Sacramento's Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary used my photo and words as part of a campaign to promote volunteering in our community. Happy Tails published the following picture and short statement in their quarterly…Continue
Now this is promising.. They don't know yet if there is going to be a Tsunami or not. Must have been underfunded, how nice. -Ric
Added by Ric Tresa on July 31, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments
When I was a teen, I didn't know my father. He was always in the family I just had my own take on who he was. It turned out that I was wrong. Like so many men of his generation he was bound by society to be a "man". He fought not only as a soldier in Europe during the second world war but as a 16 year old he lied about his age and joined the merchant marine and served in the Pacific theater as well. He was the youngest of 8 siblings. He was always trying to make himself into what the…Continue
Sometimes you encounter a magical place in your life that you have seen somewhere before. Was it in your dreams or did you read about it in books? As soon as I walked into the courtyard and spied the mishmash of joined buildings I knew I had been here before. Enjoy- as maybe you have been there too!
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Like I posted before, my parents grave, (and 25 others) was broken into and robbed of the things my sister and I had placed inside. It makes me sick, inside, to think some pawnshop has her jewelry or perhaps somebodies mother or girlfriend is wearing my mother's jewelry. My sister is devastated.
This is a letter she wrote to her local…Continue
Prayer rocks, stacking stones, wishing stones
I've seen this practice done many times in the strangest locations. It wasn't until we stopped at the Dennis Weaver Memorial in Ridgeway Co, last year, while Geocaching did I finally understand the meaning behind it. There is even a Facebook page for this.…
I can almost hear them
down in the basement
across the street
Almost hear them.
I know who they…Continue
After landing in Aruba, we were engulfed by humidity, but cooled by a steady breeze from the prevailing trade winds. Most people would recoil to the sultry heat, but I welcomed the rich moisture which vaporizes on our skin back in Colorado. After arriving at our hotel, I sauntered through the open-air lobby to check out the grounds and was struck by the intensity of vibrant color from the coconut palms, flowering bushes, and azure blue ocean water. It was set off…Continue
I think Martin Scorsese is one of our greatest rock documentarians. The Last Waltz filmed The Band at their last concert, Shine a Light followed The Rolling Stones, No Direction Home profiled Bob Dylan, and now I am eagerly anticipating the upcoming documentary called George Harrison: Living in the Material World. It will debut on HBO on October 5-6, 2011. Scorsese spent the past four years making the…Continue
Added by Carole L. Carson on July 28, 2011 at 11:42pm — No Comments
I began my morning, finding this video on the Tube. It pulled at my heart, I am telling you.
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Sometimes you wonder if things really happen or if they are tales by revisionists hoping to make a story more spectacular. When a huge storm passed through Lanark County a month ago something happened that people still question and talk about. I heard the story a few times and the words…Continue
Tomorrow my husband and I celebrate our 33rd anniversary. It is the first year we will not be together since I am traveling to a family wedding. In looking back over the years there are so many moments that have defined our marriage, enhanced it, or were just plain fun. So, John, this one is for you. Happy anniversary. I love you.
1978 We married. I was very young, many thought it would never last. The joke is on them, most of whom…Continue
A Tale of Two Amy's
While you were sleeping, reports starting coming in that Amy Winehouse's family believes she died from a massive seizure. Hate to admit I actually read Perez Hilton, but three days ago he reported her friends were saying the same thing.…Continue