...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.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Row 2 ~ Brian Nelton, Daniel Roberts, Philip Maixner, Roozbeh Ghaffarzadeh, Elik Lingren, Benton Veverka, Aaron Hagen
Row 3 ~ David Knapp, Bree Newton, Neda Golchin, Maria Zielinski, Tony Edwards, Jeff Roske
Row 4 ~ Carly Evans, Sierra Grewell, Chong Tran, Cherie White
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
The Green Has Returned
can you hear it?
The Green has returned
accompanied by daffodils -
dogtooth violets, Dutchman’s britches, and baby lambs.
The Green has returned
and brought with it
blue skies, clouds, gentle rain and thunderstorms!
The Green has returned
resurrected from Winter’s cold sleep
leaping up to celebrate life.
It slipped around the corner -- sneaking up on us -quietly whistling a little tune to say ”I’m baaack!”
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Monday, March 28, 2016
B G did not take many pictures. Todd is still being camera shy so BG has to sneak around to get a picture of him. But I have some. This is one of us looking out the window. We do this a lot.
BG took a picture of me but Todd photo bombed me.
That is OK he got another one for my close-up
Then this is where he goes when BG is taking pictures. Todd has licked up all the varnish on the table leg. At least he was't chewing on it.
This time I got under Todd's safe place and this is what we did.. BG says we were cowering...
I don't know what Cowering is. I know what COWs are. BG says that is where we get milk.
He is silly sometimes.
This is Todd looking out the window. BG got the camera out and then all of sudden there was a new person in the back yard. Molly joined me and we both watched him go by. BG says it was the gas (or the water) guy...
Sometimes we go outside. There are squirrels and birds and the neighbor dog to see. And the little kids. Todd barks at them and so times I do also. BG does not bark.
But his favorite is to chew on the sticks that the little brat tosses over the fence. That does not make BG happy. Oh well.
Have a nice week. Woof!
Sunday, March 27, 2016
It is not our job to remain whole.
We came to lose our leaves
Like the trees, and be born again,
Drawing up from the great roots.
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.
Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow.
Let reality be reality.
Let things flow naturally forward
in whatever way they like.
“Be universal in your love. You will see the universe to be the picture of your own being.”
We all have different faces, characters and names. If God wanted us to be all same, He would have done it. Not to respect the differences, to accuse the others for our faults is not to respect God.
“We have within ourselves as a species, to find the beauty in everything. And once we master it, we will then be some of the gentlest creatures that ever evolved.”
― Tom Althouse
The truth was a mirror in the hands of God. It fell, and broke into pieces. Everybody took a piece of it, and they looked at it and thought they had the truth.
“As the flower blooms in spring, compassion grows in mindfulness.”
Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air.
"A traveller I am, and a navigator, and everyday I discover a new region within my soul."
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Friday, March 25, 2016
As soon as the hospital made me put on one of those little gowns, I knew the end was in sight.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Row 1 ~ Ronda Qvale. Sean Gleeson, Nicole Thompson, Natalie Deiter, Kristen Schader, Matt Heintz, Brian Fliehler
Row 2 ~Ryan Rathert. Shaun Rients, Eric Wick, Chris Roen, Shawn McCormick, Phillp Duple, Denny Mac Donald, Joshua Watts
Row 3 ~ Bobby Ross, Jay Dougan, Wang Xiang, Jon Coy, Elizabeth Saunders, Franklyn Trumpy
Row 4 ~ Luke Ashburn, Christine Goodrich, Stephanie Wiegand, Emily Hawkins, Nga Tran, Bilal Mughal, Matt Boe
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
PARIS, France (AP) -- Divers have discovered a new crustacean in the South Pacific that resembles a lobster and is covered with what looks like silky, blond fur, French researchers said Tuesday.
They keep discovering new things
Hidden in the world
This time it is a blond lobster
It has been off somewhere “having more fun.”
Our world is full of “wonderful things”
What a joy to find something new.
I wonder what it tastes like????
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Pygmy goats originated in the Cameroon Valley of West Africa. They were imported into the United States from European zoos in the 1950s for use in zoos as well as research animals. They were eventually acquired by private breeders and quickly gained popularity as pets and exhibition animals due to their good-natured personalities, friendliness and hardy constitution. Today, they are a common sight as house pets and in petting zoos.
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Monday, March 21, 2016
There isn't much to say this week. We have had some pictures taken but Todd is in the dog house.
He has discovered chewing.
He chewed up the flounce on the sofa. BG was not happy.
And then he chewed the throw rug...We have to have the throw rug on the floor because Miles chewed a hole in the carpet a long time ago.
Todd looks like he is just fine but BG and I know that he is not being a good boy.
But we love him anyway.
He does leave all his chew toys outside so there is that.
And there is Cassie.
BG says we have to be nice to her because she is old. He is worried about her.
And there were always treats.
BG says we are getting better when he calls us to the door. He has a little squeaker and when he pushes it we come in running. He is happy when we do that. That means he is happy with us.
I beg for mine. Todd is still shy and it is hard to get him to take get a close up photo.
Hiding in his "safe spot."
And BG did make a little movie of Todd chewing a stick. The yard has toys and sticks (which the little boy from the North threw over the fence.) that is not happy about.
Thanks for stopping to see us. Woof!