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“Working in the Coal Mine – Lee Dorsey”



Working in the Coal Mine” is a song with music and lyrics by the American musician and record producer Allen Toussaint. It was an international hit for Lee Dorsey in 1966, and has been recorded by other musicians including Devo in 1981.

Lee Dorsey

After Toussaint returned to New Orleans from the US Army, in which he served from 1963 to 1965, he formed a production company, Sansu (also known as “Tou-Sea Productions”), with partner Marshall Sehorn. He produced a number of singles performed by Lee Dorsey in 1965 and 1966, including “Ride Your Pony” and “Working in the Coal Mine”.[1]

Written and arranged by Toussaint, the song concerns the suffering of a man who rises before 5 o’clock each morning in order to work in a coal mine, five days a week, where the conditions are very harsh and dangerous, but which offers the only prospect of paid employment. The singer repeatedly asks the Lord, “How long can this go on?” and complains that when the weekend arrives, he’s too exhausted to have any fun. In the instrumental section, as in the song’s fade, he says: “Lord, I’m so tired / How long can this go on?” The song features the sound of a pickaxe clinking, as if the musicians were working in a mine. The musicians were the Sansu studio band, including guitarist Roy Montrell, drummer Albert “June” Gardner, and bassist Chuck Badie.[2][3]

It was a hit for Lee Dorsey, released on Amy Records (catalogue number 958), and entered the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on July 23, 1966, eventually peaking at #8, while reaching #5 on the Billboard R&B chart.[4] It also reached #8 on the UK Singles Chart.[5]

Toussaint said that neither he nor Dorsey had ever been down a coal mine: “We didn’t know anything about a coal mine”. He said of Dorsey: “He was very good to work with. Very inspiring because he had such a happiness about him. He loved what he was doing when he was singing. He was a body and fender man when he wasn’t singing and even at his peak, when he would come off the road at the end of a successful tour, he would go and get into his grease clothes, his dirty work gear and go and work on cars. Straightening out fenders and painting bodywork. But really it was his finest hour when he was singing. He was a very good person for me to work with and he totally trusted me every step of the way.”[6]


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Mail!! ..A Psychological Warfare For Your Address!

Mail!!  ..A Psychological Warfare For Your Address!

I remember when mail was a welcome greeting and a relaxed communication. But now everyone is chased down through unsuspecting portals (land and cyber), with all of the tecnological combines of solicitations. The battle is not only in our physical mailboxes and phones but have integrated full-fledge, online.

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Managing the Influx of Email

think most of us will attest that we receive a lot of email these days, sometimes to the point that managing our mail feels like a full-time job by itself. I’ve helped a lot of users and seen many approaches to handling the task (and many non-approaches too). For the Windows users out there who don’t have a system in place, here are a couple ideas and tools that might save you some sanity.

Create subfolders and route mail automatically

You can add folders within your inbox to help organize mail by subject or sender – or anything that makes sense to you. I do this and then create rules – right-click a mail item and choose Rules>Create Rule, to automatically place mail in those folders for review at my discretion. For example, if I receive daily budget reports, which are probably important and need to be reviewed, I don’t necessarily need those cluttering up my main view. I can route those to a folder and when I’m ready for that information, I know where to find it. One email a day may not make much of a difference, but if you’re routing 100 emails a day, it can really save you some time.

Use flags and reminders

Many ways are available to keep track of items you’ve already dealt with, and here’s my basic approach. As I read through my mail items, I “flag” them. When I finish reading the item, if it was purely informational and I won’t need to interact with it again, I mark it as complete. Otherwise I leave it flagged, and if it has time sensitivity, I right-click it and add a reminder that will ensure it gets addressed by an appropriate date. I add the Tasks pane to my view, View>To-Do Pane>Tasks, which allows me to survey quickly any pending topics and plan accordingly.

Clean up!

