Chose between mirror and water

first_imgWhile this topic might seem little quirky, there is a good philosophy hidden. Life is all about perceptions and perspectives. Amidst such existence, our inner peace depends on who we are and how we mould ourselves. So what is the connectivity between the title and the content?While the concept of reflection is adopted by the manifested property/nature of water, there is a diverse difference in the behaviour. Water does not reflect the exact. When the water is ‘still’, one could see a clear image, when flowing, it portrays a zig-zag one, when mixed with another ingredient it loses the reflective nature and when in other forms or added to some mould gets deviated to the shape /structure of it.While we are well aware of the above details, it is been iterated to learn some philosophical facts here. At a glance, we could definitely grab a different opinion over it, but life is all about positivity. Sticking to it, if we now compare our life and thoughts, try to imagine, understand and self analyse as to how do we react in life, there is definitely a path amidst berms!If the answer to the above analysis is a ‘mirror’, then we do depict an exact of our opponent, be it whoever/whatever in life. An overview of this might seem quite easy and good, but it also stagnates us. We can neither be good nor bad to those who are ill-minded. That’s true but at the same time we don’t have to reflect back anything is the quest of the hour.Never try reciprocating the very exact as like a mirror as it might not mould your personality. It can be even deceptive in showing what you really are at the moment just like a mirror does not show you gaining weight. It does not help shape your growth and you can even break & shatter when someone wants to. And most importantly you will not be who you are /what you actually wanted to be!We don’t have growth when stagnated, as well we don’t see a perigon of life. While trying to understand what water is all about… first of all it is natural, it is in its own way, harmless, powerful and when confined adopts and awaits the opportunity to recess. And because of these properties, however, contaminated, water remains the most wanted in the infinity!So what are we to learn here?When you come near positivity take a pause, remain still and reflect back. This includes good deeds to be reciprocated to family/friends. Be flowing with full power so you don’t have to respond to negativity nor reflect the same back. Be natural, be you, no matter what.When you are confined, adopt without losing your nature just like a water-filled into a bottle. Make your you learn to live to confinity and learn what not to be/do as well make sure to filter and refine to pour out with full flow. And no matter what remains the most wanted in a “positive way” so life gets accomplished.So it is all about who we are, where we are and where we head toward. In the journey of life, we may have to be to a mirror, but as our roles changes, we may have to choose between mirror and water so as to be a personality looked up to in/for a positive note. This decision not just helps us be happy & peaceful but in due course can even reform society!last_img read more

We are the superpowers

first_imgWhat does being superpower means? A nation which is powerful enough to dominate or to burn any other nation, snatching their freedom. A nation which is facing a lot of development by burning its own resources. Isn’t it true? It’s difficult to understand what does being superpower signifies but present era defines a powerful nation something like this. Recently Hiroshima and Nagasaki day passed, the whole world is showing sympathy towards this tragedy, but all this seems ironical, as most of the nation is in a zeal to repeat the same tragedy. Not only we are harming other countries, but also dumping resources of our own country in a curtain of development.We created boundaries-Unsatisfaction is well known human nature. What we got from nature we divided, but still trying to snatch others’ resources. We created boundaries to segregate but our monster of unsatisfaction and single night development making us rage war against others.Burning ourselvesIt’s not only that building nuclear power will create a nation but before that, there is a monster of pollution which would engulf us. Carbon emissions are increasing at such a high rate that our survival would be difficult. We are losing our resources. The present situation does not call for development but wants resources to be conserved a clean environment for the existence of future generations. Our forefathers have a good habit of savings. We don’t need to save lots of money for forthcoming as if there would be no resources, then what will be the use of that money? It sounds ridiculous but it’s true.Significance of history is not only for scholars but also our political powers need to take a lesson from it. How wars in the past caused destruction. How we had great reserves of resources which are depleting now. Sustainable development is the key factor which would be helpful but it’s hard to digest that this is also meaningful for scholars. How difficult it is to lose someone, then how can we let armies to die in wars. Development is essential but at the verge of mankind, development is useless.last_img read more

