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In the spirit of which, I share my 'Top 10' New Year's Resolutions:

* Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.

* If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

* Accept the fact that It may be your sole purpose to serve as a warning to others.

* Never buy a car you can't push.

* When everything's coming at you, you're in the wrong lane.

* The second mouse gets the cheese.

* A truly happy person is one who enjoys the scenery on a detour.

* Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once.

* Save the earth..... It's the only planet with chocolate !!!!

* Get up and dance.

All good advice... <grin>

Also highly recommended, share your thoughts of support with the men and women who serve our nation on the USO "Thanks from Everywhere" map.

On a related-by-kinship subject, under the extended heading of Bragging Rights, I pass along our family update letter and this fabulous greeting from my 'middle' daughter, Shalom.... (click thumbnail for large image), who does the marketing and graphic design for National Marine Suppliers, the company the card was made for...!!!!

May we all together celebrate 2012 in joy and abundance... (((hugs))) ~Christine

Smart Meters or Dumb Ideas?

Are these helpful devices that make energy cheaper, keep the gird safe and make all the systems we rely on more secure? Or is this 'smart' transfor-mation simply highly sophisticated 'social engineering' being promulgated as 'for our own good' by a league of multi-national energy and technology brokers who are up-playing 'consumer benefits' while plotting on taking us all to the cleaners for billions in (their) profit? 

Cashing in on Predators?

Are laws on sex offenders supposed to protect kids -or- meant to enrich high-tech tracking companies? Read this special Mother Jones report by Kate Sheppard and see what you think about what is happening. Then decide for yourself if it's right, or if it's wrong.

Justice Stephen Breyer

Sitting jurist of the United States Supreme Court, Justice Breyer makes it redundantly clear in this still topical 2006 interview that for the democratic principles codified by the U.S. Constitution to ‘work’ citizens must be ‘involved.’

Arkansas River Blues Society David Kimbrough Jr. performs, Thursday, January 19, 2012, 9:00pm at The White Water Tavern in Little Rock

As several among you already know, my youngest son is in the Navy.

He enlisted nearly two years ago on the delayed entry program, spent months in training to prepare for bootcamp from which he graduated late in October 2010 and is now stationed aboard the USS Chancellorsville with the homeport of San Diego, California.

Official Navy USSCV Website
USS Chancellorsville (CG 62)
Deployment Log
Cruiser Photo Archive

My son is one heck of a great kid and I love him with all of my heart, just like I love all my children, be they near or be they far...

The Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG-62)

~ celebrating professionalism in service ~



That you may be filled with strength and power, rooted and grounded in love that surpasses all knowledge: Be kind to one another; live with compassion, producing every kind of goodness; stand firm and hold your ground in truth, righteousness and peace; be courageous; embrace faith which is perfect trust in justice. ~Ephesians 3-6 (condensed)