...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 29, 2015

Toad Tuesday


Tripod are an Australian musical comedy group who have been playing, in one form or another, since the early 1990s. They are known for their original songs and harmonies, strung together by comic banter.
As their name suggests, the group is a trio. The members are Scod (Scott Edgar), Yon (Simon Hall) and Gatesy (Steven Gates).

Monday, September 28, 2015

Molly and Sadie and Cassie on Monday

 Molly here,

      We had a friend over this week.  Andrew's friend came by.

Isn't she pretty?  She was really nice also.  Her hair looks the same color as mine.



Andrew is also nice.  He lets us in and out when B G has to go some place.


Mostly BG is at the house but he does go places once in awhile.  It is nice to have Andrew let us in and out.
B G says this is the Picture of the Week.  What do you think?




Cassie was watching around to see to see what was going on.



This is my bed...


We did some exploring around the perimeter.  B G says that we do a good job protecting the property.  





B G saw a cardinal and a Bunny this week.  Here is he is.




Then he flew away.
And Sadie is being vigilant and B G says that she is a good girl to keep things safe.  WooF!


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Super Moon and Total Eclipse Photos by Bob Kelly

We have had super moons before and total eclipses of the moon before, but seldom at the SAME TIME!  Depending on where you read and who you believe it will be between 30-33 years before this spectacle can be seen again.  It was a perfectly clear, still and beautiful night tonight, and watching and capturing it was a special kind of time for me.  If you saw some or all of it, these photos will remind you of how it looked, but if you unfortunately missed it….here it is!  Enjoy!






Sunday


I see a time of Seven Generations when all the colors of mankind will gather under the Sacred Tree of Life and the whole Earth will become one circle again —Crazy Horse


"I bet that reality will end up turning out to be more fascinating and unexpected than we've ever imagined."
- Donald Huffman: a Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Arizona


“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”
- Dalai Lama XIV


"Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses."
- Alphonse Karr: was a French critic, journalist, and novelist


"Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see."
- Neil Postman


"What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and for those around you. That kind of beauty enflames the heart and enchants the soul."
- Lupita Nyong’o


You never really understand another person until you consider things from his point of view - until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.
- Harper Lee


“You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.”
- Alan Wilson Watts: was a British-born philosopher, writer, and speaker


"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude."
- Thomas Jefferson


The heart will never worship what the mind rejects.   
John Shelby Spong


Saturday, September 26, 2015

Saturday Matinee,

Friday, September 25, 2015

Found For Friday

A kilted Scotsman was walking down a country path after finishing off a large amount of whisky at a local pub. He felt quite sleepy and decided to nap against a tree.
As he slept, two female tourists heard his loud snoring. When they found him, one said, "I've always wondered what a Scotsman wears under his kilt."
She boldly walked over to the sleeper, raised his kilt, and saw that he wore nothing at all. Her friend said, "Well, the mystery is solved! Let's thank him for sharing!"
She took off her pretty blue hair ribbon and gently tied it around the Scotsman's endowment. 

A while later, the Scotsman was awakened by the call of nature. He raised his kilt and was bewildered at the sight of the neatly tied blue ribbon. He stared for a minute, then said, "I don't know where y'been laddie... but it's nice ta see you won firrrst



There was a Scottish King who didn’t love sheep. He was labeled a Ewe-shirker.


What did the Scottish dwarf have under his garments? Rumpled kilt skin


I was mocked for being insufficiently Scottish. They actually threatened to have me kilt.


My Scottish friend complained that his sheep orgy was broken up by the cops. I consoled him saying “I feel four ewes.”


Anyone who forces me to wear a kilt should be tartan fettered.


The Scotsman went to Kiev. He heard it was easier to pick up a lover in the Ewekraine.


Is it true Dutch people get aroused when visiting Scotland?
Yes, they’re like clogs in heath!


Hear about the Scotsman who enjoyed bondage? He lived in ram shackle housing.



Being Scottish is an addiction. It’s quite haggis-forming.


Q: Why do Scotsmen wear kilts?
A: Because the sound of zippers scare the sheep away.


What do you get when you cross a Scottish sheep with a Peruvian Mountain Goat?
The Dolly Llama.