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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Happy New Year!
I love good stories, and this one came my way.  Perhaps you will enjoy the reality check about peace.

Portrait of Peace – author unknown –  There was once a king who offered a prize to the artist who could paint the best picture of peace.  Many artists tried.  The king looked at all the pictures.  After much deliberation he was down to the last two. He had to choose between them.  One picture was a calm lake.  The lake was a perfect mirror for the peaceful mountains that towered around it.  Overhead fluffy white clouds floated in a blue sky.  Everyone who saw this picture said that it was the perfect picture of peace.  

The second picture had mountains too.  These mountains were rugged and bare.  Above was an angry sky from which rain fell.  Lightening flashed.  Down the side of the mountain tumbled a foaming waterfall.  This did not appear to be a peaceful place at all.   But, when the king looked closely, he saw that behind the waterfall was a tiny bush growing in the rock.  Inside the bush, a mother bird had built her nest.  There in the midst of the rush of angry water, sat the mother bird on her nest. 

 The king chose this picture as the perfect picture of peace.  The king chose it, “Because,” he explained, “peace is not only in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work.  Peace is in the midst of things as they are, when there is calm in your heart.  That is the real meaning of peace.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hope Rant

Is there hope for the magnitude of information and fear reaching us daily?  This Wikileaks sensation that has rocked the world just hasn't amounted to much horror for US policies.  Really, I've read of more high fives due to Assange for his publishing, than persecution for leaks that he didn't steal.  He's a 39 year old Aussie who considers himself a journalist, not a demon spawn hacker unleashing sick secrets that will cause wars and undo harm to millions of innocent people.  A few bruised egos have certainly resulted, but nothing even as harmful as what was done to Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson.  What happened to those leakers?  Not enough....

Sometimes I think that Hope Remains in Pandora's Box !  Read the article and you'll understand the link.  This season of supposed hope has lessened with the consistent big brother attitude of fear mongers. Really, should we just kill all the journalists instead of the lawyers? 

Today Assange is released yet not.  He is under house arrest fighting extradition to Sweden on other charges.  He does need to answer to sexual allegations, but not treated guilty first.  I can't help but wonder if he is being made a scapegoat for some truly horrifying leaks that he may or may not have that the evil empire bosses don't want transparency about.  Meanwhile, surely some film screen writers are having a heyday writing the script that will enable not only visions of money dancing in their heads, but better than reality TV.

Oh, and then, why don't the people who are frightened by the leaks just give it a time out and stop paying attention to it?  Isn't that what good baby boomer parents did with our kids when they were behaving in undesirable ways?  Pay attention to that which you want to continue (good behavior), ignore the rest.  It's a form of parenting truth.  A technique that could be used in this situation for sure.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tea for Christmas

There are some terrific gift items for tea drinkers at Barnes and Noble.  Ceramic tea pots colored in "green pugg or yellow pugg."  Loose tea sets with exotic names that accompany the tea pots.  Tea brewing systems that use Kati cups, tea infusers, teacup ensembles, tea chests and tea collections.  Even Santa might enjoy a nice cup of tea as a break from milk and cookies! You can view the eye pleasing gifts here.

Tea has numerous benefits including medicinal healing use.  Historically tea was considered a precious cargo from the old world of China to Europe.  Now it is a staple in most places.  There is a sense of harmony and ritual with tea drinking that enhances the experience.  Please read my infobarrel article, Tea Benefits for Tea Drinkers for more about the drink many of us enjoy.

A new political party has taken the name of the Tea Party, but it doesn't relate to any benefits that I'm aware of.  It seems more like a strange brew that is simmering over. They have spiced the political jungle up a bit.  Maybe things will get revolutionary.  Then a cup of tea would be invaluable.  Tea for Christmas.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Conversation

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Let’s face it, baby boomers are where it’s at, and seniors are younger than ever.  So much advertising is about ageing gracefully, staying fit, viagra, and eating healthily, all geared to the self improvement we are capable of.  Just today I used the pch (publishers clearing house) search with visions of winning the green, and decided to search “sex after 60.”  OMG!!!! I was amazed at all the results.  

Then I found an incredible article on The Huffington Post about why sex is better after 60.  Ohh, and another article about a woman (Jane Juska), who wrote a book,  Kiss And Tell: Sex After 60.  I decided great minds think alike and feel quite with it for such an apt search.

Is sex on the Santa list for boomers?  Are you checking it twice and bein’ naughty and nice?  I don’t doubt it. Seniors have more time to enjoy the experience, that’s a big plus. Seniors don’t let bad press (ex pres Bill Clinton for example) regarding sex ruin their life.  I guess it’s just becoming delightfully discussed, and it’s about time!  The 60’ sexual revolution may be over, or history may be repeating for some or true sexual freedom is really mind orientated, and that takes some maturing - yeah, 60 plus is good stuff.  Sexy holidays to you.
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