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"THE GREATEST SONG: NO REMIX" - February 10, 2010

LIFE IS THE GREATEST SONG EVER WRITTEN.

AND PLAYED WITHOUT A REMIX!

ONLY ONE TAKE.

NO AUTOPLAY.

MAKE YOUR SONG.
LOVINGLY.

IN YOUR HEART'S KEY.

AUTHENIC. BOUNDLESS. BOLD.

FEARLESS. FREE.

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DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE! - January 21, 2010

FANS, CONCERNED CITIZENS OF THE WORLD:

HAITI IS WAITING FOR OUR HELP, AND WE ALL CAN HELP IN OUR OWN WAY. MY WAY OF HELPING IS THROUGH MY MUSIC.

NOW, AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD, "HYMN FOR HAITI"

GO TO THE BOBSTORE ON MY THIS SITE, AND DOWNLOAD THE SONG.

YOU WILL BE BILLED TWO DOLLARS. SURELY, A LIFE IS WORTH THE PRICE OF YOUR CUP OF COFFEE.

ALL PROCEED FOR THE HAITIAN SURVIVORS.

WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE, ONE SONG AT A TIME.

THE POWER OF MUSIC IS AMAZING.
MUSIC IS TIMELESS.

LET'S BE THE HOPE, LONG AFTER THE TV CAMERAS HAVE GONE.
LONG AFTER THE SOUNDBITES HAVE BEEN FORGOTTEN.
LET'S CARE FOR HUMANITY.
GET A DOWNLOAD! GIVE A DAMN!
AND STILL THE BABIES WAIT!
I WILL PLAY FOR THEM!
I WILL PRAY FOR THEM!

"A HYMN FOR HAITI"

LOVE,

BOBBI HUMPHREY

"HYMN FOR HAITI" - January 19, 2010

WITH UNIMAGINABLE DEVASTION LEFT BEHIND, THE NATION OF HAITI HAS ONCE AGAIN BEEN DEALT A PAINFUL HAND. AS WE WITNESS THIS INHUJMMANE SUFFERING, THE QUESTION BECOMES, AND WHAT DID, WHAT COULD, WHAT SHOULD BE DONE TO HELP THE PEOPLE IN THE AFTERMATH.

HAITI, LONG IGNORED, LONG RAPED, LONG SUFFERING FOR ITS VICTORIOUS PRIDE OVER OPPRESSION, DESERVES A BREAK FROM THE INHUMANE WINDS THAT HAVE PREVAILED OVER ITS ISLAND; NOT THE KIND TRADEWINDS OF MOST ISLAND NATIONS.

AND NOW, THE FEARED TSUNAMI WILL PRESENT ITSELF. THIS TIME, THE MOST DANGEROUS KIND, THE TSUNAMIS OF THE SOUL.FROM WITNESSING TO MUCH DEATH, TOO MUCH LOSS,TOO MUCH FEAR, TOO MUCH DOUBT, IF THE "STORM" IS FINALLY OVER.

I ASKED MYSELF WHAT COULD I DO? AS A MUSICIAN, I WILL GIVE OF MY VERY SOUL. A SONG.
THEN USE IT TO RAISE MONIES TO HELP THE HAITIAN PEOPLE, THUS "HYMN FOR HAITI"

PLEASE LISTEN TO IT, AND SOON PURCHASE IT THROUGH PAYPAL. I'VE ASKED MY TECH TO READY IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THE PEOPLE WAIT!

RESPECTFULLY,

BOBBI HUMPHREY, CEO
PARADISE SOUNDS RECORDS

HAPPY 2010! - January 12, 2010

MY THE TIME HAS FLOWN. AND WE'RE THE LUCKY ONES; TO STILL BE AT THIS GREAT PARTY, LIFE. THE GIFT OF FAMILY, FRIENDS AND MUSIC IS TRULY A BLESSING. THIS YEAR, I PROMISE TO WRITE MORE OFTEN. AND SHARE MORE MUSIC AND PHTOS.

ONE NEW EXCITEMENT IS MY UPCOMING PERFORMANCE IN LONDON. HOPEFULLY, ALSO SOUTH AFRICA AS WELL. I WANT TO SPEAD THE LOVE AND THE MUSIC ALL MY LIFE!

RIGHT NOW, I'M GOING TO GET ME A HOT CUP OF COFFEE AND ORGANIZE SOME OLD PHOTOS!
BYE FOR NOW!

