Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | December 28, 2018

Favorite Quotes – 2018 – Post #52

Favorite Quotes – 2018 – Post #52

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”

– Mark Twain

My two cents, but please share yours:

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.”

– Benjamin Franklin

Today’s theme = If choosing between two good things, take both.

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Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | December 28, 2018

First Quarter Debt Check – 2019

First Quarter Debt Check – 2019

For 1Q19, what is the current national debt, GDP, and population of the U.S.A.?

My two cents (but please share yours):

National debt = was $20.61 trillion (12/27/17) and is now $21.90 trillion (12/28/18)

GDP = was $19.63 trillion (12/27/17) and is now $20.81 trillion (12/28/18)

U.S. population = was 326.50 million (12/27/17) and is now 329.28 million (12/28/18)

Hint:  ( http://www.usdebtclock.org/ )

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | December 21, 2018

Merry Christmas 2018!

Wishing all of my friends, near and far,

the safest and Merriest Christmas 2018!

Cheers, Ashley

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | December 21, 2018

Favorite Quotes – 2018 – Post #51

Favorite Quotes – 2018 – Post #51

“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.”

– Calvin Coolidge

My two cents, but please share yours:

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”

– Charles Dickens

Today’s theme = Christmas

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | December 21, 2018

1200th Picoblog Post: International Exotic Animal Sanctuary

1200th Picoblog Post:

Once again and in honor of my 1200th picoblog post, I am dedicating it to the International Exotic Animal Sanctuary. My husband and I enjoy touring this facility in Boyd, Texas (north of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex) and visiting all of those wonderful lions and tigers and bears and other exotic creatures. If you come to visit the DFW region, this sanctuary is a must-see experience.

The IEAS website is http://www.bigcat.org/index.php.

The IEAS Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/ieasanimals .

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | December 15, 2018

Favorite Quotes – 2018 – Post #50

Favorite Quotes – 2018 – Post #50

“In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.”

– William Blake

My two cents, but please share yours:

And toss in a little chocolate for good measure!

Today’s theme = Winter

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | December 15, 2018

Picoblog Question – 2018 – Post #25

Picoblog Question – 2018 – Post #25

How will you celebrate Winter Solstice 2018 (Friday, Dec. 21)?

My two cents, but please share yours:

The shortest day of the year always coincides with the Ursids meteor shower (Dec. 17-24, peaking around Dec. 23). If the sky is clear enough, I will celebrate by staying up until midnight and watching the light show.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ursids

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ursa_Minor

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | December 15, 2018

Book Corner – 2018 – Post #9

Book Corner – 2018 – Post #9

What are you currently reading?

My two cents, but please share yours:

For fiction, I’m beginning The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah, the December choice for our neighborhood book club.

For nonfiction, I’m also beginning Big Debt Crises by Ray Dalio. This is the second book in his investment trilogy.

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | December 8, 2018

Favorite Quotes – 2018 – Post #49

Favorite Quotes – 2018 – Post #49

“For it is in giving that we receive.”

– Francis of Assisi

My two cents, but please share yours:

It’s sometimes hard to remember this quote when tackling the last of the Christmas shopping.

Today’s theme = Christmas presents.

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | December 8, 2018

Picoblog Question – 2018 – Post #24

Picoblog Question – 2018 – Post #24

What is your favorite family tradition for Christmas Day?

My two cents, but please share yours:

After church, getting the holiday roast in the oven, and a light lunch, including warmed slices of nut bread slathered with butter, our family would gather in the living room around the Christmas tree. The youngest of us always got the job of handing out presents one at a time, and each of us had to wait while each gift was opened, admired, and played with for several patience-stretching minutes. We usually finished just in time for dinner preparations to begin.  What’s your favorite tradition?

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