Friday, May 13, 2016

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Welcome Back

As I look at all of my last posts, I am ashamed to even be called a blogger!  In my defense there has been a lot of things happening in my life, and I have been very busy with my job as a Librarian, that there are times where I can't just sit down and write.  And I didn't have wi-fi at my house, so blogging had to be done at work.  So I have been trying to blog, but life, work, and books have kept me away from the domain of my existence!!

A friend of mine has asked me why I haven't.  And when I told them my reasoning, they concurred that that is a reasonable reason.  But they also deduced that I have been getting, shall I say, cranky of sorts lately.  Getting too hot under the collar on some things.  I have always been like that, but I always had my blogs to fall back on, so then I can be pleasant to actual people.  They concluded that I should....no no, NEED to get back to blogging and share my concerns, my reviews and take it out on a keyboard, not on people.

So here I am back again, blogging world.  And hopefully it will stay.  I have been trying other blogs to see if they will work, but alas, it doesn't stay for long.  "Three Little Birds" is actually my very first blog that I opened up, so I hope to continue this little cycle of mine and hope to regain my self worth in the blogging community.  I don't have that many followers, but there must be some folks actually reading this crap!

A quick run down on my life so far:


  • Moved out of my parents house and now living in a beautiful townhouse right in town next to where I work.
  • I work at Shelby Area District Library.....I work out front and try to answer everyone's questions and dilemmas.  I also do research for folks; make copies; fax; answer the phone; check in/check out books/videos/audiobooks; and am the Computer Guru whereas I can help with guiding you with the use of a computer but I DO NOT fix computers. (Been doing this going on 5-6 years)
  • Am now Reviewing books for Authors and Publishers.
  • Got a new (new....it's an '08) Jeep.  Jeep Patriot (MK) khaki color and his name is Aslan.
  • Wrote a Book called "My Life in Motion Pictures: 30 Famous Quotes I use in my Life".  I am in the publishing stage and once it is available to buy I will post something on here.
  • Still 5'9"
  • Still plum looking (am working on that....been doing some Zumba, and walking)
  • Am in charge of the Libraries Book Club called "Book Tasting Book Club" and having a blast!!!!
  • Still single
  • .....And that's about it!
Hopefully I keep up with my blogging, my "journaling" of my life.  I forget sometimes how much fun it really is.

Before I end this post I would like to post some quotes that have meant something to me and I would love to share them with you!!!

 

 

And always a wonderful reminder:




Thursday, January 14, 2016

Today I open up Internet to see what is going on, what I've missed since last night and my entire world has just collapsed.  

I'm sitting at work just numb all over.  

An amazing, wonderful actor who made you feel every single emotion that is out there, has passed away. Mr. Alan Rickman in one movie/series could you make you hate him to loathe him to feel sorry for him to love him in the end. Such a talented actor on screen and of course his love of Broadway made you love Broadway again. Even though he is gone, we still have Alan Rickman with us whenever we turn on the TV.  

He is with us when we think of a Professor that we despise, but then at the end of the term, just love him with all our hearts. (Harry Potter series) He is with us when we think of Sheriffs. (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves) Of the bad guys that make you think they are terrorists but really they just want the money...it's always about that money. (Die Hard) And of course, when we think of sad robots. (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy). Who could ever forget the man who loves to act but hates the fans? (Galaxy Quest) Now, whenever I see a caterpillar, I will be thinking of Alan Rickman as well. (Alice in Wonderland)

"While we may come from different places, and speak in different tongues, our hearts beat as one."

"Always."

Rest in Peace Mr. Alan Rickman. And thank you for being a part of our lives


Friday, February 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy


Leonard Nimoy
1931-2015


Leonard Nimoy.....an amazing man that brought so much joy and fun in all our lives playing Spock in the Star Trek: Original Series and directing many movies such as Three Men and a Baby passed away early today.  He was 83 years old.  He did have some health problems namely chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.  He is going to be greatly missed.  I know I am going to be going home and crying my eyes out and watching as many Star Trek episodes as I can see tonight in honor of this man.  Even though I have never met him, I consider him my friend for the everything he had shown us in Star Trek and in his Books I am Not Spock and I am Spock.  Anyone who loved Star Trek is going to feel their heart breaking today.  Going to miss you, you green blooded hobgoblin!!  Live Long and Prosper my friend.




