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ojai22 05-02-2015 07:58 PM

Re: Awesomeness!
This is so wonderful!


A lantern with a battery was left in 16th Century France. Then an old book was found that mentioned the strange house with weird things happening.

A damaged tree traced back to it's seed, the seed was moved so the tree grew in another place. No one remembers the tree growing in a different spot, though there are pictures.

This is so fascinating!


ojai22 05-09-2015 02:31 AM

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They walked in
tandem, each of the
ninety-two students filing into the
already crowded
auditorium. With their
rich maroon gowns flowing and the
traditional caps,
they looked almost as
grown up as they felt.

Dads swallowed hard
behind broad smiles,
and Moms freely brushed away

This class would NOT
pray during the
commencements, not by choice, but
because of a recent
court ruling
prohibiting it.

The principal and
several students were
careful to stay within the
guidelines allowed by
the ruling. They
gave inspirational and challenging
speeches, but no one
mentioned divine
guidance and no one asked for blessings
on the graduates or

The speeches were
nice, but they were
routine until the final speech
received a standing

A solitary student
walked proudly to the microphone. He stood still
and silent for just a
moment, and then, it happened.

All 92 students,
every single one of
them, suddenly SNEEZED !!!!

The student on stage
simply looked at the
audience and said,


And he walked off
the stage...

The audience
exploded into applause. This graduating class
had found a
unique way to
invoke God's blessing on their future with or without
the court's approval.

This is a true
story; it happened at Eastern Shore District High
in Musquodoboit
Harbour, Nova Scotia.


ojai22 05-09-2015 02:40 AM

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This appears to have taken everyone by surprise, except the musician. I can't stop watching it! So enjoyable.


ojai22 05-09-2015 02:47 AM

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I've learned that I like my teacher because she cries when we sing
"Silent Night."
Age 5

I've learned that our dog doesn't want to eat my broccoli either.
Age 7

I've learned that when I wave to people in the country, they stop what
they are doing and wave back.
Age 9

I've learned that just when I get my room the way I like it, Mom makes
me clean it up again.
Age 12

I've learned that if you want to cheer yourself up, you should try
cheering someone else up.
Age 14

I've learned that although it's hard to admit it, I'm secretly glad my
parents are strict with me.
Age 15

I've learned that silent company is often more healing than words of
Age 24

I've learned that brushing my child's hair is one of life's great
Age 26

I've learned that wherever I go, the world's worst drivers have
followed me there.
Age 29

I've learned that if someone says something unkind about me, I must
live so that no one will believe it.
Age 30

I've learned that there are people who love you dearly but just don't
know how to show it.
Age 42

I've learned that you can make someone's day by simply sending them a
little note.
Age 44

I've learned that the greater a person's sense of guilt, the greater
his or her need to cast blame on others.
Age 46

I've learned that children and grandparents are natural allies.
Age 47

I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today,
life does go on and it will be better tomorrow.
Age 48

I've learned that singing "Amazing Grace" can lift my spirits for
Age 49

I've learned that motel mattresses are better on the side away from the
Age 50

I've learned that you can tell a lot about a man by the way he handles
these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas
tree lights.
Age 51

I've learned that keeping a vegetable garden is worth a medicine
cabinet full of pills.
Age 52

I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents,
you miss them terribly after they die.
Age 53

I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a
Age 58

I've learned that if you want to do something positive for your
children, work to improve your marriage.
Age 61

I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.
Age 62

I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt
on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.
Age 64

I've learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you. But if
you focus on your family, the needs of others, your work, meeting new
people, and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you.
Age 65

I've learned that whenever I decide something with kindness, I usually
make the right decision.
Age 66

I've learned that everyone can use a prayer.
Age 72

I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
Age 82

I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone.
People love that human touch - holding hands, a warm hug, or just a
friendly pat on the back.
Age 90

I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.
Age 92


ojai22 05-18-2015 07:01 PM

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Okay. I was sifting through some old, old threads and found a jewel. I hadn't seen it before but have watched it several times since finding it -- can't even remember which forum it's in -- and can't stop laughing. I'm posting it here so it can see the light of day again.



ojai22 05-21-2015 02:30 AM

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Wise, Witty, and Wonderful. . . .



ojai22 05-24-2015 01:11 PM

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Really, really awesome bike riding . . . .




ojai22 05-26-2015 02:07 PM

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Historical Colorized Photos. II

These pictures have been colored so well the people seem to come alive. Very interesting.


