Words to live by


Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Important Words..learn em!
Important Words to know!


These are the words that translate into action that bring people together and assist in forward movement

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I like these words:

Neighborhood Old & Young Potlucks
Euchre Parties
Kids runnig around
Sack Races
Water Balloon Tosses
Wive's hanging out
Men Grilling Slow & Low Charcoal BBQ - Fred Flintstone Sized Meat
BYOG - Bring Your Own Grill
Pig Roasts
Shrimp Boils
Fresh Corn on the Cob
Nice Wine
Cold Beer
Awesome Home-made Appetizers
50 Year old Dessert Recipes
Good Tunes
Tiki Torches
Blow-up Bouncey Castles
Jello Shots
Front Driveway / Mailbox action
Bar Stool Racers
Garage Door Movies using Work Projector, Laptop, 300 Watt Speakers
Remote control cars
Backyard fire pits
Roasting Marshmallows
Flashlight Tag
Illuminated Bocce Ball
Infants to Elders

In the end you got your family, work friends, school friends, and now it's time to meet your surrounding neighbor friends.

My neighbors ROCK!

Very nice.

If you're here to tell me it's my fault - you're right. I meant to do it. It was alot of fun. That's why I have this happy smile on my face.







home-made apple pie

fresh tomatoes and zuccini...shared with neighbors because you have too many to eat yourself

chasing fireflies

s'mores made for you by a child

Cool grass with bare feet on a hot day

A kitten's purr & laying your head against an old cat's chest to hear his purr

The warm softness of a dog's ears

The softness of a puppy's stomach & a baby's head (so alike)

A good book with quiet to read it in

Music that moves you

Looking at a great Vermeer or Wyeth painting

Watching an old movie on a Sunday afternoon

A warm fire on a cold day

Cookie dough & cake batter raw

A great tasting fresh cold tomato

The first day warm enough to drive with the windows wide open & a great song playing

Chad - thanks for putting those words on this post. As an elected official, I believe those are very good words to describe the type of characteristics we should expect to see in our elected leaders in Toledo. We could use those descriptors as a guide to many in political positions.
Darlene Fisher

Courtesy of Ian Dury and the Blockheads;

Summer, Buddy Holly, the working folly
Good golly Miss Molly and boats
Hammersmith Palais, the Bolshoi Ballet
Jump back in the alley and nanny goats

18-wheeler Scammels, Domenecker camels
All other mammals plus equal votes
Seeing Piccadilly, Fanny Smith and Willy
Being rather silly, and porridge oats

A bit of grin and bear it, a bit of come and share it
You're welcome, we can spare it - yellow socks
Too short to be haughty, too nutty to be naughty
Going on 40 - no electric shocks

The juice of the carrot, the smile of the parrot
A little drop of claret - anything that rocks
Elvis and Scotty, days when I ain't spotty,
Sitting on the potty - curing smallpox

Health service glasses
Gigolos and brasses
round or skinny bottoms

Take your mum to paris
lighting up the chalice
wee willy harris

Bantu Stephen Biko, listening to Rico
Harpo, Groucho, Chico

Cheddar cheese and pickle, the Vincent motorsickle
Slap and tickle
Woody Allen, Dali, Dimitri and Pasquale
balabalabala and Volare

Something nice to study, phoning up a buddy
Being in my nuddy
Saying hokey-dokey, singalonga Smokey
Coming out of chokey

John Coltrane's soprano, Adi Celentano
Bonar Colleano


and Chad. Glad to see some people still believe.

Early dew on the grass
The sound of a childs

If you're here to tell me it's my fault - you're right. I meant to do it. It was alot of fun. That's why I have this happy smile on my face.

fat little round chocolate baby

ice cold lemonade in a tall tall glass filled with ice lemon sugar and home made
lemon meringue pie

red and purple grapes and purple sweet plums

mothers, fathers, children, G-mommas, G-daddies, cousins

buckeye cable's easy listening

knowing the answer to the question "Who said, If you love me really love me feed my sheep"


Nelson Marcus Malcolm

scraping fresh milky corn off the cob

pearl cleage nikki giovanni sonya sanchez

red suede dress with shoulder pads

laying in bed reading a good book with a cold Pepsi and a lit cigarette on the night table

love, love and the greatest of these is love

turning on the TV and breaking news the war is over and the troops are coming home

Thanks for these words - Dig deep and leave things in a better place! and the good advice. I'll do my best. Having the public's support during times of change is most important. Please encourage others to look deeper into the issues at hand. If I have to vote no, there must be a reason - it's not just to be uncooperative as some people may think. Question is why the call for harmony on the board when we need individuals who are willing to 1) recognize the huge issues we have in TPS and be willing to address those issues boldly, 2) be cooperative and engaging by involving all parties in affecting change that must occur, and 3) Strategize on how to help our failing schools and plans for individual students. By all our accounts our resources must be directly tied to student achievement so line item budget amounts must have a direct correlation to what we must do as a district to be successful. However, we can't entirely do that without first recognizing our problems. Stephen Covey's new book says it like this...Ailing organizations can not fix problems that they do not see.

Constructive debate on the facts and issues are great. It's when it turns into name calling, personal attacks and scandalized members, that things get out of hand. I think some conversations should remain behind closed doors. Tact and diplomacy are critical to ensure the preception of the Board is one of elightenment. I'm blunt and forthright, and I repsect that in others. I choose to take my action carefully and thoughtfully. Going off half cocked only causes defensivness. I honestly think if you do your best to politicly ballance the board, you will do yourselves and the citizens a favor. From the outside looking in, the democrats are in-fighting so much they are spinning in circles.

...I'd like to add:

the wide eyes of a child when they are really interested in something

the touch of a grandmother's hand

the joy of s'mores

the warmth of a fire

"I'll kiss it and make it better"

the smell of a rose or peony

Reagon and Clinton both had opposite parties in Congress.

Both excelled in being GREAT comunicators of reality, vision, and of empathy.

Darlene, Start connecting and make the difference you envisioned when you first ran for office! Make a Difference because you Can!

Look past the news reporter or TV cameras and talk to the folks you want to reach with short term wins to build long term success.

Dig deep and leave things in a better place!

Indeed Ms. Fisher, indeed. Pitty the School board hasn't quite mastered it eh? But here's a bright spot for ya, I've talked with and met Chris Meyers and he's got a bag full of those qualities. His wife is a lovely person as well. Then of course, you have his international education, his impressive bio, his thoughtfull and intelligent ideas for the Schools to be considered post haste. I think his positive and articulate manner will be refreshing. I applaude your moxy. It takes a tough person to do what you do. I admire civic leadership even when the odds seem rough...for this one reason...change of heart and faith in better things to come!

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