Friday, September 12, 2014

Ninety-six Tears - 1960s hit song

Hello Grafted in Readers,
-Wow, much on this blogger's mind today mostly from the news of the week. Looking forward to having Shabbat, Sabbath rest this week! In part that will include playing for worship service, hearing Chavah Messianic Radio, reading some Scripture, and enjoying time with spouse!
-A radio station gets credit for this post title, Ninety-six Tears, as a stretch of highway known as I-96, has construction nearly completed after a few months of major repair.

In brief tears or angst over: A drive-by shooting in the Motor City, ongoing international threat of terrorism, boyfriend fatally wounds girlfriend resulting from argument while the two were bike riding, homeless man has trombone stolen by thugs, etc. At times we may need a short Shabbat from all the things occurring in our world at large or even in our own worlds. I am glad the Creator exemplified working six days and resting on the seventh. Apparently, a time for rest, renewal, and reflection is something needful for all humanity! May we take advantage of such provision.
-Kevod Yeheveh, His presence is with us always!
Mellow Roc
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

I Only Have an URL for You !

Hello Grafted In Reader,
Today is September 9 and I wanted to follow up a part of my post from September 8, where I was briefly discussing my writing life. Applying for a writing job today, prayers and positive thoughts please.

Regarding the anthology that 2 of my short stories are in, head on over to this link at facebook for more details.

I will be back to visit with you soon, and pray His Presence be with us on the journey today be it smooth or a bit rough!
Mellow Roc

Monday, September 8, 2014

All Here Now - Acoustic by True North

Hello Grafted In Reader,
Today is September 8 in my corner of blog land, and a mostly sunny mild day on tap. Yesterday, my wife and I celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary, and also read where the US TV network, ESPN, went on the air September 7, 1979. TV has sure changed in 35 years.

Our friends reading this who live on the other side of the equator are saying good-bye to winter and probably anticipating Spring and Summer while we do otherwise. I am very glad our Creator has this world in his hands, and will not allow the terrors of today go unnoticed. We are promised in Scripture, Vengeance is mine, says the LORD. That's even important for us to remember in the issues that we face involving other humans or corporate entities.

I will be working on an article this week dealing with the topic of Job Loss, for possible publication in a US quarterly called DIALOGUE. I will keep you posted.

Author Heather Schuldt of Dangerous Days Book 4, a short-story anthology for adolescents and older readers, asked that you look for this on "facebook" and consider as holiday gift for the reader in your life. You may also find it on or Barnes and Dangerous Days, Book 4, by Heather Schuldt. I have two stories in this 32-story collection..

God's presence be with you on the journey, and hope we may again visit very soon!
Mellow Roc (David Russell)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Roar Of The Tiger 2014 summer hit, artist not known

Hello Grafted in Reader,

Life certainly has some interesting parallels.
-A bagatelle can be a pleasant short musical piece, or a trifle, something of little value.
-There is the virtual workplace and/or work world, but it is comprised of human beings who come in all shapes and sizes with varying talents, but expected to perform rather high functioning tasks per the specifications of the virtual work-place under consideration.
-Our theme song title is "Roar Of The Tiger". Sport teams have as part of their name this derivation, Tiger. The animal has an outstanding roar and yet is in the cat family, where its lesser renowned members simply "meow". I am sure you can think of parallels of your own devisement, and if so, do mention in the comment section!

-On the writing front, I find myself fascinated, intrigued and trying to learn the world of article and/or content writing which I would like to find employment therein. For instant results, one may well work for a virtual organization, or locally over-time for a particular concern be it commercial or non-profit. I do have a possibility in writing an article on job and vision loss for an EZine which caters to a specific readership. This did much for my personal morale!

I continue to read and make my way through the Maeve Bincy novel, A Week In Winter. The story is of several people who spend a week vacationing at a rural resort in western Ireland but come from various walks and life circumstances. This week at the resort seems to have a positive affect on each person and their situation which is largely unknown to others in the group. I highly recommend this novel for both entertainment and personal reflection.

-That is about it for this visit, but if you are observing ELUL, let me share a verse from Psalm 27 that I find instructive and comforting.
"Wait for the LORD, be strong and let your heart take courage; yes, wait for the LORD!"

Mellow Roc