Money: If You Miss The Bus, Don’t Miss The Plane.

Wise Counsel

You might just be wondering why the title is not the other round.
It’s simple. I was with a very good friend who had to submit some assignments before taking a trip. Submitting the assignment meant that she would be at her school around the regular time that buses take of for the destination of her intended trip and proceed with the trip afterwards.
I stood by her as she went through the rigors of completing the assignment. I also went along with her to the school to make the submission. Upon arrival, we discovered that submission of the same assignment had been postponed by one week. This was interesting, although a little bit annoying.
It was then time for her to pack her bags and head to the park where she would make the trip from. I left her to go home and pick up her bags for the…

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Seed of Light Award

My good friend Dr. Rex  has nominated me for this lovely award

The Seed of Light Award 

An Award for blogs that inspire creativity, nature, connection,
communication and beauty … Pass it On!”

~~What is a seed?~~

seed is an embryonic plant enclosed in a protective outer covering called the seed coat, usually with some stored food. It is the product of the ripened ovule which occurs after fertilization and some growth within the mother plant. The formation of the seed completes the process of reproduction in seed plants (started with the development of flowers and pollination), with the embryo developed from the zygote and the seed coat from the integuments of the ovule.

All seeds are different size, shape and colors.

A seed is the beginning. It has promise of creation, growth and impending greatness. 

A seed has a great responsibility. It carries the weight of a plant, a tree and forest on it’s shoulders. 

“Seed can have many definitions. When I think of seed being used any other way than as the reproductive structures in plants, I think of a new beginning. Many different types of seeds can be planted or “sown”. They can be planted in the ground to produce food, they can be used to impregnate a woman to produce babies, or seeds can be planted in an individual or a group as an idea.

Seeds represent the very beginning of all life. I think that seeds are one of the most amazing things that happen in this world. It is hard to imagine that something as tiny as they are, can produce something as large as they do. 

When we think of the word seed, we usually think of those little things that we stick in our garden, with great hopes that in time that seed will transform into some kind of fruit, vegetable, or beautiful flower. A seed  can be used as a metaphor for spiritual birth or spiritual growth.

“The seed will grow well (people will continue to grow), the vine will yield its fruit (people will blossom and grow spiritually), the ground will produce its crops (the people will multiply), and the heavens will drop their dew (the heavens will provide the nourishment that the people will need to keep growing and prosper). I will give all these things as an inheritance to the remnant of this people.”


~~”Shaping the future”~~

The very same way that a “real” seed has these many responsibilities, so do we. 

As bloggers and presenters of information, news, topics, points of view, we are somehow shaping/educating/influencing the minds of readers and followers. We are in a privileged position.


Thank the person who nominated you.

Nominate at least 5 blogs and provide links to their blogs.

Notify the nominees of their nominations.

  1. Crowing Crone Joss
  2. Dani Lynn
  3. Al
  4. MirrorObscura
  5. Brenda

Award for Love and Kindnesss

I want to thank Eric at Hunt4Truth for nominating me for this award, which I created some time ago to celebrate the love and kindness in the world.  I am so pleased that he enjoyed the award so much, and took it to heart.  It warms me that he felt that the Award is worthwhile and that he thinks enough of me to send it back to me.  Eric is one of the bloggers who has shown me kindness, with his loving words of support and friendship and I appreciate him — and his blog — very much. As I said when I created this award: award.LoveAndKindness“It is important for us to remember that we are One Family living in One World; we are Sisters and Brothers, no matter how we look, what culture we live in, what religion we practice or who we love.  In many ways, blogging removes some of the obvious barriers between us, and helps bring those of us from all walks of life, ethnicity, creed, colors and ideals together as One Family,” said Barbara. The Rules:

  1. Share an act of kindness another blogger has done for you.
  2. Thank the person who nominated you for the award, and link back to  their blog
  3. Nominate those bloggers whom you feel practice Kindness and Love — you choose how many!

My Nominees for The Award for Love and Kindness are:

  1. NadineMikhael
  2. Petrel41
  3. Belsbror
  4. PaulMillitaru (portofoliu)
  5. IIthinks
  6. bunnyslippers

Versatile Blogger Award


Moorbey nominated me for this award, and I appreciate his thoughtfulness, and his friendship, more than I can say.

Risty  has also  kindly nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award.  I thank Risty very much for the kind nomination, and for sharing such an interesting an eclectic blog with us!

The Versatile Blogger Award is given to blogs considered to have good quality of writing, good photography, and for the uniqueness of their posts, and I feel extraordinarily honored to be a recipient.

In order to accept this award, you have to:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Link to the person’s blog
  3. Nominate 15 people for the award and tell them
  4. Write 7 facts about yourself

Thank you so much for the nomination!


  1. HeavenHappens
  2. Chess
  3. jmsabbagh
  4. PurpleRaysBlog
  5. Cassidy Frazee
  6. The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap
  7. TheEye-Dancers
  8. costel Onofras
  9. SoupToNuts
  10. ShaunyNews
  11. Kyangel17
  12. Scottishmomus
  13. Cindy Knoke
  14. ivonprefontaine
  15. Inavukic
  16. MichelleMarie
  17. IForLife
  18. Eurobrat
  19. Addison’s Waves of Green
  20. HerLadyPinkRose

7 Facts about Myself

  1. I like milk chocolate and white chocolate
  2. Baseball is my favorite sport
  3. I love going to Cleveland Indians games
  4. Irises are my favorite flower
  5. My favorite color is red
  6. I love to read non-fiction
  7. I hate winter

Japanese government exports Fukushima to Turkey, United Arab Emirates

This is the most important Earth Day blog I have seen. Please watch this.

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video is called The Thyroid Cancer Hotspot Devastating Fukushima’s Child Survivors.

From the Japan Times:

Exports that defy reason

April 20, 2014

Following an April 4 “yes” vote by the Lower House, the Upper House on Friday approved civilian nuclear accords Japan has signed with Turkey and the United Arab Emirates to enable the export of Japanese equipment and technology for nuclear power generation to them.

The big question, though, is why a country that suffered a disaster at a nuclear power plant (which remains ongoing) three years ago would choose to push the export of nuclear power plants — and especially to countries that are prone to earthquakes, like Turkey. It is deplorable from moral and other viewpoints that the Abe administration treats the export of nuclear power equipment and technology as a pillar in its economic growth strategy. Japan concluded similar nuclear accords…

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