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The Huntington Japanese Gardens, photo by Seabreeze
Freedom is Peace
Worthy of fighting for
A cause that may bring death
Living in confinement, pure hell
Lack of freedom kills the spirit
Freedom speaks peace
Peace rings out truth
Hear God, please be at peace
Do love one another
Peace be with you
Peace be with you
Note: Trying a syllable count of 22,66,88,44,66,44 (not hexaduad as it does not rhyme)
|December 27, 2020
Where do we go from here?
I must not be the only one asking this question; it is of our current American situation - voter fraud! I am not going to discuss who I voted for or ask you who you voted for; personally I don't care. I do care that voter fraud did and has been taking place in our country but this year it was "in our faces". Really, can so many people be lying about what occurred in several states across the good old U.S.A? I think not.
I do believe the whole thing was orchestrated, by whom, I do not know. However, the purpose, I believe has been to throw our country into chaos. Oh yes, there are those who want their candidate to win, but I believe a higher authority (whether money, power for control), seeks to destroy the good in this country by dumbing down of our youth, keeping folks on the unemployment lines, keeping families in a broken state, more government control, so on and so forth. It appears they are doing a good job of it.
I thought 911 was a tragedy! And, believe me, I still do. The loss of lives, the loss of property and the terror that all of us felt - well, nothing has come close to it, except many now. The way this election was run, the stories of abuse at polls, mistreatment of people, the lying and denying of the situation from the media makes me sick. I guess for me, it has been just one more severe situation that has gone "crazy" in my life time in this country. Our freedoms are truly going down the toilet!!
Where do we go from here?? What say you??
|December 14, 2020
Something that popped in my head:
Toys in the Attic
I am a doll, I am a truck
I am a baseball glove.
I belonged to Susie, I belonged to Billie
Why have they abandon us?
Susie use to call me her favorite
She dressed me and brushed my hair.
We had tea parties; it was a very happy time.
Billie said I was his first real truck .
He took me into the sandbox.
We made dirt runs; we built several roads together.
It has been a long time since we have seen Susie and Billie.
Where have they been?
Will they be back again?
Do you hear foot steps again, asked doll?
Is it Susie and Billie asked truck?
They don't look the same, why?
Look sis, here is your old doll.
I bet your daughter would love to have her .
Oh Billie, there is your old truck .
Maybe your Michael would like to play with it?
The toys felt special again,
Someone wants them.
It looks like we have not been forgotten after all.
Looks like we will be getting a new home.
It is quiet in the attic now.
All the boxes are gone.
Susie and Billie's parents have passed away; the house is up for sale.
But, the baseball glove was overlooked and remains sitting on a window sill. Maybe it will be discovered by another boy or girl.
|December 13, 2020
It is cold outside...in the low 20s, but I walked by a sign that was a favorite of my late husbands that I must share. If anyone knows where this originally came from, I would like to know. Here we go:
I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant
I believe this should be Congresses motto!
I don't think this phrase will ever die out, do you?
Have a great day!
Human Versus Computer
In 1978 came the 16-bit chip providing 29,000 transistors. Many of us thought that was something! But, in 2006, the 64-bit hit bringing in 291 million transistors. In 2019, the largest transistor count in a commercially available microprocessor (Rome chip) was 39.54 billion. It is hard for my brain to comprehend that number.
It is mind-boggling when you think of all the things that have computers in them. If you went through your house and removed all those processor-running items, what would be left? In my home, out would go my coffeemaker for starters (no way). My laptop would have to go and of course, my phone. If we go to the garage, out goes my car. I remember my late husband saying that once computer were put into cars, he was through working on them.
One might ask, how fast is the human brain compared to a computer? I read that in terms of spikes and synaptic transmission, the brain can perform at most about a thousand basic operations per second (that is amazing in its own right), or 10 million times slower than the computer. Wow, that puts a better light on the term "over load" for me. I believe our Creator set a limit for our processors to avoid possible burn out or blow out; at least while we are on this planet! Who knows what we will be capable of in our new suits when our Creator comes back.
December 11, 2020
|Long time since I have been here....lots of good intentions.
Well, good intentions strike again so I hope to make better use of them. Here we go...
Why Do We Like To Reminisce?
One day, as I was reminiscing, I started to analyze why do I like to go there. My answer, it is a place of comfort, a safe haven if you will. With reminiscing, you can pick and choose which memories you want to relive. I love to relive my childhood, because, of course, for me they are very pleasurable. The opposite side is that many have had bad childhoods and would not want to go down that lane again; I understand that. I have those as well but that will remain for a later post.
