Friday, June 29, 2007

Ratatouille gets thumbs up

Ratatouille gets thumbs up.
please let me know what you think.
i enjoyed this movie.
"empowering the young through the art of making Peace"
a great association
making a difference

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

there is no greater joy than an outdoor shower when it's 109ยบ!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

movie review

i give Evan Almighty two thumbs way up!
it's very funny and true.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

25 miles

beginning at 5:30am this morning i was relearning how to peddle my recumbent trike named Black Lightening. it's that way every time i ride. somehow i forget in between rides how to ride, but after the first two miles or so i'm back in my element and coasting along neatly. today i rode 25 miles. i rode 10 miles from my house out to old town la quinta, resting at the peppertree bookstore. after regaining my breath, i head for home. that's another 10 miles back, making the total 20 miles. to round it up to 25, i ride around the neighborhood in an effort to cool down and recover. by 9am or abouts, i'm done and under the cold shower. after that, morning nap.

how is your day?


Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Every day a new leaf/life

every day is a new sunrise.
every day is a new leaf.
every day is a new life.
almost every day the banana tree in my yard gets a new leaf. (there are actually two large banana trees continuously growing new leaves AND having babies!) it reminds me that life goes on always, no matter what. it is proof positive that with each and every new day there comes an opportunity to begin again. new leaf, new life. new day, new opportunities. as is said, "today is the first day of the rest of your life." make it count.

Friday, June 15, 2007

More good news!

I hold in my hand a copy of Resolution Number 2007-44, "duly passed and approved, at the meeting of the City Council of the City of Coachella, California, on the 13th day of June, 2007, by the following vote: Ayes = 4, Noes = 1."

"A resolution of the City Council of the City of Coachella, California, calling upon the Governor of the State of California to take steps to withdraw the California National Guard Troops from Iraq."

I won't copy the entire text of the Resolution, but if you want one, it is a matter of public record.

The City of Coachella has now joined such other cities as Arcata, Berkeley, Davis, Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Sebastopol, the County of Marin, and many others in calling for action.

The Mayor of Coachella is Eduardo Garcia and the City Clerk is Isabel Castillon. The City of Coachella can be reached at, 1515 Sixth Street, Coachella, Ca, 92236. Fax = 760-398-8117. Telephone = 760-398-3502.

In my opinion the City of Coachella has done the right thing.


Thursday, June 14, 2007

Who are your neighbors?

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

A great blog

Letter to the Editor of the New York Times
(Submitted June 13, 2007)

In response to the Senate's vote of no confidence on the
Attorney General ("Republicans Bar Rebuke of Gonzales in
Senate Vote", June 12, 2007), President Bush declared:"They
can have their votes of no confidence, but it's not going
to make the determination about who serves in my
government. This process has been drug out a long time."

This quote is revealing in two ways. President Bush
apparently not only views himself as a monarch, much like
King George of England, but he has also failed to learn to speak
the King's English correctly. Wouldn't it be nice if our President better
understood both our Constitution and our language? After
all, those are two prerequisites for gaining American citizenship.

Hugh R. Winig, M.D.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


stay tuned for photos of actual bananas! peace.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

20 miles

Last Wednesday I rode my bike, Black Lightening, 20 miles. I can't tell you how long it took me. I don't keep track of that. I'm just out there for fun and my mileage goal which is 100 miles...eventually. I'm up to 20. Stay tuned. Peace.