...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, May 31, 2016
Captain Paul Watson
The Friesian (also Frizian) is a horse breed originating in Friesland, in the Netherlands. Although the conformation of the breed resembles that of a light draught horse, Friezians are graceful and nimble for their size. It is believed that during the Middle Ages, ancestors of Friezian horses were in great demand as war horses throughout continental Europe. Through the Early Middle Ages and High Middle Ages, their size enabled them to carry a knight in armour. In the Late Middle Ages, heavier, draught type animals were needed. Though the breed nearly became extinct on more than one occasion, the modern day Friesian horse is growing in numbers and popularity, used both in harness and under saddle. Most recently, the breed is being introduced to the field of dressage. More here.
Monday, May 30, 2016
BG has been sitting on the porch with his wine. He actually fell asleep for awhile. It was nice. Of course he could only do that after the "kids" went somewhere else so it was quiet.
Todd is not acclimated yet ~ you can him sneaking around. He comes in and out but he is getting better.
I like my back yard and I love it when BG sits out with us.
I think he does it so we can be out and not dig. He is digging a hole to China.
We watch the neighbors and they throw balls in our yard. They have a new puppy so they bark with us.
And finally he settled down. Love our porch.
Thanks for stopping by.
Sunday, May 29, 2016
"Were I to be the founder of a new sect, I would call them Apiarians, and, after the example of the bee, advise them to extract the honey of every sect." - Thomas Jefferson
When we practice loving kindness and compassion
we are the first ones to profit.
Why struggle to open a door between
us when the whole wall is an illusion?
I have been a seeker and still am, but I stopped asking books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my soul.
If light is in your heart,
you will find your way home.
Love rests on no foundation.
It is an endless ocean, with no beginning or end.
Stop acting so small.
You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
If the house of the world is dark,
Love will find a way to create windows.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
I am merely a guest born in this world, to know the secrets that lie beyond it.
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Friday, May 27, 2016
A successful diet is the triumph of mind over platter.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Row 2 ~ Charlotte Ashlock, Josh Barnes
Row 3 ~ Anna Bawn, Hung Jung Chung, Cassie Fowler, Michael Hauptman, Iris Ilarslan, Torin Kaj Johansen, Laura Larabee, Katherine Li
Row 4 ~ Lena Matteson, Kat Montour, Rebecca Park, Jessica Sanders, Shiyu Wei
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
Nothing much to report this week. B G took some more pictures of us and other than that we have just enjoying the spring.
I love my spot. I can see lots through the window.
I watch and then BG and I have conversations.
BG is a good listener but I am not sure he understands the language. But that is all right - notice my toenails. BG says I need to have them trimmed.
BG says he is still a puppy. BG likes this picture because it looks like he has bed head....actually it is his tail sticking up. He looks like a lion.
I have been enjoying the porch. I hide under the table. Todd is coming inside in the porch also.
BG brings his wine out to sit and reads. It is hard for him to read because the kids (both sides) are noisy. Then Todd sees them and barks at them
I hide out so they can't see me. BG says he likes this photo a lot.
Poor old blind old kitty cat. She isn't in any pain and she stays around the house. She seems to be as well as could be expected.
She climbs up on BG's lap at night and sleeps part of the night with him
Todd is still being shy around the camera so there aren't many pictures of him.
We like to look out in front.