CYBRARYCARD's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=CYBRARYCARD CYBRARYCARD's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ A Few Educational Sites to Mention http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780442 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1273370408.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'll let you explore them in more detail but I thought it would be worthwhile to mention them...maybe give more attention to each later, I haven't decided. <BR> <BR> First off is a FANTASTIC artist reference resource. It's on deviantart.com (yeah, I hate that name, too). But the artists reference work for human and animal anatomy is just amazing. Her guide to human types is wonderful for comparing people of va... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:44:14 EST The Superhero Workout App by Six to Start (that I can't get--boo-hoo!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776740 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1584994073.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My iphone is too old to get this cool new app from Six to Start, makers of Zombies, Run! and The Walk (it requires iOS 7) <BR> <BR> But even though I can't get it, that doesn't mean that I shouldn't share it for the sake of someone else out there who can. <BR> <BR> Like the other Six to Start apps it is narrative based. This time instead of zombies or a spy story it's based on a space mission with you as the he... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 18:28:58 EST A Hunger Games Inspired Workout from Shape.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776717 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l123577694.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Here's another workout based on a book series. <BR> <BR> Personally, I am so out of shape this workout isn't even an option for me at this point. But, hey, that doesn't mean there aren't other sparkers who are at the place where they can do this workout. <BR> <BR> And who doesn't want to be as fit as Katniss Everdean? <BR> <BR> So here's how Shape.com trains you like a tribute: <BR> <BR> Created by Jennipher W... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 17:27:40 EST The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings Walk Challenges (No app required) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776102 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l544359370.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I don't know why but the fall and winter always remind me of The Lord of the Rings film and book series. So, in that spirit, here are some fitness challenges that run (or walk) along those lines. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I thought I'd share something that doesn't need an app and, after printing the challenge you want to participate in, doesn't need a website, either. <BR> <BR> It's the Eowyn Challenge. Walk a... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 20:46:25 EST Gamify Your Life, Get Stuff Done! HabitRPG Website and App http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771911 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l586615368.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ever want to make the mundane more interesting? <BR> <BR> Or do you just want to make doing the laundry *tolerable*? <BR> <BR> Have you ever played an RPG (role playing game) and wished your life was as interesting as a game? <BR> <BR> This website may be for you! <BR> <BR> And even though there's an accompanying app., those without a smartphone can have just as much fun as those who have the app because the we... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 13:08:54 EST Some Interesting Apps (that have websites, too) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727906 So, I've been mostly logging SP on my phone lately so haven't been doing blogging on here. <BR> <BR> (bad me!) <BR> <BR> Anyway, that's given me time to find some interesting apps and the ones I'm going to mention also work on a pc, for those of you who don't own an iphone. <BR> <BR> First off is Fleetly: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1127877167.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm pretty new at it and apparently so are they. It looks like a start-up company that got most... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 19:18:07 EST A Look at the Fitness App, "GymPact": Money Talks When You Go for A Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5563084 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l57010401.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So, my hopes to get "The Walk" app have been dashed to pieces by the fact that it requires iOS 7 and my phone can't have iOS7 because of its age. I cry age discrimination! <BR> <BR> Ah, well. Such is life. <BR> <BR> I was checking out fitness games on iTunes and came across GymPact. I'm still not sure if it's for me. For one, I'd have to get a Paypal account or give my credit card info. and I'm just not sure h... Thu, 12 Dec 2013 18:37:22 EST Update: "The Walk" Narrative Immersive Fitness App. by the Makers of "Zombies, Run!" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5561391 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l843109180.jpg"> <BR> <BR> From the website: <BR> <BR> "Description <BR> <BR> The Walk is a smartphone fitness game and audio adventure, due to be released on 11 December 2013. It combines exciting gameplay with a high-octane thriller story, encouraging players to walk more every day. When you're playing The Walk, every single step counts in a journey that will save the world. <BR> <BR> With 65 episodes containing intricate, fully-illustr... Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:58:13 EST Love This Money Tracking iPhone App. (Free) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5542869 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1464494495.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I totally love this app.! Not that I love tracking money....I love the app. pretty much because of the opposite. I usually try to avoid it. But this app. really makes it easy to use. <BR> <BR> You can put in any kind of account, including cash or gift cards (unlike the "Mint" app which requires you put in credit card info.). <BR> <BR> There is a running balance of all of it together at the top and on the ... Sat, 16 Nov 2013 18:22:24 EST AWESOME Goal Setting Website & App Game (Free) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5536270 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1068624050.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's called Mindbloom. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.mindbloom.com/lifegame </link> <BR> <BR> They categorize all the areas of one's life: social, spiritual, emotional, financial, career, etc. It's set up as a game with points, "seeds" that grow into trees if you regularly water it and give it sunlight. You water it with action (your to-do list checked off) or give it sunlight with inspiration (watching the p... Sat, 9 Nov 2013 01:46:50 EST Update on Waiting Expectantly Blog Post http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5535353 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1434922913.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I edited my post on iPhone fitness apps after receiving my new/old iPhone and trying out most of the apps. that I listed. So, here's the link to that article: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5496894 </link> <BR> <BR> All of the new information either says "Edit" or "2nd Edit" in front of it. <BR> <BR> <em>331</em> <em>312</em> Thu, 7 Nov 2013 23:39:52 EST Fitness Game and Other Apps with both Virtual and Real-World Rewards http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5534259 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l28485731.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ok, so I said in my update I was too tired to blog. Apparently not as tired as I thought because I decided I wanted to share this. <BR> <BR> When I got the Nexercise app. (a fitness incentive game) it had a thing on it called mPOINTS. Basically, every time you exercise (or watch in app ads or participate in their in app surveys--the videos and surveys are optional) you can accrue mPoints. What do these mPOINTS g... Wed, 6 Nov 2013 20:15:38 EST RAOK Today :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5533300 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l344829908.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What is RAOK? It's Random Acts of Kindness. <BR> <BR> So here are the three suggestions: <BR> <BR> *Start making inspiration cards by getting a stack of index cards and write inspirational quotes, encouraging words, jokes, interesting facts, and/or poetry on them. Then leave them where a stranger can find them so that, if they're having a bad day this may re-direct their focus to something positive. <em>306<... Tue, 5 Nov 2013 20:57:21 EST Information for Hearing Impaired SP Members Who Want To View SP Vids. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5533158 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l424718288.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I recently read a comment under a video regarding SparkPeople members who are hearing impaired who would like to view videos and know what they're talking about since the videos are not subtitled on the SparkPeople website. So, here's some helpful information for the hearing impaired SP members. <BR> <BR> Sparkpeople has a YouTube Channel and many if not all of their videos are available for viewing there. If you ... Tue, 5 Nov 2013 17:46:23 EST RAOK Today :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5532360 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1098279088.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What is RAOK? It's Random Acts of Kindness. <BR> <BR> So here are the three suggestions: <BR> <BR> *Take someone new under your wing--This could be someone new at school, work, or church. <em>459</em> <BR> <BR> *Leave your change with the cashier so that the next person in line who needs a few extra cents can use it (if the cashier is allowed to let you). <em>528</em> <BR> <BR> *Make holiday decorati... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 21:24:24 EST Chore Wars or World of Chorecraft: Organization Incentive Game--Open Invite to SP members http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5531902 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l921686841.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hey, <BR> <BR> I found this great site to make doing chores fun. I don't know all the details of how it works yet but I decided to put up the info. first while I have time on the pc. <BR> <BR> If you want to join my Spark People Organizers group to play then just ask for the party link in the comments section and I'll give it to you via private messaging. It only lasts for 3 days once given. <BR> <BR> So what ... