Thursday, December 29, 2016

A REPOST FROM TIME GONE BY - Gabriel Garcia Marquez - His Beautiful Farewell

A coincidence today seeing Gabriel G Marquez' name online as I'd recently searched my library for his books.  Once long ago I read one of his novels; must have been a thousand pages, as I thought back on the time I read it.  It took me forever to finish and I'm a fast reader.  Marquez is Good!  Reading about a different culture, though, was a challenge for me.

It so happened that Marquez died very shortly after this and he left behind some powerful words.

You might enjoy reading some of his works.  I have four his books requested at our local library. They will be able for pick-up in about a week.  Maybe by then I can have a couple read that I checked out yesterday

 Please enjoy his words of goodbye to all his friends and family.


A Genius Says Goodbye   Gabriel Garcia Marquez 

Mr. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, great Latin American writer, has said goodbye to the public life due to complications in his health: lymphatic cancer. He has sent a letter to his friends and thanks to the Internet we all are able to share it. This short text written by one of the most brilliant Latin Americans of the past years is really inspiring:

"If for an instant God forgot that I am just a puppet and He gave me one more piece of life, I would take advantage of that time, the best I could. I probably would not say everything I think, but definitely think all I say.

I would value things not for what they are worth but for what they represent.


I would sleep less and dream more, for every minute we close our eyes, we lose sixty seconds of light.


I would continue where others have stopped and I would rise while others sleep.


If God allowed me one more piece of life, I would dress simpler, would wallow in the sunlight, leaving uncovered, not only my body but my soul.


I would prove to men how wrong they are to think that they stop falling in love as they get older, since they actually start getting older as soon as they stop falling in love.

I would give wings to the children, but I would leave the child alone so that he can learn to fly on his own.


To the old, I would show them how death comes not with the aging process but with forgetting.


So many things I have learned from you . . . I have learned that everybody wants to live at the top of the mountain, forgetting that how we climb is all that matters.


I have learned that when a newborn grabs his father's thumb he takes hold on him forever.
 

I have learned that a man has the right to look down on somebody only when he is helping him to get up.
 

So many things I have learned from you. . . .
 

Always tell what you feel and do what you think.
If I knew that today it would be the last time that I will see you, I will embrace you strongly to be the guardian of your soul.


If I would know that this would be the last minute that I will see you, I would say to you, "I love you"and wouldn't assume that you would know it.


There is always morning when life gives us another opportunity to make things good.


Keep always close to you your dear ones and tell them how much you need them and love them and take care of them.
Take time to say, "I am sorry", "Forgive me", and "Please", "Thank you" and all the nice and lovely words you know.
 

Nobody would remember you if you keep your thoughts secret. Force yourself to express them; show your friends and dear ones how much you care about them.

If you don't, tomorrow will be the same as today and it will not matter either...


For you, with much love and care.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

A Focus for Today

“The unwillingness to forgive another is a curse upon yourself.”

Monday, December 12, 2016

Pondering with Anger - Eight 8 VACATIONS!

Is this not insanity? Why is such waste for the American taxpayers  allowed? These people (current fixtures) take a lot of advantage of those who foot their bills.  Change must come!

Obama Family’s 2015 Hawaii Vacation Cost Taxpayers $4,823,206.88


www.judicialwatch.org (right highlight. click for link)

I find the above website exposes more of truth of what goes on than the overwhelming media outlets.  

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Day I Will Never Forget

November 22, 1963.  I am surprised it has not been remembered by someone in the media today.  I cannot recall another year it wasn't mentioned. 

Apparently the "news-makers" are too busy with the current situations around the world to remember the worldwide grief that surrounded the above date.

So much 'water under the bridge' these many past chaotic years - will it never cease?

Just a little reminder  for those who were around then.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Sister M Lurana Was Right!

Exasperated with his tricks,, Sister Mary Lurana 3rd grade , St. Brigid's School told Bill O'Reilly " You are "A bold fresh piece of humanity".

And that he is!  I love Bill O'Reilly.  Except for a glimpse when passing by a television eight years ago, I have never seen the man. Really. Heard of him, for a brother watches Mr. O'Reilly's show, "The O'Reilly Factor" every night.  That's how I began hearing the name.  I became curious.  Went and checked out a book about him, titled  (what else but) " You are A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity",  his memoir.



I was literally stunned reading the book for I had formed a completely opposite opinion of him, thinking him an angry radical.  Was I ever wrong. I've finished a second book of his and waiting for a third book he has written. Very good writer.  Well, why not?  He's been at it for years. I believe he molded some good kids while teaching them in Florida for two years.  Then it was radio and television work from then on.

I haven't seen his show but have one of them waiting for watching.  If I had access to television, I could watch it live, IF I could stay awake that long, 10pm.  I seriously doubt that happening. Yawn.

O'Reilly is so intelligent, so conscientious, a good human being.  Reading the second book, he speaks of the drug problems in our country ...and from other things I've read, the drug abuse issue, the dark world of drug trade is a fact, a tremendous and chilling fact of life.  Bill proposed a plan that will literally abolish the widespread drug problem in 2 years!  I can see it is definitely workable.  Now why is it that all 'our supposed to be' brilliant folks up there on the hill' have not come up with such a plan?  I'll tell you. Money is why. Too much money to be made with this drug business.  And I'll guarantee that some of those folks 'on the hill' are reaping great benefits from the situation also.  Read some about Mena, Arkansas!  Read the book, "Trance- Formation of America"and you will get educated on the swill abounding everywhere. Information that should be known before you go vote in the upcoming election.

The drug business is well and prospering around where I live also.  Pain clinics  around and about, doctors passing out prescriptions like lollipops. A new methadone clinic is to be built in such a nice village a ways off; a negative situation for the homeowners and businesses they have there.  Common sense would dictate the clinic being built nearer to the hospital district, instead of 17 miles away. But the commissioners of our town decided this move - against all those in that village.

