Wednesday, October 31, 2012

navy seal insignia

 Navy Special Warfare Trident insignia worn by qualified U.S. Navy SEALs. Navy SEALs are named after the environment in which they operate, the Sea, Air, and Land, and are the foundation of Naval Special Warfare combat forces.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

My Lagan Love

Where Lagan stream sings lullaby
There blows a lily fair
The twilight gleam is in her eye
The night is on her hair
And like a love-sick lennan-shee
She hath my heart in thrall
No life I owe no liberty
With love is lord of all.
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And sometimes when the beetle's horn
Hath lulled the eve to sleep
I steal unto her shieling lorn
And thru the dooring peep.
There on the cricket's singing stone, 
She stirs the bogwood fire, 
And hums in soft sweet undertones
The song of heart's desire

Trditional Irish song where the River Lagan runs through Belfast.

Sunday, October 28, 2012


"There is no saint without a past, and there is no sinner without a future!"
~~ St. Augustine of Hippo

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Famous irish widow

The Rice family boarded the Titanic at Queenstown Cork in Ireland.

But by Monday at 2.20am on the morning of 15th April the new Luxury Liner that the White Star Line has just built, The Titanic lay at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
Of the 2,223 people on board only 706 people survived. Margaret Rice and her five young children did not survive. They all died when the Titanic sank. Only the body of Margaret Rice was recovered for burial. Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery Halifax Nova Scotia Canada on Friday 3rd May 1912.
Mrs. Margaret Rice was thirty nine years old as she stood on the Pier in Queenstown on Thursday 11th April 1912. With her were her five sons; Albert who was ten, George eight, Eric seven, Arthur four and Eugene who was two and a half years old. They were waiting to go on board the ship the Titanic.


"There are three things that are too amazing for me, four that I do not understand:  the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a maiden.


"Men are April when they woo, December when they wed: maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives."

~~ Shakespeare

“Do not marry only for a person's looks, for their beauty might become a cause of moral decline. Do not marry for the sake of wealth, as this may become a source of sin. Marry rather on the grounds of religious devotion.”

~~ Muslim saying 

"If you want happiness for an hour -- take a nap. If you want happiness for a day -- go fishing. If you want happiness for a month -- get married. If you want happiness for a year -- inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime -- help someone else."

~~Chinese quote

"Men marry because they are tired, women because they are curious. Both are  disappointed."

~~ Oscar Wilde

Friday, October 26, 2012

Dean Koontz

Koontz was born on July 9, 1945, in Everett, Pennsylvania. He was regularly beaten and abused by his alcoholic father, which influenced his later writing, as also did the courage of his physically diminutive mother in standing up to her husband.

After writing full-time for more than ten years and over a dozen books , Koontz's acknowledged breakthrough novels in 1980 that sold several million books collectively. Today he has sold some 400 million books and his worth is well over $100 million. 

He writes 5-6 days a week for 8 - 10 straight rewriting each page 20 times or more.

jpr: His wife supporter him financially for five years as he began his career. A success story for the two of them.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

John Paul Jones DeJoria

An American billionaire businessman and philanthropist best known as a co-founder of the Paul Mitchell line of hair products. According to Forbes magazine, he is worth US$4 billion.

His parents divorced by the time he was two years old, and at nine he began selling Christmas cards and newspapers with his older brother to support his family.  A former janitor, he once lived out of his car and lived on a food budget of $2.50/day. His business philosophy."If they like a product they will buy it again!"

In 1980, he formed John Paul Mitchell Systems with hairdresser Paul Mitchell and a loan for $700. As of 2011, John Paul Mitchell Systems had revenues of $900 million annually

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

delivering pizza

One bloke  makes $1400 to $1800 per month working 22 hours a week,  Friday 5-1am/Sat 5-1am/Sun 5-11.

Monthly Totals for January 2010
Money Made
Hourly Rate

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Pizza Facts

Americans eat approximately 100 acres of pizza each day, or 350 slices per second.

Pizza is a $30 billion per year industry.

There are approximately 61,269 pizzerias in the United States.

