Sun, 25 Aug 2013 15:03:01 -0500Hi I am L at IronDove.com and I want to invite you to listen to my daily Podcast show. At IronDove, Powerful Thinking and Dialog is what it is all about. I talk about anything and everything that has to do with the problems we face in our world. I focus on issues affecting Mothers, Woman and children. All Men and Women will find these shows engaging and thought provoking. We have the power to solve serious problems that plague this planet. No egos, no greed, and no self-serving government crap, IronDove believes that regular people will change the World by using their creative brilliant minds to communicate with one another. IronDove.com encourages you to visit and join our forum. IronDove.com encourages YOU to dialog with me and others. To work together towards a real and sustainable peace. At IronDove we believe that all people deserve a beautiful, bright and secure future. IronDove is all about healing by talking about our problems and our differences and coming up with creative viable solutions. Log onto IronDove.com/forums and share YOUR vision. Join me everyday and be a force for change. Powerful Thinking for a Peaceful world is happening at IronDove.com.
Aug 16, 2013 15:02:09 -0500An Opus is one?s great work. The Big Dream! What do you want? Be Fearless! Your great work will build itself if you allow it to be the guiding force in you life. Forget what everyone else says, just do what you know in your heart feels right. Fantasy is Our Heart?s Desire, and it is the seed of our Opus. We need to cultivate it, give it water, give it emotional power, and give it Love. Think like a kid, dream, fantasize, play, and think up your happiest possible way to spend your days and that is the seed of your Opus!
Aug 02, 2013 14:59:20 -0500Challenge yourself to be aware, awake and mindful of this new day. Go out into a today as a new person released from 2/2 (Ground Hog Day) into 2/3 and 4 and 5 and a whole new journey that is filled with possibility and passion for life. Greet this day and say Thank You for another wonderful day to be alive.
Fri, Jul 30, 2010 18:25:47 -0500FEAR is the worst four letter word out there because it has a sticking power. “Fear of what?”, you might ask. Well the answer is as individual as each and every person. Like snowflakes our fears are one of a kind and like snowflakes they can melt away and become healing waters as soon as we shine the warm light of truth upon them. May you meet the world with your heart wide open and may you never miss a moment to LIVE Fearlessly!
Fri, Jul 23, 2010 16:55:55 -0500Your heart, your truth will lead you to your destiny, if you let it. The question is: will you choose to live your truth? Will you choose to flow with your destiny or will you say no and fight yourself?
Fri, Jul 16, 2010 16:34:16 -0500The word Courage is a French word that loosely translates as 'Passion of the Heart'. To live from the heart is to love with wisdom and courage; to be brave enough to allow ones open heart to feel all the emotions it has the capacity to feel and to respond with truth and grace. To follow ones truth (heart) with grace is not rational and it is not logical, it just is. In matters of life the heart rules.
Fri, Feb 22, 2008 13:29:07 -0500This day is magical, not only because it is 2222 but also because it is Snowing. The elements came together 2 by 2 by 2 by 2 blanketing this little place on the earth with Love and Peace. So today I share some beautiful thoughts with you hoping you might share this beautiful day with someone you love!
Tue, Feb 12, 2008 10:30:47 -0500A Lighthouse is a strong, solid structure, with a brilliant light that guides ships through the most treacherous waters to safe harbor. In this crazy world, we all need a little beacon of hope once in a while.
Tue, Sep 11, 2007 10:54:05 -0500What are sacred sites? Are they really more sacred than our own backyard? Perhaps they are places of possibility, where the line between what you believe to be and what can be and what is blurs a little, just enough for new possibilities to come into focus.
Sat, Jul 21, 2007 08:24:20 -0500Be a part of the process and post your question! Here is mine.
Mon, Jul 16, 2007 13:20:39 -0500Take one hour out of your life on July 17, 2007 at 11:11 GMT to join in a World Wide gathering of Mind and Love Energy to heal ourselves and especially our Planet. Share your power and fill your hour with Love and Gratitude! For more details go to www.FireTheGrid.org
Wed, Jun 06, 2007 21:03:05 -0500What happened to the separation of church and state? The latest Presidential debates are obsessed with Religion. Why, and is this good or bad?
