Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable
faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
Mohandas Gandhi

Saturday, November 21, 2009

My Sons...

This is my oldest doin' what he loves the beach

This is my youngest...pensive
Thinking alot about my sons today...this is them. They might get snarky about me putting their faces out there for all my world to see. Oh well!!!! It's not like I joined Facebook so I can haunt and embarrass them.
I also caught up with a friend of mine today whom I hadn't seen or spoken to for about 30 years. I was a bit anxious about talking to her, wondering what to say, how it would go etc etc etc.
But we just seemed to pick up where we had left off...with lots of catching up of course. I found it really extraordinary. It was great finding out about her family and where life has taken her and it was good telling her about mine. We just fitted back in.
I also got an email from a friend in Palestine a few days ago. She has started a new blog about "normal" life in Palestine. Have a look at her first story..I found it amazing, honest and hopeful.
Her blog is

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I have a job....

I was offered a position today at I'm very excited. I accepted and I start next Monday. Go to their website and you'll find the beautiful Body Care range they produce using the oils from the eucalyptus radiata and lavender. You'll also find the selection of prize winning wines available under the Blickling Estate banner. I already knew Banalasta produced these but I didn't know about World Forest 2000. This is going to be an interesting, different and exciting job and I'm so looking forward to it. You should see my office.....a huge window overlooks the plantation. Yes, it's going to be real hard going there every day.....NOT.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Nature of Mother Nature

I have had some free time lately and I've been thinking about where I fit in the big scheme of things. No answers yet on that one....
A poem I wrote about what we are doing and bringing upon's not good news.

The Nature of Mother Nature
We were graced with this earth and given the tools
To develop and exist, to abide by her rules
How cruel we can be to others on this sphere
Whose differences cause panic through ignorance and fear.
She guided us gently with love in her heart
She’d send us a warning when we strayed from her path
But we heeded nothing and continued, now comes her wrath.
Her hope is fading, her patience gone.
She’s sighing, her exasperated breath forcing our homes to rubble
She’s crying, tears flooding rivers, oceans rising
She’s trembling with anger, her ire shaking the land
Her heart is breaking, torn apart by her children’s malevolence.
Greed is the scourge that’s destroying our planet.
Wanting more, taking yours making it mine.
Adjusting the rules and history so we succeed.
The faces change but the deeds are the same.
Some have tried to show us the truth.
But they were slain for their honesty.
What is our future? How will this end?
We are answering to her now
The most formidable foe we have faced.
We need to grow up from the delinquents we are
Get on with the task of getting along.
Appease her, calm her, show her we are worthy.

It's a bit dark, but so are these times. I hope we can mend.