I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday!!

Come play with us and the shadows!!
Your hosts are:
Magical Mystical Teacher

Gemma Wiseman

Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance.
Arnold H. Glasow
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Abraham Lincoln

Friday, November 16, 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!
 This is my son's dog, Mojo, who would rather play in the water than do anything else and she's such fun to watch!
The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.
e. e. cummings

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
Dr. Seuss
I suspect that this duck knows Dr. Suess!!

Thursday, November 15, 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!
Take time each day to recognize the beauty of your skies, your world and your life and to appreciate them all!
Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
John D. Rockefeller

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

Know how to live the time that is given you.
Dario Fo

What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Time to Laugh Now That the Elections Are Over!!

* We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. ~Aesop

* If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these acceptance speeches there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven. ~Will Rogers

* Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato

* Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. ~Nikita Khrushchev

* When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it. ~Clarence Darrow

* Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you. ~Author Unknown

* If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.
~Jay Leno

* Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel. ~ John Quinton

* Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. ~ Oscar Ameringer 
* I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them. ~ Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952

* A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country. ~Texas Guinan

* Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so. ~Gore Vidal

* I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. ~Charles de Gaulle

* Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks. ~Doug Larson

* Don't vote, it only encourages them. ~Author Unknown

* There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators. ~Will Rogers

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!!

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead

Don't find fault, find a remedy.
Henry Ford

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein

Clean Jokes for Slightly Twisted Minds!!


Monday, November 12, 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!!
 Ah, colorful autumn!! And how glorious it is, in spite of elections and all the nightmares of politics! For just a few moments put all of that aside and enjoy the beauty that is there for each of us!!
Hope all of you have a wonderful week!!

To all my friends in India, Happy Divali! 
The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.
Abraham Lincoln

We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.
Nelson Mandela

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
Havelock Ellis

The less routine the more life.
Amos Bronson Alcott

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!!!

We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from life.
William Osler

Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.
Roger Babson

Lost time is never found again.
Benjamin Franklin

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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