 Shocking. I hear stuff; that's how I know.  Yes, I even have fear being out; how do I know what I may encounter out there.  People moved in across the highway from me; they are being called "Meth Heads".  My peace of mind now gone.  Scary situation. I encountered one girl in my yard who was out of her mind with energy - physical movement and mouth-wise.

It is such a privilege to learn about Bill O'Reilly.  We don't often find one who makes no bones about telling the truth, 'letting the chips fall where they may', so to speak.  I admire him.

Yes, Sister Lurana said it right.  Bill O'Reilly is bold and he is fresh.  No doubt about it.
                                       

Bill O’Reilly – 2nd Most Powerful Man in America?

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Two Thumbs Up for Indonesia Regarding Castration

In the "Latest Headlines" on Yahoo is this news item regarding sexual crimes.  I'm all for it!  There is a critical need around the world for such measures to curb the age-old onslaught of this particular crime against others that is perpetrated by testosterone-driven creatures.


Indonesia passed controversial laws earlier this month authorising chemical castration for paedophiles.

We have this measure for our animals to control its population.  So why not the same for those who have absolutely no sense of morality, decency or responsibility to its victims.  Spay and Neuter - a responsible measure - for the animals  ....four legged and otherwise.

Think about it.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Ara Gureghian's Photography

Over at Ara Gureghian's blog,  http://theoasisofmysoul.com  (Highlight and click for link)  you will find many beautiful views from Ara's travels in the western USA on his cycle, he and his dog, Spirit.  Absolute Poetry, poetry of sky and land. Here is one I borrowed to show you the beauty he travels among. He does nothing to his photos to enhance them!

Ara's Desert Sky


I will tell you nothing else about Ara, but let you discover for yourself.  He is French, used to be a chef.  Today he lives a nomadic lifestyle.  Homeless and so harmed by the painful past.  I have no doubt you will enjoy his writings, words and pictures.  He has even published a coffee table style book showing his talents with the camera.






Monday, October 17, 2016

Reading Can Knock Off My Socks! And Did!

I'm known to crawl around in dark corners and always with trepidation of creatures that may be hulking in that dark.  Now I recall, I was a very curious customer when very young.  It continues to now; that urge to inspect/prowl and so I do on occasion.  Wandering from one link to a next often gives us much; much new insight and exposure to what happens in our world.

The following information, although I don't know why-we know this man by now surely, don't we, is so boggling to my brain.

Keep in mind this man will have/take much control if his mate wins this upcoming election - a partnership personified.

Another in today's news headlines mentioned in this report.  Can our  world ever be fixed!?

As I said last time, law is needed and desperately so to remove the Acts of Sludge and the Actors of Sewage.  Never think evil doesn't exist, for it certainly does.


This is a report written several years ago but it truly casts a spotlight on our current political situation as it stands today 2016.

Now here's the story at this link:   highlight copy and paste


http://www.redflagnews.com/headlines-2015/bill-clinton-and-the-pedophile-the-sex-scandal-that-could-destroy-hillarys-presidential-ambitions

Sunday, October 16, 2016

An Abused One's Opinion

The actress is in the news this week.  I don't knoww her from Adam but I can understand  what she is saying.  It's also time the (world-wide, no doubt) issue is harnessed in by law, very harsh law.  She's been abused and is Mad!  This story is out in Hollywood but it's happening everywhere, for way too long.

 — #WhyWomenDontReportrose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 14, 2016


I fully agree.
I am wondering though why the focus is so much on Trump when Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton's Co-Hopeful to Be is guilty as sin and we are hearing nothing or very little regarding all his Sleaze of the past and still in continuance, from what I read.   

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Morning Meander of Mine



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ihOXaU0I8o

This link is a five minute video of Ms Obama shopping with Ellen De ... somebody.  Copy and Paste it, watch it and give me your thoughts on what you watched.  Seems inappropriate behavior for the highest lady of our land to be sharing with the world of "we the people".  I like and expect dignity from this position she has. Definitely not as Elizabeth of England would be sharing, I would never think. Dignity should be the rule of  ''dem dat iz anz dems dat wanna beez".  Oh, I think of one that is so dignified, one of  "dem wanna beez" but I know its a facade, fake as Fake. Videos available on this subject also!

I can understand those behind a program (they want great ratings =paying advertisers =$profit$) wanting 'top notch possibilities' for that program of a day.  So who higher than ms.prez.  HIGH RATINGS for this little skit. Eh? Right.

An aside: As I watched this clip of shopping, my other eyes would swear I was watching a man and a woman,  NOT two women.  You might notice this oddity also. The body build and stance clue.

Having never watched Ellen before this 5 min. video, I knew her not except for what I'm told by someone/s.  Very wrong impression I've had.  I think she is hilarious and brilliant minded and Real!

I'm such a judging "old bat" at times.  We all have our own standards though of what is proper and what is not.  My standard is that our First Lady (does  much frolicking) and family are in the public eye 'just too damn much'.  A sort of Hollywood (again) stance  This can be much  blamed on our Media though, can't it?

We have problems here.  Choco is growing growths, sort of like warts all over and I don't have any idea what they can be.  In time they grow to become an open wound.  If they are painful for him,  I notice not.  I used gentian violet (that purple medicine, greatly healing) on several and they dried up completely and fast.  There are the bare scars though and soon I fear he will be a 'polka-dotted' pup/Dalmation.   I found more 'warts' this morning.  Getting worried.  So it's doctor time for Choco.  Poor old guy, he's been through a lot.  I actually blame most of his woes on overeating - he TOO wants all and everybody's bites. Fat and lumpy old Choco - that he is!
Oh my!  It's a contest here ...which I often come out the loser.  I blame it on tiredness.