One of my favorite features of the Outlook desktop client – for Windows – is the clean-up function. If I right-click my Inbox, then choose “Clean Up Folder,” it iterates through every mail item and gets rid of duplicate, redundant data. If there is a back-and-forth chain of emails, for instance, it might delete all items except the last – IF, AND ONLY IF, the last email contains all of the information from the entire chain. If the thread breaks into sub-threads, it will make sure to only delete items that contain information found later on, including attachments. Because I use my main Inbox folder as the primary email workspace, it really pays to cut down on the clutter and I run the clean-up function many times a day.

These are just a few ideas that may help some of you, but many more tools are available and alternative approaches can be taken. Don’t be afraid to reach out to AITSwith questions or comments about email, applications, and especially, about how we can better help you succeed with technology! article source


Posted by on March 18, 2019 in morning drama



“EARLY TO BED EARLY TO RISE” (How Many People Are Early Birds?)

“EARLY TO BED EARLY TO RISE” (How Many People Are Early Birds?)


Libby VanderPloeg @libbyvanderploeg

Morning Routine
I get up around 6:30 (no alarm—always been an early riser), eat breakfast (a grapefruit, black pour-over coffee, and a tablespoon of peanut butter on a rice cake) on the couch and watch some TV news while browsing on my phone. After an hour or so, I get to work on the day’s tasks, and at 10 am I listen to the Brian Lehrer show on WNYC.

I do not bring my phone into the bedroom.

Bedtime Routine
I go to bed usually by 10:30 or 11 most nights. I brush my teeth and drink some water. I do not bring my phone into the bedroom. When I’m laying in bed, I usually think about what I will work on the next morning, but not in a stressful way. Then before I know it I’m asleeeep.

Libby VanderPloeg / illustrator, artist, slow runner / @libbyvanderploeg

charts that show who the night owls and early birds are

Bureau of Labor Statistics | BDN

Bureau of Labor Statistics | BDN

Bureau of Labor Statistics | BDN

Bureau of Labor Statistics | BDN
By Erin Rhoda, BDN Staff • October 23, 2015 7:22 am
Nurses and police officers don’t just have tough jobs. They’re also often working at a tough time — the night. They fall into a category held by a select few. At 2 a.m., just 3 percent of people are working:

The Bureau of Labor Statistics put together some interesting statistics this month on night owls and early birds. Here is an overview:

Between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Thank your bartenders, restaurant cooks, waitresses and cinema workers. Here’s a chart showing the occupations with higher-than-average percentages of workers doing their jobs in the evening:

Between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m.

Here’s a shout out to police officers, firefighters, manufacturers, nurses, doctors, nursing home workers, truckers and warehouse workers who often work through the night when everyone else is fast asleep.

Between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m.

Farmers, foresters, fishermen, construction workers and utilities employees are among the rare breeds who often get up early — really early — to start their day.

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Posted by on March 17, 2019 in morning drama



“Only in America by Brooks and Dunn”


“Only in America”is a song recorded by American country music duo Brooks & Dunn. It was released in June 2001 as the second single from the album Steers & Stripes. Kix Brooks, one-half of the duo, co-wrote the song with Don Cook and Ronnie Rogers, although it features Ronnie Dunn on lead vocals. “Only in America” was also the second of three consecutive Number One hits from that album, reaching its peak on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts for the week of October 27, 2001.

“Only in America” is an up-tempo in the keys of E and F major (the song transposes upward before the final chorus), accompanied largely by electric guitar. Its lyrics outline the lives of various people across the United States — a school bus driver and her bus full of children in the first verse, and a pair of newlyweds (a ‘welder’s son and a banker’s daughter’) in their limousine in the second verse — before observing in the chorus that “only in America” do such people “get to dream as big as [they] want to”.



Attitude Is Key To Your Morning Workout

Attitude Is Key To Your Morning Workout

“Should any frustration result from your excercise routines, you might even do THIS“….

One female’s personal share:

“I Stopped Working Out In The Morning, And Here’s The Shocking Thing That Happened To My Body”

By Los Angeles Correspondent via @meglewisschneider
For years, this is how I started every morning—with a buzzing cellphone alarm gently jostling me out of sleep, bright and early. You see, I’ve always been an early morning workout girl. Six a.m. boxing class? I’m down. Sunrise five-mile run? Yes, please. Pre-dawn Pilates workout? Don’t mind if I do.

