Saturday, October 31, 2009

13 Lollapalooza Halloween Posts to Make You Grin!



From Denny: Here's a roundup of all the funny and informative Halloween posts from this week - Dennys Blog Feeds where you can view all the blogs at a glance for description and headlines to recent posts:

5 Crazy Funny Halloween Posts for Recipes, Costumes, Parties

From Denny: I've been writing intensely all day to get out all the funny Halloween related videos I've found and tasty recipes! I'm downright bug-eyed that I'm not sure which end is up - literally by the funny odd photo I found on StumbleUpon.

You will enjoy all these crazy posts as they were great fun to write:

5 Campy Halloween Posts, Costume Ideas and Recipes

Halloween Italian Comfort Food: Halloween Purses, Pumpkin Risotto, Chocolate Pudding Cake, Pumpkin Bread Pudding, Nutella Apples

Video: Halloween Campy Cakes - Chocolate Spider Cakes, Ghoulish Ghost Cakes

4 Campy Halloween Drinks for Your Party, Find Out Halloween Trivia



This little kittie is staying indoors come Halloween night... smart move, Oh, Wise One...

From Denny: What is Halloween without something a bit campy and ridiculous? The first post has a recipe and some sophisticated inexpensive decorating ideas. The costume ideas for you and your soon-to-look-ridiculous dog are the funniest. I like the X-Ray Machine costume best.

The second recipe shows you how to easily assemble your own Oreo cookie black Halloween spider cookies which are sure to be a hit with the kids at the door or your friends at your posh Halloween party!

Halloween

Video and Recipe: Halloween Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Pound Cake, Decorating Ideas, Pumpkin Carving Tips, Amusing Costume Ideas for You and Your Pets

Recipe: Fun Halloween Oreo Spider Cookies



OK, these posts are so scary they are funny! (Lame, I know... I just love it when people over-hype their products. It's so outrageous.)

Funny

Lampooning Perfectionists is the latest Cheeky Quote Day! segment over at The Social Poets to get you laughing and thinking about how to improve your life without making it stressful.

Lampooning Perfectionists - Cheeky Quote Day 28 Oct 2009

I went cruising the web looking for more funny chocolate quotes than I already have stashed on Romancing The Chocolate blog and ran into funny Sandra Boynton's site. She has a new movie short just released a couple of days ago. B. B. King sings alongside his famous sidekick Lucille.

Let's all support her as this is her first movie debut. The little documentary that sidekicks it is interesting as to how many people it really takes, all the hoops they have to jump through, just to make a tiny film - and she made it funny too!

5 Funny Chocolate Quotes, Sandra Boyntons B. B. King Video

In case you missed any of these cute little Halloween funnies over at Dennys Funny Quotes, here's a repeat:

(Featured new today) Video: Creepy Hotels for Halloween Getaways

Repeats:

Funny Halloween Quotes, Halloween Cartoon

Cheeky Quote Day at The Social Poets, Funny Halloween Animation

*** Handmade Unique - lists posts from several blogs around the blogosphere with Halloween posts.

*** Thanks for visiting, everyone, and thanks for your great support! Have a fun and safe Halloween!

*** Editorial political cartoons will be here tomorrow for Sunday's post. Come on, you know that Halloween is so campy and funny that no writer can resist the temptation of writing posts for the silly holiday we enjoy so much. It's just too much fun! You know me; I'm always up for a good grinner! :)

Friday, October 30, 2009

How Halloween Mocks Humanitys Fear



Happy Halloween!

From Denny: The original Halloween first was a custom back during Medieval times. The poor went from door to door begging all souls cakes on All Souls Day. Over time it evolved into children begging candy on the threat of trick or treat.

A lot of Christians feel threatened by the holiday. As a Christian it doesn't intimidate me at all. In my estimation it's a good idea to remind us of what evil really is: a perversion of goodness. When evil is mocked it goes a long way to reducing it to where it belongs in humanity's psyche. Fear is something to be faced, challenged and defeated.

Besides, it's festivals and holidays like this that give people permission to act silly, contemplate their fears and then costume up for a night. When they go back to their normal every day lives, they feel refreshed and thankful for what they do have after all.

Funny Quote

There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world. - Jean Baudrillard

Thursday, October 29, 2009

7 Tasty Posts 4 Halloween AND Funny, What More Do You Want?



This little kittie is staying indoors come Halloween night... smart move, Oh, Wise One...

