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Lunch Break

November 7, 2009

Today’s Lunch Break is from Cas Balicki, who said:

Here’s my suggestion for a lunch break. The news these days seems bleak, with Fort Hood commanding headlines and Obama seemingly at his silliest, so I am forwarding this YouTube link of Stan Rogers singing the Mary Ellen Carter.

Rogers was a Canadian singer/songwriter who died in 1983 on his way back from a music festival in Texas on board a plane that landed safely after catching fire. He died of smoke inhalation at age thirty-four.

The lyric that sticks in my mind:

“…And to you to whom adversity has dealt the final blow

With smilin’ bastards lyin’ to you everywhere you go

Turn to and put out all your strength of arm and heart and brain

And like the Mary Ellen Carter rise Again.”

The song is both uplifting and an apt metaphor.

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  1. John Davidson permalink
    November 7, 2009 4:18 pm

    Please remove the photo of Olberman from the left side of my screen; I want to get my darts every time I scroll by.

  2. jimdouthit permalink
    November 8, 2009 9:38 am

    Great music video–and it is uplifting. Music and poetry like this nourishes our souls and reminds us who we are and what we’re made of. We can’t let life and all the good that goes with it go down under the waves of evil that threaten it on this earth. Thanks, Caz

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