Post #24 What is a Friend?

January 22, 2011 10 comments

True Friends

As the Photo shows a man being hugged by a huge Tiger  I ‘d have to say they are “friends.”

Why is it that man’s best friend, “Is his/her dog,cat, fish, etc?”

I was wondering the other day about Divorce and Animals.  As I know how attached to my

cats I am, and how I treat them with such pride, dignity and care.  It’s almost  like my best

friend is my cats because they “never talk back or bark at me as “others” seem to do.

I come home from being out and I just love to pet my cats, feed them, bathe them,  talk to them, and hear them purr.  So, what happens to the “animal” in a divorce?  I hear there is a new “pet insurance now in the 2011’s for animals.” http://www.petplace.com/cats/divorce-can-be-hard-on-the-family-cat/page1.aspx

I don’t know about you but it would be hard to think about it and I know others out there struggle with Divorce and the “Family Pet.”  It would be interesting to hear how they handled it?!

So my best friend besides a few “humans” is “my family pets.”  Feel free to comment below.

 

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Post #23 TRUTH Quotes 2011

January 22, 2011 5 comments

 

Truthseeker 2011

 

TRUTH QUOTES

‘Tis strange — but true; for truth is always strange;
Stranger than fiction.

LORD BYRON, Don Juan

Truth never lost ground by enquiry.

WILLIAM PENN, Some Fruits of Solitude

Truth is the highest thing that man may keep.

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLEThe Sign of Four

To hell with the truth! As the history of the world proves, the truth has no bearing on anything. It’s irrelevant and immaterial, as the lawyers say. The lie of a pipe dream is what gives life to the whole misbegotten mad lot of us, drunk or sober.

EUGENE O’NEILL, The Iceman Cometh

If you shut up truth and bury it under the ground, it will but grow, and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will blow up everything in its way.

EMILE ZOLA

Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains taken to bring it to light.

GEORGE WASHINGTON

Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing the matter with this, except that it ain’t so.

MARK TWAIN, Mark Twain’s Notebooks

What people believe prevails over the truth.

SOPHOCLES, The Sons of Aleus [fragment]

Treat kindly every miserable truth that knocks begging at your door, otherwise you will some day fail to recognize Truth Himself when He comes in rags.

AUSTIN O’MALLEY, Keystones of Thought

Truth can hardly be expected to adapt herself to the crooked policy and wily sinuosities of worldly affairs; for truth, like light, travels only in straight lines.

Nobody ever sees truth except in fragments.

HENRY WARD BEECHERProverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

A man may be in as just possession of the truth as of a city, and yet be forced to surrender.

SIR THOMAS BROWNEReligio Medici

Truth crushed to earth shall rise again.

WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANTThe Battle-Field

Tell all the Truth but tell it slant–
Success in Circuit lies
Too bright for our infirm Delight
The Truth’s superb surprise.

EMILY DICKINSON, Tell all the Truth but tell it slant–

They frequently find the truth who do not seek it, they who do, frequently lose it.

FANNY KEMBLE, Further Records, Feb. 8, 1875

In all perception of the truth there is a divine ecstasy, an inexpressible delirium of joy, as when a youth embraces his betrothed virgin.

HENRY DAVID THOREAU, Familiar Letters

Truth is like the town whore. Everybody knows her, but nonetheless, it’s embarrassing to meet her on the street.

WOLFGANG BORCHERT, The Outsider

Personally, I don’t give a rap for documents; for the truth in my eyes is not in them but in the mind.

LUIGI PIRANDELLO, It Is So! (If You Think So)

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.

ROBERT FROST, “The Black Cottage”

Human truth is always soiled with falsehood.

AUSTIN O’MALLEY, Keystones of Thought

All great truths begin as blasphemies.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAWAnnajanska

Truth never hurts the teller.

ROBERT BROWNING, Fifine at the Fair

Truth will only make you unpopular.

WOLFGANG BORCHERT, The Outsider

Though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play upon the earth, so Truth be in the field, we do injuriously by licensing and prohibiting to misdoubt her strength. Let her and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put to the worse, in a free and open encounter.

JOHN MILTON, Areopagitica

I never saw any good that came of telling truth.

JOHN DRYDEN, Amphitryon

Truth has rough flavours if we bite it through.

