Who Can Do This? YOU!!! « P’nina Pedals

JustI stopped in over at my “making room” post and left this link.  P’nina has quite a back story (that includes traumatic brain injury) and quite a front story that includes a long-distance bike ride in Israel!

Update:  I’ve spent some time reading several more of her posts.  You should, too.

Who Can Do This? YOU!!! « P’nina Pedals.

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I’m a helper girl!

A long-distance friend has been feeling overwhelmed by Life and even tho’ I can’t show up with chicken soup and stupidity, I can email funny stuff.

Here are some links (that SHOULD open in a new window) to the stuff I’ve sent.  These were good to send, right?

Morning Wakeup Call

Space Ghost Interviews Lassie

Cartoon Theme Song Most of You SHOULD Know Unless You’re from Waaaaaay Outtttta Town

Right?

Oatmeal Cocoa Cookies by The Goodie Plate (blog)

The Goodie Plate stopped by here one time after I’d posted something or other I’d baked.  (I can’t remember what it was and it doesn’t really matter.)

The cookies in the title are very, very good!  I didn’t bake all the dough when I mixed it up a couple of weeks ago, so stored it in the fridge for spontaneous cookies, which we had today.  By the by, I’d limit the fridge storage to 1 week and freeze otherwise.

The cookies are topped with ganache that was made with soy milk and not cream!  The whole recipe is healthy!  How’d they do that?!

Go visit them–I bet you find something you’d enjoy!

Homeless cats stories | Usyaka

Homeless cats stories | Usyaka.

Go see what Alexandra has been doing for the homeless cats of Montenegro!  Amazing.

Saturday Sharesday: garden history girl

I discovered this blog, gardenhistorygirl, when I was researching Chinese and Persian gardens last year during my year of landscape design study.

I love to wander through her posts.  So much inspiration that she brings to us regular ole gardeners!  Enjoy!

And I didn’t laugh when I read she had a Master’s degree in garden history; I felt delighted and a little bit of wishful thinking!

 

I have a big behind!

My blogging friend Nadbugs commented on my last post, where I wrote a rather bald statement of past and present pain, and the sources thereof.  I don’t want her intuitive observations to be buried in the comments section.  Herewith:

I see this as a companion post to your exciting one about Italy. There it’s about you stepping into your “done-ness.” I am happy for you. And this one is about the background — which makes the “done-ness” ripe and full. I like what a friend of mine said recently about yin and yang: If it’s got a big front, it’s bound to have a big back. Back: Get thee behind. Now: Front and center. Forward! Yay.

I can only add:   She is correct:  I have room in the Now because I have made room for what I want.

Thank you, Bean, for coming along with me on my journey through this life.

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Saturday Sharesday on Sunday: JustUs Society

Another funny lady!  Also, dead serious and right on about cultural happenings, such as health care, censorship, and penis pumps!  Go visit JustI at JustUs Society.  A mathematician, statistician, and thinker.  She’s got a great Hitchcockian theme for her blog, too, which is spooky fun to look at.

Ask her how her retirement went!

(Ed. note:  I have corrected the gender of the JustUs Society writer!  Large apologies for the error!)

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Saturday Sharesday: The Life and Times of Nathan Badley

I discovered this blog earlier this winter, The Life and Times of Nathan Badley.  I’m pretty sure I saw a comment somewhere… but of course I can’t remember.  (Could it have been somewhere in the comments of a post by  The Idiot Speaketh?)  His post titled “I Sure Could Go For Some Bowling and a Decent Soup”  made me laugh!

I’ve added him to the sidebar.  Do go read his writings.  He is wryly funny and his commentary on life quite off-kilter, which of course we like!

Enjoy!  Have you discovered anything interesting?

What part of the 99 Percenters?

I have followed the growth of the entity of protesters, the 99%, the Occupy [fill in city, port, street] Movement.  The growing presence of people willing to gather under a banner of Let’s All Share makes me watch the movement a little more closely.