New Year Eve

first_imgThe New Year’s Eve – significantly awaits on the verge of omega, like a coachman to take the inopportune Cinderella home.There will be fireworks – beaming bright, joyful and auroral, making their own statement amidst stars as if spreading the luminicent ink of renewed dreams on to the black canvas above; metaphorically inspiring a whole new crusade of vivid colors & sky bound vivacious patterns igniting out of the deadening chaos the formidable & ‘about to be bygone’ year has been.While it so happens, let us take a moment to reflect. Foremost, let us offer a homage to those who suffered through the harsh & brutish design that engulfed the whole mankind, those who succumbed; and a cheerful adulation to those who courageously survived the clutches of this mirthless melancholy.Let us also laud in glory and aggrandize the cohort of tireless & indefatigable warriors who fought for human-kind; thinking no thought, fearing no fear, who believed there is no ‘self’, but only empathy towards helping others with a sense of belonging, those who believed in the ‘ism’ of  only ‘survivalism’ as the chivalrous frontline warriors.The entire pandemonium cast its clamor on our young children too; confining them to the walls of their homes, restricting their freedom of growing up in holistic manner. Let us praise the little battlers who pitched in courageously through this turbulent year.Let us reflect and take a moment to rewind the thoughts, acknowledge self achievements that made us wade through the vexing trials of this tumultuous year. Let us look at ourselves as the protagnists of fighter’s spirit in emotional progress, who learnt to adapt to adversity. Let us laud ourselves in our efforts to stay positive despite the shaking predicaments professionally, compliment ourselves on focusing on relationships that really mattered.Let us further brace ourselves and continue to move on in anticipation of good to follow with a spark of hope, a ray of sunshine yet to be born, but is there and can be felt. Let there be only one thing contagious, and let that be the infection of positivity and optimism.Let us welcome the year ahead, start over, building a new layer upon the foundation of our triumph over the ailing one. Let us be ready, yes, we are!last_img read more

The thread that binds, and mends

first_imgPreviousPABA announces Christmas Contest winnersNextCall me if you need me Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Rick Houser-A couple of weeks ago I went to put on a pair of jeans when I noticed there was a large worn place in the back pocket. Being glad I had noticed before wearing them to the store or anywhere else, I placed them in a pile I use for what I call “retired” clothing. Since then I have been thinking and I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I chose to look back in time, back to a time when if I had found that same pair of pants when I was young they would have gone into a different pile.My Mom would have demanded they go into her pile of clothes that needed mending or repair. In our dining room in a corner over by the upstairs staircase, Mom had her sewing corner. Any item of clothing that had lost a button or had its knee ripped or an elbow worn went into a pile just to the left of her Singer sewing machine. In a basket that sat under the machine went socks with worn heels or toes that she would darn back into service. Things were so different then. For the most part clothes were ordered by catalog and it took time to get a new item. These days a fast trip to Wal Mart and “bingo”, you are back in business.Mom would gauge the volume she was accumulating and when the pile reached a certain height she would fire up that sewing machine and it seemed like clothes went across it in a high speed and into a laundry basket repaired and not looking too bad. Mom worked on a quantity of repair schedule and if much was needed maybe the quality might be off just a fraction. But hey, you now had clothes to wear so just say thanks you. As I recall during my younger years, my jeans seemed to get holes worn in the knees on a regular basis. (Little boys are notorious for wearing out knees you know?) In my case when Mom ordered my jeans she also would order packs of knee patches that she would iron into place. This was a fix that was not only fast but cost efficient or at least that was what I was told.As for the basket filled with socks displaying holes in the heels or toes, when it reached a point where she felt it was time to take care of them she would choose an evening and pull out that basket. It was an entirely different way that she sewed. She called it “darning”. To do this she used specific items for the job. There was a certain sized needle and a spool of heavy thread and it was on a spool in the shape of a cone. Last but not least, she had a light bulb in her basket of sewing tools. I always thought that an unusual item for sewing but once I watched her at work I realized this job wasn’t going to get done without it. Mom would carry all of this stuff over to the end of the couch and with a lamp lighted over her shoulder and the television on she would begin an entire viewing evening while darning the family’s socks. I don’t know why but it seemed to me that just sitting there and darning and watching “Gunsmoke”, Mom looked relaxed and content. The truth is that was about as relaxed as I ever saw my mother. I mean just how can a person get things done by sitting in one place? (Her theory not mine.)Give my Mom a needle, and a spool of thread and she was in her element. She did a lot of patch work and seldom is that talked about but it literally did hold us together, so to speak. My Mom was a very good quilter and loved to create quilt after quilt. It was not unusual to see her quilting frame up and in it a quilt being created. For these she took credit and loved to display them.As for keeping our clothes from falling off, she just accepted that as part of her duty. Besides she had a very nice Singer sewing machine and she took pride in that. She often would tell how she owned the old manual sewing machines that operated with a foot pedal and you had to pump the pedal while you sewed and this explanation certainly would stop any family member from giving her a hard time.In hay season or tobacco housing season, Mom would be drafted by Dad to do some extra mending on those of us who were working as they would wear knees and elbows out at a pace that Mom found a challenge to stay ahead of and at times just stay up with. I’ve seen her sew items you probably wouldn’t think of, things like a blanket torn or worn or bath towels on the corners. The only time I ever objected was after many washings in her wringer washer with lye soap and bleach, the elastic in my underwear would grow too weak to do what it was there for. One summer she decided it would be good to cut off a hunk of extra strong elastic and sew it on the back side to strengthen the underwear and hold them up. Let me tell you that a big hunk of elastic added to the back side of your drawers is one of the most uncomfortable things ever experienced.After a few months I decided that I’d had enough and one evening at supper I brought up the subject. I figured I had a better chance with the rest of the family there as witnesses. I said, “Mom I know you are only trying but the hunk of elastic is more than a person can bear. Not only is it uncomfortable but the bunch of elastic I think is causing me to look like a hunchback. “ Dad, my brother Ben and sister Peg all chuckled a little and Mom looked at me and was silent for a few moments. I thought, “Oh boy I’ve said too much again.” Mom then spoke up and said, “Well if you don’t want that elastic, I won’t do it again. But don’t you ever come to me complaining that you can’t keep your underwear up.” Of course I never did complain. Seldom did I win a confrontation with my Mom but I did win that one and all I can say about my victory is “You gotta know when to hold them.” I learned when.Rick Houser grew up on a farm near Moscow in Clermont County and loves to share stories about his youth and other topics. If you want to read more that he has written he has to books that are for sale ‘There are Places to remember” and Memories ARE From the Heart.” To contact him you can go to [email protected] or write to him at P. O. 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Biosecurity Issues Delay Horse Transport Plans for Rio