Fri, Jun 01, 2007 11:15:32 -0500The Supreme Court is stacked; 8 Men and 1 Woman. So why are women surprised that we are loosing ground and our Civil Rights?
Wed, Apr 25, 2007 17:56:25 -0500I like to explore ideas that people don?t often think about. I want to be provocative and challenge people to think, to inspire, to examine and reexamine everything that we?ve been told to believe, and really consider our choices.
Thu, Apr 19, 2007 16:44:26 -0500When traditions don't serve the people it is really important to make changes. Each tiny contribution will change what it will change, and each baby step is essential to Breaking the Cycle.
Wed, Apr 18, 2007 16:12:18 -0500Will women ever stand up and be counted? When is enough, enough? Instead of chasing ghosts, arm the powerless and teach them how to protect themselves and their children from men who use God as a weapon.
Mon, Apr 16, 2007 15:59:41 -0500What's with George and the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast? Our founding fathers included a specific separation of church and state for many good reasons. Women should be outraged by this misuse of public office.
Thu, Apr 12, 2007 20:36:21 -0500Post Traumatic Stress is real and it really hurts. Millions of people struggle with it, including tens of thousands of our soldiers. Understanding where to put these these traumatic experiences is half the battle towards easing pain.
Fri, Feb 16, 2007 10:33:27 -0500What is our lot in life, our destiny? Is it something we already know? Or is it something we will never know. Can we change our lot in life by working towards a goal?
Wed, Jan 10, 2007 12:34:27 -0500Open to the love that is all around. Renew and remember the beautiful story that is the fabric of yourself...
Tue, Dec 05, 2006 19:39:50 -0500This is one of my favorite poems by Walt Whitman. It's something to think about when the Holiday frenzy starts getting to you. It's a little perspective on things. Things that matter, and things that don't.
Wed, Nov 22, 2006 22:08:37 -0500The best part about thanksgiving is that it has everything to do with family, friends, and giving thanks, and nothing to do with religion. Please remember those who are still hungry. Go to MillenniumPromise.org get involved and help end poverty.
Fri, Oct 25, 2006 14:38:47 -0500The inspector general's office overseeing spending in Iraq found that Halliburton is over charging the government - that is the American People. Our Vice President continues to have a deferred interest in this no bid contract. What does that say about our administration?
Mon, Oct 23, 2006 13:09:38 -0500My son told me that MOM is not a real job. Boy was I surprised! The rationale, I don't get money for what I do. How do Mothers change this? I have an idea!
Wed, Oct 18, 2006 18:55:52 -0500The Mets are trying to clinch the National Championships. Everyone in New York is glued to the games. Why don't I care?
Mon, Oct 09, 2006 16:15:16 -0500The American Academy of Pediatrics has finally figured out what Moms have known since the beginning of time...in order to be happy and healthy Children NEED playtime!
Fri, Oct 06, 2006 15:54:25 -0500It's a serious 'Wake-Up Call' to all people when our lawmakers suggest that we arm principles and teachers against our students. Why aren't we looking at the cause instead of throwing more violence at the violence?
Wed, Oct 04, 2006 18:14:32 -0500Are we pushing kids too hard? In an effort to create Super-hero kids are public schools pushing children over the edge? What happens when kids have no outlet for the stress?
Fri, Sep 29, 2006 20:15:46 -0500Can one person's thoughts change the whole dynamic of this planet? Your thoughts are things, share them!
Thu, Sep 28, 2006 20:54:39 -0500What are sacred sites? Are they really more sacred than our own backyard? Places of possibility, where the line between what you believe to be and what can be and what is blurs a little, just enough for new possibilities to come into focus.
Wed, Sep 20, 2006 16:49:49 -0500Why is it that people seem to think that they need a teacher to teach them how to have a relationship with their creator. Spirituality, like breathing, is a natural function of who we are. We are all born with this ability of communion.
