Sunday, December 30, 2007

Thought of the Day

"Where does discontent start? You are warm enough, but you shiver. You are fed, yet hunger gnaws you. You have been loved, but your yearning wanders in new fields. And to prod all these there's time, the Bastard Time."

~John Steinbeck

Saturday, December 29, 2007


What a game!

How Sweet it is!

Monday, December 24, 2007

A Christmas in the 60's

Friday, December 21, 2007

The Daily Motivator

I have been getting the paid version of the Daily Motivator emailed to me everyday for over 7 years now. A personal ad I was reading once had a link to it. Sometimes my hormones actually can be insightful I guess.

Life has been happening all around me these days it seems. For good and for bad. For right now, this minute, this hour, this day, I'm alright, it's all good. I have everything I need.

I need to remember that...


Friday, December 21, 2007

How you look at it

When you look at the world, what is the first thing that comes to your attention? Do you zero in on the problems, the heartaches, the fears and the disappointments, or do you first take note of the beauty, the joys and the positive possibilities?

If you look at life through a lens of negativity, life will dutifully arrange itself to meet your expectations. When you approach life from a more positive perspective, your expectations will just as surely be met.

Is it unrealistic to look at the bright side, to remain generally positive, and to expect the best in life? No, because reality itself is neutral, and what you get from it depends upon how you view it and what you make of it.

The raw forces, circumstances and events are, for the most part, out of your control. Yet you can completely control the way you perceive, respond, adapt and yes, even prosper under their influence.

The control you exercise over your own perceptions, thoughts and actions will make all the difference in your life.

Reality is what it is, and your own relationship to that reality is precisely whatever you choose for it to be.

There is goodness, there is beauty, there is love and joy and boundless opportunity when you choose to see it. Look realistically at the world, see the very best, and bring it joyfully to life in each moment.

Ralph Marston

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Pope Says Abortion, Gay Marriage Are 'Obstacles' to World Peace

Religion News Service

by Francis X. Rocca

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Nuclear arms proliferation, environmental pollution and economic inequality are threats to world peace -- but so are abortion, birth control and same-sex marriage, Pope Benedict XVI said in a statement released by the Vatican Tuesday (Dec. 11).

"The Human Family, a Community of Peace" is this year's papal message for the World Day of Peace, which will be observed Jan. 1.

Presenting the nuclear family as the "first and indispensable teacher of peace" and the "primary agency of peace," the 15-page document links sexual and medical ethics to international relations.

"Everything that serves to weaken the family based on the marriage of a man and woman, everything that directly or indirectly stands in the way of its openness to the responsible acceptance of new life ... constitutes an objective obstacle on the road to peace," Benedict writes.

Regarding actual military conflicts, the pope laments unspecified African civil wars and violence in the Middle East.

Condemning what he describes as a global "arms race," Benedict calls for a "progressive and mutually agreed dismantling of existing nuclear weapons."

At a press conference held to present the document, a top Vatican official criticized the U.S. for its handling of Iran's suspected nuclear arms program, saying that Washington's rhetoric had fomented international tensions.

"All these threats, all these worries, these threats of war and invasion ... harm the international atmosphere because they can provoke worries and the reinforcement of security with the production of new arms," said Cardinal Renato Martino, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, and a former Vatican envoy to the United Nations.

In his message, the pope also endorses greater cooperation on environmental protection, writing that "further international agencies may need to be established" for the purpose. He also calls for an "equitable distribution of wealth" in a globalized world.

Ignorance, intolerance and bigotry.

Those are the obstacles to peace.

When are we going to learn ...

Monday, December 10, 2007

Saturday, December 8, 2007

I spread your ashes today...

I wasn't sure where or when. I brought them with me today though. I thought I was going to do it at the sunset beach. That was one of the places I could let you run.

Instead we headed to Nauset. I didn't feel like letting the air out of my tires but I needed to be at the ocean. We drove out to the break. It was a beautiful day.

I forgot the key to the box your ashes were in. I had to break the lock.

Kokoro sat with me as we watched your ashes slowly mix with the waves.

We stayed until the water was clear again.

Now you can run free anytime you want.

We were together for such a short time.

But you'll always be with me Tonka, my best little boy.

27 Years...

I was hanging out at Bill Mc's doing b-hits in his bedroom.

We had the tv on volume off listening to Plastic Ono Band.

He saw it first...

I turned down the music and we sat there stunned and stoned.

It was a long ride back to East Harwich.

I'll never forget that night.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Thought of the Day

"It is only in appearance that time is a river. It is rather a vast landscape and it is the eye of the beholder that moves."

Thornton Wilder