Saturday, March 24, 2007

March roars in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.
Then the rains come. April showers bring May flowers.
Just in time for Emily who came in April, stayed through May but, in June changed her tune.
We are products of the media.
Yes and no.
The media puts it out there - the axioms, the pronouncements, the right ways to do this and that - but they are full of contradictions. Don't drink, drink wine. Reduce your protein intake. Reduce your carbs. Make peace by going to war.
It's all out there, and we say we are products of the media, but we get to pick which pronouncements we will believe or follow or pass on.
The media is a buffet, nothing more.
We choose the product by what resonates within: fear or love.
You can't make peace by going to war.
You can't make love while you're afraid.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Streaming of Consciousness Part 2

Yes. we didn't grow up in the age of computers like our children. You would think they might enjoy the role of teacher. But, noooo, we had to learn for ourselves. Wait until the next time they ask me for a $ 20.00 loan. But what about the BIG question. Why are we here? Maybe to learn computers

Streaming of consciousness

Jeremy and I today learned what "Radio" in i-Tunes is all about.
It's not like you go take a class in streaming or iPod or any of this hip stuff. If your kids don't teach you, you're out of luck. And kids past the age of 8 ain't interested in teaching their parents. Right, Jeremy?

Friday, March 2, 2007

What IS the question?

My husband, Jeremy, who blogs with me on this site, thinks that the No. 1 existential question people have is "Why are we here?"
I am not so sure. I think it might be more along the lines of "How does this thing called life work?"
So we asked Tracy, the college student who serves us lunch each Sunday at Cable Car Pizza in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
"Tracy," I queried, "What do you think is the most important question people have about life?"
And she said, "Why am I here?"
So, that settles it. Jeremy was right.

I, Peggy, am hoping that we can begin to answer that question, in billions of ways, on our Joys R Us blog. I know, we've named this the Joy-Us blog, because that's what matches our URL: www.

But the working name, I think, will be Joys R Us. That phrase, I think, contains at least a few hundred million of the answers to the existential question, "Why are we here?"

Til next time