Special Interests


Submitted by ub on Tue, 09/05/2023 - 09:29

This 'Golden Rule' mosaic, based on a painting by American artist Norman Rockwell, is displayed at UNHQ in New York City.

Today is the International Day of Charity. It provides an opportunity to honor all those who commit themselves to alleviating human suffering and providing assistance to help the most vulnerable among us.


Submitted by ub on Fri, 08/18/2023 - 07:56

Has anyone else noticed the overwhelming and increasing invasion of pests and bugs? Just open your eyes and look around.

I enjoy butterflies in our victory garden, but after going for a walk and upon returning, I noticed a lantern bug had hitched a free ride without me knowing it. Oh, how bugs bug! They ruin the atmosphere with flickering wings and beady little eyes. They move in and make themselves right at home.

ub Thu, 12/29/2022 - 17:47

The greatest athlete to ever play soccer is no longer in the game. Pelé, Brazil’s ‘king of soccer,’ has died. He was 82 years young.

As a cub reporter in Miami, I had the good fortune to be assigned to interview The ⚽️ KING but he said he was late for an important date and would only do it in Portuguese so I agreed and we also did a Spanish version. If I find the clip it will be here: He was kind, competitive, a gentleman, and The Champ.

Good Will Towards...

Submitted by ub on Thu, 08/11/2022 - 09:53

Peace on earth and goodwill towards all who do not discriminate, always follow the rules, and will never do anyone any harm. 

How did humanity take a sharp turn and go from WE to ME in just a few years? Peace on earth. It doesn’t feel like it. The world is full of conflict. Since the angels’ announcement, we have seen an endless string of wars. The peace announced by the angels was very different than the end of the war itself because fighting and war have gone on forever.

Textbooks Rejected

Submitted by ub on Mon, 04/18/2022 - 09:16

Is #RonDFL really trying to turn Florida’s classrooms into The Sunshine State's political battlefield at the polls?

The Florida Department of Education is rejecting dozens of math textbooks from the curriculum, claiming the books are including references to critical race theory and other banned topics, including social-emotional learning and Common Core.  

Evil Qnievel Empire

Submitted by ub on Sat, 04/16/2022 - 09:52

Putin and Trump are both infamous pathological liars and not real geniuses as they would want their followers to continue believing.

Their American and Russian admirers will accept everything they are told but will never accept freedom and human rights regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more.

Top of The Day

Submitted by ub on Thu, 03/17/2022 - 08:47

Top of the morning to you is usually associated with the Irish and denotes the meaning of best of the morning to all of you!

 It is a more creative way to say “good morning” which can be responded with “and the rest of the morning to you.” Although the expression is tagged as a typical part of Irish phrases.

London Laundromat

Submitted by ub on Thu, 02/17/2022 - 13:40

Common knowledge is that Russian billionaire mobsters thrive in London while reportedly enjoying investing.

They're Oligarchs who have a strong connection between Russian money and illicit finances. A recent report by Parliament’s intelligence committee called London a “laundromat” for tainted Russian rubles. London is an airing cupboard: where loot ends up after being rinsed elsewhere.

The Russian ruble weakened to 76 per USD in mid-February as increased geopolitical tension and fears of western retaliation brought investors to sell their ruble positions.

Loving Gardening
ub Fri, 02/11/2022 - 22:10

Are you having a difficult time starting your garden? Here are dozens of books you can read online, or go to the local library and borrow for a period of time. Happy Valentines Day 😍  

All-New Square Foot Gardening, 3rd Edition

by Mel Bartholomew