February 23, 2008

Taking Care of Good Old Mother Earth

As you may have noticed, a couple of websites have been added to my links box. I found Daily Danny one day when I was researching some eco-friendly ideas. It seems to me that if each of us just tried to change a couple of habits, we could go a long way in cleaning up our cluttered planet. Working together, we can literally SAVE THE EARTH!

So from time to time, I will be posting one of the ideas from Danny's website or an idea from the Living Green Daily Calendar.

Today's Tip: uncorked
Yemm & Hart, a company that finds innovated uses for recycled products, is soliciting wine bottle corks for a unique initiative. When the company has amassed six tons, they'll begin converting the corks into coasters, clipboards, and flooring. Contributers will be eligible for discounts on finished products.

do your part:
Mail wine and champagne corks to Wine Cork Recycling, Yemm and Hart Ltd., 610 S. Chamber Drive, Fredericktown, MO 63645

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February 20, 2008


Before I gave it up for the night, I checked my Inbox to see if anyone had written. There was the usual spate of spam letters, that I then proceeded to toss. As I was sending them off to the junk pile, I noticed that I had also received a letter from Dieter.

The last sentence of the note he sent said; "Hope you are brilliant and in good spirit."

And though it is late, and way past the time I should be going to bed, I took a few more minutes to write up a small post because what he wrote was really so very nice, What a kind thing to wish for someone.

He hoped I was brilliant...

bril·liant; sounds like bril-yuhnt adj.

1. shining brightly; sparkling; glittering; lustrous: the brilliant lights of the city. 2. distinguished; illustrious: a brilliant performance by a young pianist. 3. having or showing great intelligence, talent, quality, etc.: a brilliant technician. 4. strong and clear in tone; vivid; bright: brilliant blues and greens; the brilliant sound of the trumpets. 5. splendid or magnificent:

[Origin: 1675–85; < F brillant shining, prp. of briller < It brillare to glitter (perh. deriv. of an expressive root); see -ant]

Well, I don't know how shiny I am and could never claim to be brilliant, but I am in good spirits! In fact I am smiling and feeling very hopeful these days. Thank you. :-)

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February 12, 2008


I loved her vibrancy, her vivacity and her spunk.
I admired her courage, her intelligence and her resilient spirit
I was impressed by her strength.

This little lady was an exceptional woman.
an original, a one-of-a-kind.
She seemed fully engaged in being and doing, and becoming….
And she will be missed.

I hope she is dancing on the sunbeams
diving in the waves,
exploring new horizons
and singing among the stars
with all the gusto that she had for life.

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February 10, 2008

Hate sells.

There is no doubt in my mind that all the vitriol directed at Hillary Clinton will be unleashed against Barack Obama if and when he wins the nomination. There is little fair and balanced news left in America.

We lost any real oversight of our airwaves when the Fairness Doctrine was overturned in the 1980s. This loss can be directly attributed to actions and the rhetoric of an actor who succeeded in becoming the 40th President of the United States.

It was that darling of the right, Ronald Reagan, who can be directly credited for the wave of deregulation that resulted in the collapse of our manufacturing might.

It was then, in the 1980s, that greed became our mantra, and we lost sight of what was really important in life. It was then, that the neo-conservatives began the worst scam in history.

Under the leadership of this very group of people, US businesses stopped reinvesting in their own companies. In the constant drive to satisfy those who only cared about what they called the ‘bottom line’, these shortsighted companies stopped using much or any of their resources to make better products.

Savvy investors got out early. A few people got very rich in a very short time. And in the end, America lost.

These days our airwaves are bought and sold like any other product to the highest bidder. And, nothing sells quite as well as hatred. We’ve seen nothing yet.

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February 6, 2008

The Day after the primary

I have voter's remorse!

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February 5, 2008

Email from Mike to Matt and Matt to us

I tried to convince Mom to vote for Obama, but she's insisting on
Hillary. Mainly because Hillary voted for the Iraq War and Mom likes war.


Matt wrote:
Hope you're all doing well...

Got back last night from Vegas, safe, sound, and richer, having won a poker tournament...

Meanwhile, may I gently suggest that you guys vote Obama today?>
If you haven't already seen it, check out this new video:

- Matt

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How could they do that to me?
My own sons!
How could they get me all churned up once again?
Would it be disloyal to change my mind at the last minute?

Here's the story.

I went up to bed late last night with things that Michael had said to me running around in my head. Darn him.

I thought I had decided and that my mind was finally made up. But, as I tried to settle into slumber, one part of myself kept asking; But wouldn't it be wonderful for America to make a sea change? Wouldn't it be wonderful if we turned the corner? Wouldn't it just be wonderful?

Another part of myself tried to shut off this little voice; Will you please stop confusing me? I have already decided! I have made up my mind! I don't want to have to consider this issue anymore. Stop it and let me go to sleep!

But sleep would not come. Out of desperation, I turned on the TV and tuned into C-Span. And there was Obama in Boston, answering the questions and standing so proud and unconcerned about the spurious allegations made by his enemies. He had been there before and had overcome.

And people were chanting; “Yes We Can!” “Yes We Can.”

And I started to wonder if we could overcome. Could he to bring our country together after all this divide? Could he do this thing better than Hillary? Is it possible that we can stand up against the hatred and acrimony brought on by those who seek to divide us? Can we turn a new corner and become better than we were?

“Yes we can!”

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February 4, 2008

The night before the election...

The phone rings.


"Hi Honey"; I say; thinking Mike is calling me about my computer problems.

"I have to talk to you about Obama!"

"I'm voting for Hillary!!!"

"Zoe has something she wants to tell you."

Zoe gets on the phone and says; "Hi Nana. I want Hillary to win."

"That's my girl. I do too."

I ask; "Why do you think Hillary should win?"

"She has the most experience and I would like to see a woman as our President."

"Let me write this down. I'm putting what you said on my blog."

Then Zoe says; "Just a minute Nana, I am putting this on speaker phone."

"Hi Nana. I'm for Hillary too!" That was Mira. :-)

I say; "Yea, now there is three of us!"

Zoe says; "Maybe Aunt Yvette will vote for Hillary too."

"I think she is backing Obama."

Zoe asks; "Mom, who do you want to win?"

Michele says "I'm not sure."

What can she say? She is a good mom.

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February 2, 2008


Yes it's true.
Maria Shriver (Arnie's Wife) is backing Obama.

Our house is divided too.
But my husband isn't voting for a Republican.

I think Barack Obama is great
but like Robert Kennedy Jr.,
I'm voting for the woman.

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February 1, 2008


The blog gremlins seem to have been attacking this site, and because of this I'm not getting my mail. So just is case someone out there in the great blogosphere is trying to contact me, please try this alternate address: Judihere2004@yahoo.com

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