GEORGE ELIOT, Armgart

Truth doesn’t always heal a wounded soul.

MAXIM GORKY, The Lower Depths

A truth that’s told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent.

WILLIAM BLAKE, Auguries of Innocence

The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice.

ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER, Parerga and Paralipomena

A worship of truth can be idolatry if the truth is small enough.

AUSTIN O’MALLEY, Keystones of Thought

Truth and Good are one; and Beauty dwells in them, and they in her.

MARK AKENSIDE, The Pleasures of Imagination

It is only those who are in constant revolt that discover what is true, not the man who conforms, who follows some tradition. It is only when you are constantly inquiring, constantly observing, constantly learning, that you find truth, God, or love.

JIDDU KRISHNAMURTI, Think on These Things

Belief in the truth commences with the doubting of all those “truths” we once believed.

FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE, “Truth Will Have No Other Gods Alongside It”

How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there’s no help in truth!

SOPHOCLES, Oedipus Rex

Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.

LILLIAN HELLMAN, The Little Foxes

In a free society, there comes a time when the truth — however hard it may be to hear, however impolitic it may seem to say — must be told.

AL GORE, fundraising letter, May 2006

Many yet are the secret truths of God which will be unfolded as they are needed.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

Truth sits upon the lips of dying men.

MATTHEW ARNOLD, Sohrab and Rustum

Truth — there’s no such thing.

TANKRED DORST, Freedom for Clemens

Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.

STEPHEN KING, The Last Gunslinger

There is truth and falsehood in a comma.

TOM STOPPARD, The Invention of Love

The belief that there is only one truth and that oneself is in possession of it seems to me the deepest root of all evil that is in the world.

MAX BORN, as quoted in Judith Sherven’s The New Intimacy

Sanity is not truth. Sanity is conformity to what is socially expected. Truth is sometimes in conformity, sometimes not.

ROBERT M. PIRSIG, Lila

And diff’ring judgments serve but to declare
That truth lies somewhere, if we knew but where.

WILLIAM COWPER, Hope

It is the way with half the truth amidst which we live, that it only haunts us and makes dull pulsations that are never born into sound.

GEORGE ELIOT, Romola

The heart is an artist that paints over what profoundly disturbs us, leaving on the canvas a less dark, less sharp version of the truth.

DEAN KOONTZ, Forever Odd

The truth … is a beautiful and terrible thing and should therefore be treated with great caution.

J. K. ROWLING, The Sorcerer’s Stone

Sweet Truth is a queen proud and mighty–
Her throne is in heaven above.

ARDELIA COTTON BARTON, Thoughts

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.

ALBERT EINSTEIN, Ideas and Opinions: Based on Mein Weltbild

The very truth hath a colour from the disposition of the utterer.

GEORGE ELIOT, Felix Holt

Not everything that’s true needs to be said.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Bones

No man rides so high and in such good company as the man that allies himself to a truth.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

Truth is a torch, but a huge one, and so it is only with blinking eyes what we all of us try to get past it, in actual terror of being burnt.

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE, The Maxims and Reflections of Goethe

Truth is new, as well as old. It has new forms; and where you may find a new statement, an earnest statement, you may conclude that by the law of progress it is more likely to be a correct statement than that which has been repeated for ages by the lips of tradition.

E. H. CHAPIN, Living Words

Truth …
Is a breath, a wind,
A shadow, a phantom;
Long have I pursued it,
But never have I touched
The hem of its garment.

STEPHEN CRANE, The Black Riders and Other Lines

There is a deeper pleasure in following truth to the scaffold or the cross, than in joining the multitudinous retinue, and mingling our shouts with theirs, when victorious error celebrates its triumphs.

HORACE MANN, Thoughts

Pure truth, like pure gold, has been found unfit for circulation, because men have discovered that it is far more convenient to adulterate the truth, than to refine themselves.

CHARLES CALEB COLTON, Lacon

Truth lives in the cellar, error on the doorstep.

AUSTIN O’MALLEY, Keystones of Thought

Truth is both arms and armour.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

Truth is within ourselves.

ROBERT BROWNING, Paracelsus

I sometimes have these spells of compulsive truth. But as Lady Macbeth would say, “The fit is momentary.”

KEN KESEY, Sometimes a Great Notion

The mind’s eye is perhaps no better fitted for the full radiance of truth, than is the body’s for that of the sun.

