Wednesday, August 31, 2016

winne the pooh(s)

the voices of winnie....ah, no ladies here..yet!

Only in Ireland

The Irish postal service delivered this letter in May.  Instead of a postal address or a recipient's name, the sender had drawn a map of where they believed the farm to be, together with the following, in English: "Country: Iceland. City: Búðardalur. Name: A horse farm with an Icelandic/Danish couple and three kids and a lot of sheep!"  The sender had also added a further clue to the intended recipient: "the Danish woman works in a supermarket in Búðardalur."

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Being a buddha

Seems the point!

Oh Well.

The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) has indicated that it wants attendees at Canada's largest annual fair to know they can use any of the facilities they have on offer - by putting up new "we don't care" signs on their public toilets to replace existing symbols long used in public washrooms.  Taking a dig at the US?

Monday, August 29, 2016

johnny jett's chapel

Johnny Jett is a member of the "Barnwood Builders' reality show. He is responsible for the promotion of re-purposing an dilapidated antique log cabin into a rebuilt structure made into a  log cabin chapel. The stain glass windows came from an abandoned church ready for demolition.

friar alessandro

Alessandro Brustenghi (born in AssisiItaly in c. 1978) is an Italian Franciscan friar and a tenor singer of religious music. He is also the first religious brother to land an exclusive record contract with a major record label. His income goes to charity.

jpr: This hymn was sung at my maternal grandmother's funeral service at her request.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Dog under tree


On hot tropical day, I puts my dog on a line under his favorite tree. He has scratched a hole where he keeps contently for hours. Similarily, my brothers dog, Penelope goes stright to her tree as they walk out the door.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

foggy appalachian creek

Refreshing cool dawn after a hot steamy 90+ degree day.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Sister's of charity cemetery at seaton hill

This cemetery , Est 1889, serves the nuns who died  in the order of Mother Seaton's Sisters of Charity. There are over 890 graves in recent count. Mother Seaton died in 1821, and was buried in Emmitsburg, Pa.  Her legacy for that era rivals Mothers Theresa, and Angelica of the 21st century.

Yesterday our beloved aunt, Sr Helen Elizabeth McElwain age 92 yr 9 mo, was interned there after 75 yrs in the convent.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The buddha

"You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. "

Reportedly, the actual face of the Buddha was sketched by one of his students some 500 yrs before Christ.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

when i am dead by christina rossetti

her grave site in Highgate North London

When I am dead, my dearest

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When I am dead, my dearest, 
Sing no sad songs for me; 
Plant thou no roses at my head, 
Nor shady cypress tree: 
Be the green grass above me 
With showers and dewdrops wet; 
And if thou wilt, remember, 
And if thou wilt, forget. 

I shall not see the shadows, 
I shall not feel the rain; 
I shall not hear the nightingale 
Sing on, as if in pain: 
And dreaming through the twilight 
That doth not rise nor set, 
Haply I may remember, 
And haply may forget.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Neanderthal babe

"marriage is the oldest form of extinction" jpr

Hubba Hubba or throw some rocks!

This pretty much represents my thoughts about Gun Control - a la Kurt Russell

two interviews in which he was asked about Gun Control.  I'm not a big fan of him yet his ideas about GC are  well stated.  There is no magic pill to stop terrorism or murder except to the right of armed self-defense.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

A Parting Message

A childhood friend of ours, Ronny Lipscomb, died last week.   He had been ill and, according to his obit, planned his funeral etc.  Most interesting was the final line of that obit. "In lieu of flowers please honor Ron's memory in casting your vote for Donald J. Trump in the upcoming presidential election in November."  He was a nice kid, RIP.

Ancient Irish dna

Those who survived the last ice age about 10,000 years ago, holding out in northwest Spain. As things warmed up, they found their way to Ireland. In fact, the closest DNA match with the Irish in all Europe is with the Basque.

jpr: me muther always fancied a girl child with these looks. She should have married a Basque it seems?

Friday, August 19, 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Ancient troy

The Greeks made siege on ancient Troy for ten years until the "Trojan Horse" ploy. Some believe an earth quake was responsible for the fall of Troy. However the war is validated archaeologically.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

every summer

 Coming to ur neighborhood orchard ...a wandering  black bear.  best take down the bird feeder if'n u dont want a visit from a bear at this time.

 jor: Me grandparents had an fruits trees and bear sightings there about was common just at  picking time.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Deer wallow in Appalachia

jpr: we has'em near by usually at a spring  but never seen a deer in one!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

The Sins of The Father

Marion Barry Jr, the only son of notorious DC mayor Marion Barry,  died early Sunday of an apparent drug overdose. The younger Barry, 36,  failed in his bid for a political career and recently lost his father’s home when he could not make mortgage payments.  As a young police officer  I arrested Barry Sr before his political career for carrying a pistol during a riot.  Later I had him standing outside his office door at a ‘community activist organization’ when a colleague suspected of being a police informant was tortured to death by members of his staff.  (the community organization closed a few months later when the federal government found 13 million dollars in grant money missing).  I could go on.

“The sins of the father are to be laid upon the children.”   William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

I Love A Truly Beautiful Moment.

