Sunday, January 30, 2011

Posts Roundup at Dennys Blogs - 30 Jan 2011

Posts on astronomy, news, politics, poetry, lots of crazy humor, health and food.




From Denny: The past month I've been busy rounding up what the readers enjoyed throughout the year on all the blogs. It's amazing what people find intriguing - like the crazy humor post about the sloths over at Dennys Funny Quotes. The sloth post has gone past 30,000 views. People just love the cute little guys in the video. It's for a good cause too - a sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica.

Thanks, all of you, for visiting, commenting, subscribing in feeds and email updates! Your support is much appreciated!

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Mother Holy Spirit

What do you know about the - sometimes controversial - feminine principle of God?


peace dove


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Popular Posts 2010 at Dennys Global Politics

Check out some stellar political cartoons chronicling social issues and politics throughout the year, news analysis and opinion.





From Denny:  What a list of news that happened this year! Whew! Sometimes the news and politics were as toxic as the weather - and we all felt like we needed government issue gas masks. Take a look at some of the highlights:

Haiti earthquake
Volcanic eruptions in Iceland and Indonesia
BP Oil Spill Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico (my backyard in Louisiana)
Floods around the world
North Korea threatening to launch nukes
Finally getting the beginnings of a national health bill reform in America - which needs a lot of tinkering to perfect
Another woman appointed to the Supreme Court - not before the GOP humiliated her publicly and drug her through the mud for not being Christian enough - she's Jewish.
WikiLeaks documents released about the Afghan War
Unemployment high around the world like in America and the world economy floundering
Obama's popularity up and down, according to which fool he is listening to as the It Advisor Of The Moment.
The Republicans marching goose step as The Party of No Conscience, No Sense and Don't Care About the Middle Class


Popular Posts 2009 at Dennys Global Politics





New Years: Funny Quotes, Resolutions Tips, Poems

Poll: Most Admired People For 2010

Arrested WikiLeaks Founder Signs Tell All $1.3 Million Book Deal

Funny Life and Christmas Cartoons - 25 Dec 2010

GOP Grinch Refuse Healthcare to 911 Responders, Dems Say YES to Pass Bill

72 Posts Roundup at Dennys Blogs - 20 Dec 2010

What Is The Truth About Unemployment In America?

Gordon Brown Book: 9 Big Banks Manipulating World Economy - Check out the crooked world of global banking.



Rob Rogers



WikiLeaks, Obama Tax Cuts, Political Humor - 12 Dec 2010 - More Santa and WikiLeaks cartoons for fun.

Sellout Obama and Bush Tax Cuts Firestorm Angers America

World Politics: Funny WikiLeaks Cartoons

Political Cartoons: American and World Politics - 4 Dec 2010

Obama Presidency: Dead On Arrival in 2012?

Monday, January 24, 2011

Blue Heron Balancing the Wind

The agony and victory of creating our balance in Life.





Monday, January 17, 2011

Silent Voice Singing

Our writing voice is heard in the silence.






Silent Voice Singing

I write in silence as I speak
Words noisy tap, stride the screen
Flying out into virtual air for All
To find, think, and new minds see

There is a season for everything
Words once spoken
Words once thought
New voices, new words
Rise to sing the New Year.


Denny Lyon
Copyright 25 January 2010
All Rights Reserved


Quote

* For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice. - T.S. Eliot



* * * Check out the Complete Poem List for more selections.




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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Popular Posts 2010 at Dennys Funny Quotes


The Most Outrageous take home all the toys:  Congrats to Lady Gaga

From Denny: Thanks for all your support this year; your response has been awesome! Total fun ever since I began this crazy blog back in the summer last year. Glad to know there are so many funny peeps out there in virtual land who enjoy a good grin...






Most Popular Posts Ever:

Popular Posts 2009 of Dennys Funny Quotes and Thank YOU!

Popular Posts 2010 at Dennys Funny Quotes and Thank You!

42 Monday Morning Funny Coffee Quotes, Coffee Cartoon

10 Funny Cute Cat Quotes and Cat Cartoon

Funny Crazy Cat Quotes

25 Funny Quotes about Jokes and Politics

Funny Political Cartoons Sampler 12 Dec 2009

The Great American Immigration Debate: Political Cartoons - 8 May 2010

Funny Friendship Quotes

Funny Halloween Quotes, Halloween Cartoon






December

Funny Video: WikiLeaks Reveals Santa Naughty List

Funny Christmas Cartoons - Check out the irreverent cartoonist offerings for the holiday season.

Original Christmas Poem Story: The Night Before Christmas - the original and, of course since I'm from Louisiana, the funny Cajun version - and funny Santa cartoons.

