Who’s mad?

This brought a smile to my face and those of  the women who were standing nearby.

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~Photo Lori Greer~

 

Musings on my birthday

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Today is my birthday which puts me in a philosophical frame of mind.

I found myself thinking about the tumultuous year that flew by.

So many good things! Life was a joy.  My sons and their families were doing great. Continue reading “Musings on my birthday”

Fair Warning…

I  know most of us have bad days at times.

However, I can never understand why or how a person could be RUDE to the person behind the counter anywhere.  Or, what gives a person the right to be mean to others at anytime? Continue reading “Fair Warning…”

All those bad boys!

Caffeine, sugar, fat, carbs, white flour, processed foods…all those bad boys!  Continue reading “All those bad boys!”

Paranoid?

“Just because you are paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.”  Kurt Cobain

Am I paranoid? You be the judge.

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~Photo http://www.pexels.com/Pedro Figueras

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#ThursdayDoors: PostSecrets

A delightful and informative post about the Navy Pier Area of Washington D.C. I would love to spend time in the National Postal Museum. Enjoy!

JT Twissel

Technically this is not a door; it’s a bridge in the Navy Pier area of Washington DC. 

The shipyards are now dormant and the area is being “gentrified” which means impossibly hip restaurants and bars now line an area formerly full of sailors. The view is amazing.

Although I have no idea what we’re looking at.  I wasn’t the driver, but it was definitely off the beaten track..

The above building, on the other hand, is right in the middle of the action. It’s the National Postal Museum. The museum is worth visiting even if you don’t give a damn about postage stamps.  The building itself is a treasure with marble columns and gorgeous woodwork, vintage mail trucks and postal boxes and many interactive exhibits.  One of my favorite exhibits was PostSecrets, which is described as “an ongoing community mail art project” where people send in anonymous, homemade postcards…

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Mea Culpa*—all day long!

Dateline: Alabama

Reporting directly to you from the trenches of my son’s home where I am embedded taking care of my 14-month old granddaughter while her parents travel to doctors’ appointments in Birmingham.

I admit that I made a lot of mistakes today.  I could make excuses but let’s leave it that I learned some valuable life lessons.

Continue reading “Mea Culpa*—all day long!”

Prayer for Evening

I give God thanks for all that was good in the day that is ending.

I ask God’s mercy on my sins and omissions this day.

I seek God’s peace in my home and in all the world this night. Amen

(Prayer from   Saint Augustine’s Prayer Book )

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~Painting by Justus van Gent circa 1471 (Wikipedia)

One of my favorite saints.  He was human.  He was flawed.

He was a theologian, philosopher and bishop.

I have found his writings relevant to our world even though he lived centuries ago in an equally imperfect world.

Confessions of Saint Augustine
The City of God
On Christian Doctrine

Saint Augustine’s Influence

According to Wikipedia, Saint Augustine influenced

Bernard of Clairvaux, Thomas Aquinas, Saint Bonaventure, John Calvin, Martin Luther, René Descartes, Cornelius Jansen, Nicolas Malebranche, Søren Kierkegaard, John Henry Newman, J.R.R. Tolkien, Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, Hannah Arendt, Carl Schmitt, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Antonio Negri, Jean-Paul Sartre, Benedict XVI

Augustine of Hippo

In times of sorrow, in times of fear, I seek comfort from the wisdom of great personages of our past.  The thread of humanity lives on in their words and deeds.

 

 

Aiden’s First Bike

Another sign that my grandson is growing up!

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Aiden on his first bike! ~Photo Greer family

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No Rest This Sunday

I am exhausted.

What started as a lovely Sunday turned into a harrowing experience.

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~Photo http://www.pexels.com/Kaboompics//Karolina

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