Friday, October 3, 2014

As a Christian and an American you need to read this.....

This was written by a woman born in Egypt as a Muslim. Make sure you read the paragraph (in red) toward the end.

Joys of Muslim Women
By Nonie Darwish

In the Muslim faith a Muslim man can marry a child as young as 1 year old and have sexual intimacy with this child, consummating the marriage by 9.

The dowry is given to the family in exchange for the woman (who becomes his slave) and for the purchase of the private parts of the woman, to use her as a toy.

Even though a woman is abused she can not obtain a divorce.To prove rape, the woman must have 4 male witnesses.

Often after a woman has been raped, she is returned to her family and the family must return the dowry. The family has the right to execute her (an honor killing) to restore the honor of the family. A husband can beat his wife 'at will' and he does not have to say why he has beaten her.

The husband is permitted to have 4 wives and a temporary wife for an hour (prostitute) at his discretion.

The Shariah Muslim law controls the private as well as the public life of the woman.

In the Western World (Canada, Australia,United States and Britain), Muslim men are starting to demand Shariah Law so the wife can not obtain a divorce and he can have full and complete control of her. It is amazing and alarming how many of our sisters and daughters attending American, Canadian, Universities and British Universities are now marrying Muslim men and submitting themselves and their children unsuspectingly to the Shariah law.

By passing this on, enlightened Canadian, Australians, American and British women may avoid becoming a slave under Shariah Law.

 Ripping the West in Two.
Author and lecturer Nonie Darwish says the goal of radical Islamists is to impose Shariah law on the world, ripping Western law and liberty in two.

She recently authored the book, "Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law." Darwish was born in Cairo and spent her childhood in Egypt and Gaza before immigrating to America in 1978, when she was 8 years old. Her father died while leading covert attacks on Israel. He was a high-ranking Egyptian military officer stationed with his family in Gaza.

When he died, he was considered a "shahid," a martyr for jihad. His posthumous status earned Nonie and her family an elevated position in Muslim society.

But Darwish developed a skeptical eye at an early age. She questioned her own Muslim culture and upbringing. She converted to Christianity after hearing a Christian preacher on television.

In her latest book, Darwish warns about creeping shariah law—what it is, what it means, and how it is manifested in Islamic countries.

For the West, she says radical Islamists are working to impose sharia on the world. If that happens, Western civilization will be destroyed. Westerners generally assume all religions encourage a respect for the dignity of each individual. Islamic law (Sharia) teaches that non-Muslims should be subjugated or killed in this world.

Peace and prosperity for one's children is not as important as assuring that Islamic law rules everywhere in the Middle East and eventually in the world.

While Westerners tend to think that all religions encourage some form of the golden rule, Shariah teaches two systems of ethics—one for Muslims and another for non-Muslims. Building on tribal practices of the seventh century, Shariah encourages the side of humanity that wants to take from and subjugate others.

While Westerners tend to think in terms of religious people developing a personal understanding of and relationship with God, Shariah advocates executing people who ask difficult questions that could be interpreted as criticism

It's hard to imagine, that in this day and age, Islamic scholars agree that those who criticize Islam or choose to stop being Muslim should be executed. Sadly, while talk of an Islamic reformation is common and even assumed by many in the West, such murmurings in the Middle East are silenced through intimidation.

While Westerners are accustomed to an increase in religious tolerance over time, Darwish explains how petro dollars are being used to grow an extremely intolerant form of political Islam in her native Egypt and elsewhere.

