Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Sunday, May 20, 2018

幸福是愛相隨 - unknown


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The power of love

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And now in the name of our loving, liberating and life-giving God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

From the Song of Solomon in the Bible: “Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; for love is as strong as death, passion fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, a raging flame. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it out.”

The late Dr Martin Luther King once said, and I quote: “We must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love. And when we discover that, we will be able to make of this old world a new world. For love, love is the only way.”

There’s power in love. Don’t underestimate it. Don’t even over-sentimentalize it. There’s power, power in love. If you don’t believe me, think about a time when you first fell in love. The whole world seemed to center around you and your beloved. Oh there’s power, power in love, not just in its romantic forms, but any form, any shape of love. There’s a certain sense in which when you are loved, and you know it, when someone cares for you, and you know it, when you love and you show it, it actually feels right. There’s something right about it. And there’s a reason for it. The reason has to do with the source. We were made by a power of love. And our lives were meant and are meant to be lived in that love. That’s why we are here. Ultimately the source of love is God Himself. The source of all our lives.

There’s an old medieval poem that says: “Where true love is found, God himself is there.”

The New Testament says it this way: “Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; And those who love are born of God and know God. Those who do not love do not know God.” Why? For God is love.

There’s power in love. There’s power in love to help and heal when nothing else can. There’s power in love to lift up and liberate when nothing else will. There’s power in love to show us the way to live.

“Set me as a seal on your heart, a seal on your arm, for love it is as strong as death.”

But love is not only about a young couple. No, the power of love is demonstrated by the fact that we’re all here. Two young people fell in love and we all showed up. But it’s not for and about a young couple who we rejoice with. It’s more than that.

Jesus of Nazareth on one occasion was asked by a lawyer to sum up the essence of the teachings of Moses and he went back and reached back into the Hebrew scriptures to Deuteronomy and Leviticus and he said. “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind and all your strength. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.” Then in Matthew’s version he added, he said, on these two - love of God and love of neighbor hang all the law, all the prophets, everything that Moses wrote, everything in the holy prophets, everything in the scriptures, everything that God has been trying to tell the world – love God, love your neighbor. And while you’re at it, love yourself.

You know, someone once said that Jesus began the most revolutionary movement in all of human history. A movement grounded in the unconditional love of God for the world and a movement mandating people to live that love and in so doing to change not only their lives but the very life of the world itself. I am talking about power, real power, power to change the world. If you don’t believe me, well, there were some old slaves in America’s antebellum south who explained the dynamic power of love and why it has the power to transform. They explained it this way, they sang a spiritual, even in the midst of their captivity. It’s one that says “There is a balm in Gilead”. A healing balm. Something that can make this right. “There is a balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole. There is a balm in Gilead to heal the sin-sick soul.” One of the stanzas explains why, “If you cannot preach like Peter, and you cannot pray like Paul, you just tell the love of Jesus, how he died to save us all.” Oh that’s the balm in Gilead.

This way of love it is the way of life. They got it. He died to save us all. He didn’t die for anything he could get out of it. Jesus did not get an honorary doctorate for dying. He didn’t get anything out of it. He gave up his life, he sacrificed his life for the good of others, for the good of the other, for the well-being of the world, for us. That’s what love is. Love is not selfish and self-centered. Love can be sacrificial, and in so doing, becomes redemptive. And that way of unselfish, sacrificial, redemptive love changes lives. And it can change this world. If you don’t believe me, just stop and think and imagine. Think and imagine. Well. Think and imagine a world where love is the way. Imagine our homes and families when love is the way. Imagine neighborhoods and communities where love is the way. Imagine governments and nations where love is the way. Imagine business and commerce when love is the way. Imagine this tired old world when love is the way, when love is the way, unselfish, sacrificial, redemptive, when love is the way, then no child will go to bed hungry in this world ever again when love is the way. We will let justice roll down like a mighty stream and righteousness like an ever-flowing brook. When love is the way poverty will become history.