The one coherent mission I have been able to get from the Occupy Movement is their request that the Supreme Court reverse its decision declaring Corporations akin to individuals, Corporate Personhood.  (And that’s a weird constructed-word; it’s good education for those who are bound to separate the women from the men into a less-worthy pile just by dint of gender.  But, man, let’s lighten up a little.  I digress.)

The rest of the Movement seems like so much noise to me.  I keep thinking I could add my name to the ranks of the active 99 Percenters, but I cannot because I can’t make out their message.  Peace, love, and beansprouts is great, but I can stay home and practice those things.

I think about the chants about unshared wealth–and they seem to be talking about greenbacks, which are just pretty paper not backed by gold; Oh, no wonder they’re not called goldbacks!

But I can’t join them because of the wealth I feel in my own existence that has nothing to do with currency.   Especially here in the US, we are wealthy beyond understanding for other parts of the world.  Our democratic system still limps along, allowing any one of us to speak up and not get shot dead.

Oh, this has been bothering me since President Kennedy in 1963, so can I just ask:  How many sharing, caring folks have been killers of speakers who tell their truth?  Or have presidents in their gunsights?  In what part of our culture have they built a reality that says it’s OK to kill a president they don’t agree with?  What kind of person does that?   Is that person able to see beyond today?   What is a possible political affiliation of those willing killers?

That aside is wrapped up in my appreciation of where and how I live.  Wealthy with love and peace, roof over my head, enough to eat.  Cooperation and sharing.  Sheesh.  Where were some folks in kindergarten?

A new bother relates to the howling of the 99 Percenters who want other folks to share their monetary riches:  Who is crowding the parking lots at the giant shopping malls?   Who are the folks who are willing to be rude and actually violent in order to score a thing?

I’m pretty sure most of those 99 Percenters, the protesters themselves, are not the folks circling parking lots at those shiny come-hither malls, but I’m not completely sure.

I feel ill when I see those driving-room-only mall parking lots.  I thought a bunch of us were more limited financially than the evidence there suggests.     I assume not a one of those shoppers is in financial difficulties and does not spend any time complaining about how much they don’t have.

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Saturday Sharesday

Note from the Editor who has a better memory than the writer:  the inspiration for this idea came from reading Kathy’s post, Blogging: The Christmas Gift that Keeps on Giving.   _________Back to our program…… ________

Lots of those blogging awards out there, huh?  “Award” may be not the best noun to use, but at the moment I don’t have a good suggestion.  Something along the lines of a Progressive Supper, where we move from house to house snacking on good food and getting to take away leftovers to enjoy later!

The point of the awards seems to me to be to pass the word about blogs discovered.  (It may also be about advertising WordPress, but I’m a little older and cynical now.  Don’t you wonder why they give this capability for free?  Ah, digression.)  Perhaps we could keep the intent and try:

Saturday Sharesday!

Wherein we bloggers who love to share our discoveries take a moment on a Saturday (or whenever–the days were named a long time ago and the gods maybe won’t mess with us too much if we post on Thor’s Day instead of Saturn’s Day!   And here’s a shocker:  not everyone in the world has the same names for the days!).  I digress.  As usual.

Just link to a blog you’ve discovered–no other requirements.  Do several or 1 or 100!  (It doesn’t have to be a WordPress blog!  Gasp!)

Or, share a funny cartoon!  (Which is my favorite, I confess!)

Or, just make a note of the many places your discovered bloggers live:  international enlightenment.

Or, change your blog’s language to a different language and see what happens!   I’m trying to imagine the hilarious translations!

Think of it this way:   circulating good writing and pictures is good for the world.   And it’s a mighty small world and it needs continued help.

I’ll start (and may be the only one, but heck I’m used to dancing by myself!).  They live in the US, Republic of Ireland, and Canada!

Tranquil Space Designs:  cards with personality, some with painful, funny puns!

Dummy Zero’s Blogpad:  Dedicated to the Flash of Original Genius from Creative Thinkers, Entrepreneurs, Inventors, and Tinkerers.   Time to hear the truth about the For Dummies book concept.

That Is Priceless:  Art’s Greatest Masterpieces, Made Slightly Funnier

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