(In twenty years, there will be enough Muslim voters in Canada, Australia, the U.S. & Britain to elect the heads of Government by themselves! Rest assured they will do so. You can look at how they have taken over several towns in the USA. Dearborn, MI. is one and there are others....) Britain has several cities now totally controlled by Muslims.


I think everyone in Canada, Australia, the U.S. & Great Britain should be required to read this, but with the ACLU, there is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on!

It is too bad that so many are disillusioned with life and Christianity to accept Muslims as peaceful. Some may be but they have an army that is willing to shed blood in the name of Islam. The peaceful support the warriors with their finances and own kind of patriotism to their religion. While Canada, Australia, the U.S. & Britain are getting rid of Christianity from all public sites and erasing God from the lives of children, the Muslims are planning a great jihad on North America, Australia & Britain.

This is your chance to make a difference! Pass it on to your email list or at least those you think will listen.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Religion Gone Wrong -- YOU WORRY ME!

This pilot hit the nail right on the head in his open letter.

A newspaper stated that some Muslim doctor is saying we are profiling
him because he has been checked three times while getting on an
airplane. The following is a letter from a pilot.This well - spoken
man, who is a pilot with American Airlines, says what is in his heart,
beautifully.

YOU WORRY ME!
By Captain John Maniscalco, American Airlines Pilot
I've been trying to say this since 911, but you worry me. I wish you
didn't. I wish when I walked down the streets of this country that I
love, that your color and culture still blended with the beautiful
human landscape we enjoy in this country. But you don't blend in
anymore. I notice you, and it worries me.

I notice you because I can't help it anymore. People from your
homelands, professing to be Muslims, have been attacking and killing
my fellow citizens and our friends for more than 20 years now. I don't
fully understand their grievances and hate, but I know that nothing
can justify the inhumanity of their attacks.
On September 11, ARAB-MUSLIMS hijacked four jetliners in my country.
They cut the throats of women in front of children and brutally
stabbed to death others, hacking their necks, over and over, with box
cutters. They took control of those planes and crashed them into
buildings, killing thousands of proud fathers, loving sons, wise
grandparents, elegant daughters, best friends, favorite coaches,
fearless public servants, and children's mothers.

The Palestinians celebrated, the Iraqis were overjoyed as was most of
the Arab world. So, I notice you now. I don't want to be worried. I
don't want to be consumed by the same rage, hate and prejudice that
has destroyed the soul of these terrorists.  But I need your help. As
a rational American, trying to protect my country and family in an
irrational and unsafe world, I must know how to tell the difference
between you, and the Arab/Muslim terrorist.
How do I differentiate between the true Arab/Muslim Americans and the
Arab/Muslim terrorists in our communities who are attending our
schools, enjoying our parks, and living in OUR communities under the
protection of OUR constitution, while they plot the next attack that
will slaughter MORE of the same good neighbors and children?

The events of September 11 changed the answer.. It is not MY
responsibility to determine which of you embraces our great country,
with ALL of its religions, with ALL of its different citizens, with
all of its faults. It is time for every Arab/Muslim in this country to
determine it for me.
I want to know, I DEMAND to know and I have a right to know, whether
or not you love America ..... Do you pledge allegiance to its flag? Do
you proudly display it in front of your house, or on your car? Do you
pray in your many daily prayers that Allah will bless this nation;
that He will protect it and let it prosper? Or do you pray that Allah
will destroy it in one of your Jihads? Are you thankful for the
freedom that this nation affords? A freedom that was paid for by the
blood of hundreds of thousands of patriots, who have through our
history, given their lives for this country? Are you willing to
preserve this freedom by also paying the ultimate sacrifice? Do you
love America?? If this is your commitment, then I need YOU to start
letting ME know about it.
Your Muslim leaders in this nation should be flooding the media at
this time with hard facts on your faith, and what hard actions YOU are
taking as a community and as a religion to protect the United States
of America. Please, no more benign overtures of regret for the death
of the innocent, because I worry about who you regard as innocent....
No more benign overtures of condemnation for the unprovoked attacks,
because I worry about what is unprovoked to you. I am not interested
in any more sympathy; I am interested only in action. What will you do
for America - our great country - at this time of continuing crisis,
at this time of war?