Wed, Sep 19, 2006 08:07:43 -0500In such a hotly debated political world the Pope's comments are anything but peaceful. Pope Benedict XVI has insulted and pissed off over 22% of the population of the planet. Instead of apologizing, he arrogantly sits on his golden thrown firmly hanging onto his ego in an act of uncompromising pomposity. Is this the behavior of a man of peace?
Thu, Sep 14, 2006 20:46:53 -0500Why do schools think that kids are somehow not human beings. Every school year is filled with silly rules, memos, meetings, mostly nonsense. What's with the Lab Lunch?
Thu, Aug 10, 2006 12:42:35 -0500This ever changing world is one giant poker game among the world's top gamers. So what would happen if one inspired player decided to fold, pick up their chips and move on?
Tue, Aug 01, 2006 19:17:39 -0500Consciousness is eternal. Our energy transmutes. Existence is not entirely linked to the physical body. We are all the Spirit Tree, linked through energy waves. Our compassion can raise consciousness by spinning our energy waves on the electromagnetic spectrum, changing our chemistry, raising our frequency, and thereby moving us towards Illumination.
Mon, Jul 24, 2006 13:13:46 -0500When are people going to realize that this 'Chicken Little' politics/theology is nuts! The War mongering media frenzy feeds this hurtful story line. In two weeks nothing else even makes news. Feeding the war has become the objective instead of ending it. Import issues and events, come and go unreported as the world spirals down the path of stupidity.
Wed, Jul 19, 2006 09:06:42 -0500Sometimes I go on these mind journeys. A combination of mind matter, imagination and intuition - wonderings. Today I wonder why we so easily accept someone else's dream - the "American Dream" without even wondering if that is really what our heart desires or what makes us feel alive and at peace. Is the root of all suffering, the root of war desire or memory?
Mon, Jul 17, 2006 09:01:42 -0500I've been away on vacation, and while I was off resting, the world seems to have gone crazier. It's Monday, the mail is piled up, the Middle East is blowing up, and while I was resting, the world has gone mad...business as usual.
Wed, Jul 05, 2006 13:27:55 -0500What does it say about our elected officials when they vote themselves another pay raise while rejecting an increase in the minimum wage? What does it say about us if we let it stand?
Tue, Jun 20, 2006 15:29:16 -0500There is a time for Peace, a time for War, and for Celebration. June is a time for Graduates and their Families to rejoice! Some folks feel that anytime is a good time to protest the war... I disagree! Every purpose has a time, but at all times Peace requires respect.
Tue, Jun 13, 2006 09:26:33 -0500He paid $300,000 in connection with charges of Perjury, Misconduct and Major Ethics Violations. He was forced to step down as Speaker of the House, and now he might run for president. What is this country coming to?
Mon, Jun 12, 2006 09:21:33 -0500What do a heartless right wing author and a terrorist have in common? 9-11 and hate.
Wed, Jun 07, 2006 21:13:59 -0500The earth is like a basketball spinning endlessly through time and space. How do you see your self in this strange land? Have you always thought about taking your shot?
Mon, May 29, 2006 22:33:29 -0500Memorial Day started in 1865 in Waterloo New York. Today we observed by watching the amazing Blue Angels, and remembering those who gave their lives in the service of our country.
Fri, May 26, 2006 22:29:18 -0500No pay, no chance for advancement, and no pension. We spend 20 or so years of our lives working at a job that our government doesn't even recognize as a real job. We need legislation!
Fri, May 19, 2006 10:43:46 -0500They want your business and they'll do anything to find out about you. Tremendous amounts of information from multiple industries brought together into one enormous database that can profile you in many weird and scary ways.
Thu, May 18, 2006 10:41:19 -0500Radio Frequency Identification can tell major retailers and the government the who, what, when, where of every item they buy or sell. How can this impact you?
Wed, May 17, 2006 22:29:03 -0500The retail giant Wal-Mart is trying to Hijack Mr. Smiley from the public. What is this world coming to?
