Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Meth is the bottom of the hill...

I have been glued to this subject today...

The Partnership for a Drug Free America has a Meth Information and Resource Centre website full of resources for community education... you can find...

before and after pictures of meth users...

videos and slideshows highlighting the overall dangers of meth use...

personal stories of people who have tried to fill some emptiness in their lives and then... memorials for those who have proven that drugs don't discriminate and everyone is at risk...

but best of all - a recovery story allowing me to feel hope and not total despair and giving me the ability to thank you, Loving Spirit, for the gift of Life!

later man, jan

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Mom Song Sung to William Tell Overture with Lyrics

"The Mom Song"

Get up now
Get up now
Get up out of bed
Wash your face
Brush your teeth
Comb your sleepyhead
Here's your clothes and your shoes
Hear the words I said
Get up now! Get up and make your bed
Are you hot? Are you cold?
Are you wearing that?
Where's your books and your lunch and your homework at?
Grab your coat and gloves and your scarf and hat
Don't forget! You gotta feed the cat
Eat your breakfast, the experts tell us it's the most important meal of all
Take your vitamins so you will grow up one day to be big and tall
Please remember the orthodontist will be seeing you at 3 today
Don't forget your piano lesson is this afternoon so you must play
Don't shovel
Chew slowly
But hurry
The bus is here
Be careful
Come back here
Did you wash behind your ears?
Play outside, don't play rough, will you just play fair?
Be polite, make a friend, don't forget to share
Work it out, wait your turn, never take a dare
Get along! Don't make me come down there
Clean your room, fold your clothes, put your stuff away
Make your bed, do it now, do we have all day?
Were you born in a barn? Would you like some hay?
Can you even hear a word I say?
Answer the phone! Get off the phone!
Don't sit so close, turn it down, no texting at the table
No more computer time tonight!
Your iPod's my iPod if you don't listen up
Where are you going and with whom and what time do you think you're coming home?
Saying thank you, please, excuse me makes you welcome everywhere you roam
You'll appreciate my wisdom someday when you're older and you're grown
Can't wait till you have a couple little children of your own
You'll thank me for the counsel I gave you so willingly
But right now I thank you not to roll your eyes at me
Close your mouth when you chew, would appreciate
Take a bite maybe two of the stuff you hate
Use your fork, do not burp or I'll set you straight
Eat the food I put upon your plate
Get an A, get the door, don't get smart with me
Get a grip, get in here, I'll count to three
Get a job, get a life, get a PHD
Get a dose of,
"I don't care who started it!
You're grounded until you're 36"
Get your story straight and tell the truth for once, for heaven's sake
And if all your friends jumped off a cliff would you jump, too?
If I've said it once, I've said at least a thousand times before
That you're too old to act this way
It must be your father's DNA
Look at me when I am talking
Stand up straighter when you walk
A place for everything and everything must be in place
Stop crying or I'll give you something real to cry about
Brush your teeth, wash your face, put your PJs on
Get in bed, get up here, say a prayer with mom
Don't forget, I love you
And tomorrow we will do this all again because a mom's work never ends
You don't need the reason why
Because, because, because, because
I said so, I said so, I said so, I said so
I'm the mom, the mom, the mom, the mom, the mom!!
Ta da!!! (more)

thanx to Ann for the link... this is great...
later man, jan

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

This is NOT A GOOD READ...

Dear diary - You won't like this but I can't get it out of my mind - I need to do something but I have no idea what - so I guess I am passing the buck...

The scale of brutality taking place in the Congo now is staggering...

What are we doing? What should we be doing?

later man, jan

Wednesday, October 03, 2007


Join the Global Day of Action...
Saturday, October 6, 2007
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Olympic Plaza
Calgary, AB

*** Check out the information and sign the petition at the Amnesty International website...

*** Sign a petition at

*** Write to your MP ...

*** Check out the Democratic Voice of Burma ...

*** This Thanksgiving Day - please remember to be thankful for all the freedoms we enjoy and pray earnestly for those in our world who do not have our advantages...

love ya , jan