Thursday, September 25, 2014

TRUISMS..Thoughts on Love,Violence,and Power

MQTlogoa  I almost didn’t do this post but I am really glad I did. In doing  research for the post I had a chance to learn a little more about Jenny Holzer and her art… Interesting and thought provoking are the words I would use in regards to Jenny Holzer .. Thank You Jenny….

MAPQUALITY TIME visit to the Kennedy Museum of Art at the Ohio University.


Let’s go inside::::


and head up stairs to check out “Truisms”

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“Jenny Holzer was born July 29, 1950, in Gallipolis, Ohio.  She completed her undergraduate degree at Ohio University in Athens after attending Duke University and the University of Chicago.” READ MORE 


Inflammatory Essays // Jenny Holzer.. CHECK THIS OUT… REALLY SOMETHING CLICK ( I wish I had photos of these essays)


DSC_0002 Another interesting exhibit is; Kim Abeles “frugalworld”  Say Hi to Paper Person….



“The Ridges, formerly called the Athens Lunatic Asylum, was a mental hospital operated in Athens, Ohio from 1874 until 1993. During its operation, the hospital provided services to a variety of patients including Civil War veterans, children, and violent criminals suffering from various mental disabilities. Today, the Ridges are a part of Ohio University and house the Kennedy Museum of Art, an auditorium and many offices, classrooms, and storage facilities.” You might enjoy:: Haunting Skies at the “Ridges” in Athens,Ohio ( Note.. The old haunted TB hospital has been demolished)


Don’t miss this post:: SKIES OVER THE ASYLUM.. “Asylum”: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals Photography exhibition by Chris Payne ( These are my photos of his photos) August 27, 2010 – December 30, 2010  and yes this is Haunting.. A previous visit to the “Ridges”



jam7 Thanks for stopping by, Linda and I hope you have a great day.. Wonder where this guy came from? Check out::  GETTING aHEAD AT THE COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART

MQTlogoa You also might enjoy::

1. Columbus Museum Of Art for “Museum Monday”

2. Motts Military Museum & America’s Military Heritage

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Monday, September 22, 2014

The One Minute Prayer My Quality Time

MQTlogoa A Quality Time Inspirational story about “learning to pray.” A big thanks to Tom K. for the email… I had these photos of chairs in a tree and had been wanting to use them in a post. Hope you enjoy the story and if you do.. feel free to share.

Bookmark and Share A man's daughter had asked the local pastor to come and pray with her father. When the pastor arrived, he found the man lying in bed with his head propped up on two pillows and an empty chair beside his bed. The priest assumed that the old fellow had been informed of his visit.


"I guess you were expecting me," he said. "No, who are you?" "I'm the new associate at your local church," the pastor replied."When I saw the empty chair, I figured you knew I was going to show up." "Oh yeah, the chair," said the bedridden man. "Would you mind closing the door?"


Puzzled, the pastor shut the door. "I've never told anyone this, not even my daughter," said the man. "But all of my life I have never known how to pray. At church I used to hear the pastor talk about prayer, but it always went right over my head.."


"I abandoned any attempt at prayer," the old man continued, "until one day about four years ago my best friend said to me, 'Joe, prayer is just a simple matter of having a conversation with God. Here's what I suggest. Sit down on a chair, place an empty chair in front of you, and in faith see God on the chair. It's not spooky because he promised, 'I'll be with you always.' Then just speak to him and listen in the same way you're doing with me right now." "So, I tried it and I've liked it so much that I do it a couple of hours every day. I'm careful, though. If my daughter saw me talking to an empty chair, she'd either have a nervous breakdown or send me off to the funny farm."


The pastor was deeply moved by the story and encouraged the old guy to continue on the journey. Then he prayed with him, and returned to the church. Two nights later the daughter called to tell the pastor that her daddy had died that afternoon. "Did he seem to die in peace?" he asked. "Yes, when I left the house around two o'clock, he called me over to his bedside, told me one of his corny jokes, and kissed me on the cheek. When I got back from the store an hour later, I found him dead. But there was something strange, In fact, beyond strange-kind of weird.


Apparently, just before Daddy died, he leaned over and rested his head on a chair beside the bed." -Author Unknown

There is also the “TIME OUT” CHAIR

lindaschair and sometimes that is where I have to put Linda LOL..Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

MQTlogoa A Quality Time Inspirational story about “learning to pray.”

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You might enjoy::: Sunday Sermon at My Quality Time

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Cottage Vacation in Canada..Sun..Moon.. Clouds & Water…(RELAXATION)

JOELINDA1 Linda and I are recently back from a relaxing vacation at Harris Lake.(near  Pointe au Baril, ON.) 

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Harris Lake is located just 3 hours from Toronto off highway 69 north. The cottage is about a ten minute boat ride from the marina. A big thanks to the Hnatewice family (marina owners) for all their help.. Their son Orest operated the taxi boat and helped us get all our gear to the cabin. Now, a few photos for SkyWatch Friday::



100_9151 A little chilly this morning…





I’m not sure the beaver was much interested in the moon….


100_9120 Looks like a good morning for a little fishing if we could get rid of those clouds.



Looking better so time to do a little fishing on the Magnetawan River


Linda and I had rented the “Red Dragon” boat on the left. The fishing boat has a 9.9 outboard motor and the boat turned out to be very stable. The outboard started on the first “pull” each time.

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See the crane.. sure blends into the background.







The first catches of the trip…. As we often do; the cottage/trip was shared with my sister Sara and her husband Larry. We call Larry the “Fish Whisperer.”

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Every morning about 7:00 Am the local squirrel dropped pine cones onto the metal roof of the cottage.. We were Bombarded.. didn’t need an alarm clock. LOL



The cottage is owned by Richard and Kathy and is used year round.. A quick look around a working Cottage/Camp…

100_9055 For use this winter in the wood stove..


100_9059 There is going to be some ice fishing.



All trash/garbage was taken to the marina to be disposed off when we left, though we were able to use some “waste paper products” to start the campfire.

100_9048 The Wolverine Lodge on the Magnetawan River. (now a private “cottage”) “For a  a canoe trip in Ontario cottage country the Magnetawan is a basic four- to five-day river loop trip suitable for novice canoe trippers and covers 80 kilometers of mostly flat water.”


“One can  camp free on Crown land and within Magnetawan River Provincial Park, which combine to encompass most of the route. Some campsites are indicated with orange markers while others show distinct signs of use.” See below…


100_9018 I didn’t have much luck fishing on this trip. Do you think I might have been paying more attention to taking photos? LOL. I think I did get some great photos for Sky Watch Friday which is a great site to visit/view beautiful skies from all over the world.


800px-Common_Loon Thanks for stopping by and have a great day….

NOTE: One week no cell phone,computer,Wi-Fi, TV, Tablet.. On a good day maybe a couple stations on the radio.