Part 2, Section 2
(1) Received several notes about “Deciding When a Pet Has Suffered Enough” [Section 2 in a recent issue]:
* Chris F. in PA: Thank you for the article, I am the one who acts like a farmer and state that ok we have spent enough we could be using this money to help others.
* Lisa Z. in PA: Oh man! Another timely message while a subject is on my mind. One of my cats, about the same age as Odie, has been sick for a couple days. I usually run them to the vet, but as his last checkup was fine (I told you about the almost $500 vet bill for two cats’ well visits – lol), I decided to wait it out cause he doesn’t seem to be in pain, just not his normal self and not eating well. I gave Monday as my deadline if I don’t see improvement, but I find this article and the seven things to rate 1-10 very helpful.
* Marilynne H. in PA: Thanks, very touching.
* Linda M. in NC: Whoa, hard to type through tears, Blaine. This brings back some painful memories…. There is really good information in it, though.
* Lana C. in OH: on pet loss….. there is a wonderful essay my vet gave us when we had to put down our beloved Tatianna to rest and a plaster of paris imprint of her paw and with her ashes nicely sealed in a box….. the verse is below. I know it comforted me.
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….
(2) Marleen V. in NC: Another good issue. Thanks.
(3) Vanessa F. in NC: Good stuff Blaine. Thanks for the mention!
(4) John W. in NJ: Going to your 45th High School Reunion???
I can’t believe that! Doing the math, you must have been 30 when you graduated! Or does your school not count leap years?
(5) Dick W. in NJ (with a REQUEST FOR HELP): Thought you might be interested in http://www.woodbridge4mayor.com/. If you know anybody in your old hood who would like to volunteer or donate to this very historic election – please share this site with them. As you may know Princeton Borough & Township voted to merge last year and I am running for Mayor of the consolidated communities. This is the first merger of two major towns in NJ for over 50 years. I was asked to throw my hat in the ring because I have served as mayor of Princeton Township and as Council President of Princeton Borough – one of only two people to have ever done that. We are the underdogs – but that is the only fun way to run. Hope all is well. Enjoy your weekly booster shots.
Warmest Regards, Dick Woodbridge
Note: Dick is a real good guy, and methinks he’s make an excellent choice for mayor!
Part 12A (stuff involving me)
The SART family presents:
A fun evening of entertainment and confections.
SART’s 31st Annual Playwrights’ ConferenceNovember 2 – 4, 2012(a weekend of new plays)Evening Performances: Nov 2, 3 & 4 at 7:30 PM
Afternoon Performances: Nov 3 & 4 at 2:00 PM
Reuter Center – Manheimer Room
FREE to the public!
SART actors, Mars Hill College Theatre Arts students, and members of The Autumn Players from Asheville Community Theatre will read five new full-length plays selected from those submitted by playwrights far and near with discussions to follow.
1. If you have any acting and/or directing experience and would like to be considered as a possible performer or director in the above, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and put “ScriptFEST Volunteer” in the subject line.
2. If you’d like more information on the various plays, please send an email to: email@example.com and put “ScriptFEST Information” in the subject line.
Part 12B (other NC events)
(1) Art A. in NC: Just saw Zelda- absolutely the most terrific production we have seen at Flat Rock. It is a must see show. Superb in every way-the music,the actors, the sets, the choreography. What an amazing show.
(2) Marlisa M. in NC: [ZELDA] was spectacularly done. Definitely a must-see for you and Cynthia!
(3) Mars Hill College Theatre Department production of GODSPELL runs this coming Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Call the Box Office at 828.689.1239 for tickets.
Note: I’ve already seen this production. It is excellent!
(4) Edie W. in PA (on an upcoming event in Asheville): I will be joining in the fun, frolic, healing, full immersion light and love at The Three Days of Light Gathering/Festival in Asheville, NC in less than a month as one of the speakers, offering a workshop called Live A Ridiculously Amazing
Life! AND a Cuddle Party. www.3dlgathering.com
To be part of this wondrous weekend, click on this link: http://www.eventbrite.com/affiliate-register?eid=3680348020&affid=16611752
and please spread the word! Seeing it completely filled!
Part 12C (PA/NJ events)
(1) Energy Medicine & Yoga 10/14
Sunday October, 14, 2012, 1- 3 PM at Ananda Yoga, 22 Speedwell Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960
Energy Medicine has been a traditional healing practice of traditions from all around the world. Everything is energy and there is a masterful way to work with it to help you relieve pain, quiet your mind and open and connect more deeply to your body and your soul. In this experiential class and series you will learn how easy, simple, logical and clear energy medicine can be in your life.