From Denny: What is Halloween without something a bit campy and ridiculous? The first post has a recipe and some sophisticated inexpensive decorating ideas. The costume ideas for you and your soon-to-look-ridiculous dog are the funniest. I like the X-Ray Machine costume best.

The second recipe shows you how to easily assemble your own Oreo cookie black Halloween spider cookies which are sure to be a hit with the kids at the door or your friends at your posh Halloween party!

Halloween

Video and Recipe: Halloween Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Pound Cake, Decorating Ideas, Pumpkin Carving Tips, Amusing Costume Ideas for You and Your Pets

Recipe: Fun Halloween Oreo Spider Cookies



OK, these posts are so scary they are funny! (Lame, I know... I just love it when people over-hype their products. It's so outrageous.)

Funny

Lampooning Perfectionists is the latest Cheeky Quote Day! segment over at The Social Poets to get you laughing and thinking about how to improve your life without making it stressful.

Lampooning Perfectionists - Cheeky Quote Day 28 Oct 2009

I went cruising the web looking for more funny chocolate quotes than I already have stashed on Romancing The Chocolate blog and ran into funny Sandra Boynton's site. She has a new movie short just released a couple of days ago. B. B. King sings alongside his famous sidekick Lucille.

Let's all support her as this is her first movie debut. The little documentary that sidekicks it is interesting as to how many people it really takes, all the hoops they have to jump through, just to make a tiny film - and she made it funny too!

5 Funny Chocolate Quotes, Sandra Boyntons B. B. King Video

In case you missed any of these cute little Halloween funnies over at Dennys Funny Quotes, here's a repeat:

Video: Creepy Hotels for Halloween Getaways

Repeats:

Funny Halloween Quotes, Halloween Cartoon

Cheeky Quote Day at The Social Poets, Funny Halloween Animation

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What is the Inner Music in Your Life?



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From Denny: This quote from Albert Einstein is telling of his inner joy dancing throughout his life. Have you tapped into your inner music lately? Take a moment and really listen inwardly for your quiet song.

Has your song changed since you were a child? My song is delightfully the same and there were those times when listening to it is what kept me going when faced with harsh outer reality. Staying connected kept me balanced. Take a moment to regain your own balance by listening to your inner song; relax, melt into it and validate yourself with beauty.

Quote

* If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. — Albert Einstein

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

What is Your Place in the Universe?



Photo by amoyomoreiogropal1 @ StumbleUpon

From Denny: Talk about an unexpected joy! A wonderful lady, (Zuzanna) Lotus1150, on StumbleUpon gave me a glowing review of my poetry blog, The Social Poets, and my warriorkitty StumbleUpon blog page yesterday. It sure caught me by surprise, you know, those kinds of surprises we like to see coming our way. :) She has reviewed over 16,000 pages on the internet, so you may wish to visit her recommendations for inspiration. Whew! Quite an accomplishment. I haven't even reached my first 1,000 reviews on StumbleUpon...

Zuzanna (Lotus1150) also included this awesome quote I thought you all would enjoy today. This quote really does give us all perspective while we are wading our way through this chaotic economy, uncertain times and generally looking - or feeling - down, when we should all be looking up to contemplate the largest things in Life. Thank you, Zuzanna for such an inspiring quote for today!

Quote

* Everything is created from moment to moment, always new. Like fireworks, this universe is a celebration and you are the spectator contemplating the eternal Fourth of July of your absolute splendor. - Francis Lucille.

Zuzanna's blogs to visit:

Lotus11 Love For Words and Music - lots of interesting music choices here along with her original love poetry to enjoy.

Zuzanna Blog - this is dedicated to her mother's homeland and is written in Polish but has a translation button available that translates quite good into English, more poetry too.

Monday, October 26, 2009

How Do You Avoid Becoming Your Own Worst Enemy?



Photo from loiterink.com

From Denny: The simplest truism to keep in mind is to remember we really can be our own worst enemies. That's why it's important to always challenge ourselves to stretch what we think is our belief system. Otherwise, our belief system can become so rigid and brittle that it can shatter easily when a tough life test comes our way.

Read, read, read, and then read some more. Broaden those inner horizons. You don't have to believe everything you read, just think about it, pray on it and eventually the right things from the reading will fall into place comfortably.

