I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday!!

The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be Marcel Pagnol.
Come play with us and the shadows!!
Your hosts are:
Magical Mystical Teacher

Gemma Wiseman

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step  Lao Tzu

Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself    Harvey Fierstein.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Weekend Reflections!!

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 new and different kinds of beauty. Click on the web address under the blog title and sign up to play with us!

Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like.  Will Rogers

Life isn't a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, latte in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming
'Woohoo WHAT A RIDE'!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Sky Watch Friday!!

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 of  Sandy and I. 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!
 We're still having unbelievably beautiful, sunny, mild days as we slip further into September! Definitely a beautiful autumn! Sometimes the skies are more clear and the sunsets less dramatic, but every now and then ......
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover .  Mark Twain

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.   Arthur

Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it.  Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive.  Howard Thurman

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.    Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!!

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.  George Bernard Shaw.

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.  Robert Louis Stevenson.

We don't see things the way they are. We see them the way WE are.   Talmud

Straight from the Olympics!! The Irish Wrestler

A Russian and an Irish wrestler were set to square off for the Olympic gold medal. Before the final match, the Irish wrestler's trainer came to him and said, 'Now, don't forget all the research we've done on this Russian. He's never lost a match because of this 'pretzel' hold he has. Whatever you do, do not let him get you in that hold! If he does, you're finished.'
The Irishman nodded in acknowledgment.

As the match started, the Irishman and the Russian circled each other several times, looking for an opening. All of a sudden, the Russian lunged forward, grabbing the Irishman and wrapping him up in the dreaded pretzel hold. A sigh of disappointment arose from the crowd and the trainer buried his face in his hands, for he knew all was lost. He couldn't watch the inevitable happen.

Suddenly, there
 was a long, high-pitched scream, then a cheer from the crowd and the trainer raised his eyes just in time to watch the Russian go flying up in the air. His back hit the mat with a thud and the Irishman collapsed on top of him, making the pin and winning the match.

The trainer was astounded. When he finally got his wrestler alone, he asked,
 'How did you ever get out of that hold? No one has ever done it before!'

The wrestler answered,
 'Well, I was ready to give up when he got me in that hold but at the last moment, I opened my eyes and saw this pair of testicles right in front of my face. I had nothing to lose so with my last ounce of strength, I stretched out my neck and bit those babies just as hard as I could.'

The trainer exclaimed,
 'That's what finished him off?'

'Not really. You'd be amazed how strong you get when you bite your own nuts.'

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
       Emily Dickenson

My life is my message.
        Mahatma Ghandi

The authentic self is the soul made visible.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

Remembering .....

For once we forget we are asking for it to happen again. Remember to give an extra hug to your loved ones today, to tell them how much they are loved and appreciated!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Our World!!

Time for "Our World" again! This is a wonderful way to find the beauty, the fun, the good and even the bad things about Our World and to share them! Hope you will join us! Click on the link  to go to the Our World site and sign up!!
We have continued to have beautiful, dry weather and no rain -- yet!!  At this time of year I begin looking for the brilliant colors, they're not here yet, but I do have my memories and I will share some more of my autumn-colored ones  with you today!

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.  Stanley Horowitz

How beautifully leaves grow old.  How full of light and color are their last days.  John Burroughs

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.
        Spanish Proverb

Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.

Pets Forever!!

Hey guys, get up off your tush and lets go see Bozo over at his pad in Mumbai! It's always a fun time when we all get together and talk about what's been happin', Bro! You know? Get your human to click on the Post Title, that'll take them to the website where you can sign up! I'll be waiting for you!!

Hey, guys, look at the photo the Mom and I got of Mojo and Stella!! All cuddly aren't they!!  But before you start oooohing and ahhhing let me show you how Mojo protests her Dad having to travel so much!!!

How about the look on her face!!! Naughty girl!!

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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