Each of us is but one in all of time!

Sunday, December 21, 2014


“God does not forbid you from doing good and being just to those who have neither fought you over your faith nor evicted you from your homes...” (Quran 60:8)

“If you want to get rid of something, you must first allow it to flourish.”
~ Lao- Tzu

 “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Riches are not from abundance but from a contented mind.”

~ Hadith

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
Marcel Proust

"Discipline divorced from wisdom is not true discipline, but merely the meaningless following of custom, which is only a disguise for stupidity.”
~ Rabindranath Tagore

“When light had spoken through his mouth, as well as his voice which have birth to live, he gave them thought and understanding and mercy and salvation and the powerful spirit from the infiniteness and the sweetness of the Father.”
~ The Gospel of Truth 1,3

“Abandon the search for God and the creation and other similar matters. Look for Him by taking yourself as the starting point. Learn who it is within you who makes everything his own and says, ‘My God, my mind, my thought, my soul, my body.’ Learn the source of sorrow, joy, love, hate… If you carefully investigate these matters you will find God in your self.”
~ Monoimos

Friday, December 19, 2014

Darlene Love's "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" Mashup - David Letterman

Watch Stephen Colbert End Final Episode with an Epic Celebrity-Soaked Sing-Along

Found for Friday

There was once a great czar in Russia named Rudolph the Red. He stood looking out the windows of is palace one day while his wife, the Czarina Katerina, sat nearby knitting. He turned to her and said, "Look my dear, it has begun to rain!" Without even looking up from her knitting she replied, "It's too cold to rain. It must be sleeting." The Czar shook his head and said, "I am the Czar of all the Russias, and Rudolph the Red knows rain, dear!"

For Christmas last year I got given Sudoku toilet paper. It’s useless. You can only fill it in with number ones and number twos.

What do the royal family play at Christmas instead of musical chairs? Game of Thrones.

What did the Snowman say to the aggressive carrot? “Get out of my face.”

Why was Santa's little helper depressed? 
Because he had low elf esteem.

What do snowmen eat for breakfast? 
Ice Crispies.

How much did Santa pay for his sleigh?
Nothing, it was on the house!

Never catch snowflakes on your tongue until until all the birds have gone south for the winter!

Why does Santa have 3 gardens? 
So he can ho-ho-ho.

What did Adam say on the day before Christmas?
"It's Christmas, Eve!"

An honest politician, a kind lawyer and Santa Claus were talking when they all noticed a $5 bill on the floor. Who picked it up?

Santa of course, the other two don't exist!

This Christmas, in lieu of gifts, I've decided to give everyone my opinion!

Q: What do you call Frosty the Snowman in May?
A: A puddle

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Throwback Thursday

The York Rite of Freemasonry has a "costumed" degree which is quite elaborate.  One of the parts I used to take was that of Joshua the High Priest.

The lessons that we portray have a great meaning for the participants and the candidates.  They are hundreds of years old and are timeless.

Here is a brief excerpt -
"At the destruction of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar, three Most Excellent Masters were carried captives to Babylon, where they remained seventy years, and were liberated by Cyrus, King of Persia. They returned to Jerusalem to assist in rebuilding the Temple, after travelling over rugged roads on foot. They arrived at the outer veil of the Tabernacle, which was erected near the ruins of the Temple. This Tabernacle was an oblong square, enclosed by four veils, or curtains, and divided into separate apartments by four cross veils, including the west end veil or entrance. The veils were parted in the centre, and guarded by four guards, with drawn swords.

At the east end of the Tabernacle, Haggai, Joshua, and Zerubbabel usually sat in grand council, to examine all who wished to be employed in the noble and glorious work of rebuilding the Temple. Since that time, every Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, if properly formed, represents the Tabernacle erected by our ancient brethren, near the ruins of King Solomon's Temple, and our engraving shows the interior arrangement of a Chapter of the Royal Arch Degree...The Grand Council consists of the Most Excellent High Priest, King, and Holy Scribe. The High Priest is dressed in a white robe, with a breastplate of cut glass, consisting of twelve pieces, an apron, and a mitre. The king wears a scarlet robe, apron, and crown. The mitre and crown are generally made of pasteboard; sometimes they are made of most splendid materials, gold and silver velvet; but these are kept for public occasions. The mitre has the words, "Holiness to the Lord," in gold letters, across the forehead. The scribe wears a purple robe, apron, and turban."