Energy medicine is not just channeling energy. You can work with energy powerfully in everything you think and do. Experience and learn; healing, clearing, energizing, balancing and aligning you – body, mind and spirit, in a pathway called Be The Medicine. We will use unified methods of intention, connection, breath, movement and meditation for powerful results. We will incorporate Yoga breaths, teachings and movement.
Janet StraightArrow brings us practices and teachings to take into our everyday life and healing immediately to experience new levels of understanding and strength. Quieting the mind and coming into connection and flow in moments allow us to be present, in the world not only in yoga class. Letting go of emotions, dialogue and fear allow us to live in our center, neutral to move energy in all areas of our body and life and to heal.
This class is perfect for yoga practitioners, healers and people new to energy work as well. Janet teaches people to Be The Medicine for themselves, and others by living many layers of subtle awareness and healing work.
A four-week series in the fall will take this work deeper and add working with our chakras in new simple, easy and powerful.
Reserve your place at www.anandayoganj.com $40. This class is recorded for you to work with after the class. 973-590-2525
(2) We just posted this – Funny – Jack Nicolson, Ray Romano, Christopher Walken in about a minute http://app.expressemailmarketing.com/get.link?linkid=4322340&subscriberid=73067775&campaignid=1192667&linkurl=http%3a%2f%2fwww.youtube.com%2fwatch%3fv%3dSo8kMbXSyfA
That was comedian Pat O’Donnell who will be appearing In South Jersey Oct. 19th and Northeast Oct. 20th.
The world can seem a little crazy some times so we need to remember to Laugh! Especially at ourselves.
See who’s playing…
South Jersey http://www.comedycabaret.com/newjersey.html
The world can seem a little crazy some times so we need to remember to Laugh! Especially at ourselves.
Coming.. MUST SEE SHOWS
TAYLOR MASON in NOV. & MITCH FATEL in DEC. in Bucks.
Thanks! We will see you laughing at the show!!
Andy in the office : )
(3) PLUMSTEAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY
P.O. Box 1725
Plumsteadville, PA 18949
Dear Neighbors & Members:
The Plumstead Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting, Monday, October 15, 2012 at 7 PM
Program: “Famous Bucks County Residents” (specifically, artists and writers) presented by Marty Steely who is Chairperson of Sellersville Museum/Sellersville Historical & Achievement Authority
Place to meet: Plumstead Township Municipal Building, 5186 Stump Road, Plumsteadville, PA 18949
Future Speaker programs: Always the 3rd Monday of the month
November 19th 2012 at 7:00pm ~TBA
December ~ No Meeting.
Start the new year guilt free … Pay your dues early for 2013! $10 for individuals or $15 for family to the P.O. Box 1725 address.
Do you need a great gift idea? We have a collection of 10 different postcards split between 2 packs of 5 postcards. Each pack sells for $5.00 ($1 per post card). The collection is available for purchase at our meetings and make great holiday gifts.
Do you have historic items to donate? (pictures, letters, stories, local tools or books, research on a property or family, etc), please contact us. We now own a fire safe to archive and protect our growing collection of historic items.
Fundraising Committee: We are continually looking for people to join the fundraising committee. If interested in helping the PHS raise funds in a creative way, to further the mission of the Society, please speak to anyone on the board for information.
All are welcome; you don’t have to be a member to attend! Feel free to bring family or friends to this and any event or meeting.
If you should have any questions or an interesting story to share, please contact me at 215-543-5550 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Plumstead Historical Society invites you to come join us in support of the preservation of our township history.
Also find us on Facebook! email@example.com
(4) Please take note that BuxMont CFPA is a cosponsor of this event. We will carpool from the Langhorne area. If you would like info for the carpool please send me an e-mail so we know how many people are interested in going.
Delaware Valley Veterans for America
Brandywine Peace Community
Philadelphia Regional Anti-War Network
Philly VietNam Vets Against War
Veterans For Peace, Chapter 96 (S. Jersey)
Veterans For Peace, Chapter 21 (N. Jersey)
BuxMont Coalition for Peace Action
Occupy Philly’s Labor Working Group
Students For Justice In PalestineBe sure to use the 37th Street Entrance.Here is a flyer you can hand out to help spread the word: