We are all bound up together in one great bundle of humanity, and society cannot trample on the weakest and feeblest of its members without receiving the curse in its own soul.
Proceedings of the Eleventh Women's Rights Convention (1866)
For us to spend our time pitting neighbor against neighbor was a sacrilege.
~ Judith Camp ~
a city councilwoman in Oak Point, Texas, who voted to kill the city's English-only resolution in December. Her vote is part of a trend of local lawmakers repealing or modifying heavy-handed measures against undocumented immigrants, citing such reasons as the cost of implementation and the negative publicity and racist abuses associated with such laws. (Source: USA Today)
Three names I’ve been called:
1. Wonder (because I am a wonder you know!)
2. Bhagwandananda (my name as a guru...purely in jest, but it stuck)
3. Leolani (given to me by a Hawaiian friend--it means "voice of heaven")
Three jobs I’ve had:
1. Gas station pump jockey (a summer job in college--mostly I read books between customers!)
2. Book store clerk (I've worked in two college bookstores--talk about Heaven...)
3. Volleyball coach--I had never played competitively, but when I got my first teaching job, they needed someone who could/would also coach something. I agreed. I enjoyed it immensely and, fortunately, had a talented head coach who believed in me and taught me as we went along.
Three places I’ve lived...only in Oregon:
1. Tillamook (yes, where they make the cheese)
2. Salem (the state capital where I attended college)
3. Portland...one of the best cities on the planet
1. Photography--while I have always been interested in it, only in the last year have I started to work on my skills in earnest. Digital is great--immediate feedback...no film to buy and process so I can shoot with abandon. (All the photos on this blog are mine unless otherwise noted.)
2. Playing guitar--I have moved away from this for a number of years, but the desire is building in me to pick it up again. Maybe I will even take up ukulele.
3. Writing--through much of my life I journaled. None of it was great writing, but the process was important to me. Now I blog. Maybe some day I will be able to collect myself to do more again. I keep looking toward that day and taking advantage of the opportunities that arise.
Three Things Most People Do Not Know About Me:
1. When I was in junior high I set a weight for myself that if I reached it I would have to kill myself. I have long since surpassed that weight and I am still here. What a cruel pressure our culture places on us to look a certain way--not be too...anything.
2. When I do my laundry, I fold my underwear into packets...fold each side in by thirds; then fold top down and bottom up in thirds; tuck the bottom into the top. Voilá!
3. I'm a grammar snob. When I was in sixth grade, I would rather stay in and diagram sentences on the blackboard than go outside for recess. In eighth grade I was the county spelling champion. I taught English at the high school level. And while I am discreet about speaking up, I sometimes cringe internally at mistakes I hear and read. (On another note, I am not nearly as perfectionistic in my own speaking and writing as I used to be--mainly because my memory isn't good enough, but also because life is too short to worry about it that much...so I guess that means my snobbery is being transformed. Oh, hallelujah! Good for me.)
Three TV shows that I watch (on DVD after the season comes out--I hate commercials):
1. Ugly Betty
2. Grey's Anatomy
Three Places I have Been:
2. Hawaii (Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Hawaii)
3. Nassau, Bahamas
Three Places I want to Go:
2. The other Hawaiian islands
3. More tropical islands in the South Pacific and Caribbean
I gotta tell ya--you're getting close to knowing everything there is to know about me.
Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible,
but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.
~ Reinhold Niebuhr ~
We measure our global sense of both space (latitude and longitude) and time (universal time - UT or GMT) from the prime meridian located at Greenwich, England. So we can perceive the collective influence of this momentous astrological event by looking at the alignment from this globally ‘centered' perspective.
When we do something extraordinary and exquisite emerges
At dawn on 14th February the day dedicated to St Valentine, the patron saint of Love, the Moon in Libra enters the seventh house of relationships. And Jupiter and Mars are aligned in Aquarius in the twelfth house of spiritual transformation.
for the whole page, go to: Jude Currivan, PhD
I shared with you my experience with this supplement. Your experience might not be the same as mine.
I am not diagnosing or treating anyone here. I am only taking care of myself and sharing my hope and success with you.
Please do your own research on this supplement. Check it out to see if it is a good thing for you to take. I do know that pregnant women should not take it.