December 31, 2010

Wish for the New Year

Lord, bid war's trumpet cease;
Fold the whole earth in peace.

~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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December 29, 2010



I Want Flash! I Want Flash! I Want Flash!
I Want Flash! I Want Flash! I Want Flash!
I Want Flash! I Want Flash! I Want Flash!


Without Flash, there is a big chink of Internet we just can't see! I miss that chunk. And, as much as I love my Apple iPhone and my iPad, I can't help but wonder about the other phones and tablets out there that will be supporting flash. We apple enthusiasts still want to be able to surf all of the internets!

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December 20, 2010

Power Outage

When the lights went out in Harbor City today, I thought I could hear the neighbors saying "oh oh!"

A little while later, when power was resumed, I was sure I could hear a chorus of thoughts saying; "Yeah" or "Thank God..!" At least, that was what I was thinking. How spoiled I am!

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December 14, 2010

Be Kind to Yourself

"Receive everything that happens to you with sympathy."


...Not sure if I got this quote right, but it sounds right to me. Most if us treat ourselves harshly.

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December 6, 2010


After a while she simply gave up trying to meditate in any kind of formal way. It just became too difficult. She no longer felt any sense of peace when she attempted to sit in daily practice. Her mind was too busy, filled with things to do - that never got done. She moved slower these days and ran out of steam long before most tasks were completed or even started.

Whenever she attempted to force her mind away from the overwhelm and the frustration caused by her limitations, unwelcome thoughts of what she had lost took their place. She no longer had even the smallest ability to quiet her mind. When she attempted to make the old connection, she found it impossible. Doubts and questions plagued her. It was as if even the sacred mantra failed her

She started to repeat an unanswered prayer to whatever or whoever was out there; "Please let me believe again! Please let me believe again. Please let me feel the oneness! Give me back my faith." To who or to what she was making these appeals was unknown to her. Since she could no longer feel any connection to the Divine All, she simply felt cut off. She had lost her way. Her path was now hidden from her. She had forgotten her mission.

If someone had asked her to describe her perception of the 'all and all' she would try to remember the words she used to use to describe what she once believed about the great God that was comprised of everything that is, but would do so unconvincingly.

She did meet with some success by calling to the part of herself that longed to give out. That part of her could say the mantra, envision gathering others in the light and blessing them with her thoughts and intentions. Nevertheless, she was a novice starting over again. Beginning anew. Maybe that's what our existence is after all. Moment by moment, instant after instant, we begin once more ~ again and again and again.

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December 1, 2010

Looking at Labels.

Have You Noticed?

1. That the BAND-AID® Box has information in Braille?

2. Or that Oral-B® SATINfloss® and Oral-B® SATINtape® is made in Ireland?
(You can feel the words; "Made in Ireland" embossed on the back of the container.)

3. The Salt Content?

If you need to reduce your sodium intake, make sure you know the facts. One teaspoon of table salt has 2,325 milligrams (mg) of sodium. The Mayo Clinic recommends that a healthy adult shouldn't exceed 2,300 mg of sodium a day. The Mayo Clinic further recommends that you shouldn't exceed 1,500 mg of sodium a day if you have high blood pressure, kidney disease, diabetes; or if you're middle-aged or older - or if you are black.

One half cup of Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup contains 890mg of Sodium.

If you consume one full cup of this soup and are middle aged or older, that is more sodium that you should have in a whole day. Campbell’s® 25% Less Sodium Chicken Noodle Soup isn't much better. One half cup of this "lower sodium" soup contains 660mg sodium. If you consume one cup of this soup you are almost at the recommended daily limit.

4. On the other hand, many delicious chocolates are low sodium treats. The calorie, fat, sugar or carb contents might not be optimal if you eat lots of them, but chocolates are good for your soul. A Cadbury Dairy Milk fruit and nut bar or a MilkyWay® Midnight Bar can make you feel happy.

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