Read what you know nothing about, in a field of which you have no expertise. It doesn't matter if you don't understand but maybe 10% of it; you will still have acquired an additional 10% of knowledge and understanding you did not possess before you read it!

Keep pushing yourself to learn more about your world and the world of others. Cultivating this lifestyle will keep the negative thinking at bay and you will end up your own best supporter! :)

Quote

* The most handicapped person in the world is a negative thinker. - Anonymous

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Editorial Cartoons over at The Social Poets 24 Oct 2009



From Denny: Help me celebrate The Social Poets one year blog anniversary by laughing at today's editorial cartoons of the week collected into one post. There is certainly plenty going on in American culture that the cartoonists are not short of issues to lampoon.

Editorial Cartoons This Week 24 Oct 2009 at The Social Poets, go here.

*** Thanks for visiting, everyone, and for all your great support! Certainly never expected so many by the hundreds to show up so quickly; glad you are enjoying what I find and post, thanks again!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

22 Interesting Varied Blog Posts, 23 Oct 2009



Photo from Stripes Photography group on StumbleUpon - wonderful photo - if anyone knows the photographer, please pass it along so they can receive attribution...

From Denny: In case you missed a goodie, here are some of the best from all the blogs this past week, enjoy! Thanks for all your support, everyone, and have a great weekend too! XXOO, Denny

Video: Americas Republicans Losing Support Even in Bad Economy

Video: Restaurant Foods Compost Great Wines

Busy Day at The Social Poets, Posts on Dan Browns Book The Lost Symbol and Obama

Video: 2,700 Year Old Mystery Mummy Surfaces at Miami Museum

Video: Meet the Human Calculator

Video: Noetic Science Examines Consciousness

Video: Pregnant Mother Dies of Swine Flu Misdiagnosis

Cool Video: Prez Obama Honored for Nobel in Sand Sculpture

10 Funny Quotes, Late Night Show Funnies, Spiritual Thought of the Day, Why Obama Deserves Nobel Peace Prize

4 Funny Posts and 4 Yummy Recipes

Chocolate, Pecan and Coconut Cookies

Recipe: Velvet Chocolate Cheesecake

Recipe: Fun Halloween Oreo Spider Cookies

2 Easy Basic Brownie Recipes

2 Easy Cake Recipes: Louisiana Praline Toffee Bundt Cake, Southern Livings Popular Praline Cake

Recipes: Make Your Own Cajun Blackened Seasoning for Fish or Chicken!

3 Recipes: 3-Step Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs, Sweet Tangy Slaw, Sweet Potato Roasted Garlic Turnovers

Do You Remember Your Dreams and Know Why It Is Important?

Haiku Style Imagination Quote and Photo

How Do You Know Your Creativity is Art?

How is the Dream Helpful on Our Life Journey?

Why is Joy Important to Cultivate in Your Life?

Friday, October 23, 2009

Former Workaholic Wayne Dyer Offers Interesting Advice



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From Denny: Today's quote is from a former workaholic who finally realized he was going nowhere fast. There is nothing better than the person who finally stops long enough to look up, look around and finally realize they are on the wrong path for them in life. To his credit, this man changed his path and then set about teaching others to become more aware of their true paths available to them. He also has a truly Divine sense of humor.

Quote

* Good morning, this is God. I will be handling all of your problems today. I will not need your help, so have a miraculous day. - Wayne Dyer

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Busy Day at The Social Poets, Posts on Dan Browns Book The Lost Symbol and Obama



From Denny: There's so much going on with the news coverage about Dan Brown's new book, The Lost Symbol. He sure has tapped into the popularity of conspiracy theories and fast-paced mystery thrillers.

The Today Show both interviewed him and did some short news stories as clues for unraveling the mysteries in the book, great fun! Take a look.

Video: Interviewing Novelist Dan Brown on The Lost Symbol, Life as an Author, Masons

Video: Good Stories and Clues 1 to 4 for The Lost Symbol

Video: Dan Browns New Book The Lost Symbol

Video: The Lost Symbol - Secrets of the National Cathedral, Masons on Dollar Bill, Todays Masonic World Power

Video: Obama Talks About Womens Issues

*** Note: Post 2 of the day

Photo by lepiaf.geo @ flickr

Do You Remember Your Dreams and Know Why It Is Important?



