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24 December 2008

Funny Christmas Conversations: Parents to Their Children









Funny Christmas Conversations: Parents to Their Children - The lighting of the bonfires on the Mississippi River levee on Christmas Eve in Louisiana. The River is lit up like an airplane landing strip with lights so Santa and his reindeer can find his way into bayou country.

19 December 2008

Slap That Cold Silly with Food as Medicine














Slap That Cold Silly with Food as Medicine - article by Denny Lyon - Utilize spices in your food to give healing support to that cold or flu. Here’s an easy exotic and delicious soup recipe when you are feeling miserable. Soup recipe included.

Let's face it - even the smartest among us gets a cold or run down from time to time. Here's a recipe that uses food as medicine to help heal you all the faster!

Candied orange peel recipe included too.


Photo by hfb @ flickr

14 December 2008

What Really Makes Me So Smart - part one






What Really Makes Me So Smart - part one - Do you know what really makes you smart? How well do you know yourself on the deepest level?

Well, that’s an arrogant title! What can I say? I find the truth amusing – even about myself - and possess the boldness to speak it out loud. “Wow! What an ego!” you say? Now that you have made an assumption about where this story is going, well, just read on; you won’t be disappointed.


Photo by h.koppdelaney @ flickr

13 December 2008

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"The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway." - Mother Theresa




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Pet Storytelling Relieves Stress




Pet Storytelling Relieves Stress: "Storytelling is a great stress reliever. People love to tell pet stories. We all have one. What’s yours?"


Photo by Denny Lyon of Michael GoodDragon

11 December 2008

Resource - Photography






AutoStitch - This is the latest in new technology for panoramic photography! Talk about incredibly cool. You pull a set of landscape photos and let the software do the rest to create a composite panoramic photo. It's a free demo to download. It's quite popular as over 2 million people have visited that site!

10 December 2008

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"If you are successful, you may win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway." - Mother Theresa



Photo by foxypar4 @ flickr

08 December 2008

We Believe In Santa




We Believe In Santa

1,000 views of the many photos in this article and counting!

Over 50 photos of Santa's believers and Santa sightings! Do you believe in Santa? Do you believe in spreading goodwill? Join us this season to gift others with more than mall presents.

Photo by Weaselmcfee @ flickr

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"The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority.



Photo by jackol @ flickr




The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority.



Photo by jackol @ flickr





The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking." — A. A. Milne


Photo by Rob Inh00d @ flickr

07 December 2008

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"People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway." - Mother Theresa



Photo by Lida Rose @ flickr

06 December 2008

Poem - Santa's Love



Poem by CJ Beige

Photo by Raphael Goetter @ flickr










Since it's the Christmas season and I absolutely LOVE the holiday season - here's a lovely poem by a friend of mine. He is a trucker who travels America.

While he's driving he composes wonderful poetry in his head, most of it is love poetry to his beautiful wife. What woman would not love to be immortalized in poetry?

After reading my article We Believe In Santa he was inspired to write his answer in poetry form. My fellow poets are such fun!

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Santa's Love



Santa's like the wise men,
He's dad and mother too,
He's your friend and neighbor,
And someone that's there for you.

He's your pal and buddy,
And your confidante you see,
He's on every corner,
Every home is where he'll be.

He wants to see you happy,
‘Cause he gives the gift of love,
He gives it from his heart of gold,
And from the Lord above.

Three wise men honored Jesus,
The night that was His birth,
They honored Him with gifts because
The wise men knew His worth.

Santa's truly in our heart,
With every gift we give,
Santa's love just like the Lord’s,
Forever they will live.

C.J.Beige (John)
Copyright 26 November 2008
All Rights Reserved

05 December 2008

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"What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway." - Mother Theresa



Photo by foxypar4 @ flickr

Healing - part two: Keep Your Joy





Healing: Keep Your Joy: "Part Two - Did you ever wonder how to use universally known spiritual principles in a practical way that can enhance your everyday life? Do you know what keeps you off balance in life?"

