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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Happy MLK Day!

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It's a great opportunity to remember that the world we live in today was built on the shoulders of yesterday's heroes. And also a great time to reexamine what kind of world we are building for tomorrow.

And yes, you are one of those heroes who's shoulders will support tomorrow. Everyone makes a difference.
All Things Possible!


  • At 6:50 AM, January 19, 2009 , Blogger Susan said...

    Blessings everyone for MLK and Inauguration celebration and reflection. Speaking of heroes, U.S. Airways Captain Sully Sullenberger, I just heard, will be at the Inauguration. He has a fan page on Facebook...with about 350,000 fans. What a remarkable week it's been.

    Thanks Alex for the warm thoughts for Dave, Tim and me and for the video clip link for Ricardo Montalban. Our friends in England say they'll be watching the Inauguration live tomorrow and are thrilled with the change going on here (they lived here years ago). Hope you all enjoy our moment in history over there!

    For the forum theme, and for the hero within you, these are ATP words:

    "Nurture your mind with great thoughts; To believe in the heroic makes heroes." -- Benjamin Disreaeli

    It should be fun here on the forum as we watch an "All Things Are Possible" president take office.
    All Things Beautiful to you all...Sue

  • At 6:30 AM, January 20, 2009 , Anonymous Angi said...

    Greetings dear forum family.

    How Wonderful to think of us as belonging to a family of heros with Chris as our very own Superhero.

    BTw Chris thank you for the video clip in your post - very timely as my son is doing about civil rights in 'citizenship' class at the moment and he's had to research MLK for homework!

    I just wish everyone a wonderful WARM inauguration day wherever you are in the world. I guess all eyes will be on America today as everyone watches it live on TV I know we will be. A great day for ATP!

    Stay Warm and have fun everyone!

    With Love and Bright Blessings


  • At 7:02 PM, January 20, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hello to everyone,
    As I reflect on the events of the day, the transition from one US President to another, and it's implications on history as today we saw the first African-American president I can't help but marvel at how far we as a society have come in a relatively short amount of time as civilizations are measured.

    But I also can't help but notice how far we have yet to go to reach Dr. King's stated dream. The day we can elect man or woman,without first saying this is an "African-American," a "Asian-American," a "Hispanic-American," or (dare I even dream it?) a "Native-American" then we have truly fulfilled the dream.

    I usually don't interject much in the terms of my personal faith at this forum, but today I have to quote a bumper sticker I saw today: God bless the USA and the Whole World.

    Today we moved closer to making All Things Possible!


  • At 4:12 AM, January 21, 2009 , Anonymous Angi said...

    Amen/so mote it be to that Dave If only that dream could be fulfilled the world would be a better place.

  • At 9:39 PM, January 21, 2009 , Blogger Susan said...

    Hey Angi and Dave...
    I love all your thoughts here, and fully agree. Thought I'd duck in here for a minute, too, to wish Ute a very All Things Possible Birthday on Friday! Sue

  • At 6:07 AM, January 22, 2009 , Blogger Susan said...

    Chris, when you get back on forum will you tell us more about Benjamin Button? And anyone else who's seen it too? I've been curious. I think Tommy said he saw just heard about all the nominations...amazing...Sue

  • At 2:40 PM, January 25, 2009 , Anonymous Angi said...

    Slightly belated Ute but hope you had a magical Birthday

    Love and Bright Blessings


  • At 3:28 PM, January 25, 2009 , Anonymous Alex said...

    Hi everyone and happy belated birthday to Ute!

    Thanks Sue for your kind words, i really appreciated them. Glad you liked those Ricardo Montalban's touching, inspiring words.

    Chris, thanks for your words, for posting those great videos.
    I totally agree with you Angi, Dave; love your thoughts here.

    Take care everyone!

  • At 2:21 PM, January 26, 2009 , Blogger Susan said...

    Hi everyone...January's slipping away already. New adminisration in town, excitement in the air...for new possibilities. Hope you're finding 2009 bringing much ATP in your life.

    A quick note to say we did see Benjamin Button (before Gran Torino etc) we had the time to spend for the three-hour film.
    Really enjoyed it. Lots to think about...a very unusual and heart-warming tale. Look forward to hearing more of your input.

    Perhaps I'll write more about it later, after some time for reflection. But I think it has a lot of messages. ATB to all...Sue

  • At 3:39 PM, January 31, 2009 , Blogger Susan said...

    Suppose we could have a weather discussion again:)
    Or is this where you put a wink?

    Happy February everyone...Surely something big must be going on!

    Hope all is well with all the forum family! Sue

  • At 4:52 PM, January 31, 2009 , Blogger Thomas said...

    HI everyone. I did see Benjamin Button it was a terrific move. I thoroughly enjoyed the film. I also saw Gran Torino and i think my personal choice for the best picture i have seen. Im a bit biased as i like Clint Eastwood.
    In Bejamin Button the transformations from young to old are amazing . its truly a make up artists dream movie to age and and make Brad pitt young again. The man who played him in his youth well he was very old hahaah was great as well. HOpe you all are well i have had a cold hard to shake this time. Tis the season. love to all tommy namaste my friends!

