Thursday, March 31, 2005

Mourning and Prayers Mark Schiavo’s Death

Now Mr. Bush, you’ve had your recent diversion.  Can you please bring our troops back home?  OR go and capture Osama bin Laden?

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. Mar 31, 2005 ó Terri Schiavo’s death was met with sadness, anger, despair and prayers by supporters of her parents who had held a 13-day vigil outside her hospice.

Since March 18, when Schiavo’s feeding tube was disconnected, a cadre of fervent demonstrators had gathered outside Woodside Hospice to protest. Some stayed round the clock, sleeping in tents or sleeping bags.

Thursday morning, people burst into tears and threw down the signs they had been carrying as word spread that Terri Schiavo had died. Many seemed lost at the news that the miracle they had hoped for had not come.

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Movie Review “Ray”

Music historically has moved us socialy, spiritualy, physically, mentally, as to us, it were wind to the trees.  I expected quite a bit from this movie and was eager to watch the tribute to Ray Charles Roberts lifetime - WOW! was I ever BLOWN completeley away.  See ( an odd choice) I had known that Ray was a blind entertainer and had had a strong affect on the “sound” of music but I had no idea that he was SO profound, wicked, and tormented.  I have to say Jammie Fox did a hell of an acting job in this one.  the movie really leaves the viewer with the joy of recovery and triumph but also its a sad realization of profound loss once the movie expires.  A fine movie.
5.5 stars out of 6

Posted by bbeard on 03/31 at 05:53 AM in Movies
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Movie Review “Fat Albert”

Something of a surprise for me at least.  Going to this expecting not much mor than a poke in the bum turned in to a warm and inspiring story of strength and ispiration.  A good look-see for youngsterers with a short-step for self esteeme!  A nice story line on the “Fat Albert” cartoon series we all grew up on years ago. Hey Hey Hey!  Nice family Flick
4 out of 6 stars

Posted by bbeard on 03/31 at 05:42 AM in Movies
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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Debunking myths about pets and pet care

by Dr. Bonnie Jones, DVM

One of the primary roles I have as a veterinarian is to be an educator. With that responsibility foremost in my daily toiling, I would like to take this opportunity to debunk several myths about pets and their care. These wives� tales are not only incorrect, but can also be dangerous to a pet�s well-being.

Probably the most common false belief that my clients communicate to me is that a female dog needs to have a litter of puppies to be a �better� pet. On the contrary, a female dog spayed prior to her first heat cycle will have a greatly decreased risk for malignant breast tumors and life-threatening, uterine infections. Unspayed female dogs have messy vaginal bleeding for a three week period while they are in heat. During this time, male dogs may arrive from far and wide asking �to marry� the resident female dog in heat. The fact is, pet heat cycles are not always a pleasant experience for pet owners, and having puppies does not alter the dog�s temperament.

Along that same line of thinking, the second myth I frequently address is that sterilizing a pet will cause the pet to become fat. While sterilizing pets can slow metabolism as much as 25 percent, the reality is the pet does not feed itself! So, if your neutered pet is plumping out, you need to reduce your pet�s daily food allowance to accommodate this change. A good rule of thumb would be to reduce your pet�s food intake by 25 percent at the time of sterilization. Like humans, animal metabolism slows with age; your pet will likely require even less food as it ages. Simply adjust the pet�s daily ration accordingly.

Speaking of aging,

Posted by rosevine69 on 03/30 at 12:19 PM in Pet People
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Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Somethings going on…….

There has been some strange siezmic activity outside and inside the ring of fire which you can see by hitting the link provided

it will also enable you to track other siesmic activity around the world such as that in sumatra and indonesia, as well as the US

Posted by bbeard on 03/29 at 07:56 PM in Blogging
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Sunday, March 27, 2005

Happy Easter

He is RISEN!!

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Saturday, March 26, 2005

movie Review “Taxi”

I love Queen Latifa, we share alot of the same game for the old school of kickin it down with the HP! For REAL!  So about the film.  Well The taxi was uhm cool I guess but you can’t connect and disconnect a blower by a switch, brakes too for that matter but I’m sure the movie producers weren’t counting on the audience being mechanically savy on street performance
(WRONG) thats why it flopped at the box.  One thing I do have to say The Queen held this movie together the whole way through with natural acting and quips of humor andimproptu but you could tell the producer was tellen her to tune it down...... This movie would have been a “Jimmy Hoffa” with out her playing the character she did.  Some great car chase scenes super model skin ( if your into that) all in all Romanian super models rob banks hold a trash mans mother hostage so he coorperates to make the pickups for them, street chases stupid bafoonish NYPD cops.  I’d really like to rate it higher b/c of The Queens performancebut I must give it a (coulda used alot more flava)
2.5 out of 6 stars

Posted by bbeard on 03/26 at 03:51 AM in Movies
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New poem “The Dance”

anyone been here before?  I know plenty of folks who have and some who still are - it kills me.


Darkness embraced
My body as
The infection
Of vertigo drunkenness
Charged my senses to come alive
I stood thunderstruck
As the scent of Heaven
Blistered my flesh
With thoughts of original sin

We met that night
That it would be an eternity
Of tomorrows and
Regrettable yesterdays
Of I swearÖ
I promise
No, no weíll get help
And if you didnít
Make me so angry
And itís not my fault
Youíre the one
That isnít happy
Youíre the one
With the problem

We were both
In love

We had
A way about us
That teased the gods
Always wanting for a kiss
Oh and it went so deep
The addictions
And our obsessions
Ran wild
That season

The storms clear
Spite condemns
And the dependence grows
Loathing deepens
Memories remain
An open window
Passion fades
As a cut rose in a vase
As the prettiest
Of the majesty
As taken
To have the life drained
From her
Where has the
Heaven scent gone
~Brady Beard

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Friday, March 25, 2005

The mind of Michael Schiavo

The loving husband some say that is fullfilling the last and final wishes of his dying wife.  Others say he’s a murdering exstortionist.  There are lots of stories about this particular case and the article and information I’m postin will reveal why.  I certainly was shocked.  As a man though.... I wonder… How do you go on from something like that?  It reminds me a song by the artist Jewel the song is “Adrian” and it stirs me every time I listen to it.  How does life go on around the seemingly lifeless?  Well I could ramble for centuries.  Never the less here is the article:

Michael Schiavo was taught early on not to back down His father, William, often reminded his boys that when he was diagnosed with polio at age 12, doctors said he would spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair. Six years later, he signed a minor-league contract with the old Philadelphia Athletics of the American League.  We were raised to never give up, says Schiavo?s older brother, Scott. To stick to your guns, and if you believe in something, you just do it.

That, he says, is just what Michael is doing as he fights his in-laws, the state legislature, the governor, Congress and even the president to keep them from prolonging his wife’s life with a feeding tube.

Doctors have testified that 41-year-old Terri Schiavo is in a persistent vegetative state, the result of a collapse that deprived her brain of oxygen 15 years ago. Michael Schiavo insists that his wife told him she would never want to be kept alive artificially; for seven years he has fought her parents to carry out what he says would be her wish.

Through much of that time, he has been vilified on talk shows and the Internet, and in protests in front of his own home as an abuser, an adulterer, a murderer. But to friends and family, Michael Schiavo is just a well-meaning guy caught in an extraordinary situation.

Posted by bbeard on 03/25 at 02:54 PM in News
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I’m so proud.

Trinity wanted to take some pictures with my camera.  What follows are the first pictures that Trinity took.




All of the other photos are visible here.

Posted by SPN on 03/25 at 01:16 PM in Blogging
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