Sharpettes and Annie Ruth’s Truths, December

I began creating what I call Sharpettes over 30 years ago. As a speaker and writer they became my own way of sharpening my understanding of the meaning, power, and energy of a single word. I am sharing them publicly now in hopes that you will enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed creating them.

The first line is the word.
The second line defines or describes the word twice, 4 syllables for each attempt. You may place a comma or semi-colon between each attempt. So, the second line has a total of 8 syllables.
The third line is a simile. It always begins with the word “Like”, and paints a picture of the word in 10 or 11 syllables.

On some Sharpettes the 4th or 5th syllable of the third line will rhyme with the word on the first line itself. This can yield another insight into the word chosen, and provides a unique and fun poetic challenge.

Enjoy!
David

***


Celebration

Festive event; To honor, praise
Like an acknowledgment with parties and joy.

***

Annie Ruth & David Sharp
Annie Ruth’s Truths are my renderings of folk wisdom and country common sense, gained from a lifetime of listening to my mom, who has a unique way with words, as well as a witty, joyous and playful attitude to go with it! Always fun or sassy, they tell the truth and can make you laugh, shake your head and go “Hmph!” or even make you shout, “Whaaat?!”

A friend of Annie Ruth was planning a party. The friend was at least 20 years younger than Annie. She told Annie Ruth, who was now 81 years old, she was going to start at 7:00 pm, and hoped Annie and some of her other pals could come. Annie said she and the women she would bring were too old for 7:00 pm parties. She told her friend that she needed to be home before it got dark, and would be in bed by 9:00 pm. She suggested that if her friend really wanted her to be there, then she should start the party at 5:00 pm. “Five?!”, the friend exclaimed. “Yes,” Annie explained, with a wry smile. “That way we can come, even if we’re leaving while everyone else is coming.”

Tap Into Transformation, December

COME AND TAP DANCE!
JOIN US FOR FUN, FOOD AND FRIENDSHIP

TAP INTO TRANSFORMATION
This month’s theme: BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Christmas Dreams

December 16, 2016
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Viriditas Studio
4939 N. Broadway, Unit 65
Boulder, CO 80304

WHAT ARE YOUR CHRISTMAS DREAMS? Bring your cheer and the gift of who you are to this month’s Tap Into Transformation, and together we will open our hearts and tap dance to some really fun and jolly holiday music. Wear your sparkly holiday attire and be ready to let your star shine bright! This will be a merry and special evening you won’t want to miss. You will go home flying like Rudolph and feeling on top of the world, empowered to manifest your Christmas dreams. Our meal will be flown in from the North Pole courtesy of Santa Claus!

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WE WILL TEACH YOU TAP STEPS

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
WE PROVIDE TAP SHOES

To Reserve Tickets: 1-888-612-8189
Or online at: www.viriditasllc.com

$25.00 At the door
$20.00 Online or phone reservation
$5.00 Discount for students

Ticket includes dinner

New Year’s Eve Celebration!

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A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM DAVID SHARP
Greetings! I am sending you a special invitation to join me on NEW YEAR’S EVE in my premiere performance as the new vocalist with Mass Hipsteria!

MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!

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Saturday, Dec 31
New Year’s Eve 2016 into 2017 with Mass Hipsteria!

Genre: Dance/R&B
Two Shows:
3-Course Dinner & Show 6:30pm-9:30pm
Ring In the New Year Show 10:00pm – 12:30am
Mass Hipsteria, Denver Metro’s hottest horn band, draws inspiration from the great horn bands of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and 2000 decades, playing classic and contemporary Motown, R&B, Funk, Soul and Rock hits. Mass Hipsteria’s 5-piece horn section, tight, groovin’ rhythm and incredible vocals will make any event the best ever!

