Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Gratitude is more than an attitude of mind
Is is not mere emotional mood
It is a supremely powerful spiritual practice
Which becomes the habitual state of a loving heart.

What we love is what we give ourselves to
And what we give ourselves to is what we become

When the mind is disturbed by negative thoughts
Contemplation of the opposite is the remedy

Music attracts the angels in the universe -Bob Dylan

A smile is the shortest distance between two people -Victor Borge

Resolve yourself to keep happy, and your joy
shall form an invincible host against difficulty

Music can be regarded as excited speech, imitations of the sounds of nature, an abstract set of symbols, a baring of emotions, an illustration of interpersonal relationships,
an intellectual games, a device for inducing reverie, a mating call,
a series of dramatic events, an articulation of time and/or space,
an athletic contest...a jazz musician is a combination orator, dialectician,
comedian,artist,seducer..and all around good fellow.

--A Journal of Jazz 1975-80 Whitney Balliet

Who's working anyway?
The population of this country is 300 million.
160 million are retired.
That leaves 140 million to do the work.
There are 85 million in school.
Which leaves 55 million to do the work.
Of this there are 35 million employed by the federal government.
Leaving 20 million to do the work.
2.8 million are in the armed forces preoocupied with killing Osama Bin-Laden.
Which leaves 17.2 million to do the work.
Take from that total the 15.8 million people who work for state and city governments.
That leaves 1.4 million to do the work.
At any given time there are 1888,000 people in hospitals.
Leaving 1,212,000 to do the work.
Now, there are 1,211,998 people in prisons.
That leaves just two people to do the work.
You and me.
And there you are,
sitting on your butt,
at your computer reading jokes.
Nice. Real nice.

This mirth report is dedicated to
the memory of my beloved brother Mark ,
departed six years ago on november 21,2003.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

november 17

twilight in Everett Washington in April

Sunday, November 8, 2009


gratitude is more than an attitude of mind
its not mere emotional mood
it is a supremely powerful spiritual practice
which becomes the habitual state of a loving heart.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Recently when a Panel of Doctors at a hospital was asked to vote on adding a new wing, this is what happened:

The allergists voted to scratch it.
The dermatologists preferrred no rash moves.
The gastroenterologists had a gut feeling aobut it.
The nerologists thought the administration had a lot of nerve.
The obstetricians stated they were laboring under a misconception.
The opthamologists considered the idea short-sighted.
The pathologists yelled "Over my dead body!
The pediatriticans said "Grow up."
The proctologists said, "We are in arrears."
The psychiatrists thought it was madness.
The surgeons decided to wash their hands of the whole thing.
The radiologists could see right through it.
The internists thought it was a hard pill to swallow.
The plasctic surgeons said, "This put a whole new face on the matter."
The podiatrists thought it was a big step forward.
The urologists felt the scheme wouldnt' hold water.
The anesthesiologists thought the whole idea was a gas.
And the cardiologits didn't have the hert to say no.
The HMOs killed it anyway.

Friday, October 30, 2009


the southern belle 's task to be accepted into the sorority was to take the stake to the furthest part of the cemetery pound it into the ground and return -alas in the dark had pounded the bottom of her long flowing gown into the ground and when she finished her task felt the pull of something and died of fright- happy halloween

Thursday, October 29, 2009

May you always have love to share, health to spare, friends who care, No God, no peace, know God know peace.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

First blog

Greetings A newbie in the house - nonetheless the effort shall continue to come into the modern age... as soon as I become able to use the digital camera there will be a sea of imagery to feast upon ..down the road a bit but not far ...here's to the Irish contingency and all held close to the heart! Peace Out.

Monday, July 6, 2009

This is to announce the advent of the Shelandoah Blog ! Inspired by Premium T Citizen K and others I am a newbie and hope when I get my digital camera rolling there will be endless beautimus visuals including th elatest great works of art the quilts the plates etc. Stay tuned!