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23rd-Feb-2017 08:25 pm(no subject)
Phoenix
"All cruelty springs from weakness."    - Seneca

"Don't let life randomly kick you into the adult you don't want to become."   - Chris Hadfield

"To love at all is to be vulnerable."   - C. S. Lewis
21st-Feb-2017 02:19 pm(no subject)
Scotland bluebells
Hello?  Anyone there?  Guess not.








(And, yes, that's from a game. An old game.)
18th-Feb-2017 02:48 pm(no subject)
Cold Meadows
"Fate whispers to the warrior,
'You cannot withstand the storm.'
The warrior whispers back,
'I am the storm.'"
-author unknown
13th-Feb-2017 01:57 pm(no subject)
Lake Superior Sunset
Once again, my ability to concentrate has gone from low to nil. I can barely focus enough to read two pages, let alone craft new ones.
Phoenix
So, we've been singing this song at church lately: "Go Light Your World" by Chris Rice. I quite like it.

If the link works, video is here:


Song lyrics:
Go Light Your World By Chris Rice
There is a candle in every soul
Some brightly burning, some dark and cold
There is a Spirit who brings a fire
Ignites a candle and makes His home

So Carry your candle, run to the darkness
Seek out the hopeless, confused and torn
Hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle, and go light your world
Take your candle, and go light your world

Frustrated brother, see how he's tried to
Light his own candle some other way
See now your sister, she's been robbed and lied to
Still holds a candle without a flame

So Carry your candle, run to the darkness
Seek out the lonely, the tired and worn
Hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle, and go light your world
Take your candle, and go light your world

We are a family whose hearts are blazing
So let's raise our candles and light up the sky
Praying to our Father, in the name of Jesus
Make us a beacon in darkest times

So Carry your candle, run to the darkness
Seek out the helpless, deceived and poor
Hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle, and go light your world

Carry your candle, run to the darkness
Seek out the hopeless, confused and torn
Hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle, and go light your world
Take your candle, and go light your world


And, to go along with it, the reading from Sunday's mass was Matthew 5:14-16:
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bushel. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."



I believe it was Ghandi who said, "You must be the change you want to see in the world."
12th-Dec-2016 07:38 pm(no subject)
Cold Meadows
I just read someone else's post about Kishenehn Ranger Station (out in Glacier National Park) and the writer had posted pictures of the station buildings....it reminded me of the Cold Meadows Guard Station in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness...now I wanna go back there.

*sigh*

Must be time to pull out the photo albums...
27th-Nov-2016 01:40 pm - R.I.P. Waldo
Lake Superior Sunset
Kaa-san just told me my aunt emailed and said they put Waldo down. (He was my aunt/grandma's cat.) When we were down at their house a few weeks ago, he was sick with something like an infection in the brain; his legs would suddenly collapse under him when he was walking and he would fall over. They had him on meds and he was getting better...then, last week, when Grandma called for Thanksgiving, she mentioned my aunt was taking Waldo back to the vet--he wasn't eating and wasn't letting anyone touch him. He was put to sleep yesterday (Sat., the 26th) [Edit: I have learned he had HIV. No one is 100% how he got it, but they suspect from fighting another cat some time ago. Incurable. And they say he was in a lot of pain.]


(This is the only picture I have of him on my laptop.)


He was a stray that wandered up Grandma's driveway and decided to stay. (Probably helped that she fed him.)

He was named because they originally kept him in the garage, so whenever my aunt was backing her vehicle in, she and Grandma were always asking, "Where's the cat? Where's the cat?" So, since they were always looking for him, they started calling him Waldo. (If you don't understand that reference, go to your favorite search engine and look up "Where's Waldo?")

He was the inspiration for the stray cat Ronin in my "Oh Dear" fanfic.

Waldo, the kitten who liked to try to climb onto my head. Waldo, the getting-old cat, who only wanted to sleep in the sunshine.
Rest in peace, Waldo. I hope there's lots of sunshine for you now.
Phoenix
"All bitterness, fury, anger, shouting, and reviling must be removed from you, along with all malice. And be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ." (The New American Bible, Saint Joseph version, Ephesians 4:31-32)


My Daily Creed
"Let me be a little kinder,
Let me be a little blinder
To the faults of those about me;
Let me praise a little more,
Let me be, when I am weary,
Just a little bit more cheery;
Let me serve a little better
Those that I am striving for.

Let me be a little braver
When temptation bids me waver;
Let me strive a little harder
To be all that I should be;
Let me be a little meeker
With the sister that is weaker;
Let me think more of my neighbor
And a little less of me."

--Author Unknown



"Is it raining little flower?
Be glad of rain;
Too much sun would wither thee,
'Twill shine again.
The clouds are very black, 'tis true;
But just behind them shines the blue.

Art thou weary, tender heart?
Be glad of pain:
In sorrow sweetest virtues grow,
As flowers in rain.
God watches, and thou wilt have sun,
What clouds their perfect work have done."

--Lucy Larcom
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