October 19, 2005

MY MY, CAN IT BE TRUE?

Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, Tom DeLay and Bill Frist are all in trouble.
Tsk Tsk.

I hate to smile at anyone's misfortune,
but I find the corners of my mouth
curling up at the news.

What is that saying about a house of cards?

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ADDENDUM

Oh Yeah ... I still want the new MAC & a used printer which will allow me print out my recipes and database from my old MAC. :-)

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Judi's Wishlist

My birthday is Tuesday, October 25, 2005.
On that date I will be ... EEK ... 65!

Today I recieved a call from a friend in Hawaii. She asked me to send her the link showing her my wish list.

So for Bonnie ....
in no special order,
Here is my long list:

This is what I really, really want for my birthday.

A donation to any of the following:
(I don't have to know the amount.)

1. Heifer International
This organization helps people all around the world to become self reliant. You can help buy people animals that will bring income to families and villages. Give cows or honeybees. By donating even a small amount, you can join with others and buy a share.

2 Unicef.

3. Care.

4. Doctors without Borders. These people are fearless!

5. Save the Children.

6. Amnesty International

7. Second Harvest or the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. You can find a local food bank and just drop by some food.

OR you can...
Just wish me happy birthday
so that eight year old girl inside of me doesn't
act like a big baby about the whole thing. :-)

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October 14, 2005

HATING THE HATERS

STRUGGLING WITH THE INNER DEMON ... HATRED

The commandment "Thou Shalt Not Kill" seems clear to me. I take this commandment seriously. Neither should we kill the body, nor should we kill the spirit.

My desire is to be loving. So I don't want to wish any evil to beset anyone, even those who hate. I just want them to come to the realization that hatred only begets hatred, and to preach that it is OK with God that we hate anyone is a great sin.

The other Mike P posted something about hating the haters here. Please take the time to read it.

Although I can appreciate Michael's sentiments, I would like to take a different approach. However, the struggle to do so is a difficult one. Like everyone else, I am not immune to this emotion.

I try very hard not to hate anyone. My desire is to be an instrument of Love. But I am having a very hard time with my feelings about the people who claim to be Christians, and preach that it is God's will that we should, in fact, hate. It troubles me that some who claim to worship the Prince of Peace can want to scapegoat anyone and spread the message that hate is OK.

I hate it when I hear some people I love spread this ugly belief. It offends me when I hear otherwise loving people trying to blame Gays for all the evils in the world. These otherwise loving people spread this ugly belief with the firm conviction that they are spreading the word of God.

The hate that is expressed by these good People grows, and when I hear that, I feel fury within my breast. Anger and Love all mixed up. My heart is troubled when I recognize that, now indeed, hatred exists within my own heart. There is conflict and confusion.

I don't want to wish suffering to anyone. Instead, I want to wish all of the haters peace. I want to wish them love. It is my belief that it is only with love that we can change the world. Yet here I am, still struggling with my own inner hatred and anger. I hate to think that I have joined the ranks.

I don't want to hate.
I don't like the me that hates.

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October 11, 2005

ATTENTION COMPUTER GURUS!

MORE COOKIE QUESTIONS

Should I be keeping the fastclick cookie and the real media cookie?
And, what about the web-stat cookie?

Shouldnít I keep some of them?
Arenít there some cookies that save us time?
So we donít have to reenter the same stuff over and over?

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October 6, 2005

I Am Strong. I Am Powerful. I Am Woman.

It is hard for me to hide my feelings, even when I try. Everyone who knows me knows this to be true.

Yesterday, all three of my guys heard the voice of a pretty weepy and woeful woman. Of course, they all immediately put on their shiny armor, climbed up on their white horses and attempted to slay any dragons that were besetting me.

Of course, the only dragon causing me trouble was the dragon that lives within my mind. She was not in a very good mood yesterday. Be assured. I am better now.

Onward, onward.
The powerful Golden Dragon is back in charge.
At least for the moment.
Thanks Everybody!

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October 5, 2005

ONE THIRTY NINE

"O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether. Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me."

"Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?"

"If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me."

"If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: for the darkness and the light are both alike to thee."

"For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well."

"My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance"

OF GOD WE ARE MADE.
I AM OF YOU.
YOU ARE OF ME.
ONE.

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October 4, 2005

QUOTE OF THE DAY...4 October 2005

"Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire."

-Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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October 1, 2005

Glo Balls Don't Glow

OK.
If you aren't feeling very happy or would just would like to have a good belly laugh ... just link to Mike's post about Hostess Glo Balls.

Be sure to listen to the recording of his phone call to Hostess to inquire why the Hostess Glo Balls don't glow. I almost fell off my chair. :-)

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