moon phases

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Snowman Band!

I am not sure how long this weblink will be valid. So hurry and click to choose your snowman band members play for you! If you like this one, scroll down to see horses sing on my blog.
Early Happy Holidays to You!!!!
Ecards by Hallmark

Monday, November 29, 2004

Games By James

Very Very Very Cool Web Link for board games and more. If you like to play games, this is the place for you. These games are for purchase, but you will find a myriad of games to select.

What Part Of The World Are You?

This is just for fun. Please do not get offended by the questions. After you truthfully answer these questions, you will click on a button that will show you what part of the world your answers reflect. Just for fun!!!! Enjoy!

New Zealand

New Zealand is my Home away from Home. I can remember what it was like with my first breathe of the New Zealand Air. My eyes swelled with tears. My heart swelled up with warmth. My body from head to toe felt an instant of Peace throughout my existance. At that moment, I never felt more peace in my heart. It was as if I could rest and be still.

As the hours passed, my heart grew fonder. As the days lingered on, my heart grew warmer. As the day turned to night turned to morning turned to day, my heart - my soul - my everything, felt as if I was home. After decades of traveling....I found my Home.

I will always remember that feeling of visiting New Zealand. Peace. Warmth. Beauty. A feeling of being Home. To feel the feeling of being home once again, I yearn for that feeling every day.

New Zealand, my home away from home.

Virtual New Zealand

Where to stay inexpensively in New Zealand YHA

More New Zealand

English/Maori one word Translator

A few pictures of Maori Culture

Brief History of the Maori People

Extensive Maori Information
plus Home Websites of Maori Tribes

Maori Arts and Culture

Dictionary of New Zealand Biography

New Zealand Herald Newspaper

Lonely Planet on New Zealand

General Map of New Zealand

Information Network Center for New Zealand

Immigration Service for New ZealZealand

Customs in New Zealand

Jason's New Zealand the best site to start your search

Jobs in New Zealand

World Factbook on New Zealand

National Library of New Zealand

100% Pure New Zealand

Embassy in Washington D.C. to New Zealand

New Zealand online

Study abroad in New Zealand

Travel to New Zealand

The Governor-General in New Zealand

Offices of the Government in New Zealand

Great Deals to travel to New Zealand

Special Flights to New Zealand

Archives of New Zealand

Destination: New Zealand

National Parks of New Zealand

New Zealand in History

NZHistory on the net

World History of New Zealand

Birds of New Zealand

Pronunciation Key for Maori

Brief History of the Maori Language

Ngata Dictionary - Maori

Learn to speak Maori Phrases

Sunday, November 28, 2004

In The News

Times are a changing.

I just heard Tom Brochaw (not sure of the correct spelling) is retiring from the news as is Dan Rather. But Dan is resigning. Two Major Icons in the news industry for decades! As I was eating my breakfast, I also heard there was a plot to assasinate President Bush. What is next. Oh the election process in the Ukrain is not going well at all.

Saturday, November 27, 2004

Do you have a favorite food?

Read about the orgin of your favorite foods.
Read about interesting facts about your favorite foods.
Share with your friends about their favorite foods.
Click above!

Look at the Time Line of Food and Recipes!
It dates back to before 17,000 BC

Earth's Biggest Movie Database

All you want to know about your favorite movie. From actors/actresses to filming locations, directors and much more. Chat with others that share your same interests about your favorite movie!

What is Color?

This page has several and I do mean several links to it.
This is definately a page to ponder and think.....hmmmmm
Test it out.
See if it rings true for you.
Choose your favorite color and see if it's true for you!
Scroll towards the bottom of the page to read the references about your favorite color.

Free Brief Name Analysis

You will get a peek of what your name means.
Try entering in a friend of yours.
Does it match?
Is it true or false?
Let me know.

Have you ever heard horses sing?

Try clicking on the link above. It may even put a smile on your face!
hint: click on each horse.

More Questions About Animals?

Try these websites:

Virtual Zoo
This site provides both pictures and descriptions of animals. Point and Click on Animal Bites, then Click on Mammals, Birds, or Reptiles. Then click on the name of the animal you'd like to see. For other zoo sections, use the Available Main Sections pull-down menus on this page.

Be my guest. Be sure to click on the links for more great wildlife sites.