When love is the way the earth will be a sanctuary. When love is the way we will lay down our swords and shields down by the river side to study war no more. When love is the way, there’s plenty good room, plenty good room for all of God’s children. Because when love is the way we actually treat each other, well, like we are actually family. When love is the way we know that God is the source of us all and we are brothers and sisters, children of God. My brothers and sisters, that’s a new heaven, a new earth, a new world, a new human family. And let me tell you something, old Solomon was right in the Old Testament, that’s a fire.
Teilhard de Chardin ... and with this I’ll sit down. We’ve gotta get y’all married. French Jesuit Teilhard de Chardin was arguably one of the great minds, great spirits of the twentieth century. Jesuit, Roman catholic priest, scientist, a scholar, a mystic. In some of his writings he said from his scientific background as well as his theological one, in some of his writings he said, as others have, that the discovery or invention or harnessing of fire was one of the great scientific and technological discoveries in all of human history. Fire to a great extent made human civilization possible. Fire made it possible to cook food and provide sanitary ways of eating which reduced the spread of disease in its time. Fire made it possible to heat, warm environments and thereby made human migration around the world a possibility, even into colder climates. Fire made it possible, there was no Bronze Age without fire, no Iron Age without fire, no Industrial Revolution without fire. The advances of science and technology are greatly dependent on the ability and capacity to take fire and use it for human good.

Anybody get here in a car today? An automobile? Nod your head if you did, I’m guessing - I know there were some carriages. But those of us who came in cars, fire, the controlled, harnessed fire made that possible. I know that the Bible says, and I believe it, that Jesus walked on the water. But I have to tell you that I didn’t walk across the Atlantic Ocean to get here. Controlled fire in that plane got me here. Fire makes it possible for us to text and tweet and email and Instagram and Facebook and socially be dysfunctional with each other. Fire makes all of that possible.

And de Chardin said fire was one of the greatest discoveries in all of human history. And he then went on to say that if humanity ever harnesses the energy of fire again, if humanity ever captures the energy of love, it will be the second time in history that we have discovered fire.

Dr. King was right. “We must discover love the redemptive power of love. And when we do that, we will make of this old world a new world.”

My brother, my sister, God love you. God bless you. And may God hold us all in those almighty hands of love.
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Beyond the 'Gins-burn': The documentary 'RBG' shows the formidable soft power of Ruth Bader Ginsburg “STIRRING. I can't think of a dramatic film on screen right now that will make you feel this good, and that's a fact.” — Kenneth Turan, LA Times
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Slip Into Sigur Rós' Beautiful 'Liminal' Mixtape, still good relaxation music. :P

Sweetie, thanks for sparking joy in our lives.

I think about how there are certain people who come into your life and leave a mark. The ones who are as much a part of you as your own soul. Their place in your heart is tender; a bruise of longing, a pulse of unfinished business. Just hearing their names pushes and pulls at you in a hundred ways, and when you try to define those hundred ways, describe them even to yourself, words are useless. If you had a lifetime to talk, there would still be things left unsaid. ~ Sara Zarr

It seems to me, that love could be labeled poisons and we'd drink it anyway. - Atticus

" Maturity is not when we start speaking big things,it is when we start understanding small things." - Aamir Khan

Saturday, May 19, 2018

"Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation." - Ruth Bader Ginsburg July 6: Star Wars: The Last Jedi — Fort Vancouver National Historic Site July 13: The LEGO Ninjago Movie — Fisher Basin Park July 20: Transformers: The Last Knight — Fruit Valley Park July 27: Wonder Woman — Columbia Tech Center Park August 3: Coco — Evergreen Park August 10: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle — Marshall Park Alec
Summer Events Guide 2018: 51 things to add to your Oregon bucket list
July 6: Star Wars: The Last Jedi — Fort Vancouver National Historic Site July 13: The LEGO Ninjago Movie — Fisher Basin Park July 20: Transformers: The Last Knight — Fruit Valley Park July 27: Wonder Woman — Columbia Tech Center Park August 3: Coco — Evergreen Park August 10: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle — Marshall Park


Breathe, darling. This is just a chapter. It's not your whole story. - S.C. Laurie.

She made broken look beautiful and strong look vulnerable, she walked with the world on her shoulders but made it look like a pair of wings. - unknown

Remember, most of your stress comes from the way you respond, not the way life is. Adjust your attitude, and all that extra stress is gone. - unknown

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Friday, May 18, 2018

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After Sandy Hook we said never again. And then we let 1,126 mass shootings happen. After Sandy Hook, we said never again. Since then, there have been 1,686 mass shootings.
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Children of the Opioid Epidemic. In the midst of a national crisis, mothers addicted to drugs struggle to get off them — for their babies’ sake, and their own.
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Judge To Decide Fate Of Civil Lawsuit Alleging Trump Campaign Colluded With Russia
Sessions Moves To Curb Immigration Judges' Authority

"What Can I Do (But Love You)"

There you were and there I was
Was it fate from above?
Either way I found just what I need

All I do is think of you
Close my eyes and fall into
a world totally made for you and me

Oh don't you know, I love, love ya
I'll never let go, oh, i love ya
In all of my dreams, you're all I see
What can I do, but love you

Now I got someone to hold
To keep me warm while I was cold
A little scent to melt away the gray

It happened in the nick of time
Unexpected, sweet surprise
With one whose love will never be the same

Oh don't you know, I love, love ya
I'll never let go, oh, I love ya
In all of my dreams, you're all I see
What can I do, but love you

Oh don't you know, I love, love ya
I'll never let go, oh, I love ya
In all of my dreams, you're all I see
What can I do, but love you
Love you
I love you

And love ..
Such a silly game we play, oh,
Like a summers day in May.
What is love, what is love?
I just want it to be love.
Oooh, oh.

