Saturday, June 30, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Pome from a Daddy's Girl
I used to climb in your lap
and say Daddy, don't be sad.
And you'd always smile and say
But you were. After you were
gone, Mama gave me some of your
war letters to me.
You worried about what we'd do
after the war, to the losers.
The only fight you ever got into
was trying to stop a neighbor from
flying us around by our arms --
afraid of dislocation.
And I remember the family of eight
you brought home to live with us for months
because they needed us to do that.
And the little boys you escorted
through the shop so they could sell
pop to the workers. And then you stayed
an hour later to make up the time.
After more than forty years,
I still miss you.
Posted by puddle at 6/17/2007 03:46:00 am
Saturday, June 16, 2007
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) - After a lifetime of brutal treatment, including walking on burning embers, Bulgaria's last three dancing bears will get to rest their paws at a mountain sanctuary, in an apparent end to the centuries-old performance tradition in the Balkans.
Activists on Friday bought the freedom of Mima, 8, Misho, 19, and Svetla, 17.A member of Bulgaria's Stanev gypsy family plays with the family owned 19-year-old male bear called Misho in their home yard in the village of Getsovo some 400 kms. (250 miles) east of the Bulgarian capital Sofia, Friday. "The three bears dubbed Misho, Svetla and Mima will not dance on hot surfaces anymore. (AP Photo/Petar Petrov)
Bulgaria is believed to have been the last country in the Balkans where dancing bears still performed, even though the practice was outlawed in 1993, when there were 20 to 30 such bears in the country.
The three bears will join another 20 brown bears on Mount Rila at a 12-hectare sanctuary for former dancing bears about 180 kilometres south of Sofia.
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Posted by puddle at 6/16/2007 11:26:00 pm
Friday, June 15, 2007
Julie wants to meet 26 people.
Julie wants to have complete control over cross-domain connections for the farm
Julie wants to prove herself
Julie says she just wanted to enslave him and ultimately got bored.
Julie wants to do everything she can to help you spend more time with your family
Julie Wants No Gender.
Julie wants to forget all about Neil. To do that and start a new life, she comes to Mumbai where she stays with Dinky, her childhood friend. ...
Julie wants attention ...
Julie wants to come with us
JULIE wants to return to her roots
Julie wants the little children to grow up to be big and strong, ...
Posted by puddle at 6/15/2007 05:52:00 pm
An aside on food insanity. I just read the article in this week's New York Times Magazine on Raw Foodism, and so this is no amazing observation, but Jesus Christ!! Two things strike me about this unfathomably ignorant trend. The first is, how male it is somehow, how Fast and Furious. "You're a vegan. Big fucking deal -- I don't heat my food. Take that!" And wow, the power of self-righteousness. The guy says he's never felt so good -- well, yeah, because nothing feels better than being better than everybody else. And the third thing is -- yeah, I decided I had three points -- My God, how sad. There is precious little comfort in this world. Why take food, one of the very few simple comforts, and turn it into an obstacle? Why rob yourself of one of the few honest pleasures you'll ever know?
Posted by puddle at 6/15/2007 10:12:00 am
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
your teacher sent the hawk feather
straight to your heart
and the hawk reached down
and plucked a breast feather,
And when I find your place
Will drop them in,
om mani padme hung
Posted by puddle at 6/12/2007 03:18:00 pm
Gift of a Feather
you needed flight
free as the red tail
is it as you imagined?
the gentle breeze that lifts
in spring it is a transcient thing
we are all such
and wishing much
settle for the glimpse
you might have this one from the blog but it fits your mood?
11:21 AM, June 11, 2007
Posted by puddle at 6/12/2007 12:28:00 am
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Last couple of days have been toughies, to say the least.
I've told Godde that I wish to come home. She simply sez, Not yet. So I must abide.
Looking for pictures to post in lieu of words found a wonderful website, full of wisdom, and wonderful pictures. And copyrighted up the kazoo. The insistence on copyright in total opposition to everything the website is supposedly about, lol! I tried to email the owner to point this out, but those links don't work.
Posted by puddle at 6/10/2007 03:55:00 pm