Friday, January 27, 2012

Unconscious Mutterings week 469

"I say ... and you think ... ?"
  1. Rivals ::  political

  2. Automatically :: not always a good thing

  3. Bathroom ::  floor

  4. Jerk ::  chicken

  5. Preference ::  choice

  6. Parenting ::  joyful, consequential

  7. Helmet ::  bicycle

  8. Wave ::  sound, light

  9. Judo :: never tried

  10. Flat tire ::  always happens when you're in a hurry

Weekly word list at Unconscious Mutterings

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Opposites

This --- makes me angry! (see video on lower left of the page)

My thoughts are with the "Million Woman" march in Egypt. May you prevail.

This ---gives me hope for humanity.

I like the idea of anonymous generosity.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Occupy?

A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain. Mark Twain
I think one of the most pervasive evils in this world is greed and acquiring money for money's sake. Once you have six houses and a plane, it's just about a number. It's never been anything I understood. Kevin Bacon
I don't think I understand the Occupy Wall Street protest. Los Angeles has its own group, of course. I have friends who are participating, supporting, etc. I'm not sure what their desired end purpose might be, though I've asked. I tend to be all in for finding solutions, and not so patient with folks who complain loudly but do little else.

I think we need businesses, corporations, and the profit/capitalism model (and innovation and research), but we also need more responsible corporations. Greed has probably always been a part of the culture at the top, but it does seem to be more pervasive these days (Could it be that I simply see it more because it is easier to see behind the curtain?). Seeking profit without conscience and without contributing back to the community, would seem to require more restriction, more regulation. Corporations and businesses who contribute to their community and act like responsible citizens should be rewarded. I don't know how we get there, or how to sort out the good from the bad, but it seems like a start.

Occupy Los Angeles
UprisingRadio
Laist:Occupy L.A.: Protest Group Will Move In at City Hall October 1
LA Times Editorial

Monday, May 16, 2011

Unconscious Mutterings week 433

I say ... and you think ... ?
  1. Code ::source, binary, html, secret, cryptography
  2. Brothers :: in arms, fraternal
  3. Immigration :: thorny
  4. Heavy :: "he ain't"
  5. Bracket :: aside
  6. Murder :: mystery
  7. Neighbor :: one quiet newer Mercedes driving retired PD, one noisier old sports car driving young non suit
  8. Collar :: white, blue, in between
  9. Onslaught :: work
  10. Eyebrows :: one raised
Weekly word list can be found at Unconscious Mutterings

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Unconscious Mutterings Week 429

I say ... and you think ... ?
  1. Director ::decision maker
  2. Operation :: plan
  3. 30 minutes :: drive
  4. Bald :: eagle
  5. Calls :: made or that need to be
  6. Distant :: relation
  7. Lightweight :: jacket
  8. Difficult :: challenge
  9. Half dozen :: or more
  10. Boss :: have one
Weekly word list found at Unconscious Mutterings

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Have you been kind today?

Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.
~Annie Lennox

I stumbled on to this quote and it resonated strongly. If more people participated in the simple act of practicing kindness, even in small doses, it could change the world. I will work on my tiny little corner of world, what will you do in yours?

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Unconscious Mutterings Week 428

I say ... and you think ... ?
  1. Analytical :: thought, logical process
  2. Production :: post
  3. Softball :: team
  4. Uniform :: service
  5. Intangible :: not touchable, not concrete
  6. Grill :: food, Bobby Flay
  7. Second base :: Baseball; though the secondary thought is the high school meaning ;-)
  8. Citizen :: country, mine
  9. Celery :: organic
  10. Opera :: glasses
Weekly word list can be found at Unconscious Mutterings

Monday, April 04, 2011

Taking notice

When I came out from a meeting a few weeks ago, these cheery little blossoms caught my eye. I've been trying to take my camera with me where ever I go, but I haven't had much time to stop and take pictures.

mar 2011c 008-1

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Unconscious Mutterings week 427

I say and you think
  1. Limited :: edition
  2. Zombie :: Voodoo
  3. Energy :: Qi    (it appears some interesting research  is going on at NIH
  4. Proof :: valid evidence
  5. Hassle :: reduction of
  6. Peep :: sound
  7. Jogger :: hard on the knees
  8. Hunt :: The Wild
  9. Career :: path
  10. Plants :: healing
Weekly word list at Unconscious Mutterings

Friday, April 01, 2011

week's end

Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer. ~Mark Twain
Humor and laughter are essential to easing stress and tension, though in a difficult moment, I have also been overheard forgetting to use my work mouth.

Hopefully I made a tiny bit of difference in a few places this week. Now I have a couple of days to involve myself in things completely unrelated to social work. I love my work (most of the time), but I rather like my weekends and time off, too.