Wednesday, December 30, 2009

temporarily out of blogginess


lenny has been been traveling (destin, tampa, florida keys) and has not had the opportunity to blog.  today, the adventure continues (to jacksonville, florida) -- in order to celebrate new year's eve 2009 and to attempt to scalp our way into the gator bowl, which will be coach bobby bowden's last game at the helm of florida state.

see ya in 2010!
:)
smiles,
len

below: some pictures from the florida keys
  • hemingway house
  • key west lighthouse
  • willy and jim (sunset)
  • pelicans
  • blue heaven
  • etc.





above: bar of gold

below: not so hidden treasures

above: the conch shell at sloppy's is prepared to welcome 2010

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas at the williams' (part II)

below: kelly and abby

below: the stockings were hung by the chimney... by willy?




which way to paradise?

below: jim, abby, judy, willy, kelly, jean.



Thursday, December 24, 2009

g-willy's hidden treasures

willy's boat-bar, in its completed stage (below):




above and below: willy and jim, contemplating the next project




above: the ring-on-the-hook game

merry Christmas eve!
-len


Sunday, December 20, 2009

hidden treasures



hidden treasures

by u. n. earthing

talk of hidden treasures
walk along the sea
find that hidden treasures are the times of you and me
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analysis and commentary:

hidden treasures” is the title thoem of a book written in 2008. ..coincidentally, it is also the name of a home-made boat/bar (“g-willy’s hidden treasures”) in the vicinity of tampa, florida.

the idea is that our True treasures are our Loving moments, and our Loving moments are manifested from in-side of ourselves.

although these treasures are free, accessible, and abundant, they prove difficult to find. ..“finding,” of course, mistakenly assumes that the treasure is somehow lost. ..the Truth is that our treasures are not “hidden,” but overlooked. being readily available, Loving moments are often taken for granted.

we can unearth a buried treasure right Now, simply by communicating Love. ..whether we decide to give a compliment, write a note, or simply send a Loving thoughtwe have the power to re-Lease that which, before now, seemed to be hidden.
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* picture taken from a walkway/bridge over "old 98," sandestin, florida (2006).

Saturday, December 19, 2009

happy holler-days!

"happy holler-days!" is a Christmas card drawn years ago by my brother (joe), depicting a forthright technique for communicating (and dispensing with) holiday cheer.



although the inspiration for this card has never been revealed, we (in the 'neau) have our guesses.

since i'll spend limited time by the computer during the next couple of weeks, allow me to pass along the following:

merry Christmas,
and
happy new year!

smiles,
lenny

Friday, December 18, 2009

the future is bright

extremely bright, in fact.



so there.
(...or was that "here"?)
...anywaaaaaay...

in the face of bad news, in the face of the doomsdayers, in the face of negativity, there exists one Truth -- a Truth that we can test out anytime, on our own, for free.

the brightness of our Now thoughts/words/deeds affect how we feel...
(b-right Now).

"b-right Now" will result in faaaaaaaaaaaaaar a better future than the alternative.

not convinced? ..Good!  ..don't believe anyone who espouses anything. ..let's do what we do best: test this theory out, our-selves, and See (for y/ourself).

suggested tests (but only if there's a True desire to feel better, Now).

note: prior to any one of the suggestions (below),
 rate "how i feel" on a scale from 1-10.
quickly think back to a fleeting moment that could be rated "5" or less
(but just use that as a reference).

then:


2. give someone a heartfelt compliment, b-right Now.

3. re-Member one of y/our greatest experiences, with Gratitude..let's do it Now.

4. take a slow, deep breath of air, B-right Now.

5. laugh about the magic of being able to communicate like this (we can read!).  ..for thousands of years, humans were unable to communicate in the ways that we can, Now.

certainly, each of us can come up with several other suggestions that can improve our state and help us feel better, Now.

what are y/our suggestions?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

"i gotta go where it's warm"

...is a line from one of jimmy buffett's songs.

currently... the warmest weather in the continental u.s. is from ft. meyers, florida, south (to the keys). ..there's a fast ferry that can get you from there to there (below).


from dec 26-29, the boys (jim, willy, lenny) have a 3 br. cabin at the naval air station key west, and it looks like divin', fishin', and an occasional adult beverage might be on the agenda. ..judy just gave willy his 3-day pass...

this year, outlaw pete will be home in new jersey (shoveling snow instead of snorkeling), but at least he gets to hang out with his gal, so it's all good.

blue heaven, here we come!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

books


books
by turning p. ages

they help us with our Homework
they help us sit and learn
they help us contemplate this world: to think, desire, yearn

they help us to re-Member
they help us grow and See
they help us find the you in I and fix the Whole in we
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l. martineau (2000x, date unknown). poem of the day, 7 October, wellnesseducation.us

* click on the pics (to enlarge)
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(and then, on 12-16-09)

they help us re-Cognize (amid a world of twists and hooks)
they help us get along, again
they help us (volumes):

books 





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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

G∞d New(s)


G∞d New(s)
by b. adnews, ol' d. news and 'neau news

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G∞d News” is any news that is interpreted as G∞d.

* if “It’s All G∞d,” and
* if the only time is Now,

then every-thing is New, and:

All. news. Is. G∞d. New(s).

Monday, December 14, 2009

seeing is believe-ing...

"...and (sometimes), the most Real things in the world are the things we cannot see."

it will take 7:47 of roller-coaster ride to get to this line, but it is worth every second, below:


in december, it's well worth the moment -- to sit down, kick back, and watch the polar express.

:) oh!
len

"all ahead... slow!"