first_img SIGN UP Email* We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Amidst concerns over quarantine for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, FEI president Ingmar De Vos says he is confident that equine health certificates will be finalized by the month’s end and that horses from Canada, the United States and Europe will be able to enter Brazil.In a statement released October 7th, De Vos said:“We have been working for some time with Rio2016, the Brazilian and Rio Authorities and the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture to get the Veterinary Certificate and Protocol approved that will define the conditions for importation and exportation of the horses that will compete at the Rio Olympic Games. The process of approval of the equine health certificate by the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture has already taken a lot of time and is still not finalised. This has an important impact as it delays the planning and preparation of the horses that will take part in the Games.“As the President of the Brazilian Equestrian National Federation, Luiz Robert Giugni has supported us very actively during these negotiations and we appreciate that in his efforts to help the equestrian community in the discussions with his compatriots he is applying all possible pressure to achieve this.“We have had further discussions earlier this week and I expect the Ministry of Agriculture to issue this certificate very soon so that we can carry on with preparations for the Olympic Games and that the biosecurity protocols will ensure the safe import and export of the Olympic horses. Therefore we are confident that our horses will be allowed to travel back and forth to Rio to participate in the 2016 Olympic Games together with all the other Olympic sports. We are looking forward to very successful Olympic equestrian events in Deodoro next year.” Tags: Ingmar De Vos, 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Horse Sport Enewslast_img read more

South Shore getting $2.8 million to upgrade 7½ miles of rail

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Facebook South Shore getting $2.8 million to upgrade 7½ miles of rail Google+ Google+ Facebook By Associated Press – June 18, 2019 0 508 Pinterest Pinterest IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp (“20030504 14 South Shore Line @ Hudson Lake, IN” by David Wilson, CC BY 2.0) MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $2.8 million railroad safety grant to the Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad to upgrade 7.5 miles of rail between Michigan City and the city of LaPorte.The project will replace the existing 90-pound track with 115-pound track to ensure the safe transportation of materials and improve the reliability and efficiency of the railroad.The funding announced last week comes from the Department of Transportation’s Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Grant Program. Previous articlePolice defend arrest of 12-year-old in western MichiganNext articleBenton Harbor introduces a new app to help fight crime Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications.last_img read more

