Friday, November 30, 2012

It Pulls Me

This painting pulls at me.
It gives me some peace and calm.
This time of year, these are things I think we all need.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Unscatter Me

I feel my life is so scattered right now. 
Like it’s all these small pieces of paper and someone’s turned on the fan. 
But talking to you makes me feel like the fan’s been turned off for a little bit. 
Like things could actually make sense. 
You completely unscatter me, 
and I appreciate that so much.
~David Levithan~

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Simple Pleasures

Simple pleasures
 are the last refuge 
of the complex.
~Oscar Wilde~  

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

First or Last

Look at everything as though 
you were seeing it for the first time or last time. 
 Then your time on earth 
will be filled with glory.
~  Betty Smith~

Monday, November 26, 2012

Science Pig, Shannon, and me!

Nothing makes my science nerd hippie heart happier than a kid learning science....well, a kid and three pigs!

Shannon made a model of the ocean floor and did a fantastic job.  As you can see, pig is wearing goggles so that nothing happens to her.

Science on!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Not Perfect People

  You're not perfect! 
 It's ridiculous to want to be perfect anyway. 
 But then, everybody's ridiculous sometimes, except perfect people.  
You know what perfect is?  
Perfect is not eating or drinking or talking or moving a muscle or making even the teensiest mistake.  
Perfect is never doing anything wrong - which means never doing anything at all.  
Perfect is boring! 
 So you're not perfect!  Wonderful!  Have fun! 
 Eat things that give you bad breath!  Trip over your own shoelaces!  Laugh!  
Let somebody else laugh at you!  
Perfect people never do any of those things.  
All they do is sit around and sip weak tea and think about how perfect they are.  
But they're really not one-hundred-percent perfect anyway. 
 You should see them when they get the hiccups!  
Phooey!  Who needs 'em?  
You can drink pickle juice and imitate gorillas and do silly dances and sing stupid songs and wear funny hats and be as imperfect as you please and still be a good person.
  Good people are hard to find nowadays.  
And they're a lot more fun than perfect people any day of the week.  
~Stephen Manes~

Saturday, November 24, 2012


Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, 
and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.  
~Norman Vincent Peale~

Friday, November 23, 2012

Comic Opera

Eating, loving, singing and digesting are, in truth,
 the four acts of the comic opera known as life, 
and they pass like bubbles of a bottle of champagne.  
Whoever lets them break 
without having enjoyed them
 is a complete fool.  
~Gioacchino Rossini~

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Staying There

You don't drown by falling in the water,
you drown by staying there.
~ Edwin Cole~

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Scattering Abroad

For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together.  
For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad.  
~Edwin Way Teale~

Monday, November 19, 2012


Even if I knew that tomorrow 
the world would go to pieces, 
I would still plant my apple tree. 
~Martin Luther~

Sunday, November 18, 2012

His Face

Don't laugh at a youth for his affectations; 
he is only trying on one face after another 
to find a face of his own.  
~Logan Pearsall Smith~

Saturday, November 17, 2012

My Heart Soars

The beauty of the trees,
the softness of the air,
the fragrance of the grass,
speaks to me.
The summit of the mountain,
the thunder of the sky,
speaks to me.
The faintness of the stars,
the trail of the sun,
the strength of fire,
and the life that never goes away,
they speak to me.
And my heart soars.
~ Chief Dan George ~

Friday, November 16, 2012

Deneka Love

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; 
they give unconditional love.  
For me they are the role model for being alive. 
 ~Gilda Radner~

Rest In Peace Sweet Deneka.
You will be missed.
We love you Danielle!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Care More

In a world full of people who couldn't care less, 
be someone who couldn't care more. 
 ~Author Unknown~

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sure Of You

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.  
"Pooh!" he whispered.  "Yes, Piglet?"  
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw.  
"I just wanted to be sure of you."  
~A.A. Milne~

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


You can't stop the waves, 
but you can learn how to surf.  
~Jon Kabat-Zinn~

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012


A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature.  
It is earth's eye; looking into which the beholder 
measures the depth of his own nature.  
~Henry David Thoreau~

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Kim

Miss Kimmie,
You are growing up so fast.
Having you in our lives has blessed
us in so very many ways.
Thank You for being a 
wonderful, unique, funny, goofy, beautiful
ray of sunshine.
We Love You.

How far you go in life depends 
on your being tender with the young,
 compassionate with the aged, 
sympathetic with the striving
 and tolerant of the weak and strong.
 Because someday in your life 
you will have been all of these.

~George Washington Carver~

Friday, November 9, 2012


The world is a twisted place.
Luckily, we are twisted people.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The World's Problems

The difference between
 what we do  
and what we are capable of doing  
would suffice to solve  
most of the world's problems. 
~ Mahatma Gandhi~

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Rights Inherent

You are a human being.  
You have rights inherent in that reality.  
You have dignity and worth that exists prior to law.  
~Lyn Beth Neylon~

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Stick It


Monday, November 5, 2012

Human Endeavor

The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. 
Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. 
Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.
~Albert Einstein~

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Fade, Wilt, Fall

Flowers whisper 
to the world,
 even as they
 fade, wilt, fall.  
~Dr. SunWolf~

Saturday, November 3, 2012

A Great Language

An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.  
~Martin Buber~

Friday, November 2, 2012

Whimsical and Nonsensical

There are so many elements flying 
in so many different directions 
that you really have to go with what feels like instinctively.
 The nature of the universe is fairly 
whimsical and nonsensical.
 In the most somber, 
beatific peacefulness
 there's complete chaos and maniacal laughter. 
I think music that doesn't reflect that
 is boring. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween Revisited

Costumes ranged from cute to gross and funny to scary.
A tree was yarn bombed.
The kids had a blast.
I love Halloween!