Saturday, October 2, 2010


I once wore bright purple socks, white pants and a purple shirt and everyone around me thought it was wonderful.
It was only appropriate because of where I was at the time, a collage campus and our school colors were purple and white.
 Big Grin
The bible says there is a time and a place for everything under the sun. The things we need to learn are where and when for being appropriate. Children who do not learn this find them selves as adults out of time and place.
There seems to be a lot of that going on these days.Happy No

Friday, October 1, 2010

For the Next Generation

Seldom do we take the opportunity to try to reconcile immediate priorities with the long-term consequences for our children and grandchildren. One could argue that this is the very time when we have to stretch our horizons and to pay more attention to the legacy we are creating for our grand-children and great-grand-children.
Why should I look after future generations?

What have they done for me?
 The answer is that future generations will not pay your bills next month but they will be paying our tax bills because we have run up the national debt. Indeed, that is our financial payback from future generations. Now is the time for doing something for future generations in an expression of faith and hope that human beings all over the world share a common citizenship. During the time we have on this earth, we should try to make it a better place than we received from our parents and grandparents. 

Thursday, September 30, 2010


 Use of a mild, neutral, evasive, or vague term in place of one considered taboo, offensive, blunt, or unpleasant. 
How would we live without euphemisms? They let us say terrible things without sounding terrible. They let us say sexual things with out sounding vulgar. They let us demean a person while sounding polite.
collateral damage for civilian casualties
second-hand for used
pre-owned for second-hand
pre-loved for pre-owned
budget for cheap
pass (away) for die
sanitation worker for garbage collector/janitor
convivial for drunken
Lady of the night for whore
 Nudge Wink
What are some of your favorite euphemisms?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fallen Leaders

Jesus spoke about the super religious people who did everything for the show. He said: “They love to have the place of honor at banquets and the best seats in the synagogues, and to be greeted with respect in the market place.”
People of power must have a strong ego in order to lead but that ego must be kept in check by humility or it take over the soul. Wax in front of a fire will melt and the ethics of an ego in public praise will dissipate. A soul showered with vain praise will weaken and wither.
Most of the men and women in religious leadership are honest faithful people who love God and love those they lead. Even Jesus was tempted by evil and resisted it by knowing the scriptures. All of us are tempted and many sin but some ego possessed yield completely to the dark side of life.
My sadness is that in the process some good souls are harmed by the actions of fallen religious leaders who yielded to temptations. In times past the sins of church leaders were swept under the rug to “Protect the Church” which it didn’t. Now with the eyes of the camera and people willing to report the sin to the public there is no sweeping under the rug. That is a GOOD THING!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Some People ???

I read today about another celebrity, who should know better, who crashed and burned because of illicit sex.
How can these people think that they won't get caught when the whole world is watching them.
It blows my mind but so many do it that there must be a missing gene in the brain. Dunce

Monday, September 27, 2010

Banned Books Week

In Saudi Arabia a woman in public has to be covered head to toe or risk arrest. In India it's socially acceptable if a woman's torso and legs are clad. In the US it's tolerable as long as her top and bottom are not exposed. And in Europe anything (or nothing) is fair game.
Which one of these configurations is correct? Who decides? Well, here is an idea: Why not let a woman decide for herself? The same goes for books. Instead of banning certain books, why not let a reader decide what books he or she wants to read, and what books to buy or borrow?
Unfortunately even in these modern times there are people who ban books us. To highlight the issue, librarians, booksellers, and readers celebrate the freedom to read by observing Banned Books Week during the last week of September every year (Sep 25 - Oct 2 this year).

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Tea OR Coffee ???

The political scene is really getting interesting.
First came the Tea Party! You know what that is.
Now it seams we have the Coffee Party to counter the Tea party.
Anyone for Lemon Aid?ByeSlap Head