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Friday, February 27, 2015

LLAP Spock. Leonard Nimoy - March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015



I am convinced
That if all mankind
Could only gather together
In one circle
Arms on each other's shoulders
And dance, laugh and cry
together
Then much
of the tension and burden
of life
Would fall away
In the knowledge that
We are all children
Needing and wanting
Each other's
Comfort and
Understanding
We are all children
Searching for love
Leonard Nimoy

Found for Friday

 New Senior's Exam, you only need 4 correct out of 10 questions to pass.
1) How long did the Hundred Years' War last?
2) Which country makes Panama hats?
3) From which animal do we get cat gut
4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?
5) What is a camel's hair brush made of?  
6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal?
7) What was King George VI's first name?
8) What color is a purple finch?
9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?
10) What is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane?


Remember, you need only 4 correct answers to pass.
Check your answers below ....


ANSWERS TO THE QUIZ
1) How long did the Hundred Years War last? 116 years  
2) Which country makes Panama hats? Ecuador  
3) From which animal do we get cat gut? Sheep and Horses  
4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution? November  
5) What is a camel's hair brush made of? Squirrel fur  
6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal? Dogs  
7) What was King George VI's first name? Albert  
8 ) What color is a purple finch? Crimson  
9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from? New Zealand  
10) What is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane?
Orange (of course)
What do you mean, you failed?
Me, too!
(And if you try to tell me you passed, you LIED!)
H/t Sam
This one is late but that is the way I feel about Lent...


A monkey at the zoo backed into a fan. Details to follow


The astronomer quit his job to become a barber. Eclipse hair now.


Dry erase boards are remarkable.


I wrote a song about a tortilla. Well actually, it’s more of a wrap.




An offer of a free lunch was not enough to entice Freud make a presentation at a behaviorist convention. He explained, "there was nothing on the menu that was oedipal."


I just went to an emotional wedding. Even the cake was in tiers.


After the shepherd retired he felt ewes less.






Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Absolutely Wonderful

Published on Feb 23, 2015
John Horgan from Crossroads Bar, Knockavilla, Co. Cork, singing Bright Blue Rose. Filmed by Tony Sheehan.


It brought tears to my eyes.

Toad Tales

This video of Roosevelt School (re imagined) is especially  nice as I taught here in                   It was one of the best experiences in my life.  The Principal was Tom Berhow and in my estimation he was an example for all principals.  A gentle man who inspired the teachers and students to be the best they could be.  There are good principals and then there were great principals.  Another great principal was Dallas Rust.  She was one who was more friend than colleague - she was not a principal for me but we worked together with the Language Arts program for the Ames Schools and I was so lucky to have worked with her.

Here is the link to the article.


These pictures were taken by Dean Bridges one of my kids and who also had his kids (I suppose they were grand-kids) when I taught at Edwards. I hope he doesn't my stealing them.











Dean identifies this as "Simser's" room.  It was only my room for four years.  But I love the kids I had there. I am glad that they are still in my life.


I wish I had a fireplace like that in my home.







Monday, February 23, 2015

Yes you do!



"I’m not gay, but I’ve never talked publicly about depression before or any of that and that was so much of what the movie was about and it was one of the things that drew me to Alan Turing so much. I think we all feel like weirdos for different reasons. Alan had his share of them and I had my own and that’s what always moved me so much about his story.” - Oscar-winning screenwriter Graham Moore, speaking to Buzzfeed. Moore's "it gets better" acceptance speech led many (including numerous media outlets) to wrongly assume that he is gay.

So many reasons for a person to "feel different" - But there is someone who can you through your valley....I wonder if depression isn't the real reason for suicide. I have never wanted to kill myself but there are certainly times when I have been in the valley of depression.  Fortunately I have been wired to be past it. You will fit in. You do belong and you matter.  This is one of the things about moments like this that makes a difference. And why I watch these awful awards shows.

Molly, Sadie and Cassie on Monday

 Good Morning, Molly here,

It has been quite a week.  Sadie and I took some time to look around the property and we found that things were in good shape.  B G told me that because it was warmer on a couple of days that we are going to have green grass and leaves and nicer weather soon.  We can't wait.







 Then B G got us into the car for a drive to Story City to get our toe nails trimmed.  Dr. Bright is always nice to us.  B G also had his toes trimmed this week but we had a different Doctor for him.  Sadie had hers done first.








Then it was my turn.  I was very good.



 Sadie had to supervise.

Then Dr. Brenda looked at my teeth.  They were in good shape.
 And always there are treats.  Dr. Bright said that we have to go on a diet so B G is using a smaller scoop.

Then we had a chance to read the "news" and of course we both left our news there for their perusal.



 B G took some shots for me.  My Vanity Shots.


 This is my close-up for Mr. DeMille.
I don't know why he did it but B G took a couple of pictures of Miss Cassie.
I don't really mind.  She is a good cat...as cats go.


Thanks for stopping by to see us.  WOOF!