Photo by alicepopkorn @ flickr

03 December 2008

Healing - part one: Universal Spiritual Principles That Work




Healing: Universal Spiritual Principles That Work - Did you ever wonder how to use universally known spiritual principles in a practical way that can enhance your everyday life? Minus the religious perspective, practical all the way.

Photo by _cr_ @ flickr

02 December 2008

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"Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway." - Mother Theresa

Photo by Szeto Clan @ flickr

30 November 2008

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"If you do good, people may accuse you of selfish motives. Do good anyway." - Mother Theresa

Photo by Axel Bührmann @ flickr

29 November 2008

Recipe - Dennys MINI Louisiana Lyon Oven Pancake





Dennys MINI Louisiana Lyon Oven Pancake - Feed your soul and feed your mind with stimulating LEMON! Lemon activates the intellect and clears the mind. Easy, quick meal for two and only 200 calories!

26 November 2008

We Believe In Santa





We Believe In Santa - great article with lots of amusing Santa photos of believers dressed up as Santa. Also plenty of Santa sightings worldwide. You can join for free the We Believe In Santa global fan club and spread some goodwill this season! Photo by FaceMePLS @ flickr

21 November 2008

Foods We Love to Hate: Knowing Why





Foods We Love to Hate: Knowing Why - Why do we hate certain foods? Have you ever considered what foods you hate and why you hate them? There may be more to it than finicky tastebuds. This is part one in a series of articles about food dislikes.
It really does make a mind wonder how food, emotion, and experience all come together to create a judgment, often a life-long judgment about a certain food. This article begins the process of discovering relationships of food and people.
Photo by Vin Crosbie @ flickr

15 November 2008

Poem - Dreaming Words



Poem by Denny Lyon

Pastel Drawing by Denny Lyon







Dreaming Words


Warm comfortable drifting
Toggling between this waking world
And the world of dreams symbolic
Sheets, those delicious summer skimmers
Glide as bodies turn side to side in repose



Gently



Quietly





Softly the growing silence
Easily falling down to fade

*Wake up!*
Comes an unwelcome startling voice
Eyes closed
Face grimaces a frown
*Wake up!* voice insistent, repeats

Ascending the dark stairway of knowledge
Rubbing my inner mind’s eye
Flinging open the huge door to light
Asking *What?!*
About to fall teetering backward
Into the comforting quiet dark

*What?!*

*Write it down*

*Now? It’s the middle of the night!*

Aware it’s a losing battle
Dutifully returning to the waking world of dark
Reaching out, fingers fumbling for bedside notebook and pen
Scribbling on lines overrun from hands half asleep
Too large is the messy handwriting
Next morning tough to decipher


Words tumble down onto paper out of the inner dark
That vast library of knowledge, universal to all
Opening the heavy tall thick door
Written words enter, marching out onto now
The waking world bathed still in eerie moonlight

Fulfilled the bleary-eyed scribe’s task
Tumble backward to welcoming sleep
Covers pulled high over weary, oh, so tired, body
Descending the long narrow stairway

Down


Deeper




Arrived


The loving library of inner knowledge
Infinity to yet explore
Artifacts of knowing to drag home
And leave quietly on some welcoming doorstep



Denny Lyon
22 June 2008

08 November 2008

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"Let God reveal Himself in His Own time, whispering wondrous secrets into the ear of your heart, for it is in the listening that Wisdom walks - and always, on this life's journey, Love endures." Denise Lyon - 5 March 2005
Photo by Ahmed Rabea @ flickr

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"We are all in this together; one person's hunger is another's duty." - Bill Moyers May 2007
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“We writers must attach ourselves, and our written words, to personal self-worth. Otherwise the thoughts of our readers will never be lifted up to their potential as a result of reading ours.” - Denny Lyon Copyright 7 July 2008 Photo by swanksalot @ flickr
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