Friday, November 22, 2013

The Welcome Mat

Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.~Deuteronomy 10:19

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aeOmFMOZSg

For I was hungered and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in.~Matthew 25:35

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Food for Thought

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.~Mark Twain

Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you, but not in the one ahead.~Bill McGlashen

We've all heard that a million monkey's banging on a million typewriters will eventually produce the entire works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true. ~Robert Wilensky

When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember the Fire Department usually uses water.~Anonymous

The trouble with being punctual is that nobodies around to appreciate it.~Franklin P. Jones

I intend to live forever. So far, so good.~Steven Wright

The only reason some people get lost in thought is because its unfamiliar territory.~Paul Fix

To err is human. To blame it on somebody else shows management potential.~Anonymous

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.~Oscar Wilde

There is nothing so annoying as to have two people go right on talking when you're interrupting them.~Mark Twain

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.~Douglas Adams

The Universe adores you.~Rob Brezsny

Always use love, all ways.~MSIA

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Meld

Karen Armstrong and Richard Dawkins square off in this article from the Wall Street Journal. To appreciate the poem that follows, I ask that you read the link.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052970203440104574405030643556324

                    Pisces

In the beginning was the Word
And He fashioned Himself into a bird
With mighty wing He took to flight
To change forever perpetual night

As He powered through the endless abyss
He knew that some thing was amiss
So on the down stroke, with all His might
The Eternal Bird created light

Distinction was made, day from night
Yet as He continued with purposeful flight
A sense prevailed that, by and by
A Bird is useless without a sky

Thus the beginning of a wondrous plan
He put it to work and created land
Then He inspected as He flew around
But wasn't satisfied with what He found

So it was and continues to be
He unleashed a torrent, the frothing sea
Then it was, with celestial mirth
He labeled His project, "planet earth"

It was at this point He took a rest                                                                                            Decided that He'd save the best
For some thing different, a mystery
And so it was created me!

Hard to believe He'd make a wish
Simply to create a fish
Yet it was done, don't ask me why
I have trouble deciphering Pi

Still who among you knows what they'd find
If ever they sounded the Creators mind
But there you have it and quite a notion
Life for land to begin in the ocean

From there the story gets very involved
It wasn't till Darwin that it was solved
Yet let this not hinder your spiritual quest
The ultimate answers remain in His nest

The Eternal Bird, mysterious indeed
Using pisces as the human seed
Quite a strategy you've got to admit
And hindsight tells you that it all fits

The grand design of a Master mind
Who's love runs deep for all mankind
So much so, that when it was done
The Eternal Bird, He sent His son

Of this man I'm sure you know
That everywhere His disciples go
They use a sign at their Master's wish
Paying homage to the humble fish

~WPG

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Heads Up

We, in the Northern Hemisphere, might be in for some thing rare.

http://www.nightskyhunter.com/Comets%20Visible%20Tonight!.html

Be observant. Stay expectant.

Update: 2:40 PM   Nice picture coming in from the European Southern Observatory

http://www.eso.org/public/archives/images/screen/potw1346a.jpg

Sunday, November 17, 2013