I want to see Arab-Muslims waving the AMERICAN flag in the streets. I
want to hear you chanting 'Allah Bless America'. I want to see young
Arab/Muslim men enlisting in the military. I want to see a commitment
of money, time and emotion to the victims of this butchering and to
our returning wounded and to this nation as a whole.
The FBI has had a long list of people they’ve wanted to interact with
regarding the threats that they believe to be ongoing. Many of these
people live and socialize right now in Muslim communities. You know
them. You know where they are. Give the FBI a heads up as to where
they maybe.. Better yet, hand them over to us, NOW! But I have seen
little even approaching this sort of action. Instead I have seen an
already closed and secretive community close even tighter. You have
disappeared from the  streets. You have posted armed security guards
at your facilities. You have threatened lawsuits. You have screamed
for protection from reprisals.

The very few Arab/Muslim representatives, like CARE, that HAVE
appeared in the media were defensive and equivocating. They seemed
more concerned with making sure that the United States apologize and
take responsibility for actions defending our own people. They seemed
more concerned with protecting their fellow Muslims from violence
directed towards them in the United States and abroad than they did
with supporting our country and denouncing 'leaders' like the late
Khadafi, the late Hussein, Farrakhan, and the late Arafat.
If the true teachings of Islam proclaim tolerance and peace and love
for all people, then I want chapter and  verse from the Koran and
statements from popular Muslim leaders to back it up. What good is it
if the teachings in the Koran are good, pure, and  true, when your
'leaders' ARE teaching fanatical interpretations, terrorism, and
intolerance? It matters little how good Islam SHOULD BE if huge
numbers of the world's Muslims interpret the teachings of Mohammed
incorrectly and adhere to a degenerative form of the religion. A form
that has been demonstrated to us over and over again. A form whose
structure is built upon a foundation of violence, death, and suicide.
A form whose members are recruited from the prisons around the world.
A form whose members (some as young as five years old) are seen day
after day, week in and week out, year after year, marching in the
streets around the world, burning effigies of our presidents, burning
the American flag, shooting weapons into the air. A form whose members
convert from a peaceful religion, only to take up arms against the
great United States of America, the country of their birth. A form
whose rules are so twisted, that their traveling members refuse to
show their faces at airport security checkpoints, in the name of
Islam.
We will NEVER allow the attacks of September 11, or any others for
that matter, to take away that which is so precious to us -- our
rights under the greatest constitution in the world. I want to know
where every Arab Muslim in this country stands and I think it is my
right and the right of every true citizen of this country to DEMAND
it. A right paid for by the blood of thousands of my brothers and
sisters who died protecting the very constitution that is protecting
you and your family.
I am pleading with you to let me know. I want you here as my brother,
my neighbour, my friend, as a fellow American...... But there can be
no grey areas or ambivalence regarding your allegiance,  and it is up
to YOU, to show ME, where YOU stand. Until then, " YOU  WORRY ME!"

CANADIAN  COMMENTS:
I  totally agree with this sentiment. I hope you will forget all about
the 'political correctness' mandate we've had rammed down our throats
by so many on the left, and see if this doesn't ring true in your
heart and mind. For Canada, with all the multiculturalism we've been
told is so important....why should we not, as Canadians, expect that
the millions of new people immigrating to our country will show their
love for our country, their allegiance to our country, their
willingness to obey the laws of our country, and acceptance that we
are a Christian country? Just because they are able to enjoy
exercising their own religion, they should NOT expect us to be ashamed
of ours. They knew Canada was a Christian country when they came here.
Why are we erasing Christianity because immigrants who are unwilling
to adopt our way of life expect us to? There is just too much insanity
in the world, and we have to start taking a stand.
I hope you will forward this, so that others will feel they are not
alone if they are starting to feel the same.


