The Other Sue's Quote (20)

A thought provoker works in math as well in life wish I loved math more!   "Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems." - Rene Descartes (1596-1650), Discours de la Methode

Why should I?

It sounds like fun, just do it! Come what may tomorrow, why should I care? Consequences, what are they? Somebody will take care of them for me! Why should I pay? And yet And yet Is it right and is it good that in some day ...

The Other Sue's Quotes (19)

This explains a lot of things, not only why patience is profitable, and change usually has a direction; but, also, what is wrong with quite a few!     It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder to learn to...

First Attempt to resolve differences

Leading up to the Declaration of Indepdence, the first and second Continental Congresses sent petitions to King George.  Both of which the King refused delivery.  The first of which is known as the Humble Petition and was sent 25 October 1774. ...

Scribbles & Bits 46: Sexy Tuesday at the Zoo (Compiled)

Or "One Night at the Watering Hole"   Cage 1: Octopus   Some would think it strange   The great looking date's embrace   beats octopus range.   Cage 2: Camel   It is a wonder   Be it one or two great humps ...

Scribbles & Bits 48: Guide

  Here I stand at the start of a journey Preparing to put one foot forward While to the left and to the right Piling higher than I can see and yet deeper it builds All that I've done All that I didn't Surmounting my strength ...

Busy-ness

 Really? What are we saying when we say we're too busy?  Are we really that busy or are we using it as an excuse; what does it say to the recipient of those words? Does it say my concerns are more important than yours? Does it say you...

George Washington said "send for Haym Salomon"

  Has anyone ever heard of the man General George Washington was calling for?  He is truly one of our lost and unsung heroes!  He epitomized the closing of the Declaration of Independence "We mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes,...

What they could!

  They are not firefighters and most certainly are not old enough to be on the lines as volunteers yet they could offer something to those brave firefighters to ease their day and cheer their souls so without hesitation they did what they could! ...

Constitution - Outdated? Really?

US Constitution - Article I section 9 clause 8. No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present,...

Scribbles & Bits 47: Civility?

I have often seen people uncivil by too much civility, and tiresome in their courtesy. - de Montaigne To the entertaining frustration of the masses our world seems to have become characterized by the oxymoron.  As those called civil servants...

Honoring Fathers

On this day we acknowledge our fathers,  for the love they have given us, for what they mean to us.  Most of us are good about acknowledging our earthly fathers and some of us acknowledge our heavenly Father who is the perfect model of what all...

Job title: Father

The title Father brings with it many things; pride, love, joy and fear! When vested with the title suddenly there is one who needs your; leadership, time, and care. But what they mostly crave is you giving of yourself. Perfection...

But have we really?

           I along with many, when ennumerating our good points have said "I'm a pretty good person, I've kept most of the commandments.  I've not murdered anyone."  In the most extreme sense for most of the human race this is true.  But in the...

1st Amendment

              This is the most frequently referred to of the enumerated inalienable rights of men.    Yet it is frequently misquoted or misused.    It can be broken down into three distinct clauses all prefaced by the instruction, nay prohibition;...

In the good and the bad

              My soul would stand steady if like Job, I could say with certitude I will trust and praise even in the valleys and deserts of life.  My heart would  calm if I could but concede my understanding of the 'big picture' is woefully...

On the One Hand

On the one hand many of us dislike the fact that the US has found itself in the position of world policeman.  Just like the neighborhood policeman the US is liked and disliked for much the same reasons.  To my thinking we sort of got backed into this...

Cool Head and Quick Thinking

This man kept his head and saved a child by thinking outside the box! Man saves baby with turkey baster Wildlife contractor in Michigan used tool to clear choking baby's airways POSTED: 9:53 AM Jun 11 2013   UPDATED: 9:58 AM Jun 11 2013 ...

Every body "loves" Obama

Weren't we told that the "world" loved Obama and that by electing him we'd increase our standing in the world.  Well it seems some in South Africa did not get that memo!   'Arrest Obama when he visits'   KATHARINE CHILD | 11 June, 2013...

Scribbles & Bits 46: Yearning

The soul's yearning cry misunderstood and ignored cries ever louder! Things, money, events Run, frantic chase it catch it! Caught unsatisfied. Cries in frustration More ever more emptiness More never filling...

A Life given to serving!

This star has more than once demonstrated his heart and regard for his fellow man.  First as an EMT, then as a veteran and now twice since embarking on his country music career risking his life to go to the rescue of others.   #1. ...

Bill of Rights - Thank the Anti-federalists

           From the first there has been a tension between complete liberty and a well ordered society.  On the one hand no person should be compelled to cede authority over his actions and on the other the social nature of his being demands that...

A very provoking thought!

Given to us by one who has certainly been there and done that and wore the T-shirt with great honor!  The following is a letter written by Cdr. Hugh Stafford on the inside of a cigarette carton during his 6 year imprisonment as prisoner of war in...

It seems that it is Party uber alles!

It seems that this is the case for many here of opposite political opinion than mine.  I had hoped it was not true but when I posted "Circle the Wagons" on the first of this month almost all leapt past my sentence in the beginning and went straight to...