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Who knew statistics could be so interesting?

200 Countries * 200 Years * 4 Minutes


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Nathan Pacheco at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Nathan Pacheco Sings for Prince Charles at the British Embassy

Disney Artist Sings for Prince Charles

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A Few Quotes

from Yahoo news

“We are surprised and shocked at the extreme radicalism being displayed [by Jones] right now on this issue.”  –  Stephan Baar of the Christian Community of Cologne.

 “It could endanger troops and it could endanger the overall effort. It is precisely the kind of action the Taliban uses and could cause significant problems.” – Top commander in Afghanistan Gen. David Petraeus

 “It’s regrettable that a pastor in Gainesville, Florida, with a church of no more than 50 people can make this outrageous and distressful, disgraceful plan, and get the world’s attention.” – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

 9/11 – “cannot be counteracted by an outrageous and grave gesture against a book considered sacred by a religious community.” – the Vatican

  “idiotic and dangerous” – Attorney General Eric Holder

 “Burning the Quran is wrong on every level. It puts troops in danger, and it violates a founding principle of our republic.” – Mitt Romney

 “I do not think well of the idea of burning anybody’s Koran, Bible, Book of Mormon or anything else.  I don’t think there is any excuse for it. I don’t think it’s a good idea.” – Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour

 “Any type of activity like that that puts our troops in harm’s way would be a concern.” – White House spokesman Robert Gibbs

 “I appeal to people who are planning to burn the Quran to reconsider and drop their plans because they are inconsistent with American values and, as General Petraeus has warned, threatening to America’s military,” Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman

 “boneheaded and wrong” but, “He has a right to do it.” – New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg

  “I have hardly the words that somebody would do that to somebody’s religious book.” – Angelina Jolie

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Appropriate Quote for Today

The quote today is appropriate on many levels. The birthday girl lives this saying. Like Walt Disney, she is creative and she actually DOES things with her creativity. She doesn’t just think about being creative, she IS creative. She can get more done in an afternoon than most people can do in a month. So, here’s the quote:

Walt Disney said,

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

Walt Disney

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God has called you for who you are. He wants you as you are for your uniqueness. Do not let others change you.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu,  Sat 7th November 2009.

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Hillary Clinton

Human rights are gay rights, and gay rights are human rights.

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If Only They Knew

I went to a party a few years ago. It was a celebration in honor of a famous citizen of the city where I live. I thought at the time, “if only they knew, they’d throw a party for …”

I Still Feel That Way

They still don’t know. She’s not famous, and she never will be. But, her contributions are many.

What’s So Special About Her?

She’s good at imagining how things can be, even if they are not that way at the moment.

She believes in taking care of her body by avoiding recreational poisons, but she does enjoy a good dessert.

She traveled internationally for her honeymoon, something that was probably unheard of in her small town.

She’s all about helping children make music. She’s taught generations of children.

She works for peace, justice, and equality in her own realm. She doesn’t talk love, she lives it.

She cried when my dog was dying and I was sad.

She’s green. I suddenly realized last year that she’s been saving the earth for decades.

She does not worry. She does not focus on “what if” scenarios. She appreciates each day as it comes.

She believes in God. She also sees the evolution of life that occurs around us every day.

She reads stories to children. She reads stories to adults. And, she enjoys listening to stories told by storytellers.

Quiet Goodness

You probably don’t know her. You’ll probably never meet her. But, the world is a better place because of her.


I love you, Mom.

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