Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Celebrate! Celebrate! Dance to the music...

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more.

~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

Happy Earth Day!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


I admit to being fed up with stories of [stoic/whiny/weary/frustrated]  [travellers/airline executives] whinging on about their fear, experiences, etc.
I'm tired are hourly updates on the skies - although admittedly I'm not waiting to travel (yet), nor do I have a loved one stranded..
I am at the eye rolling stage when yet another talking head spouts off about the economic impact to the airlines, businesses, and the economy.

But .... Daaaaaaaaayuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmm

I am awestruck, fascinated, and just a wee bit terrified.

These are some incredible photographs of the Icelandic Volcano.

More from Eyjafjallajokull

Saturday, April 17, 2010

just sayin'....

Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different. Keep that in mind when you're licking something that doesn't belong to you...

Friday, April 16, 2010

Do I laugh? or cry?

this is so many kinds of wrong....

Would Anyone Like to Rep the Backtacular Gluteal Cleft Shield?

and while I'm channeling my disgust at ::ahem:: 'fashion' (I just threw up a little ...)
WTF is up with the deformed head look?
Bumpits? for real?

Monday, April 12, 2010

mere mortals all...

April 9, 2010
Less Than Perfect
The Humanity Of Leaders

When we choose a leader, we often place our faith in that person to a degree that exceeds what is humanly possible.

When we recognize someone as a leader, we often place our faith in that person to a degree that exceeds what is humanly possible. In other words, we expect them to be beyond fault and to not make mistakes. This, of course, is neither realistic nor fair. Just like us, these people are living human lives, and part of the deal is learning through experience and working out our individual karmas. There will always be missteps and things they would do differently given a second chance. If we are to be fair, we must grant our leaders the same forgiveness, compassion, and understanding that we grant our closest friends as they navigate the complex challenges of this human life.

Leaders are special people in that they have the ability to guide and represent large groups of people. In this calling, they agree, to some degree, to be responsible for the well-being of others. Because of this, we hold them up to a higher standard of behavior, and in some ways this is fair. However, we will only be disappointed and disillusioned time and time again if we expect them to be perfect. If they were perfect, they would not be here on earth. Perhaps the most we can expect of our leaders is that they make it a practice to acknowledge their shortcomings and learn from their experiences. Beyond this, when our leaders let us down, it is up to us to forgive and move on. Dwelling on disappointment and negativity creates more of the same.

People who choose to lead are often extraordinary individuals blessed with vision, energy, and charisma. It is their path to inspire, guide, and represent us, but it is not possible for them to never let us down. Leaders are on a path of growth just as we are. Perhaps this is something to remember when we have the opportunity to choose somebody in a leadership role, or perhaps you are ready to step into a role of leadership yourself.

from DailyOM

I believe we should NEVER let a leader off the hook if they commit a crime - however we do need to remember that they are only human and WE need to be proactive and not place all our faith, all the responsability on them.

You're not the only one who's made mistakes, but they're the only things that you can truly call your own.
Billy Joel, You're Only Human (Second Wind)

Friday, April 09, 2010

A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner...

If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work but rather, teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Saturday, April 03, 2010

seasons greetings

Happy CH3-CH2-O-CH2-CH3!!