Tuesday, March 28, 2017

On the Table

 This month,  the Blue Grass Community Foundation has sponsored an event titled, On the table your voice matters.  This is how the foundation describes its effort:

 "On the Table is an opportunity to gather around a table with friends, neighbors, colleagues and maybe even a few people we are meeting for the first time to talk about issues, big and small that impact our quality of life and that of the city.

At Blue Grass Community Foundation, we believe in the power of the conversation to clarify, energize and organize people to do things for good. On the Table is an initiative design to encourage civic conversation, foster new relationships and generate fresh ideas.

Your voice matters - and when we come together as a community to learn from and with each other,
we have the power to impact both neighborhood and lives." Source: Blue Grass Community Foundation.

Earlier this month, I was a part of the conversation. For me, it is the beginning to become more engaged in the civic life of our community.

Here are some fast facts about the event:

  • More the 11, 000 participants
  • 1, 100 Table throughout the city
  • Representatives from every residential Lexington zip code participated 


Is there a  similar organization in your community?






Monday Musings ... Music

“How do you describe music? It’s basically the sound of math … and it can make you cry.”
Ben Shive

On so many levels this statement resonates to me.

I remember the first time I heard Andrea Bocelli sing, I wanted to weep. To me, his voice was so exquisite. Today, his voice continues to thrill me. 

Looking back to my days in middle school, I remember attending a musical competition where my brother performed. In a small auditorium, I remember this afternoon with such clarity. His performance was near perfection. Each stanza offered clear and beautiful notes punctuated with perfect timing and execution.

Over the years and travel, my brother has performed in New York City, Boston, Cleveland, and was in an early MTV video. Today, he teaches music and performs in many charity events in Central Indiana.  He is also able to use his gifts in math to communicate concepts to his  music students.

He has a near perfect combination of music and math skills . While, his music did not make me cry. When he tutored me in math, I wanted to cry out of frustration.  I didn’t get it. Math was so easy for him.

What makes you cry?


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Silence

Silent Sunday ...
there is something satisfying  about silence
Sunday unplugged

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tasty Tuesday

My Turkish Breakfast
What is in the small skillet? 

Let's look
two eggs, cheese,  tomatoes and spices

Who did the cooking?

My friend ... her gorgeous skin... 
Mary Kay of course! 
The product , Mary Kay TimeWise Repair



Saturday, March 18, 2017

Pet of the week, Beauregard

Beauregard is such a long name for a tiny little dog/  Beau is the perfect size  to rest comfortably in a medium size purse. While he is small, he has a huge personality.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Friendship Friday

Jewel

One definition of the word jewel is precious possession.

Here is my definition, a friend named Jewell. It is a blessing to have friends who provide a safe place to be ourselves with no pretense. They tell us the truth whether we want to hear it or not. Some friends don't sugar coat anything. They  tell us what is on their mind.

That is my friend, Jewell! I  don't have to wonder what is on her mind.  She is honest.  Sometimes I may not want  to hear what she has to say. Yes, she keeps in 100.
Jewell's is a cheerful greeter at our church. She is also a gifted Bible teacher, wife, mother, grandmother,  and friend!


In honor of St. Patrick's Day
An Irish Friendship Wish 
May there always be work for your hands to do;
May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your window pane;
May a rainbow be certain to follow each each;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you. 

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