Shoveling snow? Protect your back and your heart

72 Posts Roundup at Dennys Blogs - 20 Dec 2010

42 Monday Morning Funny Coffee Quotes, Coffee Cartoon 

26 Funny Political Cartoons - 6 Feb 2010


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Most Popular Posts 2010 at The Soul Calendar

Check out the popular science stories this year that fascinated us like the volcanic explosions and earthquakes.



From Denny:  Thanks for all your support this year! What a year of massive planet wide geologic changes: polar glacial ice caps melting rapidly, high scale earthquakes in Haiti, Chile and around the world, volcanoes spewing lava high into the air in Iceland and Indonesia - stopping air travel. It's been a humbling year for the human race on planet Earth. Floods, blizzards, mudslides, oceans rising, the Earth is changing and we are here to witness it.

Just this December we got to see the first lunar eclipse on a Winter Solstice, the first in almost 500 years.  The next one is scheduled for 2094.  Here in my region of the world we experienced the British Petroleum Oil Spill Disaster.  As usual Big Business and the governments like America and Britain have shafted the locals who have gone bankrupt, personal and business.  The millions of barrels of oil still lurks on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico and continues to wash ashore.  There are now light orange alligators found off the coast of Florida.

Here in Louisiana BP's oil spill devastated our fishing industry, killing the oyster beds and safe fishing grounds for everything from shrimp and spillway crawfish to salt water fish.  The fishing industry has declined by 70 percent with no help from BP or our federal government.  Big Business is just plain greedy and refuses to take care of the planet and future generations.

Out of this oil spill disaster has come some interesting ideas of how to clean up future oil spills.  More ideas abound for new types of alternative fuels using the ocean to help produce it.  Humanity can be innovative and creative if we just curb our greed to use our resources faster than we can replace them.

Take a look around.  There are plenty of humor posts too and lots of technology cartoons for a grin.


The Soul Calendar - Wondering about our universe and the universe inside us.

Check out these posts too: Most Popular Posts 2009 at The Soul Calendar


Here's the most popular posts for 2010:

Rare 500 Year Lunar Eclipse Gets Viewed By 1.5 Billion

Popular Funny X-ray Pin-Ups Calendar: Stripped to the Bone

New Years: Funny Quotes, Resolutions Tips, Poems



Saturday, January 8, 2011

Water of Life

Have you ever wondered the messages Nature speaks to us every day, happening every minute all around us? Great Nature photos.






Tuesday, January 4, 2011

28 Awesome Desktop Calendar Wallpapers

Check out the most interesting offerings from some great designers this year.



From Denny: Smashing Magazine has put out some real beauties for the "calendar challenged" where I culled out the most interesting and beautiful choices. Why print up a calendar  when you can display it on your monitor? Check out just a few of these beauties.

They come in several monitor resolution sizes - and without the calendar - if you just enjoy the photo.  You can even vote for your favorites on the site - which I did.  I figure if someone took the time to create, send, choose, upload and post them then I can vote for the ones I enjoyed the most. :)

The designers hail from countries all over the world:  America, Spain, The Netherlands, Myanmar, India, Nepal, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Poland, Romania, Moldova, England.  Be sure to check out their links as most have links and are some interesting design, illustration, flickr or photography sites.  Enjoy - and be sure to let me know your favorites! :)


*** All of these delightful designs can be found in five resolution sizes, with or without the calendar, at Smashing Magazine:  Desktop Wallpaper Calendar January 2011.


Celebrating 2011

Designed by Tim Fritz from USA.




Frost Bitten - "A collaboration between two sisters. One’s a photographer and the other is a designer." Designed by Denise Johnson and Sharleen Heist from USA.




Quiet Please - Designed by Diana Samoila from Romania.




*** All of these delightful designs can be found in five resolution sizes, with or without the calendar, at Smashing Magazine:  Desktop Wallpaper Calendar January 2011.



Witty graphics and artistic drama

On The Ground - Designed by Nathalie Ouederni from The Netherlands.




Nike - "Happy New Year :)" Designed by Marta Miazek from Poland.




New Year, New Goals - "A New Year means a New Start! Get out and do something this year that impresses yourself." Designed by WaltWinchel from USA.




Creative Chocolate - "January is a very cold month and it’s a perfect season to drink a hot chocolate. Even better if it’s a Creative Chocolate!" Designed by Fabrizio Venanzi from Italy.




A Door to a New Year - Designed by Christine Bradway from USA.





Hello 2011 - "An old rotary phone breaking out of 2 old polaroid photos." Designed by Kristen Cook from USA.



New Decade - "It’s time to welcome New Year’s 2011 – and say a fond goodbye to 2010.New Year is expected to bring good luck and charm for people and this is the reason why everybody love to celebrate it with fun and enjoyment.I designed this wallpaper to welcome the new year and show the Transition between the two years." Designed by Neelam Asrani from India.