KISSES,
BOBBI

"BOBBISM": "A GREAT WINTER FORECAST" - December 22, 2009

....AND WE CAN THAW THESE ICEBERGS FROM THE WORLD'S "WINTER OF DISCONTENT"; HUMANITY'S PERILOUS VOYAGE OF APATHY, LIMITATION, AND RUDDERLESS NAVIGATION.

FINALLY, THROUGH OUR COURAGEOUS STEERING OF TRUTH, OUR WARM AND LOVING HEARTS OF BROTHERHOOD, OUR VISION OF PASTEL POSSIBILITIES, WE CAN SAIL INTO THE OPEN WATERS OF AN ENDLESS SUMMER OF LOVE AND ABUNDANCE.

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FALL GRATITUDE - November 3, 2009

IT'S BEEN AWHILE SINCE WE VISITED ON MY BLOG. I PROMISE NOW TO STAY IN TOUCH. SO MUCH IS HAPPENING- GOOD AND CHALLENGES; SOUNDS LIKE LIFE.
GETTING READY FOR THE FALL SEASON, STARTING OUT IN PHILADELPHIA ON THE 14TH OF NOV. THIS IS GOING TO BE SO MUCH FUN IN ONE OF MY FAVORITE TOWNS. THEN, PLANNING FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH PERFORMANCES. THEN ON TO THE UK IN MARCH.
ALSO, I LEARNING THE BOUNDLESS POSSIBILITIES OF THE INTERNET. LOOKOUT, I'VE LEARNED HOW TO UPLOAD. IT'S ON NOW. SO, LOOK OUT FOR NEW MUSIC, PICS, AND VIDEO.

THANK GOD FOR NEW KNOWLEDGE, NEW MOMENTS, NEW FRIENDS. AND NEW SONGS. ALSO FOR ALL THE OLD FRIENDS, FAMILY AND FANS WHOM I BEEN BLESSED TO SHARE THIS SPACE AND TIME WITH. EVEN THOSE WHO HAVE TRANSITED, AND I MOURNED SO DEEPLY; THANKS FOR THE LESSONS IN LOVE!
AIN'T LIFE GREAT1
GOOD TO TALK AGAIN.
PLEASE SAY HELLO AT THE GUESTBOOK. AND PICK UP 'PASSION FLUTE' AT MY STORE1
PEACE, BOBBI

"MODULATIONS" - August 17, 2009

SO, I LET THE MUSIC SPEAK FOR ME.

FOR I AM TOO HAPPY TO BE.

FREE.

WITH MELODIES, TREES,SEAS.

YOU AND ME.

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"MEDITATIONS" - August 11, 2009

LORD,
PAINT ME WITH COMPASSION AND GRACE.

MAY I BRING THE SMILE TO SOMEONE'S FACE TODAY.

LORD,
SLOW ME DOWN AND TEMPER MY WORDS.

TEACH ME FORGIVENESS FOR ANY HURT.

TODAY MAY I BE SOMEONE'S JOY.

SHARING MELODIES OF THE HEART.


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"TEXAS YEARNINGS" - August 11, 2009

THE WINDING ROADS OF RED DIRT CLAY.

A DAZZLING FIELD OF DAFFODILS.

A VAST AND AZURE SKY.

TEXAS IS CALLING ME TODAY.

TEXAS, I'M ON MY WAY.

HOME IS PULLING ME.

HILL COUNTRY OF WAITING PEACE.

YEARNINGS FULFILLED.
NATURALLY.

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"HIGHER OCTAVES": THE "WELL PLAYED" LIFE OF EDDIE PRESTON - June 24, 2009

