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January 2010 Blog Posts (87)

Principles for Living

Principles for Living a Disciplined Life

from Pastor John MacArthur

1. Begin with Small Things ~ it’s the little things that make for the big successes. They may not be important in themselves, but Jesus said, “He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much” (Luke 16:10).

2. Clean Your Environment—start with your… Continue

Added by Michael J Masiko on January 29, 2010 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

psalm of ephraim

psalm of ephraim

(a study in autumn)

whiling away the hours

whittling a stick down to a nub

if I had stopped at dusk

I would have a nice spear

Zimri is in Tishbe

wait until I say:

"we come in peace",

then heave the hoe this way.

Ephraim is zythering

zound fills the halls

will You counsel the dead

or try to buy… Continue

Added by Michael J Masiko on January 29, 2010 at 3:59pm — 1 Comment

Why are We such slow learners? (or am I just too antsy?)

January 30, 1948

Gandhi assassinated

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the political and spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement, is assassinated in New Delhi by a Hindu fanatic.

Born the son of an Indian official in 1869, Gandhi's Vaishnava mother was deeply religious and early on exposed her son to Jainism, a morally rigorous Indian religion that advocated nonviolence. Gandhi was an unremarkable student but in 1888 was given an opportunity to study law in England.… Continue

Added by Michael J Masiko on January 29, 2010 at 9:57am — 1 Comment

Dare to Soar Dare to Dream



Sing out with A Dream Sing out with the Spirit

Sing out With the Song upon the Wind

Sing out when You are down Sing out with joy as your Heart soars unbound

Freedom comes from within Soaring beyond… Continue

Added by Tony337 on January 29, 2010 at 8:20am — 1 Comment


This is a site for the over 40 crowd. That also includes the, over 50, over 60, 0ver 70, and over 80 crowds. Although the last two groups probably wouldn't fit the definition of crowd.

The march of technology is speeding up. I think that is a true statement. I'm sure there are stats on that. But if I have any hope of keeping up I don't have time to look them up.

Maricel Evasco says that if we develope the proper skill set we shouldn't have any trouble keeping up.

I was born near… Continue

Added by CWO3ROBBIE on January 28, 2010 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Proof of Global Warming

Added by OCNaturalDoc on January 27, 2010 at 3:49pm — 2 Comments

Perplexed in Punxsutawney

PETA wants us to stop bothering Punxsutawney Phil ~ I wonder what they'd have Me do with the groundhog that ramshackled my vegetable garden.

Added by Michael J Masiko on January 27, 2010 at 2:26pm — No Comments

A response to “Michelle’s 46th Birthday Organic Lamb and Lobster Bash.”

On January 18 of this year, my friend OCNaturalDoc posted a blog entitled “Michelle’s 46th Birthday Organic Lamb and Lobster Bash.” In it she says, “…something isn't right when someone who promised so much to so many, and has since spent so much on himself and his family, and is preparing to sell so many of us down the river with socialized health care and the extinction of caring for our country's aging population.” She also reports that “The president rented a private room (of… Continue

Added by Vernon Windsor on January 27, 2010 at 1:00pm — 8 Comments

America Rising

Added by OCNaturalDoc on January 25, 2010 at 11:00pm — 17 Comments


« We are all connected

You’re making the future »


MusicianSomething to think about….

Washington, DC Metro Station on a cold January morning in 2007. The man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time approximately. 2 thousand people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. After 3 minutes a middle aged man noticed there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then… Continue

Added by caseyjo on January 25, 2010 at 3:26pm — 11 Comments

Fiesta de la Calle San Sebastian

My very first trip with hubby to Puerto Rico coincided with the Fiesta De la Calle San Sabastian- 2 more days of festivities and music. It was a wonderful Sunday to spend the entire day just enjoying the sights, activities and music! We headed into the first crowded local diner and I ordered bifsteak lomillo with monfongo. (steak with onions and mashed plaintains) Delicious! It was one of the best we had because the next few days, we ordered monfongo from the other restaurants and compared it… Continue

Added by SkyCruiser on January 24, 2010 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

untapped natural resources of underdeveloped countries ought to be tapped

The wealth of a nation

is in the wellbeing of its people,

both spiritually and materialistically.

It's not a question of lowering our standards

but of helping others to raise theirs.

If all people everywhere could be content

and their living standards even

and compatible with ours,

there would be no envy in the world

and, therefore, less provocation of war.

When you encourage and help people

to develop their own natural resources,

you… Continue

Added by Michael J Masiko on January 24, 2010 at 3:41pm — 2 Comments

Together (A Song for Haiti) by high school students

This song made me tearful. It is usually during the aftermath of a great tragedy, that we can experience an outpouring of love which characterizes the best facet of our humanity- Oneness. I remember attending the vigil near the Gramercy Park area(located less than a couple of miles from ground zero) a few days after 9/11. I've never experienced such a overwhelming feeling of unity and love for the grief of others and for the loss of loved ones. My brother lost… Continue

Added by Maricel Evasco on January 24, 2010 at 1:11pm — 1 Comment


Added by caseyjo on January 23, 2010 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

I Have Facebook Mom.com Viral Video Ad

Snabbo has launched a viral video ad campaign targeted at the younger Facebook set. You can check out the video at youtube and search ihavefacebookmom. After viewing, go to ihavefacebookmom.com to see the clever way the son/daughter can send an email to his/her mom telling them about Snabbo.

Added by Barbara Crowley on January 23, 2010 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Is There Anyone Who Isn't Over Her?

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Added by OCNaturalDoc on January 23, 2010 at 3:06pm — No Comments

I was in the Mayor’s Office Yesterday . . .

Yeah-ya, I was. Can you imagine? I’m not a resident of Burlington, but I was in town having coffee, enjoying the sunshine, you know, and it was a bit chilly out, not much was happening and that gave me time to consider carefully a movement underway in the State Legislature. It seems the former president of Middlebury College wants to change the drinking age in the state from 21 to 18. I don’t like…

Added by ZenDog on January 23, 2010 at 10:43am — 4 Comments

anyone left?

is anyone left here?
should we send out invitations?
or am i rhetorically beating a dead horse.

Added by Michael J Masiko on January 22, 2010 at 4:53pm — 8 Comments

Ahhh ... slowly I turn ... NIAGRA FALLS!

1. Respect other members and treat them fairly. I will not slander, libel, or otherwise attack other members. I will accept and offer constructive criticism graciously.

2. Always represent yourself honestly. Profile names are allowed, but deliberate impersonation of others is a breach of social network etiquette and a really bad idea.

3. Protect yourself from scammers. Rule of Thumb: If it seems too good to be true it’s probably false. Do not give your personal contact information to… Continue

Added by Michael J Masiko on January 22, 2010 at 4:24pm — No Comments

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