Monday, December 24, 2007

Would You Buy a New TV for $29,811?

I came across an excellent article on the subjet of Buy Now, Pay Later credit cards offered by the big box stores.

Please take the time to read it carefully, it will open up your eyes to the evils of the "easy credit" mentality that seems to be so prevalent in today's society. Would you pay so much for a TV

Marie


Sunday, December 23, 2007

Peace Anyone?

We make war that we may live in peace.
-Aristotle-

Bullets cannot be recalled.
They cannot be uninvented.
But they can be taken out of the gun.
- Martin Amis-


The greatest honor history can bestow is that of peacemaker.
- Richard M. Nixon


Peace to the shacks! War on the palaces!
- Georg B├╝chner

I ... believe that in every country
the people themselves are more peaceably
and liberally inclined than their governments.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt-

Marie


On The Subject Of Wealth

It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness;
poverty and wealth have both failed.
-Kin Hubbard-

Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound
to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.
-Andrew Carnegie-

Marie




Monday, December 17, 2007

Congratulations To Haiti Partage

Huge congratulations are in order for Haiti Partage, a non-profit organization that does wonder for the Haitian population in Abricots, a coastal village in Haiti.

Haiti Partage was founded in 1967 and focuses its efforts in 3 sectors.

(The following is taken from their website Haiti Partage.



"1- Education. The Foundation helps a network of elementary schools with 2600 pupils, a nursing school and local libraries in addition to promoting the reforestation of the region.

2- Economic development. The Foundation supports various activities such as handicraft, woodwork and carpentry workshops, beekeeping, a woman's agricultural cooperative, the marketing of dried fruits and vegetables, and the management of a credit union (Loan and Saving Cooperative) which generate employment and income for the local population.

3- Health and humanitarian help. The Foundation helps with the collecting of water from springs. It also gives subsidies to an old women' home, to health centers and to school's canteens."

All the hard work of Michaelle and Patrick DeVerteuil combined with the dedication of the numerous volunteers and donors has paid off handsomely over the years.

A big Thank You to the whole team for such a success.

You can read and see a video about the BBC challenge

Marie




Saturday, December 15, 2007

A Few Thoughts On Politics For Today

Crime does not pay ... as well as politics.
-Alfred E. Newman-


I once said cynically of a politician,
"He'll doublecross that bridge when he comes to it."
-Oscar Levant-




The reason there are so few female politicians is
that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces.
-Maureen Murphy -


Marie

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

All I'm Saying Is Give Peace A Chance

PEACE PEACE PEACE



Marie


Sunday, December 02, 2007

A Young Promising Piano Player

A Young Promising Piano Player

Let me introduce you to Emily Bear, a young piano prodigy from Rockford, Illinois. Emily has been playing piano by ear since she was 2 years old.

She learned to play without sheet music, but is currently learning to read music with Emillion del Rosario at The Music Institute of Chicago. She is also studying jazz improvisation with Alan Swain.

This young talented lady has already played solos at different events. She even played with the famous jazz musician Ramsey Lewis.

"I have so much music in my heart that it just falls out," said Emily in an interview.

Here, you can listen to a video where Emily plays a piece that she wrote forellen Degeneris. She said that it took her about 10 minutes to write it. It is a beautiful little piece.

Marie





Saturday, December 01, 2007

Time Magazine Award Winner - Best Inventions 2006!




Marie