BRITISH COMMENTS:
At last a clear  non - racist  example of the concerns that the vast majority of our Nations population probably share.
The pilot's letter encapsulates all that is fair and just about national pride and protection of one's national culture.
I fear it may be too late here in UK, BUT we too want our country back in the form
that attracted all these different cultures to come here in the first
place!! In all our conversations with a wide range of friends and
acquaintances we have  not met one  that disagrees with our own views.
If only we all had the courage of our convictions to pass this on, it
is a statement that should be accepted as the heart-felt feelings of
someone with honest commendable national pride.
Not all Muslims are terrorists but all terrorists to date have been
Muslims. Stand up and be counted!

Australian Comment :  
Best email I have had in years it needs to be
in every paper every day until we get some answers.
We need all be very concerned, note the pattern in Australia is the same for the other countries above.
Where are the believers of Islam in our beloved  country standing up and being counted in all these issues?
I have not seen one!


Monday, May 19, 2014

What's In A Name?

I was asked this on a website and I thought it would befitting to put on here:
On Howwwl.com my name on here is Lanie Mecher....but my birth name Kelsey Elaine Mecher (my father nicknames me Laine).  So for this post I present you my first name:  Kelsey.

I have always known what my name meant.  As a child I was curious so I looked it up....."Ship Island"  Basically my name loves the water and ships, and islands.  I knew I should have been born in Hawaii!! :)




Kelsey can be used as for a female or for a male.

Pronounced:  KEL-see

Old English origin meaning "victorious ship" ; Ships victory, from the ship island.

In Irish the name Kelsey means "Brave"

In Norse the name Kelsey means "From the Ship's Island"

SoulUrge Number: 1

People with this name have a deep inner desire to use their abilities in leadership, and to have personal independence. They would rather focus on large, important issues, and delegate the details.

Expression Number: 5

People with this name are excited by change, adventure, and excitement. They are dynamic, visionary and versatile, able to make constructive use of freedom. They fight being restricted by rules and conventions. They tend to be optomistic, energetic, intelligent, and to make friends easily. They may be changeable, restless, untidy, and rebellious.

Famous People with the name Kelsey:  Kelsey Grammer.

"Training wheels are off. Dad asks little girl if she’s ready. She’s ready, but scared so she hangs on for dear life. Dad holds on to his little girl, while she’s pedaling her new bicycle.  As he starts letting go, she keeps going and going. He finally does what all fathers hate to do: he let’s go. He’s so proud of his little girl on her bicycle pedaling it just right, keeping it straight! He yells, “Good girl Kelsey. Great job!!” As a worried father he doesn’t want her to get too much ahead so he calls her back. But as every wanderer child, she doesn’t. She keeps going….and going….and going. He finally realizes she’s not turning back. He races down the sidewalk yelling at his little girl, screaming for Kelsey to get back. He screams at her 'Where are you going?' She looks over her shoulder and yells out with a smile on her face 'To McDonalds!!'"

In 1991, McDonalds came out with this commercial.  As this commercial was playing at the hospital where my parents and my brother were at waiting for my arrival my brother turned to our parents and stated 'If it's a girl her name has got to be Kelsey'.

June 2nd, 1991....Kelsey was born and she loves McNuggets from McDonalds and loves being by the ocean.  She fishes as often as she can and dreams of living in Hawaii surrounded by Islands!!!!

This has been my poem ever since I was born and I live by it to this day:

"I'd rather be the ship that sails
and rides the billows wild and free;
Than to be the ship that always fails
to leave its port and go to sea,

I'd rather feel the sting of strife,
where gales are born and tempests roar;
than to settle down to useless life
and rot in dry dock on the shore,

I'd rather fight some mighty wave
with honor and supreme command;
and fill at last a well-earned grave,
than to die in ease upon the sand.

I'd rather drive where sea storms blow,
and be the ship that always failed
to make the ports where it would go,
than to be the ship that never sailed."

I wouldn't change my name for anything.  I love my name, I love hearing my name, and I love for what it stands for!!!

:)