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My heart leaps up when I behold
A Rainbow in the sky - William Wordsworth

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The world is getting to be very weird.  I can't believe some of the things I read in the paper or hear on TV.    Since it's back to school time, I thought I'd share something about the schools in Miami-Dade County.   It seems a teacher got her nose out of whack because she was turned down for teaching a Spanish class. Said teacher has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the school board -- She was turned down simply because she CAN'T SPEAK SPANISH.   You might want to pause here and re-read the above paragraph again.   
The Extended Foreign Language program offers students a full hour per day of Spanish speaking, writing and grammar.    Due to some silly policy, you have to speak Spanish to teach it !
Her lawsuit claims that since she is a reading teacher, she is fully qualified.  She claims on the basis of  her race and national origin, being a non-Hispanic, non-Spanish speaking person, she was denied the position.   Could this lawsuit have a sweeping effect on our entire nation for the lingually disabled.  Or how about some poor soul who can't play hockey but wants to be on the team?  The blind certainly should not be discriminated against if they want to be an airline pilot, don't you think?

My biggest fear is she will win this lawsuit and the children of Miami-Dade will have a teacher teaching them Spanish without being able to speak it.


"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless."
--Mother Teresa (1910 - 1997)

Here's the  REALLY great Olympics
We're The Superhumans | Rio Paralympics 2016 Trailer - YouTube

"The adult with a capacity for true maturity is one who has grown out of childhood experiences without losing childhood's best traits."
--- Joseph Stone

 Hats off to our police

Tea party for a cop and the little girl he saved

Disturbed - Sound of Silence - Blue Tribute : police

My brain is already sharp but maybe you need this
Games for the Brain


Never let your children surf the net alone. Always check links from this column. I have checked them but they can be hacked between the time I put them in and the time you read this.



Cool Math 4 Kids Lessons, Games, Activities - free online cool math lessons, cool math games, fun math activities,

Math is Fun - Maths Resources

 Movies, quizzes, and health info for kids:

 20 After-School Activities That Are Actually Fun


IF THIS IS AN ISSUE FOR YOU ~ if any ruling comes down, I will let you know
Supreme Court grants emergency order to block transgender male student in Virginia from using boys' restroom - LA

Is your child's 'media diet' unhealthy? | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Save some bucks here
 11 Ways to Save Big on College Textbooks | Money Talks News

Home schoolers...keep a close eye on this whether you live in Calif. or not.   If they can do it in Calif., they can do it in your state

The American Chiropractic Association offers simple injury-prevention tips parents can share with their children to keep them healthy and pain-free:
Limit a backpack's weight to no more than 5 to 10 percent of the child's body weight. A heavier backpack will cause your child to bend forward in an attempt to support the weight on his or her back, rather than on the shoulders by using the straps.
A backpack should never hang more than four inches below the waistline. A backpack that hangs too low increases the weight on the shoulders, causing your child to lean forward when walking.
Urge your child to wear both of the backpack's straps—not to sling it over one shoulder as is common. Lugging the backpack around by one strap can cause the disproportionate shift of weight to one side, leading to neck and muscle spasms as well as low back pain.
To avoid strain when texting on a smartphone, encourage children to bring their arms up in front of their eyes so that they don't need to look down to see the screen. If they do look down, they should tuck in their chin rather than dropping the entire head forward.
Limit a child's screen time, and make sure he or she takes periodic stretch breaks. Kids should balance sedentary screen time with regular physical activity.

Which Makes Kids Smarter: Video Games or Social Media? | Money Talks News

JMcCornack's World

 The Pizza Farm

Native Beauty

John....Keeper of memories for us all


Yes you can still get it free but before you d/l Windows 10, make sure you have the correct settings and drivers.  If you do not have them, it could mess up your computer.
If you are great with computers, knock yourself out but I had to get semi-professional help.

You Can Still Get Windows 10 for Free from Microsoft’s Accessibility Site

 How to get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update | Windows Experience Blog

 2 ways to control Windows 10 automatic updates | PCWorld
Where to Download Windows 10, 8.1, and 7 ISOs Legally

 [HOWTO] Install Windows 10 and Keep the Windows You Have Now

 [WATCH] Free Training Videos for Windows 10

 Focusing on WIndows 10 - YouTube

 Microsoft faces two new lawsuits over aggressive Windows 10 upgrade tactics | PCWorld
Note:  Before you d/l anything onto your computer, check with some of these sites that I trust

The below are not links... just information

I trust Consumer Reports but you have to subscribe.

