Saturday, June 18, 2016

Grammar from 1904

"Oho!" said the pot to the kettle;
"You are dirty and ugly and black!
Sure no one would think you were metal,
Except when you're given a crack."

"Not so! not so!" kettle said to the pot;
"'Tis your own dirty image you see;
For I am so clean – without blemish or blot –
That your blackness is mirrored in me."
~ Maxwell's Elementary Grammar from 1904.

7 Dangers

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Not so much...

I Love Mountains

Dear Joe,

This week, nearly 40 mountain leaders are in Washington, D.C., to speak up to protect our water and reclaim our future — and they need your help!

As the coal industry declines, thousands of jobs have been lost and millions of acres of land have been damaged. We’re excited about new policies that would clean up our land and create jobs, and we need you tojoin our work for a bright future for Appalachia!

We’re in D.C. to support the RECLAIM Act (H.R. 4456), a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that would provide an immediate economic boost in communities struggling with the decline of the coal industry through the release of $1 billion to create opportunities reclaiming abandoned mine lands.

The RECLAIM Act is part of the White House’s POWER+ Plan, a proposed $10 billion initiative to assist communities that have historically relied on coal by growing and diversifying their economies. 

Appalachian communities have fueled America for more than 100 years. We are proud that our region is home to many rich assets, including our land, water, heritage and people.

But as you know, we have made great sacrifices to mine, transport and process the coal that powered the nation. Now it’s time to clean up the toxic legacy of coal that haunts so many of our communities, and create economic opportunities in those communities at the same time.

For the mountains,

Dustin White
Organizer with OVEC
Boone County, WV

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they'd be asked the "half empty or half full" question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: "How heavy is this glass of water?"

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn't change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes."

She continued, "The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything."

Remember to put the glass down.

Love Matters

The heart does not know the difference between receiving love from others and giving love to others. It's the flow of love that matters.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Love will Always WIN!

1. Life isnt fair but you can still make it great.
2. You will get older, but you will also get wiser.
3. You are one of a kind, celebrate yourself.
4. Make peace with your past because otherwise it will spoil your present.
5. No one is in charge of your happiness but You.
6. It's not your job to make everyone else better.
7. Love will always WIN.
8. The more you give the more you receive.
9. You only get one shot at this life so enjoy it.
10. Someone always has it worse than you.


Monday, June 13, 2016

How Happiness Happens...

The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.


We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Your 'Tude Dude

It's your Attitude not your Aptitude that determines your Altitude in life.