Friday, July 31, 2015


photo by Uzair Nazeer

Why do we dance?  Because music moves us!


Principle in the type:  "Music is truly the universal language, and when it is excellently expressed how deeply it moves our souls."   David O. McKay  

Thursday, July 30, 2015


photo by Olga Kay

Mike Minnick, a "chain-smoking Texas bartender who drove a pickup truck and hadn't ridden a bicycle since high school," feel in love with a pound pup and found a new cause.  He and his adopted dog Bixby have ridden a bike across the States as ambassadors for shelter dogs.  Besides, "I was long over due for an adventure," admits Minnick.   article

 Principle in the type: "If you don't get on the ride, you won't experience the adventure."  Mariah Carey

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


photo by hepingting

Bob and Suzanne Wright were pioneering laymen in the fight against autism.  Upon a grandson's diagnoses in 2004, they found very little resources and information available.   The Wright's told themselves,  " 'We have to do something.' and so they did."  Their 10-year-old Autism Speaks nonprofit has been an invaluable addition in the fight to treat, look for cures, and help those with autism.      news link            

 Principle in the type:  "In the scriptures Jude taught, “And of some have compassion, making a difference.”  Joseph B. Wirthlin           

Monday, July 27, 2015


photo by Republic of Korea

Noah Dellas from New Jersey was the 2015 Special Olympics World Games' first gold medalist.  In this his first World Game experience, he competed in the triathlon.   “ 'It’s great to see so many people cheering for us,' said Dellas."   news link

Principle in the type:   "We were not placed on this earth to walk alone."    Thomas S. Monson

Friday, July 24, 2015


photo by Jason Jenkins

Speaking of starry nights (or whatever we were speaking of . . . ), here's a cool video.  Make you feel small?  You're a giant in my eyes!!


Principle in the type:  ". . . . My fundamental goal is to get people, as best as I can, to be able to see the world that way; to see it as one small place, one bubble of air that keeps us all alive that we're all responsible for, and just how close we are to each other.     Astronaut, Col. Chris Hadfield

                                                                                  Happy Weekend Friends and Aliens!

Thursday, July 23, 2015


photo by Omar de Armas

This years Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals at Los Alamitos Race Course, are behind us.  100 competing dachshunds raced "in a fundraising benefit for the Seal Beach [California] Animal Care Center."   Finalists go on to the 2015 Wiener National Finals in San Diego.   Cute little buggers.      story

Principle in the type:   "You have to be able to learn from victories and defeats.  That's the mindset of a champion, and that will never change."       Mike McCarthy 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


photo by Eva Rinaldi

Ringo Starr celebrated 75 years of age the old fashioned way, at a record store.   Peace and love was the day's theme.  (Always better than aging eyes and a drop belly!!)    story 

 Principle in the type:  "Life is not meant to only be appreciated in retrospect."   Dieter F. Uchtdorf  

Monday, July 20, 2015


photo by Gerald Geronimo

Actress Ashley Greene is familiar with Hollywood's unrealistic body standards, most particularly for women.   "You're always going to be too skinny or too fat or too muscular, and I've gotten every single one of those."   story link        We are more than the sum of our body shape.

Principle in the type:   "Give voice to the truth we [women] know . . .      Neill F. Marriott

Saturday, July 18, 2015


photo by Peter Morgan

Sorry, this makes me giggle. I don't know if it's my happy childhood memories popping up, or the bad ones.  Or maybe it's just the late hour in which I am watching this.  We are in the thick of summer.  Enjoy a little Kids vs. The Beach: 


Principle on the type:  "Having a 2-year old is like having a blender without a lid."   Jerry Seinfeld

                                                                                          Happy Weekend Peeps!

Thursday, July 16, 2015


photo by RV1864

The New York brownstone made famous for making Audrey Hepburn look good in Breakfast at Tiffanys (or maybe she did 'looking good' all on her own---) just changed hands again.  Listed for $10 million in 2014, it sold in June for $7.4 with word of renovation headed it's way.   story

Principle in the type:  "Our journey through life has periods of both good times and bad . . . each presents different challenges.  How we learn to adjust to the changes which come along depends on the foundation on which we build.       L. Tom Perry

Wednesday, July 15, 2015


photo by Bruna Ferrara

Presumably a lost transcript until last year, the release of Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman is upon us.   It was written before To Kill a Mockingbird, but never published.  Alissa Elliott Community Business Development Manager of Barnes & Noble in Redlands, CA said, "I expect it to be one of the bestselling books of the year, if not the best.  It is an extraordinary historic event that cannot be matched."    news link      

Principle in the type:  "Some books are meant to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested."    Sir Francis Bacon  

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


photo by Paul VanDerWerf

Novak Djokovic roared and beat Roger Federer at Wimbledon, Sunday.  It is his third Wimbledon victory, and ninth Grand Slam title.    "It takes a little bit of everything: recognizing the moment, having the good intuition, following your instincts of where the serve is going to go, [and] being in the right balance," Djokovic said.

