I miss you Sam!!

I miss you Sam!!
I miss you Sam!!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Shadow Shot Sunday!

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
-- Margaret B. Runbeck

  Welcome to the shadows of Shadow Shot Sunday!

Your hosts are:
Magical Mystical Teacher Rose (chubskulit) Gemma Wiseman
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.  Chili Davis
My new email address is: sylvia.kirkwood5@gmail.com

Friday, September 27, 2013

Weekend Reflections

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
William Shakespeare

Weekend Reflections is hosted by James each week beginning Friday at 11 AM Eastern Standard Time. It's another wonderful way of opening your eyes to a new kind of beauty! Enjoy!

Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. Rabindranath Tagore

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sky Watch!!

Those gray skies are just a challenge for optimists. Loesje
We gonna touch the sky!  Kanye West
There is the sky which is all men's together.  Euripides
The sky is the daily bread of the imagination. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Time to share your skies, the beauty over your world, the clouds, the colors! Sky Watch is hosted each week by  the Sky Watch team led of Yogi, Sandy and Sylvia. And this week as every week, we remember Klaus and know that he joins us in spirit! Join us and the many people from all over the world who share theirs with us each week!  http://skyley.blogspot.com/  

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

One Quiet Moment

When the bold branches
Bid farewell to rainbow leaves -
Welcome wool sweaters.
-   B. Cybrill  




After three weeks in the Garden of Eden, God came to visit Eve. 'So, how is everything going?' inquired God.
 'It is all so beautiful, God,' she replied. 'The sunrises and sunsets are breathtaking, the smells, the sights, everything is wonderful, but I have just one problem...
 It's these breasts you have given me. The middle one pushes the other two out and I am constantly knocking them with my arms, catching them on branches and snagging them on bushes. They're a real pain.'
 And Eve went on to tell God that since many other parts of her body came in pairs, such as her limbs, eyes, ears, etc She felt that having only two breasts might leave her body more 'symmetrically balanced'.
 'That's a fair point,' replied God, 'but it was my first shot at this, you know. I gave the animals six breasts, so I figured that you needed only half of those, but I see that you are right. I will fix it up right away.'
 And God reached down, removed the middle breast and tossed it into the bushes
 Three weeks passed and God once again visited Eve in the Garden of Eden.
 Well, Eve, how is my favorite creation?'
 'Just fantastic,' she replied, 'But for one oversight. You see, all the animals are paired off. The ewe has a ram and the cow has her bull. All the animals have a mate except me. I feel so alone.'
 God thought for a moment and said, 'You know, Eve, you are right. How could I have overlooked this? You do need a mate and I will immediately create a man from a part of you. Let's see....where did I put that useless boob?'
 Now doesn't THAT make more sense than the rib story?  

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

One Quiet Moment

Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
-- Oscar Wilde

What Can I Say?

What Can I Say?
I'm interested in almost everything. Use to like to travel, but it's too expensive now. I take Tai Chi classes, swim, volunteer in a Jump-start program for pre-schoolers. I'm an avid reader and like nearly everyone these days I follow politics avidly. I'm a former teacher and Special Projects Coordinator for a Telecommunications company, Assistant to the President of a Japanese silicon wafer manufacturing company. Am now enjoying retirement -- most of the time. I have two daughters, one son-in-law and two sons scattered all over the country. No grandchildren.

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