Friday, June 27, 2008

Miscellanea

This is a bit of a follow-up to some of my previous posts:

Concerning the host of organizations seeking donations, all the tougher for them in this sinking economy, the website published by Charity Navigator describes the organization:
Charity Navigator, America's premier independent charity evaluator, works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of over 5,300 of America's largest charities.

It's a good resource for those who, now more than ever, want to make every dollar count while desperately trying to not reduce their philanthropy. I appreciated this section (it's user-friendly and makes sense) at the website: Charity Navigator - Giving Calculator.

Concerning the very appreciated post of In the Garden sung by Lydia Pangburn
, I left a message for her at YouTube letting her know how much we all love her voice. Today her mother sent a comment from Costa Rica that is a warm greeting! You can read it in the comments following the post.

Finally, my post about the opening of the Woodstock Museum generated a sparkling email exchange between Francessa and me, in which we exchanged our favorite songs from Woodstock. We used this as our guide and memory jogger.

I so appreciate my remarkable blogging friends. Reading your artistic and soulful blogs has added texture and dimension to my life!

Make the most of your weekend. You know it's going to fly by...



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10 comments:

rachael said...

Hi Lydia,
I love the image at the bottom of this post, where did you come across it? The time-lapse animation technique is so cool!
In my travels today I drove past a sign for Bethel, New York, and thought of you and your previous post about Woodstock (:
Hope you have a great weekend!
-Rachael

Hopper said...

No... I'm not going to say what I'm thinking here...

Lesson I've learned about argumentation:

Why bother... better to just ask the question...

And yes... I know.. Lydia... I know...

Good luck with that!

Hopper said...

and here's the question:

Aren't people in this realm aware and mature enough to make up their own minds??? decide what they think themselves???

READ MORE OF MY WRITING AND THE INTERACTION THERE AND THEN DECIDE FOR YOURSELF!!!

Hopper said...

all I'm saying... (and I hope you can appreciate this)... is that you know where I'm coming from... this is a world that I take VERY seriously... and my words here are static... I don't say anything I don't mean... and in saying so I'm affirming my intent... it's not what you think...

I am a bridge... no one builds a house on a bridge... they all move on... I hold them for only a moment... and so do you...

YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MANY LINES I"VE ErASED TO WRITE THESE LINES THAT YOU most likely won't publish!!!

I am a duck...

on the surface I may seem calm and just floating along with the tide...

but beneath my legs are just paddling along like hell!!!

that's my teaching modus...

what's yours???

p.s.
I hate typing in this cryptic word verification... mcnakanw

Lydia said...

Hi Rachael,

You're so fun; it's cool that you thought of my blog post when you were near Bethel, NY. I've never been there:(

You can get the photo animation at:
http://tinypic.com/
Click on the "tiny fx" tab at the top. Most of the tiny fx's aren't animated but some are. I used another one in this post:
http://writerquake.blogspot.com
/2008/05/blog-post.html

Enjoy, Rachael! I hope you can figure out how to do this technique with your own fantastic photos.

p.s. does anyone know how to make a hot link in a comment? I hate giving addresses that must be pasted into browsers!

Lydia said...

Hopper,

"YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MANY LINES I"VE ErASED TO WRITE THESE LINES THAT YOU most likely won't publish!!!"

Well, I AM publishing all three of your comments. And I must say that I am absolutely nonplussed...

Kathie said...

Hoping your weekend is fun, restful, and greatly blessed.
Greetings from Costa Rica

Lydia said...

Kathie,
Thank you for your good wishes. I can tell that we are going to be friends!
Happiest of weekends to you, too.

Gay Rodeo said...

I agree with Rachael... neat image. Thanks for coming by the GHR site too, I appreciate your comments!!!

- Gay Rodeo

Lydia said...

Gay Rodeo,
Well, you bring a part of the heart of my hometown very much alive for me.
Speaking of rodeo, I saw at rgj.com that the Reno Rodeo is drawing big crowds. In all the years I lived there I think I only went to the rodeo twice. Do they still have the rodeo parade downtown?

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