AS I WILL FOREVER HOLD ON TO THE MEMORY OF FIRST SEEING HIS SEPIA-TONED PICTURE PROMINENTLY PLACED ON A LACED DOILY, ABOVE AN OLD, UPRIGHT PIANO. THIS WAS AT OUR AUNT MARIE'S AND COUISIN OLIVIA'S HOUSE IN NORTH DALLAS ON CADDO STREET; LONG BEFORE I EVER DREAMED OF BEING A WORLD-KNOWN JAZZ FLUTIST. I WAS JUST A YOUNG BLACK GIRL OF TEN YEARS OLD, LISTENING TO THE WONDERS OF MUSIC AND WORLD TRAVEL. THEY, MY RELATIVES, SAID "THIS IS YOUR COUSIN EDDIE, AND HE PLAYS THE TRUMPET AROUND THE WORLD! THAT CLOSED THE DEAL FOR ME. i WANTED TO SEE THIS PLACE CALLED NEW YORK. AND THE REST OF THE WORLD TOO.
TWELVE YEARS LATER WHEN I ARRIVED IN NYC, COUSIN EDDIE WAS THERE. WITH A SMILE SO BIG IT COULD LIGHT UP ALL OF TIMES SQUARE. THER HE WAS INTRODUCING ME TO THIS THING CALLED THE SUBWAY. AND INTRODUCING ME TO THE GREAT DUKE ELLINGTON!

WHAT A "COUS" HE WAS.
A "COUS" WHO PLAYED IN THE "KEY" OF "PURE LOVE".
STILL DOES.
NOW IN HIGHER OCTAVES!

WITH LOVE,
BOBBI HUMPHREY
"COUS"

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"HIGHER OCTAVES:THE "WELL PLAYED" LIFE OF EDDIE PRESTON - June 24, 2009

MAYBE IT HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE VASTNESS OF THE TEXAS LANDSCAPE; ENDLESS, MOUNTAINOUS, VALLEY-WIDE. THE TERRAIN RUGGED, SMOOTH, ARID, TROPICAL. OR THE OPEN TEXAS SKY; ILLUMINATING A MILLION STARS THAT LAUNCHED A MILLION DREAMS BEFORE HIM. THIS GAVE BIRTH TO THE SOUL OF A CLASSIC TEXAS SPIRIT THAT WAS EDDIE PRESTON.

SURELY, HIS TEXAS BRAVADO OF "WHY NOT?" WAS BORN EARLY ON IN THIS NATURAL ENVIRONMENT OF GRAND SCALE;ABSORBED LESSONS FROM THE VISION OF VARIED TERRAIN AND OPEN SKY. THIS WAS HIS FIRST LESSONS OF ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES(IMPROVISATION), COUPLED WITH THE DOWN-HOME SPIRITUAL TEACHINGS FROM HIS MOTHER, BEULAH,AUNT MARIE, AND COUSIN OLIVIA.

LET ME BEGIN AGAIN, THIS STORY. YOU SEE, EDDIE PRESTON WAS MY COUSIN ON MY FATHER MARCELLUS HUMPHREY'S SIDE.HE WAS A GREAT MUSICIAN: TRUMPETER EXTRAORDANAIRE! HE LIVED AND PLAYED IN IN THE RIGHT KEY: "PURE LOVE". BUT EDDIE IS PLAYING IN A HIGHER OCTAVE NOW. GOD SAID "COME AND PAY FOR ME, MY BIG BAND IS NOT YET COMPLETE."
THAT EDDIE WOULD TAKE HIS SPIRITUAL CHORUS ON THE FIRST FULL DAY OF SUMMER (JUNE 22, '09) IS NOT SURPRISING. NOR IS THE THE TIME OF HIS EARTH ENTRY (MAY 9, 1925); AN ERA OF GAIETY AND AND WARTH THAT WAS THE ROARING TWENTIES. A WARMTH AND GAIETY THAT DEFINED HIS LIFE! ALSO, A CERTAIN CONFIRMATION AND CON TINUUM OF THIS WARMTH OF HIS SOUL CAN BE SEEN AND FELT IN MANY WAYS. THE ECHO OF HIS TRUMPET LIVES ON, AS CLEAR, AS TRUE AS HIS TONE. THAT WAS HIS CHOICE. AND CHOICE IS THE MOST POWERFUL GIFT GIVEN TO THE SOUL, PARTICULARLY THE CREATIVE SOUL.
EDDIE MADE HIS "CHOICE" EARLY ON IN LIFE IN DALLAS, TEXAS TO BECOME A MUSICIAN. AND EVEN AS BIG AS HIS NATIVE STATE OF TEXAS WAS, IT COULD NOT BEGIN TO CONTAIN HIS BIGGER CHOICE OR DREAM- TO PLAY HIS HORN AROUND THE WORLD. ARMED WITH THE GREAT TRAINING THAT HE RECEIVED AT LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL IN DALLAS, TEXAS, AND AT THE GREAT WILEY COLLEGE ("THE GREAT DEBATER"), MARSHALL, TEXAS IT WAS NOT LONG BEFORE THE WONDERFUL BIG BANDS OF THE TIME CAME CALLING FOR HIS SPEACIL TRUMPET, INCLUDING DUKE ELLINGTIN, COUNT BASIE, LIONEL HAMPTON, CHARLES MINGUS, LOUIS JORDAN, AMONG OTHERS. EDDIE AND HIS TRUMPET WERE OFF TO SEE THE WORLD AND TO SPREAD HIS SPECIAL NOTE-"PURE JOY", "PURE LOVE".
BESIDES PLAYING BEFORE THOUSAND, EDDIE RELISHED THE SPECIAL MOMENT SHARED ONE ON ONE ENCOURAGING YOUNG JAZZ STUDENTS IN THE PRACTICE ROOMS OF JAZZMOBILE WHILE HE LIVED IN NYC.

