Here’s to…Irish Proverb

by Heather Kallevig

“Here’s to a long life and a merry one.
Here’s to a quick death and an easy one.
A pretty girl (or handsome man) and an honest one.
Here’s to a cold beer and another one.”

~Irish Proverb

Sometimes all you need to put a little pep in your step is a great quote and a happy-go-lucky song.  Fortunately, here we have both!  In Jason Michael Carroll’s new CD he gives this proverb a fun new spin.
Check out “Here’s to” on the album What Color is Your Sky, released yesterday.

Play this song with your first, second, or third cup of coffee, and you’ll feel all is right with your world.

Quote of the Day – John Muir

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.”

~John Muir



Quote of the Day – Activism an Internal Drive

By Heather Kallevig

If you ever feel a sudden fit of activism or even an ongoing compulsion to make the world a better place, you’re not alone.  Whatever sparks your interest and motivates your involvement, activism is what makes the world a better place.  Take part online, in person, and every chance you get.  Every activist has felt this way at one point or another.  It’s an internal drive, and you’re not alone…

“..An activist is someone who cannot help but fight for something.  That person is not usually motivated by a need for power or money or fame, but in fact is driven slightly mad by some injustice, some cruelty, some unfairness, so much so that he or she is compelled by some internal moral engine to make it better.”

~Eve Ensler, Forward My Name is Jody Williams