Glimpses of Heaven. Robert Quillen.

“There are glimpses of heaven to us in every act, or thought, or word, that raises us above ourselves.” ~ Robert Quillen (1887-1948).

In regards to that phrase “glimpses of heaven” of Robert Quillen, read this about Robert Quillen:

“He was a writer of paragraphs and short editorials. He always hoped to write something of permanent value, but the business of making a living took most of his time and he never got around to it. In his youth he felt an urge to reform the world, but during the latter years of his life he decided that he would be doing rather well if he kept himself out of jail.”

That is part of the obituary written about Robert Quillen by none other than Robert Quillen himself that he had written sixteen years prior to his death.

Go on over to the following embedded link if you would like to read more Robert Quillen Quotes and Sayings.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, you may read the article written about Robert Quillen.

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A Perspective On Life

I cannot take credit for this. Nor am I able to provide proper attribution; because, I do not know the originating source. I found this elsewhere on the internet and I wish to share it with you. It is very thought provoking!

Wise words from a friend:

As we grow older, and hence wiser, we slowly realize that wearing a $300 or a $30.00 watch – – they both tell the same time. Whether we carry a $300 or a $30.00 wallet/handbag – – the amount of money inside is the same. Whether we drink a bottle of $300 or $10 wine – – the hangover is the same. Whether the house we live in is 300 or 3000 sq. ft. – – loneliness is the same.

You will realize, your true inner happiness does not come from the material things of this world.

Therefore, I hope you realize, when you have mates, buddies and old friends, brothers and sisters, who you chat with, laugh with, talk with, have sung songs with, talk about north-south-east-west or heaven and earth – – That is true happiness!!

1. Don’t educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be Happy. So when they grow up they will know the value of things not the price.
2: Best awarded words: “Eat your food as your medicines. Otherwise you have to eat medicines as your food.”
3: The One who loves you will never leave you because even if there are 100 reasons to give up he or she will find one reason to hold on.
4: There is a big difference between a human being and being human. Only a few really understand it.
5. You are loved when you are born. You will be loved when you die. In between, You have to manage!
6: If you just want to Walk Fast, Walk Alone! But if you want to Walk Far, Walk Together!

1. Sunlight
2. Rest
3. Exercise
4. Diet
5. Self Confidence and
6. Friends

Maintain them in all stages of Life and enjoy a healthy life.
The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for. hi

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Hello darkness, my old friend. Can you hear me, now? All I hear is The Sound Of Silence.


“The Sound Of Silence”

Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
‘Neath the halo of a streetlamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
No one dare
Disturb the sound of silence

“Fools” said I, “You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you”
But my words like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said “The words of the prophets
Are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls
And whispered in the sounds of silence”

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Traveling With Pets.

From the home page of

“Traveling with pets is easy with our guide to pet friendly vacation rentals, hotels and motels, beaches, campgrounds, restaurants & bars, airports, shopping malls, dog parks and much more!”

Visit the Pet Friendly Travel website to learn more.

Oh, and by the way, you may also be interested in a Roland’s Ramblings encore blog entry; if so, just go on over to read:
Travel with your non-human family member. Vacation with your dog.

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Pat Paulsen – The Man Who Would Be President

Bonus!  A Roland’s Ramblings Encore Presentation:
          * President Pat Paulsen,  Posted on September 29, 2008

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The Church Of What’s Happening Now!

“On this day in comedy in 1970 The Flip Wilson Show premiered on NBC.”

Flip Wilson created the role of Reverend Leroy, a fast talking Preacher that tells the truth as well as lying and conning you at the same time, who was the minister of the Church of What’s Happening Now!

The Flip Wilson Show was an hour-long television variety show that aired in the United States from September 17, 1970 to June 27, 1974. The show was one of the first American television programs starring a black person in the title role to become highly successful with a white audience.

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“When push comes to shove”

“When push comes to shove” is an idiomatic expression.

Do you know what it means? Well, maybe the following will help.

1. When matters must be confronted, when a crucial point is reached.
2. At a point when, or if, all else has been taken into account and matters must be confronted, one way or another.
3. When one must commit oneself to an action or decision.
“when push came to shove, I always stood up for him”
4. When the pressure is on; when the situation is critical or urgent; when the time has come for action, even if it is difficult.
“He is not a particularly talented builder, but when push comes to shove, he can usually get the job done.”

Follow the embedded link to see synonyms for “when push comes to shove.”

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