Monday, October 31, 2005

Happy Hallowen!


Trick or Treat is over, and the kids are finally in bed.
It was a night of frollicking frightful fun for all.

Our house was the party place for the grown ups, and check in place for their kids. We had a huge crowd.

We put up our castle
Made a cauldron of Dry Ice
Had a moving Ghost
Did Bobbing for Apples
played flashlight tag
Had a neighborhood pot luck buffet in our garage (Miss Lori's Ghoul-lash and Bloody chicken were to die for)
and I was a big hit doing single card Tarot readings in my Gypsy outfit.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Decadent Tranquility

Ohhhhhh Ohhhhhh Ohhhhhhh (Im jumping up and down)

I just found the COOLEST BLOG!
It is full of fractle images and yummy verbage.

It is called Decadent Tranquility, and you can link to it from the "COOL LINKS" on my sidebar.


Do it now.

Go ON...GO Skeedaddle on out O' here and Check it out.

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.

Albert Einstein

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Sad but true

1/3 of high school graduates never read another book for the rest of their lives.
42 percent of college graduates never read another book after college.
80 percent of U.S. families did not buy or read a book last year.
70 percent of U.S. adults have not been in a bookstore in the last five years.
57 percent of new books are not read to completion.
70 percent of books published do not earn back their advance.

(Source: Jerold Jenkins,

Friday, October 28, 2005

Raising the Vibe

I had a great conversation this morning with a dear friend and fellow Wise Woman. She is a massuse and Reiki Master.

She and her son were painting the walls of their living room. They chose white to "reflect as much energy as possible." (Like John Lenon and Yoko Ono did in the Dakota.)

She is adding artistic touches by painting Reiki symbols all around, and decorating with spiritual objects and gifts found in nature.

While they are painting, her son is laughing and laughing and laughing.
Mom says "What are you laughing about?"
He replies "See, that's the whole problem with the world Mom, Everybody thinks that you need a reason to laugh. You of all people ought to know better. You know that laughter raises seretonin levels in the brain, and releases all those yummy endorphins that make us feel good, and helps the body heal itself. You paint those Reiki symbols as a way of creating positive energy, well, that's what I'm doing too!

LAUGH with me Mom! Come on! Laugh into all the walls!"

And so they did.

They literally painted their home with laughter!

Talk about a good vibe.

So today, I am making it my thing to add a little laughter wherever I go. And I will laugh today, even if I do not have a socially acceptable reason to do so.

You might want to try it to, my cyber friends...and pass it on to three other people, and ask them to pass it on too. It sure beats passin the flu!

So, get out there and laugh with your family and friends. laugh for no reason at all. Spread some joy, and have some fun. It's not as hard as you might think. Go on...Give it a try.

Kel Bell

Wednesday, October 26, 2005


A group of Tibetan Monks create a Sand Mandala. Like life, the complexity and beauty are amazing. When the project is done, they simply let the wind blow it away.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Let the ribbing begin!

My husband just sent me this joke in honor of my afore mentioned driving experience:

I was riding to work yesterday when I observed a female driver cut
right in front of a pickup truck, causing him to have to drive on
to the shoulder to avoid hitting her.

This evidently angered the driver enough that he hung his arm out
his window and "flipped" the woman off. "Man, that guy is stupid," I thought to myself.

I ALWAYS smile nicely and wave in a sheepish manner whenever a female
does anything to me in traffic, and here's why:

I drive 48 miles each way every day to work. That's 96 miles each day.

Of these, 16 miles each way is bumper-to-bumper. Most of the bumper-to-bumper is on an 8 lane highway.

There are 7 cars every 40 feet for 32 miles. That works out to be 982 cars every mile, or 31,424 cars.

Even though the rest of the 32 miles is not bumper-to-bumper, I figure
I pass at least another 4000 cars.

That brings the number to something like 36,000 cars that I pass
every day.

Statistically, females drive half of these. That's 18,000 women drivers!

In any given group of females, 1 in 28 has PMS. That's 642.