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* click here for the bi-polar, expressed

Sunday, December 13, 2009

trans-form-ations


grinch
by miss understood

caterpillar, Butterfly
paradoxic pinch
Love or hate (or) re-Create, it's chance or fate with

grinch
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* maybe each of us has the capacity to Love or fear, and maybe each of us is waiting for an opportunity to come out and Play...maybe you are the keeper of the sandbox. ..maybe you are the cocoon...
.
* imagine if YOU are the 100th-monkey,
....imagine if YOU are the last straw,
.....imagine if YOU are the One to turn the tide,
.......imagine if YOU decide...

* imagine if it's True... that the Uni-Verse is waiting on YOU.

* imagine if... in a pinch, you're the One: transform the grinch.
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this thoem is dedicated to cindy-loo who (who was only but two), but decided to take matter(s) into her own hands -- in order to trans-form his-story.




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Saturday, December 12, 2009

a Christmas story

in a world where wIe all experience our own my-stories...
and we all star in our own, drama-tic move-ies...







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Friday, December 11, 2009

Now, your sins are For-Given

Now, your sins are For-Given (1)

Now, your sins are For-Given” a soft voice said to me
they are a flicker of illusion in your memory

the best that you could do

Now, your sins are For-Given” my pencil says to you
in every moment, you have done the best that you could do
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(1) martino, j. (1-6.9-2004). book 26: twelve-sided mirror. © 2009 http://www.wellnesseducation.us/. modified 12-9-09.
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assumption: “Love” is G∞d

1. in a Uni-Verse of Love, the experience of Love would be the ultimate experience. ..it has been said that Forgiveness is the Highest form of Love that can be experienced, here on the physical plane.

2. by expressing (Give-ing) Love, we experience (or re-ceive) It.

3. sins = mistakes

4. mistakes provide others with the opportunity to For-give, thereby offering others the opportunity to experience the Highest form of Love. 

a "mis-take" is a Present of Love, in the present moment.

5. sins are no-thing more than love, backwards:
.......sins are (in effect) a cry for love
..........sins are but a a backwards re-flection of Love, Love-ing.
.............sins are (All-ready) For-Given, Be-Cause they never existed in the First Place.

-the beginningendingbeginningendingbeginning
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* this thoem wrote itself 2004, but is re-surrected now, in a time where it appears as if "confessing the sins of others" is in vogue. ..the thoem itself is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too deeeeeeep to even describe, so it just is what it is.

* the picture, above, is entitled "See-gulls, Be-ing" (santa rosa beach, fl., 2006)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

video (gift exchange 2009): a flashback

you asked for it: this is what happens every Thanks-Giving, at the martineau family gift exchange.

the video was made by ashley and brian, and it gives you an idea of what happens during the actual "exchange" portion of the event. ..this year, the hot-seat was cooled-down, slightly.

the video (a gift that keeps on Give-ing) is about an hour long, but you can skip around for the highlights. ..the way to skip around is to allow the video to play for a little bit, and then (using your mouse at the lower part of the screen) you'll be able to scroll ahead:

(we go with kids first, elders last, in [of Course] reverse-chrono.logical order)

2009 Martineau Gift Exchange from Brian and Ashley Martineau on Vimeo.

this post serves as a recap of "who gave what to whom" (so to speak) at the GE 2009. ..please send pictures, and let me know if there are any errors/omissions/misspellings (below):

giver...... receiver......... gift
jason............... liliana...................... bow, and pink doll/toy
eric..................luke.......................  toy train
julia................. madison.................. doll with car seat
kevin.............. jason....................... old navy sweatshirt
luke............... eric.........................  apache helicopter model
david.............. julia........................ art kit
madison.......... kevin...................... d.v.s. game
liliana.............. david....................... model airplane

----adult-dumb (below): the idea is, when a kid chooses to enter "adult-dumb," his/her mission is to hand-make (or in some way personalize) the gift that s.he'll present at the exchange.------

danny............. jessica..................... ceramic santa and art kit
jessica............ danny...................... old navy sweatshirt
steve................nick........................ dragons -- book/kit
patty............... stacy....................... homemade cookies and a gift card
sarah...............cheryl..................... woodburnt art (“twilight” box)
brian.............. buddy..................... personalized electric guitar (hand-made, from a kit)
mike.............. brian....................... woodburnt art (box, with cougar)
stacy.............. sarah...................... large colored-pencil drawing (dolphin)
cheryl............ james...................... acrylic painting ("blue moon")
james............ ashley...................... shadow box for "the book of ashley"
jerry.............. jen.......................... woodburnt cutting board (in jen's kitchen china pattern)
tom................ rob........................ red sox shirt and red sox watch (with yankee trash-talk notes)
mom.............. mike....................... mike's life (in a home-made collage of pictures)
jen..................janet....................... ceramic mug (with pictures of janet-mike's family)
lenny............. steve....................... pencil/chalk drawings (steve's harley davidson motorcycle)
dad............... patty....................... sewing box (with personalized lid)
ashley............ lenny ...................... lazy susan (hand-painted wIe Universe [with quotes])
john.............. donna..................... lighthouse drawing and Gift card
nick............... larry....................... woodburnt art (clock)
rob................ clare...................... home-made ceramic tray with grandkids pics on it
donna............ jerry...................... drawing/pics: jerry - high school football player
janet............. tom........................ hand-crocheted afghan
clare............ josephine................. poster, calendar, and journal of key family dates
larry............. albert...................... hand-carved dolphin

below: some of the pics from the event (note: if you aren't shown, it's because my camera didn't get a good shot of you. ..please send what you've got to me via e-mail)
























above: tom and donna; below: al/jo's living room (home sweet home)