Quiet Glen in Winter

A soft glow and then radiance

as the Sun pushes out

from its blanketing of dark clouds.

I feel my skin warm under its caress

I’m surprised by its intensity

on such a cold winters day.

The glen under the sun’s touch, softens glistening snow 4a

and snow fairies appear

glimmering and dancing

from newly melting snow.

The forest groans and whispers

as snow

loosened from heavily burdened branches

softly hits the ground

 and small animals scurry,

in search of food.

I breath the frigid air

absorbing the glen’s tranquil beauty,

and say a prayer of thanks…

for all that is life!              Hansi Riley

It’s not easy being green!

There’s a new sheriff in town and it’s called “SmartWater’!  This new UK security is used to protect cars and homes from break ins.  It’s an odorless  mist that sprays the intruders (it can’t be washed off either), and under ultraviolet light they are florescent green.  Brilliant! (=  http://smartwatercsi.com/

It's not easy being green

Who’s judging the Judges…

judging the judges

 

 

 

 Recently Judge G. Todd Baugh of Montana sentenced Stacey Rambold (a teacher), because he raped one of his students (a 14 year old girl, Cherice Morales).  He sentenced him to 15 year in prison, which he then cut down to 30 DAYS in jail, yes that’s all!  One of the statements the Judge made to explain his decision was that the girl looked older than her chronological age, Really!  I mean REALLY!  Oh and by the way, Cherice Morales ended up killing herself later, the ravages of rape strike again.

Because of demonstrations and the media putting the story out, the teacher was re-sentenced, (I can’t believe they could let the same Judge do it again), and he gave the teacher only 2 years this time!  Let me say this, if this had been the Judges daughter or granddaughter, the Judge probably would have thrown the teacher in jail and tossed away the key!  Both his sentences were erratic and ridiculous!

As you can tell, I’m sick, disgusted and incensed by the entire situation, that poor child and her family left behind.  Rape is such a horrific act, but when done to a child it makes me crazy, I’d like to castrate the guy myself!  OK, I’m not going to, he really deserves that and more!  The guy should have been charged with raping a child and 2nd degree murder! 

Now back to Judge G. Todd Baugh, this Judge is still deciding the fate of people, his total lack of judgement, the ignorant statements he made and the possible prejudice he showed frighten me for all those who will have to stand before him. 

This case got me wondering how many other cases were misjudged or miss-sentenced and weren’t caught.  So again my question is, who’s watch-dogging the Judges, are we paying enough attention to the competency of those chosen to represent and protect us? 

My heart and prayers go out to Cherice Morales and her family and friends.  There was no reason or excuse for any of this.  I pray she is now at peace in heaven.   For more on this case, see http://buff.ly/156dbDk

Memorial Day, Remembering

Remembering all the men & women who have given so much for all of us and our freedom, they are true heroes!  Hansi Riley

memorial day 2013

Angel Flight (Radio Tower Remix) – w Lyrics http://buff.ly/1arr25O  Radney Foster

Keepers of the Earth

We are the present keepers of the earth

as were many generations before us. 

What they have or have not done

has made its mark and will continue to play out

but how will future generations view

the contributions we’ve made…         Hansi Riley

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Innocent Child

Innocent child how you break my heartinnocent child 1a

lacking food and shelter right from the start.

Was there ever a time you could just be a child

with food  in your belly and a reason to smile.

How did we miss you?

How could we be so blind?

With the wealth of our nation we’ve just got to find

solutions to hunger

for the good of mankind!    Hansi Riley

 

Childhood Poverty in America http://buff.ly/UHzGa2

On the road again…

I didn’t desert my blog, we’ve been on the road.  Just 1 of the things we enjoyed was the Keith Urban & Vince Gill Return to Headline Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Benefit http://buff.ly/15OsYY8  It was amazing!  These were the Artists we got to hear sing and watch having fun with each other.

Keith Urban concert line up