According to Cosmopolitan, 70% describe their love life as dissatisfying or unrewarding. That's 12,600.

According to the National Institute of Health, 22% of all females have
seriously considered suicide or homicide. That's 3,960.

And 34% describe men as their biggest problem. That's 6120.

According to the National Rifle Association, 5% of all females carry weapons, and this number is increasing.

That means that EVERY SINGLE DAY, I drive past at least one female that has a lousy love life, thinks men are her biggest problem, has seriously considered suicide or homicide, has PMS, and is armed.

Flip one off? ........ I think not..

Man O Man

The truth comes out.
In spite of my feminist streak, and my perfect driving record, the fact is, when my husband is in the car with me, I drive like an idiot.

I don't know what comes over me. I turn into this entirely different person; a helium head with naturally blonde hair.

I'll spare you the details, but my son has a bruise, my front yard is a mess, the curb in the middle of town has my rubber on it, and the jokes from my family will be rubbed in for a good long time.



The laugh of the Day

Jon Stewart is crackin me up as usual:
To see the video, click this link



I was listening to the C-SPAN Washington Journal discussion about U.S. control of the internet governing body, ICAN.

ICAN creates domain names like .com, .net, and is considering .xxx. They nixed the .xxx idea after a horde of conservative Christians wrote letters of complaint against the domain.

(It seems to me that they would support this idea as it would make it easier for them to filter the content coming into their computers.)

Anyway, other countries are requesting that ICAN be put under international control, but the U.S. is not budging.

What I found most interesting was the broad based opinions of callers to the show who were saying
"Freedom Rules"
"God Bless the U.S.'
"Other countries are not ready for control of the internet"

Yadda yadda yadda

I sometimes wonder if we are really as free as we think we are.

One example of my doubt:

When protesters attended Republican events this year, they were sent to fenced in areas off to the side that were labeled "Designated Free Speech Zones."

Sounds kind of hypocritical to me, saying we are a nation that protects free speech, then putting people in CAGES.

I also listened to a New York Times reporter who highlighted how secretive this administration is. He said that we have no reporters embedded in the bases of Iraq, reporting on what's really going on. He said that we have no data showing how many sortees our Air Force is sending out each day. He said that they report "Insurgent" deaths, but do not define what an Insurgent is. He said that if you read the Arab press it becomes clear that many of these "Insurgents" are just ordinary people: civilian women and children! He mentioned a lot of things that are being kept hidden by our government.

It seems like everything is a game of seeing how little they can reveal.

John Bolton got snuck into his position when congress was out of session, Harriet Meyers is the invisible judge...
The whole WMD intelligence hoodwink...

The election itself was questionable.

With a track record like that, I am not surprised that other countries don't want the U.S. to control the internet.

When I look at Islamic control of the Middle East, I can not help but compare it to the Christian influence of the U.S.
We wave our flag and talk about freedom of religion, but when it comes down to it, the Christian majority is doing everything possible to squelch other views.

Are we really as free and diverse and open as we are told we are?

I wonder.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

I Wish

I gaze at the heavens
with wonder and awe.

and Wish upon a shooting star,

But tonight, LOL, I Wished upon a Rock Star
In Cyberspace.

That's right folks, Pete Townsend has joined the blogosphere!
He is writing a book and posting it online. It's good stuff. Sometimes he tells the story, rather than showing it, but overall, his concept is solid. He thinks about Einstein and Black Holes, and that deep primal B flat sound from outer space. He muses on religion the meaning of life, and seeks balance between serious philosophy and light hearted fun.

Just like me.

The difference is that he has an audience, while my voice just fades into the vast emptiness of cyberspace.


I Wished upon his blog.

It seems so corny and so shallow, I know,


I hit the comment button
and I wished...

The same wish that we all wish,
when we stand in the shadow
of a bright and blazing star

To be noticed and given a nod,
by one with the power
to aim the spotlight.

To be touched for one nanosecond.
and taste a drop of the sweet nectar of public acceptance.
To hope that it will rub off
and provide the fuel
to break out of obscurity

So that my Voice could be heard
So that I could use the fleeting moments of my little life
to fufill a greater purpose

To create change
against hypocrisy,
and the destruction of our environment
just to name a few.