New Life - "Forget all bad memories,welcome something new in our lives…" Designed by Nishith from India.




*** All of these delightful designs can be found in five resolution sizes, with or without the calendar, at Smashing Magazine:  Desktop Wallpaper Calendar January 2011.


Life philosophy

Lumanti - "Lumanti is nepali word which means remembrance. Rememberence of year 2010, every small to big things, sadness to happiness, and our every moment of 2010." Designed by Moksha Design Studio from Nepal.




Tsuru - "An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury." Designed by Pedro Nobre from Portugal.




Symbol of Love- "Let the coming new year be a start for One love of the world. Humans across all the countries love each other without any difference. With an open heart stop the wars and welcome peace and love between individuals. The Taj mahal which stands as a symbol of eternal love be taken as an inspiration and join the peace for human." Designed by Mohamed Rafi from India.




*** All of these delightful designs can be found in five resolution sizes, with or without the calendar, at Smashing Magazine:  Desktop Wallpaper Calendar January 2011.


Winter blues

Ice Tree Smashing - Designed by Vlad Gerasimov from Russia.




Silver Winter - Designed by Violeta Dabija from Moldova.




Silent Love - Designed by Han Htut Zaw from Myanmar.




Snowman - "I wanted to convey something wintery, but still joyful, to keep me upbeat when I start up my laptop every chilly morning." Designed by Steph Struthers from USA.




*** All of these delightful designs can be found in five resolution sizes, with or without the calendar, at Smashing Magazine:  Desktop Wallpaper Calendar January 2011.


Hearts and personal

Love out of Focus - Designed by Sara Duan.



Dear Diary - Designed by Maggi Giovanni from Italy.




*** All of these delightful designs can be found in five resolution sizes, with or without the calendar, at Smashing Magazine:  Desktop Wallpaper Calendar January 2011.


*** All of these delightful designs can be found in five resolution sizes, with or without the calendar, at Smashing Magazine:  Desktop Wallpaper Calendar January 2011.


Nature

Another Chance - "Hope for the coming year." Designed by Kellie Gave from USA.




Winter’s Warmth - "Although England’s winter has been very, very cold – it’s also been bright and colourful. I can’t remember seeing so many outrageously “warm” sunsets. Definitely not going to complain. This was actually taken on Christmas Day. Woohoo! Happy 2011 to you all. :) "  Designed by Sasha Bell from England, UK.




Frozen World - "When it is too cold outside you feel like the whole world is frozen…" Designed by Rumena Zlatkova from Bulgaria.




Lost in Winter’s Fog - "One of the most beautiful things about winter is the thick, dense fog we so often get. Sometimes it’s so bad you can’t see 100 yards in front of you. It’s maddening but beautiful at the same time. Happy 2011!" Designed by Olivia Bell from England, UK.




Flowers - "Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard – I am who I am. I am myself.  I don’t want to be anyone else.  I am unique.” –  Designed by Juanita Ooi from London, UK (Originally Malaysia).




Snow Walk - "My dog enjoying the first snowfall at the terrace. After the first walk, she tried to eat the snow." Designed by Luis Herrero Jimenez from Spain.



Treelight - Designed by Nathalie Ouederni from The Netherlands.





Twisted Winter - "A cold, vacant, and erie scene of tangled branches. Enjoy!" Designed by Colin Oakes from Canada.




*** All of these delightful designs can be found in five resolution sizes, with or without the calendar, at Smashing Magazine:  Desktop Wallpaper Calendar January 2011.



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Beautiful Illustrated Quotations - spiritual quotes, philosophy
Poems From A Spiritual Heart - poetry
The Healing Waters - health news
Dennys People Watching - people in the news
Dennys Food and Recipes
Dennys Funny Quotes - humor

Monday, January 3, 2011

Video: Happy New Year 2011 Animated Dancing Penguins

Enjoy an amusing New Year wish from the animated corner of the world. New York Times Square 2011 New Year video too.



From Denny: Short and sweet - and heartfelt. This cute little video just whizzes by quickly to deliver their happy message for the New Year.






This year's New Year's Eve in Times Square, New York City, to welcome 2011:






*** Check out these posts too:

Funny Video: Happy New Year, Cartoonist Review of 2010 - Get a New Year grin at the cartoonist review of our last political year.

Funny Videos: Happy New Year From Cartoonists - Check out the cartoonists funny idea of wishing us a Happy New Year.

Fun Videos: Cartoonists Wish Us Happy New Year - Have a bit of fun watching the famous New York Times Square Waterford crystal ball talk out loud, wishing you a Happy New Year in perfect New York accent.