FULKE GREVILLE, Maxims, Characters, and Reflections

Truth makes all things beautiful.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

Were truth our uttered language, Angels might talk with men.

 

Daily post now on twitter (via The Daily Post at WordPress.com)

January 21, 2011 2 comments

May God Bless You

I am in the postaday2011 WordPress Challenge are you?

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Post #21 post2011 Challenge Links/Tags

January 20, 2011 5 comments

http://www.themiraclealchemist.com This is my friend Cheril and you will love her site.

Today is January 20th and I just got home from work.  I have copied, pasted, read, subscribed and “liked” the above posts for the post2011 challenge.  It amazes me that everyone posts on the “main page” to Scott (who created postaday2011 challenge); but the bloggers are not doing what I do.  Okay maybe I am desperate but I love to read and learn from others so checking out each blog interests me.  What I don’t get is that everyone seems to have the same exact problem of not getting subscribers or “likes” or stuff like that.  I write for the fun of it and the challenge to see if I can actually post “a day” and meet that challenge for 2011.  That is just me, a person who loves a challenge.  It would seem to me that everyone on this challenge obviously loves the challenge as well.  I would love to hear comments of how it is going with the other bloggers on this challenge if you so desire to do so.  Have a great blogging day and week and I will post tomorrow as promised.

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Hey, this is Luciano from Litemind~A site you need to see!
Imagine you have some important work to do at the computer. I bet you know the drill: you sit down to get it done… but then resistance kicks in. You want to check that last email (“just this one, really!”). And then you go for that last news check (“quickly, I promise!”). And Facebook. And Twitter… You know how this story ends: suddenly, your day is gone.

It happens too often, doesn’t it?

To avoid that problem, one trick that works really well for me is to set the ‘start page’ (or ‘home page’) in my browser to a page that reminds me to focus on what I should really be doing.
Every time I open the browser, I have an extra checkpoint — yet another chance — to escape from automatic behaviors that could sidetrack me.

To understand exactly what I mean, check the start page I use:
http://litemind.com/on-task.html

 

Granted, sometimes the urge to procrastinate wins regardless, but this saves me from getting sidetracked almost every day. The advice on the byline is just too wise to ignore — the reason it works so well for me is because it reminds me it’s all about choices, not about forcing myself to work.

If you like the idea of having a “focus start page” and don’t want to create your own, feel free to use the one I created. You can even steal it and save it locally to a folder on your computer so that it loads even faster.

 

Here it is again:

 

Anyway, as this works really well for me, I figured it could help you as well. 🙂
If you try it, let me know how it goes!

All the best,
Luciano
http://litemind.com

 

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January 19, 2011 1 comment

36 RESPONSES TO POLL: DO YOU WANT WEEKLY PHOTO TOPIC IDEAS

January 19, 2011 Leave a comment

DorkyDeb | January 19, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Reply

I think a weekly photo topic idea would be great!

Ana Félix Pires | January 19, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Reply
It sounds much trickier to come up with broad photo topics that’ll work for so many people, I’d be really curious to see what you’d come up with.

Ashley Pariseau | January 19, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Reply
That would be pretty awesome!

Jan Timmons | January 19, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Reply
What a thoughtful idea, and yes, I could use the assistance during our darker winter months in Alaska. Thanks!

Charles Wolff | January 19, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Reply
I think that would be a pretty good idea. You could see and compare each persons perspective on the subject which may inspire you to think a different way or view things in a different light.

darkstarburning | January 19, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Reply
I’d love to give it a go, cool idea *thumbs up*

Piglet in Portugal | January 19, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Reply
What a great idea!!

mecalvincasey | January 19, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Reply
Hey, not a great poll… I didn’t care for the second option… I love photos and am posting some regularly but I would prefer a bonus writing topic… So while I voted “No” it isn’t because I hate photos….

Debra Ham | January 19, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Reply
Yes, I think that this will be very helpful! I am a photographer and I think it would be totally worth it.

misspinkles | January 19, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Reply
YES YES YES!
This idea would be totally AWESOMEEEEE!

schizophrenicwriter aka Bobbi Carducci | January 19, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Reply
a photo topic would be great.