Just my thoughts this morning coming from my still murky mind.  Oh, which direction do I run in this day?  Overwhelming is the situation!  Too many irons in the fire and too many fires to attend to.

May you have such a gorgeous day as the one we have here.  Sun, Sun, Sun! Sweet sunshine.  I dread cold winter, dread it so much.

Bye now.

Monday, October 10, 2016

News Media Silence/Blocking/ Blackout

This 'INCIDENT' supposedly happened in Daytona Beach during Hurricane Matthew, yet their newspaper DOES NOT have one word about it.  Why?  Also why was it not published by the main media such as CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, FOX and others?

Snopes is not as infallible as one might think! The homebased site is run by two Liberals.

They all have lost my trust completely.

Copy and paste the link below and read for yourself

http://thebostontribune.com/florida-business-owners-engage-in-shootout-with-looters-31-confirmed-dead/

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Germany Parade of the Past & A Ribbit Tale

We're (Deservedly) An International Laughing-Stock (pics)

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These floats were part of the annual Carnival Parade in Germany watched by an estimated three million people in three German cities including Düsseldorf.
Doesn't it make you proud to see how the rest of the world is laughing at the U.S.A.?

You can bet the pro-Obama media will never print these pictures!  So send this to all your friends.





Click images to enlarge.
Don't think these were from THIS year's parade, not that it matters.
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And He's Sticking To It! - lol

A man takes the day off work and decides to go out golfing.
He is on the second hole when he notices a frog sitting next to the green.
He thinks nothing of it and is about to shoot when he hears, “Ribbit 9 Iron."

The man looks around and doesn't see anyone. Again, he hears, "Ribbit 9 Iron." He looks
at the frog and decides to prove the frog wrong, puts the club away, and grabs a 9 iron.

Boom! He hits it 10 inches from the
cup. He is shocked. He says to the frog, "Wow that's amazing. You must be a lucky frog, eh?  The frog replies, "Ribbit Lucky frog." The man decides to take the frog with him to the next hole.

"What do you think frog?" the man asks. "Ribbit 3 Wood. The guy takes out a 3 Wood and, Boom! Hole in one. The man is befuddled and doesn't know what to say. By the end of the day, the man golfed the best game of golf in his life and asks the frog, "OK where to next?" The frog replies, "Ribbit Las Vegas.”

 
They go to Las Vegas and the guy says, "OK frog, now
what?" The frog says, "Ribbit Roulette." Upon approaching the roulette table, The man asks, "What do you think I should bet?" The frog replies, "Ribbit $3000, black 6." Now, this is a million-to-one shot to win, but after the golf game the man figures what the heck.  Boom! Tons of cash comes sliding back across the table.

The man takes his winnings and buys the best room in the hotel. He sits the frog down and says, "Frog, I don't know how to repay you. You've won me all this money and I am forever grateful."
The frog replies, "Ribbit Kiss Me." He figures why not, since after all the frog did for him, he deserves it. With a kiss, the frog turns into a gorgeous 15-year-old girl. "And that, your honor, is how the girl ended up in my room. So help me God or my name is not William Jefferson Clinton."
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Friday, October 7, 2016

"Murphy's Law" - Then There's My Murphy - edited

I just read something that spoke of Murphy's Law, which is "If anything can go wrong, it will.  I've lots that can go wrong and which have.  Some things never go wrong when based in the heart and that was when I decided to let my dog Luci be bred.  I will never regret my decision on this, for my love and the little dog's affection could never go wrong.

My Murphy.  She is the Law (laid dawn law) around here.
I Can Now Say, "Come on, Come on, I Dare You?  I'll Pulverize You"
 Here she is at 5 weeks old, an amazing animal among all her siblings.  The biggest born, crawling immediately after her arrival into this world: she has yet to slow down.  First at the feeding trough (what a little Miss Piggy) Swallows every bite whole; seems this is harmful but she has to do something so to get her every bit  + the  5 others' bites.  She will take a bite from another's mouth without a qualm. What a little bulldozer she is at every meal.  No wonder she weighs more than her mama already and not quite four months old.  She is the one to start a game of chase or out to investigate this big space. Ripples with muscles and still so very young.  Her wavy locks change almost daily.  She makes me want to dance!

 Trying out different names very soon, I spoke "Murphy" couple times and away she went with It.  Very sharp little animal BUT becoming a problem as an escape artist.

Two months ago, I said "soon they will be too big to slither through that fence.  Well, was I mistaken! She and her sister still easily escape and follow the dachshund, Choco, as he saunters about outside the fence.  She has actually the strength to spread the wiring  to accommodate her growing size.  I worry for the highway is right here in front.  Oh no, Murphy's Law.

My Murphy could be on the stage. She's a real show dog. The most perfect stance she has.  She's very outgoing and will chase and attack the biggest of the pack.  A little bully even, at times.  So Murphy can and is taking care of herself well.  Hopefully, nothing ever goes wrong for her.  I love her to pieces!  Along with all the rest of my animals.

 How in the world can I make a decision to let some of my family go, although it has become a burden for me now, trying to keep up with them.

