"Story Lady"

Monday, April 26, 2010


Nobody can tell you if what you're doing is good, meaningful or worthwhile. 
The more compelling the path, the more lonely it is.

            -- Hugh Macleod, How To Be Creative: 5, 08-22-04

Sunday, April 25, 2010

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Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. 
All life is an experiment. 
The more experiments you make the better.

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

        

Friday, April 23, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
            -- Woodrow Wilson

Monday, April 19, 2010





The world is wide,
and I will not waste my life in friction
when it could be turned into momentum.

-- Frances Willard

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

"Like Stars On Earth"



I enjoyed this Bollywood/Disney Film


My father used to say, 'Let them see you and not the suit.
That should be secondary.'
-- Cary Grant


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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Assumptions are the termites of relationships.
            -- Henry Winkler


Love flies, runs, and rejoices; it is free and nothing can hold it back.
            - - Thomas a Kempis


         

Monday, April 12, 2010

Norman Vincent Peale


"It's always too early to quit."


"How To Train Your Dragon"



I liked this poster the best, even if most of us can't read it.
This movie has a high recommend from your maggid.
It's beautiful to look at
and the content is wonderful.
There's Loyalty, Love, Diversity
I believe many people will find a bridge - or opportunity
to look at, address and possibly heal (or begin to heal)
Issues they may have been hauling around with them

Others will just "enjoy the show."
The entertainment value is certainly there.
(At least, in my opinion.)

I saw it in "regular vision."
I haven't watched any 3D movies lately.
I'm certain they are amazing.
The 3D experience isn't high on my wish list.

Being able to share/tell a story like this
IS on my list of wished for abilities.
Until the time i can manage expertise like this
We have Dreamworks to do it for us
And. Golly, am I glad.
They took no cheap shots.
The honored all "true hearts"
in the world and in their audience.

Color me happy I went
I hope you get to see it, too.
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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Friday, April 09, 2010

Thursday, April 08, 2010

The Singing Revolution



The way we always dreamed
Except
It actually happened.

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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

First - Thank You St. Louis County for voting for Metro!



Here is a picture of Crabby Appleton right before the storm - in fact, I got rained on before i got back inside. How fast she managed those blooms. I'm impressed. I remember last summer when she looked like a brown, twisted stick, sitting in the middle of a hot parking lot with no water and no shade - isn't it amazing what God can do?




I mentioned this documentary yesterday.
You can visit a non-flash page about it by clicking the picture, if you want.
I've read and heard plenty of stories about times when women have changed the course of events - which always inspires me. This story is from "our time" -
(This Century)
and the film captures the people, the actual people -
history books can't do that for us,
give us a real portrait of the people,
times and how heroic the effort was
(OR How challenging the times were.)


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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Maggid Garden Report (for Melissa - but you are invited , too)

I didn't get out to take photos until late in the morning.
(I got interested in my studies and didn't notice the time . . . hmmm.)
When I first moved in there was one lone tulip guarding the entrance to the "prayer porch." Now I have "Guardians" - how cool is that? Right above these beautiful tulips there's a clematis - just beginning to green up now . . . When the tulips have finished their patrol, the clematis takes up the vigil. Soon enough I'll post those photos as well.


Look at Crabby Appleton Today!!!
Isn't she splendid?
Golly I'm impressed what God can do.
Give me a couple more days and we'll look again.




This is the beginning of a "Wildflower Meadow."
There was a ENORMOUS SYCAMORE TREE
in this spot until a few weeks ago.
It had not been properly tended and was
a point of contention with the neighbors.
Trying to make a little Peace
The tree was taken down.
The company that did the work was/is fabulous.
Anyway, I got a box of wildflower seeds and followed the directions.
It's amazing, but already there are a few (very few) slim green shoots coming from the dirt patch we will refer to as the "Wildflower Meadow."

Fun for a "city girl" to have this around to enjoy.
I was going to hire a company to come help with "the garden"
but, now I'm encouraged to try to do for myself.
There's certainly lots of information
and I certainly love to learn.

OH! One more thing.
I saw a documentary called
"Pray the Devil Back to Hell"
it's about the women of Liberia
and how they demanded PEACE
for their country.

I'm still thinking about it.

'bye for now,
love & love,
g
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Sunday, April 04, 2010

Thursday, April 01, 2010


Remember me telling you about the little tree I found on sale in a parking lot?
I've been singing to her all winter. Up until now she looked like a twisted stick. This morning I went to have a little conversation with her and perhaps take a "baby picture." Wow! She is taller than i am. Lately I'd noticed she was beginning to bud.
Here's what she looks like at Sunrise, April Fools Day, 2010.
Amazing stuff.

I call her "Crabby Appleton."

I'm certain the neighbors are thrilled by the little ditty i sing, top of my lungs, to encourage her towards becoming the best weeping "candied apple" crab apple tree is can become . . . giggle.
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