What’s New in Fashion for Spring/Summer 2013

bcbg-spring-2013-black-and-white Wow!  These gals are really strutting their stuff!

Black and White will be the colors for spring says some major fashion designers.  Whether they are or not, these colors shout elegance, style and “I am with it!”

Sheer blouses , mod prints with a 1960’s retro, and vibrant colors lead the way for fun  .  .  .   and more fun.  Make sure you are  in on it.

What's next in fashion spring summer 2013

Short skirts, crop pants and soft colors will stand their ground this summer.  The ability to mix and match them will determine whether you are “in-style” or “out.”  Even though the look above has a “thrown-together” look, it was done with much care and fashion sense.  Love those sandals!

Ashley Greene for DKNY.

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Governmental Rights or Individual Rights

“We the people.”  Who are we?  Who are the people?


There is a lot of controversy about the rights of government and the rights of individuals.  This has led to marches on government, fiery speeches, formulation of a group called “The Tea Party,” a minister threatening to burn the Koran and “government” seen by many as a dirty word.

“America, America, why do you sleep?”  Open your thought! When did government and individualism become one or the other, and not just one?  When did freedom become so narrow in scope that it includes some, and excludes others?  How did this nation become so divided?

The answers lie in the ability to open thought to the true meaning of government, individuality, and freedom.  This article was written not to inflame, but to question; not to divide, but to unite.  The “silent majority” or “silent minority” must lift its voice to be heard.   We are “the people”– the people who  love the oneness of government, and the peace of its people.  We are the people who recognize that fighting, name-calling, ridiculing, inflaming and destructive criticism will cause all of us to fail.  There is growth in constructive dialogue, but stagnation in destructive conversation.

The premise of this article is:

Freedom and individuality are government, and government and freedom are individual.

Does this make sense, or is it nonsense?  You decide.  Wait!   Give me a chance to at least state my conclusion.


Let’s take a look at several definitions.  Wikipedia says government is “the organization, or agency through which a political unit exercises its authority, controls and administers public policy, and directs and controls the actions of its members or subjects”  Another definition states government as “the act or process of being governed.”  Finally, Webster says, “the right, function, or power of governing.”

One word makes the definition by Wikipedia unacceptable–the word “political.”  Political means “of or relating to views about social relationships involving authority and power” (Webster).  The question becomes Are there entities that govern which do not involve social relationships?  ”Social” denotes relationships that only deal with human beings.  Is there a divine government that supersedes any human entity?  I would surmise that there is.  Thus, definitions one and two, seem to be more open in expressing the true meaning–a meaning that encompasses all forms of government.

True government means divine Law. This Law supersedes all laws, bringing undeniable and unchanging freedom, justice, impartiality, and order to everything and everyone it governs.  I hear you!  There must be a clear separation between church and state.  I agree, but there should not be a clear separation between God and man.  There has to be an unchangeable link that governs every thought, word and deed.  When this occurs, decisions will be made in the human experience that will not deny, discriminate or divide.  Why?  Because the foundation of these decisions has its source in Truth.  I would set forth, that the true thinkers of our founding fathers knew and exercised this dominion–which is why we have the Constitution and Bill of Rights that we have today.  The problem is not so much the Constitution, but interpretation of it.   Greed, prejudice, fear, and discrimination cloud thought, and are guiding many of the voices that we hear today.   We should have a government “of the people, for the people, and by the people,” but this people must be governed by divinity, not humanity.   Such a government instills, maintains and enforces honesty, integrity, accuracy and stability to all.


Individuality is “the sum of the characteristics or qualities that set one person or thing apart from others” (Webster).

What are these characteristics or qualities and where do they come from? This is the key to individualism.  There is only one Individual, and that is God.  Shedding some light on this, Mary Baker Eddy says,  .  .  .  ”an individual may be one of a series, one of many, as an individual man, individual horse;  whereas God is One–not of a series, but one alone without an equal” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 117). Further, she says, “God is individual, incorporeal.  He is divine Principle, Love, the universal cause, the only creator, and there is no other self-existence.  He is all-inclusive, and is reflected by all that is real and eternal and by nothing else” (Ibid, p. 331).

What is she saying? She is stating categorically, that God, being the only Individual, and that Individual, Love created everything.  And further, he created everything to reflect (express) all that He is.  If He is Love, then man, his expression, has to express love in all that he thinks, says, and does.  This man, being the expression of God, reflects divine Law, Principle.  Thus, it is impossible for him to be unfair, discriminatory, fearful and disorderly.  Why?  Because man expresses the One Individual, which is God.

How does this relate to human activity?  Man begins with the idea that he has only the qualities and characteristics of the One Individual, God, and because of this, he can and must operate from those qualities.  With this as his guide, he seeks and does only those things that reflect these qualities–these higher levels of thought.   Divine qualities have infinite ways of expression, thus allowing each person to reflect love, peace or compassion in his own individual way.   One person may express love by buying food for a hungry person, another by comforting a mother who lost her child, and someone else, by visiting a sick friend.  The common denominator is love expressed.   If all mankind operated this way, there would be no dissension or confusion.

The problem lies in the belief that we are all separate entities, operating from various thoughts, principles and ideas, based on experience, human desires, illusions, and selfishness.  Individuality means expressing the “oneness of God,”  no more, and no less.


Webster defines freedom as “exemption or liberation from control of some other person(s) or some arbitrary power.”   Such freedom has absence of restraint, hindrance, confinement, or repression.    This definition caused me to reflect on Nelson Mandela.  This man was incarcerated for over 20 years, but many of those years were spent in freedom.  What made him free?  His thinking!  He exercised higher levels of thought which lifted him above the restraints on his physical body.  One may control the body, but cannot control the soul unless agreed to.