Photo by alicepopkorn @ flickr

From Denny: This is one the better quotes I've found about the subject of dreaming. Make sure when you go to bed you leave a notebook nearby so you can record your dreams as you begin awakening in the morning or the middle of the night. Remembering our dreams is so important to problem-solving and understanding our lives as they unfold!

Quote

* If a dream affords the dreamer some light on himself, it is not the person with closed eyes who makes the discovery but the person with open eyes lucid enough to fit thoughts together. Dream - a scintillating mirage surrounded by shadows - is essentially poetry. - Michel Leiris

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Haiku Style Imagination Quote and Photo



Kite flying photo by h.koppdelaney @ flickr

From Denny: With some cool weather finally arriving, even in relieved south Louisiana, your mind turns to the winds - and kite flying! Loved this sweet quote from 1940's actress Lauren Bacall. It's like a haiku of inner thought, packed with more meaning than the surface of the words imply.

Quote

* Imagination is the highest kite one can fly. - Lauren Bacall

*** Note: Post 2 of the day

Cheeky Quote Day! over at The Social Poets



*** Comedians like Jay Leno keep us laughing with a ready quip!

From Denny: In the mood for some hilarious Jay Leno quotes? Hike on over to The Social Poets for this week's Cheeky Quote Day! segment. If ever there is a cheeky guy Jay Leno is rated at the top.

For 35 Jay Leno Quotes, Cheeky Quote Day 21 October 2009, go here.

Here's a trio sampling:

* A Minneapolis company has come out with a credit card size shotgun that fits in your wallet. The inventor says he invented it to give people a sense of security. Oh yeah, what makes you feel more secure than sitting on a shotgun? Now how does this work? What's the first thing a thief steals? Your wallet, oh, now he's got your gun too!

* In California, 50 women protested the impending war with Iraq by lying on the ground naked and spelling out the word 'peace.' Right idea, wrong president. (George Bush was in office, not Bill Clinton.)

* Wait till these Enron guys find out that in prison, the term "Insider trading" has a whole new meaning.

*** Thanks for visiting!

For 35 Jay Leno Quotes, Cheeky Quote Day 21 October 2009, go here.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

How Do You Know Your Creativity is Art?



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From Denny: This quote really gave me a chuckle. So many times a recipe or an artwork or even a write didn't turn out like I expected, seeming wrong from the original plan. Yet, I would step back, take a look with fresh eyes and recognize how the work was far superior to what had been scripted!

Let your creativity flow, and, when it does, give it a chance to prove to you its value.

Quote

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. - Scott Adams

Monday, October 19, 2009

4 Funny Posts and 4 Yummy Recipes



Cartoon by Todd Zapoli

Dennys Funny Quotes: 42 Monday Morning Funny Coffee Quotes, Coffee Cartoon

The Social Poets: Roundup of Sunday Funnies: Hillary's Stressed, Obama Dances

Romancing The Chocolate: Funny Chocolate Quote 17 Oct 2009

Recipe: Fun Halloween Oreo Spider Cookies

Todays Funny Chocolate Quote 15 Oct 2009

Recipe: Velvet Chocolate Cheesecake


Comfort Food From Louisiana: 3 Recipes: 3-Step Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs, Sweet Tangy Slaw, Sweet Potato Roasted Garlic Turnovers

Easy Key West Ribs From the Slow Cooker

How is the Dream Helpful on Our Life Journey?



Photo without attribution

From Denny: Sometimes, when you are going through so much you really start wondering if you will see daylight. Nurture Hope; keep it alive for it will keep you going along with a good dose of humor.

Much is said in the philosopher circles about being truly awake or just sleep-walking through Life. Many believe that until we learn to become present in the moment, aware of All, are we truly awake. It is then Hope need only be a dream, for we will no longer require Hope. Until then, during the long process of spiritual awakening, a dream of Hope is necessary to encourage us on our journey.

Quote

* For hope is but the dream of those that wake. - Matthew Prior

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Why is Joy Important to Cultivate in Your Life?



Water Fairy Photo by alexiuss

From Denny: When harsh life tests come our way and often becoming overwhelming it can be difficult to maintain our joy.

It's imperative to cultivate joy, even the smallest joy in our lives. Why? Because joy is the door to creativity and creativity is the door to problem-solving.

