Monday, May 2, 2016

Spring Cleaning?

He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions. - Confucius


This sort of goes along with last week's quote by Robert Frost. Considering all the nothingness that is being spontaneously spouted about over the air waves, it seems that there are more questions being asked than answers being spewn forth from those from whom we would like truthful and straightforward dialog.

Such is any election year when the telephone rings non-stop and your mailbox is filled with dead trees upon which the candidate of the day is touting his pristine record while slinging his (or her) opponent a mud pie to the face.

Outright lies and half truths are the pitfall of modern politics, but no doubt this has been the case, on some level, since the beginning of government. I think it is time for a little Spring cleaning.

Let's start with some Windex® so we can see through the hazy rhetoric, some bleach to clean up around their back doors, and a hand truck to move them to the curb. Who's with me? Rubber gloves and dust masks provided. Beer and pizza when we're done.



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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Say What?

Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it. - Robert Frost


I am going to just let this speak for itself because I think there is enough nothing being said in today's world.



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Monday, April 18, 2016

Just Listen!


The earth has music for those who listen. - Shakespeare

The earth is constantly trying to get our attention. Every time a species is added to the endangered list. Every time the words climate change are uttered. Every time we read about a fish kill from contaminated water. We have but one planet and it's resources are not unlimited. Let us listen to what it is telling us.

Earth Day is Friday, April 22.



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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Over 900 and Counting

I have been blogging since September 2009, obviously not for the fame, but because I am making my little mark upon that vast sea of information that is the internet. 

Like many of you, I didn't grow up in the information age. I was well into my twenties before I got my first computer, and for about 15 years I made my living with computers and technology.

It was 2011 before I got my first smart phone and only recently replaced it. Nope, I've never been one to jump on the high-tech band wagon, but I am getting off topic. 

I enjoy blogging, and it is especially rewarding when I read that my words have touched someone, encouraged someone, made them smile or even laugh out loud, or in today's speak...lol.

When I first started out, I frequently checked my stats was either elated or deflated depending on the number of visitors and/or comments I received. Evidently I have become complacent over the years and only last week realized that I had passed the 900 mark. No fan fare, no hoopla, nothing...just click publish and done.

That I have published over 900 posts in about six and a half years must say that I like to see myself in print. Hey, that's better than 900 pictures of yours truly!  Anyway, I hope you'll keep coming around 'cause I'm not done yet.

The Quote of the Week will return next week.


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Monday, April 4, 2016

Through The Storm

When you come out of the storm, you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm's all about. - Haruki Murakami


Haruki Murakami is a contemporary Japanese writer whose works have been on the best seller list in Japan. Born in 1949 in Kyoto Japan, he writes both fiction and non-fiction and is often criticized as un-Japanese and influenced by Western writers.

What kind of storms is he talking about? No, not storms like hurricanes, blizzards or dust storms, but real life storms that have the potential to be life changing events. I expect that many of you can relate. 

Considering that I am a fan of The Walking Dead, there are so many ways I could go with this, but I am choosing to see it in a positive light.

I think what Murakami is saying is that no matter how rough the storm that we pass through, the potential is there for us to emerge stronger or wiser or more compassionate and that surviving the storm can change our outlook and perspective. 

What do you think? How would you interpret this?



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