Blog Posts - Osf



If I ran a hospice

Don't get me wrong. The Richard L. Owens Hospice Home is a lovely place, and only one of four hospice homes in the state of Illinois. Therefore, we are lucky to have this facility not only here in Peoria, but also within less than 10 minutes from mos...
by Writing - It's My Thing on Feb 8, 2014

Young activists leave their mark on Newcastle

When visitors come to Newcastle, they often take home a little souvenir of the place – postcard, stick of rock, that sort of thing. When Ógra Shinn Féin came calling, it looks they decided to leave us something to remember them by. The young...
by newcastle rocks on Jun 22, 2010

Fruitful Despite Forbidden: OSF Sade

Despite a supreme court decision (Loving v. Virginia) in 1967 and a bi-racial President of the United States in 2009, only 77% of Americans approve of black/white interracial marriage even today. Blogs BlackgirlinMaine and Nordette grapple with this...
by The Certain Sound on Oct 23, 2009

Jim Morrison's Infamous Indecent Exposure Arrest - Criminal Records

This week's Old School Friday theme is Criminal Records - I had to think about that for a moment. Nowadays you have to get arrested or you can't sell a CD, let alone tickets to C-note concerts, so coming up with a band or song is a cinch. Of course...
by The Pop Art Diva Blog on Sep 18, 2009

My High School Senior Prom - 1969? OMG!

Today's theme for Old School Friday is Prom. Interestingly enough this year is the 40th Anniversary of my high school graduation and no, I am NOT going to the reunion. But I will take a little journey back four decades to tell you a little about my...
by The Pop Art Diva Blog on Aug 21, 2009

My Funny Valentine - Chaka Khan and other retro junk

Before you get into my Old School Friday entry - click on my new logo and masthead design above and check out my new design for Pop Art Diva Dot Com's homepage and tell me if you like the new arrangement and look - is it easier to navigate, clearer t...
by The Pop Art Diva Blog on Aug 7, 2009

OSF: First Love Songs

OK, this post is gon' be brief because I ain't all mushy. But, I remember India Arie's song being played when me and Mr. C. first started dating. I remember watching the video with him in one of our dorm rooms when we were dating in college and falli...
by Staci PC's blog on Jul 31, 2009

Ask Me! The Diva of Divas: OSF

Real beauty NEVER FADES.Nowhere is this more in evidence among female entertainers than in Nancy Wilson aka "Sweet Nancy, The Baby" and the "Fancy Miss Nancy." Born in 1937, she has blessed us with seventy-plus magnificent albums, and received three...
by The Certain Sound on Jul 17, 2009

Same Beat: OSF Dancing Thru Depressions and Recessions

Same Beat by Fred WesleyWe cannot allow ourselves to be defined by "good times" or "bad times." We cannot allow hard times to cover up the calm times, or cause us to forsake the best times yet to come. Anthony SamadYoutube video: Max1xxx...
by The Certain Sound on Jun 19, 2009

To The Preacher's Wife: OSF Dedications

Clergy families and those who serve others professionally live in "glass houses" in that a lot of their day to day activities are for the benefit of others rather than themselves. But who heals the healer? Who gives to the giver? Or who helps the hel...
by The Certain Sound on May 22, 2009

A Cry from Those Whose Cheese is on Squeeze: OSF Blogger's Choice

Y'ALL ARE NOT HEARING US!!!!Youtube video:max1xxx...
by The Certain Sound on Apr 17, 2009

Baby, Have I Got Some Retro Nostalgia for You!

Today's Old School Friday theme is Baby. So, once again I'm going to have a little fun with the topic in a nostalgia - retro way, of course!First, please enjoy the theme from the movie Rosemary's Baby. Yes, I did go there!And here's King Cry Baby f...
by The Pop Art Diva Blog on Mar 20, 2009

Masking the Pain: OSF Affairs of the Heart

So much of our outward life is a masking of an inner turmoil. Do these Old School selections represent "two sides of the same coin?"We Party Hearty:Jeffrey Osborne LTDThis Time the Heart is Mine: Luther...
by The Certain Sound on Mar 6, 2009

Moving On: OSF It's The Blues

Occasionally, we arrive at what seems like an oasis in life or relationships. The temptation is to ignore the cues and circumstances that quietly let us know that this was merely a place of respite and not our permanent destination. These periods in...
by The Certain Sound on Feb 13, 2009

Moving On: OSF It's The Blues

Occasionally, we arrive at what seems like an oasis in life or relationships. The temptation is to ignore the cues and circumstances that quietly let us know that this was merely a place of respite and not our permanent destination. These periods in...
by The Certain Sound on Feb 13, 2009

OLD SCHOOL FRIDAY - It's the Valentine Blues Baby!

When I think blues I think of the great, the inimitable, the one and only Billy Holiday.When I think Valentine's Day Blues I think My Funny Valentine by Etta James whose whiskey blues voice could turn any funny valentine a little sad.Please enjoy the
by The Pop Art Diva Blog on Feb 13, 2009

OLD SCHOOL FRIDAY - It's the Valentine Blues Baby!

When I think blues I think of the great, the inimitable, the one and only Billy Holiday.When I think Valentine's Day Blues I think My Funny Valentine by Etta James whose whiskey blues voice could turn any funny valentine a little sad.Please enjoy the
by The Pop Art Diva Blog on Feb 13, 2009

Drama Highway: OSF Remakes

Love songs are easy subjects for remakes because of the drama encountered on the journey of finding a love that will last. Have you traveled that road? Arriving at the conclusion that the thrill is found in compatibility and companionship can make th...
by The Certain Sound on Jan 30, 2009

Drama Highway: OSF Remakes

Love songs are easy subjects for remakes because of the drama encountered on the journey of finding a love that will last. Have you traveled that road? Arriving at the conclusion that the thrill is found in compatibility and companionship can make th...
by The Certain Sound on Jan 30, 2009

A Prayer From the Hood: OSF TV Theme Songs

In the 1980s we began to see some small fruits of our struggle to achieve integration, but we found out that even after success new problems and challenges awaited us. Our arrival in corporate suites and boardrooms, suburban neighborhoods, and new up...
by The Certain Sound on Jan 16, 2009


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