...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.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Monday, August 29, 2016
BG and Todd and I have been loving the weather. BG lets us go out and play in the yard and he has the door open and we are all have fun..except when we bark at the noisy neighborkids.
BG grabbed a couple of pictures with his phone of us lazing around the floor.
Here is our monthly bouquet. We like it.
Here are some shots of Todd in the back yard.
The lawn is not very good. We need to do something about it.
BG did some interesting things with the camera this week. I like this one.
And this is a great expression.
We had a great pedicure this week
Doesn't my foot look beautiful.
Some close-up's for Mr. DeMille.
First of Todd.
His feet are muddy.
Sunday, August 28, 2016
If you look around, you can find a face of God in each thing, because He is not hidden in a church, in a mosque, or a synagogue, but everywhere. As there is no one who lives after seeing him, there is also no one dying after seeing him. Who finds Him, stays forever with him.
He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
In order to have faith in his own path, he does not need to prove that someone else's path is wrong.
The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.
“Nature, the soul, love … one recognizes through the heart, and not through the reason,”
Find the seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower.
To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.
It is only when we are aware of the earth
and of the earth as poetry
that we truly live.”
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Friday, August 26, 2016
Alcohol is a perfect solvent: It dissolves marriages, families and careers.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
From the other direction I have Jean, Carl, Ginny, Morrie, Mom and uncle Dave.
Ginny and I are the only ones here still there. I miss them all.