Free 5-Point Tuneup For Hacker Defenses
5 reasons why your Wi-Fi is slow (and how to fix it) | Fox News

4 things you should never text or email | Clark Howard

Out shopping for a frame for my new dog picture


Best Smartphone Plan

 The Most and Least Expensive Cars to Maintain | Advice from YourMechanic

 How to Get the Best Deal on a Car Loan - YouTube

FCC Cracks Down On Robocalls, Tells Wireless Carriers To Offer Free Call-Blocking Services | Benzinga

Can you help Harriet help others?
I make afghans for charities  (Aids Hospices, Make a Wish Foundation, Palm Beach Sheriffs Office for their Kids in Distress, Alliance Church, who send the afgans to orphanages, United Order True Sisters who bring the afgans to children in the hospital, Chrisie Everett Rehab Center at Broward General Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, and The V.A.,  in Vierra.
If anyone out there has any yarn they would like to donate, please e mail me at  Will give you all the info .  I know postage is expensive, so a Michaels or Wal Mart gift card would be wonderful also.
Have made over 4,000 afgans in the last  15 years.Really need some help from you guys.  Cannot take a check or cash.  That can cause many problems for me.Any yarn donation would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks to all.


New Zika Vaccine: Testing in People Underway in US

There are things that might surprise you here
What makes people more attractive to mosquitoes - Business Insider

Obamacare on the brink
Humana Drops Obamacare to Stop Balance Sheet Bleeding - Christian News Headlines

(Update this week:  Aetna drops Obamacare)

Finger Nails May Show Conditions That Require Doctor

 How to Chop Your Dental Bills in Half - YouTube

 Bad Bugs: Identify Bug Bites From Mosquitos, Spiders and More


18 Cheap Stain Removers You Can Make at Home | Money Talks News

44 brilliant cleaning tricks to keep your home sparkling clean

What no one told you about buying a sofa – Hammers and Heels

20 Plants That Improve Air Quality in Your Home - EcoWatch

 The 7 Most Toxic Materials in Your Home -- And the Best Alternatives | LIVESTRONG.COM

LET'S TALK: Succulent Care & FAQ - YouTube

How To Remove Mold | The Family Handyman


The Scott Brothers - Hold On - YouTube

Josh Groban Picks a Girl From the Audience to Sing a Duet...And She Nails It! - YouTube

Ane Brun - All My Tears - YouTube

Celine Dion Surprises the Canadian Tenors and Sings Hallelujah With Them - YouTube

 Hanson - Ain't No Sunshine (Acoustic) - YouTube

14 of the world's most famous piano pieces

Angel – Elvis Presley |


Airlines Now Must Refund Fees for Lost, Delayed Bags | Money Talks News

With airlines charging so much per bag these days, have you ever thought to FED X your bags?   I find it much easier than lugging them and dealing with them while traveling and the cost isn't so different.

What 25 Airlines Charge for Baggage and Boarding Fees | MONEY

 Feds will require airline baggage fee refunds when bags are delayed | AJC @ ATL

Know your rights
 Newly passed air travel legislation is ‘an amazing win for consumers’ - The Washington Post

FAA Bill Is ‘Amazing Win’ for Travelers | Money Talks News

You may never get to Australia but you can enjoy this link
 Australia: Amusing and Awesome | Dusky's Wonders

Don't miss this if you are traveling in Florida
Bailey Matthews National Shell Museum

Take a 360 degree tour of the Rockies.  When you open the link, double click on ENTER 360
Stand At The Edge Of Geologic Time


Blessed are the purr and grrr of heart.

FDA warning: Don't feed your dog this type of peanut butter! | Clark Howard

4 Brave Military Dogs Receive Nations Highest Honor For Lifesaving Actions on Battlefield - Fido4ever

All Video | Nature | PBS

 Cherry the pit bull, rescued from Michael Vick's fighting ring, gets to play with kittens | MNN - Mother Nature Ne

This cat is interfering with police bidness

Don't you hate it when this happens?
300-pound gator in garage catches homeowner off guard

Is a Dog's Mouth Cleaner Than a Human's?

How to introduce cats and dogs to a new baby | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Best Dry Dog Food: The Ingredients You Want to See in Your Pet's Food

"Pet Therapy Music For Dogs" | Cat sleep, dog sleep, the sweetest music for animals on Youtube - YouTube

Time to eat and get off the computer

Should I Shave My Cat or Dog for Summer? | Angies List

You may have wondered...
Scientists have finally discovered why turtles have shells | MNN - Mother Nature Network

 Dog Bite Law

Octopus Slips Out of Aquarium, Escapes Down Pipe to Ocean - EcoWatch

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  MINNEAPOLIS — General Mills is expanding a flour recall issued over a possible link to an E. coli outbreak after four new illnesses were reported. The recall announced Monday covers several varieties of Gold Medal and Signature Kitchens flour produced on certain dates through February 10. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said flour produced at a General Mills plant in Kansas City, Missouri, is a likely source of the outbreak, which so far has sickened 46 people in 21 states. The CDC says 13 have been hospitalized, and one person has developed a type of kidney failure. No deaths have been reported. General Mills says the illnesses have been connected with consumers who ate or handled uncooked dough or ate uncooked batter made with raw flour.

