Good morning glory!

I have realized depending on where you are, city, urban, rural, state, country, institution or what have you, people say good morning or afternoon or don’t even acknowledge others exist in their busy lives.

 On normal times I suppose we go on our merry way with no care in the world. If something great or not so much happens, then we look around or act accordingly for others to notice. Thanks to technology we don’t have to be at the spot to witness something. 

 I always wonder why in some places people are friendly and hospitable while others are distant and standoffish? 

 What makes us comfortable or uncomfortable? I know being in familiar places we feel more open to others while if in strange places we are more closed in which is a natural instinct. What could I do to be more open and mindful of others? Could my smile and “good morning” wish to someone having a bad day or a rough start better?

 It is about afternoon here in the Midwest in Crystal Lawns Illinois USA. Have a great time wherever you are and take the time to aknowledge life in all its glory!

Headless chicken running around flapping wings slaughtered butchered beheaded decapitated like mike trending

A request to see a beheaded chicken running with no head as they heard from African tales of farm life when we did it the first time. My brother did the honors here.
Obviously this is not how it happens. This is trying to capture what it was like when we were younger learning to harvest chicken. A wing would slip or a foot or however it happened & the chicken would escape the grip. Some choose to just snap the neck of, some chop it off & other means.

Adding comments here because at times the thread gets deleted & have to explain all over again. See comments for more Q&A
“This was my brother by the way not me. This were his chickens. He was doing a demonstration of how it was like growing in a farm to my son who wanted to experience what it was like. I grew up in a farm & to get food we grew or raised it ourselves. We have had pet birds as ducks & have pet birds. Obviously we would not butcher them because they are pets.
Even in Africa which is where this was filmed years ago, we have pet chicken & broilers like this one & layers for eggs.
If we needed meat there was no store. We either went hunting or slaughtered one.
In the process, some escaped. This is how it was like when one escaped the grip.”
Growing up in a farm was everything & more. Going back to raising poultry & some will end up as dinner. Sacrifices have to be made.
Few moments later…

Recorded 11/12/2012

Why does phosphorus glow in the dark?

 There’s a couple of types of phosphorus, and not all of them glow in the dark. Red phosphorus is decidedly un-glowy, but it’s very useful as a flame retardant. White phosphorus is the glowing variety โ€” but it’s not light or dark that causes the effect. Actually, it’s a chemical reaction. When white phosphorus comes in contact with oxygen, it starts to glow a greenish hue. But that’s not why your glowsticks or glow-in-the-dark yo-yos are easy to find at night โ€” and it’s a good thing too, since white phosphorus is also very explosive.

Okay, so it might get confusing for a minute. Because your glowsticks don’t use phosphorus, but they do use phosphors. These are substances that absorb energy from light, then slowly releases that energy in the form of more light over the course of several hours. The glowing property that phosphors have is called “phosphorescence”, and just to make things extra confusing, phosphorus itself isn’t phosphorescent. It’s chemiluminescent. Got it?



Frank Lloyd Wright Quotes

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.

The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.

A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.

Form follows function – that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.

The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.

The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.

The truth is more important than the facts.

An idea is salvation by imagination.

Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change.

Every great architect is – necessarily – a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.

Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities.

Space is the breath of art.

TV is chewing gum for the eyes.

Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.

Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.

No house should ever be on any hill or on anything. It should be of the hill, belonging to it, so hill and house could live together each the happier for the other.

If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger.

Less is only more where more is no good.

An architect’s most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site.

Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.

A great architect is not made by way of a brain nearly so much as he is made by way of a cultivated, enriched heart.

Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral.

All fine architectural values are human values, else not valuable.

Art for art’s sake is a philosophy of the well-fed.

Organic architecture seeks superior sense of use and a finer sense of comfort, expressed in organic simplicity.

Many wealthy people are little more than janitors of their possessions.

The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind.

Youth is a quality, not a matter of circumstances.

The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope.

A man is a fool if he drinks before he reaches the age of 50, and a fool if he doesn’t afterward.

A professional is one who does his best work when he feels the least like working.

Mechanization best serves mediocrity.

Respect the masterpiece. It is true reverence to man. There is no quality so great, none so much needed now.

I believe totally in a Capitalist System, I only wish that someone would try it.

New York City is a great monument to the power of money and greed… a race for rent.

Life always rides in strength to victory, not through internationalism… but only through the direct responsibility of the individual.

To look at the cross-section of any plan of a big city is to look at something like the section of a fibrous tumor.

I hate intellectuals. They are from the top down. I am from the bottom up.


Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.


Meth Houses: This is what a house looks like when itโ€™s used as a meth lab – The Feed – YouTube

โ€œWe now have evidence showing that children living in a contaminated home can have methamphetamine in their system that’s equivalent to an adult ice user.โ€

Smoking ice ruins lives. Cooking it ruins houses.