Principles in the type:  "Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."   Will Rodgers

Monday, July 13, 2015


photo by Angelina Rhode

You've heard the news:  Misty Copeland was named principal dancer at the American ballet Theater recently.  No small feat for any dancer, let alone in her case as she overcame many challenges.  And, Copeland is the first African-American ballerina in the history of the company to achieve principal status.  "She worked hard," said her very first ballet instructor Cindy Bradley.  "You can have all the talent in the world and never achieve this. It just has to come from pure, hard work and determination and really sticking to it.”  (news

Principle in the type:  "She dreamed of the kind of woman she wanted to be and patterned her life accordingly."    Gordon B. Hinckley  

Friday, July 10, 2015


Lucy Edwards is da'bomb. She is the 19-year old teen behind the YesterdaysWishes, YouTube channel.  Blind at the age of 17, Edwards offers up regular makeup tutorials and as a byproduct, basically schools all of us on possibly needed attitude adjustments!!   story         


Principle in the type:  "Do not despise your own place and hour.  Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world."      John Burroughs

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015


photo by GoToVan

The U.S women's soccer team came out victorious in the 2015 World Cup.  Not easily done by any stretch of the imagination, yet they made it look almost easy . . . sort of . . . except for all the blood, sweat, and tears!  lol lol lol!    " 'Pure elation. I'm just so, so proud of this team and these players and so happy for them. So happy for every little girl that dreams about this," coach Jill Ellis said.' "  story

Principle in the type:  "The whole gamut of human endeavor is now open to women. There is not anything that you cannot do if you will set your mind to it."     Gordon B. Hinckley

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


photo by bu11i77

Bryce Dallas Howard, star of Jurassic World, and daughter of Oscar-winning director Ron Howard, likes her parents.  She even liked them while a child and teen.  How's that for a treat?!   Recently Howard said, "My dad would always tell me that I'd love being a grown-up."   (story)      I'm enamored with that kind of optimistic talk to your kid!  It's a break from the usual, 'I hope you'll make enough money,' 'the environment is toxic,' and 'who knows if you can get into the right school.'     

Principle in the type:  "Careful the things you say, children will listen.  Careful the things you do, children will see.  And learn.  Children may not obey, but children will listen.  Children will look to you, for which way to turn.  To learn what to be ... "     Children Will Listen, from Into The Woods

Monday, July 6, 2015


photo by chairman of the joint chief of staffs

Actor Gary Sinise is extremely committed to bringing funding and real help to our veterans.  He visits the wounded, and lobbies for them in so many ways.    His foundation is a major supporter of, among other things, 'smart homes'  -- built specifically for the needs of wounded servicemen and women.  "Many of them have been through multiple deployments and faced traumatic stress. . . . Government is never going to do enough for them, but we can’t expect the government to take care of everybody, and I don’t want that.  We are a nation of ‘We the people.’  And we can do this.”   story link                    

Principle in the type:  "First observe, then serve."    Linda K. Burton  

Friday, July 3, 2015


photo by Todd

Contrary to any complaining we do and others do, there's a lot to love about the USA.  In so many ways we have it so good!   Enjoy the Fourth of July celebration . . . and for fun, the video below:


Principle in the type:  "What's great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest.  You can be watching TV and see Coca-Cola, and you can know that the President drinks Coke.  Liz Taylor drinks Coke, and just think, you can drink Coke, too."    Andy Warhol

                                                                                            Happy Weekend TPT'rs

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


photo by post memes

The selfie-stick, as far as Disneyland is concerned, is a thing of the past!  They have banned them from the park.  (news)      I like a good picture as much as the next poser, but selfies are so 2014 ( . .  and 2015, and 2013, and 2012, and 2011, and----).   Maybe this will be the start of a new less 'self' trend??

Principle in the type:  "Both pride and a lack of self-confidence cause us to focus excessively on ourselves."      Glenn L. Pace