Lorraine O’Halloran | January 19, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Reply
I think a photo topic a week is a great idea. I really need to pretty up my blog as it is mostly all text at the moment! Go for it!

Lorraine

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Trudy | January 19, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Reply
It’d be great if people post their OWN photos here then to save people like me the headache of wondering which image was copyright infringed today. If there will be photographs posted, people need to make sure that they actually abide by federal copyright laws, fair use, creative commons etc. Just hoping that this topic doesn’t open a can of worms for photographers. Gotta look out for my peeps.

I blog photographs but not on WordPress, on Blogger. My blog here for the daily post has different subject matter so I don’t think I will be doing the photo topics as a part of the daily post challenge here.

Ana Félix Pires | January 19, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Reply
I didn’t think of that but I could definitely see it happening now that you mentioned it. Hopefully there’d be some encouragement to share your own pictures, not just something you find through Google.

Trudy | January 19, 2011 at 3:17 pm |
Correct. Because you cannot “find” an image in Google. Google indexes anything on the web. However, Google itself does not remove copyright from images.

I hope people share there own. Besides that is more interesting anyway as it will be relevant to their own lives.

Alexy Saltekoff | January 19, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Reply
I really hope I get the whole week to work on it so I can put it off to the last minute and rush to get it done. Photographer, know thyself. I was actually looking at doing a 365 of pictures as well as posts earlier today.

Angeline M | January 19, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Reply
I love this idea. I love posting with photos on other sites but never have on WordPress….I think I may need to learn how to upload photos onto WP, so all in all this would widen my horizens even more! Great idea.

The Onyx Plate | January 19, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Reply
I think that sounds great! I already photoblog with my recipes…so, a little extra something wouldn’t be bad at all!

Ále | January 19, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Reply
That would be so awesome! Great way to add variety to the things.

keisen | January 19, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Reply
If The Daily Post would post a photo as a topic, and let people riff on it, that’d be a great additional way of incorporating those that don’t want to post a photo.

Trudy | January 19, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Reply
Now that could be great. Post one image and people create a topic from that image. A picture is worth 1000 words we should easily be able to blog 250-500 from one LOL!

jackiepaulson | January 19, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Reply
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I am happy with topics or a photo! Looks like Photo’s are a winner by the vote counts.

SRQPIX | January 19, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Reply
I would like to have a challenge of some sort. It might prove interesting.

dam3et 2ontha | January 19, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Reply
I already post my, somewhat artistic, photos on my blog and have a specific page for it and enjoy doing it so much, but I would like more ideas of things so snap! That would be cool

savbee | January 19, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Reply
Oh that’s a good idea

adventurewriter | January 19, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Reply
This would be a great idea – and fit the theme of my blog!

anneedwards78 | January 19, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Reply
I think it is a great idea! I would welcome the direction otherwise I ramble rubbish & as I enjoy taking pics would give me a project…

Blockader | January 19, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Reply
Yes suggestions would be good, otherwise I’ll just have to post more pictures of me…. and nobody wants that.

stickinsect | January 19, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Reply
I would like to see this. A couple of years ago, I did a short photography course. After every class we could be given a topic for a photo we would take to show at next week’s class (e.g. self portrait, light ect…). Although the topics were simple, they really inspired me to actually go outside and take photos. For me, this was the real value of the course… been given inspiration and knowing that at next weeks class I would be able to share my photos with everyone else. Without it (as was the case before and is the case now), I would not have bothered to take any photos.

So yes, a good idea.

Katharine Trauger | January 19, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Reply
Yes. I think the photo inspirations would bleed over into writing inpirations. And how fun to see all our creativity manifesting in totally diverse ways, as I imagine it will! Go for it. Great idea.

sassncurlz | January 19, 2011 at 5:44 pm | Reply
yes please!

Andrew | January 19, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Reply
Is it possible to potentially have a weekly topic that can either be written about, or photographed? Having both would be a great idea!

simplepleasuresbooks | January 19, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Reply
Sounds like a great idea to me. If a picture is worth a thousand words… well you see where I’m going here?

Kendal Miller-Quirky Kendal/Photography by Kendal | January 19, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Reply
Sounds interesting to me. Although I’m having a hard time with the writing one blog a week challenge!

eof737 | January 19, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Reply
Terrific idea! I’m in
Eliz
Mirth and Motivation

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