  • At 6:34 PM, February 02, 2009 , Blogger Susan said...

    Thomas...thanks for your comments about Benjamin Button. I've heard mixed reviews. Some thinking it's great. Others not. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would, and it gives you lots of food for thought. Still have to see Clint.

    Hope you are feeling better. Ground hog always sees his shadow seems to hang in there everyone. Including Angi in England...hope all is well. Thought I heard about a big snow that is very unusual. Ute, Alex, Jaschenka, hope all is well with you. Dave and Tim...ha, my husband got his 4x4 pickup stuck in the snow in our yard where he was cutting wood. Snow's still up to my tall boot tops in places, so about a foot. I'm sure we'll get a big mid-winter thaw in a week or so about the time we leave for Florida to visit his dad (turning 92!)

    Waiting for good news from California...(at least I can pack some tee-shirts on this trip:)ATB/P all...Sue

  • At 3:01 AM, February 04, 2009 , Anonymous Angi said...

    Hi Forum Family

    Sue you're right we did have an unusual amount of snow fall over the weekend particularly down south. Made worse by the fact that much of it was on top of ice.

    I was down visiting friends in Leicester and I think we got the edge of what hit London. It started snowing Sunday afternoon and by Monday morning when I'd planned to come home there was just under 30 cm snow! The local radio station were advising people not to drive anywhere unless it was essential. Local buses and trains had stopped running and all the schools had closed.

    Having said that there was a slight holiday atmosphere as children and adults unable to get to work/school enjoyed the novelty of it with snowball fights, snowmen etc.

    I did manage to get back home yesterday once the main roads had cleared. Though driving up through a totally white landscape on the M1 where apart from a few cars the only things moving were large trucks had a strange surreal dreamlike quality to it.

    Back home York had had the heaviest snowfall in living memory (we normally only get a couple of cm max) although only about a third of what I'd experienced.

    According to the national weather forecasts more snow is on the way tomorrow - but it's a day early since whilst I've been writing this message it's started snowing again.

    Stay warm everyone wherever you are! Love and Bright Blessings


  • At 1:38 PM, February 04, 2009 , Blogger Susan said...

    Hi everyone
    You'd think we were a bunch of "weatherbugs" or something:)
    Angi, that was great to read about your historic weather experience over there! Glad you are fine. Today it's very sunny and extremely cold, with warmth to come this weekend (Michigan Riviera kind of warmth...meaning in the 40s)! Wow...hard to take such news. Yes, the holiday atmosphere can dissipate rapidly in these long winters, but snow can be enjoyable...if you can just have the fun of it without getting stuck in it. I'll have to write to our friends in England and check on them now that you've written how unusual it was.
    Always love your "Bright Blessings"!! Valentine hugs from Michigan to all the forum family. Sue

  • At 6:24 PM, February 08, 2009 , Blogger Susan said...

    Riviera weather!
    Dave, Tim...are you out there?
    Hope all is well on the weather track! Dave, wondering if you were ever in Gamma Rays & Marigolds. Enjoyed a wonderful production of it at Williamston Theatre. It goes on all this month. Chris, wish you could see it. Hope all is well in L.A. Marya says it's 60s today and sunny...finishing up a week at home office before going back to MD. Snow's that's ATB! Sue

  • At 8:37 PM, February 09, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I'm out here - just been busy. In addition to preparing for our state theatre competition (where a play I wrote will be premiered for the first time) I'm now in "A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum" playing the part of Pseudolous! So it's a busy month for me. I've read "Gamma Rays" but have not ever performed in it. It's a great show - at least based on the script - so I'm gland Williamston did a nice job with it.

    Snow has almost all melted here, too. And we are expecting very spring like temps for the remainder of the week. But, I wouldn't count winter as being over yet!


  • At 8:49 PM, February 09, 2009 , Blogger Susan said...

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  • At 8:52 PM, February 09, 2009 , Blogger Susan said...

    (Ha, I didn't know it would announce that I'd deleted a post! Just had to fix some spelling!)

    Dave...hello...I was working on a writing project and heard your post chime in. Figured you were busy. 2009 is accelerating already!
    You wrote a play?! Supernova! Can you tell us more about it? You know, the five "Ws"! Best of luck with your current production. I can see why you are busy...I wrote a blog about the play. Maybe Chris won't mind me putting the link I'm not a theatre critic, but I had fun trying to think up something to help promote the play. It's amazing, even my husband is going to the theatre now. I love the first night when the audience gets to give feedback. Fun. Thanks for telling us what you've been up to.
    Hope to keep up with the forum on our trip. Imagine Oscar talk will begin to percolate soon here:)
    Sending you lots of ATP energy vibes for your production schedule! Sue


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