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 12:20:30 EST RAOK Today :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5529462 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l640865094.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What is RAOK? It's Random Acts of Kindness. <BR> <BR> So here are the three suggestions: <BR> <BR> *Give an extra dollar at the plate at church <em>288</em> <BR> <BR> *Forgive someone for their mistake <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> *On a cold day, buy a movie ticket and give it to someone less fortunate living on the streets so they'll have a place to be warm and rest safely for awhile <em>272</em> <BR> ... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 17:27:49 EST Links to Printable Puzzles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5528763 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2047174148.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Created using theteacherscorner.net <BR> <BR> Maze: <BR> <BR> <link>http://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid<BR>=1861CC215AC50CC!372&authkey=!AID0Z8xE<BR>XAbfAyQ&v=3 </link> <BR> <BR> Solution: <BR> <BR> <link>http://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid<BR>=1861CC215AC50CC!374&authkey=!AKvSHJ4B<BR>YNiG4Ts&v=3 </link> <BR> <BR> Sudoku: <BR> <BR> <link>http://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid<BR>=1861CC215AC50CC!37... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 23:05:51 EST Sheherazade Op. 35 by composer, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5528602 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2051911555.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgON<BR>cogeFxk </link> <BR> <BR> ________ <BR> <BR> The weather, lately, has reminded me of this piece--very sweeping, swirling, expansive sound. <BR> <BR> The symphony is based on the book, One Thousand and One Nights or as Westerners know it, The Arabian Nights. <BR> <BR> Favorite part of this symphony: The Sea & Sinbad's Ship <BR> <BR> I truly believe that the sym... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:10:02 EST The Last Quarter of the Moon by Amy Lowell http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5528580 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l580053449.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ~The Last Quarter Of The Moon~ <BR> <BR> How long shall I tarnish the mirror of life, <BR> A spatter of rust on its polished steel! <BR> The seasons reel <BR> Like a goaded wheel. <BR> Half-numb, half-maddened, my days are strife. <BR> <BR> The night is sliding towards the dawn, <BR> And upturned hills crouch at autumn's knees. <BR> A torn moon flees <BR> Through the hemlock trees, <BR> The hours have gnawed... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:48:58 EST RAOK for Today :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5528567 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l689268292.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What is RAOK? It's Random Acts of Kindness. <BR> <BR> So here are the three suggestions: <BR> <BR> *Host your own toy drive <em>174</em> <BR> <BR> *Make a mix tape (or CD or flash drive with MP3's) for a friend <em>335</em> <BR> <BR> *Knit a friend a scarf <em>444</em> <BR> <BR> ___ <BR> <BR> <em>3</em> If you want....make some more suggestions in the comment section or give an account of what... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:20:04 EST Who Has Seen the Wind by Christina Georgina Rossetti http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5527653 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l51865826.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ~Who Has Seen the Wind?~ <BR> <BR> Who has seen the wind? <BR> Neither I nor you. <BR> But when the leaves hang trembling, <BR> The wind is passing through. <BR> Who has seen the wind? <BR> Neither you nor I. <BR> But when the trees bow down their heads, <BR> The wind is passing by. <BR> <BR> ~Christina Georgina Rossetti Wed, 30 Oct 2013 18:33:33 EST To Rise Above by Gogol Bordello http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5527639 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l35443554.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I love Gogol Bordello to cheer myself up (and do cardio), hope it does the same for you! <em>334</em> <em>353</em> <em>354</em> <em>356</em> <em>224</em> <em>355</em> <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Z0TJ<BR>6tCyBg </link> <BR> <BR> ______ <BR> <BR> Little warning--in many of their songs (not this one) there is a lot of swearing. I avoid those so I thought I should put that i... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 18:07:50 EST RAOK :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5527628 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l206923994.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What is RAOK? It's Random Acts of Kindness. <BR> <BR> <BR> So here are the three suggestions: <BR> <BR> *Wave to someone who lets you cut in front of them while driving. <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> *Start a kindness box in your office, home, or classroom. Have people put anonymous compliments about a specific person into the box and read it once a week, or month, to everyone involved. <em>19</em> <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 17:55:34 EST RAOK (Re-Post-yep, another one) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5526688 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2072179331.