Saturday, April 30, 2011


jpr: My bushes show no life as yet. The wild jagger bush has sprouts of green leaf.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Roses by George Eliot

You love the roses - so do I. I wish
The sky would rain down roses, as they rain
From off the shaken bush. Why will it not?
Then all the valley would be pink and white
And soft to tread on. They would fall as light
As feathers, smelling sweet; and it would be
Like sleeping and like waking, all at once!

jpr: Amen!

secretary's day

Always be nice to secretaries. They are the real gatekeepers in the world.
~~Anthony J. D'Angelo

Monday, April 25, 2011

secretary pay

General ….. $20-30 thousand
Executive…..$30-50 thousand
Legal ……….. $35-56 thousand
Medical………..$24-33 thousand

The above are national averages.
In most cases the pay increase is cost of living only.

jpr: They are due some respect!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

song "The Easter Parade"

Music: Irving Berlin
Lyrics: Irving Berlin

Never saw you look quite so pretty before
Never saw you dressed quite so lovely what's more
I could hardly wait to keep our date this lovely Easter morning
And my heart beat fast as I came through the door

For In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it
You'll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade

I'll be all in clover and when they look you over
I'll be the proudest fellow in the Easter parade

On the Avenue
Fifth Avenue
The photographers will snap us
And you'll find that you're
In the rotogravure

Oh, I could write a sonnet about your Easter bonnet
And of the girl I'm taking to the Easter parade

Easter Day by Oscar Wilde

The silver trumpets rang across the Dome:
The people knelt upon the ground with awe:
And borne upon the necks of men I saw,
Like some great God, the Holy Lord of Rome.
Priest-like, he wore a robe more white than foam,
And, king-like, swathed himself in royal red,
Three crowns of gold rose high upon his head:
In splendour and in light the Pope passed home.
My heart stole back across wide wastes of years
To One who wandered by a lonely sea,
And sought in vain for any place of rest:
'Foxes have holes, and every bird its nest.
I, only I, must wander wearily,
And bruise my feet, and drink wine salt with tears.'

jpr: This is a redo but I love the thing!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Dinosaurs (TV Series 1991–1994)

Dinosaurs follows the life of a family of dinosaurs, living in a modern world. They have TV's, fridges, etc. The only humans around are caveman, who are viewed as pets and wild animals. It was produced by Michael Jacobs Productions and Jim Henson.

jpr: Love it..very funny. Available on netfix.

Easter by Saint John of Damascus

Now let the heavens be joyful,
Let earth her song begin:
Let the round world keep triumph,
And all that is therein;
Invisible and visible,
Their notes let all things blend,
For Christ the Lord is risen
Our joy that hath no end.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497.

~~Warren Buffett

Monday, April 18, 2011


Women are made to be loved, not understood.
-- Oscar Wilde

Sunday, April 17, 2011


"Do you not know I am a woman? when I think, I must speak."

~William Shakespeare, As You Like It

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Easter by Joyce Kilmer

The air is like a butterfly
With frail blue wings.
The happy earth looks at the sky
And sings.

Friday, April 15, 2011


I was on horse back in the farm lands looking for bigfoot signs when these rainbows appeared. I have three or four of them stacked up there abouts.

Yeah, briefly saw some creature in the distance that was definitely large and human like but too far out of my camera's range.


Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
Pope John Paul II

jpr: A needed redo!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

More Dumb answers

"I'm not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the president." -- Hillary Clinton commenting on the release of subpoenaed documents

"China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese." -- Former French President Charles De Gaulle


can you place this scene?

Hint: Not Florida, Texas, Nevada, Oregon or parts near there!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

More Dumb answers

"Researchers have discovered that chocolate produces some of the same reactions in the brain as marijuana. The researchers also discovered other similarities between the two, but can't remember what they are." -- Matt Lauer on NBC's Today show, August 22

"Half this game is ninety percent mental." -- Philadelphia Phillies manager Danny Ozark

Monday, April 11, 2011

kids poem

Oh what some __sadness give us
When ___us and they _ __ that haloween______ ________ed
All_opened wrappers_on snickers that mothers ___ feared might make one________dead _____Anxious____ and on your __word_______ I _did not pan________ic
So now when_we our stomach is not __pumped _______ for ___sickness__ or __cure___
Our weary _______ ___story____ry __now___recal___ls.

jpr: this entry was taken at a prison for junvenille murders in sicily.

dumb answers

Question: If you could live forever, would you and why?
Answer: "I would not live forever, because we should not live forever, because if we were supposed to live forever, then we would live forever, but we cannot live forever, which is why I would not live forever." -- Miss Alabama in the 1994 Miss USA contest

"Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can't help but cry. I mean I'd love to be skinny like that but not with all those flies and death and stuff." -- Mariah Carey

Sunday, April 10, 2011

who am I?

