Category: P is for…


A beautiful book of moving and intelligent poetry.

This book, by Christy Birmingham, will be available Monday, 15Jul13, exclusively at Redmund Pro.

Trust me, this woman can write some powerful poetry!

C is for… Christy Birmingham
P is for… Pathways to Illumination
R is for… Redmund Productions

Get the book HERE.

Pooooor Paula…

Sung to the tune of “Hey Paula” by Paul and Paula @ 1963… this was one of my first ever REALLY favorite songs (meaning I wore out the 45rpm).
I still really like it (though I’ve long since discarded the 45 AND the turntable)!

Pooooooor Paula…

she wants to butter me….

hey hey (backup singers in the background on the count of a 7 and an 8)

Poor Poor Paula

she got fired and she’s so sad!

She’s waited so long
to be such a star,
how can they treat her so unkind…

Pooooooor Paula…

she wants to butter me….

hey hey (backup singers in the background on the count of a 7 and an 8)

Poor Poor Paula

’twas the best job she ever had…!

Those meanies at FN
they were so unfair…
she probably said “it” when she was nine!

Poor, Poor Paula…
Hey hey, poor, poor Paula…
Don’t cry Paula…
were you really that bad…
Paula… I can’t cry more tears for you…

Today.com: A tearful Paula with Matt

ok, now it’s your turn…
write another verse or refrain in your comment, please…
let’s see how creative and funny we can be!

:)

“Ready to kick off the first full week of May? Here’s a little political satire from Pulitzer prize winner Mark Fiore to settle your weekend…

NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels has the story, produced in conjunction with KQED San Francisco’s art program “Spark.”

ACTOR: From New York to San Francisco comes word across the wires of a — a — a Pulitzer on the Mark? What’s the story, ink-stained Fiore?”
Read more…

M is for… Mark
F is for…  Fiore
P is for … Pulitzer

More on Mark Fiore

#MarkFiore #animatedpoliticalsatire #Pulitzerprize

Here’s another book that was recently released with the launch of Redmund Pro. It is THE GIRL IN
THE IRON LUNG
by Gail Thornton.

I think it is a great read and an excellent memoir!

GIRL THE THE IRON LUNG
By Gail Thornton
Reviewed by Janet Russell

To a five year old child, the world is all defined in absolutes. There are no degrees of any feelings, no combination of some of this and some of that, to make life less scary.
Now imagine you have become that child. You see the world through her eyes and all of this awful stuff is happening to you. That’s what happened to me, as soon as I started reading The Girl in the Iron Lung.

IRON LUNG

IRON LUNG

I became the young child whose limbs would not now do what they are supposed to do. I panicked, trying to get to my parents’ room, because I knew that they would know what to do.
But my parents are afraid too. I can hear it in their voices as they hurry to get coated up for a night drive to the hospital. My parents take me to a large scary building where people dressed in white are looking down at me. Suddenly I’m being rushed down the hall on this rolling bed and taken into a room with many of these big clunky machines. I see little

IRON LUNG

IRON LUNG

kids heads poking out of these machines, but that is all I see of the kids.
And I was left there in the clutches of this big loud machine that swallows me up. What could be worse?
Well, perhaps the fear that you have become defective and your parents have traded you in for a daughter that works right. That can walk and reach out and show how worthy you are of their love.
You barely have an idea of what life is all about, much less the loneliness, the despair, the fear, the knowledge that you have this awful thing called polio.
Suddenly you are thrust into a world where your parents seem to be afraid and mad at you at the same time. Where other adults display their quirks in doses so large, sometimes you really can’t take it.
Gail relays this true story so well, the story becomes not just about Gail, but about you, as well.
There were nightly exercises that hurt so much, but she knew would make her walk. There were the special clothes she had to wear that helped keep her back straight. Every day she needed the help of Mommy and Daddy to get dressed.

LEARNING TO WALK

LEARNING TO WALK

Finally came the excitement of preparing for school. After all her hard work, Gail was certain she would be riding the bus to school just like the other kids real soon.
And then more disappointment, as she realized she would not be taking the bus with the other kids. And still more when she would fall at school and even sometimes had to ask for help.
Soon, though, Gail became the triumphant young lady who not only had accomplished so much, but also had learned the skill of looking back and realizing how far she had come!
And that is what makes this book such a compelling read. It’s a coming of age story, not of a young adult. Of a child of 5 who learns real quick, and usually the hard way, what it means to grow up and take charge of her own life.
The author and I are contemporaries, yet I never had to experience any of this terrible sickness of the first half of the twentieth century, polio. Now I realize how lucky I was!

I HIGHLY recommend this book!! Especially to those who might feel the vaccine unnecessary, or

JONAS SALK GIVING VACCINE ON TV WHILE CHILD WATCHES

JONAS SALK GIVING VACCINE ON TV WHILE CHILD WATCHES

are wondering if they should give the polio vaccine to their children.
I’m sure glad I got my vaccination before polio got me!! The vaccine only came available in the 50′s, thanks to Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin.
Gail also addresses the international project to eradicate this virus and provides excellent statistics that show the progress of this endeavor.

