Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Happy Holidays!

This December, my family and I are re-habbing a foreclosed home we bought.  We've been living in a small apartment meanwhile.  So, this month, please enjoy past postings of the season.  You may want to use the tags below for  "Christmas".
God bless your season and your celebrations! 


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Temperature Conversion Chart

As the seasons change, a guide:

60 Degrees Fahrenheit.  Southern Californians shiver uncontrollably.  New Englanders sunbathe.

40 Degrees F.  Italian & English cars wont' start.  New Englanders drive with the windows down.

20 Degrees.  Floridians put on heavy coats, gloves, wool hats & thermal underwear.  New Englanders throw on a flannel shirt.

0 Degrees.  All the people in Miami freeze to death.  New Englanders close the windows.

20 Degrees Below Zero.  Californians fly to Mexico.  New England Girl Scouts start selling cookies door-to-door.

40 Below.  Washington, D.C. runs out of hot air.  New Englanders let the dogs sleep in side.

60 Below.  Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.  New Englanders get frustrated because they can't start their "kahs."    ---Anonymous circular

Thursday, September 11, 2014


"...nothing that can be said can begin to take away the anguish and the pain of these moments. Grief is the price we pay for love." 
 ---Queen Elizabeth II

Read by the British ambassador in a 22 September, 2001, ceremony in NYC.

Saturday, June 7, 2014


 "We’ll start the war from right here."   --General Ted Roosevelt*, Jr., D-Day**

*President Theodore Roosevelt's oldest son.
**June 6, 1944:  storming the beaches at Normandy, the Allies got off-course, and Roosevelt knew he had to take action. There was no turning back.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Groucho One-Liners

To a pretty girl:  "You  have a good head on your shoulders, and I wish it were on mine."

To a cartoonist:  "If you want to see a comic strip, you should see me in the shower."

To a musician: "Beethoven is famous for his fifth, and he never touched a drop."

---Groucho Marx, from "You Bet Your Life"

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Saturday, March 1, 2014


Christ of St. John of the Cross
Salvador Dali, 1951

Painting History & Information

Saturday, January 4, 2014

"In a world that's often unnecessarily cruel, strive to be unfailingly kind."     ---C. Marie Byars