Saturday, April 30, 2011

My Friend, Steve Givens - wrote a "most excellent" post:

he included this quote from Annie Dillard:
“I had been my whole life a bell,
and never knew it 
until at that moment I was lifted and struck.”

Which i simply Had to share.






May we all become the persons we were meant to be
May we all become the persons we dream to be

love & love,
-g-


Friday, April 29, 2011

Thank You Carol


Love & Love,
CCC
-g-


Learning is not attained by chance, 
it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
            -- Abigail Adams, 1780




Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
         -- Will Rogers   



Monday, April 25, 2011

WhaCha Readin'?

Sometimes i think I look like a body with a book for a head
Almost always I have something to read while in transit
(yes, i ride local transit - this offers a LOT of reading time)

Okay, SOMETIMES it's a magazine
and Sometimes I'm listening to a lecture . . . 

This week:

Just finished:

A Murder Mystery with an unusual foundation
published first as "Exodus Quest"

Stared the goofiest book I've read in a long time
on my way home today:


Outrageous Fun!
Hope to meet them someday
can you imagine?

Oh yeah, i have a book in a back pack
I started it and - well, left it in a different pack
so, soon I'll have my nose in this:


I was enjoying it
it's a Newbery Honor Award Winner
and ALA Notable Book

Soon as finish the Sweet Potato Queens
I'll find & finish this one . . .

What are YOU reading?

love & love,
-g-

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

If you have a talent, use it in every which way possible.
Don't hoard it. Don't dole it out like a miser.
Spend it lavishly like a millionaire intent on going broke.
            -- Brendan Francis





“Where is God?” students once asked a great sage.  “Wherever you let it in.”

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Enormous Lift From My Friends


I've received such a super surprise.
From A Hero and Gentleman


Has produced a Humongous Event in Las Vegas
(otherwise known as 'home.')


It's the Las Vegas Rock Reunion Hall of Fame
Concert and Induction Ceremony
on May 1st

That in itself is marvelous
BUT
Among many other talented people
I've been remembered
included

Here's the tiniest blurb:
Michael P Selinsky:
Georgy Rock will be Inducted into Las Vegas Rock Reunion Hall of Fame at the Induction Ceremony and Concert, Henderson Pavilion, May 1. She was the lead singer, and recording artist, London Fog, 1968-1969, and winner of the 'Rhythm and Soul Competition' Las Vegas.

In case you want to attend: 

Here's an official poster:



Michael P. Selinsky is a retired high school teacher 
He's touched the lives of the future
and
He's brought together our past

My friends,
we have been touched by a hero.

(color me grateful)
-g-

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Stars

photo by georgy
God promised Abraham he would have as many kids as there are stars in the sky.

photo by georgy


love & love,
-g-
-r-
-3rd Grade-


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Dreams that do come true can be as unsettling as those that don't.
            -- Brett Butler

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
            -- Carol Burnett

Last night I attended "Jacob's Pillow" at Neve Shalom.  Rabbi James Stone Goodman and The Conventicle of Intentional Musicians - it was terrific.  We learned about Ariel Bension, "the last Jewish Sufi" - the music (as always) was inspiring - and i returned home with a mental image, a spiritual promise of sorts, of an elevator with a door that opens once every 19 years - and the operator will ask  "who you would like to study with this day?" . . . . The choices, perhaps, seem endless . . . 
so, i have some time to think it over while i wait for the door to open.

Zohar, El - Ariel Bension














Love & Love,
        -g-

Friday, April 08, 2011

Reading:

So, many of you recognize me - because i generally have my face in a book.
I have a small stack of "just because" books that I carry, one at a time - with me when i ride the bus.

Last Fall, i think, there was a used book sale at the Brodsky Library.
(love this place)
and, I added a few more books to my stack, at the grand price of 50 cents each.
I finished this:
on Wednesday, on the way to shul.
I tried my best to make it last as long as possible.
I had not read a book quite like it before.
It was filled with magical kind of thinking,
and was/is a story about Jewish family in Iran -
eventually in California.

My timing was off
because i finished on the way
and was "book-less" riding home that evening.

So, i enjoyed the view

I didn't dream I'd find anything as nifty
But, sure enough
I put the next 50 cent wonder in my traveling around bag
and started reading

i just noticed you can find a used copy for a penny




This is a book
set in 1601 - Prague
filled with many of the magnificent stories i learned in school
I've only just begun
(okay, i read a lot - so, once begun, I'm almost done)
and
you can picture me happy 
with my nose in this book, too.

What are YOU reading these days?

Sending You a Lot of Love,
_g-