At the same time, Gail released another book, THE REGRET OF A FLOWER, a book of lovely poetry.
I haven’t read this book yet, but having found her to be skilled as a writer, I am very much looking forward to it!! Below is a link to Red’s interview of Gail relating to THE REGRET OF A FLOWER!
:)

RELATED:

PubMedHealth: poliomyelitis
CDC Global Health: Polio
M3: Interveiw with Gail Thornton about, THE REGRET OF A FLOWER
Image from the following websites (no copyright infringement intended; if you own rights, plz contact me):
Wikipedia: Negative Pressure Ventilator
NPR: How We Wiped Out Polio

G is for…. Gail
T is for Thornton
P is for… polio

Good Monday to y’all… hope your weekend was pleasurable and /or productive…

This was blogged by a friend and after I watched it, it really did make me think… about where we’re headed, where we are… where we might end up…

and it was really quite well done, IMO!!!

I just thought it worth sharing and thinking about…

especially for a Monday…. something to ponder for the week…

enjoy…

another multi-topia concept..
:)

Be the Peace…

Greetings, all…

A friend has shared the following in a journal post on his wonderful DA site.  The title of his journal, in blue below is a link to his actual journal. In the interest of global peace and harmony, I have linked you to it.

‘Be the Peace’ Meditation Hour

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 20, 2012, 7:19 AM

by Kancano

Hi everybody, this journal has the purpose to both inspire and invite you to join in one of the largest globally-synchronized meditation and prayer events in history! In celebration of the International Day of Peace, hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals worldwide will join together as One for a worldwide “Be The Peace” event. “Be The Peace” will feature public meditation/prayer events in over 380 cities worldwide from Friday, September 21st, 2012
6:00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m. in local time zones, creating a profound planetary wave of peace. For more information about the Global “Be the Peace” event please visit [link].
At the end of the “word” part of his journal Kancano composed a lovely photo montage, so I hope you will journey over to see it.
Also, Kancano shares the link to BeThePeace which is the source for information on this event for Friday, 09/21/2012, International Day of Peace.
I hope you take a moment to read about this worldwide event/wave and possibly feel/experience the spirituality as the peaceful energy moves through your own part of the world.
Metta love to you all, and thanks for stopping in…
Namaste…
:)
PS If I try real hard, mayhaps I can publish my FridayFractalFeature during the specified hour of my local time. I have a feeling that sharing my fractal inspirations might be a fruitful contribution to the international energy of peace.
;)
B is for BeThePeace
M is for Metta love
P is for Peace

This is making some email rounds lately… I couldn’t resist sharing – especially for those of us still in the fiery throes of summer/Hades , this is actually quite refreshing, considering the weather in Moscow at the time… Title is my own!!!

enjoy…

Filed under:

P is for… Putin
F is for… flash mob
M is for…  Moscow

:=)

Our Echoing Love

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:)

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Panspermia…

Just sharing a few thoughts that whisped through my mind as I listened to this genius of a man (IMHO), in his uber passionate style, describe a “fascinatingly disturbing thought…” that keeps him awake at night… Will it keep you awake at night, as well?

higgs-boson, planck length, panspermia, astrophysics, grok, UFO’s, religion, evolution, gamma rays, super massive black holes, stardust, Carl Sagan, nebulae, big bang (if we’re so smart, how come we have such a stupid name for the beginning of everything?), neurotheology, Hubble, Challenger, Apollo, Hawking, pineal gland, dopamine, bath salts, Pluto, asteroid belt, amoeba, entropy, quark, LHC, Robert Heinlen, magnetetosphere, F=G (m_1 m_2)/r^2, Schroedinger…

Finally, just a little something that had me a’pondering…

Related/interesting URL’s:
Cosmic Ancestry
Scientific American: “Did Life Come from Another World?”
Big Think: “Is the Human Brain Hardwired for God?”
Ha! Tea ‘n’ Danger: Science!
Nade in the Kitchen: “Couscous and Mango filled Avacados”
Buddhakat “Size matters…” via Science Based Life: The Universe is Gargantuan via Numbersleuth: Magnifying the Universe
Dotty Headbanger: “Hypomania”
Ha! Tea ‘n’ Danger: Stupid Design
BuddhaKat: Bradbury
NASA: Commercial Space Exploration

Places…

I have been in many places, but I’ve never been in Cahoots. Apparently, you can’t go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone.

I’ve also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there.

I have, however, been in Sane. They don’t have an airport; you have to be driven there. I have made several trips there, thanks to my friends, family, and work.

I’ve been at a crossroad, probably many.

I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump, and I’m not too much on physical activity anymore.

I have also been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go, and I try not to visit there too often.

I’ve been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm.

I’ve never been in Visible. I guess magicians go there, like now you see me, now you don’t.

Sometimes I’m in Capable, and I go there more often as I’m getting older.

One of my favorite places to be is in Suspense! It really gets the adrenalin flowing and pumps up the old heart! At my age I need all the stimuli I can get!

I may have been in Continent, but I don’t remember what country I was in. It’s an age thing.

And, sometimes I think I am in Vincible but life shows me I am not.

People keep telling me I’m in Denial but I’m positive I’ve never been there before!

I have been in Deep shi+ many times and the older I get, the easier it is to get there.

I have been in Trouble many times. The older I get, the easier it is to get there.

Nor have I ever been in The DogHouse.

I’ve heard of this place, but I’ve never been in Coherent.

PLEASE DO YOUR PART! Share this with at least one unstable person. My job is done!

Life is too short for negative drama and petty things. So laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly! And don’t forget to laugh at your problems. Everyone else does.

From one unstable person to another, I hope everyone is happy in your head. We’re all doing pretty good in mine!

My advice? Stay out of Debt!

as seen here and here and here and here, many other places on the interweb, in my brain, and finally in my email inbox at least 3 times this month…
hope you enjoy, even if you HAVE seen it before…
:)

g’day, mates

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