Thursday, January 17, 2013

Winter Skies Over Lancaster,Ohio & Some Trivia

Winter Skies Over Lancaster,Ohio & Some Trivia

 #2 COUNT DOWN TO 500TH BLOG POST.. A Sky Watch Friday Post






Did you know.. Paczki Day

Feb 12th, 2013  Food lovers pick this day to enjoy these round, sugar-coated, fruit-filled Polish pre-Lenten pastries, pronounced “poonch-kee,” available in bakeries nationwide. Paczki Day coincides with Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday.


FYI… NAME: Benjamin Franklin OCCUPATION:Inventor, Political Leader, Scientist, Writer BIRTH DATE:January 17, 1706 DEATH DATE:April 17, 1790 EDUCATION: Boston Latin School


How about this.. This year, the Inauguration Day holiday falls on Monday, January 21, 2013, which is also the legal public holiday for the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. See previous post for more about Martin Luther King Jr.


Almost missed this one.. January 24 is Global Belly Laugh Day Celebrate the Great Gift of Laughter On January 24 at 1:24 p.m. (local time) smile, throw your arms in the air and laugh


How about some sunshine…This starts a little slow but is well worth watching


pac1 Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the photos/trivia..I’m off to the store to buy some paczki. All this work has made me hungry  LOL….

Winter Skies Over Lancaster,Ohio & Some Trivia A QUALITY TIME POST

A Sky Watch Friday Post

Sunday, January 13, 2013

A Lifetime Of Change Martin Luther King Jr.’s Lasting Legacy

A Lifetime Of Change Martin Luther King Jr.’s Lasting Legacy


Emails & This Post..Thanks, Allison M.


Hi Joe,

I wanted to reach out to connect with you about a graphic timeline I helped create about Martin Luther King Jr. and his lasting legacy.

I came across this post on your site: In Honor Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and given that you might have an interest, I thought it’d be a great fit and wanted to see if you’d be interested in taking a look at the piece. If so, let me know and I’d love to pass it along!

Thanks, Allison M.

2. Allison, I would love to look at the piece..Joe Todd.


Hi Joe,

Thanks for the response back!
In light of MLK day approaching , the graphic chronicles Dr. King's life and his personal achievements: You’re welcome to post or share the graphic with proper attribution to the original source, and any comments/thoughts would also be greatly appreciated.
Thanks again,

Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. It celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr.

MLK Infographic
Attribution to

joetoddsays Thank you Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968 . Thanks, Allison M. great graphic. I appreciate you contacting me and allowing me to post the graphic.

A Lifetime Of Change Martin Luther King Jr.’s Lasting Legacy


Thursday, January 03, 2013

Winter Skies over Franklin Park Conservatory Columbus,Ohio

Winter Skies over Franklin Park Conservatory Columbus,Ohio. A quick day trip from Lancaster,Ohio


First post of 2013 a Sky Watch Friday Post..The weather outside was pretty cold , but things warmed up inside with visits to the Desert and Palm House…..



While visiting the Conservatory I had the chance to Discover artist Aurora Robson.
Robson’s vibrant and intricate works created from discarded materials are on view within the Conservatory’s plant collections and in the Cardinal Health Gallery. This will be an upcoming post.


Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens offers enriching and memorable experiences inspired by art, culture and the botanical world.



"NavStar ’92" -08 (Artist : Stephen Canneto) 3 Sculptures representing the sails of Columbus’ ships


The state fair occupied the site of the Conservatory until 1884….History was made on August 11, 1880 when General William Tecumseh Sherman (of Lancaster,Ohio) delivered his famous statement, “ War Is Hell” in a speech to Civil War veterans.(Always looking for the Lancaster,Ohio connection LOL)



“Winter morning Cold frost and sunshine: day of wonder! But you, my friend, are still in slumber -
Wake up, my beauty, time belies:You dormant eyes, I beg you, broaden Toward the northerly Aurora,As though a northern star arise!” Alexandr Pushkin (1799-1837)



“Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.”


Вечор, ты помнишь, вьюга злилась,
На мутном небе мгла носилась;
Луна, как бледное пятно,
Сквозь тучи мрачные желтела,
И ты печальная сидела -
А нынче... погляди в окно:  Read More

joetoddsays THANKS FOR STOPPING BY AND I HOPE YOU TAKE THE TIME TO VISIT Sky Watch Friday AND Franklin Park Conservatory

Winter Skies over Franklin Park Conservatory Columbus,Ohio..a Sky Watch Friday Post

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A Quality Time Paste & Copy A Message for the Ages

A Quality Time Paste & Copy A Message for the Ages


George Carlin - comedian of the 70's and 80's


A Message by George Carlin:
The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers,


wider Freeways ,but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much,


spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor.os We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.
We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men

bm and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete...
Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, j2

because they are not going to be around forever.
Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.
Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.
Remember, to say, 'I love you' to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it.

kiss A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.
Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.
Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

do1 Thanks for stopping by

A Quality Time Paste & Copy A Message for the Ages

Thanks Wikimedia & Google Images

Friday, December 21, 2012

The Old Leaning Barn

The Old Leaning Barn. A QUALITY TIME POST

MQTlogoa #6 COUNT DOWN TO 500TH BLOG POST..AMAZING..A Barn Charm & Spiritual Sunday post and some thoughts that came in an email.


“Lord, prop us up on our leanin' side.”


joetoddsays  Like the barn I've withstood a lot of life's storms. I've withstood a lot of bad weather in life, I've withstood a lot of hard times, and I'm still standing too. But I find myself leaning to one side from time to time, so I like to ask the Lord to prop us up on our leaning side, 'cause I figure a lot of us get to leaning at times.


Sometimes we get to Leaning toward anger

DSC_0001 Sometimes we get to Leaning toward bitterness


Sometimes we get to Leaning  toward hatred


Sometimes we get to Leaning toward cussing


Sometimes we get to Leaning toward a lot of things that we shouldn't.


So we need to pray, “Lord, prop us up on our leaning side, So we will stand straight and tall again, To glorify the Lord.'' I don’t know about you but I’ve done a lot of leaning in my life but not so much anymore. Actually, I’ve been able to help with some propping and I attribute that ability to prayers like this and GRACE.

DSC_0009 Sometimes major rebuilding,do over,mulligan needs to be done and I am reminded of the story of  The Apostle Saul/  Paul ….

DSC_0015A Thought For Today “Keep your head up and eyes straight ahead”


CHRISTMASBEARS-9 Thanks for stopping by.The Old Leaning Barn. A QUALITY TIME POST

  I’ve read this book and it is an excellent read.