Monday, January 31, 2005

"People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering." ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430)


Thursday, January 27, 2005

American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act

"Bless the beasts & the children - for in this world they have no voice, they have no choice"


A disastrous provision hidden within the 3,600-page spending bill, and signed by President Bush, may send thousands of wild horses and burros to slaughter annually.

Introduced by Senator Conrad Burns (R-MT), the provision fundamentally alters the Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act by allowing some wild horses and burros to be sold at livestock auction "without limitation."

Current law prevents the wholesale slaughter of these majestic animals and outlaws their "processing into commercial products". Horses and burros not adopted out are retired to one of a handful of government run pasture facilities.

Take Action Now

Fortunately passage of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act would trump the Burns amendment and prohibit the slaughter of all horses, burros and other equines, wild or otherwise. Quick passage of this bill is vital when the 109th Congress convenes in 2005. Let them know that you OPPOSE the slaughter of America's horses. America's equines, wild and domestic, are depending on us!

It is extremely important that you sit down today and write letters to your legislators - you can find out who they are by going to and clicking on "Legislation" - scroll down the page and you will find "Write to Congress" - just enter your zip code and hit "Go" - it will take you to President Bush, your senators and representative. Ask your legislators to swiftly pass the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act. (You can go to to learn more about it.) Get your parents, brothers, sisters, friends, etc.,etc., to write letters! We need to let everyone know how opposed we are to the slaughter of our beautiful horses - let's stop this killing ASAP! Together we can do it!!!


Monday, January 24, 2005

A Balanced Journey

Every day you’re bombarded with an ever-increasing number of opportunities, yet you don’t seem to have enough time to get the things done your working on at the moment.

If that isn’t enough, you believe you’re not working quickly enough to keep up with the nonstop flow of information streaming out of your computer. Worse yet, you feel as if you’ll be left in the dust if you don’t keep up. The truth is, there will never be enough time to get everything done so stop killing yourself trying.
As you face these seemingly overwhelming challenges, you can still make each day purposeful by having a clear intention of what you want to get done.

Resolve to stay focused on accomplishing things and be willing to say "no" to more responsibilities if they’re not in harmony with your aspirations.

Life is not meant to be a struggle but a balanced journey.

From Meditations for Women


Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Words of Knowledge

Meaning of Life

The meaning of life is simple, to live, love, and learn.

Live: Everything in nature is designed to live or to thrive or to help something else to live. There is even a species of insect that’s sole purpose is to be born, mate, lay their eggs, and pass on.

Love: In every culture in the world there is at least some concept related to the idea of love. Love for ones parents, Siblings, Ken, Clan, Country, or Nation. It is a natural instinct to find companionship and it is one of our greatest necessities

Learn: The universe is so grand and magnificent and endless. The only way to expand our selves is to learn as much as we can, what is the point in having the greatest technology when we don’t have the minds to understand it, at this point many of us don’t even have the minds to understand ourselves.


Tuesday, January 18, 2005

"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer." ~ Albert Camus (1913-1960) French philosopher & writer, Nobel prize winner


Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We cherish our children’s future. We are all mortal. - John F. Kennedy


Friday, January 07, 2005

Quote for a Friday Afternoon

If there is any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow human being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again. ~ William Penn


Thursday, January 06, 2005


Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they do when they stick together. ~ Verna M. Kelly

by Linda A. Copp

Snowflakes spill from heaven's hand
Lovely and chaste like smooth white sand.
A veil of wonder laced in light
Falling Gently on a winters night.
Graceful beauty raining down
Giving magic to the lifeless ground.
Each snowflake like a falling star
Smiling beauty that's spun afar.
Till earth is dressed in a robe of white
Unspoken poem the hush of night.


Tuesday, January 04, 2005

With Eternity in mind...

It dawns on me more and more how trivial and short our lifespan is. It is like smoke; it is like a flower, it is like grass, it is like a butterfly—for it passes so quickly, flying away. Nobody, no one can bring back wasted years. One wishes that one would have always lived with Eternity in mind. ~ Emmy Arnold


Monday, January 03, 2005


"Fueling your resolutions with passion is the secret to success"

While every day is an opportunity to learn, grow and be better at whom you are and what you do New Year’s day is extra special in that regard.

For many women, it’s a time to make resolutions about the year (and years) to come. Others have made and broken resolutions so often that they don’t see the point anymore. But wait, you can be successful!

Successful "resolvers" create passion. To create passion in your resolutions you must see and feel the results. Visualize what you’ll look like and feel if you lose weight, quit smoking or make more money. Whatever your resolve to do this year make it real, results will happen simply by thinking in this way, you’ll be amazed.

From Meditations for Women


Sunday, January 02, 2005

Irish Toast

In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out infriendship, never in want.