Friday, December 23, 2005

Maggie McGee Kitten

This is Miss Maggie McGee, the four year old kitten, making "pretty girl eyes" for the camera. Posted by Picasa

Kiki T. McFierceson

This is Kiki T. McFierceson, my velvety teddy bear pussycat. Isn't he dear?!
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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Miss Maggie taking her bath.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Ceili Rain, a/k/a Heavenly Partyness

Need a good dose of Heavenly Partyness? Please check out and you'll spend the rest of the day dancing a jig!

Life is a Polka

Life is a Polka

by Bob Halligan, Jr. Allright, so we rocked and rolled, we swung a little

We did a jig and maybe a reel

But listen, now- it's Polka Time!

My friend Johnny Cleveland says he feels his

Life's a big baloney and dirt sandwich

Phony chances, girls who leave him

I said well Johnny, now, we can't let our jukebox just play the blues

What I do is picture myself out on the floor in my most comfortable shoes

Aw, well I say that:

Life is a polka- and I'm gonna dance, dance, dance

Life is a polka- I'm gonna dance, dance, dance

Johnny says nice try but since last night I made thirteen phone calls

No one's called me back or loved me back, that's none at all

Well that's how it is, Johnny- some of our partners got two left feet

But they'll never know the great dancer you are if you stay glued to your seat

Aw get out there cause

Life is a polka- and I'm gonna dance, dance, dance

Life is a polka- I'm gonna dance, dance, dance

Stuck in the corner you can't dance, dance, dance

Crouched in horror you can't dance, dance, dance

You're gonna miss it- you gotta risk it

Can't win the Lotto 'til you take a chance, chance, chance, chance

Johnny says: "You're right I danced last night and boy, oh boy

It's like I walked on air like Fred Astaire, man, I held the spotlight

Aw, sweet Johnny- so glad to see you boogaloo

While we're out here- could ya teach us a step or two?

Ow, this crazy

Life is a polka- and I'm gonna dance, dance, dance

Life is a polka- and I'm gonna dance, dance, dance

© 1998 WBOB Music\ Lil Miss Magic Music ASCAP

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Pink Flamingo Christmas Ornament, on the Flamingo "Wall of Fame (or Infamy)" at Birthday Central HQ. Flamingo courtesy of the Birthday Bandit's trusty little sister, The Mysterious *Y.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Dreams Midnight and Sun Devil Mambo Pink Petunias - June 18, 2005.

One of my most treasured possessions.

Red Rose and buds near sunset, July 1, 2005.

Kiki T. McFierceson (a/k/a Mr. Vittleswiper), me, and Miss Maggie McGee.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

A beautiful Monarch butterfly visited us on our patio deck on Friday evening, July 8, 2005. He was a friendly one. I almost thought he was going to sit on my shoulder. Butterflies (especially the gorgeous Monarchs) always make me think of angels.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Brennan Manning Talks About Rich Mullins

Brennan Manning: There's a scene in Thornton Wilder's play "The Angel that Troubled the Waters" which to me really captures the essence of the life and the spirituality of Rich Mullins.

The scene is a doctor comes to the pool everyday wanting to be healed of his melancholy and his gloom and his sadness. Finally the angel appears. The doctor, he's a medical doctor, goes to step into the water. The angel blocks his entrance and says, "No, step back, the healing is not for you." The doctor pleads, "But I've got to get into the water. I can't live this way." The angel says, "No, this moment is not for you." And he says, "But how can I live this way?"

The angel says to him, "Doctor, without your wounds where would your power be? It is your melancholy that makes your low voice tremble into the hearts of men and women. The very angels themselves cannot persuade the wretched and blundering children of this earth as can one human being broken on the wheels of living. In love's service, only wounded soldiers can serve."

And to me the theme of that story is the theme to Rich Mullins' life. All grace, all light, all truth, all power are communicated though the vulnerability, the brokenness, the utter honesty of men and women who have been shipwrecked, heartbroken, broken in the wheels of living. In love's service, only wounded soldiers can serve. And to me, the power of Rich Mullins life lay in the power of his brokenness, the power in his unblinking honesty, his deeply moving sincerity and God, I miss him. But to my dying day I will boast and with honor will say that Rich Mullins was my friend.

Copyright 1998 by Word Entertainment
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