Monday, September 15, 2014

I guess it's back to work tomorrow.  (Tuesday)  I've been out for a week fighting a heck of a cold.  I was getting up at 9:00 am and then taking a 3-hour nap around noon.  I hate being sick!

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is our current thought of where to retire to.  A condo on the beach, warm tropical weather.  It even has a minor league baseball team. Perhaps we'll make a visit next summer, as its only a long days drive from Brian's house in Huntsville. 

Miss America 2015 is Kira Kazanstev, the former Miss New York. She was born in Walnut Creek, California, but attends school in New York. She plans to attend law school next.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Diana Taurasi (Don Lugo HS) lead the Phoenix Mercury to the WNBA Championship last night with an 87-82 win over the Chicago Sky.  Diana hit the go-ahead jumper and ensuing free throw to put the Mercury ahead for good. Diana finished the game with 24 points and 5 assists to go with Candice Dupree's 24 points. The Mercury were playing without their all-star center Britney Griner who was out with an eye injury from game two of the series.  Diana was voted the WNBA Finals MVP. 

Colony HS beat Carter HS 46-27 last night. 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

“Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virile. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched.”

 Monica Sjoo, "The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth"

Friday, September 5, 2014

That's how I say it.

Happy birthday wishes go out to Raquel Welch who turns 74 years young today.  Jo Raquel Tejada was born in Chicago, Illinois, and graduated from La Jolla High School in San Diego in 1958.  She has two children, Damon and Tahnee.