Fri, May 12, 2006 16:58:48 -0500Be afraid, be very afraid! This perverted administration is a peeping Tom out of control! President Bush could be the single biggest threat to the American People. He has way overstepped his bounds and should really be impeached!
Thu, May 11, 2006 08:10:53 -0500Many women who have spent most of their lives working as mom, don't have the opportunity to apply for a decent job because either they don't have the credentials or they don't have any recent experience.
Fri, May 05, 2006 09:04:41 -0500Women Get Beat Up Everyday all over America and around the world. Domestic violence is so prevalent, and it is heartbreaking. What is it in the psyche of people that makes us unable to deal with conflict without resorting to violence?
Wed, May 03, 2006 09:04:41 -0500The experts have figured it out. Mom IS a job and it is worth a pretty good salary. Unfortunately, we do not get paid and our government will not acknowledge our value. Perhaps if they did, world wide, women and children would be better off, and poverty could be eradicated.
Tue, May 02, 2006 20:26:41 -0500One step forward two or ten steps back. We have all been there. Patience is the hardest thing to keep in mind when everything is crashing around you.
Mon May 01, 2006 21:21:35 -0500May Day History and Mythology is fascinating... It has become the day of the worker, but it stared out as something much more fun!
Thu Apr 27, 2006 21:45:20 -0500Beneath this city of wealth and magic is a world of dreams...
Tue, 25 Apr 2006 21:33:23 -0500Why do people go to such great lengths to "Fit In"? Are the power sellers of our mainstream media responsible for so many people in this world feeling like they are outside the tribe?
Tue, 18 Apr 2006 21:33:23 -0500This weeks news has been filled with another stupid thing to divide women. They call it the "Mommy Wars". Don't get caught up in this nonsense! We need to keep focused and keep supporting each other! This election, make your votes count, vote for women!
Wed, 12 Apr 2006 21:35:25 -0500The spring holiday's are upon us and year after year I wonder, as many do, what value there is in the specially designated foods and the leavening vs. un-leavening debate. Is it just another way to segregate, manipulate and oppress?
Tue, 11 Apr 2006 17:35:25 -0500What in the world would my dog need a picture ID card for? I'm having a little trouble with this one. It freaks me out that my vet would spend the time and money to do this. What is really going on here?
Tue, 11 Apr 2006 17:30:34 -0500The sleepy marsh is so beautiful. Even in the early spring before the marsh awakens it can lift your spirits and rejuvenate your body and mind. Take a day off sometimes, and remember why you are alive!
Wed, 05 Apr 2006 11:32:34 -0500Once a year, around my birthday, I take a look around my office and try to re-evaluate and weed through the junk...the good, the bad and the ugly.
Tue, 04 Apr 2006 20:47:34 -0500Dioramas, triboards and enormously involved school projects, most kids can't do them without help. Eventually, even with the help of a parent kids get bored and check out. For parents it's a tremendous amount of work just trying to keep the kids on task so the project gets completed. The real challenge is to have fun with it too!
Thu, 30 Mar 2006 18:22:34 -0500It's shocking but not really surprising. The behavior started long ago in our youth programs. We single out superstars, continually treat them as if they are "Special" and eventually they feel so empowered that they think they are above the law. The fact is that rape is a crime!
Wed, 29 Mar 2006 17:25:27 -0500From Little League all the way through High School we are sending a terrible message to our children. The dog eat dog mentality of youth sports is not fostering healthy minds or bodies. Perhaps it's time to rein in our school coaches, administrators and the mainly publicly funded programs that hurt our kids.
Tue, 28 Mar 2006 18:35:27 -0500The bickering continues, but on the surface the compromise on an immigration bill shows some real promise!
Mon, 27 Mar 2006 20:47:27 -0500Producing fake evidence to provoke an attack on a foreign country or planning to assassinate a head of state to overthrow his government is sleazy and criminal. What kind of man asks the favor of a foreign government to be an accomplice in such criminal behavior? What message are the United States and Great Britain sending to the world?
Tue, 21 Mar 2006 19:50:27 -0500Time is a funny thing. You never have enough of it or it drags along. Lately, life is passing at unprecedented speed. It's no wonder people are stressed out.
Mon, 20 Mar 2006 17:40:27 -0500Today is the Vernal Equinox. The beginning point in the year when the day and night are equal. Many interesting rituals revolve around the celebration of this annual event of birth and renewal.
Fri, 17 Mar 2006 20:14:27 -0500Who was St. Patrick? Why shamrocks? What's with Leprechauns, green beer and the parade? Here are some fun facts and legend surrounding the most widely celebrated religious holiday by non-catholics and catholics alike.
Wed, 15 Mar 2006 20:11:17 -0500Ever wondered what they heck the Ides of March was all about? Well, here's a little background that explains the story behind the infamous line in the William Shakespeare play Julius Caesar. File it under "Jeopardy trivia" for future reference.
Tue, 14 Mar 2006 20:11:17 -0500GPS has graduated from military use to tracking pets, and now people. Locally many towns have installed GPS systems to track their employees. The FCC mandated that by 2005 all cell phones must be fitted with GPS. What price are you willing to pay for security? Is the Fed manipulating us with F-E-A-R?
Mon, 13 Mar 2006 20:07:17 -0500Everything changes, nothing stays the same and that goes for us here at IronDove too. Pegasus has done an amazing job transforming this site into a very cool searchable, more interactive space for us to meet and share ideas. Stay tuned for stage 2. In the meantime, Thank You all for joining us thus far on this amazing journey of possibility!
Fri, 09 Mar 2006 08:42:17 -0500I was thinking about disease. In general, what is Dis-Ease? How have the old bastions of perceived authority affected our lives? Who is running the machine? Is the perceived authority of the machine causing the disease? Perhaps it's time for a new operating system. We have an infinite number of program choices, and our choices will affect our future and the future of our children. How exactly a new world paradigm, free of disease is to be birthed, depends on women.
Thu, 08 Mar 2006 08:42:17 -0500This, in my opinion, is religious fanaticism plain and simple. Abortion is a terrible heart wrenching decision, and a completely personal choice. Around the world women are subject to violations of the masculine principle on a regular basis. There are millions of cases each year where women become pregnant without so choosing. This is about a woman's right to self determination. Violence against women, rape and abortion are all integrally related.
Thu, 08 Mar 2006 08:32:17 -0500This is an assault against women and women's rights. It has been reported that over 300,000 woman have reported being raped last year. Only 39 percent of rapes and sexual assault are reported. Over 32,000 pregnancies result from rape every year, and that's only the ones that are reported. More than half of all rapes occur before the age of 18. In 2004 the CDC reported that 734,965 women were treated and released for acts of violence against women.
Wed, 07 Mar 2006 08:32:17 -0500South Dakota Govoner Mike Rounds signed into law the bill HB1215 which basically is the prohibition of any acts that would assist a woman in terminating an unwanted pregnancy and bans nearly all abortions in the state. This is an assult against women and women's rights. South Dakota has decided to be the first state in the United States to fight the fight. By enacting this legislation in direct conflict with the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in 1973. This is about a woman's right to self-determination.
Fri, 03 Mar 2006 22:42:17 -0500March is here and it's finally the end of the winter. It's the last few quiet moments before life begins anew. In the quite darknness of the warm spring earth lies the Golden Seed of your dreams. Get ready ... spring is almost here.
Fri, 03 Mar 2006 22:42:17 -0500The impending take over of six major United States Seaports is freaking people out. Here in New York, Congressman, Senators, the International Longshoreman's Association, the United States Coast Guard and civilians alike have expressed serious concern. Recent polls indicate that fifty eight percent of the country is opposed to the ports deal.
Fri, 03 Mar 2006 22:39:17 -0500The impending take over of six major United States Seaports is freaking people out. Here in New York, Congressman, Senators, the International Longshoreman's Association, the United States Coast Guard and civilians alike have expressed serious concern. Recent polls indicate that fifty eight percent of the country is opposed to the ports deal.
