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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness. We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh to little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possesions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added to years to our lives not life to our years.

We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things. We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less. These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, bug men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are the days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. Its is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring you this letter to you, and a time when you can choose to share the insight or just hit delete.

Remember, spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side. Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent. Remember, to say "I Love You" to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will hurt when it comes from deep inside of you. Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak and give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind. Give time to share the precious thoughts in their mind.

I have had this on my fridge for about six years now. It was in a biker magazine. It's called the wisdom of George Carlin. I think that it speaks volumes about society if we let ourselves get caught up in it. Share some peace with your fellow brothers and sisters and don't forget that life matters to us all as humans.

Friday, March 13, 2009

I've been pretty lost lately. Lost in the day to day shuffle, we have to call life. Spring Break is here already. I can't believe it. I was never much of a Spring Breaker when I was younger, but hell, we all have to have some fun or we will be very dull people. I'm going to a conference for our NASA research project next week in boulder and I'm really looking forward to it. I took the chance to snap a couple of shot this week during the full moon. Not exactly what I was wanting but then again, that's the beauty about photography, sometimes you get more than you bargained for. The one shot appears to be during the middle of the day, but is about 10 o'clock that night. I did catch a few cool one's of the sunset in town tonight. I was a wee bit late getting out to the country to get some good sunset pics. Maybe this week I can get some sunrise pictures. The colors are a lot different between sunrises and sunsets. I will have to take my camera to Boulder this week and hope that I can get some good scenic shots. I miss the mountains so bad. I wasn't able to make either one of the Colorado trips this past year. That sucked!