A great wildlife site
over 50 species endangered around the world fact sheet
Wildlife around you.
Desert Life and Animals
Animal Information - including sounds and pictures
NWF - Kidzone - information organized for varied age groups
Australian Wildlife
RangerRicks Animal Page classified by mammals, fishes, insects, birds, amphibians, and reptiles
Most extensive site for all animals on earth.
NPCA Complete Site for Action and Background Information about our wildlife in America.
Wildlife and more detailed information Excellent site for Kid Homework for older students.

Everything you want to know about livestock: horse, cattle, goats, sheep, pigs - even buffalo and camels. First click on Breeds of Livestock, then click on the category you want to see, such as Horses. Scroll down the left column and select the breed of horse, such as Appaloosa. The page will display a photograph of the horse as well as its history and other interesting information.

Click on Table of Contents. Click on Breeds Page. Click on American Kennel Club. Point to the Breeds Tab. Scroll down to either "By Name" or "By Group" and click. Then select the dog of your choice. There are video clips for most of the dogs, too.

This is very easy to use. Look for your interest, and click on the link. From history, poetry, movies with cats, cat facts, and much much more.

try this link for LOTS AND LOTS of cat information
try this link for even more information about cats
Click here for myths and facts about cats plus pictures, and much more!

additional link of animals click here

Do Dolphins Sleep?

Yes and No.

Dolphins must be concious to breathe. If they went into full deep sleep, they would suffocate. In addition, they must be constantly alert to avoid danger. Yet virturely all animals need to sleep. The dolphins have solved this problem in a unique way.

The dolphin brain, like human brains, have two hemispheres. However, each of their hemispheres operate independently of the other. For eight hours both hemispheres are awake; for the next eight hours only the left hemisphere sleeps; and for the next eight hours, only the right hemisphere sleeps. This way the entire brain gets eight hours of sleep although only half is sleeping at each given time. During the time half the brain is sleeping, the dolphin remains physically active but tends to move as little as necessary.

source from "Do Fish Drink Water: Puzzling and Improbable Questions and Answers" by Bill Mc Lain.

more information about dolphins:

Friday, November 26, 2004

The Law is The Law


This is one of the better e-mails I have received in a long time!
I hope this makes its way around the USA several times over!!!!!


So if the US government determines
that it is against the law for the words
"under God" to be on our money,
then, so be it.

And if that same government decides
that the "Ten Commandments" are not to be used
in or on a government installation,
then, so be it.

And since they already have prohibited any prayer
in the schools, on which they deem their authority,
then so be it.

I say, "so be it," because I would like to be a law abiding US citizen.

I say, "so be it," because I would like to think that smarter people
than I are in positions to make good decisions.

I would like to think that those people
have the American Publics' best interests at heart.


Since we can't pray to God,
can't Trust in God and
cannot Post His Commandments in Government buildings,
I don't believe the Government and it's employees
should participate in the Easter and Christmas celebrations
which honor the God that our government is eliminating
from many facets of American life.

I'd like my mail delivered on Christmas,
Good Friday, Thanksgiving & Easter.
After all, it's just another day.

I'd like the US Supreme Court to be in session
on Christmas, Good Friday, Thanksgiving & Easter as well as Sundays.
After all, it's just another day.

I'd like the Senate and the House of Representatives
to not have to worry about getting home
for the "Christmas Break."
After all it's just another day.

I'm thinking that a lot of my taxpayer dollars could be saved,
if all government offices & services would work on Christmas,
Good Friday & Easter.

It shouldn't cost any overtime
since those would be just like any other day of the week
to a government that is trying to be "politically correct."

In fact.... I think that our government
should work on Sundays (initially set aside for worshipping God...)
because, after all, our government says that it should be just another day....

What do you all think????

If this idea gets to enough people,
maybe our elected officials will stop giving in
to the minority opinions and begin,
once again, to represent the 'majority'
of ALL of the American people.

SO BE IT...........

Please Dear Lord,
Give us the help needed
to keep you in our country!
'Amen' and 'Amen' Touche!

These are definitely things I never thought about but from now on,
I will be sure to questions those, in government, who support these changes.

At the top, it says
"I hope this makes its way around the USA several times over!!!!!"

