Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010


William Ernest Henley


O of the night that covers me, 
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

- Give The Gift Of Art! It's Zero Calories and Lasts Longer Than Flowers.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Work Update

Ok, this is for all my friends at work who have been asking. Now it might be time to go ahead and get excited. They have given me a start.date, albeit a tentative one. Apparently tentative pending the outcome of my fingerprints and background check. But that date is July 12th. So, for my friends at HDQ I'll miss ya, for my friends at DFW i'll, tentatively, see ya soon and for my wife I guess it's safe to buy groceries for the coming week. ;-)

- Give The Gift Of Art! It's Zero Calories and Lasts Longer Than Flowers.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Detroit's pickups flunk, Toyota soars, on American-Made list - USATODAY.com

Detroit's pickups flunk, Toyota soars, on American-Made list http://usat.me?97636

- Give The Gift Of Art! It's Zero Calories and Lasts Longer Than Flowers.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Free Education


- Give The Gift Of Art! It's Zero Calories and Lasts Longer Than Flowers.

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Local Talent Teaser Tonight!

Join The Gallery in welcoming back some of our favorite artists, as well as some brand new ones, for an evening to celebrate our local lovely and talented people.

Our artists are ready entertain your eyes all night long for only $3 at the door.

With Tony Ferraro on the Acoustic guitar.

Including art by; Phillip Holt, Erin Haney, James Haney, Emily Dewbre-Young, Sara Rosenberg, Carola Locke, Rachel Ball, Alex Vasquez, Melissa Hopkins, Kelly Lane, Sara Nichol Barnard and Dynamite Dames Photography.

This show will be 18+ and BYOB, so please have your ID ready if you plan on having a beverage or two!
Go RSVP right NOW!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Growing Good Corn

There was a Nebraska farmer who grew award-winning corn. Each year he entered his corn in the state fair where it won a blue ribbon.

One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting about how he grew it. The reporter discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbors.

"How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbors when they are entering corn in competition with yours each year?" the reporter asked.

"Why sir," said the farmer, "didn't you know? The wind picks up pollen from the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field. If my neighbors grow inferior corn, cross-pollination will steadily degrade the quality of my corn. If I am to grow good corn, I must help my neighbors grow good corn."

He is very much aware of the connectedness of life. His corn cannot improve unless his neighbor's corn also improves.

So it is in other dimensions. Those who choose to be at peace must help their neighbors to be at peace. Those who choose to live well must help others to live well, for the value of a life is measured by the lives it touches. And those who choose to be happy must help others to find happiness for the welfare of each is bound up with the welfare of all.

Moral : If we want to be happy, we should help our neighbors to be happy.
Mothers Love by jennifer belote
Mothers Love by jennifer belote

Friday, June 11, 2010

Easy Picture Frames

Attractive and unique picture frames can be made with basic tools, for some only a saw and a square are needed. It is much easier to cut mitered corners with a miter box or trimmer, if the fit is not exact the angles can be fine tuned by sanding them. Often a cause of poor fitting joints is that the two opposite side pieces are not exactly the same length. A disk sander is a very handy tool to have to adjust the angles to fit, there are plans to build one here.

More at Sawdustmaking.com
The Paradoxical Commandments

by Dr. Kent M. Keith

1. People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
2. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
3. If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.
4. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
5. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
6. The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
7. People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
8. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.
9. People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.
10. Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.
Tiger Painting by Sherry Holder Hunt
Tiger Painting by Sherry Holder Hunt

Sunday, June 06, 2010

The Flip - Turn Your World Around

Humankind stands at an important crossroad. One way leads to an upside down world of chaos, anxiety and fear; the other toward a Right Side Up world of mindful living, harmony and balance.


- We Run Our Own Sweatshop and We Do Our Own Sweating In It!

Freedom by Arline Wagner
Freedom by Arline Wagner

Saturday, June 05, 2010

fire by ericast81
fire by ericast81

Digg Story: FTC to Toughen Anti-Greenwashing Rules

I wanted to share this story with you: http://digg.com/d31T4Bx?e
"FTC to Toughen Anti-Greenwashing Rules"
Purveyors of green goods and services can expect increased pressure to avoid greenwashing in 2010, following a push by the Federal Trade Commission to retool its guidelines on environmental marketing claims.
+84 people dugg this story.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Lindsay Books

Books for experimenters, inventors, tinkerers, mad scientists, and a very few normal people.


- Shhhh! What was that?
Did you hear something growl?

Executive Compensation

You know, it's amazing to me how whenever these greedy corporate execs are confronted about their ridiculous compensation packages their usual first reaction is that they aren't nearly as bad as those guys over at XYZ corporation and they have to stay competitive to retain their *cough* *cough* "talent".

Well, whether you're a looter at the jewelry store or if you're a looter at the electronics store you're still a looter!

- Shhhh! What was that?
Did you hear something growl?

Nature Spirit by Shobana Appavu
Nature Spirit by Shobana Appavu