Iraqi Baby Admitted to Israel for Lifesaving Surgery

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreIsraeli officials approved entry to Israel for a three-week-old Iraqi baby in need of lifesaving heart surgery, a complex procedure not available in neighboring countries. “Sam Muhammad and his mother had been waiting in Jordan for the permission to be treated in Haifa. Entry for four other Iraqi children in need of heart surgery, along with four escorts, were also approved. Muhammad was born with transposition of the great arteries and must be operated on within the next several days.” (Jerusalem Post ) Link submitted by Daniel KeeblerAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

3 HIV/AIDS Developments Provide Hopeful Outlook

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreDuring the nearly 30 years of a raging AIDS epidemic, never has there been a more hopeful time than this.Three striking developments took place this week: U.N. officials said new HIV cases are dropping dramatically worldwide. A study showed that a daily pill already on pharmacy shelves could help prevent new infections in gay men. And the pope condoned the use of condoms to help prevent AIDS.(READ full story from Yahoo! News)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img

Port Arthur man in critical but stable condition after shooting

first_imgA Port Arthur man is in critical but stable condition following an aggravated assault on Thursday.The Port Arthur Police Department received a 911 call at approximately 11:41 a.m. from Sindhu C. Store, 4149 32nd St. and found the male victim, 26, in the area of the store with a gunshot wound. PAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division is leading the case. No further information is being released so as not to hamper the investigation, police said.center_img He was taken to a local hospital, where he underwent surgery.Police are working to determine the exact location the shooting occurred, Chief Tim Duriso said.last_img

Gentleman’s Guide Star Jefferson Mays on Being Trained Like a Dog, the Best Way to Die and Keeping His Tony Award Out of the House