Trump Deletes Luther Strange Tweets After Alabama Loss, Raising Legal Questions : NPR (see “COVFEFE Act of 2017”)

Many of the tweets Trump has deleted are to correct typos. The night of the Alabama race, for example, Trump congratulated Moore and initially told him to “WIN in Nov.” A new tweet later corrected that to “in Dec,” when Alabama will hold its general election.

There was also the “covfefe” kerfuffle in May, when Trump tweeted the mysterious nonword, which was retweeted more than 100,000 times before being deleted. In June, Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill., introduced the “COVFEFE Act of 2017” to officially make social media part of the Presidential Records Act.


Heavenly blue

I am so excited!! I was concerned my heavenly blue morning glory seeds did no grow. They just took longer to germinate, grow and bloom. I did look over at the garden this morning though did not notice anything out of the ordinary. There was a stray tomato plant that I transplanted. I was harvesting some seeds and noticed a flower opening. Seems this one will bloom in the evening and through the night like the moonflower or some trumpet variety. I will keep an eye on the others too and see how the grow. Theses will be precious first generation seeds. 

 I have grown them before though later in the season as I did the others. My thoughts are they take longer to grow and flower. I started this ones indoors a month or so before the frost was over here in the midwest. The moonflower has not bloomed yet so am holding on to hope. I have a few hybrids though way smaller in size. So excited and looking forward to more!!


When it comes to laughter, we are all the same. Did you know children start laughing before they can speak and comprehend words? Do you know that means that they laugh before getting the joke? LOL!!

 When do we put something so primal in a box? Why do we have to have something to laugh at or makes us laugh even though we know laughter is the best medicine?

There is no language or cultural barrier when it come to laughing. Everyone understands laughter. It is a universal language. 

 Laughing for no reason or fake laughing releases the same good feeling hormones as if we were laughing for a reason. The body cannot tell the difference. Laugh till you make it!! LOL

 There is a major reason we laugh and love people who are funny and even silly too. We laugh many times over the limit we do when younger than when older. Breathing gets us to inhale and exhale as we would in yoga.

 Laughing changes as we laugh longer because like inhaling helium or other substances, oxygen interferes with how we sound when laughing longer not only just because of the way the air flows from our airways when we laugh than breathe.

 Humans are not the only ones that “laugh” in the animal kingdom. What do we laugh? Why is it such a social emotion? Why is laughter associated with play? Why is it odd when someone is laughing alone? Why do we laugh when very comfortable as well as uncomfortable? Why do we cry when laughing hard?

Laughter is contegious. There are many sorts and varieties of laughter even the evil laughter. Our eyes laugh along too. Does being happier mean laughing more than others? What is the social values of laughter?


Be your best friend. Treat yourself like you would like to treat or be treated by a best friend. Take yourself out! Treat yourself with yourself by yourself. We are taught about selflessness, selfishness and other unverteous ways though love in few dimensions. We may even feel guilty to be compassionate to ourselves. We don’t have to do it all the time. We have to practice being comfortable with who we are on our own alone without buckling to pressure in society learned mostly in movies and other media. Friendship is important with the right sort of friends who are comfortable in a friendship of their own. Might be hard to find in this times and that why it is important for friendship to be an inward individual act before being shared in a healthy way.

Emma Jones: The Toxic Female Gaze | TEDxGhent “Going against the industry”


The media is obsessed with women. Sadly, it is often not their talents which are at the center of attention but their age and bodies. Sidebars of shame on news websites, Facebook advertisements and many other platforms lure us into clicking on a picture of a drunk Katy Perry, an overweighed Britney Spears, an Amy Winehouse without eyeliner. Who of us did not click on those pictures before?
What we often forget is that these clicks transport a message to the creators of these websites saying that we โ€œlikeโ€ this content and even want more of it! We live in a visual age being over-exposed to pictures of lean bodies, salad bowls and cute couples with Instagram being the leading social media platform. Overconsumption of this visual content easily leads to envy, feelings of worthlessness and even mental health problems, especially in young girls. In her powerful speech Emma Jones points out that media institutions and the public need to work together to overcome this vicious circle. Thus, โ€œThink before you click!โ€


If you are not able to love yourself or do not accept who you are, how could you accept or love others? Loving another stems from self love. I know people get gifts for example to express they love another. Some do it because it is what people do at certain times. I have seen people broken because they did not get a box of chocolate & flowers. I guess it is better to receive than give? I guess not. It is not how that works. 

 If someone bought some flowers and the chocolate and go visit the sick, homeless, elderly, abused or other ways that would be gratifying and change the mood, things might end up much better at the end of the day than spending time sulking eating a bucket of chocolate watching something to feel good or numb oneself with something.

 Things like this are not the best to speak about if we are fortunate because we cannot relate the same way with the have nots for lack of a better term. At times life is not fair, we might get a thank you after a compliment instead of a compliment back. Same with a gift. The grass may seem greener on the other side and it might be as well. We have to accept the world is not a uniform rose colored glass view we are taught to expect.