Painting The Star's
- Somewhere in the, USA
- January 08
- That doesn’t stop me having a tremendous need for, shall I say the word — for religion — so I go outside at night to paint the stars, and I always dream a painting like that, with a group of lively figures of the pals."
~Vincent Van Gogh
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Painting The Stars's Links
In my mind, I am floating on this body of water listening to the sounds of nature and the lapping of the water.
Relaxed. Comfortable. Mind, peacefully calm and quiet.
I'm not alone for he is with me but we do not speak. The rest of the world so… Read full post »
Ed crossing the finish line at the Boilermaker
Back in 2010, I wrote about my friend, Ed Bradley, who was returning to the Boilermaker race in the wheelchair division in Utica, New York, after a long absence. Ed had raced in the Boilermaker for 13 years, as well as many… Read full post »
Last April, 60 Minutes reported on author Jon Krakauers allegations that Greg Mortenson lied in his book Three Cups of Tea. According to Krakauer, Mortenson lied about the events of his failed attempt to climb the world’s second largest mountain known as K2, and how that led to h/… Read full post »
13 year old Jada Williams of Rochester, New York, wrote an essay for a contest, comparing Frederick Douglass’s masters ban of learning to read to the “overcrowded, poorly managed classrooms (that) prevent real learning from happening and thus produces the sa… Read full post »
Somewhere around 40 or more years ago, my dad made a heart shaped cookie cutter out of a tuna can for my mother and, I’m told, an aunt or two. It has always been my favorite cookie cutter and though I have looked, I’ve never been… Read full post »
I have a confession to make…..
Here it is…………………………………………………&he… Read full post »
I was born into church-going-live-your-religion kind of family some decades ago (never you mind how many!). I tried off and on through out the years to understand the religion of choice of my family and to find my own belief, or testimony, of that religion. I found I d/… Read full post »
Alejandro Vigilante and one of the policeman that jumped into the car with them.
Do you remember the Oklahoma City bombing? I don’t know why but it came into my mind today. I have actually been working on a piece about 9/11 so I guess I was in the right frame of mind for it.
Do you read Ann Rule books? I do. Ms. Rule takes you through all sides and angles of a crime story and tries to help us understand the what’s and why’s and how’s of a criminal and their victims. She helps you to see how important evidence is and under/… Read full post »
Following my post on the 60 Minutes reporting of humanitarian Greg Mortenson’s philanthropic activities I was called on the carpet by Whirlwind, and fairly so, for not having actually watched the 60 Minutes segment on Mr. Mortenson and the CAI. I did post the link to the se… Read full post »
The education of girls in all corners of the world is a passion of mine. As an African poverb states: "… Read full post »
Hamish’s latest adventure, eating typical Korean foods found at the local convenience store
I want to point you to a blog that is among my favorites. It’s not on OS tho/… Read full post »
The following is actually a repost from my previous blog here. I just came across it again and thought it was worth reminding people of.
A friend just posted a link to a great series that can be watched online. I'm rather excited abo… Read full post »
Greg Mortensen became one of my hero’s after I read “Three Cups of Tea” and learned more about him. Now I support and promote his work through his charities, Central Asia Institute, Pennies For Peace and The Girl Effect whenever I am given the opportunity.
Today, howeve… Read full post »
Today I wish to share another's word's. Forgive me for reprinting rather than original writing but I cannot improve upon these words. Peace begins with me.
♥ It is human beings who decide to start wars and, if they want — in the next five minutes &… Read full post »
Come and listen to my story ‘bout a man named Ed.
A New York drummer till his sister came and said:
“I think the Boilermaker is where you ought to go.”
So they found him a wheelchair
And he raced it like a pro.2… Read full post »
Friday, July 9th is the anniversary of a ‘fireworks’ show that should never have even been considered, let alone carried out. Sadly, in a spectacular display of man’s stupidity, it is in fact the anniversary of the first H-bomb explosion set off in space from an/… Read full post »
In my last post I spoke of Oneness and it is a subject of which I intend to address and readdress over and over. It is that important to me. I received the following message on Facebook from the CIRCLE OF LIGHT group created by, Shirlee Hall, also the/… Read full post »
Bear with me as I build on some random thoughts that have been brewing in my noggin for some time now. Recently there was an article in Salt Lake City’s City Weekly newspaper about the transgender Latino community in SLC. You can read that here. One City Weekly r/… Read full post »
The situation in the Gulf of Mexico is a desperate one, but I'm sure I don't have to tell you that. It's easy to get frustrated because we want to help and can't or don't know what we can do. Not everyone can donate time or money or both. Here is… Read full post »
Fast on the heels of reading Kathy Riordin’s post about the Neda Video, an article about a proposed bill that would give the president of the United States emergency power to seize control of or turn off part or all of the internet. I can imagine valid reasons why/… Read full post »
Okay, okay, not YOU guys and gals! Well, maybe some of you. These two, Suryia the orangutan and Roscoe the Bluetick Coonhound, definitely are and they have a wonderful lesson to remind us of. The lesson of the importance of friendship.
After losing his parents, this 3 ye… Read full post »
Aww…. Isn’t that just sweet? J
Every family has their favorite dish or dishes they always want for get togethers and mine is no exception. Hot Fudge Pudding Cake is one such yummy and decadent favorite, but the one that is most looked forward to is mom’s… Read full post »