Friday, March 31, 2017


photo by Wendy Cope

                                                                      ~International relations.  The lighter side~


Principle in the type:  "Humor is the great thing, the saving thing.  The minute it crops up, all our hardnesses yield, all our irritations and resentments flit away and a sunny spirit takes their place."   Mark Twain  (Tom Sawyer)

                                                                                     Happy, Happy Weekend, Peeps!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


photo by wsh1266

Listen, I get it.  I'm part hermit myself.  But the missing Richard Simmons?  What's up?   The "fitness guru, who hasn't been seen in public for three years, is fine, fine, fine," says older brother Lenny Simmons.   While rumors still swirl, what didn't change from Simmons' previous life, was his example, at teaching positive body image and good health practices.          story    

Principle in the type:  "We should regularly be highlighting all that our bodies are able to do.  Even a body with many physical limitations is able to do some wonderful things like smile, laugh, and cry."  Justin McPheters

Friday, March 24, 2017


photo by m o n c h o o h c n o m

Another day, another sad news story.   I am thinking about the love we don't show each other, and the love we do show each other.   We are all God's children.   God's hands.


Principle in the type:  "God sees you not only as a mortal being on a small planet who lives for a brief season—He sees you as His child.  He sees you as the being you are capable and designed to become.   He wants you to know that you matter to Him."     Dieter F. Uchtdorf

                                                                                        Happy Weekend, my friends

Monday, March 20, 2017


photo by breakmake

Kenya's Elisha Barno won the men's L.A. Marathon yesterday, with an expert time of 2:11:51.   At less than 3 miles to finish, when lead runner Daniel Limo began to pull ahead Barno told himself 'Let him go.'   However, Barno's heart told him different, and he battled back to win.   " 'There was a lot of pain, but I had to stay patient and I had to keep pushing,' Bruno said."     news  

Principle in the type:  "It is when things go hardest, when life becomes most trying, that there is the greatest need for having a fixed goal, for having an air castle that the outside world cannot wreck.  When few comforts come from without, it is all the more necessary to have a fount to draw from within.  And the man or woman who has a star toward which to press cannot be thrown off the course, no matter how the world may try, no matter how far things seem to be wrong.”     B.C. Forbes  

Thursday, March 16, 2017


photo by Charles Williams

I'm happy at the moment!  Yippee!  Hey the lead in this video reminds me of myself the occasional morning.  Can ya feel me?  Good stuff.  Thanks, Georgie-boy.


Principle in the type:  "It is one of the great ironies of our age that we are blessed with so much and yet we can be so unhappy.  The wonders of prosperity and technology overwhelm us and  shower us with security, entertainment, instant gratification, and convenience.  And yet all around us we see so much unhappiness. . . . Happiness doesn't come as a result of luck or accident.  It most certainly doesn't come from having all our our wishes come true.  Happiness doesn't come from external circumstances.  It comes from the inside---regardless of what is happening around us. "     Dieter F. Uchtdorf

                                                                                              Happy Weekend, Peeps!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


photo by Marc E.

Wasn't a fan of the tummy talk, following Super Bowl.  You remember?  The Super Bowl Halftime Show?  Turned out Lady Gaga's tummy is real and even bounces when she sings and dances?  ...Paleeze!  Yes, lady bodies' jiggle and tighten and change and shrink and grow.  All of the above.  Duh.  Let's look a little deeper, shall we?  Good'on'ya Gaga for not taking any guff on this one.    story

Principle in the type:   "She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines.  She was beautiful, for the way she thought.  She was beautiful, for that sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved.  She was beautiful, for her ability to make people smile even when she was sad.  No, she wasn't beautiful for something as temporary as her looks.  She was beautiful, deep down in her soul."      F. Scott Fitzgerald   

Friday, March 10, 2017


This old news (not fake), remains a great story.   Happy weekend, you rascals!


Principle in the type:  [God] knows who we are, where we are, and what our mission is, and what we need in order to accomplish that mission."    Sheri L. Dew

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


photo by University of Michigan Library

International Women's Day.  I'm grateful for all the opportunities women Do have in the States.  And I'm grateful for good mothers; the hand that rocks the cradle.  Truly.   And in Italy, March 8th includes cake.  Every International Day is better with cake, no?    

Principle in the type:  "Never have women had greater influence than in today’s world.  Never have the doors of opportunity opened wider for them.  This is an inviting, exciting, challenging and demanding period of time for women.  It is a time rich in rewards if we keep our balance, learn the true values of life, and wisely determine priorities.”   Bella Smith Spafford

Monday, March 6, 2017


photo by 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Photographers

Remember when Blake Shelton saved some good ol' country teen boys from the muddy pickle they and their truck were stuck in?   Sir, out neighborly-like "rescuing strangers from dangerous" situations when you come across 'em, is what we call being a good cowpoke.      news       

Principle in the type:  "The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth and to have it found out by accident."   Charles Lamb

Saturday, March 4, 2017


photo by akaitori

Postmodern Jukebox.  Yes, girls just wanna have fun.  But some other things too.  Let's just keep it light today though.  Enjoy. 


Principle in the type:  "She's a good girl.  Loves her Momma.  Loves Jesus, and America too."     Tom Petty

                                                                                           Happy Weekend Peeps