December 24th, 2009

Joy of the Season Now and Forever....

Mass Of Christ is here and as always I have made it!...I always doubt I shall; so I can say that in 2009 I did a few hundred things that are useful but I do think that it might be time for me to also give more of my time.  Sometimes time is the most valuable thing that someone can give to another person.  As a species we are completely dependent on others and I am easily succumb to the feeling that I am alone on the third rock from the Sun.  We are all just searching, trying to keep a life real, honest and hopeful.
So take a look inside yourself
You'll realize you're really blessed
No matter how you're sad and blue
There's always someone who has it worse than you
Sometimes you gotta pay your dues
So don't worry just push on through

Keep'n it real
Gotta big up all my peoples who be working on the future
Though they know they gotta struggle
Keep'n it real
To all my homies working on the 9 to 5
And doing right to keep themselves up out of trouble
Keep'n it real
Although sometimes I know it seems impossible
There ain't no need in drowning in your sorrows
Keep'n it real
If things are as bad as they can be
You can be sure there'll be a brighter tomorrow

We must never be afraid to cry out "I am alone in the wilderness!"

I am blessed at the number who shall come running.  From every corner of this globe, from Mexico to Brazil, from NY to California, From England to Austria, From Ghana to Tokyo I am proud of my friends who have opened their hearts to me.  They pass through your life and light your life when it seems like the lamp will not light.  Like Hanukkah, in sad desolation we sit sometimes with nothing but hope and faith. To those of you dear friends I promise that if you yell: "I am alone in the wilderness!" there shall be someone who shall come running and those people may be strangers at first, but friends should be made with every pair of eyes we gaze upon.  So with strength of heart friends make 2010 yours, I dare you to move:
I dare you to move 
I dare you to move 
I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor 
I dare you to move 
I dare you to move 
Like today never happened 
Today never happened before 

Welcome to the fallout 
Welcome to resistance 
The tension is here 
The tension is here 
Between who you are and who you could be 
Between how it is and how it should be 

For we are all one people.  A people with minds that sometimes take over our innocent heart and taint it.  But in our heart evil will not fully encompass, never fully destroy.  Purity will live in us as long as we love and I have met such love in my life that I can say that I have been blessed in this life not to have met an evil person...We are all coulured, we are all tainted, but we are all pure as long as we learn, love and laugh.  I AM....We are...

We're colored people, and we live in a tainted place
We're colored people, and they call us the human race
We've got a history so full of mistakes
And we are colored people who depend on a Holy Grace
A piece of canvas is only the beginning for
It takes on character with every loving stroke
This thing of beauty is the passion of an Artist's heart
By God's design, we are a skin kaleidoscope

We've gotta come together,
Aren't we all human after all?

Ignorance has wronged some races
And vengeance is the Lord's
If we aspire to share this space
Repentance is the cure

Well, just a day in the shoes of a color blind man
Should make it easy for you to see
That these diverse tones do more than cover our bones
As a part of our anatomy

So a Merry Christmas to All and I plan to have my Birthday At West Ed Mall In Edmonton on Jan 9 from 6-8pm, I'll send out the facebook invite too...780 289 5277, with the questions for the Laz

Maybe redemption has stories to tell 
Maybe forgiveness is right where you fell 
Where can you run to escape from yourself? 
Where you gonna go? 
Where you gonna go? 
Salvation is here 

I dare you to move 
I dare you to move 
I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor 
I dare you to move 


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Ardi (ARA-VP-6/500) are the fossilized skeletal remains of a female Ardipithecus ramidus, an early human-like species 4.4 million years old. It is the most complete early hominid specimen, with most of the skull, teeth, pelvis, hands and feet.[1] National Geographic called it "the oldest fossil skeleton of a human ancestor" and a specimen that "puts to rest the notion, popular since Darwin's time, that a chimpanzee-like missing link—resembling something between humans and today's apes—would eventually be found at the root of the human family tree."[2]

The word Ardi means "ground floor" and the word ramid means "root" in the Afar language.[3]



[edit] Archaeology

Fossils of A. ramidus were first found in Ethiopia in 1992, but it has taken 17 years to assess their significance.[4] Ardi is a more primitive hominid than the well-known Australopithecine skeleton, Lucy. Standing at 4 feet tall (120 cm) tall and weighing around 110 pounds (50 kg),[5] Ardi was about 6 inches taller than Lucy but almost double her weight. The skeleton was discovered at a site called Aramis in the arid badlands near the Awash River in Ethiopia in 1994. Although it is not known whether Ardi's species developed into Homo sapiens, the discovery is of great significance as Ardi is the oldest known hominid fossil. The discovery was made by a team of scientists led by UC Berkeley anthropologist, Tim D. White [5][6][7] and was analyzed by an international group of scientists that included Owen Lovejoy heading the biology team. On October 1, 2009, the journal Science published an open-access collection of eleven articles, detailing many aspects of A. ramidus and its environment.[8]

[edit] Anatomy

Ardi lived more recently than the most recent common ancestor of chimps and humans, but still provides some evidence for what that ancestor was like. Specifically, the skeleton suggests the common ancestor was not as chimp-like as some had supposed,[9] but rather was "probably a palmigrade quadrupedal arboreal climber/clamberer that lacked specializations for suspension, vertical climbing, or knuckle-walking"[10] (i.e. the common ancestor lacked certain important specializations of chimps).

The canine teeth of A. ramidus are smaller, and equal in size between males and females. This suggests reduced male-to-male conflict, pair-bonding, and increased parental investment.[11] "Thus, fundamental reproductive and social behavioral changes probably occurred in hominids long before they had enlarged brains and began to use stone tools."[12]

Researchers infer from the form of Ardi's pelvis and limbs and the presence of her opposable big toe that she was a facultative biped: bipedal when moving on the ground, but quadrupedal when moving about in tree branches.[2][10][13] Ardi had a more primitive walking ability than later hominids, and could not walk or run for long distances.[7] The teeth suggest omnivory, and are more generalized than those of modern apes.[10]

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World turns black and white
Pictures in an empty room
Your love starts fallin' down
Better change your tune
Yeah, you reach for the golden ring
Reach for the sky
Baby, just spread your wings

We'll get higher and higher
Straight up we'll climb
We'll get higher and higher
Leave it all behind

Run, run, run away
Like a train runnin' off the track
Got the truth bein' left behind
Falls between the cracks
Standin' on broken dreams
Never losin' sight, ah
Well just spread your wings

We'll get higher and higher
Straight up we'll climb
We'll get higher and higher
Leave it all behind

So baby dry your eyes
Save all the tears you've cried
Oh, that's what dreams are made of
'Cause we belong in a world that must be strong
Oh, that's what dreams are made of

Yeah, we'll get higher and higher
Straight up we'll climb
Higher and higher
Leave it all behind
Oh, we'll get higher and higher
Who knows what we'll find?

So baby dry your eyes
Save all the tears you've cried
Oh, that's what dreams are made of
Oh baby, we belong in a world that must be strong
Oh, that's what dreams are made of

And in the end on dreams we will depend
'Cause that's what love is made of