Friday, June 22, 2007

Fun & Pain

Look around you. Listen. Watch. Smell the fear.

You see so much pain going around in the midst of all the fun.

Is that possible? you ask.

Yes. Just watch and listen.

We live in a broken world with broken people stumbling along here and there. Holding the broken chipped and jagged edges.

Give them all to Jesus, you say? But that's all we've got, you hear. No. No. No.

What're you gonna do about it all?

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

What Does It Matter?

The Himalayan glaciers are melting fast.

Hundreds of millions of people in China, India, and Nepal who gets water from glacier-dependent rivers may experience massive flooding before the water level drops eventually leading to water shortage, and related economic and environmental problems.
But this is not all. Scientists use glaciers to monitor climate change because they are especially sensitive to atmospheric fluctuations.

A melting icecream means you'll soon have a puddle on the ground. Unless you do something fast, you're going to have nothing to lick.

Global warming over the past half century is continuing at an alarming rate. And we're looking not only at the Tibetan ranges but all of the northern and southern hemisphere. How's this going to affect you and me in tropical countries?

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Last Chance to be Israel's Moral Compass?

Shimon Peres will be sworn into office on July 15 for a seven-year term as Israel's ninth president.
Peres, 83, is replacing the disgraced Moshe Katsav, who faces multiple allegations of sexual assault against female staffers in the president's mansion.

A protege of Israel's first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, Peres became a politician in his own right in 1959, when he was elected to parliament.

He has since held every major Cabinet post — including minister of defense, finance and foreign affairs — and served three brief stints as prime minister. His key role in the first Israeli-Palestinian peace accord earned him a Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 and unprecedented stature abroad as a revered statesman.
Currently vice premier in Israel's 12th prime minister Ehud Olmert's government, he has filled nearly every position in Israeli public life since he became the director general of the Defense Ministry at the age of 25 and spearheaded the development of Israel's nuclear program.

In January 2006, Peres backed Ehud Olmert after Ariel Sharon suffered a stroke. Reuters reported on 13 April that Sharon's condition has slightly improved and according to his son, Omri, was marginally responsive.
Earlier last month, in declaring his candidacy, Peres told supporters this "may be my last chance to serve the country" and pledged to unify the country.

Though the presidency is a mainly ceremonial post, it had once been seen as the nation's moral compass. Israelis hope that Peres, with his international stature, will be able to rehabilitate the position.

At World's End: Getting Lost to Find Someplace that Can't Be Found

Pirates of the Currybean 3 runs for 160 minutes. Long enough to reach Far Far Away Land in Shrek3dom and zap back on Merlin's mumbo jumbo. Ever shuffled between two movies for the price of one? Try it.

For me, catching the inspirational quote by Captain Hector Barbossa when the Black Pearl sailed into no where man has ever gone was worth the nodding offs in between the blasts of canons and catching the wit of Jack Sparrow.

Captain Barbossa said: "Aye, we're good and lost now."
Elizabeth asked: "Lost?"
Captain Barbossa replied: "For certain you have to be lost to find a place that can't be found. Elseways, everyone would know where it was."

When I heard that, I said: WOW! and woke up.

I like quotes. Do you?

Share some of your better quotes with me?