I, I, I, I, I .. I can feel it in your kiss.
It just gives me tender bliss.
What is love, what is love?
I just want it to be love.
Oooh, oh.

When I feel you around,
I was mad as hell when I hit the ground.
When I see you laugh away,
it hurts but I just wont say,
uh uh uh. Loveee ...

Who can tell me? I am lost.
I just think that I am strong.
What is love, what is love?
I just want it to be love.
Ooooh, ooh.

When I feel you around,
I was so upset we fell on the ground.
When I see you mad at me,
it was such a silly thing.

And love ..
Such a silly game we play,
Like a summers day in May.
What is love, what is love?
I just want it to be love.
Ooooh, oh.

And I, I, I, I, I, I can feel it in a kiss.
It is something I will miss.
What is love, what is love?
I just want you to be love.
we shall not cease from exploration
and the end of our exploring
will be to arrive where we started
and know the place for the first time.
through the unknown, remembered gate
when the last of earth left to discover
is that which is the beginning;
at the source of the longest river
the voice of the hidden waterfall
and the children in the apple-tree
not known, because not looked for
but heard, half-heard, in the stillness
between two waves of the sea. -T.S. Eliot
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A Glimpse, this really touches a sore spot on a personal level as I see my spirited Gabo and getting so advanced, it presents that no one has all the almighty and able to hold time still and let us savor those moments once again. I wish I have wizard like skills to freeze every glimpse I have of you., those smiles, those whiskers of ours.. those hugs and kisses moments...
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Psychologists recommend children be bored in the summer..“...psychologists and child development experts suggest that over-scheduling children during the summer is unnecessary and could ultimately keep kids from from discovering what truly interests them.” .
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Moving.. on...

Forgiveness does not change the pass, but it does enlarge the future. - unknown

You will never understand the damage you did to someone until the same thing is done to you. That's why I am here. - Karma

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else, you are the one who get burned. - Buddha

MVP + GKP= the combo deal

Thursday, May 17, 2018

We have a descpiable animal in the white house.

GoFundMe page raises money to send Mariachi band, taco truck to troll NY lawyer who threatened to call ICE on restaurant employees , I love the idea, this may be better than mental health counseling for Mr. Aaron Schlossberg
'Netanyahu's identification with Republican party is dangerous'
Aaron Schlossberg's law firm gets pummeled with 1-star Yelp reviews after racist rant, so if I speak Spanish, I must be "undocumented", I couldn't be a tourist, or simply just enjoying any beautiful language. What douche!
Former Secretary of State Tillerson warns of US ethical crisis "When we as people, a free people, go wobbly on the truth, even on what may seem the most trivial of matters, we go wobbly on America," Tillerson said.
During Roundtable, Trump Calls Some Unauthorized Immigrants 'Animals' Today the President of the United States referred to immigrants as "animals." Intentionally dehumanizing an entire group of people is something that slave owners and nazis did. It's the kind of hateful rhetoric that leads to hate crimes and genocides. - Gavin Newsom
Breaking With Trump's GOP, Koch Brothers Praise Democrats On Immigration

河國榮 (Gregory Charles Rivers) 現場獻唱《香港地》!

None of us are getting out of here alive. So please stop treating yourself like an after-thought. Eat the delicisous food. Walk in the sunshine. Jump in the ocean. Say the truth that you're carrying in your heart like hidden treasure. Be silly. Be kind. Be weird. There's no time for anything else. - Keanu Reeves ( or unknown )

You're the sum total of everything you've ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot.. it's all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive. - Maya Angelou

You can't have the kind of connection you want -- the deep, weird, silly, important, soul-touching kind - unless you're willing to be vulnerable in ways that scare you. The good news is this will also scare off the people who can't handle your awesomeness. So, be brave! - Nanea Hoffman

When you go out into the woods and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand that it didn't get enough light, and so it turned that way. And you don't get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree. The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying " you're too this, or I am too this. " That judging minds comes in. So I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are. - Ram Dass

Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path. -Amen

Accept what is. Let go of what was. And have faith in what will be. - David Wolfe

Hava a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts - unknown
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For years, activists in Southeast Asia warned Facebook that content on the platform could lead to real-life violence. Then it did. “Can Facebook help us become our better angels? That’s what we want to see.”
Teen who started $40 million Eagle Creek fire returns to court to learn what he must pay. The teen's hearing will be held today to determine restitution required in the Eagle Creek fire case. Firefighting and other costs total about $40 million, and many gorge businesses were set back by the wildland blaze, which came amid the busy tourist season.
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Without communication, there is no relationship. Without respect, there is no love. Without trust, there's no reason to continue. - unknown.
New York is 3 hours ahead of California,
but it does not make California slow.
Someone graduated at the age of 22,
but waited 5 years before securing a good job!
Someone became a CEO at 25,
and died at 50.
While another became a CEO at 50,
and lived to 90 years.
Someone is still single,
while someone else got married.
Obama retires at 55,
but Trump starts at 70.
Absolutely everyone in this world works based on their Time Zone.
People around you might seem to go ahead of you,
some might seem to be behind you.
But everyone is running their own RACE, in their own TIME.
Don’t envy them or mock them.
They are in their TIME ZONE, and you are in yours!
Life is about waiting for the right moment to act.
You’re not LATE.
You’re not EARLY.
You are very much ON TIME, and in your TIME ZONE Destiny set up for you - Jenny Yu

I hate texting, and I am glad that Rabbi and I are in the same camp.

For a while...most of my lifetime, I’ve thought about loneliness: what binds us and what pulls us apart? I think I first encountered loneliness through the death of my brother, Peter. His sudden death shaped me inarticulately and since I couldn’t articulate it for years later, I felt like a stranger, much of the time. Oh, I had friends. There were even times when I was quite popular. And I have many friends today and family, too. A lot of love. Still I think about loneliness. The sociology of America is about loneliness. Since the fifties, sociologists have been writing about loneliness in America. What connects us? What binds us? Today’s pet peeve is texting. I hate it. Why? It eliminates a contact that could build or further a relationship. This past week, I’ve encountered texts about loss, death a funeral, getting into graduate school and my brother needing a ride. Each time, I know, on some level, that, in texting, we are losing a relationship, not furthering it. That it’s almost like we’re avoiding a relationship. Same thought when there’s a private funeral, when someone eats fast food, when a family doesn’t travel together for a period of weeks, a year, when we enter our deepest thoughts on Facebook, instead of sharing with them with a friend (a real one). We are losing the experiences that bind us. You want to be part of a village? You want to be less lonely? Invite people in. Talk with them. Feed them. Sing with them. Share gratitude and angst. Deeply. When you have something that’s really burdensome, don’t go silent, share it. And, please, in the future, don’t text me. It’s like shaking hands instead of hugging. There will come a time, when I just won’t respond. I stopped shaking hands because I realized that infections are more likely to spread through handshanks than hugs. Now, I realize that texting has a prohibitive disposition to spread an infection: it can further loneliness; it can diminish that which truly binds us. - Rabbi Gary S.
Kelso asks county commissioners to delay potential landfill partnership
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Senate votes to overturn Ajit Pai’s net neutrality repeal.. "There was a victory for the American people and #NetNeutrality today. The Senate voted to repeal the Federal Communications Commission rules dismantling it. Now on to the House, and while the road will be more difficult, today was proof that #NetNeutrality can be a bi-partisan issue. As we've argued for a decade, it remains central to free speech, innovation, and a vibrant economy " - News Media Right, watch it House, the voters are watching!
North Korea Is Selling Facial Recognition Technology, Report Finds
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"If our leaders seek to conceal the truth or we as people become accepting of alternative realities that are no longer grounded in facts, then we as American citizens are on a pathway to relinquishing our freedom," - Rex Tillerson, former Secretary of State
How North Korean hackers became the world’s greatest bank robbers
How a Russian aluminum giant escaped the noose of US sanctions
Russia's RT is contesting the very meaning of 'truth' “I will not for a second suggest that the BBC does not broadcast cultural diplomacy on behalf of the United Kingdom. But its version of cultural diplomacy is a set of liberal, democratic values enshrined in core principles such as democracy, the rule of law and equal access to justice, not the ideology of an individual government. RT says its offering an alternative - yes, it is offering an alternative to democracy. Not an alternative to a good, honest, publicly funded broadcaster.”
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