AS YOU MAY SURMISE BY NOW, EDDIE PRESTON WAS A COUSIN WHOM I LOVED DEARLY. I WILL MISS HIM CALLING ME "COUS"

"RECESSION MEDITATION FOR THE NATION" - February 27, 2009

WHERE THERE IS DOUBTING VISION, I CHOOSE TO SEE THE NEW PATH BEFORE ME, AND WALK TO MY DREAM WITH MY APPOINTED STEPS.

A PATH OF MY CHOOSING,
NOT THE OFFERED "RIDE" OF CONVENIENCE.

WHERE THERE IS STAGNATION, I WILL NAVIGATE THE RIVER OF "CHOICE" TO FIND THE NEWER, TRUER FLOW OF TRUTH.

THERE I WILL DRILL AND REPLACE DEPLETED LIFE "FUEL" WITH A NEW CHOICE OF "ENERGY" CALLED "HOPE".

FOR EVERY HONEST MOMENT SHARED WITH TRUE FRIENDS , I WILL BUILD A CHERISHED HOUSE CALLED "MEMORY".

THE "BLUEPRINT" FOR ALL NEW JOYS.

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A Thought" - July 8, 2008

....AND WHAT WE ALWAYS SHOULD HAVE KNOWN.

OUR GREATEST GIFT

WAS

TO WELCOME THE MOMENTS

AND EMBRACE JOY!


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"MUSICSPEAK" - July 8, 2008

SO, I LET THE MUSIC SPEAK FOR ME.

FOR, I AM

TOO HAPPY

TO BE

WITH MELODIES,

TREES,

SEAS,

YOU AND ME.

MUSIC SPEAKS US

FREE!


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"ART WORKS" - July 1, 2008

TODAY, I WILL PAINT MY WORLD IN PASTEL POSSIBILITIES.

THE WORLD AS MY CANVASS

I'LL COLOR WITH THE BRUSH OF LOVE.


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"HYMN FOR THE CITY" - May 10, 2008

STORMY WEATHER,

URBAN CLUTTER,

SOULS UNTETTER'D

YET,

WE HAVE SEEN BETTER.

VIEWS OF PARADISE

AND PASTEL POSSIBILITIES.

TO BE ALL WE CHOOSE

TO BE!

BOUNDLESS. HAPPY. FREE!

TO HOPSCOTCH
BETWEEN RAINDROPS.

RIDING "BLACK" OVERTONES.

BETWEEN "BLUES" NOTES.

CARESSING THE CANVASS OF OUR SOULS.

INFINITE LOVE.

HAPPINESS TO BEHOLD!


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"WEST TEXAS WONDER" - April 30, 2008

THERE WAS A SUDDEN PARTY, A REUNION OF "RED DIRT" DAUGHTERS, AND "BLACK WARRIOR" SONS.ALL READY FOR REAL COUNTRY FUN.

REMINISCE IF WE DARE. YES, TAKE IT THERE. MEMORIES OF YESTERYEAR AS BIG AS THE WEST TEXAS SKY. A REUNION SO LONG COMING, SHARING THE MUTUAL "WHY".

"BIG BOSS MAN, DON"T YOU HEAR ME WHEN I CALL?"
BLUES, BAR-B-QUE, AND CELEBRATION FOR ALL OUR ANCESTORS AS WE DANCE NOW IN THE YESTERYEARS"MASTER'S" MANSION.

