A little bit of kindness & a little bit of rock and roll

Merriam-Webster has as one of its descriptions of the word kind saying “of a kind to give pleasure or relief.” I resonate with that description, should we not give pleasure (delight or joy) as well as relief (removal or lightening of something oppressive) to people?  The imagery of this Amelia Earhart quote perfectly captures the… Read More

Words, Windows and Disturbed

Have you ever experienced Altschmerz? Altschmerz is a German word that describes a weariness with the same old issues you’ve always had – the same boring flaws and anxieties that you’ve been gnawing for years. I am not sure about you but I experience this often. Just when you get an issue resolved….another one you’ve… Read More

Independence Day, 244 years

I do hope that you won’t mind indulging me once more in my speaking of the Magna Carta. It calls to mind, to me, in some small way of some of the struggles facing our nation today. The Magna Carta was put forth by 25 nobles. 25 wealthy men created a charter that would not… Read More

Saharan dust, dentists, 1215 and birthdays.

Here are some links to a few things that I have found interesting this week. Massive Saharan Dust Plume Completes 5,000-Mile Journey From Africa to the U.S.I am sure that most people have seen this in the news already. But how crazy is this dust storm coming from the Sahara? The Saharan Air Layer, is… Read More

Last Friday in May Round-Up

Here we are, at the last Friday of May. Next month Summer begins, here in MS we’ve had the longest Spring in years. Here are some links to articles and stories that I have enjoyed and have been pondering lately. All links are in the “titles.”  Just a few pictures are also below from this… Read More

Fridays are for Pictures

Happy Friday to you all. I do hope that you find these pictures enjoyable. If you haven’t seen Wellington visiting the Belugas, you have to watch this. And a Peacock Mantis Shrimp may be one of the coolest “animals” that I have seen! They have 16 color-detecting receptors (humans only have 3!) and they can… Read More