Sunday, December 30, 2007

2008 Spark 4 Peace On The Dot

7:11 PM 2 Comments


Carl Sagan about the pale blue dot that is our world:

"Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known."


Wikipedia


"That's all we've got"

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Christmas Camel Carving

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Every year a spectacular magic fills the air. It starts about October with carving the Pumpkin. Then in November, the Turkey. Than by December a piece of our heart has already begun to be carved out and gifted to others as kind deeds increase and shine more predominately. Any indifferences with Family and Friends are all but forgotten. Smiles are given to Strangers we chance to see here and there. Suddenly we don’t mind the heavy traffic, circling parking lots for a space, or standing in long lines. We can even climb the highest tree to place an ornament atop. Wobbly ladders press against homes with legs in the snow or on thin ice - we clamber the rungs to dangle lights while our lives hang in the balance. Throw caution to the wind and step onto the decorated tile nailed roofs. We are invincible! And so it was for my Sister. Having never used a jigsaw before except to assemble a picture, she takes the awkward tool in hand and with nothing more than the power of sheer determination – she begins! My two young Nephews, perhaps for fear of life and limbs - pretend to busy themselves else where with what ever it is young Teenagers do. Then when all is saw and done, they gather near their Mom. Mentally I’m sure they were counting digits and when they reached 10, noting all her fingers and toes intact – they delight in the joy of Camels amid the still dusty mist! And so in the Spirit of this magical Season; I share the lawn awaited results!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Seek His Face Continually

8:26 PM 2 Comments

Look at the lines the artist used to draw this picture of Christ. There are scenes from Christ's life.

Do you see the Nativity, Jesus on the Cross, Jesus healing the sick, the Angel blowing the trumpet, the shepherd? What else do you see? Have you ever seen anything like this?

In the Circle of God's love, God's waiting to use your full potential.

May God Always Bless You and Yours!


Found on the WWW somewhere, e-mailed to me from a Friend

Saturday, December 08, 2007

The Anonymity of Wiki Fever! R U Listed?

1:28 PM 6 Comments
It’s helpful sometimes to search your blog title and/or your name in various search engines for various reasons such as verifying you are listed, what is listed about you and your site, etc. Today I did just that, searched my blog title; simply bindingink. I was delightedly surprised to find that Someone was kind enough to include my main domain site BindingInk.org at About Us. And whom ever was so anonymously thoughtful to do this, did an excellent piece of work, representing my Organization and cause professionally and reputably. I would like to Thank the Person for doing this considerate deed. Thank You!

If you don’t know About Us, should you learn, edit your info, get listed? About Us is a Wiki, a Community, “Together we make About Us, a growing resource for people, organizations and their communities”.

About Us offers:

Search: “Search over 10 million, editable pages on AboutUs to find what interests you.”

Edit: “Help build this global resource by editing these pages!”

1-800: “To better help our customers, we've acquired the toll free number… making us the only major wiki to our knowledge to provide toll-free support.”

Once listed at About Us, your site Title, Description, Languages, Additional Information, and an excellent array of Related Domains are included. I’m not sure how the Related Domains are selected and/or if each are manually added in, however; the Related Domains are extremely relevant to my sites contents. Including:

HarmonySoup.com
WonderLandorNot.net
MyBlogLog.com
Peopleized.com

Each Related Domain name links to an About Us Info about Your Site, like mine. See if you are listed on About Us and start Editing your site Info to expand, update your contents. Let us help those People who are helping our sites get listed and noticed! Lets do the Wiki the About Us way!

And a big huge Appreciative Thank You to those whom have already listed our sites at About Us! For Behind Every Pen, There is a Person.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Oh But so Funny

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A Co-Worker turned the big 50 the other day! Many of us couldn’t help rather to discuss how she does not look nearly 50. Then she began telling us about her Husband. In fact, later this week they will have been married for 10 years! She continued with how her Husband can be a Crab Apple in the mornings. To avoid this, she usually awakens before him so as to ready herself for work. The day of her Birthday was no different. She towel dried from her shower and proceeded to brush her teeth. Suddenly her Husband comes rushing into the bathroom. Startled, she asked him what he was doing. In a Frisky manner he replied, “ I just wanted to see what a sexy 50 year old butt looks like.” Needless to say, this made her day.

Is that like the sweetest thing you’ve ever heard!

There’s a quote on the WWW that goes:

“Women are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the tree.
most men don't want to reach for the good ones
because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt.
Instead, they sometimes take apples from the ground that are not as good, but easy.
The apples at the top think something is wrong
with them, when in reality they are amazing.
They just have to wait for the right person
to come along, the one who is brave enough
to climb all the way to the top of the tree.”

Crab Apple or not, surely my Co-Worker found the right Person brave enough to climb to the top, her Husband – the Apple of her eye.


Permission from Co-Worker to write this story granted to BindingInk.org

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

The Smile of God

6:40 PM 8 Comments


Found on the WWW somewhere, e-mailed to me from a Friend

Three birds a flight caught in such delight! And though this photo could be an edit using a computer program, I like to believe that it is God, Smiling down on us All!