Each of us is but one in all of time!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Getting me over Wednesday's Hump

What you know?  
It is Hump Day.  
And it is March 4th.

My students hated it when we would march into the other classroom and march around.  I would tell them that is was MARCH FOURTH and it was time to March forth.  (I wonder if any of them remember that?) 
So here is a marching band to help you with your day.

And here is a palate cleanser
"The answer to the mysteries..."

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Poetry Break.

This is my story also.

ORIGINAL: By the excellent people at Stillmotion. And you really need to check out the poetMarshall Davis Jones. His work blows my mind.

Toad Tuesdays

Microaggression - Researchers report that most perpetrators of microaggressions consider themselves to be unprejudiced, with one U.S. study finding that even mental health professionals with extensive antiracist training engaged in microaggressions with African-American clients.
Because perpetrators are generally well-meaning and microaggressions are subtle, their recipients often experience attributional ambiguity, which may lead them to dismiss the experience and blame themselves as overly sensitive. If challenged by the minority person or an observer, perpetrators will often defend their microaggression as a misunderstanding, a joke, or something small that shouldn't be blown out of proportion.
In guidance for mental health professionals, Sue asks them to be aware that everyone commits microaggressions, and says that if they are accused of committing one they should remain non-defensive and quickly apologize.  Source Wikipiedia

People do not realize that they are doing something which could be hurtful. 
The comic Craig  Ferguson (who I loved) used to tell a joke (usually anti-gay in nature) which he would end with the words "It's just a joke.  I noticed that he got a lot of groans from his audience and most times and I think that eventually he got the message that people did not like his microggrassive behavior.  At least he stopped doing those as much.

I remember one time that there was a song called "Jump Jim Crow"The expression to jump Jim Crow came to mean "to act like a stereotyped stage caricature of a black person."  The song was in our Music Book in the 90's and it is a catchy little tune.  However I did it should not be used because it was racist - I caught a little flack from that from the music teacher who said that I saw discrimination in it so I had to photocopy the article so that she would understand.   

I think that when we discriminate we are being harmful to others and I will take a stand when I see it.  Perhaps that is I am careful around comedians.  I love comedy but I don't like it when people are hurt by it.  I guess why I like puns.  

Monday, March 2, 2015

Molly and Sadie on Monday

Molly here,

Sadie and I have a schedule.  We get to have food twice a day.  Breakfast and Supper time.  B G has fixed things so I am getting a smaller of scoop of food for breakfast time.  He thinks I don't know but we know... we know...we are very smart ladies.

We waits and waits.

 Supper time -  And he teases us so we decide to play and eventually it is SUPPERTIME!

Then we explored the new snow in our backyard.  We had to see and smell everything.

B G says that I am always watching him.  She has to or he might sneak out something to eat.

See, she is always watching him.  He says that she is a stalker.

Sadie always eats to snow also.  B G says it is funny.

Sunday, March 1, 2015



These words were written by Chief Seattle as a warning “Teach your children what we have taught ours, that the earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. The earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.”

“Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
-Albert Camus

“I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy.”
- Kahlil Gibrana: was a Lebanese artist, poet, and writer

"If you want peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies."
~Desmond Tutu

"To those who have given up on love: I say, 'Trust life a little bit.'"
- Maya Angelou

“You may believe that you are responsible for what you do, but not for what you think. The truth is that you are responsible for what you think, because it is only at this level that you can exercise choice. What you do comes from what you think. ”
― Marianne Williamson: an American spiritual teacher, author and lecturer

Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Disney record : "Johnny Appleseed" : "The Lord is good to me, and so I thank the Lord for giving me the things I need: sun and the rain and the apple seed, yes the Lord is good to me.....for here am I, ' neath the blue, blue sky doing as I please singing with my feathered friends, humming with the bees....Oh I wake up every morn as happy as can be ---because I know, that with His care, the apple trees, they will still be there...yes the Lord is good to me."