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Interesting comment from a poster whose sig line includes the motto

"don't spit in the soup. We've all got to eat."

Happy Easter to you, too! And to everybody!

Such a nice day! Just happy all around! The boys are still in town (next tour doesn't start til Friday night), daughter and boyfriend are coming back tomorrow from Coachella, my best friend's in town, sunshine and not too hot, heard from my sister, really a lovely day! And the birds are all back, eating the birdseed I scattered, and there are eggs in the little nest tucked up in the eaves near the front door! That little nest suddenly appeared a year ago, and soon enough there was a little bird nesting in it. The eggs hatched conveniently right around Mother's Day! The babies grew and thrived and left about a month or so later I think, and it's been empty since then. BUT! Now somebody else has moved into the nest and it's the same species. We think it's either the parents again, from last year, or it's their hatchlings all grown up! Good times!

Everybody's happy and having a really lovely mellow enjoyable stress-free day (for a change!)! We usually have a houseful of people, but still, blessings great and small! Wonderful way to celebrate the Resurrection!

Proof positive that the GOP does NOT actually hate and despise those good folks who

"just want free stuff." And I think they should be heartily congratulated for that - AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE!!!!!! Shove it down their damn throats! With a pleasant smile!

LOVE the "Separated at Birth (the soft fuzzy edition)"!

Happy Easter SCE!


Sweet little guy. Glad he was rescued! Hope he found his way home!

I worked in radio for years and we all knew NEVER to get too comfy. Or, at least those of us who

were realistic knew that, or sensed it from time to time. NOBODY was safe. I watched one general manager's head roll down the hall, along with his executive assistant (who was thought to be bullet-proof especially since, in a position like hers, she knew where all the bodies were buried!). Figuratively-speaking of course. But heads rolled. I think I shared the story here about how one mention in the ARB Talkback (a service from ARB at the time, in which they provided stations with not just numbers and rankings, but in the Talkback, a listener review adjunct with verbatim comments, one of which was especially complimentary toward me personally) saved my job for about a year. EVEN THAT wasn't enough. Even knowing the PD personally at another station, from having worked with him VERY successfully at an earlier station, wasn't enough. Even having a hand in the increase in ratings in MY timeslot, that didn't help. Radio was a notoriously insecure business as far as job "security". And the more sensible and realistic (or seasoned and many-times-fired or screwed-over) of us in it recognized it. But now EVERY business, every industry, everywhere, is like that.

I found it a good habit to update the resume IMMEDIATELY, AS SOON AS I LANDED A NEW JOB. Update it IMMEDIATELY. ALWAYS make sure it's as excruciatingly current as possible! In whatever form, whether it's on LinkedIn, or Facebook, or printed out on paper. You never know how long it's going to last. I've known people who got fired within weeks, or yes indeed even days, after being hired. I've known people who got fired even after they moved halfway across country for the new job. Even after they moved halfway across country and the new job's management paid for their move!

Always gird your loins. Be ready to sell yourself to somebody across town - ALWAYS be looking. Even if you think things are good at the moment (a rare state of affairs, all told). ALWAYS have your antennae up, ALWAYS be on the lookout. ALWAYS be networking. It's just a good self-defense habit to do. It's easier to be a survivor that way.

Happy day!

The Beatitudes are some of my favorite Jesus quotations. Too bad we never hear them repeated by those who claim to believe almost militantly in Him. That "least of My brethren" stuff - completely ignored, sadly enough. And that's the most important part!

Like these! The message of Jesus is a Universal Truth.

Happy Easter everybody!

Well put. I believe in Him too.

I believe He died for all our sins. And I love the messages He left behind, or is credited in whatever way with leaving behind or extending in different words. Life-long Catholic, here. LOVE LOVE LOVE post #94 from Peacetrain to be exact, that shows the BIG message including the Christ's - each one of which kinda boils down to what we know in secular convention as The Golden Rule:

Many if not most people who claim to be Christians.. are not.. they pick and choose biblical statements out of context or delve back to Old Testament texts to prove a point they want to put forward..ignoring all the rest.

All things that you would want done for you, Do for others.. Matt. 7:12

What is hateful to you, do not to your fellowman...Talmud: Shabbat 31a

Hurt not others in ways that you would not find hurtful Udana-Varga 5,18

This is sum of duty, Do naught unto others, which would cause you pain if done to you.. Mahaebharata 5,1517

Surely it is the maxim of loving kindness: Do not unto others that you would not have them do unto you
Analects 15,23

Regard your neighbors gains as your own gains and your neighbors loss as your own T'ai Shang Kan Yingp P'ien

That nature alone is good which refrains from doing unto another whatsoever is not good for itself
Dadistan-I-Dinik 94,5

No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother which he desires for himself. Sumnah

A most excellent and creative way to illustrate the observation: "bears repeating", 'eh?!

Happy Easter everybody!!!!! Whatever your beliefs or lack-there-of may be!!!!

On edit - I apologize for getting preachy, but meh - what the heck? Today seems like a particularly well-suited day for such things! Love you guys!

Perhaps so.

I once produced a report called "Guns in L.A." in one of my radio jobs. One of the people I interviewed was this guy who ran a shooting range out in the San Fernando Valley. He showed me his gun and declared "what this is - is an 'attitude adjustment device.'" As in - owning it could and would control and change another person's attitude.

Being in control. Very likely IT, exactly. And I'm guessing that maybe if one is a paranoiac or conspiracy nut, the perception that one is up against some big megalithic enemy thing that has at its desposal all the biggest and baddest guns and ammo devised by the human mind, having even some of it yourself might give you a sense of taking back some of that control. I guess. I'm just not wired that way, so I'm just guessing, and I'm certainly no certified psychologist or anything. But it seems like a reasonable explanation to me. I do feel that, these days, we're being held hostage in this country by small bands of paranoiacs and other assorted loose cannons - unfortunately WITH loose cannons. I don't feel one bit safe in the knowledge that people around me might be carrying. It doesn't make me feel one bit safe, or safer! Just one hot-head with a bone to pick or some crazy imagined score to settle is all it would take. It does NOT make me feel safe - AT ALL. It makes me feel like I'm living in the frickin' OK Corral.

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