Thursday, June 29, 2006

The Magician

So many magicians, so little time!

Merlin, Gandalf, Obi Wan Kenobi, Mickey Mouse, Harry Potter....

The Magician represents a focused individual who uses the power of creativity, with imagination, willpower and determination. He reminds us that we already have everything we need to create the life we want for ourselves. We can accomplish anything if we keep focused on what our heart desires.

Walt Disney who believed in magic, faeries and wizards
made his staff say the following mantra every morning.
"My Imagination Creates My Reality."

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Zen and the Universe

The Universe
by Zen Abbott Sengai Gibon (1750-1838)

Circle, Triangle and Square represent the primary shapes of the universe.
This is one of my favorite designs. It is so simple and has such a calming effect.

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Monday, June 26, 2006

The Tao of Dog

The Tao of Dog

One of the most popular designs at Planet Calamari!

Still celebrating the Year of the Dog!

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To learn more about Acupuncture for Dogs visit the Four Paws Acupuncture site

Friday, June 23, 2006

Taoist Master of Longevity, Peaches & John Prine!

It is Peach Season!

The Taoist Master of Longevity holds a peach, a symbol for abundance and good health.

One of my favorite John Prine Songs is "Spanish Pipedream" which is about blowing up your tv and eating lots of peaches...
Don't you think that is probably is the key to longevity?

Spanish Pipedream (AKA Blow Up Your TV)
© John Prine

She was a level-headed dancer on the road to alcohol
And I was just a soldier on my way to Montreal
Well she pressed her chest against me
About the time the juke box broke
Yeah, she gave me a peck on the back of the neck
And these are the words she spoke

Blow up your TV throw away your paper
Go to the country, build you a home
Plant a little garden, eat a lot of peaches
Try an find Jesus on your own

Well, I sat there at the table and I acted real naive
For I knew that topless lady had something up her sleeve
Well, she danced around the bar room and she did the hoochy-coo
Yeah she sang her song all night long, tellin' me what to do

Repeat chorus:

Well, I was young and hungry and about to leave that place
When just as I was leavin', well she looked me in the face
I said "You must know the answer."
"She said, "No but I'll give it a try."
And to this very day we've been livin' our way
And here is the reason why

We blew up our TV threw away our paper
Went to the country, built us a home
Had a lot of children, fed 'em on peaches
They all found Jesus on their own

If you like the John Prine lyrics I recommend that you blow up your tv and order a few cds before peach season is over.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Happy Summer Solstice!

Happy Summer Solstice.
This is celebrated as a time of new beginnings and life-enriching endings. On this day the sun reaches it's peak of power and begins the season of shorter days that eventually bring with them autumn's chills.

Celebrate the Sun while it is here! Winter will be upon us before we know it.

Happy Summer from Planet Calamari!

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Saturday, June 17, 2006

Gnomes for Peace

Gnomes for Peace is a non-profit organization started by the Gnome Elders in hopes that soon humans stop fighting and just learn to be nice to one another. You can donate to Gnomes for Peace by leaving cake morsels out in the garden for the gnomes, elves and fairies that work so hard to help us save the planet.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Help Save the Internet from the Dark Side!

Save the Internet: Click here

You can help save the internet before it is too late. Call your Senators now! It takes just a few minutes and it is a great way to let off some steam. Remember YOU are paying them to work for you! Click on the pic above to sign the petition.

Where else can you learn if Karl Rove is indicted..... or Not? ...or maybe? Do you think the MSM will tell you if a house from a Blue State is dropped on Ann Coulter? Or if aliens are running the show in Washington? Don't let the internet be taken over by the Dark Side.
Calling all Cyber-Jedis. It is time to take action. May the Force be with you.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Gnome on the Range

Just another typical day at Yellowstone National Park....These Range Gnomes are very good natured and seem to have a symbiotic relationship with the buffalo. When visiting the park please do not feed the Gnomes, bears or torment the buffalo.

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Sunday, June 04, 2006

Sister Mary Calamari
Patron of Starving Artists, Nerds and Geeks

On June 4, 1960 Our Lady of Perpetual Squids appeared to Sister Mary Calamari. Promising hence forth, that all artists, nerds and geeks would be respected and honored, as well as paid more than the lawyers on the planet.

She is now the patron of all starving artists, computer nerds and geeks. Each year on Planet Calamari this holy day is celebrated with a lavish procession and the Squid Gospel Choir singing the traditional hymn, Ave Sepia.

May Our Lady of Perpetual Squids bless you with an abundance of art and nerdy friends that know how to navigate a computer. Amen

Click here to support the Sister Mary Calamari Foundation