With the advent of mass murder to innocent people in the United States becoming more and more frequent in the news, I have to wonder what lies beneath.
We hear about gun laws, pro and con, and contemplate what the ‘government’ will do to keep or abolish the 2nd amendment that states people have a right to own a gun. Our Constitution of the United States gives citizens those certain rights, yet some abuse it. Does that give the government the right to take away the rights of law-abiding citizens?
I was out of school that day in May, 1955, when my dad asked if I would like to ride with him 15 miles away to pick up some bags of insecticide. He used powdered insecticide to ‘dust’ in the bushes for mosquitoes. South Florida, especially the agricultural part we lived in, has a lot of those critters in the summertime.
I said, “Sure”.
Riding back home on a two-lane road in his old 1949 pick-up truck, with the paper 50 lb sacks of insecticide in the back truck bed, a wheel suddenly extracted itself from the axle and we veered into the other lane of traffic.
It was Sunday when we visited the Opera House.
Because the stores were closed, we walked along the river Seine and did some ‘window shopping in some of the finer stores. Jewish vendors were out, however, selling their wares.
We had a hard time finding this flamboyant Opera House due to the streets going off in spokes and everyone we asked directions of seemed to send us down a different street.
It’s official name is Palais Garnier. Plan a trip with Trip Advisor and have them book this wonderful attraction! Oh My Gosh!!
I loved it from the very beginning.
Numerous times when I had company and they raved over the food cooked in my little gadget, I sent them one as a gift! Surprise, surprise!
You may see some people who write reviews on it that are not favorable, but my experience has been nothing but positive. So I have to tell you . . .
SCIENCE: (According to my Standard Encyclopedic Dictionary 1975, from college) An orderly presentation of facts, reasonings, doctrines, and beliefs concerning some subject or group of subjects. Expertness or skill resulting from knowledge.
The average people, when thinking of a healing for disease, flu, headache, bones, etc. consult Medical Science. This is because the body is considered to be anatomical. Doctors spend a number of years learning the science of how the body works.
While medical science has done a wonderful job for hundreds of thousands of people+, the cost and side effects of conventional medicine does, indeed, often initiate a challenge.
I know a couple of bona-fide alcoholics. Each has had numerous episodes either with job loss, DUI tickets, jail time and/or hospital time. Each has had some degree of therapy. Each has had lost relationships. I have to wonder if each had used a breathalyzer after a couple of alcoholic drinks if it would have made a difference in their lives?
For those who like to drink at parties in a crowd or in solitary at home, perhaps a breathalyzer would be of some benefit.
With so little time to spend in Paris last month, we definitely wanted to visit the Notre-Dame Cathedral, built 8 centuries ago! It was drizzling rain the day we were there and, although we had to wait in line, the line moved fairly quickly.
I had a pocket fold-up plastic poncho which worked well enough but if you’re going to spend anytime walking Paris, a backpack with an umbrella would be a better carry-along. I’m sure you can find something at Amazon if you don’t already have something.
I’ve been contemplating recently the Ten Commandments given to us by Moses.
I ‘memorized’ them as a child, as assignments in Sunday School over the years and, even though I still remember most of them, I’ve discovered I haven’t exactly been LIVING them… especially the First Commandment.
“Thou shalt have no other gods before me”.
If one really took this commandment seriouly, consciously, every day, would there be any use for the commandments that follow? After all, the other vices that we ‘should NOT DO” would be impossible to do if we simply obeyed the first one.
There was a time when a good friend of mine asked, “How much inventory do you have in stock”, when discussing my E-Bay business.
“I don’t really know” I replied, stating that I had a LOT.
I attempted to explain that I just list the items in my E-Bay store and live on cash flow from the items that sell.
“Horrible idea!” he said.
This friend had been in retail all his life and is now retired. He diligently convinced me I needed an inventory program to keep up with my costs and my profits. Else, how do I know my time is worth the effort I put into the business.
Everyone wants to visit Paris, don’t they? I found it not quite as romantic as the movies want you to suppose. Of course, it could have been that I didn’t have a ‘significant other’ to share it with. LOL.
I went to Paris, via train from London, with a girlfriend and some of her family members. (Check Trip Advisor for excellent travel ideas.) There were nine of us and because we consisted of three generations, we split up after the first day to enable people to visit places of interest to THEM.
SIGHTSEEING is one thing that’s FREE!
One FREE interesting place to see is the sidewalk arts center, aka the Left Bank. This is one of the tourist places Trip Advisor may suggest to you when you plan your own visit. Browsing the arts district will have you discovering all sorts of art styles and scenes and colors. I dare you NOT to stop and watch the artist at work!
