Wednesday, March 30, 2016


photo by Gigi Ibrahim

Attention:  Will the line for those exasperated by politically correct mumbo-jumbo please form down the middle! 
This morning's newspaper headline, "Alleged 'unstable' man ends hijacking" made me crazy!   Let's go ahead and call folk who play around with blowing up planes--for real or pretend--unstable, okay??   Own it, people!

Principle in the type:  "The most courageous act is still to think for yourself.  Aloud."    Coco Chanel

Monday, March 28, 2016


photo by Kim Jones

Alright everybody.  Let's just pull ourselves together.  If a chocolate Easter egg was developed to be called a chocolate Easter egg, it can be called a chocolate Easter egg.  "Chocolate manufacturers in the U.K. have removed the word "Easter" from the holiday egg candy . . . "   (Cadbury -- we're talking to you!)      Yellow can be yellow, Easter can be Easter, the desert can be the desert, Passover can be Passover, veils can be veils, and so on and so on.       news          

Principle in the type:  "Between stimulus and response, there is a space.  In that space is our power to choose our response.  In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”      Viktor E. Frank

Friday, March 25, 2016


photo by Carla Cometto

The funny side of politics? Oh Please!! It's a nightmare right now!  .... wait a second.  Here's something that might make you chuckle.  Take a load off from the presidential race, and enjoy:


(And below?  A little theory on opposites, and competition.)

Principle in the type:  "Various schools of thought about forest management have been followed through the years . . . a test plot was selected for a practice known as release thinning.  Foresters identified what they felt were potentially the largest and healthiest young trees in the test plot, and then they cut and pruned out the less-promising trees and the competing undergrowth.  The supposition was that by removing much of the competition for water, sunlight, and soil nutrients, the chosen trees would be released to grow and develop in extraordinary ways. . . . After some years it became obvious that just the opposite was occurring.  Once freed from competition, the chosen trees became complacent.  Instead of stretching upward toward the light, they slowed their vertical growth, put out many lower limbs that eventually became useless when the canopy closed, and became fatter.  None of the trees in the test plot compared in size or vitality to the trees that had to compete and overcome opposition in order to survive and thrive."     Marlin K. Jensen    

                                                                  Happy Easter Weekend, Lovies!  I'm a Believer!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016


photo by maf04

Model and body-activist Ashley Graham has become the first plus-size Sports Illustrated cover model.  Though "she'd rather we do away with the" plus-size category altogether.  "It's a pretty big deal," that she models on both the cover, and the inside of the magazine spread.  Beauty comes in all sizes.  Or better yet, beauty knows no size.     story          

Principle in the type:  "[We are] becoming so concerned about having perfect figures, or straight A’s, or professional status, or even absolute motherly success that we are being torn from our true selves. We often worry so much about pleasing and performing for others that we lose our own uniqueness, that full and relaxed acceptance of ourselves as a person of worth and individuality.”      Patricia Holland