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>Play Out Loud…

In Uncategorized on July 31, 2008 at 7:45 pm

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:Can’t Keep A Panda Down:

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>Gifts Are All Around Us….

In Uncategorized on July 31, 2008 at 7:49 am

>”We are led to those who help us most to grow.”

Keep your eyes open.


:The Monk Speaks about Dying Daily:

“At the moment of commitment the universe will conspire to assist you.”

Commit to love.

Now.

See what develops.

>Poetry Party!

In Uncategorized on July 30, 2008 at 7:21 am

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:Huntington Gardens Walkway : photo by Louise Lutz:

The Journey written by Mary Oliver

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice–
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
“Mend my life!”
each voice cried.
But you didn’t stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do–
determined to save
the only life you could save.

>Amazing is here and now.

In Uncategorized on July 26, 2008 at 7:00 am

>It doesn’t take 40 days wandering around the desert to prove a point.

Anything that is amazing can happen over a steak dinner.

Can happen in a moment of quiet grace.

Can happen in a flash of intention.

Can happen in a blink of an eye.

Don’t miss it.

Please enjoy our midnight number…


:Ella Fitzgerald sings For Once In My Life – Berlin 1968:

>I’m Done…

In Uncategorized on July 25, 2008 at 7:32 pm

>Who else is tired of the thinking on this planet?

Bush sidesteps court ruling on warming – Climate Change- msnbc.com

“The Bush administration rejected regulating greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, saying it would cause too many job losses.”

So, let me get this right. By enforcing a greenhouse gas emission plan…. we’re causing jobs to be lost.

Because….. corporate profits are more important than….. the environment. It’s like sorry. We can either afford to keep you working or we can stop polluting the environment. We can’t figure out a way to do both. Did I say. I’m sorry. I really mean it.

Whew… it’s even hard to type.

How could taking care of our future responsibly cause harm. Our current governmental efforts are falling so far short that to them ignoring the regulations seems like the only solution.

All I can say is.

This thinking is unacceptable.

Gandhi often said “the end is inherent in the means.”

Our means need to be infused with integrity, and exercised with truthfulness, and righteousness.

I have propagated, believed in, championed the bedrock principle of truth, justice and the American way in all my daily dealings.

Can we ask any less of our leaders?

We have fallen so far off course we are unable to hear the simple sounds of what’s right.

There is nothing complicated. There is no act required that is beyond our capabilities. There is only and always simple principle. of living in the truth. and. not buying into lazy, fearful thinking.

Let’s not let the short term justify that which is right minded. And fall incurably ill. Giving up and giving in does not result in growth. And growth is what we need. Growth in ideas, growth in opportunities, growth in seeing things differently.

What short term gain would ever be acceptable when long term we’ve destroyed our home.

Each peace of the puzzle needs to play its part but how we choose to define it will give us the radical edge to lift ourselves beyond our current circumstances and turn the tides in an uplifting direction.

I am grateful to President Bush for showcasing the exact opposite reality and giving us a beacon for a new way of being. A new way filled with strong purpose and passion to become what we all have the capability of becoming.

Jewish lyricist Yip Harburg once commented, “A song is the pulse of a nation’s heart, a fever chart of its health. Are we at peace? Are we in trouble? Do we feel beautiful? Are we violent? Listen to our songs.”

What songs are we hearing now? What song?

Here’s what I hear….

“impeach me, fine me, jail me, sue me.” from Of Thee I Sing (the first musical to win the Pulitzer Prize.)

Arrogance will not be cast off readily.

Pretending a problem doesn’t exist, or my favorite…”will fix itself.” isn’t the way to heal a problem. i heard someone use this analogy. When you break your leg and go to the doctor you don’t tell him you have a rash on your arm. It doesn’t work in the healing. You have to name the problem.

Schumer argued that the “breadth and depth” of the problems at IndyMac have been “apparent for years, and they accelerated in the last six months.” But OTS, he said, “was asleep at the switch and allowed things to happen without restraint.

“And now they are doing what the Bush administration always does: Blame the fire on the person who calls 911.”

Let’s just stop it. Get a hold of ourselves and do what’s right.

Andiamo!

>The Power Is In The Conviction.

In Uncategorized on July 20, 2008 at 7:29 pm

>”I challenge our nation to comit to producing 100% of our electricty from renewable energy and truly clean carbon clean sources within 10 years.” Al Gore July 17, 2008.

AMEN.

“We can’t drill our way out of this.” T. Boone Pickens.

It’s a shift.

Dramatic. Driven. and Determined.

Responsibility is in action. Let’s join in the deeper conversation.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22425001/vp/25764672#25764672
:Al Gore on Meet The Press:

All the cries…. about devastation. disaster. hide the voice of reality. Something needs to be done. Quit whining. Stand up. Make change a priority.

I’m IN. for the strategic investment. for renewable energy. Forces are joining. Spirit is building and a resolution will emerge. Don’t hold onto the past.

Now is the time.

Watch the speech.

We Can Solve It

Spread the word. Make the shift. Join the force.

>Sweet Coconut Shrimp….

In Uncategorized on July 20, 2008 at 5:31 am

>Does anyone else crave the Red Lobster?

Is it the butter. Is it the succulent shrimp.

They have a passion for the sea. Who am I to disagree.

Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants – Recipes and Live Lobster Delivery

>Sue Me…

In Uncategorized on July 17, 2008 at 8:09 pm

>I never stopped the tomato love.

FDA declares it’s OK to eat tomatoes again – Infectious diseases- msnbc.com

Full and complete exoneration…. Viva la Tomato!

>He’s My Friend & She’s My Friend & It Doesn’t Matter What Other People Say.

In Uncategorized on July 9, 2008 at 6:46 am

>Let’s be radical. loving. peace makers!

It’s easy. “love your brother like yourself.”


:He’s My Friend from The Unsinkable Molly Brown music by Meredith Wilson:

The worlds waiting for you to show up and stand up in harmony.

Love your neighbor. Love your enemy. Love your self.

Love.

Everyone.

>And Awaaaaaay We Go!

In Uncategorized on July 8, 2008 at 8:44 am

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