"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset." Saint Francis De Sales

Friday, November 14, 2014

My Slow Takes About Fair Trade Bazaar, Moby Dick, and Minions.

1. Well, not all Saturdays are delightful. My Irish Lads fell to Arizona State putting them at 7-3. The Spiders lost to Maine moving them to 7-3.

2. We held a Fair Trade Bazaar at Church of the Epiphany. (This is our church.) Dee and I worked the 8:30 Mass and were pleased at the results. The items we offer benefit farmers and craftsmen in other countries. We don’t use the bazaar as a means to raise funds, we sell the goods at cost. There were also hand made baskets from Uganda that one of our parishioners, Barbara, brought in. Once again, no profit, sell at cost.

Coffee, tea, chocolate, jewelry, scarves and more!
The basket area. Barbara is the one on the left, drinking coffee.

3. The Kingston Trio - “M.T.A.” 1994

4. Quotes you may not have been aware of.

"If God wanted us to vote, he would have 
given us candidates."
~Jay Leno~ 

"We hang the petty thieves 
and appoint the great ones to public office."
"If we got one-tenth of what was promised 
to us in these State of the Union speeches, there wouldn't be any inducement 
to go to heaven."
~Will Rogers~ 

5. “Moby Dick,” written Herman Melville, was published on November 14, 1851. The publisher was Harper & Brothers of New York City. It was not a popular novel.

6. Last week I presented my Minion Pierre. This week is a list of “named” Minions at "Who's Who Minions." Dave, Stuart, Jerry, Jorge, Tim, Mark, Phil, Kevin, Bob and Jon. Dave does look like Pierre, but is about 10cm shorter. 

7. During the darkness they approached the village. Sen and Klad, the harbingers of winter. They freeze the ground and all things that grow. The winds no longer calm but increasing in velocity. It is their time to rule the earth. All through the night they wander the countryside. Stealing through the forest and over the fields of harvested crops. They wait for morning but are thwarted from their objective. The morning brings the warmth and bright skies of their adversary Sol. There is no snow, not today. Perhaps later.
I awoke to temperatures in the low 30's. It will warm up to the mid 40's and the sun is shinning. Winter is trying to sneak in, but not yet.

  Read other "Takes" this week at "This Ain't The Lyceum."

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