Ha, ha, ha,
I love it when their bedtime comes.  So nice and quiet around here then. :)


  

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Poster on My Wall

                                                WHERE ALL THINK

                                                  ALIKE, NO ONE

                                              THINKS VERY MUCH
                                     
                                                 compliments of Hamilton Bank 1980


I had a sheaf of posters way back then, some funny, some profound.  Today I'm clearing out Stuff.  Enough is enough, I have finally said to myself.  I must be one of the worst of pack rats, though only because there's never enough time to keep up/organize stuff as I went along, too much on my plate of the moment.  Ha ha ha,  I've always been a busy girl, poking my fingers into all types of projects. Back in the 'good old days' I would hit the housework running, have everything in immaculate order and a pot of soup bubbling on the stove and READY by noon! A Project begins i.e..making  a dress or 2 or even 3.  By morning one could see the tools and fabrics accumulating, scraps  on the floor and thereabout.  The more I delved into my sewing the more clutter accumulated and the I'll tell you, for two solid weeks on a sewing project finally bowled me over with the fact that I need to do some housework!  Ah, such is my life.  I put aside everything when I get the notion to create.  Today I'm faced with all the STUFF and chaotic non-organized mess. My bones (having almost quit working) is a critical factor today against making much progress.

So, the words of the poster are fact; what if everyone thought and did as I?  I'll tell you, it would be a disaster, a chaotic mess of a world to exist in.  



Friday, September 30, 2016

Hillary's Stance 10 Years Ago

http://dailycaller.com/2016/09/29/flashback-10-years-ago-today-hillary-voted-for-a-massive-border-fence/

Highlight and link to the above short video.  Ah, how fallible mankind's memory.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

It's The Same Sad Story

34 years later.

Some say that God has approved of their mob
Esteeming their purposes alone
Choosing sides with a definite pride
And taking their cause for His own

Everybody loves a holy war
Draw the line and claim divine assistance
Slay the ones who show the most resistance
Everybody loves a holy war

Many's the man with the iron hand
Supposing his own thoughts to be Divine
He will break any bond -
'cause the other man's always wrong
It's a handy excuse for his crimes

Everybody loves a holy war
Draw the line and claim divine protection
Kill the ones who show the most objection
Everybody loves a holy war

Dissident cries are met with cold eyes
And treatment the devil would get
Righteousness and truth
can be weapons in the hands of fools
While innocents go to their deaths

Everybody loves a holy war
Draw the line and claim divine assistance
Slay the ones who show the most resistance
Everybody loves a holy war


....Everybody Loves a Holy War
Written by Mark Heard
© 1982 Bug 'n Bear Music ASCAP

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Don't you too feel it is time we begin to work for a peaceful existence?  Inform your leaders; they seem not to know how to bring this about.  Our children are fodder for the cash cows

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

My "Babies"





Ernie after Ernest the Borgie -  his eyebrows. See?
                                         
Ms. Murphy here. Hello.

"Where's my sweater?  It's cold out here"

Mama Luci and Papa Sam, Yorkshire and toy Poodle









I've got my hands full! Four babies I have, 8 weeks old and running my world they are.  This situation was unplanned, believe me.  Sam only weighs 2 1/2 pounds ....but he moves fast!

Monday, July 4, 2016

Art and Artists

 My life is ruled by the seasons of the weather. Sometimes I dig dirt. Other times I dig art.

The painting is "After the Wake".  A fine artist there.  Local.

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"We Are Running"


"We are running,

running and

time is clocking us

from the edge like an only

daughter.

Our mothers stream before us,

cradling their breasts in their

hands.

Oh pray that what we want

is worth this running,

pray that what we’re running

toward

is what we want."



~ Lucille Clifton

Monday, June 27, 2016


Sunday, June 26, 2016

"Just Remember..."

"I know the world seems terrifying right now and the future seems bleak. Just remember human beings have always managed to find the greatest strength within themselves during the darkest hours. When faced with the worst horrors the world has to offer, a person either cracks and succumbs to ugliness, or they salvage the inner core of who they are and fight to right wrongs. Never let hatred, fear, and ignorance get the best of you. Keep bettering yourself so you can make the world around you better, for nothing can improve without the brightest, bravest, kindest, and most imaginative individuals rising above the chaos."
- Cat Winters

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Very Reasonable Assessment - 38+ minutes


GERALD CELENTE: HUMANITY ON THE BRINK OF GLOBAL INSANITY 2016


https://youtu.be/uFwnAZ9UyGo



Gerald Celente

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gerald Celente
Gerald Celente RT interview.jpg
Born November 29, 1946 (age 69)
The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Ethnicity Italian American
Occupation Trend forecaster
Gerald Celente (born November 29, 1946) is an American trend forecaster,[1][2] publisher of the Trends Journal, business consultant[3] and author who makes predictions about the global financial markets and other events of historical importance. Celente has described himself as a "political atheist" and "citizen of the world".[4] He has appeared as a guest on media outlets such as CNN, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Morning News, The Glenn Beck Show, NBC Nightly News, The Alex Jones Show, Coast to Coast AM and Russia Today.[5][6][7]

Sunday, May 22, 2016

What is Rain?

Rain is the Life Source for all that lives.  Never curse the rain;  only will it's compliance gently as needed.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

It Pays to Pay Attention - The Controlled Media


Monday, May 16, 2016

 

 

"How It Really Is"

"The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity- much less dissent."
- Gore Vidal

Friday, May 13, 2016

Coming Soon Expose - Path of a Politician



 "The Confessions of 'Congressman X'"
by David Martosko
"A new book threatens to blow the lid off of Congress as a federal legislator's tell-all book lays out the worst parts of serving in the House of Representatives – saying that his main job is to raise money for re-election and that leaves little time... 

Read further on Coyote's blog http://coyoteprime-runningcauseicantfly.blogspot.com/2016/05/the-confessions-of-congressman-x.

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This isn't such a  "Big Surprise", is it?  Today we are learning more how it really is with most in the political arena and those who strive (and thrive) to stay in that venue- building their bank accounts.

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If I weren't over the hill age-wise and didn't abhor cheating, lying and always having a hand out/begging, I could be a good candidate for office. What do you think?  Ha,ha,ha,ha.  
I'm capable!  I will read this expose of the bs society exists under today, yesterday and tomorrow.