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sooner or later (probably later) I'll get to thinking up new ones. Oh, well. <BR> <BR> What is RAOK? It's Random Acts of Kindness. <BR> <BR> So here are the three suggestions: <BR> <BR> *Tell a joke to someone wearing a frown <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> *Offer to take your neighbor or friend's dog for a walk for them that day <em>313</em> <BR> <BR> *Pick up a piece of trash from the ground instead of stepp... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:58:25 EST (Re-Post) RAOK Suggestions for Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5525520 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l836284349.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thought I might just be lazy today and do a re-post. It's been awhile so I don't see the harm. Plus, there's definitely no harm in repeating RAOK's. They're always a good idea, repeated or not. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> What is RAOK? It's Random Acts of Kindness. <BR> <BR> So here are the three suggestions: <BR> <BR> *Give someone a hug <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> *Tell someone that they look nice toda... Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:23:56 EST A (Distant) Fitness Reward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5523456 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1709778964.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1546792859.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Here's something that I'd really like once I get into strength training at home more...and I'll have to save up for it as well since it's about $200. But at least it's available in the U.S. now. When I first saw it this item was just available in Europe; I only saw it on U.K. sites. Now Amazon is carrying it. <BR> <BR> It's called... Fri, 25 Oct 2013 20:48:18 EST Found a Helpful Bible Site http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5503743 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1501718941.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I already use BibleStudyTools.com and BlueLetterBible.org as well as the memory sites I've mentioned in previous posts (ScriptureTyper and Memverse). Well, here's another site to add: <BR> <BR> BibleHub.com <BR> <BR> In addition to the basic components of most Bible sites (verse look-up, different versions, commentary, lexicon, etc.) this site also offers the Bible in numerous foreign languages, in the original... Thu, 3 Oct 2013 18:33:45 EST Waiting expectantly..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5496894 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l161918940.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I've been away from SP for awhile and just getting back into things. Trying new stuff to, hopefully, stay motivated. <BR> <BR> Got a Leslie Sansone DVD that has the option for different workout combinations for a customized workout (cool!). <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1647858454.jpg"> <BR> <BR> There's a new class starting at my gym that I may or may not join depending on the t... Thu, 26 Sep 2013 12:57:55 EST Bible Reading Links, Praying the Names of God, & Memorization/Meditation Verse http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5384494 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1452879776.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Day 188 <BR> <BR> 2 Kings 14:23-29; 2 Kings 15 (NASB): <BR> <BR> <link>www.biblestudytools.com/nas/2-kings/<BR>passage.aspx?q=2+kings+14:23-29;2+king<BR>s+15 </link> <BR> <BR> 2 Melachim 14:23-29; 2 Melachim 15 (CJB): <BR> <BR> <link>www.biblestudytools.com/cjb/2-kings/<BR>passage.aspx?q=2+kings+14:23-29;2+king<BR>s+15 </link> <BR> <BR> ___ <BR> <BR> Acts 25:23-27; Acts 26:1-23 (NASB): <BR> <BR> <... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 12:00:32 EST 14 Funniest Police Composite Sketches http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5357963 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l175386588.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Not usually a reader of huffpo but this was hilarious. ;) <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/02/23/th<BR>e-14-funniest-police-co_n_469662.html#<BR>s69305&title=The_Graphing_Paper </link> Wed, 15 May 2013 22:35:40 EST LOVE these memory tools! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5356311 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l853028796.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I've tried other memory sites and I really like these the best so far: <BR> <BR> Specifically for scripture: <BR> <BR> <link>scripturetyper.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> You also get a ranking according to your progress here and it allows the option of reminders to practice and *review*, allows for quizzing yourself on references, allows for tagging/collections, and so on. <BR> <BR> For other verbal memory project... Tue, 14 May 2013 12:45:02 EST Africa's Playstation War http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5350132 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l200519643.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I had no idea this was going on.... <BR> <BR> <link>www.wired.com/dangerroom/2008/07/the<BR>-playstation/ </link> Wed, 8 May 2013 18:13:19 EST A Few "Reverend Fun" Comic Links http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5340797 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1766797201.