...the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support. Geo. Washington Feb. 22, 1732
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.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The second part is a riot. Particularly for those of us of a certain age.
Senior Conference On Aging. Held at the First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena. Keynote Speaker Fritz Coleman NBC4's weathercaster is a Southern California broadcasting icon.
Monday, September 29, 2014
There are two slideshows to see at the bottom. You will have to click them to see them. One is the pictures when I met Sadie and the other is the trip to Hearts United.
Then she had to meet Cassie. It was a tense moment but
they are all good friends now. She is looking at Cassie in this photo.
She likes to watch T V. (I never watch T V.)
And here is her formal portrait.
So you can see all of them here.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Millions of unprejudiced minds‑‑simple seekers for Truth, weary wanderers, athirst in the desert‑‑are waiting and watching for rest and drink. Give them a cup of cold water in Christ's name, and never fear the consequences.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014
I have, however, been in Sane. It doesn't have an airport; one has to be driven there.
Sometimes I'm in Capable, and I go there a lot more often as I'm getting older.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Wyotee was found along the side of a lonely country road by one of our treasured volunteers. She is an incredible dog - gorgeous, friendly, calm and obedient. She was obviously once in a home where people taught her manners, but her appearance when she was found was horrendous. She was covered head to toe in ticks and filth to the point where we first thought she was a much older dog. Wyotee was patient and well-behaved as her caregivers plucked through her fur, then shaved her, then bathed her several times to rid her of her life on the run. Wyotee adores people. Just adores every single one of us she meets. She loves attention but does not jump up or demand it. She listens well and enjoys everything good that comes her way. She has great fun playing with her roommates and revels in the company of the other dogs. Wyotee will be a wonderful family dog and will thrive on the love and affection she so greatly desires and deserves. -
Yes, if you'd like to adopt Wyotee, you certainly may. She is absolutely perfect. I was there when they brought her in and she looked so rough. You could tell she had been out fending for herself for some time. Her coat was gray and full of dirt, covered in ticks, and just so tired and exhausted from being out in the heat for so long. She is such a sweet girl and very polite. She loves human attention! A more laid back girl ...
So my friend and John and I (and Molly) are going down to go to the 4 hour drive down (and then 4 more back) and meet the new member of our family. Wish us luck.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
For about eight months I was mostly staying at home. Not quite home-bound (but I was for about 3 months while I was having speech therapy) but with the strokes and then I did not feel comfortable driving at night because my cataracts had gotten to the point that I could was afraid I would have an accident. Saturday I drove to Cedar Rapids to go to the KYCH meeting.
This is the first outing with both of my eyes after the surgery and it was wonderful to go out and to drive and see. I could even sure the beginnings of color in the trees. Of course it still was still foggy but this was because of the rain... (It rained all day) but because I had eye trouble.
In fact I could drive without my glasses. (I wonder if I can get the restriction lifted from my glasses. I now have to use them to see to compute but I can watch TV gone and can watch the birdies in my hedge. It is wonderful.
After the meetings the rain had gone away and I was treated by these Highway Snap Shots. It was a wonderful day and I really was happy that I can get out of the house to see friends and Brothers again. It has been far to long.