Each man, woman and child in America eats an average of 46 slices (23 pounds) of pizza a year.

Approximately 3 billion pizzas are sold in the U.S. each year.

93% of Americans eat AT LEAST one pizza per month. 

According to a recent Gallup Poll, kids between the ages of 3 to 11 prefer pizza over all other food groups for lunch and dinner.

jpr: Zen me a piece!


Monday, October 22, 2012

fall in patagonia


Have you ever seen the sun at midnight?
Have you ever felt the cool rain on a cloudless day?
Have you ever run your toes through the tall grass on a city street?
Have you ever made love to a lover on a loveless night?
And my lover lies besides me a million miles away
At the end of the earth 
Guillermo Veloso

Friday, October 19, 2012

fall in the cotton fields

“Unsettled, a bird lost from the flock --
Keeps flying by itself in the dusk.
Back and forth, it has no resting place,
Night after night, more anguished its cries.
Its shrill sound yearns for the pure and distant --
Coming from afar, how anxiously it flutters!

It chances to find a pine tree growing all apart;
Folding its wings, it has come home at last.
In the gusty wind there is no dense growth;
This canopy alone does not decay.
Having found a perch to roost on,
In a thousand years it will not depart.” 
― T'ao Ch'ien

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Nature XXVII, Autumn by Emily Dickinson

The morns are meeker than they were,
The nuts are getting brown;
The berry's cheek is plumper,
The rose is out of town.
The maple wears a gayer scarf,
The field a scarlet gown.
Lest I should be old-fashioned,
I'll put a trinket on.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

ease up on the pink

Federal Philosophical Experimentalists warn of over exposure to pink as the root cause to "rabbit syndrome" in preteens.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

discipline by the use of reason

I prayed, and prudence was given me;
I pleaded, and the spirit of wisdom came to me.
I preferred her to scepter and throne,
and deemed riches nothing in comparison with her,
nor did I liken any priceless gem to her;
because all gold, in view of her, is a little sand,
and before her, silver is to be accounted mire.
Beyond health and comeliness I loved her,
and I chose to have her rather than the light,
because the splendor of her never yields to sleep.
Yet all good things together came to me in her company,
and countless riches at her hands.


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

His TV show "Life is Worth Living" ran Tuesday eves 8-8:30 pm from 1952-1955.  The viewer ship was 25 million or 15% of the country watched. This would be 45 million in the USA today.
Viewers: 1. Jews > 2. Protestants, >3. Catholics.

Bishop Sheen quote: "Hearing nuns' confessions is like being stoned to death with popcorn. " 

jpr: Sainthood is determined by one's faith not one's human failures.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Liz Claman

A stock guru for the private investor/trader.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

our system

There are 166 moons orbiting the 8 recognized planets in our solar system.
Some scientists believe that there may be a second star in our solar system, but we can not see it. They have even gone so far as to name it ‘Nemesis’. It is theorized that it exists beyond the Oort Cloud; therefore, out of our viewing capabilities.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

urban coyotes

 There may be as many as a couple of thousand coyotes living in Chicago.

Coyotes help control Canada geese populations by eating the eggs from the birds' nests.

A coyote will eat the food that's left outside for a pet. They eat rodents and other stray (unwanted) animals

jpr: House pets of course!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

lorcan o'toole

A Dublin man and the son of Peter O'Toole. See him in the movie "Mrs Palfrey at The Claremont." The kid is the real deal!

jpr: He reminds me of a younger Mikey!

jpr: the photo of Rupert Friend had been mistakenly posted...excuse the confusion and thanks for the alert.

"For All We Know" Lyrics

For all we know we may never meet again
Before you go make this moment sweet again
We won't say "good night" until the last minute
I'll hold out my hand and my heart will be in it

For all we know this may only be a dream
We come and go like a ripple on a stream
So love me tonight; tomorrow was made for some
Tomorrow may never come for all we know

So love me tonight; tomorrow was made for some 
Tomorrow may never come for all we know

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Bishop-Gregory L. Parkes of Tallahassee, Fla

this guy is 6'8".... seems tall bishops have become the norm???