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.reverendfun.com/index.php?langua<BR>ge=en&date=20130412 </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.reverendfun.com/index.php?langua<BR>ge=en&date=20130408 </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.reverendfun.com/index.php?langua<BR>ge=en&date=20130422 </link> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 13:24:25 EST Poems of John Keats: Calidore (Part 2) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5340601 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1140895662.jpg"> <BR> <BR> CALIDORE. (CONT'D) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Delicious sounds! those little bright-eyed things <BR> <BR> That float about the air on azure wings, <BR> <BR> Had been less heartfelt by him than the clang <BR> <BR> Of clattering hoofs; into the court he sprang, <BR> <BR> Just as two noble steeds, and palfreys twain, <BR> <BR> Were slanting out their necks with loosened rein; <BR> <BR> While from beneath the threat... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 10:46:51 EST Shakespeare: The Sonnets: XII http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5340593 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1208832811.jpg"> <BR> <BR> XII <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> When I do count the clock that tells the time, <BR> <BR> And see the brave day sunk in hideous night; <BR> <BR> When I behold the violet past prime, <BR> <BR> And sable curls, all silvered o'er with white; <BR> <BR> When lofty trees I see barren of leaves, <BR> <BR> Which erst from heat did canopy the herd, <BR> <BR> And summer's green all girded up in sheaves, <BR> <BR> Borne on ... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 10:40:01 EST Funny Documentary Series: Terry Jones' Medieval Lives http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5339725 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1299048615.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The following link is to a playlist of 8 videos, each approximately 30 min. long: <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-Z1<BR>eb4TRqs&list=PLVz-0iA5xyji3qzt0QIAqMr-<BR>etHpwekDR </link> <BR> <BR> Here's what each video covers: <BR> <BR> 1-The Peasant <BR> <BR> 2-The Monk <BR> <BR> 3-The Damsel <BR> <BR> 4-The Minstrel <BR> <BR> 5-The Knight <BR> <BR> 6-The Philosopher <BR> <BR> 7-The Outlaw ... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 16:21:33 EST Poems of John Keats: Calidore (Part 1) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5339394 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l709930947.jpg"> <BR> <BR> CALIDORE. <BR> <BR> A fragment. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Young Calidore is paddling o'er the lake; <BR> <BR> His healthful spirit eager and awake <BR> <BR> To feel the beauty of a silent eve, <BR> <BR> Which seem'd full loath this happy world to leave; <BR> <BR> The light dwelt o'er the scene so lingeringly. <BR> <BR> He bares his forehead to the cool blue sky, <BR> <BR> And smiles at the far clearness all aro... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 11:44:20 EST Shakespeare: The Sonnets: XI http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5339343 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1277341608.jpg"> <BR> <BR> XI <BR> <BR> <BR> As fast as thou shalt wane, so fast thou grow'st, <BR> <BR> In one of thine, from that which thou departest; <BR> <BR> And that fresh blood which youngly thou bestow'st, <BR> <BR> Thou mayst call thine when thou from youth convertest, <BR> <BR> Herein lives wisdom, beauty, and increase; <BR> <BR> Without this folly, age, and cold decay: <BR> <BR> If all were minded so, the times should ce... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 11:09:29 EST Documentary Links http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5338843 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1617506200.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Genghis Khan (in 5 parts ea. about 10 min.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.watchdocumentary.tv/genghis-khan<BR>-documentary/#p </link> <BR> <BR> The Book That Can't Be Read (about the Voynich manuscript) (45 min.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.watchdocumentary.tv/the-book-tha<BR>t-cant-be-read/ </link> <BR> <BR> Sherlock Holmes: The True Story (46 min.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.watchdocumentary.tv/sherlock-hol<BR>mes-the-tru... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 23:17:46 EST Comic Strips: C & H Funnies ;) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5338359 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l389165010.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/201<BR>3/04/28 </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/201<BR>3/04/27 </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/201<BR>3/04/25 </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/201<BR>3/04/24 </link> Sun, 28 Apr 2013 14:47:15 EST A Big 'Ol Bag 'O Cuteness Links from "Cute Overload" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5338351 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l240660441.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>cuteoverload.com/2013/04/24/squirrel<BR>-fitness-tips/ </link> <BR> <BR> <link>cuteoverload.com/2013/04/25/tee-tee-<BR>wa-dee/ </link> <BR> <BR> <link>cuteoverload.com/2013/04/22/next-sto<BR>p-vacuum-rehab/ </link> <BR> <BR> <link>cuteoverload.com/2013/04/22/its-curt<BR>ains-for-you-suspect-five/ </link> <BR> <BR> <link>cuteoverload.com/2013/04/22/cute-ani<BR>mals-eating-food/ </link> ... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 14:39:16 EST Poems of John Keats: SPECIMEN OF AN INDUCTION TO A POEM. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5338342 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1704374164.jpg"> <BR> <BR> SPECIMEN OF AN INDUCTION TO A POEM. <BR> <BR> Lo! I must tell a tale of chivalry; <BR> <BR> For large white plumes are dancing in mine eye. <BR> <BR> Not like the formal crest of latter days: <BR> <BR> But bending in a thousand graceful ways; <BR> <BR> So graceful, that it seems no mortal hand, <BR> <BR> Or e'en the touch of Archimago's wand, <BR> <BR> Could charm them into such an attitude. <BR> <BR> We m... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 14:28:53 EST History Trivia Quiz Q's http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5337509 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1319359270.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.historynet.com/quiz130409.htm </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.historynet.com/quiz130410.htm </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.historynet.com/quiz130411.htm </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.historynet.com/quiz130425.htm </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.historynet.com/quiz130426.htm </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.historynet.com/quiz130427.htm </link> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 17:20:32 EST Comic Strip Links--Funnies for Today :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5337504 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1106634928.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "That is Priceless" by Steve Melcher <BR> <BR> <link>www.gocomics.com/that-is-priceless/2<BR>013/04/24 </link> <BR> <BR> "Pluggers" by Gary Brookins <BR> <BR> <link>www.gocomics.com/pluggers/2013/04/21 </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.gocomics.com/pluggers/2013/04/14 </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.gocomics.com/pluggers/2013/04/18 </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.gocomics.com/pluggers/2013/04/19 </link> ... Sat, 27 Apr 2013 17:12:38 EST Poems of John Keats: UNTITLED (CONT'D Part 3) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5337492 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2066198403.jpg"> <BR> <BR> UNTITLED (CONT'D) <BR> <BR> <BR> What first inspired a bard of old to sing <BR> <BR> Narcissus pining o'er the untainted spring? <BR> <BR> In some delicious ramble, he had found <BR> <BR> A little space, with boughs all woven round; <BR> <BR> And in the midst of all, a clearer pool <BR> <BR> Than e'er reflected in its pleasant cool, <BR> <BR> The blue sky here, and there, serenely peeping <BR> <BR> Throug... Sat, 27 Apr 2013 16:52:07 EST Shakespeare: The Sonnets: X http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5337485 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l18919395.jpg"> <BR> <BR> X <BR> <BR> For shame! deny that thou bear'st love to any, <BR> <BR> Who for thy self art so unprovident. <BR> <BR> Grant, if thou wilt, thou art belov'd of many, <BR> <BR> But that thou none lov'st is most evident: <BR> <BR> For thou art so possess'd with murderous hate, <BR> <BR> That 'gainst thy self thou stick'st not to conspire, <BR> <BR> Seeking that beauteous roof to ruinate <BR> <BR> Which to repair ... Sat, 27 Apr 2013 16:44:52 EST Poems of John Keats: UNTITLED (CONT'D-Part 2) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5336400 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l616935367.jpg"> <BR> <BR> UNTITLED (CONT'D) <BR> <BR> And cool themselves among the em'rald tresses; <BR> <BR> The while they cool themselves, they freshness give, <BR> <BR> And moisture, that the bowery green may live: <BR> <BR> So keeping up an interchange of favours, <BR> <BR> Like good men in the truth of their behaviours <BR> <BR> Sometimes goldfinches one by one will drop <BR> <BR> From low hung branches; little space they stop... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 13:07:59 EST Shakespeare: The Sonnets: IX http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5336391 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1801638671.jpg"> <BR> <BR> IX <BR> <BR> Is it for fear to wet a widow's eye, <BR> <BR> That thou consum'st thy self in single life? <BR> <BR> Ah! if thou issueless shalt hap to die, <BR> <BR> The world will wail thee like a makeless wife; <BR> <BR> The world will be thy widow and still weep <BR> <BR> That thou no form of thee hast left behind, <BR> <BR> When every private widow well may keep <BR> <BR> By children's eyes, her husband... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 13:00:07 EST Poems of John Keats: UNTITLED "Places of nestling green for Poets made." STORY OF RIMINI. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5335188 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l376582098.jpg"> <BR> <BR> UNTITLED <BR> <BR> "Places of nestling green for Poets made." <BR> STORY OF RIMINI. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I stood tip-toe upon a little hill, <BR> <BR> The air was cooling, and so very still. <BR> <BR> That the sweet buds which with a modest pride <BR> <BR> Pull droopingly, in slanting curve aside, <BR> <BR> Their scantly leaved, and finely tapering stems, <BR> <BR> Had not yet lost those starry diadems <BR>... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 10:57:36 EST