Born Suzanne Georgette Charpentier14 July 1907La Varenne Saint Hilaire, Val-de-Marne, France
Died 18 September 1996 (aged 89)Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Years active 1927–1954
Spouse Albert Sorre (m. 1930–1932) (his death) 1 child
Jean Murat (m. 1934–1938)(divorced)
Tyrone Power (m. 1939–1948)(divorced)


Green Christmas, white Easter ~
German Proverb

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Easter by Edmund Spenser

MOST glorious Lord of Lyfe! that, on this day,
Didst make Thy triumph over death and sin;
And, having harrowd hell, didst bring away
Captivity thence captive, us to win:
This joyous day, deare Lord, with joy begin;
And grant that we, for whom thou diddest dye,
Being with Thy deare blood clene washt from sin,
May live for ever in felicity!

And that Thy love we weighing worthily,
May likewise love Thee for the same againe;
And for Thy sake, that all lyke deare didst buy,
With love may one another entertayne!
So let us love, deare Love, lyke as we ought,
--Love is the lesson which the Lord us taught.

what the fudge??

Political Aptitude Test
This test consists of one (1) multiple-choice question (so you better get it right!)
Here's a list of the countries that the U.S. has bombed since the end of World War II, compiled by historian William Blum:
China 1945-46
Korea 1950-53
China 1950-53
Guatemala 1954
Indonesia 1958
Cuba 1959-60
Guatemala 1960
Congo 1964
Peru 1965
Laos 1964-73
Vietnam 1961-73
Cambodia 1969-70
Guatemala 1967-69
(Thailand 1968-69 covertly)
Grenada 1983
Libya 1986
El Salvador 1980s
Nicaragua 1980s
Panama 1989
Iraq 1991-99
Sudan 1998
Afghanistan 1998
Yugoslavia 1999
does not included after 2000
Libya 2nd time
Somalia (covertly?)

In how many of these instances did a democratic government, respectful of human rights, occur as a direct result? Choose one of the following:

a) 0
b) zero
c) none
d) not a one
e) zip
f) a whole number between -1 and +1

Friday, April 8, 2011


~ He who wants Lent to seem short should contract a debt to be repaid at Easter ~
Italian Proverb


And he departed from our sight that we might return to our heart, and there find Him. For He departed, and behold, He is here.
St. Augustine

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

some wit

Two loves I have, of comfort and despair,
Which like two spirits do suggest me still;
The better angel is a man right fair
The worser spirit a woman colour'd ill.


pre easter joy


No more night. No more pain.
No more tears. Never crying again.
And praises to the great "I AM."
We will live in the light of the risen Lamb.


~~ Walt Harrah

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Mississippi Land Bubble

John Law was a Scot and economist before his time. he established the first central bank (France) that issued paper money.

Law exaggerated the wealth of Louisiana with an effective marketing scheme, which led to wild speculation on the shares of the company in 1719. The scheme was to have the success of the Mississippi Company combine investor fervor and the wealth of its Louisiana prospects into a sustainable joint-trading company. The popularity of company shares were such that they sparked a need for more paper bank notes, and when shares generated profits, the investors were paid out in paper bank notes.

In 1720, the bank and company were united and Law was appointed Controller General of Finances to attract capital. Law's pioneering note-issuing bank was successful until the French government was forced to admit that the number of paper notes being issued by the Banque Royale were not equal to the amount of metal coinage it held.
The "bubble" burst at the end of 1720, when opponents of the financier attempted en masse to convert their notes into precious metal, forcing the bank to stop payment on its paper notes. By the end of 1720, Law was dismissed from his positions by Philippe d'Orléans, regent of France for Louis XV. Law then fled France for Belgium.