Thursday, November 25, 2010
Close enough to Christmas
Let’s make a wish list
I’ll start with a little eggnog
Share a peace pipe with the Wampanoag
Play a little tune on a windpipe
Take a hayride if you like
I know a place we can hike or ride to
My spirit doyen, Bear, can guide you
It’s never been trespassed it’s so new
The water is so blue
And after two we can start our celebration
The one planned by our communal delegations
To improve intercultural relations
Just please, the rules, remember these
No guns, no arrows, no knives
Only husbands, small children, and wives
Sit down at the table with Carver
Bring the meat carver
We slew the beast for a mutual feast
Make sure everyone gets a piece
Share mutual peace
Sunday, November 21, 2010
So, where did the smiley emoticon come from; who invented it? Who invented the smiley face, that cheery little face you see all over your computer and cell phone? Was it some sage whose name has been forgotten through the ages? Well let's examine the facts and discover the truth.
It has been long accepted that Mr. Harvey Ball created this symbol. He worked in advertising and came-up with it in a public relations campaign. Harvey R. Ball, whose simple drawing of a smiling face on a yellow background became a cultural icon, that still lives on after his death in 2001. His icon has been credited with bringing joy to millions of people, but I wonder is there another person that should be considered for this honor? Ball, first drew this design in 1963, so...we need to find out if it appears somewhere prior to this date? Well let's examine the facts.
Ball, who co-owned an advertising and public relations firm in Worcester, designed the Smiley Face in 1963 to boost the morale of workers in two recently merged insurance companies. Well I'm all out of facts and besides I don't want to overwhelm you with statistics, so here is my reveal.
King Solomon, a man credited with great wisdom, many proverbs, and poems, may also add this to his list of accomplishments. In 1 Kings 8:41-43, Solomon is discussing the house(temple) he built for God and says, “Moreover concerning a stranger, that is not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for thy name's sake; (For they shall hear of thy great name, and of thy strong hand, and of thy stretched out arm;) when he shall come and pray toward this house; Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for: that all people of the earth may know thy name, to fear thee, as do thy people Israel; and that they may know that this house, which I have builded, is called by thy name.” I submit to you that Solomon clearly smiles as he discusses the strong and all powerful hand of God! He truly was a wise man...
Well, here's one for you Solomon :)
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Dreaming is a form of mental activity, different from waking thought. Dreaming occurs during sleep. The process of dream activity has been characterized by many clinical and laboratory studies. These studies show that dreams are more perceptual than conceptual. Things are seen and heard rather than thought. It should be no surprise then for you to discover that adults spends 25% of their nights sleep dreaming, but newborn children spend as much as 50% of sleep time, dreaming. You’ve heard it many times before but I’ll tell you again, “unless we begin to perceive as babes we will never reach our true potential.”(Matthew 18:3) The trials of life slowly drain dreams from our minds. We cannot submit to the apparent futility of dreaming. A dreamer must have extraordinary vision complemented by the drive to achieve his goals. Children are pardoned from any responsibility concerning the implementation of their dreams because they do not have the ability to act on them. But what of those that have the ability but choose not to act. There is no forgiveness for a person that wastes talent. I can tell you from experience that I now have less talents than I once had because of my refusal to use them.(I still have more than enough though.) Each of us is special and we should endeavor with all available strength to use these gifts to the best of our capability.
A dreamer is someone that tries to achieve all hatched possible positive outcomes. He is an explorer not affected or blinded by the sarcasms of ordinary men. His idealism makes him a man of vision. One who boldly tempts fate and dismisses the scorn of lesser men. I’m reminded of a story. There was an old sheep dog that through experience learned of the softness of hay because his first duty was the care of sheep. With age he cared less about the sheep and more about his sleep. His lack of vision caused the farmer to have him replaced. The old dog could not eat the hay but he was not about to let the sheep eat his bed. It is laziness that finds many of us in later years. We know our job and responsibility but the wisdom of experience is replaced by shortcuts and the tricks learned through experience. In life there are always those who have the keys of knowledge and refuse to use them. They will always stand in the way of your nourishment and not allow you to feed. The “Old Dog” can’t eat the hay and will not allow anyone else to eat either. (Luke 11:52) The elder statesman is always replaced with a younger hound. The youthful apprentice is relentless, full of energy, and not set in his ways. However the “Old Dog’s” wisdom should be exploited because there is much that he can teach the humble young pup if he so chooses.
We must take steps in life to follow our dreams if not the title of “Dreamer” quickly becomes a curse.
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