I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, May 3, 2014

One Quiet Moment

The sky is that beautiful old parchment in which the sun and the moon keep their diary. ~Alfred Kreymborg


Wit and Wisdom for the Weekend!

Brains of elderly slow because they know so much!! The brains of older people only appear to slow down because they have so much information to compute, much like a full hard drive, scientists believe.
Older people do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information in their brains, scientists believe.
Much like a computer struggles as the hard drive gets full, so too do older humans take longer to access information.
Researchers say this slowing down is not the same as cognitive decline.
"The human brain works slower in old age," said Dr. Michael Ramscar, "but only because we have stored more information over time."
"The brains of older people do not get weak. On the contrary, they simply know more."
GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY, GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL -- Yep, this is my Philosophy and I'm sticking to it!!!
And remember ---

And that is my sermon for the weekend!  May all of you have a beautiful one filled with love and laughter and beauty!!

Friday, May 2, 2014

One Quiet Moment

I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does. ~Jorge Luis Borges

Wisdom and Beauty for the Day!!

We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.--Carlos Castaneda


The pleasantest things in the world are pleasant thoughts: and the great art of life is to have as many of them as possible. --Montaigne

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Sky Watch Friday!

 Keep your sense of proportion by regularly, preferably daily, by visiting the natural world.
                                                                            - Catlin Matthews

Each season has its own wonder, it's own special place, and
     purpose in the pattern of creation. 

Join us  for the day and celebrate the beauty of your skies!! Enjoy!!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

One Quiet Moment

All the uglinesses of the world can best be forgotten in the beauty of nature! ~Mehmet Murat ildan

More Employees at the Dog Company!!


Some Humor, a Giggle and a Belly Laugh for the Day!

America is the only country where a significant proportion of the population believes that professional wrestling is real but the moon landing was faked.

  ~ David Letterman

 If life were fair, Elvis would still be alive today and all the impersonators would be dead.
 ~ Johnny Carson

I don't believe in astrology. I am a Sagittarius and we're very skeptical.
~ Warren Tantum ~

Hollywood must be the only place on earth where you can be fired by a man wearing a Hawaiian shirt and a baseball cap.
 ~ Steve Martin 
Home cooking. Where many a man thinks his wife is.
  ~ Jimmy Durante
   A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kickboxing.
 ~ Emo Philips

 You know you're a redneck if your home has wheels and your car doesn't.
  Jeff Foxworthy 

  When a man opens a car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife.
   ~ Prince Philip
    Wood burns faster when you have to cut and chop it yourself. 
 ~ Harrison Ford

 When the white missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said 'Let us pray.' We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.
 ~ Desmond Tutu

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

Our World Tuesday!!

Time to share your world and the beauty!! Join us and enjoy!!
 Everything "plant-wise" around the apartment complex where I live is bursting into bloom and everyday there are more!! More variety, more colors and more delightful ways to start a day!! Hope you enjoy!! 

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

I can enjoy society in a room; but out of doors, nature is company enough for me. ~William Hazlitt (1778–1830)

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein

If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere. ~Vincent Van Gogh

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. ~John Burroughs

Sunday, April 27, 2014

One Quiet Moment

Those playful fancies of the mighty sky. ~Albert Smith 

Sunday Giggles!!

Ah, don't you love our four-legged friends!!!
They can and do make our day!!
Have a fun Sunday!!!  Enjoy!!! 

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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