SIP CHAMPAGNE,TELL TALL TALES, "GET LOW", MAKE DREAMS HIGH.
EYES SPEAK, "COUSIN, SO HAPPY TO BE WITH YOU!"
SOMEBODY BROKE-OUT IN SONG, "I WILL TRUST IN THE LORD" AND SPOKE OF MOMMAS, DADDIES, AUNTIES,UNCLES.
OH WAIT, "SHOW ME HOW TO "STEP". HOW TO "STOMP".

THEN HUGS AND GRINS, PROMISES TO MEET AGAIN.

NEW FAMILY LEADERS, "LIVING ON THE FRONTLINE";

WARMTH FROM HEAVEN.

FROM ANCESTRAL SMILES.

{Abilene,Texas)

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"MY BIRTHDAY THOUGHT" - April 25, 2008

"GRACE"

HAPPY SPRING '08 - March 25, 2008

COME, LET US CELEBRATE.

THIS SPRING DAY

WITH

GREEN TEA

OR

CHARDONAY.

OUR FRIENDSHIP IS OUR LIFELONG PRIZE.

GLAD WE REALIZED!

THE MEASURE OF ALL SUCCESS

IS

TRUE HAPPINESS!

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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. - THE TORCH OF TRUTH - January 20, 2008

DURING THIS HOLIDAY, I REFLECT WITH GRATITUDE FOR THE FREEDOMS WE NOW ENJOY, ALL FROM THE SINCERE AND VISIONARY LEADERSHIP OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.NOT ONLY FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS, BUT FOR ALL HUMANITY.

AS WE ARE PASSED THIS TORCH OF TRUTHFUL FREEDOM, I PONDER HOW MANY OF US SHALL:

BEAR THE GREAT MORAL COURAGE.
QUIET DIGNITY.

THROUGH TRUTHFUL ACTIVISM.

ENDURING CONTRIBUTION

IN

PRESERVING OUR HISTORY.

PROTECTING OUR FUTURE.

ELEVATING VISIONS OF OUR BEAUTY.

WHILE

ELIMINATING DISTRACTIONS

OF

DISCRIMINATION.

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"LOSING MY RELIGION, FINDING MY FAITH - January 4, 2008

'HOUSTON, WE'VE GOT A PROBLEM!" THOSE WERE THE WORDS THAT CAME TO MIND AFTER REALIZING MY WALLET HAD BEEN TAKEN FROM ME AT THE SECURITY CHECKPOINT IN HOUSTON AIRPORT. UPON ARRIVAL IN NYC, THE SUPERVISOR AT TSA GAVE SUCH ENCOURAGING WORDS THOUGH, AS I CRIED AND SAID"WHY ME?' BEING SUCH A GIVING PERSON, AND SEEING THIS AS A BETRAYAL OF GOD. IT WAS THEN THAT I WAS REMINDED OF THE REALITY OF GOOD AND EVIL, AND EVEN MANAGED A QUIET SMILE AS I SAID "GOD, THIS COULD REALLY BREAK UP THE ACT, OR EVEN BE A DEALBREAKER!" I SAID TO MYSELF,"BOY, YOU'VE BEEN IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS A LONG TIME TO EVEN DARE TO THINK IN ANGER OF GOD BECAUSE OF LOSS, THAN RATHER THINK IN GRATITUDE FOR ALL THE BLESSINGS. THEREFORE, I BLESS WHOEVER STOLE MY WALLET AT THE CHECKPOINT IN HOUSTON.AND FROM THAT MOMENT OF GIVING THANKS FOR ALL OF MY BLESSINGS, INCLUDING A NEW YEAR, OLD FRIENDS LIKE STEVIE WONDER WHO PRAYED WITH ME AT 3A.M., AND SAYING EXPECT AN EVEN GREATER BLESSING. AND HE WAS RIGHT! WHEN I TOOK INVENTORY OF ALL THE GOOD THINGS THAT I'VE BEEN BLESSED TO EXPERIENCE IN MY LIFE AND CAREER, I REALLY CAN'T COMPLAIN.JUST LEARN FROM EVERY CHALLENGE. NEXT TIME I"LL BE SURE TO KEEP MONEY IN MY POCKET, NOT MY PURSE. AND THAT MONEY HAS NEVER MADE OR BROKE ME. I 'M JUST HAPPY FOR THE JOY OF GOOD HEALTH, FAMILY, AND FRIENDS, THE GIFT OF MUSIC TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. THE LESSON OF THIS LOSS HAS BEEN MY GREAT GAIN. TO SEE THE WEALTH OF GOOD IN MOST PEOPLE, AND THE REAL VALUE OF FOCUS. AS I WAS RECOVERING FROM A BAD COLD, NO DOUBT FROM THE STRESS OF THE LOSS, AND FILING REPORTS, I FOCUSED ON THE MOMENT AND WHAT WAS TO COME NEXT. HAPPY TO REPORT I HAVE BEEN BLESSED A HUNDREDFOLD FROM THAT LOSS THROUGH MY MUSIC AND CONCERTS TO COME. SO, ONCE AGAIN, I BLESS WHOEVER FELT THE NEED TO TAKE THAT WHICH WAS NOT THEIRS. AND HOPE THAT THEY TOO CAN ONE DAY BELIEVE IN THE VALUE OF FAITH, LOVE, AND THE RELEASE IN THE BELIEF OF LACK OR LIMIT. AND IF YOU LOSE YOUR RELIGION, FIND YOUR FAITH! "ALL THINGS GREAT IN '08." IN LIFE, BOBBI HUMPHREY