Each dovetails into the other. Do your best to find joy in something or someone no matter how small and insignificant you may think it to be. In the end, no joy was insignificant if it kept your spiritual spark alive and thriving. Enjoy your world with enthusiasm!

Quote

* Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cool Creepy Morphing Eyes Animation



Photo by ViaMoi @ flickr

From Denny: You have so got to see this animation! Remind me never to start taking recreational drugs! What a trip! It's perfectly creepy for the Halloween season, not gory but spooky with so many eyes morphing as they stare into your soul. I can only imagine what the psychologists would make of this art idea! :)

For this fun wild ride: Eye Animation

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Cool Video: Prez Obama Honored for Nobel in Sand Sculpture

From Denny: This is an Oddball segment from Keith Olbermann's Countdown show. Since it's October we get to watch folks in Lincoln County, Maine smash huge pumpkins. They put the several hundred pound pumpkins on a crane high in the air and then drop them onto decommissioned old police cars. Sort of gives you some satisfaction for that speeding or parking ticket you felt you never deserved from whatever decade... :)

What's really cool is the incredible sand sculpture a world renowned sand artist in India did on a local beach in Puri, India recently. The artist is Sudarshan Patanaik and his sculpture is four feet high, depicting President Obama's head embedded in a Nobel Peace Prize medal with an accompanying dove and a message pro Peace. This man is quite the artist! So glad a film crew went out there and recorded it; maybe he will do a painting or print photo to sell as posters? Beautifully done as well as a political statement art.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Just How Powerful is a Mind at Peace in the Universe?



From Denny: Self-discipline need not be a negative like a harsh regimen when applied in moderate and considerate-to-self doses. So goes the self-discipline with the mind. It's why I speak so often against mean-spirited inconsiderate attitudes toward others as that is a kind of violence, a war.

While the concept of self-discipline is hardly popular there are benefits to cultivating it. No one likes to deny themselves anything! Even I have to occasionally say no to that extra piece of heavenly chocolate and my full stomach thanks me for it later. :)

Over time, self-discipline goes a longer way to establishing and rooting a person into mental toughness. Mental toughness, while maintaining an open loving heart, helps us walk through unscathed when harsh Life Tests come knocking on our doors.

That's also why the Truth is also so very important to cultivate. That cultivation helps a person avoid confusion whether it be about a stand on politics, religion or personal relationships. Both cultivating the Truth and cultivating moderate considerate self-discipline are real Life-savers, helping to nurture a beautiful Life!

Cultivating these attitudes of Truth and self-discipline goes a long way to creating a mind at Peace. Read what this quote has to say about the tremendous benefit of cultivating a mind at Peace.



Quote

* A Mind at PEACE, a Mind Centered, not focused on harming others, is Stronger than any Physical Force in the Universe. - Wayne Dyer

Thursday, October 15, 2009

3 Quotes on Daring to Live Life



Photo by animatedredrose @ StumbleUpon

From Denny: Is this not the most awesome beauty of a photo? Unusual in its merging of the person with the passion of the rose really describes humanity and the inner desire to live Life to the fullest. Here are a few quotes to get you thinking when you might feel stalled on interacting in a situation or acting on a desired project. The last one is a grinner. You know me; can't resist a funny quote! :0

Quotes

* To begin is the most important part of any quest and by far the most courageous. - Plato

* I believe that one of life's greatest risks is never daring to risk. - Oprah Winfrey

* Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it. - Gordon R. Dickson

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cheeky Quote Day at The Social Poets, Funny Halloween Animation



Halloween: the only time of the year we can get away with acting "socially inappropriate," i. e., obnoxious! :)

From Denny: Make sure you get your silly Halloween seasonal laughs today reading Cheeky Quote Day over at The Social Poets!

Thanks for visiting, everyone, really appreciate all the many visits every day and your support! Have a great day!

How Do You Best Create in Your World?



Photo by heru-suryoko @ StumbleUpon

From Denny: This unusual and beautiful photo popped up in my world recently and it really does illustrate this quote the best! Always check your belief system at the door, suspend it in neutral so you have no limitations for the moment, while you are on a voyage of inner discovery. This act makes it possible to absorb all the benefits of the beauty you encounter along the way in Life.