Look at the weary face of Geronimo, the intelligence in the eyes of Alexander Bell, the arrogance of Che Guevara, Lou Gehrig's pain. . . .

ojai22 05-29-2015 02:11 AM

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If you love flowers, this video is a delight to watch. Talk about time lapse photography. Tons of patience.



ojai22 05-30-2015 03:33 AM

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It's YO-YO BABY!!!



ojai22 06-12-2015 06:16 PM

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ojai22 07-03-2015 12:05 AM

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AWESOME to the power of 10

Robyn O'Brien



John Pickard 07-03-2015 12:35 AM

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Originally Posted by ojai22 (Post 19866)
AWESOME to the power of 10

Robyn O'Brien



We need a "Like" button for this. Extraordinary! I'm going to share this...

ojai22 07-03-2015 10:38 PM

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The Writer Automaton, Switzerland

A 240 year old doll that can write, a clockwork creation by Pierre Jaquet-Droz, a Swiss watchmaker. The doll is able to write any custom text up to 40 letters long, and it uses a goose feather to write, which he inks from time to time, including a shake of the wrist to prevent ink from spilling. His eyes follow the text being written, and the head moves when he takes some ink. You can view this doll in person at the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire of Neuchâtel, in Switzerland.

Video by BBC and lesterfontayne


😎 😀

ojai22 07-11-2015 01:27 AM

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What an awesome little Pooch! ‼️❗️❗️‼️



ojai22 07-17-2015 04:45 PM

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Family of Light
by Barbara Marciniak

Path of Empowerment
by Barbara Marciniak

Earth: Pleiadian Keys to the Living Library
by Barbara Marciniak

Bringers of the Dawn
by Barbara Marciniak

📕📗📘📙 📢 🌞 🍀

thrift books.com

ojai22 07-17-2015 08:01 PM

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People are amazing -- and kind of awesome!



sarah c. 07-20-2015 07:40 AM

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Originally Posted by ojai22 (Post 19226)
You have to see this! It's so frightening, but at the same time you want to be on that "little" boat hanging on for dear life. It's exhilarating! The magnificence of Nature and Susan Boyle, with a song written by ABBA. Enjoy.


oooo! I once became sea sick on a ferry! I cannot watch that! lol

sarah c. 07-20-2015 08:31 AM

Re: Awesomeness!-hope i did this right

sarah c. 07-20-2015 08:34 AM

Re: Awesomeness!-hope i did this right
you may need to enlarge it to really see the humour in it! (or maybe I'm just REALLY lame and had WAY too much NyQuil that night! LOL)

ojai22 07-23-2015 01:37 AM

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Originally Posted by sarah c. (Post 19886)
you may need to enlarge it to really see the humour in it! (or maybe I'm just REALLY lame and had WAY too much NyQuil that night! LOL)

It was okay, Sarah c. Thanks for posting the awesome cat-tales. 😻

😺😼😽😾😸 🐒 🐭

ojai22 07-23-2015 01:41 AM

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A most fascinating man! I truly love this man ~~


🎹 ⭕️⭕️⭕️⭕️⭕️

sarah c. 07-24-2015 12:31 PM

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I did a study on this a few years ago.....It was brought into a sociology course, along with a few other really interesting topics....one was, the Fibonacci sequence. How everything from laws of behavior to the forms of seashells and our human anatomy are all sequences of patterns. It went a bit more in depth than that... but that was the initial topic. it was fascinating really.