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Do you have a clue how many retired politicians ride on our dimes?  Just to begin with, we have 4 former presidents  (#5 come January) reaping all the benefits gained; a free ride ''til death do us part'...but then there are the wives we have to continue with riding on our dimes.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

"The Deadliness of Certainty" by Kathleen Parker - Post from Coyote Prime

"The Deadliness of Certainty"
by Kathleen Parker
"Freud recognized that human beings have a sex drive and even a death drive. Is it possible that we also have an aphorism drive? We do seem attracted to pat answers and pithy summation- especially from our politicians. It isn't enough to be wise or effective; one must be quotable. In fact, aphorism is the oldest written art form, according to aphorism expert and author James Geary ("The World in a Phrase: A Brief History of the Aphorism"). Before famed aphorists Mark Twain, Dorothy Parker and Woody Allen put the party in repartee, Buddha, Jesus and Muhammad were creating buzz. Five thousand years ago, the Egyptians and Chinese were chiseling out sturdy statements of universal truth.
Les bons mots tend to make us feel better, lending form to our thoughts and order to our emotions. They're especially useful in times of duress. Eulogies and editorials invariably feature those three little words: "As [fill in the blank] said." Here comes one now: "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Ahhh. Feeling better already. Thus was born the Hallelujah Chorus. Then again, more often these days, a politician's happy turn of phrase makes me feel worse. I don't know whether to clap my hands or clutch my wallet. Why does the very thing intended to make one feel uplifted and inspired make me feel manipulated and skeptical?
Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert, writing in the New York Times, inadvertently may have offered a clue. He was explaining that people are happiest when they are certain. We don't like not knowing, apparently, even when what we know is awful. Gilbert cited various experiments to make his point, including one involving the certifiably awful colostomy. People who knew their colostomies would be permanent were happier than people whose colostomies might someday be reversed. Gilbert's conclusion: People would rather know than not know. Knowing, they can make psychological adjustments. "We find our bootstraps and tug," he wrote. "But we can't come to terms with circumstances whose terms we don't yet know."
Gilbert's observations were in the context of our current economic woes. As soon as we know how bad things are (or aren't), he said, we'll adapt and get along just fine. He may be right as far as it goes, but the same uncertainty that makes human beings unhappy also stimulates the creativity that makes us happy. Was Leonardo da Vinci happy? Homer? George Washington? Man's drive to create isn't born of contentment but of anxiety attached to the unconscious agitation that comes from the greatest certainty ever devised: Death. Here is a truism, if not an aphorism. Without death and the certainty of physical finitude, Homo sapiens would never have left the cave. Unhappiness and uncertainty- rather than happiness and certitude- are what get us off our duffs. No misery. No Sistine Chapel.
So what happens to the creative spirit when government steps in to soothe our anxieties? Without unhappiness, what happens to culture? Without adversity, what happens to motivation? Parents know. Suffice to say, the work ethic is not strong among the coddled. Most important, with all needs met, what happens to freedom- that human recoil against imposed order?
When Rahm Emanuel said, "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste," he wasn't the first or the last to express the sentiment. George W. Bush was accused of taking advantage of Americans' post-Sept. 11 terror to expand executive power. Barack Obama will be remembered for creating budget-busting social programs while Americans were caught in the headlights of unemployment and economic reversal. The citizen's fear is the politician's elixir. Certainty may be the promise of government, but uncertainty is the grease of free markets. Uncertainty was also America's midwife. Without a tolerance for uncertainty- and unhappiness- our nation's Founders might have remained in their rockers.
Previous generations understood that life is a gamble of uncertain returns. They were sometimes sad because life is sometimes sad. They were good at coping in bad times because downturns were more familiar than upticks. Today, we apparently trade liberty for certainty and our once-swashbuckling spirit for contentment, preferably in pill form. All we need is a nice aphorism to help the medicine go down. Here's one beloved by conservatives to get things rolling: "A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have." Happy now?"

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

You or I Could (and will) Be The Next Target. Count on it!

How deceived we are.  Our constitution is in critical danger.  The video below sheds tremendous dialogue with the women of the Bundy family.  Frankly, (after reading listening to the media reports over a period of weeks of the Bundy standoff) I've become more disbelieving of what we as a society is willing to accept regarding  our lives.

Caravan To Midnight – Episode 500 First Time Ever: The Bundy Women Speak Out.

The 35min. mark confirms what I've always felt.

The video is so revealing that I hope you will pass it on so others can listen to the truth coming from these mothers and wives.  They are in dire straits trying to cope (my opinion).

http://overpassesforamerica.com/?p=27242

We the People either wake up to reality or become more crushed and tied down.   To remain silent is to agree with what is going on or true fear of what is happening day in and day out; or just couldn't give a toot about anything but our own self-comfort.  We must overcome our harsh authority!

The Bundy situation is just ONE of the issues of what's wrong in America. There are bushel-basketsful.  Of course there is much good happening among outselves; But we are overwhelmed with government edicts.  Also, their rules of "You do as I say, not as I do" is a touch of itchy/scratchy along the edges, isn't it?.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A Quote

     
Your ego gets in the way at times...​​​​​​​"

​​​​​​​~VERONICA

Monday, April 11, 2016

Posted by Coyote Prime

 over at Running'cause I Can't Fly blog

 

Monday, April 11, 2016

The Economy: “Something Wicked This Way Comes”

