Monday, December 24, 2012

It's Christmas

Just wanted to wish all a Merry Christmas, from me to you.

As this year also comes to a end, like most it had Joy and Sadness, saying hello and goodbye to friends and family. In no time at all it will pass into history, along with every other that has gone before. What will this new year bring? Only with time will we each learn the answer. Hope that it brings out the very best in everyone, roll with the punches living life lands, let the heart lead the path as we go. Taking the lessons we have learned, letting the pain and hurt of the past go, holding on to it, is not helpful as we travel ahead. Put no limits or judgement or fear, of what is to comes. Remember with all thing's, it is what it is until, it isn't what it once was. Love to all, let the love of your heart lead you always. Mary  

Thursday, December 20, 2012

I have a problem with any semi-automatic gun!

The main reason I've heard given for, wanting or needing a semi-automatic handgun or rifle. Is because, someone may or might miss who they are shooting at, what if there is more than one would be attacker. After being in the Army for a large part of my adult life and being around guns all of my life. That reason holds no water with me or any of the people I've served with. The 2nd amendment to the United States Constitution is the part of the United States Bill of Rights that protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms. I agree that we should not take this right away from anyone who wants or needs a handgun, rifle and or a shotgun. The problem I have is any semi-automatic be it handgun or rifle, are weapons meant to kill many more than just one or two people. Why they are not very effective is control, only the first shot fired is aimed the kick changes the following shots maybe off enough to hit something or someone, the shooter had not intended to hit. Another statement repeated by some people is, “I’ll only shoot if my life is in danger or if I’m provoked” that in and of its self, worries me a great deal. In all the training I've had or given emotions is the first thing, any shooter must have total control of before picking up a gun or weapon. The statement what if I miss? Is all about training, learning and practice it takes a great deal of time. Taking a safety course is only a first step, training on how to aim or sight in a target at gun range is easy. Taking it from there to any situation takes time to learn the level of concentration to focus on what you are doing as well as everything what’s happening around you. Don’t forget to check yourself if you miss or not someone will die because of the action your about to take and now pull the trigger! The time from concentration to trigger will need to take you a second or two. This no matter the outcome is something you will live with, for the rest of your life. Some say it’s easier to take a life, than it is to live with the fact that you ended a life.

For me having a gun, I can control is much more important then how many shots it can fire with one pull of the trigger. The only good reason to having a gun is to save a life. Yes I have owned guns, because of the only good reason I no longer own any guns, I would prefer to lose my life then to take one. There are better ways to keep yourself and loved ones safe in your home then having a gun.

Monday, December 17, 2012

V.A. Creative Arts Competition

Thank's to all who voted, ended turning in two reflections #27 and #17. Neither made the cut, was told I still have time if I want to submit a few more. Told them maybe next year, I'm looking forward to seeing all the entries in March. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Perception of observations

Perception of observations
By Mary K. Mennenga

It's what I choose to see
Of the world around me
Glancing back is history
To see beyond what blocks my view
Seeing the wonder of
The living world I stand upon
Is it growing, dying or changing
Could the earth be saying
You take without knowing or understanding
The reason it's there
Each action you take, causes a reaction by me
You seem not to understand you can't live without me
Since you care so little of my well being
No need to worry I will find my balance
It's all up to you if it's
With or without you.

With my written reflections done. I've found I have more I want to write in this format. The difference is I'm writing without input from my mom, of course her teachings still affect how I see the world around me. Not sure what to call them this being the first, no clue where I'm going or what will come next. It's a bit of what's been rolling around in my head and in the pages of my journals that I still write in and keep today. Guess if there are more I'll find a name for them then.      

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Nacho's recycled toy's

Reducing my carbon foot print
A tiny bit of having fun

A bit of fun.

Did see my Doctor on Tuesday yep running even more tests. My speech could be part of the progression, waiting to hear from my neurologist. Needing much more fun and funny stuff. Nacho is a great source for a great deal of that.