Saturday, December 10, 2016

Sharing small stories...

This weekend we are sharing one of many stories from the up coming; A Small Book Of Small Stories

                              Human concerto...

She held the instrument close and began to play the notes of her life in accompaniment to the music that flowed through her soul.

She wanted all others to listen to their own music and applaud loudly.

Perhaps someday everyone might listen to the strains of
each others melodies...

and delight in the symphony of humanity.

Have a wonderful and musical weekend...

Noodle and crew

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Almost Wordless Wednesday...

                       " If only I had opposable thumbs..."

Have a wonderful Wednesday...

Noodle and crew

Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Truth Is Out There...

                                   looking for the facts...

Do ethics still matter in journalism ?


“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”

-Aldous Huxley-

In November Donald Trump tweeted that he saved a Ford Motor Company plant in Louisville, Kentucky from moving to Mexico. He didn't because it wasn't.
The plant was never moving to Mexico but that apparently is not important in this world we live in now.
Yesterday Mr. Trump touted that he'd saved a 1000 jobs at a Carrier plant but it's how he saved those jobs that is at issue and brings into question if this is a one time PR stunt or a little bit of the old razzle, dazzle.

Trump also declared that he would extract himself from his business if he won to avoid any   appearance of impropriety  but now, not so much.

It appears that it is now only the mere suggestion of a possibility of anything that is what is held to be, truth.

Which brings me to this;

"Well, I think it's also an idea of an opinion. And that's—on one hand, I hear half the media saying that these are lies. But on the other half, there are many people that go, 'No, it's true.' And so one thing that has been interesting this entire campaign season to watch, is that people that say facts are facts—they're not really facts. Everybody has a way—it's kind of like looking at ratings, or looking at a glass of half-full water. Everybody has a way of interpreting them to be the truth, or not truth. There's no such thing, unfortunately, anymore as facts."

-Scottie Nell Hughes, Trump surrogate-

And this;

"This is the problem with the media. You guys took everything that Donald Trump said so literally. The American people didn’t. They understood it. They understood that sometimes, when you have a conversation with people, whether it’s around the dinner table or at a bar, you’re going to say things, and sometimes you don’t have all the facts to back it up."

-Corey Lewandowski,Trump surrogate-

The truth is that facts are not supposed to be subjective...
Facts are just that, facts!
But it seems as though now we have reached a place where absent any evidence or facts, a mere statement if repeated enough and said loudly enough can be perceived as truth.
Truth that the media in general doesn't waste it's time trying to correct (shame...).

Which brings me back to my original question...
Do ethics still matter in journalism?
We will have to wait and see.

Until then, don't give up on the facts and the truth.

As was told to us on The X Files; the truth is out there... so are the facts.

You just have to look a little harder to find them these days.

Have a fabulously fact filled weekend!

Noodle and crew

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

This Wednesday We Introduce Noodle Nuggets...

Noodle Nuggets are little nuggets of wisdom brought to you by Noodle and her crew.

                                           Nugget # 27;

         When life gets you down...close your eyes and take a nap.


Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Noodle and crew

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Can you see me now?

For the second year Only Natural Pet is partnering with BlogPaws Be The Change For Pets for the holiday season. Together, they want to make life a little better for the 7.6 million pets who enter shelters across the United States every year.

For every purchase of a toy, treat, bed or accessory, Only Natural Pet will donate 5 percent of the purchase value to pets in need. JOIN them in sharing the #IMAGINE5 Campaign - on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or post to any social media. Then register your local shelter to be one of FIVE grand prize winners!

We are nominating  FRIENDS OF THE ANIMALS FOUNDATION  which  just happens to be where I came from!

So please go over to Only Natural Pet and pick out some holiday gifts and when you do you will be helping shelter pets at the same time!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Noodle and crew

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Gobble, gobble, gobble...

It's almost Thanksgiving!

It's that time of year we reflect on our humble little lives and give thanks for all the things we hold near and dear to our hearts.
We eat too much and watch a lot of sporty type games. We argue with Uncle Harold about politics and religion and then we all settle back for a huge dinner topped with a piece or two of Aunt Lucy's yummy pumpkin pie.
Then as we sit around all bloated and asking ourselves why on earth we ate so much...
we talk about why Stewart isn't married yet and why Gwen hasn't gotten that promotion and why Marge is such a bi*ch.

At the end of the evening we go about gathering up our coats and hats as we head for the door on our long way home. We curse the traffic and the weather and swear that next year we will make some excuse not to join in the festivities and vow to join a gym.

But here's the matter how much we whine and moan about it all, there is something about this time of year that makes us better people. If only for a few weeks.

We smile a little easier, we give a little more to others and for all intents and purposes we are a little happier with the world in general.
For those few weeks we see the better part of people and we are better people and the world is a better place.

Wouldn't it be great if this year we could manage to make it last a little bit longer than for those few weeks in November and December...wouldn't that be something?

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Noodle and crew

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Something different Saturday...


We wanted to step away from politics for a minute.
So here's something completely different.                    
We thought we'd put a little travel montage together for you...

                                   Earth; A trilogy...

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Bangkok, Thailand

New Mexico ( USA ) 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Noodle and crew