"Every week for the past 30 years, I've hosted a Sunday dinner in my home in Paris. People, including total strangers, call or e-mail to book a spot. I hold the salon in my atelier, which used to be a sculpture studio. The first 50 or 60 people who call may come, and twice that many when the weather is nice and we can overflow into the garden. Every Sunday a different friend prepares a feast. Last week it was a philosophy student from Lisbon, and next week a dear friend from London will cook... I have long believed that it is unnecessary to understand others, individuals or nationalities; one must, at the very least, simply tolerate others. Tolerance can lead to respect and, finally, to love. No one can ever really understand anyone else, but you can love them or at least accept them. Like Tom Paine, I am a world citizen. All human history is mine. My roots cover the earth. I believe we should know each other. After all, our lives are all connected. OK, now come and dine." - Jim Haynes from his NPR interview. Listen to "Inviting The World To Dinner" from the 'This I Believe' series on NPR. Sign Up for one of Jim Haynes' Sunday Salons
The Young @ Heart Chorus lost their beloved Fred Knittle, 83, January 1st. Of Barbara, his wife of 57 years, Fred often said that their marriage was based on faith and trust. She had no faith in him and he didn't trust her. And that 'she's a religious cook, everything's a sacrifice or a burnt offering'. It's reported that Fred kept his sense of humor right to the end. In the hospital, with his whole family around him, he'd clutch at his throat and make like he was choking, then laugh at the horrified reaction. Fred Knittle, you will be stayin' alive each time we think about you. To view the above Fred Knittle Clip, CLICK HERE.
This film series on peace and justice themes, now in its fourth year, is sponsored by Pax Christi El Paso and the Peace and Justice Ministry of the Catholic Diocese of El Paso. Admission is free. Donations are accepted but not required. Light refreshments are served, and there is time for discussion after each film. Movies have been scheduled at 3:00 p. m. on the second Sunday of each month through the end of 2009.
January 11th The Invisible Chapel For two decades a migrant chapel remained invisible to the wealthy residents of a San Diego, CA neighborhood. Every Sunday parish volunteers provided humanitarian assistance and held a church service for over one hundred impoverished agricultural, construction and service industry workers from Mexico. Local neighbors, along with the San Diego Minutemen and a Talk-Radio host clashed with the mostly undocumented immigrant congregation. The ensuing conflict forced the migrants and volunteers out of their sacred space and ultimately caused the demolition of their place of worship.
For more information, call (915)217-8190 or (915)874-8422 Show time: 3:00 p. m. Mother Tesesa Hall of Dioscesan Migrant & Refugee Services 2400 E. Yandell Dr. El Paso, TX (Between Piedras and Cotton St.- From I-10 take the Piedras exit, go north on Piedras turn left on Yandell.)
Schedule for 2009 January 11 - THE INVISIBLE CHAPEL February 8 - WAR DANCE March 8 - DOROTHY DAY: DON'T CALL ME A SAINT April 19 - THIRST May 17 - BODY OF WAR June 14 - THE CORPORATION July 12 - PEACE IS EVERY STEP (Thich Nhat Hanh)
Snowman Cam is a live streaming wildlife webcam located in Gaylord Michigan, one hour south of the Mackinac Bridge. Deer, turkeys, fox, coyotes, raccoons, black bear, flying squirrels, porcupines and other wildlife can be viewed live wandering through the woods of northern Michigan.
Chapter 1: Sold Flowers on a Street Corner,
Chapter 2: Secretary,
Chapter 3: Antique Toy Store Owner,
Chapter 4: Truck Driver,
Chapter 5: Worked at Deaf Center,
Chapter 6: Anne's Mom,
Chapter 7: Currently Work for Screen Print Label Company,
Chapter 8: Aquabats Cadet #120171,
Chapter 9: Activist,
Chapter 10: New Hybrid Car Owner (So Anne Can Help Save The Penguins)
The above photo was taken with Jake of The Casualties who sets the standards high for the way people should be. There are not enough positive adjectives to describe Jake. He's like a really good cereal, a balanced mix of everything needed for complete nutrition.
Hey, Peter Max, one of your 235 Border Murals that were placed at the U.S. Ports of Entry to Canada and Mexico in 1976 ended up in my front yard. Mr. Max, if you or your galleries or someone you know would be interested in purchasing it, please contact me.
Visit SNOWMANCAM.COM for a 24 hour live feed of wildlife, including squirrels, fox, raccoons, wild turkeys, bears, porcupines and birds.
Visit Tom 'n Liz Live Garden Cams
Visit Tom 'n Liz Garden Cams for a 24 hour live streaming feed of the koi pond and the bird feeders. Hear the relaxing soothing sound of the pond, the cheerful chirping of the birds and the contented sounds of the frogs at night.
Most of us miss out on life's big prizes. The Pulitzer. The Nobel. Oscars. Tonys. Emmys. But we're all eligible for life's small pleasures. A pat on the back. A kiss behind the ear. A four-pound bass. A full moon. An empty parking space. A crackling fire. A great meal. A glorious sunset. Hot soup. Cold beer. - Anonymous