Freedom comes from embracing true knowledge.  All truth springs from one source, God.   Truth is everything God knows.  Thus, man cannot be free unless he holds in thought only what God knows.   This knowledge is free of anger, criticism, resentment, racism, sexism, and religious creeds and false doctrine.   This precludes the idea that anyone can take away your freedom.

Let’s return to the premise of this article:  Freedom and individuality are government, and government and freedom are individual.

True government is divine Principle, God.  There is no other law, and when this law is demonstrated by God’s creation, true individuality is expressed.   Freedom comes from clarity of thought, divine inspiration and the ability to understand divine government.  To be free is to be governed by God, and that  .  .  .   is the individual right of every man.

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Free Downloads Waiting for You

Free downloads are a selling tool that many site owners use to get visitors, but what is the quality of these downloads? Who are the artists and what kind of songs are they singing? Finally, what is a free download? This article will look at these questions and seek answers that are valuable to country music seekers looking for good music to download freely.

What is a Free Download?

Downloads are very important to many web seekers. They are looking for favorite artists singing their favorite songs. As I maneuver around the web, I see “free downloads” that would not be worth my time and effort to download. I do not know the artists and . . . the music is far from my version of good country music. “Free” in this instance, has no motivational qualities. I equate it to the store that has huge “FOR SALE” signs plastered all over the windows, but when you stop, park your car and go in, everything in the store is crap.

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There is an adage that says, “Nothing is free! Somebody pays!”

This statement seems to be true in most scenarios, but is it true in downloading country music? What is a free download? The term “download” is the ability of a person to transfer data from another computer, site or email to his own computer, usually the internet. It contrasts with “upload” which means a person sends data from his computer to someone else’s computer. The word “free” means unrestricted, unleashed or unfettered. Combining the definitions, “free download” means the act of electronically transferring data from another person’s computer via a site, file or email to your own computer without any restrictions.

Have you ever read an ad announcing something free and when you actually tried to download it, you found the download was free, but to get the information, you had to commit your credit card to a certain amount? I call that commitment a restriction. Watch for this kind of “selective advertising.”

Today, I read that one could get a download of 15 million songs free. Now, I am sure this was not meant for one computer, but my first reaction was “How long would it take a person to listen to 15 million songs? Who would use that much space on a hard drive? Why am I raising these issues?

I am doing so because many ads are not what they appear to be. It’s called “creative advertising” and is designed to get a positive response from you whether you get a positive reaction or not. Just because something is free, does not mean it is something you should place on your computer. Thus, this page will link you to sites that have been carefully selected for their quality and quantity of country music. There are no hidden agendas.

This site will provide a list of sites with the best, top-rated classic and new country music artists and songs on the net.

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Country Music Lyrics-Site-Directory


Locate the lyrics of your favorite song with lyrics-site-directory. Stop humming the melody when you can sing the words! Get them from a lyrics website. We have made your search easier by developing a directory that not only lists the site name, but the category as well.

Discover at a glance if the song you are want has a good chance of being on that site! From hip-hop to country, locate the lyrics of your favorite songs. Check out the “features” to see how each site is set-up—another element that helps you in your search. Let us know what other feature(s) you think we can add.

Any Country Music Lyrics

Category: All Song Lyrics
Features: Search by Song or Artist

Customers can send in a request, and view a Top Ten Lyrics List.

Any Country Music Makes the Lyrics-Site-Directory


Category: All Song Lyrics
The site has lyrics from country, disney, pop, rap,
rock, oldies, Italian and Spanish genres.

Bluegrass Lyrics

Category: Bluegrass
Latest Song Additions, Artists Folios
Search by Song Titles, Collections
Bluegrass Lyrics


Category: All Country Songs
Featured Artists, Free Ringtones

Classic Country Lyrics

Category: Classic Country
Features: Search by Artist
The site has lyrics of Christmas songs,offers classic country
and guitar chords.
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Country-Music-Lyrics Net

Category: All Country Lyrics
Features: Search by Artists
CD Shop, Kava Kava Products
Country Lyrics Net

Cowboy Lyrics

Category: Cowboy Songs
Features: Customers can add and correct lyrics.
Forum, Add Your Links, Get Link to Purchase
Cowboy Lyrics


Category: All Country Lyrics
Features: Country Ringtones, Concert Tickets
Free Downloads
Hit-Country-Music Lyrics

Goodwin Music Company

Category: All Songs
Features: Search by Artists, Sell Sheet Music
Sell Instruments, Lyrics and Chords
Goodwin Music Company

Lyrics Mode

Category: Lyric Updates
Features: Top 100, Top New Lyrics
Customer can request and submit lyrics.
Lyrics Mode


Category: Romantic Songs
Features: Search by Artists and Song Titles
Love Quotes, Love Poems

Romantic Songs


Category: All Song Types
Features: Search by Titles
Southern Titles, Rap Music, Rock Lyrics

Song Lyrics

Category: All Song Types
Featurea: Hip Hop, Rap, Roc, Christian
Dance, Latin
Song Lyrics

The Free Dictionary

This site does not have features that other sites on this lyrics-site-directory have, but is one you might find interesting if you can rule out the ads and other distracting items.

It is a good tool for familiarizing yourself with country music terms that you hear in country songs. Example: A “country mile” means “a very great distance.” “Bluegrass” means “A type of country music played at a rapid tempo on a banjo and guitar.” Check it out!

The Free Dictionary


Canvassing the web for a site with good country music lyrics can be time consuming. While our list of sites is an ongoing process, we have covered several major websites that give exhaustive features for country music lyric seekers.

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