May1

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Happy May Day

Seattle is notoriously spunky on May Day. I hope today is full of spirited marches and activities without violence or looting or destruction. As for me, I am going to do some writing and gardening. So far I have planted four dwarf trees, strawberries, chives, beets, radishes, peas, Brussels sprouts, arugula, corn, sunflowers (a wide variety), zinnias, cornflowers, dahlias, and scabiosas. I figure SOMETHING will bloom or grow. This is only my second year attempting to garden. Last year I started a garden in pots but then had to move and lost it all. Pity. That is okay. If at first you don’t succeed, try…try again. I don’t mind the pitfalls. I am excited to see what will come up! So, I will avoid the city this May Day and take care of my garden.

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To a great May Day!

July22

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This made me cry…

I have always thought we shouldn’t wait to say what we feel. So, I say how I feel all the time. You should too.

June14

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Brave!

This song is just GREAT! It makes me smile so big… I even well up with tears… yes! I wanna see you be brave!

“Brave”
(Sara Bareilles)

You can be amazing
You can turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug
You can be the outcast
Or be the backlash of somebody’s lack of love
Or you can start speaking up
Nothing’s gonna hurt you the way that words do
And they settle ‘neath your skin
Kept on the inside and no sunlight
Sometimes a shadow wins
But I wonder what would happen if you

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

Everybody’s been there, everybody’s been stared down
By the enemy
Fallen for the fear and done some disappearing
Bow down to the mighty
Don’t run, stop holding your tongue
Maybe there’s a way out of the cage where you live
Maybe one of these days you can let the light in
Show me how big your brave is

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

Innocence, your history of silence
Won’t do you any good
Did you think it would?
Let your words be anything but empty
Why don’t you tell them the truth?

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you

April24

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I love Rosie!

It is less than 15 minutes, watch it. It’ll make you laugh and maybe cry. =) I love Rosie…

Rosie Thomas – Like Wildflowers from FREDNULA on Vimeo.

 

“Like Wildflowers”

If I place my hope in all things that pass away
What have I shown for myself?
If love shows her face, and my life’s out of place
Will I be kind to myself?

Where, where will I go from here?

If it’s all about timing
Then I’m right where I should be,
And there’s no room for regrets
But often times I find
That my thoughts play in rewind
And won’t free me from the past

So, where will I go? Where will I go? Where will I go?

If my life had its way
Oh how simple it would sway
Like wildflowers in the fields
I wish I could learn from the flowers and the ferns
How to take things as they come

And how, how will I grow?
Oh how, how will I grow?
Oh how, will I grow from here?

February14

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Happy Valentine’s Day 2013

With love, so much love…

 

A SHORT LOVE STORY IN STOP MOTION from Carlos Lascano on Vimeo.

October1

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National Book Month 2012 Begins!

Supplies -- Check, Enthusiasm -- Check, Check =)

(Read more here.)

September9

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The lost book



The lost book, originally uploaded by Siréliss.

Oh. My. I love it.

June29

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You can’t break me…

A song worth listening to…

Ingrid Michaelson – Spare Change

Spare Change

Aching, longing
Save all your hands for me
‘Cause I won’t share them
With anything, anyone, no

I grew from you
Branches from a dying tree
But I could save you
If only you looked for me

You can’t break me
I’m a piggy bank on the floor
Watch all my spare change
Roll out the door
Watch all my spare change
Roll across the floor
Watching me through
Your glass door…

Save your smile for
Everybody else you see
‘Cause I don’t want the
One that you make for me

You can’t break me
I’m a piggy bank on the floor
Watch all my spare change
Roll out the door
Watch all my spare change
Roll across the floor
Watching me through
Your glass door…
Your door…

The more that I’ve tried
The more that you’ve pried
Yourself away…

June28

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What has Obama done in office?

I have posted a couple times addressing this question. What has Obama done so far? You can read those here and here. But… I stumbled upon a fantastic site that answers that question simply—over and over and over again– What the F*** has Obama done so far dot com. Obama has done so much for our country. He cannot fix all the years of damage the last administration did but he has done a lot towards repairing so many national wounds. From healthcare reform to rights of all people to corporate responsibility—Obama has been working hard for all of us…these are just a few examples the website cites…

For Women…

For Children…

For minorities…

 

For gay rights…

 

For students…

For Human Rights (and for restoration of political legitimacy)…

For science and research…

For the disabled…

 

For the veterans and their families…

For the elderly…

For the unemployed…

For the fiscally conservative (and the next generation)…

For the geeks, even…

 

And as I said above, these are just a few of the examples of What Obama has done so far… in one term in office. I would say he has done an outstanding job so far.

Thank you President Barack Obama.

You can read more on the website: What the f*** has Obama done so far?

June12

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Did you know?

Gwyn in a tree, originally uploaded by EYE///STONE.

Did you know that redheads have more sex?1

Redheads are more sensitive to pain.2

And redheads need more anesthesia.3

 

There are a lot of myths about redheads. I guess that will happen with any specific grouping of people, right? We like to think in terms of groups, classification, stereotypes. I read that bees sting redheads more than other hair colors. I am not certain I believe this. Anyone know of a scientific study that supports this claim?

Red hair is a genetic mutation. A genetic mutation I am thankful for. And no, this picture is not of me but worth sharing all the same. Long live the redheads.

  1. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/beautiful-minds/200810/lindsay-lohan-manufactured-mattel-made-randy-evolution []
  2. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/06/the-pain-of-being-a-redhead/ []
  3. http://health.howstuffworks.com/medicine/surgeries-procedures/redhead-anesthesia.htm []