To spread a little laughter
a little joy
a little wonder

To break free from the rut of the mundane,

To plant the seeds of my soul, and watch them grow.

Maybe he will see it.
Maybe others will.
Maybe Maybe Baby...

"It could happen to you, it could happen to me, it could happen to everyone eventually."


I Wish...

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

A Halloween Tradition

Bobbing for apples is an ancient Halloween tradition.
The idea is that the girl who can bite the apple using only her mouth will be the next to marry. (This ties in to the old Adam and Eve thread. ie. The girl with the fruit from the tree of life weds with the hero.) If she could bob the apple on Halloween, she would then go look in a mirror where she would see the face of her lover revealed.

Another custom, was for a girl to peel an apple, being very careful to peel it all in one long ribbon. She would then throw it over her left shoulder. The shape of the peel on the ground would form the letter of the name of the man she was destined to marry.

Halloween may have evolved into a costume wearing fun nite, but it began as a celebration of the harvest, and preparation for the long cold dark days of winter.

The spook aspect comes from the idea that as we shift from the days of warmth to the days of cold, the veil between our world and the spirit world is thinned. Costumes were donned to ward off the spirits.

So have fun with the costumes, but take a moment to celebrate the harvest of your life. Think about snuggling in for the great dreamtime of winter, and reflect on the seeds that you plan to sow in the coming spring.

And don't forget the apple ladies...It is the symbol of feminine wisdom and marriage.

Monday, October 17, 2005


frog Posted by Hello

Look at this picture.

What do you See?
Now go to the Horse Post.


Posted by Hello

Look Again.

The Frog is now a Horse.

Sometimes we need to chage our perspective to see the whole picture.

People are creatures of habit. We develop these habits, and our system of beliefs, through our experiences in life. It's human nature. However, it is important to realize that our perspective can be limiting. What we see as absolute truth, often is only one side of the whole.

Step back and look at the world from a fresh perspective. See the world with new eyes.

As Dr. Wayne Dyer says "When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."

Sunday, October 16, 2005

A Great Halloween activity project for the kids

This year, we decided to gather lots and lots of boxes to make a haunted castle.
I will post photos of the finished project next week.

Gotta say...the kids are having more fun with the cardboard out of the dumpster than they do with any of their store bought toys!

Happy Halloween

International Healing and Light Expo

We had lots of fun soaking up the exhibits at the IHL Expo. Its so nice to spend the day in a place where everyone smiles!

Happy Birthday Daddy!!!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Thought for today

A philosopher, is basically just a physicist who can't do math.

-Copyright Kelley Bell, 2005

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Got the Time?

The speed of light is constant.

Einstein figured out that time is not. He said that as we approach the speed of light, time slows down.

Earth is moving at about 6000 mph.

So, if earth began moving at the speed of light, time would stop.

If time stopped, would we become eternal, or would we cease to exist?

If we could go faster than the speed of light, would we go back in time, or regress in age?

When I think of Carl Sagan, and the "billions and billions" of planets in the universe, I wonder...What are the odds that there is a planet or a star ship out there somewhere that IS moving at or above the speed of light?

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Here's a concept to chew on

If you have read this post:


You know the alternative version of The Tree of Life story (ie: Adam & Eve: Original Sin, The Fall of Mankind, etc.)

But this is an interesting concept to add:

Some teachings about Adam and Eve focus on the guilt a woman bears for original Sin, and accordingly, the stereotype of "a good woman" is one who is obedient and subservient.

Others focus on how God created Eve as a companion for Adam.
What a coincidence that women are seen as sex objects and playthings!

The Muslim Quran eliminates Eve from the story all together. She is not even mentioned. It is split up into several different chapters as the story of Adam, God and The serpent.

How are women treated in Muslim society? They are covered up and hidden completely.

Makes ya wonder, don't it?

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

The Dog Ate My Homework!

It may be the oldest excuse in the book, but it REALLY DOES happen!