Month: January 2016

Just Jot It January 30

Just Jot It January 30th – An- #SoCS   Jot -An Antihistorical means opposing history.  At first, I asked myself, “Why would anyone oppose history?  But, then I started thinking about it.  The people who would oppose history -are those that find fault in the historical content, or felt the written history was misleading -unfair, untrue or lies. For instance, if you lived in South Korea -North Koreans would learn an entirely different historical event -around the same theme of what you would be learning. Same thing could be happening in Vietnam, between East and West Germany (while they were divided -however, there could still be people who remember the division of the Great Wall, still believing what they were taught. If America had divided between the North and the South -what kind of historical documents would have been taught?  The Indians and the White man; the blacks and whites; Jews and Muslims; Palestinians and Israel.  The list could go on and on! We rely upon our history authors to tell the historical truth -the good, the …

Cooking Outside the Kitchen, With Dee

Today, we will prepare Spaghetti w/French Bread Always best to get your noodles going first.  Fill a large pot 3/4 full of water and throw in the amount of noodle’s, you feel will feed your family.  I use one small box.  Make sure you place a lid on the pot -so it boils quicker. Next, place a frying pan on the stove and get it heating (on high), while you open a package of hamburger.  I use 1 pound, but you may prefer more.  Take out the spatula (because if you don’t someone is going to ask you where it is), and place next to the stove. After I have my spaghetti cooking, I find the quilt I’m currently working on.  I love the feel of fabric and knowing the pieces sewn together are creating a small piece of art that can be passed down through the generations.  “Johnny, this quilt was made by your great-great Nonny Vaal.  One day, you will pass it down to your son.”  Okay -it’s a dream that could come …

Just Jot It January 29

Just Jot It January 29th – Ghost   Jot -Ghost Patrick Swayze made the best ghost in the history of movies.  When you type in a search for movies about ghost -Ghost comes up!  Need I say more? Then who can cast Casper aside?  I love that fella!  I swear my grandson looked just like him, with those round jaws and large eyes -around the age of three -4.  It was a fun time, to have Casper visiting my home.  keke I am also a huge fan of The Sixth Sense; Beetlejuice; the Korean version of Ghost (the girl is the ghost) and the old movies -The Ghost and Mrs. Muir; The Ghost and Mr. Chicken and Blackbeard’s Ghost. But, do I believe in ghost? Ah, there is the question. I haven’t an answer -as I’m not sure. There must be some twinkling of belief, as I am frightened to enter places that dying, people once lived.  I always tell my kids -“If you can think, it can probably be done.”  Great things have come from thinking -and some not so noteworthy. Kind of like …

Just Jot It January 28

Just Jot It January 28th – Serendipity   Jot -Serendipity Did you know that serendipity is one of the top ten hardest words to translate into other languages?  Interesting.  Despite the difficulty -more countries are using this word. In 1557, Michele Tramezzino of Venice, wrote Peregrinaggil di tre giovani figliuoli del re di Serendippo.  It was translated later, into English -after finding a French translation to The Three Princes of Serendip. Serendip is the Persian and Urdu name for Sri Lanka.  This name was adopted from another name -that translates to golden island. I wondered why?  So, I looked into this question.  I never found a straight answer, as Sri Lanka is actually referred to as the island of gems or island of the ruby. What I did discover that would come close -is  The Golden Temple of Dambulla.  People have lived in these caves for 3000 years.  The outsides are adorned with golden Buddha’s and so much more.  Quite fascinating. Horace Walpole coined the word serendipity, in a letter concerning, his daughters.  He pulled the meaning from The Three …

The Seasons of Our Lives

Finally, I remember! My cousins, wives – father died.  His funeral was yesterday.  L -was a wonderful man, who never said an unfair word about anyone.  He spoke softly, and always offered a smile.  Since I was young, I thought of him more as an uncle -then the neighborhood grocer. During his funeral, the minister spoke of L -as a savior.  At first, I was confused.  Then he explained that we were all saviors of something, earthly.  He was not comparing L to Christ -only in his giving to others -saving them. See, L knew the people who shopped at his store.  He knew when they didn’t buy enough food, they were low on money, needed clothing, shoes, mittens -and he provided.  He was a great representative for Christ, on earth. What struck me, what I had such a hard time remembering, was the ending to his sermon.  It was the seasons -The Seasons of Our Lives. A season to be born; a season to marry, a season to begin a family; a season to die.  Oh, …

Just Jot It January 27

Just Jot It January 27th – Mendaciloquent   Jot -Mendaciloquent Should I lie with eloquence -and tell you, I already knew this word?  No, you say.  You don’t believe me?  Sadly, you are not mistaken. I thought it would be fun to find some words -most of us, will not recognize. bardolatry -a humorous excessive admiration for Shakespeare.  I’m not sure I could find a use for this word. bibliopole -This is a career for me -a person who buys and sells books -especially, rare books.  Oooh, creepy.  It reminds me of that devil movie, starring Johnny Depp.  The Nineth Gate was about a book that showed you how to summon the devil.  This is not a movie I would recommend -just too creepy. bobsy-die -this is a great deal of fuss or trouble.  Cute -I think I might find a use for this one. borborygmus -now this is a word we can all relate to.  Do you ever wonder what to call the gurgling noises in your intestines?  You got it -borborygmus. blatherskite -this would be me …

You Matter In The Big Scheme Of Things

Originally posted on Inspired Beacon:
You Matter In The Big Scheme Of Things — Kaylaa T. Blackwell ? Life hurtles on at a dizzying pace Whether you rise or shine You struggle… To hold on To put on a good face And you ask yourself Does your life really matter? In the big scheme of things Your life may seem inconsequential A small dark speck Of light In the Cosmos Tiny breaths Equal your survival But what have you done To make the world Go ’round Continue to spin On its Axis? You have lived Innumerable steps You have fallen Harder than an acorn You have shared With the Listener And the One that have covered their ears You have cultivated Seeds on barren ground That dried up and came to naught Seeds on fertile soil That fed hungry minds And thirsty souls. You have loved The unloved And the worthwhile You have challenged uncertainty Fumbled with Fear Bristled with audacity In the face of the Unknown You have lost And thrived Close to the sun…