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Olympic Thoughts -- 2014

Posted on February 14, 2014
Men's Figure Skating:  A Great Performance ... is not always measured by numbers. Winning a medal is nice but the true champion, made of metal, has his own sort of mettle ... courage, spirit and fortitude.
Jeremy Abbott, you rock!
 
N-B-C Olympics -- Jeremy Abbott
 
And a shout-out to Evgeni Plushenko, who had to withdraw from the competition (with an injured back) just as he was warming up for the short program. Plushenko has now ended his competitive career. True, I didn't always like Evgeni's public persona, but there's no doubt he is one of the best men's figure skaters of all time.
Plushenko won Olympic silver in 2002 (Salt Lake City, Utah),  the gold medal in 2006 (Turin, Italy) the silver medal in 2010 (Vancouver, Canada) and a gold medal in the team event for 2014 (Sochi, Russia). The team event, which combines scores for all of a country's participants in a short program and free-skate, was a first for the Olympics [...]
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This Year's Winter is ...

Posted on January 27, 2014
lasting forever. But the birds are at the feeders, the sun does occasionally shine through the clouds, we have lots of firewood and my electric blanket works very well.  At night, I get to snuggle up with my best friend ... who could ask for more than that?

Real World Life vs. Fantasy

Posted on March 26, 2013

Thought for the Day: Living your life in the Real World is better than living in a fantasy. The Real World offers hope for the future ... but a fantasy holds you captive in your own mind.

Welcoming 2013

Posted on December 31, 2012
Happy New Year, Everyone!
 
Wishing all of my friends and relatives bright light, hot music, sweet dreams, colours and magic. Here's to hoping 2013 brings all of us knowledge, health, gratitude, appreciation, vision, understanding, patience and most of all, love. 
 
OK, it would be helpful, too, to have a little more to offset the less.
 
But we are living, we are free and we are resillient.  Sometimes we need a little push, and that's OK.
 
Holiday time extends for me because Friday (January 4th) is my birthday. Another year? Yeah ... I'll take it. Am I lucky or what! Scared, sometimes ... yes. But I am lucky, just the same because ....  there are colours in the grayest skies, sunshine after every storm and music in the wind. Sounds silly but it's true. Every year is a blessing.
 
Happy New Year!
 
Teri

Just Because You Can Say It ....

Posted on December 10, 2012
Is it necessary? The story begins with the ladies in California who were described as "Fat Girls" on their restaurant receipt. Read the story HERE -  http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/12/customers-called-fat-girls-on-restaurant-bill/  
OK, yes, they are fat. So what of it? But the story goes beyond a dumb employee "calling a spade a spade." It's the way it was done and the motivation behind it, something said dumb employee may not even realize himself (and am I being fair for labeling him, "dumb?" Nope. And that's the point). 
 
In this case, it's not about being fat. The ladies are fat, they know that, we know that and we Americans are fat, so what of it? But it is about being singled out in a negative, derogatory manner. It's the same thing as being called names to "describe" nationality, race, gender, creed, sexuality and anything else that comes across as disrespectful to another human being.  I understand why these ladies were upset, and [...]
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