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Happy Thanksgiving

I am grateful for the health I do have.
I am grateful for the family I do have.
I am grateful for the friends I do have.
I am grateful for the people who are in my life now.
I am grateful for the doctors, nurses, technicians, escorts, information people here at Mayo.
I am grateful for the people who come into my life from day to day.
I am grateful for the sunshine today.
I am grateful for the moonshine tonight.
I am grateful for the clouds in the sky I see today.
I am grateful for the coolness on my skin.
I am grateful for the safety I feel in my life.
I am grateful for the colors I see today.
I am grateful for the sounds of nature I hear today.
I am grateful for the sounds of music I hear right now.
I am grateful for the gifts God has blessed me with.
I am grateful for the shelter I keep warm in today.
I am grateful for the clothing I do have.
I am grateful for my forefathers and their vision for our future.
I am grateful for my Creator for all He does for me and you!
Plain and Simple - I AM GRATEFUL!

Sunday, November 14, 2004

Its Like Walking into the Twilight Zone

As I was driven to my hotel, I noticed a flatness in the land, bare branched brown wooded trees, and a sense of going back in time when I read the billboards and read the sign boards of retailers and food establishments.

The sky was bright blue which met a brown soiled and a light brown dry grassy horizon. The air crisp and cold. As we approached the city of Rochester, Buildings from one story to multiple stories masked with a variety of browns and hues of browns darted up from the flat horizon of Minnesota. Mind you, there is nothing bland or boring in the landscape. Looking out at the physical scape of the land - natural and manmade - I also couldn't help but notice a feeling of this being a place of some sort of a destination for those in wandering. A place on earth for healing.

Person after person that I have met, so far, are people who don't know why they are here. They are in search for answers. A state of mind of not knowing from moment to moment appears to be a common theme I am discovering so just one day.

I went to a Cafe last night and sat across from a Mayo Clinic surgeon who was eating with one of his patients. While I ate my salad, I was very much aware of the conversations surrounding me. This particular doctor leans over to another table and introduces himself to start another casual conversation. Another man enters the low lit, crowded cafe in a wheelchair accompanied by his yellow colored large sized dog. The hostess and waitress welcomed him and his dog, literally, with open arms. Such a caring family atmosphere is witnessed here in Rochester, so far.

People seem to be ready to stop and listen or share a moment or two with you - on the sidewalk, in a cafe, in the lobby, in an elevator, or anywhere you may cross another's path.

Ages ranging from babies in blankets to the agless sunset years of appearences to be in their eighties gather to this place called Rochester, MN. People of all sorts come here to be healed - in wheel chairs, using walking canes, wearing a back pack with a tube leading to somewhere under their shirt. Thin people, heavy people, all shapes and sizes I have seen in less than 24 hours.

The city of Rochester has several enclosed sky walkways connecting high rising buildings to other high rising buildings from what I can see so far. Where I am right now, all I see is mostly light brown brick or stone buildings with a few leafless brown branched trees here and there planted on the sidewalks outlining the high rising lightly brown hue-toned buildings.

I have been told there is a totally different city underground with climate controled walkways connected to the Mayo Clinic. The Mayo Clinic seems to be connected underground to most of the major establishments in town. Hotels and Churches and a few banks scattered with shops here and there is what I have seen so far.

Where I am staying includes breakfast - a full variety - and something like a happy hour M - TH which includes beverages and a scheduled variety of food for people to enjoy. There are board games to be checked out at the receptionist counter for the guests to use in the dining room or their own personal suites. There is also an excersice room along with a clean laundary room with coin operated mahcine - each costing 1.00 per load - washing and drying.

I feel very well taken care of here. My impression is that the people that work here genuinely care about the guests who visit here. I have been told that the Mayo Clinic is the same way - a caring, supportive family atmosphere.

My impression of this place is that of a gathering place to be healed. I am reminded of the waters in which Jesus visited while he healed people on the Sabboth. It's been two years of not knowing and testings with no significant results other than producing more data for more testing with the results coming out "normal".

Although I feel this place to be a place of healing, I have my human doubts. But, this I know, I have never experienced a place like this in my life. I have only seen places like this in the movies or I have read about places like this in books or the Bible.

At times,
I may feel hopeless -
I may have feelings of doubts. I may have feelings of total discouragement. I may loose focus where to find the light at the end of the tunnel. I may feel like there is no end in site.
BUT, This I do know -


Saturday, November 13, 2004

One Liners that will make you smile!

Brought to you by a good friend, Karen C. who emailed me this! Thanks!

