Feb 27, 2011

My other Blog



I have a new blog at Tumblr. It is pictures only of a Bohemian & Hippy Nature... More of a Visual expression of things I enjoy...Hope you do too..






Feb 25, 2011

Happy Birthday George

You are greatly missed......




Feb 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day to....



My Husband, who is the Love of my Life...

My Family who makes me laugh alot and enjoy life ....

who make me so proud and happy to be their Mother.....





(My Aunt & her grandson)

My Aunt, a Saint, who is always there when I need her,
providing a Maternal role model for me.......


(my brother, niece & nephew)

tho distance separates us, those I love dearly and happy to call my family...

who is always there as my Soror ( sister), as my Best Friend... who is so caring and compassionate, quietly helping those who are the poorest and most vulnerable, who truly reflects God in her life



who is always a Loving Friend, a Best Friend, an activist inspiring others to care deeply for our country and the direction it moves, who speaks out against the wrongs!!!

They are the people most prominent in my life and always will be. I look forward to the coming year and the people and family who have newly come into my life and I am getting to know, such as
mi primo Cesar y mi Tia Mura....




Happy Valentines Day to all.....

I love you very much!

Te quiero mucho!


Feb 8, 2011

Truth



"Three things cannot be long hidden;

the sun, the moon and the truth."


Buddha





Feb 7, 2011

The Girls got a Day Out

The girls got a chance today to get out of their house today... They do not have any room left in their run as it is full of snow.
BUT...

48 degrees in Maine...
They were happy with the February thaw and so was I!!
There was alot of melting going on.





Feb 6, 2011

Thoughts on Reagan

Many seem to idolize Reagan as some sort of hero. He is far from it...I am just posting a few interesting items from one area of his "legacy" that he did that was despicable. His butchering of the educational system in CA is one that should be posted on the Wall of Shame. After eight years as Governor of California, he took the Federal Budget for Education from 12% to 6%. He did this by:


"Intellectual curiosity"!!! I am sure much of it has to do with the liberal outlook that campuses provide. Expanding the intellect and encouraging free thinking was obviously something Reagan found abhorrent. The deaths of protesting students seemed not a great loss to him in our country but then neither were the soldiers that were dying every day in Vietnam. But these colleges were not the only ones who suffered under Reagan; even the elementary education was slashed. Even they fell under the Ax(is) of Conservative thoughts.

If his attitude towards student civil rights activists, dissenters and Vietnam War protesters were so vitriolic, I would assume that this would carry over to anyone who exercises their First Amendment Right. Reagan's legacy of conservative education is one of "dumbing down". Keep the masses stupid and they will be easy to scare and manipulate. His attitude towards Kent State and all campus of education across the country are reflected by his statements and his actions as Governor. ...


Mr. Reagan's denunciations of student protesters were both frequent and particularly venomous. He called protesting students "brats," "freaks," and "cowardly fascists." And when it came to "restoring order" on unruly campuses he observed, "If it takes a bloodbath, let's get it over with. No more appeasement!"
April 8, 1970 at a Bakersfield School board meeting.


May 19, 1970, at Kent State University, Ohio, National Guardsmen kill 4 unarmed white students during a campus protest. California Governor Reagan calls the action "justifiable homicide."

This from a Neo-conservative site called Vote the Cockroaches Out who has posted this as INSPIRING!!!




Apparently Reagan did not believe in our Constitution..and free Speech unless it was Conservative...and obviously Reagan did not read our Constitution thoroughly...BUT when you are not educated........

"The First Amendment of the United States Constitution protects the right to freedom of religion and freedom of expression from government interference. See U.S. Const. amend. I. Freedom of expression consists of the rights to freedom of speech, press, assembly and to petition the government for a redress of grievances, and the implied rights of association and belief. The Supreme Court interprets the extent of the protection afforded to these rights. The First Amendment has been interpreted by the Court as applying to the entire federal government even though it is only expressly applicable to Congress.

Furthermore, the Court has interpreted, the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment as protecting the rights in the First Amendment from interference by state governments."






Let's make sure we are finding out for ourselves what is going on. Do not rely on what any one person says.

Expand your intellect and research for yourself!


Feb 3, 2011

A Garden full of Maine Fertilizer!










Tho it does make it harder for the porcupine to get to the porch for his nightly dinner...

Feb 2, 2011

Apathy




The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. -- Mohandas Gandhi

Feb 1, 2011

New Book by a Maine Author



I am proud to tell all of you of a new book being released today by a friend of mine, Jason Trask. Jason is a very intelligent, insightful person and I have no doubt that it will be reflected in his writing. It is a book for our tenuous times. The reviews below give you a tantalizing, literary taste of what we have to look forward.

As of now, Books 'n Things in Norway, Maine and Amazon.com are carrying it. Click on the Title to go to Amazon.com for a purchase.
Congratulations Jason!! I can't wait to read it!!


Product Review

I'M NOT MUHAMMAD chronicles the paranoia that many American felt during the dark and momentous days following 9/11. In that atmosphere of high alert, Yusuf Alsawari, a graduate student married to an American woman, is swept up by mysterious government agents. His civil rights suspended and unable to contact his family, he quickly finds himself living a nightmare. In Trask's telling, Alsawari's story is by turns harrowing, horrific, comic, and always moving. I'm Not Muhammad is a powerful first novel that is, on the one hand, a deeply felt personal narrative about the tragic consequences for the victims of extraordinary rendition; on the other, a disturbing cautionary tale about America in the 21st Century.


"Jason Trask's disarming novel I'm Not Muhammad is a brave hard look at dubious times. In crisp, clean prose, the author conjures up a seemingly ordinary world of marital discord before the canonical date of 9/11, only to suddenly pull the rug out from under the reader, compelling him to slide along with the bewildered protagonist into the whirlpool of extraordinary rendition. It's Alice in Wonderland meets Kafka's The Trial, spiked with healthy helpings of the Marquis de Sade. The Beach Boys just went waterboarding. And they didn't have a good time." --Peter Wortsman, author of A Modern Way to Die; translator of Posthumous Papers of a Living Author by Robert Musil and Selected Prose of Heinrich von Kleist



It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. -Albert Einstein
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