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I love when I find stories that touch your heart and, more importantly, teach us lessons in ways that we can sometimes…never imagine. Today’s story is an example of a show of love from an unlikely source.
An amazing occurrence happened in South Africa when 31 elephants made a “Journey To Pay their Respect.” How did they know? Something that is greater and deeper than human intelligence informed them that their hero – the man who had saved their lives and many other animals – had made his transition from this earthly world. Lawrence Anthony (1950 – 2012), a legend in South Africa and author of 3 books including the bestseller “The Elephant Whisperer”, bravely rescued wildlife and rehabilitated elephants all over the globe from human atrocities, including the courageous rescue of Baghdad Zoo animals during the US invasion in 2003. On March 7, 2012 Lawrence Anthony…
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End the war on women. Hugs, Barbara
Wisconsin’s Republican Governor Scott Walker has proposed his state’s new budget.
“Walker’s agenda takes direct aim at how the citizens of Wisconsin can participate in key programs and levels of participation, whether it’s property rights with environmental controls, parental participation with school boards, making passing referendums nearly impossible, making it harder to vote, defunding seniors’ support programs, rejecting infrastructure improvement programs, making taxpayers pay millions for not expanding Medicaid expansion as well as attacking women’s legal reproductive health rights.” (Bold is added.)
“Tucked away in Republican Governor Scott Walker’s proposed budget, is a clause that has nothing to do with campus funding. Yes, the proposed budget cuts 30 million dollars from the public university system. But beyond the Governor’s war on education, he is also intensifying the war on women, by proposing the elimination of rape…
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World keeps right on turning
In spite, not because
Of everything done and said,
Following natural laws.
Impact from external
May just change its course
Improve where none can force.
Spinning, spinning, spinning on
World no one may own.
One of the hardest lessons in life is to know when to let go. Whether it is guilt, loss, love, anger or betrayal change is never easy. We fight to hold on and we fight to let go. We must be willing to sacrifice our limited tunnel vision and fly. When we rid ourselves of limitation, hesitation, or refusal to take right action we can make our lives sacred. We must admit our own mistakes as well as forgive those that have caused us pain, letting go of guilt, shame and blame and begin from love. We must be willing to stand fully in the light.
In order to stand in the light, we must be willing to let go and sacrifice those unhealed parts within ourselves that are no longer in accordance with the sacredness of our being, this would be our shadow side. We should not deny our…
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TORONTO — Touched by the death of a young fan, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch wrote a personal letter to her grieving family.
Eve Shepherd, who was born prematurely at 28 weeks and underwent more than 200 operations during her short life, was a fan of Cumberbatch’s series Sherlock. She died at 14.
The actor’s letter was read at Shepherd’s funeral this week in Warrington, England.
“I wish I could be there but sadly am filming the show she loved,” wrote Cumberbatch, who was nominated for an Oscar for The Imitation Game.
“I send my deepest sympathies to Eve’s family. To lose someone so young who fought for her health all her life must be beyond endurance.”
He added: “I hope they can take solace from the fact that she was clearly much loved and her support of our show is hugely appreciated and shall be remembered.
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Awesome!!!! Hugs, Barbara
I know…this isn’t a duet. It was a duet but I re-wrote it this morning so I could continue to publish on schedule. I hope you enjoy.
Trials fell from the stars
Before my glistening eyes
They landed hard and fast
Before a focus could be set
I sat watching, hopeful
That somehow… somehow
I would find answers
And a bit of peaceful resolve
I took in the fading sunset
As metaphorical flames rose
Incinerating my inner chaos
Recalculating my future path
Crickets chimed the hour
As night swallowed day
And I watched in silence
The vast expanse of night
I allowed all my passion
And all my hidden rage
To tango passionately across
A starlit midnight stage
My heart slowed its pace
My breath soft and slow
Peace began to seep
Into shadows I held deep
And still the breaking of dawn
Colors the visiting night…
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26 February 2015
US armored vehicles flying American flags were paraded Tuesday through the Estonian city of Narva, just a few hundred yards from the Russian border.
The provocative action, coming on the heels of the first anniversary of the US-orchestrated coup in Kiev, underscores the transformation of the entire region into a zone of military confrontation, with potentially catastrophic implications for the peoples of not only Eastern Europe, but the entire planet.
Spearheaded by the fascistic Right Sector militia, the coup that toppled the government of President Viktor Yanukovych on February 22 of last year was carried out with the direct support and intimate involvement of the US government. Washington’s execrable representative on the scene, the State Department’s Victoria Nuland, went so far as to name those to be allowed into a post-coup regime.
The installation of this right-wing nationalist, anti-Russian regime in Kiev provoked mass popular opposition in…
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It is a bittersweet that my rose is blooming now. Undoubtably because of warm dry weather. The draught. It is too soon. By May they will all be gone and what will the May Queen wear in her hair?
One word challenge Bittersweet