Harrods Department Store and Hyde Park
Princess Diana shopped at Harrods of London, one of the largest and most expensive stores that I’ve EVER been in.
Now that I’ve been there myself, it’s all understandable. Not only is the store a showplace, but so are the people! And, you don’t have to buy a ticket to go inside. LOL
I drooled over the pastries, each done up to their finest and ready to dress the ‘silver platter’.
My recent trip to London included a trip to Churchill’s War Rooms.
Oh my gosh!… what a wonderful memorial, where Churchill and his staff worked for four years underground and which consisted of meeting rooms, map rooms, bedrooms, kitchen, etc.
Some were very TINY rooms. especially the bedrooms, and each had a telephone for emergencies during their sleeping hours (I suppose).
The whole museum included antique objects (telephones, telegraph, cooking equipment, etc) plus full-life-like figures of the people who lived and worked there! [for your own vacation plans, please go to trip advisor, one my affiliates. I’ll get a very small commission]
In my older years I’ve discovered I love to travel and see different parts of the world. If you also like to travel, you should plan your trip with Trip Advisor.
I visited Europe for the first time last month, going with a girlfriend and staying in a little town just north of London called Loughton. It butts up to Epping Forrest, a beautifully preserved area with acres and acres and many trails. Nature abounds. It was absolutely lovely in summer. Just about every day we rode the “tube” (subway) into London for some sightseeing. In MY mind, one of the most beautiful chapels was St. Paul’s.
OBAMA as stated to David Letterman:
“How can we send them [looters, protesters, rioters] a message?”
Why do these young people loot and steal in the first place?
Generally, they have no father or discipline at home. They lack education and have no jobs because they lack required skills. And, because of that, what do they do? They join gangs to gain acceptance and people to care about them.
For approximately the last 50 years, with the government spending millions of dollars on inner city programs, including affirmative action, etc, black-on-black and gang violence has dramatically increased.
I’ve seen his remarkable work AND this is…
the best furniture refinisher in Southwest Florida.
Give him a try.
Turn any previous owned furniture to give it a new look. Bring your old stuff up to date.
Get the idea??? Anything that can be painted, CAN be restored.
Most of us create a list of things we’ll do with a new year called “resolutions”. Most of us fail to fulfill those goals. Why?
The reason we don’t usually fulfill our New Year’s resolutions is because they are only wishes.
We “wish” we could lose weight. We “wish” we had more money, etc. BUT, we don’t really make the effort to go after what we want.
Overall, the human majority are lazy, unmotivated, lethargic people who dream about things they can’t achieve.
And, we fall back into old comfortable routines. We’re not focused. We’re not goal oriented.
Fashion is something that everyone can learn. You may not think so, but it is true! Simply knowing some basic fashion rules and guidelines can really affect your style and how good you look. This article contains some of those fundamental fashion tips you need to know to look your best.
If you want to buy new cologne, try a sample from the store first. Spray the scent on, and wait around fifteen minutes. Smell to see how it interacts with your own natural scent. Just because you like the way, it smells on another person does not guarantee that it will have the same scent on you.
If you’re giving fragrance as a gift make sure you save the receipt in case the recipient wants to exchange it.
Religion is a very personal belief system and most people in the world believe in God and some sort of “religion”. But also, a lot of people are afraid to talk about God to others or in public environments for fear of persecution, either physically or verbally.
In the Bible, it’s stated that even though you make your bed in hell, God is there. But to experience God, we must be consciously aware of His presence regardless of where we are or who we’re with.
Buy A Car The Smart Way With These Handy Tips
One of the best times to buy a car is at the end of the calendar year because car dealers want to rid the lot of inventory for tax purposes.
Shopping for a car can sometimes seem like a daunting task. Many people do not know about vehicles, while others only know enough to avoid getting ripped off. By utilizing the tips you learn from this article you can get yourself a great car at a low price.
Get in the Mood for Christmas in Atlanta with Ticket Event Deals
Who doesn’t like Mannheim Steamroller Christmas music? They’re appearing at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. Check availability for tickets and make this Christmas a special one.
How about Dave Coz? Get in on the great deal at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.
Enjoy the Christmas Story from an African-American perspective at the Southwest Arts Center.
Get Christmas inspiration from the Atlanta Master Chorale at the Emerson Concert Hall in Decatur.
Still can’t choose? Then try the Woodruff Center Alliance Theatre where you’ll find Ebenezer Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol”, the all time beloved tradition.