To Think That We Saw it on Maplewood Drive!

Today I dare to express a little sentimentality to all those erstwhile dwellers of the old neighborhood, who allowed us into their lives, as they brought their love and blessings to the blue house.  Which began as white and changed to gray, but still remains blue within our memories:

     ODE TO THE BLUE HOUSE

    A little magic wrought

As sight unseen and ears unheard

A tiny tear escapes, without a word

T’was only yesterday

The children ran

Waving stop! stop! at the ice cream man!

Jiggling Their eyes

Odd expressions have always stuck in my mind like burrs to my shoelaces. A few years ago a young woman said to me about her first driving test: “I jiggled my eyes back and forth” so the instructor would think she was looking both ways before she pulled into traffic. Why not just look both ways, I wondered. Why this trying to “look as if”?
But today it struck me that we have a bunch of eye jigglers in the political arena. Not only do they try to “look as if”, they’re also trying to “sound as if”, besmirching two precious words in the English language: INTEGRITY and AUTHENTICITY. Staking a claim to each.
So if you see an eye-jiggling politician spouting his personal possession of these doomed words that no honest person is now able to claim, please do NOT vote for him or her.

From Hope to Nope

An editorial in the New York Times this morning calling the Republican party “The Party of Nope” tickled my funny bone. 

It reminded me of the story of the little girl in Arizona who prayed for snow for her birthday.  Her parents, afraid the child may lose her faith in God, asked her how she felt about God not answering her prayer.   “He did answer my prayer,” she said.  “He said no.”

God has answered the prayers of more than half the country by sending us a representative to just say no to an administration that has come to believe it is now sitting in God’s seat.   Wrong assumption.

My Thanks for Today

I’m thankful I’m not John Edwards, or for that matter his former mistress or little Frances.   I’m thankful I’m not the young man who tried to rob a bar full of cops.   I’m thankful I don’t weigh 500 lbs. and hid a gun in my bellyfat.

I’m thankful for AOL news because every day when I sign on I find things to be thankful I’m not.  It actually makes me thankful to be me.

Thought for the Day: November 13, 2008

If you wonder who you are, just be yourself and you’ll find out. Let your inner light become your outer expression.

Thought for the Day: November 12, 2008

Love is never wrong. If professed love does harm, it is something else.

Amanda’s Thought for the Day

We’ve all heard that the world is divided into two types of people, the givers and the takers. However, there’s also a third type: the ones who are happy to give yet refuse to be taken.  They are the foundation of democracy.