Sunday, 19 February 2012

The Loss of Great Minds

Yesterday on the radio while driving down the road I heard a discussion about translators that could translate books in Egyptian to English. They could use so many more translators.

Then they talked about how dangerous it is to live in Egypt and how they are experiencing 'brain drain' meaning smart people are leaving. Fleeing to safer places. Can you imagine if all the smart people in your country left?

I think companies in the US often lay off the smartest people rather than pay them more. Then we wonder why the people left running the companies are so inept. Or they hire new people who know nothing about the business and pay them more than the people with experience. Such things create animosity which can escalate to violence. It's wiser to be loyal to your loyal employees.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

War on TV I Don't Get It

I often wonder why my boyfriend and my father watch so many war shows.  Some are fictitious accounts of real wars, and other are documentaries that go on and on endlessly explaining war machines and marching strategies and weapon 'one-ups-man-ship'. I think it's important to be aware that wars happened and what the consequences are, but I don't think it's healthy to have those images put into your brain again and again and again. But they do have the right to watch what they watch and I have the right to walk out of the room and go do something else outside of the earshot of bombs falling on Pearl Harbor for the 1000th time.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

World Peace

Today for Earth Day 2010 I made a Peace t-shirt. It's soaking wet so I'll have to wait until tomorrow to iron the wax off of the Peace sign. It took me most of the day. I look forward to wearing it.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Tomorrow is Earth Day

Plant flowers or a tree to honor someone you care about.

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Do things that relax you

Click to Mix and Solve

Jigsaw puzzles relax me. What relaxes you? What makes you feel peaceful?

Tuesday, 26 January 2010


A little peace stamp I got at the discount shop.

Monday, 25 January 2010

Graffiti in Anaheim

Obviously I'm still alive. We figured it was just a dumb Halloween prank.
This neighborhood makes me so sad. Every night new graffitti appears. It costs people so much money to sandblast away the damage to brick walls, trees, and side walks or to paint over walls. All the local businesses get tagged regularly. Our landlord is slow with painting over graffitti. I hate to call him out all the way from Fullerton to paint over something. He should cruise by more often to see for himself what needs done anyway. Or maybe he figures if no one complains about it why bother to fix it. But a little graffitti attacks more graffitti. It's a neverending disease.