Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
Robert Kennedy, South Africa 1966.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
This is my two cousins (Janet, Loren) and I having a popcorn party. It was actually a posed photo of us taken by a photographer for Iowa State University. My great-aunt Kate used to work in the office and she told them that she had them use for the picture. I actually think that it is one of the times when we were sitting still for a minute or two. We were friends as well a cousins but I do remember mother saying that we could sometimes be brats.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Sometimes I get a nap in or I doze off when I am reading but I generally don't get much sleep.
If I have something on my mind I will wake up two or three or times and sometimes I would wake up and read for two or three hours. I know that most of the time I would "worry" and that was no fun. I have been finding ways of getting rid of responsibilities and that helps.
I also think that since I have I started out sleeping on the recliner it has helped. I used to toss and turn and since I sleep in the there I don't toss around and because I do that the sleep is a better quality sleep and that helps.
I have been watching The Grand Hotel on Netflix. I thought that it was a movie and then found that is a series and got hooked on it and so sleep has been at a premium. It is sort of like House of Cards which I watched one after the other for three or four days. I am doing the same with this. It has some of features of a soap opera and with all the twists and turns of General Hospital. I am really enjoying it. I shall probably catch up on my sleep sometime. This little video will give you facts about sleep. I enjoyed it.
Monday, July 28, 2014
B G took a couple of pictures of his lawnmower "guys" were over this week. Actually they mow every week. I like it when they come. If they let it goes for long it tickles my toes.
After they came B G and I went out on our porch and spent some time relaxing...well I relaxed BG read. It was beautiful out. In fact it has been really nice not having to run the air conditioner - B G says that he likes that.
B G took some pictures of one of his rabbits.
My close up. Have a Woofing good day.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Nothing says summer like "Sunflowers," and in this instance a big field of them. Their brilliant brown and yellow flower heads follow the sun as they twist and turn with each passing hour of the day. Weeds thrive in the warm summer sun, with or without much rain, and two of them are shown here. The yellow Evening Primrose grows tall on a vertical shaft and has a profusion of yellow flowers along its stem. The small white blooms of the Bindweed plant resemble miniature morning glory blossoms, but unfortunately are labeled as a weed.
A weed can be simply identified as any plant that is growing in the wrong place and not wanted there! You will see the Bindweeds along the edge of the road, and the Evening Primrose grows in road ditches and prairie habitats.
The domestic sun flowers are easy to spot of course, although there are many varieties of sunflower looking plants that all have different names. Just enjoy the view, and become as botanical as you wish. Happy Summer! (Click to enlarge)
It is written: "From all your sins before the Lord shall ye be clean." This is our tradition. The sin towards God, the Day of Atonement atones for; but sins toward man, the Day of Atonement cannot atone for till the neighbor has been appeased.
The Babylonian Talmud, Yomah
When you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go, first be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift.
Let us be united, let us speak in harmony. Let our minds apprehend alike, common be our prayer. Common be our resolution, alike be our feelings, Unified be our hearts and perfect be our unity.
Rig Veda 10:191, 2-4, Adapted
Tao Te Chin 58
All living creatures should not be slain nor treated with violence nor abused, nor tormented nor cast away. This is the pure unchangeable law.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.
Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than you are.
Romans 12: 14-16
God is Peace. All are united in peace.
Zohar, Leviticus, Adapted
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014
down the car windows to make sure my Labrador Retriever Pup had fresh air.
She was stretched full-out on the back seat and I wanted to impress upon her that she must remain there. I walked to the curb backward, pointing my finger at the car and saying emphatically,
"Now you stay. Do you hear me?"
The driver of a nearby car, a pretty young blonde, gave me a strange look and said,
(this is going to hurt - read on)
"Why don't you just put it in 'Park'?"
The next are from John.