first_img Is this your usual East Village attire? I am not tattooed or pierced, for the record. You performed on stage with Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy in the same year. Can you offer any insight into that celebrity couple? I got them together! Just kidding. They did invite us to their wedding, which was very nice. I love her—and him—but Claire is so smart and brave. Imagine Eliza Doolittle as your first stage role? It’s unfathomable. She was extraordinary and gracious—a great, generous scene partner. Are you as much of an Anglophile as you seem to be? I’m kind of a reluctant Anglophile. My mother’s a children’s librarian and all of the children’s literature I read was from her childhood—E. Nesbit and Dickens, which isn’t children’s literature at all, but I was sort of steeped in English literature. I thought I was of that world. That’s interesting because so many interviews I’ve read with you seem like you live in another era, read Dickens and go to sleep. I don’t want to give you the wrong impression, though we do that, too. You’ve been living with the D’Ysquiths of Gentleman’s Guide for quite a while now—first at Hartford Stage and then at San Diego’s Old Globe. Yes, and they are wretched people. I’ve been involved with the show on and off for about three years now. What was your first response to the material? I loved it because I so loved that Ealing Studio comedy from the ’50s called Kind Hearts and Coronets, which was based on the same source material as The Gentleman’s Guide. I saw that when I was about nine or 10 years old, and I was just gobsmacked by it. I fell in love with Alec Guinness, and maybe even fell in love with acting. One man could play all of these different roles! See Jefferson Mays in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Have there been many mishaps? At the end of the first day of tech, I went up to [costume designer Linda Cho] and said, “I love the costumes, but there’s one thing that’s just terribly wrong.” And she sort of went ashen and said, “What?!” And I said, “There’s no zipper. I can’t pee.” That’s the first thing that comes to mind—a last little detail. Jefferson Mays, who was the talk of the town and took home a Tony Award for playing multiple roles in I Am My Own Wife almost 10 years ago, is at it again. This time the actor is playing all of the many doomed members of the D’Ysquith family in the new musical comedy A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Mays, who is known for his genteel manner, snappy suits and detailed performances, has also appeared on Broadway in Journey’s End, Pygmalion and The Best Man. He sat down for a cozy breakfast with Broadway.com at his local cafe in the East Village to chat about the intricacies of his many onstage quick changes, eccentric childhood obsessions and the art of dying again and again. Related Shows How do you come up with specific minutiae and bits for so many different roles without losing your mind? Some would argue I have lost my mind. The beauty of performance for me is finding details with which to betray character. My beautiful, long-suffering wife Susan will get up from bed to go to the bathroom and find me in the kitchen—I’ve rearranged all of the furniture to resemble the stage, and I’ll be practicing things with a plate or forks or a newspaper or something. Who were your childhood idols? Oh, God. They were very odd. Lord Nelson. I loved Lord Nelson, the great naval admiral. I loved Alec Guinness and Ralph Richardson, and my parents, of course. It’s fascinating how much thought you’ve put into this, but I meant on stage! There are ways to die on stage that elicit more of a reaction from the audience, but they cause me great pain and suffering. Like falling off the tower. I’m standing on one leg, and I have to go backwards and flail my arms around wildly and fall to the ground. It just hurts me and there’s no joy in that, but the audience seems to enjoy it. What is the best way to die? I think freezing to death. I mean I’ve never done it myself, but I hear that freezing to death is just like going to sleep. You hear about these people who almost die on Everest and they’re like, “Oh, go on. I’ll just take a nap here in the snow.” And the hypothermia sets in. It’s not that dramatic but wouldn’t you prefer that? Drowning can be like that I guess, but wouldn’t you rather freeze? Oh, I guess we all just want to die in our sleep and not screaming. You didn’t have rock stars on your walls, did you? I didn’t. Everyone had a Farrah Fawcett Majors poster on the wall or the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. I didn’t. I had kind of the same thing, though. I had pre-Raphaelite prints from the Tate of the Lady Shalott and Hylas and the Nymphs, which was this young man being dragged into a pool by these bare-breasted redheaded, limpid-eyed naiads. Oh, and I had one of Ophelia by Millais. All of my crushes were dead. It’s easy to imagine the D’Ysquiths all around a table. It certainly is. There’s a wonderful moment in Kind Hearts and Coronets where they are all sitting in the family chapel, and it pans across and there’s Alec Guiness, Alec Guiness, Alec Guiness. Star Files A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder You’re fully trained now? I am housebroken. View Comments There is such elaborate backstage choreography. You must be very close to your dresser. My dresser [Julian Andres Arango] is wonderful. He’s very calm—he does a lot of Bikram yoga. He’s an actor–whisperer. He has a series of hand signals for me ‘cause we can’t really bellow at each other offstage while scenes are going on. It makes me feel like a Westminster Dog Show Airedale. I’ll come running offstage and Julian will just go [puts up his hand in a halt position], and I’ll go [pants like a dog]. You have so many costume changes. Is it stressful? It is. And being naked in the wings is terribly vulnerable. I often fear that my performance is less artistic than athletic. It’s quite a marathon. Do you have a favorite D’Ysquith? They all go by so quickly; it’s hard to get too attached to any of them. There’s one who is the banker. He isn’t terribly funny, but he’s very humane and he has a trajectory, too. He doesn’t just come on and die. I have to fact check here: Is it true that you’ve given all your awards to your agent? Yes. I haven’t given them away, but I’ve loaned them to my agent like Elgin marbles. But yeah, they’re there at the agency ‘cause there’s no room in our apartment. A Tony Award isn’t that big. I love the awards, and I’m grateful, but I don’t want to have them around. Actually, if you came to our house, I don’t think you could tell that people in the theater lived there. There’s nothing: no posters, no awards, no photographs, no souvenirs of any kind. It’s a sixth floor walk-up. You cannot be sentimental. There isn’t any surface for it. I mean we could make a shelf, but I resent having to make a new shelf for something. I remember when I brought [the Tony Award] home thinking the only place it could really fit is the toilet tank, and that just didn’t seem right. Of all the characters you’ve played, which are closest to you? Once you’ve played a part, they are always sort of a part of you. You think of them as almost a family member. When I was younger—I don’t do this too much now—but sometimes if I couldn’t sleep, I would lie in bed and imagine all the characters I’ve played at a dinner table together. This is your first musical in New York. How does it feel to be a Broadway musical theater actor? It’s chilling when you put it that way. It’s amazing listening to old cast recordings of old musicals. You hear every cigarette and every whiskey that these people had. They were not pretty voices; they were potent voices. Now you have these Olympic athletes. And so that’s hard to think about sometimes because I’m not a trained singer. I don’t think of it in terms of singing, I just think of it in terms of acting. You’ve played multiple roles before, most notably in I Am My Own Wife. Is this your specialty? It’s quite a different experience in that Charlotte von Mahlsdorf and everybody were wearing a little black dress. Everyone was a transvestite by default. Here, the transformations are complete. You’ve said you don’t have a television. In what ways do you indulge in pop culture? We have a laptop where we watch certain shows. We’re fixated on The Walking Dead right now. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 17, 2016 You look very dashing in your fedora and suit. I always dress up for recordings. 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