First Seating – 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
3-Course Dinner
Champagne Toast
$70 per person *includes gratuity

Second Seating – 10:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Ring in the New Year Show
Champagne Toast
$35 per person admission

Nissi’s
2675 Northpark Dr.,
Lafayette, CO 80022
(303) 665-2757
info@nissis.com

 

Sharpettes & Annie Ruth’s Truths, November

I began creating what I call Sharpettes over 30 years ago. As a speaker and writer they became my own way of sharpening my understanding of the meaning, power, and energy of a single word. I am sharing them publicly now in hopes that you will enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed creating them.

The first line is the word.
The second line defines or describes the word twice, 4 syllables for each attempt. You may place a comma or semi-colon between each attempt. So, the second line has a total of 8 syllables.
The third line is a simile. It always begins with the word “Like”, and paints a picture of the word in 10 or 11 syllables.

On some Sharpettes the 4th or 5th syllable of the third line will rhyme with the word on the first line itself. This can yield another insight into the word chosen, and provides a unique and fun poetic challenge.

Enjoy!
David

***

money
Money

Cash, currency; Tool of trading
Like drugs; helping needy… destroying greedy

***

Annie Ruth & David Sharp
Annie Ruth’s Truths are my renderings of folk wisdom and country common sense, gained from a lifetime of listening to my mom, who has a unique way with words, as well as a witty, joyous and playful attitude to go with it! Always fun or sassy, they tell the truth and can make you laugh, shake your head and go “Hmph!” or even make you shout, “Whaaat?!”

I was telling Annie Ruth about a project that wasn’t attracting customers. It seems I had overpriced my services, and was telling mom about lowering the price.

Annie Ruth: “I told you it sounded like too much. Remember, it’s better to have airn than nairn.”

(Translation: It is better to have some than none… or, it’s better to have earnings than no earnings)

Tap Into Transformation, November

COME AND TAP DANCE!

JOIN US FOR FUN, FOOD AND FRIENDSHIP

TAP INTO TRANSFORMATION
This month’s theme:

Go All The Way!

November 18, 2016
7:00 – 9:00 pm

At the Viriditas Studio
4939 N. Broadway, Unit 65
Boulder, CO 80304

“Your’re a diamond in the rough, a brilliant ball of clay. You could be a work of art, if you just go all the way!” Yes, you guessed it, this month we will be tap dancing to the theme song from the movie KUNG FU PANDA. Join us and explore what it means to go all the way.

Click on the image above to view the video.

Click on the image above to view the video.

WE WILL TEACH YOU TAP STEPS
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
WE PROVIDE TAP SHOES

Join husband and wife tap dancers Jeannine Goode-Allen and David Sharp in their gorgeous and inspiring Viriditas Studio.

$25.00 At the Door
$20.00 Online or Phone Reservation
$5.00 Discount for Students
Ticket includes dinner

To reserve tickets:
1-888-612-8189

Or online at:
www.Viriditas.com

Sharpettes and Annie Ruth’s Truths, October

I began creating what I call Sharpettes over 30 years ago. As a speaker and writer they became my own way of sharpening my understanding of the meaning, power, and energy of a single word. I am sharing them publicly now in hopes that you will enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed creating them.

The first line is the word.
The second line defines or describes the word twice, 4 syllables for each attempt. You may place a comma or semi-colon between each attempt. So, the second line has a total of 8 syllables.
The third line is a simile. It always begins with the word “Like”, and paints a picture of the word in 10 or 11 syllables.

On some Sharpettes the 4th or 5th syllable of the third line will rhyme with the word on the first line itself. This can yield another insight into the word chosen, and provides a unique and fun poetic challenge.

Enjoy!
David

***

sing
Singer
One who croons songs; has vocal chops
Like a communicator through melody.

***

Annie Ruth & David Sharp
Annie Ruth’s Truths are my renderings of folk wisdom and country common sense, gained from a lifetime of listening to my mom, who has a unique way with words, as well as a witty, joyous and playful attitude to go with it! Always fun or sassy, they tell the truth and can make you laugh, shake your head and go “Hmph!” or even make you shout, “Whaaat?!”

