Wednesday, August 26, 2009

"Being Marvin Gaye by Judith Ellis

Blog Name: The Being Brand
Date: August 24, 2009

Subject: "What's Going On?"
There are so many things going on in the world today both good and bad.

I heard many old folks asked, "what went wrong?"

I'm not in a position to answer their question. I can't offer any at the moment. But I guess I have an idea.

Love is the word that would heal us all our problems, our woes, our sorrows expressed by crying and dying.

For God is Love.

Great song from Marvin Gaye. Simply beautiful!

If there is anyone that is incapacitated in this world, it is the people running the government lawlessly and the lawless people behind that lawless government. A quick recipe for a chaotic world, alas Judith.

I really wonder and curious like a child and asked myself, "where is the government of the people, for the people and by the people" now?

Does it still exist? Or only in the book of History and is now tagged "famous quote?".

Very sad for the vulnerables and the defenseless are the one who are being "punished with brutality" - brutality of injustice. Sigh.<

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Saturday Sibling Frolic by Cherie

Blog Name: This Side of Town
Date: 22 August 2009

Subject: Playing in the puddles

Oh Miss Sanitation. lol.

That word reminds me of two sisters. One is Mrs Filthy and the other is Mrs Clean.

Mrs Filthy is so philosophical and cannot be told to clean up.

She retorted Mrs Clean, "Manang, nobody died of filthiness but many died of too much cleanliness."

True to form and guess who died first? Wanna bet?

Oh boy!

Once in a while, let the children expose to tolerable dirt to build up their immune resistance to bacteria. Just remember the word: Limitation for as long as they will not ingest and digest harmful germs.

Again another thing reminds me of something. When I took the Pharmacy Board Exam in 1984, one question asked was: What is the role of bacteria in Industrialization?

Cloudbusting 421 by Chrome3d

Blog Name: Cloudbusting
Meme: Skywatch Friday
Date: 22 August 2009

Subject: Hockey Arena

You know each time I watch the sky in every angle of its transformations, it really makes me wonder how Miracles can happen even in the unfathomable heights of the earth. Can you truly grasp how their beauty is painted up there? Even in the poet's mind, words are beyond her overwhelming AWE to describe such phenomenon. And in the painter's eye, his easel is not big enough to accommodate such glory and his palette will be lacking colours to dip his brush in.

Now you got my poetic mind at work again. I just need some kind of stimulation. lol.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Blog Your Blessing by Sandy Carlson

Blog Name: Writing in Faith
Date:Aug. 21, 2009

Subject: Rip Tide II in the Granite State

Oh Sandy, when it comes to children, I thought our experience is only confined to our cultural background, to our upbringing. Little did I realize we all go through the same drama and the same predicament as mother as with our daughters.

One time, my eldest blamed me for raising them "goody - goody". She pointed out that all the while I only showed them beauty but failed to tell them the ugly part.

That part made me speechless but I opted to remain quiet and didn't offer an explanation. Whether it was right or wrong, I firmly kept quiet.

In truth, I could have told my girls about that aspect of life, you called rip tide. But then again, through my philosophical mind, I wanted my girls to find out themselves what life is outside their comfort zone and see if they could handle it. They knew my overprotectiveness. Yet, in that case, I let them explore the outside world away from home.

As it turned out, they did learn two things themselves including friendship. That there are only two polarities that exist: positive and negative.

I could not ingrained to them the negative side of life, least they become paranoid. However, I did equip them with caution. Now, I feel they realized the values I taught them some of which were left unspoken.

Bit emotional in this post Sandy.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

At 14 by

Blog Name: The New Sixty
Origin: Arkansas USA
Date: August 17, 2009

Subject: For the full story, please read this link: Someone else' pain

hahaha poor boy. sorry for laughing. not that i find the story funny because it's real. i am laughing on the way how you put the words together.

before i started to have periodic ritual and it happened when i was 15, both my parents had already tucked us in a spin (my sister and I) in a bin of Sex Education. Yes, they were our very first teacher in Sex Education in the way that didn't sound awful or malicious. We listened intently and with seriousness as they talked to us with understanding. Why? because we were already aware of what was going on around us at the time, considering the old fashioned ways people lived in those days, yet, yet, there were few cracks happening in between in such a small town.

I did the same to my girls. But in all efforts, I always prayed for their safety especially I was alone to raise them up and as I was working I could not be there all the time to watch them. I trusted them and they knew that.

It's a shame I cannot watch Oprah like I used to. My TV's connection (just the cord) is loose and I cannot be bothered. I spend more time with blogs.

I love your humour.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

My First Pre-Nup Shoot by Jennifer

Blog Name:An Autobiography in the Works

Origin: Philippines
Meme: Our Weekend Memoirs
Date:August 16, 2009

Subject:Shutter Happy Jenn

There is so much about networking. One of them is "honing computing skills" without going through the traditional classroom retinue which sometimes can be tedious.

Just enjoy photography. You don't need an expensive camera to be one. All of my non-digital cameras are broken, and so with my one and only basic digicam.