26 Beautiful One-liners
1. Give God what's right -- not what's left.
2. Man's way leads to a hopeless end -- God's way leads to an
endless hope.
3. A lot of kneeling will keep you in good standing.
4. He who kneels before God can stand before anyone.
5. In the sentence of life, the devil may be a comma--but never let him
be the period.
6. Don't put a question mark where God puts a period.
7. Are you wrinkled with burden? Come to the church for a face-lift.
8. When praying, don't give God instructions - just report for duty.
9. Don't wait for six strong men to take you to church.
10. We don't change God's message -- His message changes us.
11. The church is prayer-conditioned.
12. When God ordains, He sustains.
13. WARNING: Exposure to the Son may prevent burning.
14. Plan ahead -- It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.
15. Most people want to serve God, but only in an advisory position.
16. Suffering from truth decay? Brush up on your Bible.
17. Exercise daily -- walk with the Lord.
18. Never give the devil a ride -- he will always want to drive.
19. Nothing else ruins the truth like stretching it.
20. Compassion is difficult to give away because it keeps coming back.
21. He who angers you controls you.
22. Worry is the darkroom in which negatives can develop.
23. Give Satan an inch & he'll be a ruler.
24. Be ye fishers of men -- you catch them & He'll clean them.
25. God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.
26. Read the Bible -- It will scare the hell out of you.

Where are RFID Chips used?

The wave of our future using advance technology. YOU WILL BE AMAZED!!!!

More ways RFID Technology is used.

Toys of Yesterday

Steam engine toys including trains.

Zero Toys

very interesting toys.

O Zone Reality

check it out


new and exciting toys


This is a GREAT Option to long distance nationally, and internationally. Good Luck!

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Top MSN Songs this month

Wow, this will expand your music horizons! I havent listened to most of them, but, they are free to listen to. I am not sure if you get the whole song. Its a good sampling, though. Have fun!!!

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

I will get better!

My body aches. My muscles ache. My arms ache. My shoulders and neck ache. My knee is killing me. I am finding it harder each time I go to get up out of a chair or the bed. I have to self talk to myself to concentrate in getting up. My fingers, from the tip to the knuckles on my right hand went tingly numb when I went to play guitar and my left upper fore arm muscles had sharp pains darting after playing guitar for just 20 minutes.
I feel so tired, I could sleep all day. Good Night.

Monday, November 08, 2004

Microsoft Templates

For all your template needs, click on Microsoft Templates

Sunday, November 07, 2004

Gilligan's Isle

A Huge Thanks Goes to My Good Friends,
Beth and Sheila
Thanks for sending me the lyrics!
Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale
a tale of a fateful trip,
that started from this tropic port,
aboard this tiny ship.
The mate was a mighty sailin' man,
the Skipper brave and sure,
five passengers set sail that day,
for a three hour tour,
a three hour tour.
The weather started getting rough,
the tiny ship was tossed.
If not for the courage of the fearless crew
the Minnow would be lost.
The Minnow would be lost.
The ship aground
on the shore of this uncharted desert isle
with Gilligan,
the Skipper too.
A millionaire and his wife,
a movie star,
the proffessor and Mary Ann,
here on Gilligan's Isle.
(Ending verse)
So this is the tale of our castaways,
there here for a long long time.
They'll have to make the best of things,
it's an uphill climb.
The first mate and his Skipper too
will do their very best,
to make the others comf'terble
in their tropic island nest.
No phone ,no lights, no motor car,
not a single luxury
like Robinson Crusoe it's primitive as can be.
So join us here each week my friends,
you're sure to get a smile,
from seven stranded
castaways here on Gilligan's Isle!

Prime Directive For Living Life On Earth

To Be

How to break a habit

Another link I found from msn news. Do you believe this? Have you tried this? Does it work?

6 Servings of Brain Food

I just saw this on msn news. Check it out.

Travel Channel Destinations

This is a GREAT Link for traveling information AND getting in contact with travelers around the world. You won't be sorry if you check this one out!!!!!

Top Ten Weblinks for November

Cyber Tip Line
Helping parents monitor internet usage with their children

Michael Bach
Mind stumping optical illusions and visual phenomena

Travel Pets
Find all your pet's needs for traveling and worldwide
lodging with your pet

The Holiday Spot
History and Orgin of Recipes for the Holidays

Explore this site to learn some of the more ridiculous laws enacted in the USA and in other countries

U Promise
Leading companies contribute a portion of what parents spend into a college savings account for their children. Enrollment is easy and free!