Originally Posted by ojai22 (Post 19228)
Yin and Yang by Ralph Waldo Emerson, otherwise titled:


"POLARITY, or action and reaction, we meet in every part of nature; in darkness and light; in heat and cold; in the ebb and flow of waters; in male and female; in the inspiration and expiration of plants and animals; in the equation of quantity and quality in the fluids of the animal body; in the systole and diastole of the heart; in the undulations of fluids, and of sound; in the centrifugal and centripetal gravity; in electricity, galvanism, and chemical affinity. Superinduce magnetism at one end of a needle, the opposite magnetism takes place at the other end. If the south attracts, the north repels. To empty here, you must condense there. An inevitable dualism bisects nature, so that each thing is a half, and suggests another thing to make it whole; as, spirit, matter; man, woman; odd, even; subjective, objective; in, out; upper, under; motion, rest; yea, nay.

Whilst the world is thus dual, so is every one of its parts. The entire system of things gets represented in every particle. There is somewhat that resembles the ebb and flow of the sea, day and night, man and woman, in a single needle of the pine, in a kernel of corn, in each individual of every animal tribe. The reaction, so grand in the elements, is repeated within these small boundaries. For example, in the animal kingdom the physiologist has observed that no creatures are favorites, but a certain compensation balances every gift and every defect. A surplusage given to one part is paid out of a reduction from another part of the same creature. If the head and neck are enlarged, the trunk and extremities are cut short.

The theory of the mechanic forces is another example. What we gain in power is lost in time, and the converse. The periodic or compensating errors of the planets is another instance. The influences of climate and soil in political history are another. The cold climate invigorates. The barren soil does not breed fevers, crocodiles, tigers or scorpions.

The same dualism underlies the nature and condition of man. Every excess causes a defect; every defect an excess. Every sweet hath its sour; every evil its good. Every faculty which is a receiver of pleasure has an equal penalty put on its abuse. It is to answer for its moderation with its life. For every grain of wit there is a grain of folly. For every thing you have missed, you have gained something else; and for every thing you gain, you lose something. If riches increase, they are increased that use them. If the gatherer gathers too much, Nature takes out of the man what she puts into his chest; swells the estate, but kills the owner. Nature hates monopolies and exceptions. The waves of the sea do not more speedily seek a level from their loftiest tossing than the varieties of condition tend to equalize themselves. There is always some levelling circumstance that puts down the overbearing, the strong, the rich, the fortunate, substantially on the same ground with all others. Is a man too strong and fierce for society and by temper and position a bad citizen,--a morose ruffian, with a dash of the pirate in him?--Nature sends him a troop of pretty sons and daughters who are getting along in the dame's classes at the village school, and love and fear for them smooths his grim scowl to courtesy. Thus she contrives to intenerate the granite and felspar, takes the boar out and puts the lamb in and keeps her balance true."

In case you don't have a copy of Emerson's Essays handy, you can read the rest of Compensation here in all it's awesomeness:


sarah c. 07-24-2015 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by john pickard (Post 19707)
hula hoops?



sarah c. 07-24-2015 04:20 PM

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Originally Posted by John Pickard (Post 19550)
I happen to know that his panel last weekend at the Rose City Comic Con was recorded. I'm definitely going to keep my eye out on that, and when I find it, I'll post a link to it.

I am

From last year's post: I guess I never really paid close attention as it was right after my mom passed. But this really makes me giggle now. And YES It IS "a sad commentary on the state of the dynamic between the sexes" that he can't find a woman! (and that I cannot find a man ...for the same reason.) Why do so many men and women make relationships so conditional and complicated? Why can't two mature "attractive, relatively successful people of some years" just "pair up" and be happy living together? Just someone to be yourself with and laugh with. (and I have to agree with his statement at the end of the video. "IT" is indeed a sport. and One that is particularly good at said sport, simply doesn't play with just anyone. )... And as for the diet? I can't live without salad. :D

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