Monday, December 5, 2016

SPECIAL DELIVERY





photo by Alexander C. Kafka




I'm not sure how they thought this was going to work out, but "a mother who mailed drugs to her incarcerated daughter is now an inmate in the same Florida jail."  I don't know, is it at the least a 'two-wrongs-don't-make-a-right," sorta story?   news

Principle in the type:  "Motherhood is the noblest and greatest of all callings."  L. Tom Perry















Thursday, December 1, 2016

CHRISTMASTIME CHEER





photo by Tagosaku




Late on their payments and generally in debt, an elderly couple in Illinois had their car repossessed.  But parked around the corner with the car, repo man Jim Ford called the bank and paid them up to current.  The gesture made him think of his own grandparents.  Ultimately donations paid off the car in full.  "We raised most of it in the first eight hours," said Ford.   Just a good ol'fashioned feel good story.  Thank you, Illinois.       story           

Principle in the type:  "Doing good is a pleasure, a joy beyond measure."    Hymn

















Monday, November 28, 2016

FRENCHY




photo by Tyler




Really?  It's National French Toast Day?  After a weekend like Thanksgiving do we really need sky-high amusement park breakfast platters?  At least that's how I envision celebrating French Toast.  And for me - no leftover turkey, French Toast recipes.   But you choose.  It's a free country!   story

Principle in the type:  "Honoring agency does not mean embracing anarchy."    Mark A. Mathews    


















Tuesday, November 22, 2016

THANKS






photo by Martin Cathrae









It's that time of the year again!  Thanksgiving.  Enjoy the foodie video.  Kiddos are tasting Thanksgiving side dishes, mostly of years gone by.  Happy about marshmallow covered sweet potatoes arriving on the Thanksgiving scene!  I can't quit you, marshmallow covered sweet potatoes.  (Nowhere but America, am I right or am I right?)

I'm enjoying the girl who proclaims, "it's bad and good at the same time."  Me thinks she spurts out guru-like life wisdom.      



                                     



Principle in the type:  "Regardless of our circumstances, each of us has much for which to be grateful if we will but pause and contemplate our blessings.  This is a wonderful time to be on earth. While there is much that is wrong in the world today, there are many things that are right and good. There are marriages that make it, parents who love their children and sacrifice for them, friends who care about us and help us, teachers who teach. Our lives are blessed in countless ways."    Thomas S. Monson













                                                                                        Happy Thanksgiving, Friends!

Friday, November 18, 2016

HALLELUJAH





photo by Takahiro Kyono









While 82 years old, Leonard Cohen's death still came somewhat unexpectedly.  His most known and covered song may be Hallelujah.  It's deep and has been widely interpreted.  The first line, "Now, I've heard there was a secret chord/That David played, and it pleased the Lord," is my favorite.  Makes me think of God, and of music.  Two of my favorite thoughts.     news   



                                    



Principle in the type:  "Everything else can wait but the search for God cannot wait, and love one another."     George Harrison     
















                                                                                            Happy Weekend, Peeps!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

THE SHOW MUST GO ON





photo by Ana y María Quintana y González



I am pretty upset about when Beyoncé's earring got ripped off her ear as she sang and danced at a New York City concert.   I mean, I know there is more important news?   But I just can't get that picture out of my head!   I can't un-see it.   Remember?   It was October scary!   "As blood started to drip down her earlobe, Beyoncé wiped her ear and continued performing..."    Girl's gotta do ---   story


Principle in the type:  "I will go forward... I will smile at the rage of the tempest, and I will ride fearlessly and triumphantly across the boisterous ocean of circumstance..."        Eliza R. Snow
 











Tuesday, November 15, 2016

TOP TO BOTTOM





photo by Moyan Brenn




As the local Arizona Public Service rep, Kevin Hartigan is basically in charge of keeping the Grand Canyon open.  There are power lines, for instance, headed from rim to canyon bottom that are 7000 feet long.  "Without power, the water pumps in the park stop working.  If the pumps stop working, water no longer flows into faucets, toilets, showers and drinking fountains . . . . If there is no water, the park must close."   The buck stops with Hartigan.    Interesting read -  story     


Principle in the type: "Let us give full, honest effort to our jobs as though we owned the enterprise. In a very real sense, each of us is in business for ourselves, no matter who pays us."    J. Richard Clarke