It’s not that I was more of a morning person than anyone else. Nope, I always chose to do a morning workout because by the time I’d make it home at night, I felt so lazy that I’d inevitably skip my sweat session—despite my best intentions. So regardless of my work schedule, relationship status, or level of sleep deprivation, I’d always force myself to get my workout in before my day really started.

And then a few months ago, something shifted in me. Due to a few convergent events in my life, I was forced to slow down and take care of myself. And suddenly, waking up and dragging myself to a workout class didn’t seem fun—and because I was getting far less than eight hours of sleep per night, it definitely didn’t seem healthy. Before, I never skipped a workout, no matter how tired, sore, or unmotivated I was. But now that I was trying to be gentle with my body and spirit, I realized it might be better to sleep in and work out later … or even more extreme, skip my usual sweat session altogether.

So, I gave up my morning workouts cold turkey, and started listening to what my body wanted to do.

Sometimes that meant sleeping for a few more hours.

Sometimes, it meant 15 minutes of yoga-inspired stretches from bed.

Sometimes, it meant lacing up my sneakers and putting in a few miles in the afternoon.

Sometimes, it meant crushing a short BBG workout when I got home from work.


Most of the time, it meant meditating every day and trying to walk as often as possible.

I’m not going to lie to you—I figured I’d probably gain weight. See, I’ve been a consistent runner for nearly two years and usually put in about 30-40 miles a week. That’s a lot of cardio, and it keeps me feeling pretty fit and toned. But over the past few months my body felt so tired that even running—an activity I truly love—seemed like a chore.


So I resigned myself to the idea that I’d gain a little extra fluff while I gave my body a short break, and I was OK with it.

Imagine my surprise when the opposite happened. OK, blowing off my regular morning workouts didn’t give me the body of Kayla Itsines … But it did instantly help with my chronic-feeling fatigue. I also noticed that even though I lost a little muscle definition, I felt better than I had in a while. Instead of waking up sore and achy, I felt light and fresh.

Interestingly enough, my belly bloat diminished, too. Honestly, I’m not sure why—maybe it’s because I was eating less because I wasn’t as hungry as when I normally work out. But I have a feeling my constant bloating had more to do with sky-high stress levels (the stress hormone cortisol causes the body to store calories as belly fat) and chronic inflammation from working out too much.

I’m not quite back into my normal morning workout routine—although I still rise with the sun, I like to take a moment to enjoy my coffee and meditate a little before I get on with my day. Knowing what I know now, I think I’ll probably keep playing my workouts by ear and exercising at times that are convenient for me. After all, the point of exercising is to feel and look good—and I know that I feel my best (and look pretty great!) when I’m not stressed or over-taxing my body.

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Posted by on March 16, 2019 in morning drama


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Posted by on March 15, 2019 in entertainment



There’s A Problem With My Husband Stan!

There’s A Problem With My Husband Stan!

Stan and I have been married for 19 years. And we have two beautiful twin teenage children, a boy and a girl, Reed and Reece. Both are good students and will be graduating in one year. Their graduating and going off to college will leave me alone and vulnerable to the temper tantrums of my husband Stan.

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I work a nine to five job while mothering my two children, cooking cleaning and caring for my husband. Does he ever hit me? No, but he really flies off the handle. For instance: I overslept a couple of mornings leaving Stan without coffee and breakfast. Stan screamed, yelled, threw things all around and breaking them. Our neighbors were disturbed and called the police. Here is another occasion: due to an emetgency meeting at my job, I was late coming home to prepare Stan’s dinner. As a result, Stan deliberately caused the stove and refrigerator to be inoperable. It cost us a good sum of money to have both the stove and the refrigrrator repaired.

So… you all are wondering – “Why don’t you leave that mad man”? My response: I just may do that, AND SOON!

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Posted by on March 15, 2019 in morning drama



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