Network In Your Community
This site is dedicated to using the web to help people
get more involved in their community

Story Place
Children's Digital Library full of stories and activities
for young and old.

Technology Help With Your Computer
If you want to stay ahead of the game, or simply learn about the internet and computers - you'll probabl find your answer at this useful site.

World's Greatest Recipe Collection
For the chef's delight this site offers recipes out of this world!

Saturday, November 06, 2004

Cushing Syndrome

After meeting with a health professional for just a few minutes the other day, he asked if I have been tested for Cushing Syndrome. Up until that moment, I had never heard of it. Later that day I began researching into the night and came up with these resources below.

After reflecting upon my health over the past two years and all the testing I have been through, it makes sense why they haven't been able to figure out what I have.

You know I am not a doctor, but, it seems to me after reading these sources, there is a strong possibility I have this syndrome or something VERY CLOSE TO IT!

WebMD Health

Cushing with explanations and photos

Dictionary Definition of Cushing Syndrome

History Background of Cushing Syndrome

National Organization for Rare Disorders

Mulitple Sympton Disorders


Symptons - A must see!

There is even a pet syndrome for cushings:

Integris Hotline:

Dictionary source:

Possibly the best link of information put simply:

Simply stated:

and another:

Another EXCELLENT source:

Short essay on cushing syndrome:

Very short explanation:

Non-cancerous tumor:

Alternative idea:

Is it possible for me to have animal symptons? I do!



A story about a doc in Palo Alto, Stanford Doc

In Spanish:


I did not know the story behind Ray Charles. Do you know how he got his name, Ray Charles?
This movie is an inspiration for those who are struggling for their lives. Those who have it all, loose it all, and gain it all back and then some, through the worst of times, resolving past issues, and then moving on. GREAT MOVIE!!!! A MUST SEE!

Top Ten/Worst Ten Cities for Dating

Do you believe Atlanta is in the top ten worst cities for dating?

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

United Way Help

To find out how United Way
may be able to help you locally,
Dial 211

A Natural Blend of the Human Touch and Technology!

*When is the last time you visited your Dentist's Office and walked into a world of a caring and relaxing atmosphere? Where you hear endearing words such as "Sweetheart", "Dear", or "What can we do to take away the pain?"

*When is the last time you visited your Dentist's Office and your Dentist greets you with a warm hug, smiling face, and looks right into your eyes and asks how you are? And waits for your reply?

*When is the last time you visited your Dentist's Office and your Dentist stands behind you while you are recovering from a procedure and takes a moment to see how you are doing while giving you a much need neck and shoulder massage?

*When is the last time you visited your Dentist's Office to experience the world of the newest and coolest Technology known to Dentistry? When an x-ray is taken of your tooth, literally right before your eyes on the patient's chair you rest your body is a computer flat screen monitor that instantly displays a digital picture of the tooth that was just taken. You are included in the process and can see exactly what is going on with your mouth! Very Cool!

*When is the last time you visited your Dentist's Office and waited your turn to be seen while watching Educational Dental Informercials on a HUGE Plasma TV mounted on the wall in the waiting room?

*When is the last time you visited your Dentist's Office and the only paper you see is your receipt? The rest of the work is digitized, computerized, and memorized by the fasinating world of Technology?

*When is the last time you have stepped into a Professional setting and recieved the Warmth of a Human Touch blended with the exciting world of Technology?

*Monday, November 1, 2004 is when I did!!!!

*Dr. Anisa Hailey's Dental Practice is Awesome in (Alpharetta) Suwanee, GA and Austell, GA! Dr. Hailey, D.M.D., and her staff provide the most sincere blended Human Touch of warmth and sincerity, while providing a GREAT service to enhance our daily lives concerning our teeth and mouth, as she ventures into the new and exciting world of Technology!

My Hat, if I had one, Goes off to you, Dr. Hailey!

Thank you Dr. Hailey, I enjoy going to the Dentist now! And I love my short visits with you Dr. Hailey! Can I say that? :)

Kerry or Bush?

Let Your Voice Be Heard!
You Do Count!
Don't Let Others
Speak For You!
Your Vote Counts, Too!

Monday, November 01, 2004

Seychelles, My Dream Islands!

These Islands are my home away from home dream spot in the world!

write your congressmen and women

This is a link that gives you addresses and contact information to all the political people in the nation.

What are Electoral Votes?

Information on all you want to know about electoral votes.

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