Annie Ruth called her brother-in-law to wish him a happy birthday. She sang a very joyous version over the telephone. Afterwards, Uncle Ray, who loves to mess with folk… said, “Uh, well, thanks for singing, Annie… but don’t quit your day job.” He started laughing, thinking he had ribbed her speechless.

But Annie Ruth, without hesitating even for a moment said, “This IS my day job!

It was Uncle Ray who was left speechless.

 

Tap Into Transformation, October

COME AND TAP DANCE!

JOIN US FOR FUN, FOOD AND FRIENDSHIP

TAP INTO TRANSFORMATION

This month’s theme:

Mystery

October 7, 2016
7:00 – 9:00 pm

At the Viriditas Studio
4939 N. Broadway, Unit 65
Boulder, CO 80304

Come get a witch’s shawl on and a broomstick you can crawl on and find your way to the Viriditas studio! We will be getting into the spooky, mysterious and delightful spirit of the Halloween season as we tap dance to kooky and fun tunes, including the Addams family theme song. Be sure to wear your Halloween colors.

We will teach you tap steps
WE PROVIDE TAP SHOES!
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

Join husband and wife tap dancers Jeannine Goode-Allen and David Sharp in their gorgeous and inspiring Viriditas Studio.

jeannine-goode-allen-and-david-sharpTo Reserve Tickets:
1-888-612-8189
Or online at: www.viriditasllc.com

$25.00 At the door
$20.00 Online or phone reservation
$5.00 Discount for students

Ticket includes dinner

Air Conditioning

In our modern world we have technology that allows us to change the environment we live in. If it is too warm in our home we can turn on the air conditioner.

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This instrument conditions the air. It changes what it was and influences it to become something else. Yes, it is still air, but it has a different quality now, namely a cooler temperature. We can also turn on the heater when it gets too cold.

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There are now air purifiers that change the condition of the air we breathe. In an extreme scenario it is even possible to take the air out of a space, creating a vacuum.

People also condition the spaces they are in. They change the space by their very nature. It happens by itself, because of who we are. You have heard the saying, “Everywhere I go, there I am.” This is meant to be somewhat humorous, but it admits the truth that we are who we are, at all times in all spaces and places. Even when we try to be different, we are ourselves trying to be different. You cannot escape who you are in each moment… and neither can others who happen to be in the same space as you.

You have heard the scenario of someone entering a room and taking the air right out of it. It usually happens when a beautiful woman or charismatic man has entered; usually someone so captivating that everyone recognizes the energy that has just entered and filled the room.

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By the same token, we have all experienced someone walking in and instantly causing the space to be filled with tension, anxiety and fear.

This is air conditioning. (Okay, it may be a little corny, but don’t miss the meaning.)

Humans are air conditioners. We change the spaces we inhabit by our very presence. The question is what are we bringing with us everywhere we go?

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We are a complicated species. There are countless emotions and gradations of feelings, judgments and opinions we carry with us at all times. We carry fears, hopes, confidences, expectations, regrets, wishes, and much more. Some of our feelings are subconscious, some even repressed or suppressed. All of it makes us who we are. The reality is that none of us can really hide, even when we are alone. Society itself is an expression of our collective energies and levels of consciousness. We all contribute to the world we have even if we feel insignificant.

Just as light shines forth, so do we. Even light conditions a room… with light, even as the sun changes the condition of our sky with its brightness.

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Intention is a most powerful force in making us who we are and setting the condition we bring. It sets the tone of who we are right now and is the directional compass in determining the person we are moving towards becoming. If one’s intention is to be a good person, they will move in that direction. If one’s intention is to be hellacious, the universe will allow that. To be warm-hearted or cold-hearted is a common understanding of how people can be. Earth is a place where one can become the lowest low or aim for the highest levels of spiritual development.

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The earth itself is an air conditioner. It is set to mirror…us; to respond to us in both subtle and gross ways, some we can see and others so subtle it escapes our physical senses. But earth is also conditioned with wonderful qualities like grace and beauty. Life itself, I believe, is conditioned with love, so that whatever else happens, there is a divine energy that is always available to us. Love is the condition we were created in, no matter how we came to be born, or what the specifics might be about each of our entrances to this life.

