Archive | August, 2012

Viernes en agosto

10 Aug

Friday in August. Not just any Friday. Beaches are packed. The steamer leaves at midnite. Oh wait, no boats here, just Carnival cruises in Ensenada tomorrow. Company visiting tomorrow.

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Teach you children well…

6 Aug

Peace and religious harmony come about through taking action, not necessarily through making prayers and good wishes. In order to carry action out, enthusiasm is very important, and enthusiasm comes from being clear about our goal and the possibility of our fulfilling it. Here, we need educate young people about our ultimate goal, peace in the world, and how to fulfil it by cultivating inner peace within themselves.

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One of my Mom’s favorite poems

5 Aug

“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”

-W. Somerset Maugham

 

If you feign to be what you wish

that others may think that you are

permit not yourself to believe it

remember it’s but a facade.

 

Truly, the worth of a man

is the effort exerted to bridge

the distance between what he is

and that person he wishes he were.

-Anonymous

 

Brother Nate Quote

5 Aug

Nathaniel Hawthorne, “Easy reading is damn hard writing.”

Amen, so true brother Nate. That sure is an ugly city they named after you in L.A., by the way.

Dug out some poetry my Ma wrote for my next post and for my last “easy reading” of the day.

 

WPs Telling me…

5 Aug

…that I already published two posts. But I thought I had written only one.

They’re encouraging me to publish five on this first go-around with the blog. I guess they feel if you can’t think of five things to say, you should stick to Twitter. It is a lot easier to limit your thoughts to 140 words.

… and so far, this is only 63 words. Wow, “No writing errors” on the first draft.

It’s about time you joined WordPress

5 Aug

Well, here we are, finally.

You must a slow learner, or really, really, really lazy. Decision to get an account was prompted by the Northern California Translators Association newsletter, Translorial, in order to capture their feeds.

So here we are at the bottom of the learning curse, I mean curve. Why did everything turn red? Oh, so many questions.

  • Is there a spell check?
  • What about spam?
  • Is this the place to store my photos?
  • Is it worth buying the video feature?
  • How well does it integrate with other mobile devices?

Well, here we are, finally back to paragraph style. “Unordered list” got me outta the bulleted area. Click once and you get bullets, twice and you’re out. Always taught it was three and you’re out.

Hello world!

5 Aug

Welcome to WordPress.com! This is your very first post. Click the Edit link to modify or delete it, or start a new post. If you like, use this post to tell readers why you started this blog and what you plan to do with it.

Happy blogging!