I was born in 1945 (yes, long time ago). My birth just missed a terrible war period and I thank my heavenly Father that it did. But for a child, the late 40s and mostly the 50s were ideal. I grew up on an eight acre (not a farm) country area in Southern California where I can remember playing all day outside with not a care in the world. I remember at one point in time going down to the end of our property, which had a small creek and seeing gold fish in it. I wondered where they came from. Another time, not so fun was almost stepping on a scorpion as I was coming out of my front porch. Dad was just ahead of me and saw and removed the creature.
Our land was somewhat lacking enough water until my Dad dug a well. Even then, we had plenty of drinking water but we were not ready to farm or grow much. Dad didn't buy the land for that purpose but from what he told me years later, it was so us kids (2 girls, 1 boy) had a place to play. God love him!! We had that and more. We had the outdoors to explore, wonderful summers sleeping out under the stars (and you could see lots and lots of stars), no traffic of much to speak of (maybe a commercial plane or two would go over twice a month). To this day, I do not know how people exist in New York with all the noise and congestion!
Another great memory was seeing the California Poppy and Lupines come to bloom. There was a lot (large) that I remember going to and walking threw these beautiful wild flowers...some of my favorites today.
I feel reminiscing can be such a stress reliever because it can take us back to some joyous moments. We feel young again. We feel we have taken a mini journey, safe and pleasurable time that no one can take away from us. So important in today's world where it seems like so many people want you to think and/or believe like them. During my reminiscing, I don't have to answer to or reject other's thoughts. It is my time, my journey.
So, to recap, reminiscing has these wonderful values:
1. Fun to relive
3. Makes us feel young
4. No interruptions
5. It is free
When was the last time you took a trip down memory lane?
|January 21, 2020
Do you ever hear the word Narcolepsy bantered about and wonder what it means? Well, I can share my experience with you. I lived with with husband who had the sleep disorder for over 20 plus years. It is important that folks know about it just in case they run into a family member or friend who may have it and not realize they do. The sleep disorder itself is not life threatening , but if you drive and have any of the symptoms, it could be fatal.
There are various levels of it; some more severe. Many can acquire the disorder in their teens. My husband was in his 40s when it first showed up. Many people think that it is similar to epilepsy, but it is not. Yes, it is a neurological disorder, can be treated with medications and help with sleep patterns.
I could go into a lot of detail here, however, I have written an article that I would love to share:
I hope you will take the time and give it look. You may find it helpful for yourself, a family member or friend.
|January 5, 2010
No I did not just curse! I ran into this idea several years ago and thought that I might share with everyone. Flogos float just like clouds...man made clouds that is!
Just when you think you have seen it all something really unique comes along (at least new to me). This genius invention is the creation of Francisco Guerra and Dr. Brian Glover. The name flogos comes from combining the words "flying" and "logos". Trained in making clouds on production sets, these men decided to take it to a new level; shapes! Just think of the attraction at a birthday party or retirement party.
Flogos are a combination of air and helium making tiny bubbles of foam producing various shapes. They can be used to attract people to special events such as a new restaurant opening, banks, or even football games. Flogos can be seen in all 50 states. It is said that Guerra even released one in a special "peace" shape over Gaza Strip. I do believe you can now purchase your own commercial type machine for around 4K.
Thanks for visiting. Hope you enjoyed learning about flogos!
|October 14, 2019
I would like to share a beautiful poem (a song known in the Christian circles) called He Giveth More Grace. This was written by Annie Johnson Flint. An amazing women who lost both birth parents, also her adopting parents and contacted a severe case of arthritis and became wheelchair-bound. She never stopped living or helping others. Through her writing, her poetry, she inspired so many. Here is her poem:
He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater,
He sendeth more strength when the labors increase;
To added afflictions He addeth His mercy,
To multiplied trials, His multiplied peace.
When we have exhausted our store of endurance,
When our strength has failed ere the day is half done,
When we reach the end of our hoarded resources,
Our Father's full giving is only begun.
His love has no limit, His grace has no measure,
His power no boundary known unto men;
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus,
He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again.
Hope you have enjoyed reading Annie's poem.
|October 10, 2019
I am looking at my blessings today. What am I thankful for, wow! Here I go:
breath (I am 74, fair to good health)
being in this century
there is a new day everyday (we get a break)
color, song, birds, sky (cloud formation)
rain (cleanses and the sound)
don't have to wash my clothes on a rock
we have refrigerators
on, and on, and on
Seriously...I have my salvation (praise Him)
my son (who helps me when I need something)
two beautiful granddaughters not to far away
my art, reading, writing (here) and more
So, this morning I cam across a beautiful song regarding blessing that I wanted to share:
I hope you will play it and listen. The lyrics are included on the face of the video, which makes it even more special. Enjoy!
Many blessing for you today.