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"ALL THINGS GREAT IN '08!" - January 1, 2008

"HAPPY NEW YEAR!" AND ALL THINGS GREAT IN '08. AS I NEVER MAKE NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS; NEVER BELIEVED IN A FRAGMENTED LIFE. MY WISH IS SIMPLY TO ENJOY THE GIFT OF NEW MOMENTS WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHOM I LOVE. THE BLESSING OF GIVING MORE IN MY MUSIC, FAITH AND HOPE TO OTHERS. I WILL BRING FORTH THREE CREATIVE PROJECTS THIS YEAR; A NEW CD, BOOK, AND "LIVE" PERFORMANCE PACKAGE, "FABULOUS FRIENDS FOREVER". AND SPEND MORE TIME IN THE SUN, AND ON THE BEACH!

WAIT! THAT JUST FELT LIKE A RESOLUTION. IT'S JUST NOT NEW, JUST PART OF A LIFE PLAN , SIMPLY TO "LIVE AND GIVE"! HONOR THE MOMENTS AND THOSE WHOM WE SHARE THEM WITH EVERY YEAR. HAVE FUN! LOVE, BOBBI

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THE "PRESENT VALUE" OF TODAY'S JOY! - December 22, 2007

TODAY, I ACCEPT THE WARMTH OF
YOUR SMILE,
WARM AS THE SUN. EMBRACE THIS "NOW" WHERE ALL DREAMS ARE BORN.

TODAY, I'LL CLEARLY LISTEN TO THE MELODY OF MY SOUL IN THE BREEZE.

HEARTSONGS THAT PUT ME AT EASE.

TODAY, I'LL GATHER THE BEAUTY OF THE MOMENTS AS TODAY'S BOUQUET.

ENJOY THEM LIKE FLOWERS
BEFORE THEY FADE.

YES, THE FUTURE BECKONS WITH ITS OWN CHALLENGE.
ITS OWN REWARD.

YET, TODAY,

I AM FOCUSED.

I AM CONTENT.

WITH THE "PRESENT VALUE"

OF

TODAY'S JOY!

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ERNEST MCCALEB: LIFE SWEETENED BY "HONEY WINE" - December 17, 2007

...AND HOW DO WE RELEASE OUR EARTHLY HOLD ON BEAUTY? LIKE THE FADING PETALS OF A BOUQUET, WE REGRET THE LOSS OF THAT UNIQUENESS; THE TENUOUS HOLD ON THAT JOY, THAT COMFORT IN OUR LIVES LOST AS WE WATCH THE END OF OUR "PROXIMITY TO POSSIBILITIES"

AND HOW DO WE DIFFUSE STUNNED EMOTION? OUR HUMAN NEED FOR CLOSENESS? OUR LONGING FOR CONTINUANCE FOR ALL THINGS GOOD? IN OUR QUEST TO CALM THE MANY QUESTIONS, THE MANY EMOTIONS THAT JOCKEY FOR POSITION IN THE GRIEVING HEART , WE TRY TO FIND ANSWERS IN SCIENCE OR RELIGION. RIGHT NOW, I'M WISHING FOR A MORE "EARNEST" STUDY OF ENERGY OR QUANTUM PHYSICS; TO BREAK DOWN THE THEORIES OF ENERGY AND LIGHT. I REMEMBERED THE LESSON TAUGHT IN FITH GRADE THAT ENERGY OR MATTER CANNOT BE DESTROYED, ONLY ALTERED. AND THAT ENERGY GOES ON FOREVER. WHILE MY SPIRITUAL SELFS SAYS "IT IS GOD'S WILL." BUT KNOWING ALL THAT, MY HEART STILL PONDERS.

