VISTAS: An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects. A broad Mental View.
April 14

Little girl with bunny ears
Created by B. J. Carper
using lineart from
PSP Country School

I ASKED:

I asked for Strength
And God gave me Difficulties to make me strong.
I asked for Wisdom
And God gave me Problems to solve.
I asked for Prosperity
And God gave me Brain and Brawn to work.
I asked for Courage
And God gave me Danger to overcome.
I asked for Love
And God gave me Troubled People to help.
I asked for Favor
And God gave me Opportunities.
I got nothing I wanted.
But I received everything I needed.

~ Unknown ~

2006

"How come people want to take the God out of Easter but no one wants to take the Satan out of Halloween?"
- Jay Leno -

2005

"A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself."
- Alexandre Dumas -

2004

why in the hell do you come here to read my thoughts, stay out of here, you turned your back on me, so don't come sneaking into my space, my retreat, my healing. Stay out of here, you left, you went, you have no purpose nor reason to come in here day after day hour after hour to haunt my feelings and my space.

2003

The first day back at work was not as bad as I expected, although I did have more than enough to keep me busy today and tomorrow and the next day as well. It was good to see how well the department had been cared for in my absence. Little sisters are the bestest

2002

Vacation is over, such a waste of a week, it's funny today which is a normal day of the weekend is the only day where I found production in anything that I did. I'm happy that I now have all the a-z done in the vault. and have even gotten two more poems up on the site. Still not sure about the entrance page but I guess that will come with time. as will everything else. only time can tell what tomorrow will bring

2001

I don't necessarily agree with everything I say.
- Marshall McLuhan -

2000

You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.
- Irish Proverb -

1999

I feel as though I'm surrounded in darkness
I look for a pin hole of light, but it can't be found
I look for the tears to wash it away
like water colors upon an Easel
But they are gone, shed so long ago
It is suffocating within this blackness
I feel as if there will never be sunshine and laughter again
I feel so alone, yet I know I am not
How can one be alone when others love and care?

1998

Somehow just a word or two
can touch you
leave a lasting memory

We may have never met
face to face
And we may not have known one another long

But I did know her
had worked with her
and had listened

Although I never heard her voice
I knew her pain
and her sorrow

I wonder if she has found peace
the journey now over
sleeping in God's arms

No we never met
and no we never spoke
and no we never will

But yet her death has touched me
as her troubled soul had done
I will miss my friend

1997

Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible.
- Frank Moore Colby -