10 things you need to know today: September 17, 2014

Dr. Rex:

Today’s headlines ….. get them here!!

Originally posted on The Fifth Column:

Gen. Martin Dempsey testifies to the Senate.

Gen. Martin Dempsey testifies to the Senate | (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The Week

A top general floats deploying troops against ISIS, NASA picks two companies to take astronauts into space, and more

1. Joint Chiefs chairman says ground troops might be needed if ISIS withstands airstrikes
Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told Congress on Tuesday that he would recommend sending combat troops to fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria if airstrikes fail to defeat the Islamist extremist group and there are threats against the U.S. When President Obama announced he was expanding American involvement in the campaign against ISIS, he said the U.S. would “not get dragged into another ground war in Iraq.” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Dempsey was speaking hypothetically, and Obama’s position “has not changed.” [The New York Times, The Telegraph]


2. NASA picks private…

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Like my writing? Read more of me! :)

Dr. Rex:

Awesome, wonderfully written poetry book!! This is evidence of the power of the “written word”!!!

Originally posted on petitemagique:


My Wings is a collection of poetry written by the heart and soul of Just Patty.

‘Patty’s poetry moves the heart and soul, her writing so exquisitely beautiful. She does her own photography as well, using herself as the model. Her photography alone makes this book stand out from the rest. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves poetry. I promise you Patty will touch you in ways that transcends words.’ (Amy)

Why the name ‘Just Patty’?

Because writing poetry is a naked reflection of the heart and soul, nothing more and nothing less.

It’s ‘Just You’ without decorations.

This collection contains 111 poems divided into two parts: My Dark Wings & My Light Wings.

‘Patty’s book takes the reader through the whole spectrum of human experience. Fear, pain, loss, anxiety, hope, joy and courage. This makes reading ‘My Wings’ an extremely personal experience that speaks directly to…

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IOTD ….. “Image of the day”, #16!!


~~September 17, 2014~~ 



a notable achievement
use of physical or mental energy, hard work
earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end


A dear blogger friend showed me what this means: mchelsmusings.

You can find her here: http://mchelsmusings.wordpress.com/


IOTD is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”

So far a lot of people l have enjoyed this when I’ve done it on



We ALL are ONE!! 

To start the day ….”To Believe”!!


~~September 17, 2014~~ 

~Jackie Evancho and David Foster~

From the mouths of babes …..


“This song we are going to do is extra special for you.

My Uncle Matt composes songs. This song is about people who don’t have the luxuries that we have and don’t have it so good.

Your parents. Mike and Lisa, have raised you right.”


~~To Believe~~

~The Original~

~~Published on Dec 9, 2011~~

Jackie Evancho



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Jacqueline Marie “Jackie” Evancho (born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and four albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts.

Evancho is the ambassador for Mission: Humane, a U.S. Humane Society program that encourages children to help protect animals. A national cotillion organization listed her as one of the “ten best-mannered people of 2011″. From late 2012 to 2014, she has been touring the U.S., performing songs from her fourth full-length album, Songs from the Silver Screen, released in October 2012, which was Evancho’s third top-ten album debut.


We ALL are ONE!! 


How do you make it lie down?

Dr. Rex:


Originally posted on Live & Learn:


…I’ve never seen anything as strong or as stubborn,” he says.
And I think,
how do you tame a wild tongue,
train it to be quiet,
how do you bridle it and saddle it?
How do you make it lie down?

~ Gloria Anzaldua, “How to Tame a Wild Tongue“, From Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza

Credits: Photograph of Australian Blue Tongue Lizard: Tammy Puntti. Poem Source: The Chateau of My Heart

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