Daily Archives: May 29, 2015

“Penned”, A Social Writing APP, For Budding Fiction Authors To Share Their Work & Thoughts With An Audience.

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by Anura Guruge

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Click here to access the Penned APP at the Google Play APP store.
Also available for Apple i<devices>.


Click here to access the Penned APP Website.

The creator of this interesting APP, Brian Sanders, sent me an e-mail Friday morning asking me, very politely, whether I would tell YOU about this aid for fiction writers.

I am happy to do so and immediately send the links to our local, soon to be published, fiction authoress, Alton’s Brandy DiFauda.

Check it out. It sure has potential and promise for writers.

Google With Its Doodle For Nepal Propagates The Misconception Of Buddhist Prayer.

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* Archbishop of Canterbury & Buddhist prayer.
* Obama, Buddhism & prayer.
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>> Francis abandons prayer … 
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PLEASE pray for Argentina

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Google’s explanation that accompanied its May 29, 2015 Google Doodle for Nepal. Click image with candles, top right, to access that Google Doodle.

Note that it says ‘prayers to Buddha‘.

Yes, a lot of people, not too brightly pray to Buddha. Sadly that has to be a very pointless task. The Buddha, by his own words, and by the fundamental tenets of Buddhism, NO LONGER EXISTS.

The Buddha reached Nirvana. It basically means that his soul ceased to exist. His soul was blown out like a candle.

The Buddha attaining Niravana is the Buddhist equivalent to the resurrection. It is the crux of the belief.

So, as I always ask, how can YOU pray to somebody who does NOT exist. Yes, that raises other questions about other religions BUT, those who pray do so BECAUSE they are 1,000%+ convinced that there is somebody UP THERE. The Buddha is NOT up there. Take my word on that. I know. I know my Buddhism.

I explained this all before in this July 3, 2014 post. Here is a snippet from that post.

In theory Buddhist should NOT pray!They have nobody to pray to. I kind of explained it here. Yes, Buddhist pray. The family that adopted me were BIG into prayer. But they prayed to the Hindu gods and sometimes even to the Christian God. So that is the flip of what Rowan is doing. Devout Buddhist praying to Christ because the Buddha is unavailable to answer prayer.”

Also please check out this post, from November 19, 2012,
which YET AGAIN is on this very topic.


Ahead Of Pope Francis’ US Visit, Vincenzo Paglia, Vatican Archbishop In Charge Of Event Investigated For Fraud & Embezzlement!

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Click to access coverage from Philadelphia itself, from “philly.com”.


Click to access U.K. “Telegraph” coverage.

The overriding impetus for Pope Francis’ September 22 — 27, 2015 visit to the U.S. is to participate in the 8th, triennial, “World Meetings of Families” being held in Philadelphia.

Archbishop ad personam, Bishop emeritus of Terni–Narni–Amelia (Italy), Vincenzo Paglia (70), as of June 2012 has been the President of the Pontifical Council for the Family. It is this Pontifical Council that is responsible, at the Vatican end, of organizing the World Meetings of Families — which by definition (as stated in its name) is a Global initiative. So for Paglia to be accused of and be officially investigated by Italian prosecutors for fraud and embezzlement is NOT good. Not sure whether he did it for his then diocese, the Church, personal gain or a combination of all.

It should not impact the event or the Pope’s visit. Just more embarrassment for the pope and Vatican. He definitely would have been in the pope’s retinue for the visit — possibly coming well ahead of the pope to make sure that all the details have been taken care of.


Puppy Rescue Van Crash In Portsmouth, N.H. — Kind Of Close To Home.

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Click to access WMUR news report of puppy rescue van overturn from May 28, 2015.

The van that Braxton came in — to Kittery, Maine, just north of Portsmouth, NH.

Different outfits BUT we got Braxton (who we thought was a Beagle but has proved to be a Harrier) from a rescue van, in Kittery, Maine — just north of Portsmouth, N.H.

Yes, as far as we can tell, there are numerous such vans making the trek north, with rescue animals from the south, weekly. Yes, it is ‘big’ business — though it is worthwhile. We would not have got Braxton IF not for a rescue service like that.

The accident would have been ADDED trauma for the animals, especially the dogs. It took Braxton a YEAR to recover from being a rescue dog who had spent much of his life in a crate — and he, like all our dogs, was pampered and spoilt once we got our hands on him. So I feel bad for these animals. Shame.

Kind of upset me. 

A Very Soothing Google Doodle For Nepal’s ‘Republic Day 2015’ On May 29 — First Ever Doodle for Nepal.

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Last Google Doodles:
>> U.S. Sally Ride’s 64th.
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This Google Doodle is restricted to Nepal.

As the above explanation points out, in paragraph two, the recent devastating earthquakes played in role in the creation of this Doodle — the FIRST, ever, for Nepal. Nice. Hopefully they will get more in the years to come.

The “prayers to Buddha” mentioned towards the bottom of Google’s 3rd paragraph is a misconception!
Read this May 29, 2015 post for clarification.