Snow trains, snow trains.

Where art thou?

For Mountain Passes await your plows.

Freight cars are buried deep in snow;

With goods ready for market

And cannot go.

" 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.

Conversation was about Upstanders

"They call people like that because they help to reduce the power of the bully"

 Echo's of an Open Mike

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

The Pantone Color for 2023 is:

Viva Magenta !.

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.

Conversation was about how they felt:

"It was my shadow side"

Do you know what it means when you see a bluejay?

There is also a meaning when you see a cardinal. Do you know that one?

A bus driver talking to a fellow driver about the fires in the Panhandle caused needed food for the livestock.

"Well, I saw a web site that could give you all the information on how to send cow chow.

Some bridges are meant to be burned.

Vienna Pharaon, Marriage Therapist

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

From the writer of Yellowstone about playing golf.

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


"Markets are never wrong. Opinions often are"

~~~1900 stock market savant once said.

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!

2024 Pantone Color of the year



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".

Colbert: "To come up with that idea of the sentient plants,did you smoke any baby plants ?".

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My I borrow your ball hitting stick?

~~~unknown, but he must have been a baseball fan.

Congratulations, Texas Rangers!! World Series Champs 2023

    "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.

2023 is the Year of the Rabbit in the Asian Culture.

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

Conversation was about a car accident:

"It was a hit and hurt"

In negotiations you must leave a little bit of blood on the table.

~~~Editor for Barbara Streisand's new book.

Did you hear this dad joke?

"What do you call a kidnapper finishing school?"

" ---the glitterati"

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

                           and also

"Tranquility is found in the stillness of the soul".

~~~Viola Del Gado

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"Watch your thoughts;

They become  words.

Watch your words;

They become actions;

Watch your actions;

They become habits.

Watch your habits;

They become character.

Watch your character;

It becomes your Destiiny''.

~~~Frank Outlaw

 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,

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