Read More: General Mills expands flour recall after 4 more illnesses |


Someone ask me what my  favorite summer recipes are  so I thought I'd tell you mine:
Go to store and buy assortment of popcicles ...that's it.

The Best Food Festival in Every U.S. State

Save on Food by Growing Your Own - YouTube

 Ground Beef Safety Tips

We have a brand of tomatoes here in South Florida that are misshaped and generally funny looking... the brand is Ugly tomatoes.   The FDA won't let them sell their tomatoes outside Florida because of that.  Let me tell you, you are missing something because they are delicious.  Isn't that silly of the FDA?
Half of all US food produce is thrown away, new research suggests | Environment | The Guardian

This is just plain awful
 Spoiler Alert | Wasting Groceries - Consumer Reports

Obama Signs Industry-Backed GMO Label Bill Into Law - EcoWatch

The Popsicle Was Invented By An 11 Year Old

TIP: This one really surprised me---Plastic wrap is a real pain to use, doesn't seal well and sticks best just to itself, usually a mess. It will seal better and not get all tangled up if you keep it in your refrigerator.

My summer cooking for breakfast, lunch and dinner


You know you can do it better
 33 Clever Copycat Recipes For Your Favorite Chain Restaurants

Bubble Pizza recipe from Betty Crocker

 Taco Salad for a Large Crowd Recipe | Taste of Home

Stove Top Lasagna - Cheap Eats - YouTube

if you want to go light....
Thai Noodle/Pasta Salad With Shrimp and Vegetables

Slow Cooker John Wayne Casserole |

Cheeseburger Chowder Recipe, Stovetop or Crock Pot

Add a little protein to any pasta salad and you have a complete meal for a hot night
Top 10 Pasta Salad Recipes | Taste of Home

Indian Recipes and Ideas : Mains, Appetizers and Desserts : Cooking Channel

I love this
Taco Salad Casserole Recipe | Taste of Home

How to make a fruit glaze

1 can(s) pineapple, chunks, reserve all the juice
2-3 bananas
1 bunch red seedless grapes
1/2 pt blueberries
1 jar(s) small jar maraschino cherries, drained
any other fruit you would like to add
4 Tbsp sugar
4 tsp cornstarch
4 tsp orange marmalade or apricot preserves
2 tsp lemon juice

1.  Drain pineapple, reserve all juice.
2.  In a small bowl, combine all your fruit. I always squirt some lemon juice over my bananas before adding so they don't get brown and yucky looking. Set aside.
3.  In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, and reserved pineapple juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer till thickened. Remove from heat and add the marmalade or preserves and the lemon juice.
4.  Let cool for a couple of minutes, then pour the glaze over your fruit and toss gently to coat. Keep in the fridge. It won't last long!!


Give me a sense of humor, Lord,
Give me the grace to see a joke,
To get some humor out of life,
And to pass it on to other folks.

Before celebrating a baptism, the deacon approached the young father and said solemnly, “Baptism is a serious step. Are you sure you’re prepared for it?”
“I think so,” the man replied. “My wife has made appetizers and we have a caterer coming to provide plenty of cookies and cakes for our guests.”
“I don’t mean that,” the deacon replied. “I mean, are you prepared spiritually?”
“Oh sure,” came the reply. “I’ve got a keg of beer and a case of whiskey.”


If a policeman on a horse gives you a parking ticket,  don't offends the horse
Don't hit a police horse! - YouTube

Older people do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information in their brains, scientists believe.
Much like a computer struggles as the hard drive gets full up, so to do humans take longer to access information, it has been suggested.
Researchers say this slowing down it is not the same as cognitive decline.
The human brain works slower in old age,  said Dr.  Michael Ramscar, but only because we have stored more information over time.  The brains of older people do not get weak.  On the contrary, they simply know more.
SO THERE!!  We Are All Brilliant and that's my story and I am sticking with it!

How Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord Ps33:12

Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America”

Diamond Rio: In God We Still Trust -

"If we ever forget that we are one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under."- Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan Tribute -- Bel Air Presbyterian Church - YouTube

All this time, I thought this was Billy Graham's prayer.  It isn't.
Billy Graham's Prayer for Our Nation

'Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your Forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word Says, 'Woe to those who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have Done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We Have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded Laziness and called it welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it Choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable... We have Neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem. We Have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted our neighbor's Possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity And pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the Time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search Us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from sin and Set us free.
In Jesus name, amen!' With the Lord's help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and Wholeheartedly become our desire so that we once again can be called 'One Nation under God!'

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