Quote

The real voyage of discovery consists not in making new landscapes but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Funny Halloween Quotes, Halloween Cartoon



This is cute: instead of being known as the black sheep of the family this guy is known as the black sheet - it is Halloween! :)

From Denny: Tomorrow is Cheeky Quote Day! over at The Social Poets. I started researching funny Halloween quotes. Can I tell you there were very few of them? Quite surprising! I did find some great little jokes and funny ghost stories to share. Here's a sampling:

Quotes

* I'll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween. – Charles Swartz

* Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain. - J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

* This Halloween the most popular mask is the Arnold Schwarzenegger mask. And the best part? With a mouth full of candy you will sound just like him. - Conan O'Brien

Thanks for visiting!

Giving to Others Gives to Ourselves



From Denny: This is truly so simple and becomes a great habit and greater blessing the younger you are when you begin. If you want to end your stress and develop wonderful friendships then choose to do good for others. What good acts you seed into the Universe comes back to you all grown up and ready to enjoy!

Quote

If I choose to bless another person, I will always end up feeling more blessed. - Marianne Williamson

***

There are always those who reject the vision of doing good in the world because they refuse to grow...

Today at The Social Poets:

16 Thoughtful Quotes From President Barack Obama, Why It Is Important to Stand Against the Republican Strategies

Monday, October 12, 2009

What is the Simplest Good Spirituality and Why?



Photo from StumbleUpon as 01anasautumnfairy1

From Denny: You would think this one would be obvious yet people do often miss the obvious as, on the surface, it sounds too easy and too good to be true. Too many think this is about being weak and mushy sentimental when nothing could be farther from the truth. Practicing this attitude goes a long way to developing mental toughness in a harsh world, making it easier to navigate sometimes difficult waters.

Gratitude is a spiritual concept and brings home to you many wonderful things over a lifetime. It's great for stress reduction, improved relationships and greater work productivity. Well worth the cultivation!

Quote

Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality. - Alfred Painter

What's going on at some of the other blogs today:

This Weeks Roundup of Sunday Funnies - Biden's Nobel Hairpiece Prize

10 Funny Work Quotes for Monday Morning

Everyone is Wondering What the Nobel Peace Prize Committee Saw in President Obama

Friday, October 9, 2009

Do You Really Know Who Your Friends Are? Do They Pass This Simple Test?



From Denny: How often have we had friends who did not live up to this level of character? Too often we can surround ourselves with people we think are friends but the reality is they are not. The only truth is that we were friends to them. We don't find out until there is a crisis how important this information is in this quote.

Quote

A true friend sees the good in everything, and brings out the best in the worst of things. - Sasha Azevedo

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Will You Recognize Whats Good Coming Your Way or Miss It?



From Denny: This quizzical owl says it all for this quote! :) It is also true it is easy to take for granted what we see every day and not truly look intently to understand what is set before us as a profound blessing.

Quote

Recognize Joy when it arrives in the plain brown wrappings of everyday life. - Udith Viorst

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Cheeky Quote Day Over at The Social Poets 7 Oct 2009



From Denny: Every Wednesday is Cheeky Quote Day over at The Social Poets blog where I put up whatever crazy funny quotes I find for the week. This week the challenge was to find funny quotes about poetry. Let me tell you, that really turned out to be a challenge! Not too many poets have a great sense of humor! Fortunately, we can always count on funny guys like Oscar Wilde, Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost and Walt Whitman among others.

Here's a sampling of 5 quotes for you to enjoy:

* I could no more define poetry than a terrier can define a rat. - A. E. Housman

* If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the Inquisition might have let him alone. - Thomas Hardy

* Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things. - T.S. Eliot, Tradition and the Individual Talent, 1919

* Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. - G.K. Chesterton

* There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army. - John Ashbery


To visit Cheeky Quote Day, go here.

How Do You Dream? Advice From John Lennon



From Denny: It sure would be wonderful if we could get all of humanity to dream together one thing - world Peace!

Quote

A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. - John Lennon, The Beatles

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

What Journey is the Most Rewarding?



From Denny: This quote is so very true! The spiritual journey is also a beautiful one when you convince your ego to quit resisting what it does not yet understand. It will understand if it quiets and truly becomes teachable and learns what Life has to teach. Then a whole new world of wonderment opens up unexpected vistas to enjoy!

Quote

The longest journey of any person is the journey inward. - Dag Hammarskjold

Monday, October 5, 2009

Cool Way to Practice a Senseless Act of Beauty!



