Saturday, April 25, 2015

Saturday Spotlight #16: The Weekend

Saturday Spotlight logo
Today, my Saturday spotlight is shining on 
this weekend.

For the first time in over a year of writing this blog,
yesterday I experienced a bad bout of writer's block!

I spent a couple of hours trying to come up with a
decent idea for this post, and none seemed just right
for today. Lack of sleep and poor planning definitely played a role, so I decided to just provide you with some happy weekend wishes today.

A picture is worth a thousand words anyway, right?

I hope that your weekend is wonderful ...

... whether you are working or playing,

cat, computer

... participating or spectating.


... traveling or staying home, 

airlines, schedule change

... rain or shine!

rain, windshield

Whatever your plans, Happy Weekend!

Are you doing what you want to be doing this weekend?
If not, why not?

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Arbor Day - the History, a Project and a Quiz.

Happy Arbor Day!

The Latin word for tree

Did you ever wonder how Arbor Day got it's name? It is simple, really - Arbor means tree in Latin, and Arbor Day is all about celebrating trees. 


History of Arbor Day

The first formal Arbor Day holiday was observed in 1872. The Nebraska State Board of

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

I Always Wondered What I Would Do

The Genovese Syndrome - or "bystander effect." 

I vividly remember hearing a story told by my sociology professor in college, about the assault of a young woman (Kitty Genovese). The event was witnessed by a large number of people in New York City, yet not one of them made a move to intervene or call the police.  I was appalled.

Secretly though, I also worried - in a similar situation would I be like those people, or would I have the guts and morality to do what was right?''

cell phone, 911, reported an attack

Put to the test.

A few months ago, I was put to the test. My husband and I had flown many miles from home

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Nurturing Nature of Bloggers

Over 1000 bloggers and videographers come together on the 20th of every month to raise their voices for compassion. The #1000 Speak for Compassion topic this month is “Nurturing.” 

I don't usually publish on Monday, so my post is a day late. Other amazing essays on this topic can be read by searching the hashtag #1000Speak.

 The word nurture is defined by the Merriam Webster on-line dictionary as “the care and attention given to someone or something that is growing or developing; to help someone (or something) to grow, develop or succeed.”

Nurturing occurs between parents and children, caregivers and patients, humans and animals, young and old, friends, and co-workers. Nurturing can be a factor in nearly any relationship, and the examples I could have drawn from to write this article are endless. Instead, however, I would like to

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Saturday Spotlight #15: Wise Words

I'd like to share one more picture taken during our drive home from Denver to Montana

This quote, inscribed on a granite panel of the Indian Memorial at the Battle of the Little Big Horn Monument, made a big impression on me.

Little Bit Horn, Indian Monument
Photo taken at the Indian Memorial, Battle of the Big Horn Monument
Easier said than done, but I hope that humanity will try.

Have a happy and peaceful weekend.

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