Speaking to Us Yet Still Silent
By: Robert in Ohio • 2021 ~ The CREATIVE ARTS GROUP ON THE NEWSTALKERS • 8 Comments • 2 Likes • last year
“"There's very little you're not exposed to in New York City, in terms of ideas and physical things - sights, sounds, smells, different kinds of...”
I saw so many things and met so many people during our recent trip to New York City and each in their own way contributed to our enjoyment of the city, the trip and the experience - but so many of things I will remember forever were inanimate and prompted quiet contemplation rather than joy and...
is It Furniture or Art
By: Robert in Ohio • 2021 ~ The CREATIVE ARTS GROUP ON THE NEWSTALKERS • 14 Comments • 1 Like • last year
““Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ― Pablo Picasso ”
During our trip to New York City In December, we saw so many things that I will never forget it is hard to pick what to share, but we ducked into the New York Historical Society across the street from central Park initially because it was cold and we wanted to get warm - but it turned out to be...
When You Walk in the Country, You are Never Alone
By: Robert in Ohio • 2021 ~ The CREATIVE ARTS GROUP ON THE NEWSTALKERS • 4 Comments • 3 years ago
“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation...”
Winter arrived while we were sleeping last night, and as I sit in my den looking out the window and the accumulating snow and howling winds, I reflected on my adventures in the forests, along the waterways and across the fields of this piece of country paradise that I call home and the creatures...
Democrats' Aggressive Messaging Could BackFire and Motivate Huge Republican Turnout Next Week (A Scientific Look at Campaign Messaging)
Via: Robert in Ohio • Op/Ed • 115 Comments • 3 years ago
“The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning. Adlai E. Stevenson Read more at:...”
I came across this article which seems to take an unbiased, practical view of how the mid-term election campaign messaging is going and what science says about what effects the aggressive messaging and rhetoric - some of those are not exactly what I or others expected. In my view, the Democrats...
Selection for Jobs, Promotions and Opportunities
By: Robert in Ohio • Op/Ed • 34 Comments • 3 years ago
“"True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes." Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax”
I think IKEA might have found the answer to selection (for jobs, opportunities, promotions) fairness.
The Undocumented Come and Go - Does No One Respect Boundaries
By: Robert in Ohio • life choices • 23 Comments • 3 years ago
“"The only boundaries we have are in form. There are no obstacles in thought." Wayne Dyer”
I imagine that some pf you saw this as an opportunity to scream, spit vitriol and pummel others on the subject of illegal immigration and the undocumented. Sorry to disappoint, but this about the amazing birds and insects that come to visit me - and they are always welcome...
It is Almost Halloween in Our Village
By: Robert in Ohio • life choices • 33 Comments • 3 years ago
“"The nice thing about living in a small town is that when you don't know what you're doing, someone else does." Immanuel Kant”
I love the little village I live in and Halloween is a much loved holiday around here and also a time with a lot of events that residents of the village are expected to participate in, not least important among them is to be at home, with your porch light on and a big bowl of candy by the door...
My Flower Garden
By: Robert in Ohio • life choices • 18 Comments • 3 years ago
“Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into. Henry Ward Beecher”
As we get closer and closer to winter, the leaves are changing colors and falling to the ground and there are very few flowers left to see in the wild or in the yards of my neighbors. I flipped through the many pictures of flowers I took this year and realized how important my flower garden is...
Living a Good Life - What Does It Mean?
By: Robert in Ohio • life choices • 16 Comments • 3 years ago
“ "The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday." —Anonymous”
Good life advice for us all I ran across this today and it struck a note with me and I felt compelled to share. I am going to look at this quote every morning and try to live my life accordingly