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   May 23

Your Questions About Gardening

Michael asks…

I have a question please real opinions.?

First of all happy birthday! I’m usually not able to express my feeling well enough and to show you how thankful I am for everything. I haven’t known you for too long but you already are like a father to me, I believe in every single word that you say. I look up to you; you are my idol, you and Melissa of course.
A big ago Melissa lent me a book throughout the first few pages I came up to something that reminds me of you, it goes:
Success
To Laugh often and much to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child a garden patch a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, this is to have succeeded.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
I say this because even by your young age you have achieved all of these things. You laugh often and much, you have won the respect of many intelligent people. You appreciate beauty, I mean you are in fact married to Melissa, you have 3 beautiful girls and boys. All in whom I’ve had the pleasure to meet. You always find the best in others. You have helped and earned the affection of children. You have made at least one life easier. This is what means to have succeeded. You are a very successful person in every way. Like it says in the book “success is the ongoing process of striving to become more.” I believe you will achieve much, much more, I and a countless of other people.
Thank you for everything! I hope you have the best birthday ever!

This is a birthday card, for someone that is very important to me. What do you think? please be honest!

GardenersCardiff answers:

Except 4 a few ‘nit picky things’—I usually am not able to express my feelings well enough, or usually am not able to show you how thankful I am for everything. I haven’t known you for very long, but you already are like a father to me. I take to heart every single word you say. I look up to you.

You are indeed my idol.

You and Melissa of course.

A while back, Melissa loaned me a book. Looking through the first few pages, I came to something that reminds me so very much of you. This is the way it goes–

……. Ralph Waldo Emerson

I say this to you because even at your young age, you have achieved ALL of these things. You laugh often and much, You have won the respect of many intelligent people. You appreciate beauty inside and out–after all, you married Melissa. And you have 3 wonderful, beautiful girls and boys. All of whom I’ve had the delightful pleasure to meet.

You always find the best in others. You have helped, and earned the affection of children. You have made at least this one life easier.

This is what means to have succeeded.

You are a very successful person in every way. As it said in the book “Success is the ongoing process of striving to become more.” I believe you will achieve much, much more. I and countless of other people.

Thank you for everything! I wish you the best birthday ever!

There is nothing wrong with the way u had it (my inputs r just my opinion). I wud like 2 meet u, the person that thinks so highly of another, and if course the person 2 whom the feeling is directed.

Wish him a happy birthday 4 me, 2!

Mandy asks…

Robin nest box dimensions?

I have a wooden nest box which I made according to instructions obtained from an RSPB book. I have it firmly secured to a pole in our small garden at a height of about 7′. It’s been in place for over a year and although we’ve seen robins in our garden, none have chosen to build a nest in the box. The entrance is almost square, 4.25″ across and just slightly less than 4″ deep. It’s the latter that concerns me. 4″ seems too much ? I know that robins nest in peculiar places and several I have seen, have quite narrow entrances. For example; a small Royal Mail postbox with an opening of probably only about 2″.
Surely 4″ allows easier access from predators and allows in more wind and rain ? I’m thinking of reducing the opening but would appreciate advice from anyone who has knowledge and/or experience of robin nest boxes. Thank you very much !

GardenersCardiff answers:

Hmmm i dont know wat ure saying

Thomas asks…

Have you read the musings of a Recovering Liberal?

Robin of Berkeley is a Recovering Liberal and a psychotherapist in private practice.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/how_to_deprogram_a_liberal_in.html

-I wasn’t just your garden variety liberal who voted Democrat and that was about it. I was a true believer. A zealot. Like many leftists who had abandoned Judeo-Christian religion, I worshipped at the altar of liberalism

-So maybe you get now how hard it was, how disorienting and destabilizing and crazy making it was, when I realized about 1 1/2 years ago that I no longer believed in liberalism. I walked around in a confused state for weeks. Being a Democrat, a liberal, a far left radical from Berkeley was a big part of my identity. So who the heck was I if I weren’t a leftist?

-The first step, I decided, was deprogramming myself from decades of liberal propaganda. Out went books by Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, Michael Parenti, and various 9/11 conspiracy books. In came Mark Levin, Ben Stein, Ron Paul, and Ayn Rand. I heard something vaguely about Talk Radio, so I scanned my AM dial, and found Michael Savage. I was shocked and offended by his diatribes — but also oddly intrigued. I found many others: Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin, Boortz, Medved, all of whom became my “sponsors” in recovery this last year.

-To my disbelief, the more I listened and read, the more these folks made sense.

-As I educated myself, I started thinking and rethinking. I’d wake up in the middle of the night with the sudden realization that deeply held beliefs made no sense. Take the anti war stance of the left. Noble and sanctimonious and all that. But how easy it is to sit back and preach peace when you have an army defending you; to rail against the U.S. when you are protected by free speech laws; to demonize Israel, when you’ve never lived through the murderous pogroms of Tsarist Russia or the Holocaust. How hypocritical to lambast Big Business while you are making money from their stocks in your mutual fund portfolio (that is, until Obama took over). And how ludicrous to admire Chavez, Castro and all things socialist, when the closest experience you’ve had to standing on a bread line is queuing up for goat cheese/arugula pizza at Whole Foods.

-I only hope and pray (yes I’m doing that more too) that the US survives when the Democrats are done “changing” it. But if this lifelong left winger from Berkeley can wake up, hopefully others will also do so before it’s too late.

All her articles are below.. Great insight into the mind of a liberal

http://www.americanthinker.com/robin_of_berkeley/

GardenersCardiff answers:

She’s a lying idiot. The Dow is at 10,450. It was at 7,000 under Bush.

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