Fri, 03 Mar 2006 20:53:17 -0500The impending take over of six major United States Seaports is freaking people out. Here in New York, Congressman, Senators, the International Longshoreman's Association, the United States Coast Guard and civilians alike have expressed serious concern. Recent polls indicate that fifty eight percent of the country is opposed to the ports deal.
Wed, 01 Mar 2006 21:45:17 -0500This design was ridiculous from the very beginning. Since January 2004 family members, and New Yorkers have all expressed their great unhappiness with the selection. Why would the LMDC choose to leave us and our beloved city with some dank dark holes in the ground? This should be a beautiful cathedral built to hope. The World Trade Center should be replaced by The World Peace Center, a place of honor and renewal. Where the over 3000 souls from 92 countries can be remembered and celebrated. We need to build a place where our loved ones will shine and where the world will shine!
Mon, 27 Feb 2006 21:31:17 -0500When Clerics engage in violence, it seems to me, that they are no longer holy men. Abdulaziz al-Hakim is the most influential Shia Muslim leader in the Iraqi Parlament. He controls a militia of twenty thousand and my question is what in the world does a Cleric need with an army?
Fri, 24 Feb 2006 20:31:17 -0500Schedules can either make life run smoothly or can make life miserable. For working moms, school vacations and the constant rescheduling around other people's schedules can really get exhausting. It is no wonder women find it so hard to be taken seriously.
Fri, 24 Feb 2006 20:24:17 -0500Is it blasphemous to say that these old books don't serve us anymore and should be thrown in the garbage? Well, that's only if you think that they are sacred. Can something be sacred if it hurts and demoralizes half of the population of the planet?
Thu, 23 Feb 2006 21:40:01 -0500Growing pains don't have to be about suffering, sometimes they're really funny. They are always necessary and they are good for us.
Tue, 14 Feb 2006 18:11:01 -0500Creativity is so Inspiring! I Love it when people bring good energy and share it. The spiraling up of energy, that moving on a wavelength that grows, and multiplies the energy. It is really amazing. I got some of that energy and it so inspired me to continue to grow Peace. We can all grow the energy and grow Peace in our world. I am inspired today and I want to share that energy with you. Everyday I try to fill my heart with Love, Peace and Compassion and move my good energy out.
Tue, 14 Feb 2006 18:00:01 -0500When it comes to the situation with Hamas and Israel the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights offers guidance and common sense ideas and a starting point for negotiations. Shaira Law and the outrageous aggression towards women can and must be turned around in order for this world to know Peace. Women, supported by those men who are enlightened enough, brave enough and secure enough in themselves to see through the veil and embrace the beauty that a world including a full partnership of the feminine will bring.
Sat, 04 Feb 2006 15:47:41 -0500The State Of The Union is pretty apparent. A mother and a congressman's wife are removed from the people's house and one is arrested. Four peace activists are jailed on misdemeanor charges for an act of non-violent civil disobedience in 2003. After a jury voted 9-3 for acquittal they were later tried in Federal Court. Not since since the late sixties and early seventies has the government resorted to this type of behavior, suppression, and censorship. SPEAK OUT!
Sat, 04 Feb 2006 15:46:41 -0500The State Of The Union is pretty apparent. A mother and a congressman's wife are removed from the people's house and one is arrested. Four peace activists are jailed on misdemeanor charges for an act of non-violent civil disobedience in 2003. After a jury voted 9-3 for acquittal they were later tried in Federal Court. Not since since the late sixties and early seventies has the government resorted to this type of behavior, suppression, and censorship. SPEAK OUT!
Sat, 04 Feb 2006 15:45:41 -0500The State Of The Union is pretty apparent. A mother and a congressman's wife are removed from the people's house and one is arrested. Four peace activists are jailed on misdemeanor charges for an act of non-violent civil disobedience in 2003. After a jury voted 9-3 for acquittal they were later tried in Federal Court. Not since since the late sixties and early seventies has the government resorted to this type of behavior, suppression, and censorship. SPEAK OUT!