I watched the spectacular rugby victory of the Figi National Team over Great Britain at the Olympics.  It was in fact a slaughter.  But the greatest moment, one of unimaginable beauty, is when, immediately after the final whistle, the team and staff assembled on the pitch to sing a gospel hymn, tears running down their faces.  Just breath taking.  11th minute

blessed jerome lejeune

Jérôme Jean Louis Marie Lejeune (13 June 1926 – 3 April 1994) was a French pediatrician  During his visit to Paris for World Youth Day 1997, John Paul II visited Lejeune's grave in Châlo-Saint-Mars.
Jerrome discovered the xrta chromosome which causes Down Syndrome.  He was outspoken against prenatal testing for the purpose of abortion arguing the patient is killed in defense of the disease.

jpr: parenting is not meant to be just good bussiness

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Michael Flatley Today

Age 56yr, height 5'9", worth ~$300 million. Has been producing "riverdance" musicals for 20 yrs  to the present.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Homes? Prices? Ownership?

Schiller Index has risen to 190+ which details an over all increase in home prices nationally. Yet home ownership is near 50 yr low. The cause is subject of much speculation by economists.

jpr: could it just be the economy?

Thursday, August 11, 2016

More Useless Information.

Greenland sharks are among the largest sharks on the planet. They are dark brown or purple with small, beady eyes.  They inhabit the Arctic and sub-Arctic waters, as well as cold, deep water in other oceans throughout the world.  The Greenland shark could live for well over 250 years, making it the longest-living known vertebrate on Earth.

my favorite VB team

jpr:the boys are ready to "rumble" with the German women s national team

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Culture Clash?

Egypt vs Germany, Olympics.   Despite the modesty of the uniform, much "Islamic' criticism had been directed at the team. 

slaughter at a bridge

In 1996, an amateur archaeologist found a single upper arm bone sticking out of the steep riverbank—the first clue that the Tollense Valley, about 120 kilometers north of Berlin, concealed a gruesome secret. A flint arrowhead was firmly embedded in one end of the bones, prompting archaeologists to dig a small test excavation that yielded more bones, a bashed-in skull, and a 73-centimeter club resembling a baseball bat. The artifacts all were radiocarbon-dated to about 1250 B.C.E., suggesting they stemmed from a single episode during Europe’s Bronze Age.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Yep, Its Hillary.

When Australian officials objected to the the street artist Lushsux's depiction of the Democratic nominee for the US presidency, Hillary Clinton  wearing a skimpy star-spangled bathing suit stuffed with dollar bills, the artist revised his parody by hiding Clinton’s buxom figure behind an all-concealing black burqa.

yep that's Hillastry.

home for sale in appalachia

It will sell sooner than later!     Bids taken on GOFUND!  

Saturday, August 6, 2016

More Useless Info.

'Punkers'  turned out by the thousands at a 'punk' festival in England this week, despite being a fad dead more than 25 years. The average age ------ around 56, and  no one was under 50.  

bird behaving badly

"There are no bad birds, just bad bird bad people with badly peopled birds ..."
Al neuman

Friday, August 5, 2016

Gabriella Zanna Vanessa Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe

born  Hampshire, England

jpr: saw her in the latest 3 musketeers film. Can't remember if she can act?

Thursday, August 4, 2016

trooper john williams

Trooper John Williams has written the most tickets for the Ohio State Highway Patrol from 2010 through 2014, He averages over 2000 speeding citations a year.

jpr: Im not for big $$ fines but favor  required served community time for extreme offenders. Protection from those 90+ mph drivers is needed. Thanks Trooper Williams!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Jertshark Drone and other really stupid things.

Bart Jansen, a Dutchman, is best known for turning his dead cat Orville into a drone.  But 'his inventiveness' has not stopped there.  He's done the same with a dead ostrich, a shark, and is working on a dead cow drone.  Is it just me, or is this really f**king stupid.

sister Roz with bill murry

TWIN CITIES – August 4, 2014 -- After playing a pioneering role in mainstreaming therapeutic massage over the past 40 years -- including 21 years as the official masseuse of the St. Paul Saints -- Sister Rosalind Gefre is about to become the unofficial Flying Nun when she parachutes out of an airplane. The legendary masseuse will join the national community of women 50-plus who belong to Aging But DANGEROUS for the group's Fifth Annual Martini Skydive at Westside Skydivers in Winsted, Minnesota.
 "I'm excited to jump!," says the 84-year-old Catholic nun, who belongs to the order of the Carondelet Sisters of St. Joseph in St. Paul.  

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Irish archbishop moves priests after gay culture claims at Catholic seminary

Dublin's archbishop will stop sending trainee priests to the Republic of Ireland's main Catholic seminary after allegations emerged of a gay culture at the seminary, St Patrick's College in Maynooth.  He added that he would prefer to send priests from his diocese to Italy to study at Rome's Irish College.  Allegations have been made anonymously on blogs and in letters of sexual activity, the use of a gay dating Grindr and other sexual misconduct at the college. Authorities at the seminary allegedly dismissed anyone who tried to make a complaint. WILL IT EVER END?

Monday, August 1, 2016

Calhoun ST bears

Billy's neighborhood has two new residents.  The upscale country lane, Calhoun St,  with its million dollar country estates, favorite dog walk of JP,  now has a 600 pound mommy bear and cub wondering around.  Spotted by many concerned 'weekends.'  JP's on the hunt.

Homer and Marge vote.

Marge and Homer Simpson agree to vote for Hillary Clinton in the forthcoming US election in a new video clip released by 20th Century Fox.  Republican candidate Donald Trump is seen with a copy of a book called Great Speeches by A. Hitler in the video. When Homer signals that he might vote for Trump, Marge says: "If that's your vote, I question whether I can ever be with you again (sexually)."  Homer replies: "And that's how I became a Democrat."