Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

A very Merry Christmas to all of my friends at Bookpuddle.
Here is a real uplifting message -- the very words I would like to say to you all, but no one says it better than Will Ferrell --


Monday, December 08, 2014

Splash du Jour: Monday

"America…is being lost through television. Because in advertising, mendacity and manipulation are raised to the level of internal values for the advertisers. Interruption is seen as a necessary concomitant to marketing. It used to be that a seven- or eight-year old could read consecutively for an hour or two. But they don’t do that much anymore. The habit has been lost. Every seven to ten minutes, a child is interrupted by a commercial on TV. Kids get used to the idea that their interest is there to be broken into. In consequence, they are no longer able to study as well. Their powers of concentration have been reduced by systematic interruption.”
-- Norman Mailer --


Have a great Monday!
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Monday, December 01, 2014

Splash du Jour: Monday

video

On my last vacation [to Saskatchewan] we all went to this one park where the birds were so tame we had them eating out of our hands. Here is a clip of my niece, and a chickadee.
Have a great Monday!
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