Tue, 01 Feb 2006 20:06:41 -0500Support Science and the free exchange of information! This year there are 33 Senate seats up for re-election. We need to give them all the boot, and institute some term limits because those entrusted to be our stand-ins are not doing their job. Our top Scientists are being threatened and censored, our liberties are under attack and these 'gentlemen and women' are patting each other on the back while our rights are being taken away.
Tue, 01 Feb 2006 20:05:41 -0500Dr. James E. Hansen, the Director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York has been threatened and is being censored by the Bush Administration. He told a University of Iowa audience 'In my more than three decades in government, I have never seen anything approaching the degree to which information flow from scientists to the public has been screened and controlled as it is now.'
Fri, 27 Jan 2006 08:11:41 -0500George Bush both Junior and Senior have a very close friendship and many mutual business dealings with Enron and Kenneth Lay. Finally, after over 4 years, the Enron trial begins. It will either be a rude awakening to America of the extent of corruption in our government, or it will be swept under the rug by the enormouns money and power of the Bush Dynasty.
Tues, 24 Jan 2006 21:38:41 -0500Predator Drones, Global Hawks, X45A prototype unmanned Remote controlled devices that can take pictures, send them back to Langley Virginia and drop satellite guided bombs on targets. Sometimes we hit specific targets and sometimes there is what the DOD terms as Collateral Damage. That is an antiseptic way of saying we killed innocents. We are sending these drones around the world and really pissing people off. Countries around the world and their people are hating Americans because our administration is behaving really badly with their high tech toys.
Sat, 21 Jan 2006 15:06:02 -0500Even though we have specific rights detailed by the Fourth Amendment of the Bill of Rights, this Administration thinks it is OK to eavesdrop on the American Public. The balance of power has become creepy and weird. The government has taken the position that with no meaningful judicial review any American citizen alleged to be an Enemy Combatant could be detained indefinitely without charges or council on the government's say so. First Yahoo, then Google and your international phone calls then your email and local phone calls. Where does it end?
Mon, 23 Jan 2006 22:11:07 -0500Three hundred years ago, the poet Matsuo Basho said Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old, seek what they sought. What did our Founding Fathers seek? Freedom from King George. Sound familiar? In 1776 our Declaration of Independence explained it like this. Whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Tue, 17 Jan 2006 19:59:02 -0500Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the first woman elected President in an African Country! She replaces a brutal war-lord and offers new hope to Liberia and to the African continent. I believe that women will be the change that brings about a more peaceful world, and I am encouraged that even though the United States is lagging behind, other countries are moving forward in a progressive way. This is Wonderful News!
Sun, 15 Jan 2006 12:31:02 -0500Friday the Thirteenth myths include stories about Kings, Popes, Warrior Monks, The Crusades, Women, Spirituality, Worship, The Knights Templar and Ancient Cultures. Is it really an unlucky day? Twenty one million people in the us suffer from an irrational fear of Friday the Thirteenth causing an estimated loss of revenue to business of nearly nine hundred million dollars. It may be more unlucky for women than men.
Thu, 12 Jan 2006 18:30:02 -0500Doing your 'Personal Best' is so important. I am always amazed by how many people are willing to do an adequate job; not a good job, not a bad job just an adequate job. It is frustrating on a personal level but when I see it happening in our government I really get discouraged. We have entrusted our politicians with great power and great responsibility and in such matters as the confirmation of Judge Alito I expect one hundred and ten percent from our representatives!
Wed, 11 Jan 2006 21:54:25 -0500We are flying all over the world, the boundaries and boarders of continents and countries and waters and things are so muddy and smudged. People connect from all over the world. Cultures connect from all over the world. It is such a global community now that some of the dogma and the precepts and the customs and things that were so important at a certain time and a certain place are just so irrelevant today. They don't work now and we need to find a new way to understand and relate to one another.