Archives for August 19, 2017
A great bottle of wine involved here.
Who are these guys? and why are they on a photo shoot? in a custody van ( cannot say whose van or who was driving )
Do you have a better picture of the parade Saturday in Oliver. You could be a winner. We do reward.
Now back to our parade. Thanks to the Oliver Rotary for such an organized event.
From a BC Government bulletin
Cariboo and Thompson-Okanagan residents urged to turn off the taps.
With streams and rivers in the Middle Fraser, Similkameen, Coldwater, Nicola and Kettle watersheds experiencing low flows, and weather conditions expected to remain dry, residents are urged to reduce water consumption.
The region is currently experiencing Level 3 drought conditions, which calls for voluntary water use reductions of 30 per cent.
The Interior could experience water supply shortages this year unless there is substantial precipitation.
Ministry staff are closely monitoring river levels and may upgrade the drought level if weather continues to have a negative effect on stream flows and water supply.
There is nothing specific to the Okanagan Lake and River system in the valley. The lake and river are high as are the aquifers. Most people would agree we could use some rain on the hillsides for fire protection.
Parade starts at 10:30 am
Events at the Community Park begin after the Parade
Awards and Coronation of Oliver Youth Ambassadors at Frank Venable Theatre at 6:30 pm
Action is the engine of result. Some say that a value is not a value unless it is put into action. Some say that ‘acting’ is pretending. “Do what I say, not what I do,” that doesn’t work for me because the action does not align with the words. Some say that only massive action will do it and Ghandi would advise that non-action is the way. Some say not to act against evil. Is evil an action? Action is many things
My actions give my results. My actions arise from my beliefs. When I act in a certain way, I show you what I believe. A brand new driver, let us choose a young man, drives in a certain way, especially when cruising the avenue where all his peers are on the sidewalk. What does he believe? What is the result he may be seeking? What result does he get from other than his peers? Divergent results from two groups. Oh, oh
Action may mean moving. But is it not also true that not moving, being still or of not getting involved that that action is as valid as any other? Action is one of those things that we never stop, just like choosing. We are always acting. We are always choosing. This creates immediate pressure, responsibility if you will, to engage life. You are acting, as am I, all the time and my/your actions affect our lives
I once talked with an ultra strong man competitor. He did things like throw telephone poles and single handed pull an 18 wheeler truck. He said that it took about 11 or 12 seconds of maximum pull before the truck moved at all. Looking at the scene there was no movement yet there was plenty of action in his muscles. Like fermenting wine, not much to see, but there is definite action toward definite result. Hmmm?
We are always in action? Are we carp, avoiding, withholding, sneaking behind the back? Or shark, dominating, taking, paucity driven? Or dolphin, collaborative, abundant, creative, giving, fun (btw will break a shark’s back if it threatens others)? We are in action at all times, even if others may not see movement (like the strong man and the truck). Action is the engine of result. What action style do you lean to?