Sunday, April 22, 2007
Here's a small photo spread as to how I celebrated Earth Day 2007.
The photo to the right is the final result of my efforts. But let's take a step back and start more toward the beginning.
As can be seen by the pictures below that a friend took while I was celebrating Earth Day, I'm not afraid of hard work and I enjoy getting my hands dirty.
Planting new shrubs in front of my home gives me a sense of pride about where I live, spruces up the community, and helps the environment. The few dollars that it cost me are well worth this effort, and will provide benefits for years to come. Quite a return on investment, wouldn't you agree?
Here I'm digging a hole in the ground for a new addition to the landscaping in front of my home in Stonegate:
Here you can see me pruning and cleaning up the new additions to my front yard flora:
All of the plants and shrubs that you see in these pictures are new:
the results of my hard work have paid off beautifully, wouldn't you agree?
Friday, April 20, 2007
Someone sent this to me via e-mail and I thought I'd share it with you. I find it a very apropos analogy in describing how we in the United States have been dealing with illegal immigration:
A lady wrote the best letter in the editorials in ages!!! It explains things better than all the baloney you hear on TV.
Her point:Recently large demonstrations have taken place across the country protesting the fact that Congress is finally addressing the issue of illegal immigration.
Certain people are angry that the US
Let me see if I correctly understand the thinking behind these protests:
- might protect its own borders,
- might make it harder to sneak into this country and,
- once here, to stay indefinitely.
Let's say I break into your house.
Let's say that when you discover me in your house, you insist that I leave.
But I say, "I've made all the beds and washed the dishes and did the laundry and swept the floors."
I've done all the things that you don't like to do.
I'm hard-working and honest (except for when I broke into your house).
According to the protesters,
If you try to call the police or force me out, I will call my friends, who will picket your house, carrying signs that proclaim it is my right to be there.
- You are Required to let me stay in your house
- You are Required to add me to your family's insurance plan
- You are Required to Educate my kids
- You are Required to Provide other benefits to me and to my family
- (my husband will do all of your yard work because he is also hard-working and honest, except for that breaking in part).
It's only fair, after all, because you have a nicer house than I do, and
I'm just trying to better myself.
I'm a hard-working and honest person, except for, well, you know, I did break into your house.
And what a deal it is for me!!!
I live in your house, contributing only a fraction of the cost of my keep, and there is nothing you can do about it without being accused of cold, uncaring, selfish, prejudiced, and bigoted behavior.
Oh yeah, and I demand that you learn my language so that you can communicate with me.