From Denny: When I saw this photo it just stunned me in its simplicity of sheer beauty and reminded me of this quote. Usually, we talk about the first part of the quote about how great it is to go out into the world practicing random acts of kindness toward others. This person and the photographer had a completely different take on practicing senseless acts of beauty.

Quote

Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty. - Anne Herbert

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Knowing the Essence of Yourself Creates Success



From Denny: I'm enjoying going through my photo database finding the most amazing images to pair with quotes today!

It really is important to spend time in some kind of meditation or prayer time daily to reflect upon who you are at the core of self vs. what you think you are, what others believe you to be, and how you interact in your world.

This is the simple process of stripping away expectations, yours and that of others in your life, to reveal who you are and where you are meant to be in Life to make an important difference in the lives of others. Never under estimate yourself and your contribution to the lives of others!

Quote

Be what Nature intended you for, and you will succeed. - Sydney Smith

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Thoughts on World Power From Rumi



Quote

World power means nothing. Only the unsayable, jeweled inner life matters. - Rumi

Friday, October 2, 2009

How to Combine Photos with Your Poetry: Cool Eye Theme Photos!

From Denny: These are some of the very cool photos I used in my recent poem, Eyeing Think Time over at The Social Poets this week!



Photo by pareeerica @ flickr



Photo by dreamglow @ flickr



Photo by Felipe Morin @ flickr - this one is so very Salvator Dali! :)

To see the other spectacular eye theme photos I chose, and see how to combine with poetry, go here.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

10 Choices This Weeks Posts 1 Oct 2009



Retro poster - do you ever feel like the banks are playing chess with the American and European public...?

Warning: Tsunami karmic backlash on its way!


From Denny: Here's some of what's going on...

Dennys Global Politics:

Videos: Hidden Bank Practices Regarding Deceptive Fees - this will make your blood boil; it did me!

Video: Making a Difference - American High School Kids From Chicago Helping Casablanca Poor
- this is really cool! these young kids go to help others in their sister city across the world. what's more impressive is the local man who helps kids out of poverty by supporting them in their education, including girls.

Video: American Diplomatic Mistake Goes Viral - a common mistake by a young administration when they should have their aides consulting the diplomats for correct protocol.

3 Videos: Free Health Clinics Serving Middle Class America Now, Republicans Party of No Answers - this is sure sad to see people making $60,000 a year forced to drop their health insurance and use free health clinics as their only resource. Many have held off on various maintenance for years.

7 Videos: Former President Bill Clinton on Meet The Press - all short videos on various subjects, all interesting!



Photo by liber @ flickr

Dennys Funny Quotes

7 More Funny Cooking Quotes, Bad Cooks Cartoon - worth the look just to see how I reinterpreted the cartoon (read the caption).

5 Funny Cooking Quotes to Give You a Grin! Funny Einstein Photo - worth the look just for the funny photoshoped Einstein playing rock guitar! :)

Cute Monday Morning Job Quotes, Cartoon too

3 More Funny Coffee Quotes and Coffee Cartoon

5 Funny Coffee Quotes & Coffee Cartoon

Do You Feel Buffeted About By the Winds of Life? Heres 5 Thought Provoking Solutions



From Denny: With all the intense and dangerous weather issues going on globally I looked around for some interesting wind quotes. Wind is often used as a metaphor for politics and the experience of living, enduring and triumphing in Life.

Here are a couple regarding wind as a metaphor for politics:

Quotes

* A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache. - Queen Catherine II

* I've seen public opinion shift like the wind and put out the very fire it lighted. - Rachel Field

Here are a few regarding our interaction with what Life brings us:

Quotes

* Botanists say that trees need the powerful March winds to flex their trunks and main branches, so the sap is drawn up to nourish the budding leaves. Perhaps we need the gales of life in the same way, though we dislike enduring them. - Jane Truax

* Let mystery have its place in you; do not be always turning up your whole soil with the ploughshare of self-examination, but leave a little fallow corner in your heart ready for any seed the winds may bring... - Henri Frederic Amiel

* If the winds of fortune are temporarily blowing against you, remember that you can harness them and make them carry you toward your definite purpose, throught the use of your imagination. - Napolean Hill

Here's what I have today over at Dennys Global Politics:

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