With respect to the leaked opinion not yet written for ratification regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's revisiting the original decision of Roe v Wade, whence now nonstop protests have erupted in neighborhoods where U.S. Supreme Court justices live, exhibiting the firm intent to intimidate these officers of the highest court in the land: What action should the federal authorities take?
Publisher's note: One might say that this post and the preceding post, in this spirit-filled category, of Sarah McLachlan is our version of the "Lilith Fair" Christmas. Maybe I can find a suitable Paula Cole Christmas carol - another performer from that "Lilith Fair" Summer, whom I have a tremendous amount of respect for.
Jewel Kilcher is probably the single most talented performer / songwriter, in terms of ballads, in the last 20 years. When I grew up during the Golden Age of Classic Rock, I developed a pure taste for great music. Jewel would have been a huge talent in those heady days.
The reason for her probable popularity during that Golden Age - sincerity of creative spirit, and her emotional singleness of purpose.
Understandably, her magnificent melodic abilities complement so well the subtle beauty of any well crafted Christmas Carol.
Jewel performs her heart out every time she hits the stage. She leaves it all on that platform, where her spirit of pure talent sets her apart from almost everyone else.
We have two carols for you tonight: the first one is Jewel's rendition of "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing." The second is her own creation: "Hands," which is a very spirit filled song, but not so much a Christmas Carol. It is probably one of my favorite Jewel songs, and will be a true classic after we are all gone from this earth.
Below is the beautiful spirit filled song "Hands." Jewel wrote this song when she was in her young twenties, and I find it so remarkable how someone this young can create such pure art. Truly remarkable. This rendition of "Hands" is her Christmas version.
A cool side note here is that the multi-talented Jewel was once married to Bronco Bull Rider Ty Murray. Lucky guy.
An intimate moment: Husband, Ty Murray, and Jewel Kilcher Murray with their recent familial addition.
Publisher's note: If you are really in the Christmas spirit, or just in the need for more, please click here to access all of the holiday spirit in melody and narrative that BCN can harness and offer for this Yuletide Season.
The Golden LEAF Foundation provides scholarships for students from rural areas to attend the state’s colleges and universities. Students who qualify for the Golden LEAF Scholarship may use it to attend North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU)
Recently, Golden LEAF President, Chief Executive Officer Scott T. Hamilton sat down with Peter Hans, President of the President of the University of North Carolina System, via Zoom and filmed the thirteenth edition in a video series called Critical Conversations.