Saturday, April 4, 2020

Sing. Pray.


Pandemic  by Lynn Ungar 3/11/20


about about 1.5 minutes

What if you thought of it

as the Jews consider the Sabbath—

the most sacred of times?

Cease from travel.

Cease from buying and selling.

Give up, just for now,

on trying to make the world

different than it is.

Sing. Pray. Touch only those

to whom you commit your life.

Center down.



And when your body has become still,

reach out with your heart.

Know that we are connected

in ways that are terrifying and beautiful.

(You could hardly deny it now.)

Know that our lives

are in one another’s hands.

(Surely, that has come clear.)

Do not reach out your hands.

Reach out your heart.

Reach out your words.

Reach out all the tendrils

of compassion that move, invisibly,

where we cannot touch.



Promise this world your love--

for better or for worse,

in sickness and in health,

so long as we all shall live.


--Lynn Ungar 3/11/20


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Thursday, April 2, 2020

The Joy of Flying


Okay, Harold.  We made it to the clock, and yes! I see the time.  It’s not my fault we’re late.

Oh, come on, Joyce!  You are always making us late.  How far have we traveled today…and how many times have we waited for you?

Harold, if you keep this up, I will not allow you to dive into a plate of crostino in a wine garlic…

Hey, you two!  We have had enough of this!  If we had known how you bicker non-stop, we would not have invited you on this trip!

Sorry, Leticia!  Harold is so erratic; I can never take him anywhere.  On the flight over, he made me drop my shrimp

Okay, ladies!  Here we are!  See the 3:25 tour bus!  I get the fat bald guy; Joyce, you take out the big redhead.  Leticia, you hit the skinny guy with the comb-over. 

Annnnd, it is time to show humans just who is in charge. Let 'em drop!

This is photo prompt in 2014. Seagulls fly into our south California at winter and hang out. In the warmer time, the crows take over. 

Lunch yard where my students had lunch ignored them after a while 


Wednesday, April 1, 2020

We Can Do It!

The Women Behind Rosie the Riveter: Working for the U.S. War Effort
Many of the Rosie the Riveters

Sometimes a person passes on and no one knows or cares about it. Not our families, but people had a impact on society long ago. Who were some of them?

“Keep ’em flying to avenge our husbands’ deaths.” That was the motive they lived by.

"Just six months after that first group of women walked into the Nebraska plant, more than 2,000 women were working in Martin plants in Omaha and Baltimore. By the fall of 1942, the aircraft industry as a whole had added 63,000 women to its roster, mostly in aircraft assembly plants. By November 1943, aircraft industry employment peaked at 2.1 million workers, with more than 486,000 women accounting for an astounding 37 percent of the industry labor force." Lockheed Mart


Ordinary women went from being housewives to being huge contributors to ones who provided important equipment to win WW2

Image may contain: 2 people, people sitting, possible text that says 'We leCanDo.! Do I! Can leCanDo.! Do I! ©BELGAYINSTA NAOMI PARKER AKA ROSIE THE RIVETER PASSED AWAY JANUARY 20TH OF 2018. SHE INSPIRED INSPIRED so MANY YOUNG WOMEN WITH HER ICONIC POSTER. SHE WAS 96. I HAVEN'T SEEN A LOT OF PRESS ON THIS AND SADLY I ONLY JUST NOW LEARNED OF THIS. I WANTED TO TAKE THE TIME TO HONOR HER.'
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One of the many Rosie the Riveter
Rosie the Riveter Women Get Special Honors in Washington
Women are needed.
riveter
Vera Davis
 It is impossible tell the stories all have to tell. Here is a great site above under Vera Davis' photo.

These ladies may have or could have been ones who know.

Below is a cookbook to see some recipes these awesome women donated. 
National WW2 museum
Some of these are excellent. 


I like Cereal-Cheese Casserole, pg. 64
and Honey-Cocoa Cake, pg. 189.