grand Ole Opry for 40 years. His song “I’m Movin’ On,” died at 85 , Dec 21, 1999. We will always miss him.

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Hank gave Elvis a big boost to his career by giving him a spot on the Grand Ole Opry. He influenced the directors to allow him to use the rising rockabilly star Elvis Presley as an opening act. Elvis went on to tour numerous times on the Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree tour

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The Man Who Brought The River

Weekend Stories by Trishikh

Somewhere on the mighty Himalayan range in the northern mountain lands of the Indian state of West Bengal flickered the hilly settlement of Kharapahar. Surrounded by deep jagged cliffs on the east, west and southern sides and a colossal mountain wall in the north, the tiny village was not easily accessible to the outside world. A marvel of human engineering, a masterpiece of rock carving, a man-made stone stairway of more than a thousand meters descended from the southern cliff into the river valley below, forming the only path to and from this enchanting hamlet in the clouds.

Life in Kharapahar was pretty self-sustaining apart from the shortage of one critical ingredient, the elixir of life, water. The village did not have any permanent aquatic source apart from the occasional heavenly patter. Besides scanty bursts during the rainy season, the place was surprisingly rain-less for the rest of the year…

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Covid vaccine effective against new Omicron variant: South Africa’s health minister | Deccan Herald

According to South African Health Minister Joe Phaahla, vaccines are still effective in preventing severe Covid from the variant, CNBC reported. Phaahla added that the Omicron variant may be more transmissible due to its genetic composition.

Read more at: https://www.deccanherald.com/international/world-news-politics/covid-vaccine-effective-against-new-omicron-variant-south-africas-health-minister-1055120.htmlSource: Covid vaccine effective against new Omicron variant: South Africa’s health minister | Deccan Herald

REPOSTING – Prayers at the start of the day….

BE THE CHANGE

At the start of the day, I say to God, Say to God

For What to do,

I try to be good because I know

Where I should,

That’s my prayers at the start of the day,

I pray to God, Pray to God

For the successful life

I help others to get the love of God

So get rid me of despair

For the loveable life

That’s my prayer at the start of the day.

Poetry by Zakia Hassan

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A smart sewer

Darcy Hitchcock

What humans do with their, um, waste hasn’t changed much since London built their first sewer in 1865. In the developed world, we flush, mix it with greywater from our showers, and sometimes even mix it with rainwater. And then we try to clean and separate the pungent brew.

But what if we could separate pee and poo and use it as fertilizer or biofuel. What if we could capture the waste heat in the sewer to heat our buildings. What if we could reuse the water to drink. What if your toilet could alert you to medical problems? These aren’t what-ifs. They’re happening now.

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Chartreuse Dreams

yaskhan

I set off on one of my autumn dreams 
Under sunlight’s pale golden beams
Meandering tawny meadows
Looking for gilded harvest rainbows
I muse into gurgling brooks, streams

Trees prepare to bare their soul
Cascading russet, copper leaves fold
To lay down a carpet of gold
Nip in the air warmness stole
Braes hibernate as I stroll

I breathe a palette of earthy hues
Air crackles in the ruddiness that brews.

Happiness reigns supreme
In the footfalls of my chartreuse dream.

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Beg For a Living 2

Akwafrigeria

If you don’t appreciate what you have, you become ungrateful.

Ungratefulness leaves you unhappy because you make plans based on what you don’t have, you develop an unhealthy entitlement attitude, you become greedy, you set out to get everything at all costs, even to the detriment of others, Greed makes you see only “I”, the bad ego.

Remember all that you have was given; you need money for almost everything, do you produce money?. “But I create value”, are you the only one creating that value, why should people patronize you?. “But I have talent” are you the only one with that talent, why should people follow you?. “But I’ve skills, I’ve certificates …..” really?

Life’s all about receiving and giving, you receive, you keep some and give some back, if you don’t feel you have enough, you won’t be able to give, you won’t even appreciate those that gave…

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