New Years: Funny Quotes, Resolutions Tips, Poems

Best New Years Cartoons 2010

New Years Reflection: Wine Glass Abyss



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*** Come by for a visit and check out my other blogs:

The Social Poets - news, political humor
The Soul Calendar - science, astronomy, psychology
Visual Insights - photos, art, music
Beautiful Illustrated Quotations - spiritual quotes, philosophy
Poems From A Spiritual Heart - poetry
The Healing Waters - health news
Dennys People Watching - people in the news
Dennys Food and Recipes
Dennys Funny Quotes - humor

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Years Reflection: Wine Glass Abyss

*** In spite of all the negatives going on around us in our daily life these things shall soon pass. Keep your balance and strive to better the world.








New Year’s Reflection: Wine Glass Abyss


An hour before midnight we lounge on the couch, distracted,
Tuning the best channels to watch New Year’s Eve fireworks,
Bursting with exuberance into the sky, circling the world.
That exciting intangible something, witnessing global celebrations.







Swirling the clear liquid, sparkling in the firelight, a white sip caresses.
I wondered to myself about what this New Year and decade will bring.
Looking down into the glass my thoughts tumbled into its clear abyss
The wine tasted faintly musky, bringing visions of a frosted autumn vineyard.







New Year’s Eve celebration, the wine, the winter season invite inner reverie,
When we frail humans wonder about our futures, remembering fondly the good.
The chaotic “00’s” of this dawning century tested our patience and hope.
We move through Time, gingerly, toe-dipping the cooling waters.







Finally, it’s the last day of the calendar year. As glad we are it is dying,
We are also apprehensive the unknown is beginning, taking us anywhere.
The decade blasted off with the “Y2K” scare that soon fizzled, over-hyped.
The millennium prophets trumpeted rising global flood waters, swallowing countries.







An American President stole not one but two Presidential elections and local too.
Arriving at the end of the decade still no justice for dismissed votes, voices denied.
Islamic terrorists attacked Christian America and roused the sleeping tiger to act.
America attacked Islamic countries, occupied them and remains there too many years.







The world economy crashed when the financial house of cards could no longer stand.
Unregulated greed, the driving force of capitalism, destroyed wealth and the middle class.
The greedy chase, wanting it all, desire never fulfilled, impacting lives all around.
The greedy and the wise lock in a whirling uncertain dance to gain power and authority.







A decade of dizzying violence and careening human greed hatched backlash karma.
Worldwide the people are restless, angry, resentful, worried, wondering and hungry.
There are those who preach it is the “End Times” of humanity, just look at the signs.
Yet the signs, the greed, the economic chaos and war exist in every century, just read.







The ancient cultures of the Mayan, the Egyptians and others warn the end comes in 2012.
Already the profit makers hype the fear in movies so people will buy, buy, buy to not die.
They offer answers that are general, only interpretations of what might come to be.
Clearly what may come we cannot stop as our world changes around us, we must adapt.







For the moment the voices of balance drown in the screaming minds everywhere.
The Peace makers stand ready, schooled in unorthodox solutions for a troubled world.







The angels hold their breath, praying success as humanity struggles toward maturity.
Humanity’s rising high fever is soon to break when suddenly awakening to all is well,







Everywhere, everyone aligns perfectly like the Universe, Peace in the new era.




Denny Lyon
Copyright 31 December 2009
All Rights Reserved

*** THANKS for stopping by for a visit! Have a safe and Happy New Year!



*** Check out these New Years posts too:

New Year Celebrations: History And Trivia - Check out how celebrating the New Year was once considered controversial throughout history.

Best New Years Cartoons 2010

New Years: Funny Quotes, Resolutions Tips, Poems

Poll: Most Admired People For 2010 - Check out the most admired people in America for 2010.


*** THANKS for visiting, feel welcome to drop a comment or opinion, enjoy bookmarking this post on your favorite social site, a big shout out to awesome current subscribers – and if you are new to this blog, please subscribe in a reader or by email updates!

*** Come by for a visit and check out my other blogs:

The Social Poets - news, political humor
The Soul Calendar - science, astronomy, psychology
Visual Insights - photos, art, music
Beautiful Illustrated Quotations - spiritual quotes, philosophy
Poems From A Spiritual Heart - poetry
The Healing Waters - health news
Dennys People Watching - people in the news
Dennys Food and Recipes
Dennys Funny Quotes - humor



*** Photo Credits ***

Sparkling dove of peace photo by Temari 09 @ flickr

White wine glass photo by gingibar @ flickr

Traveling train photo by gingibar @ flickr

Dove and monk peace photo by alicepopkorn @ flickr

White dove of peace by oddsock @ flickr

Tied hands of Peace photo by * Honest * @ flickr

Eye closeup photo by drummp2 @ flickr

Next dimension by Eddi 07 (OFF) @ flickr

Book of shadows photo by Ralph Buckley @ flickr

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