Saturday, December 30, 2017


Home is where the heart is!


"Marge, don't discourage the boy! Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It's what separates us from the animals. Except the weasel."--Homer Simpson

Friday, December 29, 2017

Proud to have been born in...Harlan bloody Harlan

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Say Nothing

Evil speech, or gossiping, is one of the worst things you can do to your soul. It brings negativity to the person doing the gossiping, to the person who is being gossiped about, and to the person who is listening to the gossip.

Trash talk is one of the most powerful forces of negativity we can invoke—and therefore one of the hardest to cleanse.

Avoid it as much as possible. Simply, don't say anything that you wouldn't say if they were with you.

Obi Wan

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Movie Shots

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Better to limp all the way to heaven than to not get there at all.

Disco Joe

I Love Green Mountains and Clean Water

Dear Joe,

We just received the unofficial word that the Clean Water Protection Act is going to be introduced into the House of Representatives next week during our End Mountaintop Removal Week in Washington, when more than 150 citizens like you will be in our nation's capital raising awareness about mountaintop removal.
In order to create as much momentum as possible, we need to maximize the number of sponsors before the bill’s introduction on Tuesday April 5th.
Please call your Representative today and ask them to cosponsor the Clean Water Protection Act before April 5th!
The Clean Water Protection Act is a bill in the US House of Representatives which will sharply reduce mountaintop removal coal mining by stopping valley fills, which bury headwater streams. To date, over 2,000 miles of streams have already been buried or polluted by mountaintop removal mining waste.
Your Representative was a cosponsor in the 111th Congress, and it’s crucial that they sign back onto the bill before April 5th, so call today!
Thank you for everything you do to protect the mountains and communities of Appalachia,
Matt Wasson

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Bus Stop by William Inge at Thalian Hall, Wilmington NC circa 1984

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The things we can’t stand in other people are usually the things we wish we could change about us. At first, you will be completely repelled to this concept and convinced that it makes no sense. Take the top trait in others that you know makes you reactive, and spend a few minutes considering how you might do the same thing. Maybe in a different way, maybe in a different setting, maybe in regards to a different subject, but I promise you on a seed level the similarity is there. 
You should know this is a major accomplishment in stepping out of victimization or “effect” mode! To realize that when anyone upsets us it’s not the other person you’re actually upset with. 
The problem is never, ever external. It is always internal.

The Real Ninja Turtle

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You'll know...

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Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas to You All!

Peace on Earth, Good Will toward Men! Merry Christmas to You All!

I Did!

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Twas the month before Christmas...

*Twas the month before Christmas*

*When all through our land,*

*Not a Christian was praying*

*Nor taking a stand.*

*See the PC Police had taken away,*

*The reason for Christmas - no one could say.*

*The children were told by their schools not to sing,*

*About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.*

*It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say*

* December 25th is just a ' Holiday '.*

*Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit*

*Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!*

*CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod*

*Something was changing, something quite odd! *

*Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa*

*In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.*

*As Targets were hanging their trees upside down*

* At Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.*

*At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears*

*You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.*

*Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty*

*Are words that were used to intimidate me.*

*Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen*

*On Boxer, on Pelosi, on Obama and Clinton !*

*At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter*

*To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.*

*And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith*

* Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace*

*The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded*

*The reason for the season, stopped before it started.*

*So as you celebrate 'Winter Break' under your 'Dream Tree'*

*Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.*

*Choose your words carefully, choose what you say*


not Happy Holiday !*

Saturday, December 23, 2017

The Wisdom of Maya this Holiday Season...

"'I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.  I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.  I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.  I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same thing as making a life.  I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.  I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.  I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.  I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.  I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone.  People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.  I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.  I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."


Merry Christmas...Enjoy!

Peace on Earth Goodwill toward Men!
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