ERNIE, YOU ARE MY WONDER.
NOMATTER HOW MANY LIGHTYEARS FROM US, STILL FEEL OUR LOVE.

IN WINTER, YOUR LOVE BLANKETS MY HEART TO KEEP ME WARM

IN SPRING, YOUR HOPE OF RENEWAL SHALL BE MY SONG.

AS I FACE INHUMANE WINDS,
I'LL REMEMBER YOUR STRENGTH AND BEGIN AGAIN.

LIKE THE SOLDIER YOU WERE,
I'LL "FIELDMINE" COURAGE AND JOY,
JUST BECAUSE!

I'LL LISTEN TO EACH WORD OF A FRIEND.

REMIX THE MOMEMTS, OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

FOR LIFE, THE GREATEST SONG, IS SUNG IN THE KEY OF FRIENDSHIP.
THANKS FOR THE WORDS.

THANKS FOR YOUR MELODY,
"CAUSE LOVE GOES ON, LIKE FRIENDSHIP'S SONG."

THANKS FOR THE LESSON,

"WHAT WE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN,
OUR GREATEST GIFT,
WA TO WELCOME THE MOMEMTS AND EMBRACE JOY."

ERNIE, YOUR LOVE SWEETENED THE TIMES.
THE MOMENTS-HONEY.
YOUR LIFE LIVED LIKE FINE WINE.

ERNIE, I HAVE NOT LOST A FRIEND.

YOUR LIFE AS MY ANGEL, NOW BEGINS!

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For the memorial of Ernest McCaleb, founder "Sheba Tej Honey Wine

ERNEST MCCALEB: EXCELLENCE AND EVERYTHING GOOD - December 17, 2007

TODAY, I CAN ONLY GIVE A BRIEF WRITING ON THIS BLOG OF A GREAT FRIEND AND VISIONARY BUSINESSMAN,ERNEST MCCALEB. WHY? BECAUSE SUCH GREATNESS, SUCH LOVE, SUCH PASSION IS RESERVED FOR VOLUMES WHERE LEGENDS LIVE FOREVER. THE SCRIPT OF OUR FRIENDSHIP WAS WRITTEN THROUGH ALL OF THE SINCERE MOMENTS, CONFIDENCES, SMILES, MUSIC, AND THAT "HONEY WINE" OF HIS. YOU SEE, I'M ALREADY AHEAD OF THE STORY.THE FACT THAT MY FRIEND TRANSITIONED ON DECEMBER 8, 2007 , UNDOUBTEDLY, HAS LEFT ME ON AN EVER-CHANGING RIDE OF EMOTIONS AND MEMORIES.

BRIEFLY, MY FRIEND, ERNEST, WAS EVEN GIVEN THE CORRECT NAME. ONE THAT WAS TO DEFINE HIS EXISTENCE IN EVERYTHING THAT HE DID: THE MAN WAS "EARNEST"(to be sincere, with purposeful intent) PLEASE GOOGLE ERNEST MCCALEB TO SEE HIS SUCCESSES IN BUSINESS , FROM WALL ST. TO AFRICA, TO HIS FINAL PASSION "SHEBA TEH HONEY WINE"; A LIFETIME MASTER CLASS TAUGHT SO SMOOTHLY (LIKE HIS HONEY WINE) ABOUT FOCUS, PASSION, COURAGE, AND GRACE IN FORTUNE AND LOSS, BOLDNESS AND FAITH TO GIVE BIRTH TO THE NEXT DREAM. LIFE LESSONS TAUGHT THAT SMOOTHLY, YOU ARE NOT AWARE OF WHAT OR WHEN THE LESSON IS BEING TAUGHT, BUT YOUR SPIRIT JUST ABSORBS THE ESSENCE OF ALL THAT IS GOOD; TRULY, THE HALLMARK OF A MASTER TEACHER, ERNEST MCCALEB. (PART ONE)

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