Am happy enough using my mobile camera (cell phone) but the results can also be selective. In typographic term, it is Case Sensitive..if you know what I mean.

Thanks for the visit.


Saturday, August 15, 2009

Window Views by Small Reflections

Blog Name: Small Reflections
Meme: Window Views
Date: August 12, 2009

Subject: Neigbourhood Windows

Even in the construction of buildings and houses, features such as windows, doors and rooftops not to mention the walls and interiors; speak the character of the builder.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

First Anniversay of TODAY'S FLOWERS by Luis Santilli Jr

Origin: Brazil
Date:August 9, 2009

Subject: TODAY'S FLOWERS #52

The Yellow Rose is a standout. And you chose the perfect colour to highlight the First Anniversary of Today's Flowers which you have founded .... which I am honoured to be a part of.

I would like to say Thank You very much for your grand visit to my Anniversary Offering to Today's Flowers. Not only you bring out the Flowers in every corner of the world that everyone is happy to showcase here, you also bring friends together with one common love and interest: Flowers.

This is one greatest and exemplary Contribution you made to the blogosphere.

Once again, please accept my heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS to a job well done!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

A Tale of Two Apples by David Coulter

Blog Name: osage + orange
Origin: Illinois, USA
Date: August 8, 2009

Subject: Adbusters + Price

Hi Dave, I like supporting local farmers no matter what the cost. People look too much on the cost of one piece of tiny apple and they think they are being ripped off by the price. You're not!

What should people do, including yourself, to understand the predicament of our local producers? Let them grow apple or anything themselves. Let's see how and what experience they will reap from growing them till they bear fruit, harvest and finally till they reach the fruit market stall.

Why Chilean apple is cheaper compared to the Illinois apple?

Did you think of the currency conversion? Do you think the hiatus mark of prices between two differing countries do not hurt the Chilean growers?

Those apples from Chile exported to USA, don't you think the crocodiles did not bring them out at the expense of the local Chilean farmers? Who truly benefit the cost of the Chilean apples? The farmers? No! The third party, not them.

Back to the Illinois apple. The reason of its triple price could be due to supply scarcity in such a big demand of consumers in your area.

It could be due to the losses these local producers incur while at the stage of growing. Think of the weather factor, think of the high cost of maintaining the orchard, think of the cost of labour, think of the cost of machineries, the cost of irrigation, the breakdown and the tax these poor people are paying.

Those are the hidden factors that involve in tagging a price over your piece of tiny apple. Actually there's much more.

Ah, I will always appreciate the sweats of the local growers. They are much friendly and their produce are fresh. The nutrients are guaranteed to make me a healthy and happy person.

When I buy local homegrown produce, I consider their hard labour let alone the cost of their hardwork and the liability that incurs in the growing process.

Enjoy your local market and if possible, appreciate the local homegrown produce.

If I'll live in a place where there is so much space to garden, I'll grow my own. No fertilizers. Just nature's fertilizers that I can make from my own kitchen scrap.

Trouble is, the ground soil here is not for every plant. Besides, water is highly restricted. Our farmers suffer long drought. So, I'm happy paying their price.

Then again, big time farmers here don't get that much either. They too are under the mercy of market and economic exploitation. Meaning, it is always the Third Party who takes the biggest slice. Farmers are only slaves of their own land. Isn't that worth pondering?


I don't know why am telling you this. As a Horticulturist, you should know. Now, am embarrass after realizing who you are. But I don't care. I mind my own opinion. :)

Another thing, people can afford to buy nonsense material things, and why cringe over the price of one Illinois apple? You will moan the time when there's no apple or food for that matter to buy. lol.

Thanks for visiting my Skywatch.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Under Every Full Moon by Terri

Blog Name: The Quote Garden Blog
Origin: Phoenix, Arizona USA
Date: July 11, 2009

Subject: Under every full moon

Dear Terri,

I finally found you here. I have more than 20 blogs which not all are active. But I have few which I manage to run in random activity.

"Under every full moon, my mind can be left stagnant in hebetude and no matter how I desire to write, words remained unwritten while smitten by the beauty of that mysterious bright yellow ball hovering in the sky."~LCDancel, August 7, 2009.

I sent you email but am not going to wait for you reply.

Instead, I would like you to visit my Congratulatory Tribute to your 11th Year celebration of your online Quote Gardening.

Thanks for giving me your kind permission to link your Quote website to my Adage, Maxim and Quote blog.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Still in Washington DC by Denise

Blog Name: An English Rambles
Meme: Watery Wednesday
Date: 4 August 2009

Subject: In Washington DC

Dear Denise,

These are beautiful pictures and they bring tears to my eyes. I was in this city to celebrate my 55th birthday alone by myself. In the meantime, it was also an opportunity for me to attend the ISP Convention.

However, the summer there was to much for me to bear and it was for that reason that I missed out the tour to the Capitol and everything else.

I will feature this in my blog comment so then, I will not part from these beautiful pictures that will remind me of Washington DC, where once I had visited.

That way, I don't need to copy because I am already linked. Thank you Denise.