“After Emergency Federal Reserve Meeting Today, Obama and Biden
 to Meet with Yellen. Rumor: Martial Law Discussions for Banking Failure”
by U.S. Reporter
Apr 11, 2016, Last modified 13:40 - “Rumors swirling say "Martial Law discussions over a banking system failure" are the reasons President Obama and Vice President Biden are to meet with Fed. Chair Janet Yellen today after the Federal Reserve's Emergency Meeting this morning. In the history of the United States, it has never before taken place that both the President AND Vice President meet "unexpectedly" with the Federal Reserve. Speculation is already flowing all over Washington, DC that it may have something to do with "the survival of the government." Members of the House and Senate are said to have been "up all night" in discussions and meetings; with floods of phone calls back and forth.  
More: Tuesday and Wednesday the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meet in DC and on Thursday the IMF and World Bank meet in DC as well. All the leading bankers in the world will be in DC this week. 
Something wicked this way comes and it is coming very, very soon; within days we suspect.
Next Tuesday: The Chinese are scheduled to announce their switch from dollar to yuan on Tuesday, April 19th; which will send about two TRILLION in cash back to the US and send inflation skyrocketing overnight.
If you are not prepared, you have run out of time. You need to have emergency cash to live on in case banks close for a couple weeks and shut down credit, debit cards and ATM's; not cash to pay your bills, but rather cash to SURVIVE with for food, fuel, medicine. Stores may have to close, so you'd better have food,  the shelf-stable type that doesn't go bad: 50lb Bag(s) of rice, Boxes of various Pasta, canned meats, jarred sauces. Butter, sugar, salt etc. Enough to survive for awhile just in case.
While today's Expedited meeting of the federal reserve was called last Thursday, over the weekend astonishing banking developments took place in Europe. Austria became the first European nation to utilize the new "Bail-in" regulations, seizing 54% of Senior Bondholders stock value to pay the bad debts of Hypo Alpe Adria bank/the Heta Asset Resolution AG. While senior bond holders were considered "preferred" creditors and got 46% of their investment covered, Depositors were considered "subordinated" creditors and got: NOTHING!  Citizens were left broke. Story Here.
Five hours later, the Finance Minister of Italy called an Emergency Meeting of Italian Bankers in Rome to engage what he called a "last resort" to deal with$360 Billion in bad loans against banks with only $50 Billion in Capital. That story is Here.
It appears an actual worldwide banking crisis is lIterally within view on the horizon and this week seems to be when all of it may come to a head. Perhaps that's why the Finance Ministers of the G-20 nations will meet in Washington Tuesday and Wednesday, and then on Thursday, the World Bank and IMF will meet in Washington. With every major banker in the world meeting in Washington this week, something is surely "up," and many people are starting to think the general public is about to get "hosed."
https://www.superstation95.com/

Related:
“Bank Bail Ins Begin as EU Bank “Bailed In” In Austria”
http://www.zerohedge.com/

“Our Impending Failure As A Nation”
“Simple Math Shows America Is Headed for an Economic Disaster”
http://dailyreckoning.com/

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Now I Get It

I'm reading Seymour Hersh's "The Dark Side of Camelot", an account of the days of John Kennedy's life and his rise to become our president in 1960.  

It certainly isn't a pleasant picture that tells of how political candidates fight to gain what they want.  None of their tricks is 'too dirty'.  I've heard, know a bit about, and read about the 'antics' of the drum-beaters.  But their antics go far deeper than one can imagine.  Truly!

We as John Q Publics, we ordinary citizens, realize practice makes perfect, so my feeling is that in the future it will still be as secretive and stinking rotten as it was then and way farther back before the Kennedy games, most likely from the very first political game with George Washington.

This book is lengthy, was well researched and is rich with footnotes.  I find that Seymour Hersh is the author of many books that expose all the hidden information that we rarely learn about.  I will continue reading some of his books.  He is a fine writer.  It is fairly shocking to me to have reached the age of 75 and not to have known of the seriously dirty deeds that
 are done.  I don't think we as a nation ever have the right to preach morality or compassion, truthfulness to another, especially when being represented by such scandalous standards.  

I apply what I've learned from this book to the fiasco today, this (18 months) campaign and fully distrust what I hear the candidates saying and doing.

Read this if you want more truth!  The media - completely controlled ...or else!

Now I Get It!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Does Lying Save Necks?

There is nothing more dangerous in this world than telling the truth,”.  A quote from one who is well aware of the chaos/death and destruction that worsens day by day.

Is this why so many liars exist?

Planet Earth - an illusion, for certain.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Mouse Control


Artist Unknown



I like the ability. The artist certainly knows how to control his tools in Paint program.

Everything is easy once one learns control of tools.  Be it a canvas, hammer & nails, pick & shovel, your brain, whatever; learn how to use your tools. I love to learn. That's what life is about - learning. 

Saturday, April 2, 2016

I Say

"Suck it up, girl".  Megyn Kelly, you have many years left and will experience more if you continue on the same path.  I've  seen hostility in your eyes!  It would be so nice if you and FOX news would
 consider downgrading the sexy adornment too. 
Megyn Kelly HD Wallpapers | HD Wallpapers 360

Call me a snob or whatevert - I get so tired of seeing women on the public scene exposing more and more of their 'charms'every day.  This appeals to the MEN - mostly! What is the main purpose of this on Fox News?  My guess is , in the long run, more profit for FOX!  Sex sells!


It seems the world follows the Hollywood culture more than they realize.  Glitz and glamour is the mode for dress today.  Demoralizing. Not just for the sexy model but for those who ogle and salivate.  Mankind surely is moving down a very negative path.

https://www.yahoo.com/?r640=1268895273 for her latest whine. Megyn is dressed properly for public view in this instance and her audience.

