"Your life is an occasion. Rise to it!" - Mr. Magorium

Thursday, September 24, 2009

GoD and DoG

Wendy Francisco has created this marvelous video, "GoD and DoG". It really gives us something to think about. Take a look at GoD and DoG. I think you'll like it... especially if you're a dog lover. I certainly see the truth in it.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Trains and Movies

It's been a fun weekend. On Friday I went to the model train store and purchased a train set. Those who know me well are probably thinking that another train set is the last thing that I need. But this is a tiny Z scale (1/220th scale) set. I can set it up on a board on the foot of my bed. This will get me by until I have a real train table again.

Friday night two friends came and watched "Elizabethtown" with me. If you haven't seen it, its a wonderful off-beat film. Kirsten Dunst gives a marvelous performance. Orlando Bloom isn't bad either. And Susan Sarandon is absolutely hysterical.

On Saturday my cousin came early in the day and we watched "Morgan Stuarts Coming Home". That's a kind of wacky comedy with John Cryer. I hadn't seen it in years. It was fun to see it again.

Saturday Evening my dear special friend came, and we watched the original "Father of the Bride" with Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor. When I bought it I thought it would be fun to see again, because I hadn't seen it since I was a teenager. As I watched it I realized that, in fact, I'd never seen it at all before. And, interestingly, neither had my friend. When she comes to visit again I have the sequel "Father's Little Dividend" for us.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Hula Hoops

I was getting a little stir crazy this evening, so I got in the car and drove to the park. There I sat by the fountain and watched the water change colors as the lights of the fountain cycled through their phases. By the fountain were four young people practicing tricks with hula hoops. They were listening to 70s music. It was wonderful.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Memorial Day Visitors

I had two visitors last night. These are dear friends, a mother and her adult son. I introduced them to the BBC science fiction series Dr. Who. For those who may not know, Dr. Who started as a children's show in 1963 and ran through 1989. A lot of Americans made fun of the special effects in the show, as not up to par with "Star Treck", but I always loved the imagination of the program. "Dr. Who" was revived in 2005, and the new series is easily as popular as the old one ever was.

The series "Dr. Who" is about an mysterious character known only as "the Doctor" (his name is not Dr. Who) who travels through space and time with various companions he acquires here and there. In 1965, although the series was incredibly successful, the star decided to quit due to health considerations. The writers on "Dr. Who" came up with the idea that, as an alien the Doctor's race doesn't die... they regenerate their bodies. After regeneration they look entirely different, but have the same memories. The audience bought into the concept and now, well over 40 years later, there have been 10 actors who have starred in "Dr. Who", with 11th taking over for next year.

If you're not familiar with "Dr. Who", you might want to check it out. I believe it shows on the Sci Fi channel (SyFy?) here in the U.S. I, personally, have many classic episodes and all the new ones on DVD.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

It's September

I spoke to an old friend on the phone the other day. He remarked that I hadn't posted anything since Aug. 6th. I told him, as I've said here, that I can't always think of things to write and that I don't want this journal to become stale or trite. He said that it's a blog, and I don't have to write about metaphysics and healing all the time; just say what I'm doing with my day and let people know that I'm still doing okay.

I am still doing okay. I went to church this morning and did my grocery shopping afterward. One of our wonderful Christian Science nurses came later in the day to see me and we listened to some uplifting readings. Tonight I'm going to watch the Sunday evening baseball game on T.V. Then I think I'll watch some old Dr. Who videos. Of course, I still read from "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy daily. It's still a long road back... but, despite a minor setback or two, I'm still taking steps in the right direction each day.

Much Love to all!