Better Together

Submitted by ub on Fri, 12/04/2020 - 08:53

According to Reuters news service, for the first time in music history, 197 musicians – one from each country – have formed an orchestra, hoping to exemplify how people can transcend physical and cultural borders to come together.

In May 2019, 57 of the 197 members reportedly met at Abbey Road Studios in London to lay the groundwork for the song.

Musicians from every country form Earth Orchestra to record unique song 

AGE Just A Number
ub Sun, 11/29/2020 - 06:35

The holidays are a time for comfort and joy for every girl and boy regardless of their age difference because of it's just a number.

Happy couples make it work, despite pretty substantial age gaps. The practice is a pretty common sight nowadays. They say that age is just a number and they would be correct. We know of happy couples where the woman is older and visa versa.

A Real Wonder Woman

Submitted by ub on Fri, 11/13/2020 - 07:56

Lynda Jean Cordova Carter is an American actress, singer, songwriter, model, and beauty pageant titleholder, who was crowned Miss World USA 

She is and will always be the real America’s Wonder Woman and has shown strength as well as courage behind the scenes. It turns out that in 2018, Carter was sexually assaulted by an unnamed producer, something that made her feel small and weak while she was playing the role of an unstoppable superhero.

Mask Up America
ub Sat, 10/24/2020 - 07:06

There is a bad reason why 240k people are dead and the pandemic is spreading fast.


Mask up, America #CityImages is launchIng a national mask request Just in time for Halloween 👻 


This is our national public service plea for all to be patriotic and see the many benefits of wearing masks 🎭 


‘Please fight the virus and prevent this pandemic from spreading further so we can return to normal once #COVID is contained.

Season of The Wish
ub Tue, 10/20/2020 - 09:15

When I look in my window
So many different people to be
That it's so strange

You got to pick up every stitch
Must be the season of the wish

We are wishing for four happy years without hate or fear.

Share your best literary costume, inspired by a favorite book, story, poem, song or author using the hashtag #CityImagesHalloween to be included in the virtual list. You may get a shout-out from everyone’s favorite blog.

Always 39 Forever

Submitted by ub on Sun, 10/11/2020 - 06:22

As I approach yet another birthday and prepare to sing a sad song of a year of unnecessary hardships and COVID fear, my conclusion is that not everyone admits being attracted to sugar, spice, and everything nice. Some folks prefer wine, and sarcasm, in order to survive so it is suffice.

"IF" JR Kipling
ub Sat, 09/19/2020 - 11:59

The following should be required reading. ‘IF’ was written by an Indian born, English Nobel Laureate poet and journalist named Joseph Rudyard Kipling. It can serve as the ultimate inspiration that tells all of us how to deal with different phases in life and helps us to become better people.

The poem, written in 1895 and first published in ‘Rewards and Fairies’, 1910 is 32 lines long with four stanzas of eight lines each. It is a tribute to Leander Starr Jameson. The poem is written in the form of paternal advice to the poet’s son, John. 

I’m Very Worried

Submitted by ub on Tue, 09/15/2020 - 20:45

So am I very worried? Yes, I am. I have just finished reading a book by Masha Gessen —Surviving Autocracy— that in my thoughts may become prophetic.

I am a professor of literature who, unlike Jonathan Swift, would have taken Sir Francis Bacon’s side in the "Fable of the Spider and the Bee.” Like Bacon, I like to distinguish the difference between “men of experiment" and "men of dogma.” I trust the former.

Worst Frenemy
ub Mon, 04/27/2020 - 09:10

Who’s Your Real Frenemy? They never offer any support, often ask for much more than they share. Always takes but never ever gives.

Who is the deadbeat that always needs help or a huge favor, then they don’t care about your life and don't have any interest in what is going on? Also, they do not show up in time for the other's needs. So, it is often a one-sided relationship. People who like to pull-you-down. Undermining frenemy: This type of frenemy loves to fling insults. Like a person who visits your social media space to spread hate.

Happy Leap Day
ub Sat, 02/29/2020 - 07:30

February 29 is Leap Day. No, don’t start jumping just yet, this has nothing to do with frogs or ballet. It has to do with catching up to the Gregorian calendar and the rotation of the sun.

According to the Gregorian calendar which is the most widely used civil calendar in the world, and it's a day that takes place mostly during years that are divisible by four.

So, years including 2004, 2008, and 2012 were leaping years, and this year, we're celebrating leap day again.