Now Amy Goodman can give the news - straight on news.  Ms Goodman is a serious person. http://www.democracynow.org/

 

Friday, March 25, 2016

Eagle Watching Today



 How they have grown since I last watched them!


http://www.georgiawildlife.com/BerryEagleCam


Saturday, March 19, 2016

Readers, Comments, Drunken Drivers, iPhones, Spit and a Frog

 I often wonder about visitors to this blog; who they are, where they live, what their life is like.  My posts generate very few and almost rare comments.  The traffic counter shows readers from "everywhere" but no comments.  You are counted even if you click on and click out instantly; this is considered "surfing the web", isn't it?  I'm sure they don't slow down and read or investigate further what I may be saying.  That's okay, even when it may be their loss.  "Anastasia" is such a loss.Two frequent visitors, one from Shawnee, OK, another in Donora, PA, I realize aren't "surfers", yet they remain silent.  I'm just curious as to who you are and the fact you come by so often.  Come on Shawnee and Donora - say something! I'm pleased you are curious enough to check in frequently.

It is downright chilly this morning. I'm wrapped in winter garb once again.  The recent perfect days have spoiled me, so much so that all I want is warm sunshine.  Very soon, though, I'll no doubt be griping about the unrelenting high temps. Ha, don't we all! When I read of people experiencing 90 deg. and higher, uncomplaining, happily going about their lives, I think 'what a wimp' I must be.  Nevertheless, I am thoroughly happy with these 'springy' days with all nature arising to greet me every morning.  I must get busy and spit on some seeds and sink them into the soil.  My hopes are high again this year for luscious fresh foods to heal what ails me.  My turmeric plant is GROWING!

"Spit"? you may wonder, with raised eyebrows.  Well, those Ringing Cedar books can tell you about this!  We are so technologically ingrained that we have dismissed the true nature of life, the true reason we are in existence.  Another tidbit from Anastasia: If you have roaches, get yourself a little frog, bring it indoors and quickly eliminate that problem.

Punching the keys of the 'toys'- iPhoness today is most prominently seen.  I just wish the idiots would keep their eyes on their driving (or walking) and quit scaring the hell out of me.  Twice yesterday, it was only inches that saved me from being annihilated while infrequently being out and about.  Wouldn't it be nice to travel the roads without numerous cars weaving about like a bunch of drunkards given free access to do their thing!  This situation is what has me staying off the roads as much as possible.  It is so stressful driving along with unforgivable idiots.  Yet, our lawmakers seem to be totally unconcerned!  No wonder much of society it in an uproar these days.  We need a few politicians who have the guts to stand up to what needs to be corrected.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

A Treasure I Recommend

 Ever heard of a tree named Ringing Cedar? They are only found in Russia and Lebanon.

Some time ago I spoke of a series of books, The Ringing Cedars Series and "Anastasia" is Book 1.
9 total.  I almost finished the series back when and had a wish you could read them also.  I was so impressed with the information that I talked to everyone of what I learned.  They are amazingly informative and highly directional for one's well-being in all aspects of  life.

Well, here I am again today starting over with Book 1.  Here is a link if you may wish to check further into them - www.RingingCedars.com.  And below is the home page telling about this young woman, Anastasia.  The books were translated into English a few years ago. The setting is Russia 1995.

Read and you will be changed completely, in such a super-excellent way.

The books are quality made also - Beautiful.



Book 1 - “Anastasia”


You're about to meet Anastasia—a beautiful young woman—found in 1995 living alone deep in the remote wild forests of Siberia. Anastasia is unlike anyone you have met, yet what she is about to share with you will have you remembering so much that you have forgotten—that you may feel like you are awakening from a long sleep!
WARNING!  — Nothing can really prepare you for the amazing journey you are about to take in these 9 books.  And once you start — there's no stopping!  Get ready for the most mind-blowing read of your life! These books have an “mysterious energy” encoded in the pattern and rhythm of the words that will begin resonating deep within your being and re-open the doors to a world you have likely long forgotten!   Your life is about to change—forever—and we mean in a really amazing way!
Prepare to meet the purest, happiest and most powerful person alive today!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Celery? I Never Knew This

 Celery is a Natural Pain Reliever

The same compound in celery that can lower your blood pressure, 3NB, is also able to relieve the pain of gout, arthritis, and fibromyalgia, according to some studies.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Veronica Says

"  Your guides whisper continuously in hopes of connection with you.  In a frantic pace in physical it can be most impossible to connect."

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

My "Relaxed and Educated" Morning

   Her name is Wisdom, still alive 10 years more than the oldest banded bird.  I think I read Wisdom is 67 years old.

Oldest Bird Alive


http://earthsky.org/earth/oldest-known-wild-bird-is-raising-a-new-chick.


http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Midway_Atoll/wildlife_and_habitat/Wisdom_Profile.html

I thoroughly enjoyed while reading at this website and watching a video of the albatross birds.  It tells that Wisdom has traveled millions of miles in her lifetime.  Amazing, and you will learn also the birds don't have to put a lot of effort into flying these many miles.

The article speaks of how they eat of whatever is floating on the seas, including all our plastic!

Which brings to mind the fact that I am separating ALL plastic from my garbage (and cans, glass, etc).  Yes, it does take extra steps and minutes of one's time until it becomes an important habit and goes more smoothly and faster.  A plastic grocery bag gets filled every two weeks - that's a LOT OF PLASTIC.  I rinse off food residue or debris and break down large pieces.  I am stunned by the amount of plastic generated in just my small space and overwhelmed when thinking of the 'worldwide' usage. We humans are definitely destroying our only home.  What then?

There are 1000s albatross on this Midway Island, a small atoll where my deceased brother was stationed for a full year while in Navy.  He worked in Search and Rescue, a very bad, heartrending job.  He told me about the 'goonie birds' on the island - "Nasty Creatures" he called them. I believe Midway is 1 mile by 1/2 mile wide

I'm just certain you will enjoy watching and reading all the information.  So go ahead,  copy and paste the links in your browser; click and sit back and relax.  Nature is wonderful and this is a nature adventure you will be rewarded by.

