Monday, May 30, 2016


photo by The U.S. Army

Did you know Memorial Day was originally created to honor soldiers--of both sides--who died in the Civil War?   Happy Memorial Day.  What to do?  This Huffington Post article offers "How to Celebrate Memorial Day" with over a dozen ideas, all for under $30.  A couple activities even have something to do with Memorial Day.   That's aces.     story

Principle in the type:  "True courage is not the absents of fear, but the willingness to proceed in spite of it."     Jonathon G. Sandberg

Friday, May 27, 2016


photo by slgckgc

I mean cute, right?  You saw this already?  Go Dodgers! 
Catch a ballgame this weekendIt's good for your heart, thank you very much!


Principle in the type:  "People are their most beautiful when they are laughing, crying, dancing, playing, telling the truth, and being chased in a fun way.”   Amy Poehler

Thursday, May 26, 2016


photo by Maryland GovPics

I generally like my cash money  --coins, chocolate with gold foil around them.  But I'm also okay with paper note $20 bills, with Harriet Tubman pictured.  "Harriet Tubman and Andrew Jackson lived on opposite sides of the American experience. . . .  Tubman, a black woman, escaped slavery to become a conductor on the Underground Railroad, risking her life to lead slaves to freedom.    news                                   

Principle in the type:  "She is clothed in strength and dignity."    Scripture

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


photo by tiarescott

Life is a beach.  For real.  Waves at Lunada Bay in Palos Verdes, California, have called to surfers and the likes for decades.  Allegations exist that a gang of middle-age locals consider the hot spot their territory and harass any who infringe.  "For years, beachgoers and witnesses have accused the Bay Boys . . . of . . . bombarding outsiders," with a string of physical and verbal attacks.     story         

Principle in the type:  "The voice that is most effective is the one that is calm, is respectful, acknowledges both sides of the issue, and comes up with a good solution.  It's not the voice that is loudest in volume; it's not the voice that is most critical."    Candace Kay Andersen

Monday, May 23, 2016


photo by Anthony

"Exaggerator rained on Nyquist's parade at the Preakness."   Though Nyquist won The Kenturcky Derby, and was unbeaten in eight career starts leading up to the Preakness Stakes, it was not to be at the Pimlico Race Course Saturday.  Nyquist finished third, behind even longshot Cherry Wine.   Such is life.    news       

Principle in the type:  "Some say life ... will beat you down/Break your heart ... steal your crown."               Tom Petty

Friday, May 20, 2016


photo by Roland Molnar

Speaking of superheros and presidents.  Here's a wee test for you.  Good luck!   (And happy weekend, friends.)


Principle in the type:  "This ... old world so much needs men of strength, men of virtue, men of faith and righteousness, men willing to forgive and forget."     Gordon B. Hinckley 

Thursday, May 19, 2016


photo by JD Hancock

I could never sit through the new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - at the movies, at home, or in my sleep.  But that's me.   Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot told People magazine she has enjoyed playing the role of WW in the movie.  "She is all about love and compassion and truth and justice.  There is nothing not to like!"      

Principle in the type:  "Let our hearts and hands be stretched out in compassion toward others, for everyone is walking his or her own difficult path."     Dieter F. Uchtdorf