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The Mental Discrimination


I like the Freedom poem; very well said!

Originally posted on Yellingrosa's Weblog:

A couple of weeks ago I started to read again Edith Sodergran’s Poems. Her first collection is published in 1916. I found that she was concerned about her own place in the human society. It is no secret that she felt herself as an outsider. Perhaps in those days it was a bigger loss than it is today. At least she would have liked to be inside instead of being left outside of the common circles. That’s why her verses are often quite touching descriptions of mental discrimination. She differed from the main stream in many ways, and that’s something which is not looked with approval.

She was interested in the existentialism and applied these ideas in her poetry. Her Christianity has some mystic edge which was a strange in Finland where the Lutheran Church is the state church. Edith lived in Karelian where the Orthodox Church has a foothold…

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San Diego County Homes—1900 Spindrift Drive in La Jolla Shores


I want to see this. Absolutely amazing!

Originally posted on Russel Ray Photos:

San Diego County Homes

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

Welcome to San Diego County Homes!

This new category for my WordPress blog will feature Photographic Art of the magnificent homes found throughout San Diego County. Most of these magnificent homes are mountain, hillside, and beachfront homes. Areas like La Jolla, Coronado, Del Mar, Encinitas, Poway, Mission Hills, Mount Helix, and Kensington are just a few of the areas that will be represented.

One of the most magnificent properties that is readily accessible and viewable to the general public, and easy to get to, is this La Jolla Beach Mansion:

La jolla beach mansion Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

That beach mansion is located at 1900 Spindrift Drive in La Jolla, about two hundred feet north of The Marine Room, one of San Diego County’s best restaurants.

Beaches are public property in California, and with The Marine Room close by, as well as the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, there are always quite a few people staring…

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There Must be More to Life Than This

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How many times have we wondered the same thing?

Inspiration Tuesday


Lovely thoughts.

Originally posted on Jen's Thoughts:

Here are a few bits of wisdom and inspiration to power you through your Tuesday.


Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes.
Kenneth Hildebrand

If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
St. Clement of Alexandra

Dream big and dare to fail.
Norman Vaughan

We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
Thornton Wilder

The only way of finding the…

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A Quote–John Steinbeck II

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Response to “LIKE”

Someone made a smart-aleck remark about my liking my own blog. I don’t suppose they considered it was an accident on my part? I wasn’t thinking–it was like a knee-jerk reaction, only it would have to be called “finger-jerk reaction”. I had read through the list looking for a line that had an odd phrasing which I planned to do another blog on. I finished reading down and clicked ‘like’ before I realized it. Habit? Since I’m not all that blog literate and did not know if I could click again to undo it, I left it as is.
No harm, no foul, I thought; but I was mistaken. It terribly upset at least one person who was not even brave enough to leave a name–all I got was “no reply.” Apparently, they have not been reading my blogs to know how sick I’ve been and should be entitled to an error.
No, I’m not vain. You do have to have some sense of your own abilities, no matter who you are or what you do. When I worked as a nurse, I knew I was a good nurse–not necessarily the best and brightest, but knowledgeable and caring to my patients. If I didn’t have that confidence, I would have made a poor nurse.
You can expect me to make mistakes. No matter how many times I re-read my blogs (or manuscripts), I’ll find a typo or two after posting. I’m not perfect and won’t be that way until I get to heaven.
And yes, I did like the post and thought it was funny. It makes perfect sense to like what you post or re-post. Frankly, I could probably do 100 blogs a day if I posted everything; but who wants to be bothered with that many blogs coming around? I’m bad enough about doing that on facebook!
Just in case you’re curious, that line I was looking for was not on this list. I’ll have to look at the other post. I’m ticked off enough at myself for forgetting to save it before filing, without having to get a stupid remark from a jerk.
In spite of my worry over my heart health, this post is done with some humor. Certainly, there will be a place in a book for this. As it stands, I feel sorry for the person who lacks so much self-confidence and self-worth, they have to tear down others to make their own ego feel better.


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Very nicely said


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