Friday, November 30, 2018

Night Music ~ Ella Fitzgerald - Take The 'A 'Train (High Quality - Remastered)

Found For Friday

The presidential cabinet huddled in their murky war room to discuss rejecting the enemy’s offer without escalating tensions.

“Send them an insult disguised as a gift,” said the president, “maybe a box of chocolates-covered ants?”
“One problem,” said a diplomat. “They’re insectivores. They won’t take ants for a no, sir.”

What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary?
A thesaurus

Why is 10 afraid of 7? Because 7 8 9.

What does a clock do when it's hungry?
It goes back four seconds.

This dyslexic man walks into a bra.

I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!
The curtains in the bedroom were drawn.
The rest of the furnishings were drawn.

Today I met a microbiologist.
He was much bigger than I expected.

I found a wine for old people who don't want to have to wake up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom.
It's called Pinot More.

Justice is a dish best served cold.
If it were warm, it would be justwater.

If you receive a bloodied limb from me,
ait probably means I've been hacked.

I went to a dog show where a Yorkie took best in show, a Jack Russell took second, and a Scottie took third.
The judges must've had an All-Terrier motive.

I built a square airplane. It didn't go well.

On its first flight, it crashed into a wrecked angle

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Night Music ~ U2 - Love Rescue Me [with Bob Dylan].mp4

Throwback Thursday

It took me about an hour to find this picture.  In 1965 our class went to Washington and New York City.  My pictures have mostly disappeared but I still remember this statue in New York City.


Paul Manship's highly recognizable bronze gilded Prometheus statue, commissioned in 1934, is located at the western end of the sunken plaza.[285][363] It stands 18 feet (5.5 m) high and weighs 8 short tons (7.1 long tons).The statue depicts the Greek legend of the Titan Prometheus recumbent, bringing fire to mankind. The statue is flanked by two smaller gilded representations of Youth and Maiden, which were relocated to Palazzo d'Italia from 1939 to 1984 because Manship thought the representations did not fit visually. The model for Prometheus was Leonardo (Leon) Nole, and the inscription, a paraphrase from Aeschylus, on the granite wall behind, reads: "Prometheus, teacher in every art, brought the fire that hath proved to mortals a means to mighty 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Night Music ~ Israeli soldiers sing Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen - חיילי צהל שרים הללויה


Someone suggested that we change our title to Todd on Tuesday.. No problem. We will have a dog posting on Tuesdays from now. - And still a poem for Mondays.

“After years of having a dog, you know him. You know the meaning of his snuffs and grunts and barks. Every twitch of the ears is a question or statement, every wag of the tail is an exclamation.”

Novelist Robert McCammon

 National Dog show. Our friend John loves a Corgi.

“My little dog–a heartbeat at my feet.”

Writer Edith Wharton

 “Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”

Author Orhan Pamuk

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”

Animal welfare advocate Roger A. Caras

Monday, November 26, 2018

Night Music ~ The Beach Boys - Kokomo (LYRICS)

Two Poems

Cochise's Grandson

Looking Back --

What can I see?

I see back to when my people were free.
Before the stealers came.

I see vast plains and unpolluted skies.
Before the spoilers came.

I see enormous herds of animals, buffaloes, deer, elk!
Before the killers came.

I see homes and families working together free and happy
Before the dividers came.

I hear the music of my world -
joyful, rhythmic, haunting

Before you came.

I took a writing workshop in Des Moines. This was one of the things I wrote down there. The really neat thing was reading it aloud to the group and hearing their applause. that is a memory I'm keeping. The picture isn't really Cochise or his grandson but i liked it. It is done with crayola's

A Mason’s Faith

Is Masonry a religion.?
Not a religion
But a man must have faith
A Mason’s trust is in his God.

He first came to the Lodge
Was asked to kneel…
A Brother prayed for him.
Another walked with him,
Never alone –
Always upright like the Plumb
Trusting in the Brother and his God.

He walked a path others had walked.
For centuries every Mason has walked that path -- learning and growing
Trusting his Brothers and his God.

Progress brought light, more light and further light.
The light from God “In the beginning.”
The light of learning and knowledge.
Light from the God in whom he put his trust.

The Mason grew as he made his promises.
Secrets to keep – Secrets to look for.
The Master’s Word was lost.
Searched for and never found.
But still he could trust in his God.

Working tools taught him lessons
A good man was made better.
Passions were subdued and the tools helped him build.
Build his character as a stone
Whose rough edges are smoothed
For the Temple of His God.

Almighty Father of the Universe
Great Architect of the Universe
However He is addressed
He is the One to trust.

“Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in Unity” The Mason prayed that discordant passions be subdued,
That Brotherly Love and Affection be spread with the Master’s trowel.
And God is the one he trusts to answer that prayer.

And so may the blessing of Heaven
Rest upon all Masons. May we meet upon the level and part upon the square always trusting in our God.

Not a religion
But a man must have faith
A Mason’s trust and his faith
are in his God.

Jay Cole Simser
March 22. 2004
Inspired by M.W. Brother Tom Eggleston
Dedicated to R.W. Bill Yungclas

Tom Eggleston, PGM is one of my Masonic Heroes.  When I decided to write a tribute to Brother Bill as he became Grand Chaplain I thought of Tom and he was the inspiration for this.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Night Music ~ John Denver All This Joy 1995


"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 Alexander the Great visited Diogenes and asked whether he could do anything for the famed teacher, Diogenes replied: "Only stand out of my light." Perhaps some day we shall know how to heighten creativity. Until then, one of the best things we can do for creative men and women is to stand out of their light.
-John W. Gardner, author and educator

"The spiritual mind is always metaphorical.
Spiritual thinking is poetic thinking.
It's always trying to put a very diaphanous experience into words,
realizing all the while that words are inadequate."
~Sam Keen (b.1931)

"Those who build walls are their own prisoners.
I'm going to go fulfill my proper function in the social organism.
I'm going to unbuild walls."
~Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018)

"I think of the need for more wisdom in the world,
to deal with the knowledge that we have.
At one time we had wisdom, but little knowledge.
Now we have a great deal of knowledge,
but do we have enough wisdom
to deal with that knowledge?"
~Jonas Salk (1914-1995)

"My experience of emptiness is that it is alive
with the possibility of everything waiting to be born."
~Mary Martin (1913-1990)

“You've gotta
like there's nobody watching,
like you'll never be hurt,
like there's nobody listening,
like it's heaven on earth.”

~William W. Purkey

Friday, November 23, 2018

Night Music ~ Glen Campbell & Roy Clark Play 'Ghost Riders in the Sky

Found For Friday

Even the king of the jungle knows that readers digest
and writers cramp.

If the relatives can come for Thanksgiving,
what about all the absolutes and variables?

A hungry lion was roaming through the jungle looking
for something to eat. He came across two men.
One was sitting under a tree and reading a book
the other was typing away on his typewriter.
The lion quickly pounced on the man reading the book
and devoured him.

Did you hear about the Buddhist monk who refused
Novocain during a root canal?
He wanted to transcend dental medication.

With her marriage, she got a new name and a dress.

A will is a dead giveaway.

 The batteries were given out free of charge.

The man blotting his wet shoes with newspapers, explained, "
These are The Times that dry men's soles."

When chemists die, they barium.

Velcro! What a rip off!