Because of the complexities of life itself – what with each of us being like a universe unto ourselves, the question is… What ‘condition’ do you carry with you?

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What do you know you bring with you into the spaces and places you go? What air do you bring to the mixture of air from others? Do people breathe in peace when you are around? Are you a toxic mixture of anger and jealousy? Are you living in desire and pride? Perhaps you are carrying with you joy and love. Perhaps courage is the prevailing energy of your being right now. Whatever it is, it does not stay with you. You share who you are without even trying.

To be aware of your own energy is useful knowledge. To know thyself is wise. To consciously choose to grow in a positive direction is a gift… and to actually do so is a blessing, one that makes you and the world a better place. And to be a blessing is a condition the world could stand to take a breath of… at anytime.

May you have Power For Life Now!
David

Sharpettes & Annie Ruth’s Truths, September

I began creating what I call Sharpettes over 30 years ago. As a speaker and writer they became my own way of sharpening my understanding of the meaning, power, and energy of a single word. I am sharing them publicly now in hopes that you will enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed creating them.

The first line is the word.
The second line defines or describes the word twice, 4 syllables for each attempt. You may place a comma or semi-colon between each attempt. So, the second line has a total of 8 syllables.
The third line is a simile. It always begins with the word “Like”, and paints a picture of the word in 10 or 11 syllables.

On some Sharpettes the 4th or 5th syllable of the third line will rhyme with the word on the first line itself. This can yield another insight into the word chosen, and provides a unique and fun poetic challenge.

Enjoy!
David

***

Abundance
More than enough; a rich supply
Like the sum of stars in a midnight sky…

***

Annie Ruth & David Sharp
Annie Ruth’s Truths are my renderings of folk wisdom and country common sense, gained from a lifetime of listening to my mom, who has a unique way with words, as well as a witty, joyous and playful attitude to go with it! Always fun or sassy, they tell the truth and can make you laugh, shake your head and go “Hmph!” or even make you shout, “Whaaat?!”

Annie Ruth, being the generous Great-grandmother, grandmother and mother she is, invited the kids, the grandkids and great-grandkids over for a dinner. She cooked up a storm… but no one came. They all had some reason or another. However, as life would have it, friends stopped by and of course they smelled the food and wondered if they could partake of Annie’s famed cooking. By the time everyone had come, eaten and left, there was hardly any food left if the relatives who had been invited inquired later in the evening or the next day.

Annie made a list of what she had cooked. The menu was: 2 skillets of cornbread, fried corn, cabbage, green beans and potatoes (mixed together), beef Rice-a-Roni, salad, candied yams, and okra.

When her son called from across the country and heard this story, he said, “Mom, I’m not use to you writing down what you cooked. Why did you make a written menu?” Annie Ruth responded, “I wrote it down to tell ‘em what they wouldn’t be getting.”

 

 

Tap Into Transformation, September

COME AND TAP DANCE!
JOIN US FOR FUN, FOOD AND FRIENDSHIP

TAP INTO TRANSFORMATION

This month’s theme:
RITMO

September 2, 2016, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
At the Viriditas Studio, 4939 N. Broadway, Unit 65
Boulder, CO 80304

Inspired by the powerful rhythms of the Rio Olympics and Brazilian salsa music, we invite you to join us this month as we dance to the rhythms in our souls and express the beats of our spirits.

We will teach you tap steps.
WE PROVIDE TAP SHOES! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

Join husband and wife tap dancers Jeannine Goode-Allen and David Sharp in their gorgeous and inspiring Viriditas Studio.

Flying_high_To Reserve Tickets:
1-­888-­612-­8189 or online at: www.viriditasllc.com

$25.00 At the door
$20.00 Online or phone reservation
$5.00 Discount for students

Ticket includes dinner