Murals of San Juan del Sur~ —


Please take a moment  to visit Cindy Knoke’s blog site  :

and the lovely photography of the beautiful and very vivid murals by artist Jose Mariano Quintero – that serve as handcrafted reminders to us to be more mindful of our environment, especially so our oceans, which we use as dumping grounds for our waste  –  and this to our own peril  !!

May it urge us to take little steps in intelligent consumerism, and to avoid the use of plastic, that ends up detrimental to our Sea Life here on earth.


The sleepy beach town of San Juan del Sur Nicaragua has some awesome outdoor murals. The murals are thirty meters in length, And depict sea creatures native to Nicaragua. The artist who painted them is Jose Mariano Quintero. He also contributed murals to Nicaragua’s National Assembly. The artist’s purpose in painting these murals was to […]

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Yes, there is a person who is richer than me. — Wag ‘n Bietjie

Someone asked the richest man in the world, Bill Gates, “ Is there anyone richer than you in the world ?” Bill Gates replied, “ Yes, there is a person who is richer than me.” He then narrated a story. “It’s during the time when I wasn’t rich or famous. I was at the New […]

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Like A River — Ad Infinite-item


This shared post is a good reminder when we find ourselves in troubled times, whether its on a national, church or personal level. Take hope.


“Christianity has died many times and risen again; for it has a God who knows the way out of the grave.” G. K. Chesterton Like a mountain river propelled downward, flowing between canyon walls with the power of gravity guiding the power of rushing water, picking up debris and impurity in its headlong movement. […]

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Shades of Self

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “This Is Your Song.”

Knowing me, Knowing you is a song often sung.
But do I know me?
In solitude I am so fine.  And am always right!
Can climb the highest mountain, reach the heights.
Yet in conversations with you, my halo dims, the varnish shifts, my layers thin.
And if I look into the mirror I see some shades of me I never knew.
So I’ve gathered them together, my collectables if you like, to share with you. Straight from the shelf.
Not all good looking, these shades of self.
There is the Wannabee, the Lookatme, the Knowitall and the Toldyouso.
The ever present Babbler, and lest I forget these waiting in the wings  the Mender, the Bender, the Defender, often times the Pretender, the Spender and the ever ready Opinionator too.
Now, herein lie some stories, characters in tact.
Weave the threads together, bring in the gold.
Let it perhaps show, your shades of self, in your song sung too.