Monday, November 28, 2016


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


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


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


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


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  

Monday, November 14, 2016


photo by Prayitno / Thank you for (11 millions +) views

The woman in the iconic V-J Day Times Square celebratory kiss with a sailor, Greta Zimmer Friedman passed away in September at the age of 92.  "As the perfect strangers locked lips, world famous photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt snapped four pictures in just 10 seconds."   I suppose when a World War ends, you tend to want to kiss someone!     news

Principle in the text:  "Life's better with company."       Ryan Bingham