Monday, March 7, 2016

I Couldn't Agree More

..."Trump was saying the same thing about America needing to look after its own interests 20 years ago. No matter how grating and arrogant his demeanor may be, his words are the truest being spoken by any presidential candidate. We need to elect a president that will get things done, not another worthless puppet who will go along to get along."

Go over to Gorges blog and read the full narrative. 

Gorges Grouse   http://gorges-smythe.blogspot.com/2016/03/my-hatred.html

News - Sounds Good to Me

Leave it to the Japanese, a very smart society.  Here, from Naturalon.com, an article of an amazing toothpaste "No More Cavities".  Now if only he can make it safe for home use; only used by dentists at present, this is probably yet unavailable in the US. It will most certainly be expensive but the savings of not going to the dentist would more than cover the cost. 

http://naturalon.com/the-toothpaste-that-might-make-dentists-obsolete/?omhide=true&utm_source=Naturalon&utm_campaign=acc28de6b8-March_53_6_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d65efa41ad-acc28de6b8-119358249




Thursday, March 3, 2016

He Lived a Unique Interesting Life


Looking for the 'P's I saw Obituary, entered it and found this one of my classmate, Jimmy White.  We graduated 8th grade together.  After college, he and his sister rose high in their careers in DC.  They were both shy, quiet.  Jimmy's life was quite unique.  A few years ago he sent me several catalogs of beautiful botanical drawings on display at Carnegie-Mellon Institute.  This was a couple years before he died.  He gave no clue of his illness.  I treasure the beautiful artworks an will be reminded of Jimmy as I look them over and remember him as the young man he was, so quiet and mannerly.

After I read the obituary, I went to Google for information about Carnegie-Mellon Institute.  I was amazed by it all. So many different styles of architecture within one campus. Every building exquisite in style.  Pictures, paintings, Museums galore.  A thriving institute.  More to explore. You won't be disappointed if you check it out.  I wish I could walk; I would go see it all

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Obituary: James Joseph White / Courtly curator of Carnegie Mellon's Hunt Institute
May 6, 1941 - April 12, 2011
April 18, 2011, 9:30 AM
By Moriah Balingit Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Depending on whom you talked to, James Joseph White was a world-renowned curator of botanical art, an enthusiastic Civil War re-enactor, an expert archivist, a parrot enthusiast, an obsessive collector or a patron of Indian classical music.

"When he discovered something that fascinated or intrigued him ... he became deeply involved," said Maggie Forbes, director of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, where Mr. White helped preserve Civil War artifacts.

Mr. White, former curator of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at Carnegie Mellon University, died Tuesday of a degenerative neurological disease. He was 69.
Mr. White was born and raised in Johnson City, Tenn., where his sister said he taught himself to play the piano by ear, raised birds, maintained a model train collection and amassed collections of coins, stamps and butterfly specimens.

He went on to attend East Tennessee State University, where he earned a bachelor's degree. He later moved to Washington, D.C., where he took classes in botany at George Washington University, art classes at the Corcoran Museum of Art and headed the Herbarium Services Unit at the Smithsonian Institution.

At the Smithsonian, he told colleagues he would often stumble upon original botanical art in the drawers housing the institution's herb collection, and his passion for the art was born. He moved to Pittsburgh in 1978, joining the Hunt Institute as a curator, and was instrumental in expanding and cataloging the institute's collection.

In 1996, he traveled to Bangalore, India, on a Fulbright Award to catalogue a colonial era collection of botanical art, spending hours in a stifling hot library to catalog more than 1,000 works and later put the work of many Indian artists on exhibition at the institute. He developed a deep appreciation for Indian culture, later practicing Sikhism and helping to establish the Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth at CMU.
Lugene Bruno, a curator at the institute, called him "meticulous and diligent" in his work. He cataloged the institute's entire collection and put it on the Internet, making it a valuable resource for artists worldwide. Near the end of his career, the American Society of Botanical Artists named their award for excellence after him.

"He was like an icon among [botanical artists]," Ms. Bruno said. He was a widely known authority in the field, but was also a nurturing mentor, she said.

Outside of the institute, Mr. White threw the same fastidiousness and passion into his interest in the Civil War, sparked by a trip to Gettysburg, said his sister, Brenda White.
He was a surgeon, flag bearer and infantryman with the Pennsylvania 9th Regiment of Civil War re-enactors. Fellow re-enactors marveled at the earnestness of his performance and his meticulously kept uniform.

Exceedingly soft-spoken and shy in his daily life, Mr. White was transformed and electrified during re-enactments, brandishing a musket in mock battles. And more than one person remarked that even out of uniform, his mannerisms, posture and general affect were of another century.
"It was just his diction and very much his look," said Ms. Forbes. "He stood ramrod straight ... and was always courtly."

Ms. White said her brother always reminded her of Abraham Lincoln, "tall and thin."

In the 1990s, Mr. White lent his skills as a curator to the Andrew Carnegie Free Library's Civil War room, once a meeting place for a post of the Grand Army of the Republic. The room had been sealed off to preserve the artifacts because the library did not have the money to preserve them. Mr. White was instrumental in cataloging the works and preserving the paper artifacts -- diaries and letters of Civil War veterans -- for the library. His uniform is now on display there.

After Mr. White was diagnosed with frontal lobe atrophy, a friend helped him auction off his extraordinary collection of botanical art, on display in his meticulously kept Victorian home, to pay for his nursing home care. He was living at Kane Regional Hospital in Scott when he died.
"If I could live half the life he did, I'd be happy," Ms. White said.
Mr. White is survived by his sister.
Cargenie-Mellon Institute  - areal view


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My belief is that Jimmy led a very calm peaceful life, enjoying every minute of it.  Reading this I knew from whom he'd taken several traits.  His father was a clean-neat-freak (sorry) married to my aunt.  He drove her berserk. LOL

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