Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Space...

Do you sometimes ask yourself; "Why are we here?"
Are we really just a speck in the Universe?
Is Astral projection or reincarnation really possible? Are we still evolving?
They answer my questions with 'questions'.. all we are is 'dust in the wind'... cliche but, that's my rambling thought for the day.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

200 metres from Everest summit, Canadian halts climb to rescue man


Sat May 27, 01:50 PM EST
A Calgary woman says she's very proud of her husband for being part of a team that saved an Australian climber who was left for dead on Mount Everest.
"I know he feels he made the right decision," Jennifer Brash said of her husband Andrew. "He was very close to the summit, but more importantly, he did the right thing for this climber," she told CBC News on Saturday.
Lincoln Hall reached the summit on Thursday and was descending with his Russian-led expedition when he reportedly became delirious, a sign of fluid on the brain, and could not be moved. His wife and teenage sons had been told he had died.
Hall spent the night alone at an elevation of 8,700 metres, before other climbers including the Calgarian found him the next morning.
Brash's group gave Hall tea, oxygen and a radio for communication. Hall later received medical attention .
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Re; Sacrifice. Well, fame and personal ambition can wait with respect towards others urgent needs case in point --- a LIFE! We cannot escape our own prejudices when death or hardship stares at us in the face.. and sometimes, help comes unexpectedly from other people. We may find ourselves compromised at 29000 feet, very rarely we get help yet, at the most critical moment.. somehow we'd be grateful when someone DOES lend us hand.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Personal Meaning

Differences in the beliefs people have about themselves and the world arise from diverse personal backgrounds. Although we share common beliefs in a multicultural society, each of us acquired some of our OUTLOOKS from our subculture and our unique life histories.

Because the conditions of our lives are construed differently, the emotions we experience vary any given situation.To understand these emotions requires that the observers put themselves in the shoes of the person being observed...

Monday, May 22, 2006

To Acknowledge the Past

It's impossible to change the past - what has happened has happened. We can ACKNOWLEDGE what has happened, show empathy, and even take ownership for our part in the events but, we CANNOT alter them...Once acknowledged, we can take steps towards betterment, a change of direction.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Lightning Storm

It has long been noted that some conquerors prefer enemies as fierce as tigers and brave as eagles, for only then can they savor the true joy of victory.

Battlecry

Thor against an Asgardian intruder..

Monday, May 15, 2006

Distant shores


Took a stroll at Kits park, a wonderful spring day!

Sunday, May 14, 2006

HFX Sketchbook



Here's an old sketch of Einstein w/ Oppenheimer.. I usually do sketches while waiting 4 board approval..

HFX Sketchbook



Sketch of Lord Cornwallis monument near the Westin Nova Scotia

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Desiderata

"Desiderata"
by Max Ehrmann (1872-1945)


"Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble, it's a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantement, it is as perrenial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy."