"The great thing in the world is not so,much were we stand, as in what direction we are moving. ~~~Oliver Wendell Holmes

    "And the day came when the risk to remain

         tight in a bud was more painful than the risk

            it took to bloom."  ~~~Ana├»s Nin, partner of Gore Vidal.

From Smithsonian Magazine, Dec. 2011, article by Robert Irion writes about the new book "Knocking on Heaven's Door", author and Harvard Physicist, Lisa Randall  says that she thinks an extra dimension may exist close to our familiar reality,hidden from a bizarre sapping of the strength of gravity as we see it.

Vienna Pharaon, Marriage Therapist

" Not everything is meant to be mended. Not all relationships are meant to last a lifetime."

 Echo's of an Open Mike

Freelance Photography

From the writer of Yellowstone about playing golf.

"I see that much grass I want to put cows on it"

 Love life. Be grateful for it always, And show your gratitude by not shying away from its challenges.

Try always to live a little bit beyond your capacities. You'll find that you never succeed.

~Arthur Gordon, The Gift of Adaptability,  in his book, A Touch of Wonder,

Fleming H. Revell Company,1974, Old Tappan,New Jersey                                      

The Pantone Color for 2023 is:

Viva Magenta !.

2023 is theYear of the Rabbit in the Asian Culture.

2022 is the Year of the Tiger in the Asian Culture.

Neil de Grasse Tyson, on the Stephen Colbert show said that Steven Spielberg told him in Tyson's office E.T. touching plants would make them glow was no accident. He had a heart and was a sentient plant :" To come up with that idea of the sentient plants ,did you smoke any baby plants ?".

The article by Stephen Proctor, Fri., Sept.23, 2022@2:17am

Some bridges are meant to be burned.

Music is the voice of the instruments. It is a conversation among  themselves,which we are priviledge to overhear.,

                           and also

Tranquility is found in the stillness of the soul.

~~~Viola Del Gado

" When once you have tasted flight,

you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward,

for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."

Visionary of Airship travel  by Leonardo da Vinci in the 16th Century, Rome.

Accurate Weather Forecasting

Stone is wet means it rained or is raining.

Stone is dry means it is not raining.

Stone casting shadow onto ground means it is sunny.

Stone white on top means it is snowing or has snowed.

Stone cannot be seen means it is foggy.

Stone swinging in its sling  means it is windy.

Stone jumping up and down in its sling means there is an earthquake.

Stone gone from sling means a tornado has already got the stone and you are next in its path!