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.
Monday, July 31, 2017
BG let us have some porch time and mostly we liked it....but the neighbor kids screamed a lot. They also yell at BG when he reads. They aren't our favorite people but I guess Kids are going to be kids. BG should be used to it he was a teacher after all.
|Our bouquet of the month|
The leaves are pretty.
I like to sit on the porch with BG.
Through the screen.
BG likes these pictures.
He says they are artsy
We also like to sit on the lawn.
We wish the rain could come.
Hiding in the bushes.
The people on the south are moving out. Boy they have a lot of "stuff" to deal with.
Todd watches them.
Here is a little called Bug Symphony.
Have a wonderful week.
Sunday, July 30, 2017
"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
I think probably kindness is my number one attribute in a human being. I’ll put it before any of the things like courage, or bravery, or generosity, or anything else… Kindness—that simple word. To be kind—it covers everything, to my mind. If you’re kind that’s it.”
– Roald Dahl
Disappearing from the material world, we reappear in the world of love.
To get what you love, you must first be patient with what you hate.
~ Sufi Saying
To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
- Joseph Fort Newton
"Ultimately, time is all you have and the idea isn't to save it,
but to savour it."
~Ellen Goodman (b.1941)
Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.
- George Bernard Shaw
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, i
t cannot save the few who are rich.
- John F. Kennedy
Nothing hurts a good soul and a kind heart more than to live amongst people who cannot understand it.
~ Hz. Ali
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu
“Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself be free.”
- Dr. Albert Schweitzer
"I believe that nothing that happens to me is meaningless and that it is good for us all that it should be so, even if it runs counter to our own wishes. As I see it, I'm here for some purpose, and I only hope I may fulfill it." ~Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945)
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Friday, July 28, 2017
"Don't add too much water," said Tom with great concentration.
"I wonder if there's a number between seven and nine," said Tom considerately.
"I manufacture tabletops for shops," said Tom counterproductively.
"It's not fair!" said Tom darkly.
"I haven't had any tooth decay yet," said Tom precariously
When asked if he thought he would be successful with his parole,
O.J. Simpson said "He'd take a stab at it....."
Have anyone heard the rumor about butter?!?
Nevermind, I shouldn't spread it.
What's the difference between a dirty bus stop and a lobster with breast implants?
One's a crusty bus station and the other's a busty crustacean.
Irresponsible financiers must be discredited.