Saturday, February 6, 2010


I have just finished shoveling my drive way even though it is still  snowing. Why??? My darling has a 10 AM appointment at the beauty shop and asked me to clean the drive. So I did!
Oh My Hug Love
It was not much snow but it is heavy and wet. It is going to be a messy day all around. I am going to restock the fire place with wood and sit and read all day.
I am reading an Anne McCaffrey novel called “The Chronicles of Pern - First Fall” It is a great book so I am off in outer space today.
Cloud Nine

Friday, February 5, 2010

People In The Holy Land

Strife in the Holy Land
The children of Abraham and Cana have shared the land we call “The Holy Land” off and on for a very long time. When Abraham left Ur {which is now is South Iraq} about 2000 BC and arrived in the Jordan River valley the children of Cana were already living there for thousands of years. One of the children of Cana Melchizedek the king of Salem, now Jerusalem, welcomed Abraham as a friend.
Later the great grandson of Abraham named Joseph was betrayed by his own brothers and sold as a slave to Egypt. He rose above it to become powerful in Egypt and in a time of famine invited his family to live in Egypt. Jacob abandons Cana to live in Egypt for four hundred years. Then Moses led them back to Canaan. Joshua led them across the Jordan River to take the land away from the Canaanites. He was supposed to have cleansed the land but he failed to do so and the Children of Abraham and the children of Cana shared the land for a long time.
After the death of King Solomon the land split with 10 tribes to the North as Israel and Benjamin, Judah and some of the Levites formed the kingdom of Judah in the South. Later Israel was captured in war and assimilated by Assyria and disappeared altogether. Judah later was captured by Babylon and was take captive to Babylon for 70 years. The children of Cana remained in the land.
Happy Yes
The tribes of Judah, Benjamin, and the Levites returned once again to share the land with Cana, living first under the rule of the Persians and then the Greeks. Then for a short time they had their own King until the Romans came to rule them in 63 BC. In 68 AD they rebelled and in 70 AD the Romans destroyed Jerusalem and covered it with dirt. A second revolt in 130 AD was also put down and the Jews expelled from Judea and Romans even renamed the areaPalestine. Canaanites became Palestinians. There after they lived under the Romans, Eastern Romans, Arabs, European Crusaders, and Ottomans. The children of Cana abided in peace.
In 1917 England gained control of Palestine as a protectorate. Slowly European Jews began to move back to the Holy Land. After 1946 the flow became a flood and the conflict was on until 1948 when the UN saw fit to divide the land with one part Israel and the other Palestine. Neither the Children of Abraham nor the Children of Cana liked the division.
Sad No
Today radicals on both sides urged that the other be destroyed. War brings death to both sides. It must stop and both must find a way to live in the same place in peace.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Public Meeting

To night Metro Planning and Zoning is holding a “Public Meeting” on the University of Louisville Shelby campus to discuss rezoning so they can build office buildings.
The Shelby Campus is just East of the City of Bellemeade. In fact I can see the campus from my front door. It is enough to say that this Public Meeting is important to the Mayor of Bellemeade and its citizens. We have requested some restrictions and the developers do not want any restrictions. I do hope that we have a really good turnout for this Public Meeting. Democracy can be messy but it takes the people to speak out to keep the powerful from running over us.
Which they do a lot already.Slap Head

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Congress VS The Rest of US

Congress makes laws for the rest of us to follow and includes exemptions for themselves in those laws.
My Republican Senators want to deny public health care to Kentucky citizens but they enjoy a awesome public health care for themselves and their families. It will continue long after they leave office for life.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tall Tales

At last nights Toastmasters meeting we had the club “Tall tales” contest. The task was to tell a big lie and make it sound believable.
There were five of us entered and I told about a Golden Tornado in West Texas where I grew up. My high school mascot is the “Golden Tornado” so my story was about how that came to be.
Happy Yes
I came in second to a tale about two dogs. All the tall tales were outrageous and funny. I had a lot of fun at that meeting. Now I need to get ready for our clubs International Speech contest on March first.

Monday, February 1, 2010


We have all kinds of euphemisms when we wish to be polite about a delicate subject. Things like “In a family way” for shes pregnant.  Then there are all the other body functions that mother taught us not to say in public, which included her.  Number one and number two were on the list in our house.
Roll Eyes
The euphemisms for sex are endless and people get real inventive when dealing with that subject.
Slap Head
What would we ever do if we could not use our euphemisms? What

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Big Congregational Meeting Today

After worship at Hurstborne Christian Church we held our annual congregational meeting with the usual business of new officers - elders - my darling wife was elected an Elder. I am to be the Evanglim/Church Growth chair.  We approved a record budget and the final item was a 2+ Million building project to be done in three phases.
Everything passed    100%.AngelBopCloud Nine