The Wiccan Rede

Bide the Wiccan Laws we must In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust. Live and let live. Fairly take and fairly give. Cast the Circle thrice about To keep the evil spirits out. To bind the spell every time Let the spell be spake in rhyme. Soft of eye and light of touch, Speak little, listen much. Deosil go by the waxing moon, Chanting out the Witches' Rune. Widdershins go by the waning moon, Chanting out the baneful rune. When the Lady's moon is new, Kiss the hand to her, times two. When the moon rides at her peak, Then your heart's desire seek, Heed the North wind's mighty gale, Lock the door and drop the sail. When the wind comes from the South, Love will kiss thee on the mouth. When the wind blows from the West, Departed souls will have no rest. When the wind blows from the East, Expect the new and set the feast. Nine woods in the cauldron go, Burn them fast and burn them slow. Elder be the Lady's tree, Burn it not or cursed you'll be. When the Wheel begins to turn, Let the Beltane fires burn. When the Wheel has turned to Yule, Light the log and the Horned One rules. Heed ye Flower, Bush and Tree, By the Lady, blessed be. Where the rippling waters go, Cast a stone and truth you'll know. When ye have a true need, Hearken not to others' greed. With a fool no season spend, Lest ye be counted as his friend. Merry meet and merry part, Bright the cheeks and warm the heart. Mind the Threefold Law you should, Three times bad and three times good. When misfortune is enow, Wear the blue star on thy brow. True in Love ever be, Lest thy lover's false to thee. Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill: An ye harm none, do what ye will.
- Blessed Be -
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Saturday, January 23, 2010

History of The Marine Corps Hymn

History of The Marines' Hymn: (exerpt from Warrior Culture of the U.S. Marines, Copyright 2001 Marion F. Sturkey)  The U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Air Force all have their own songs. [1]

The U.S. Marine Corps is the United States' military band of brothers dedicated to war fighting. The proud Brotherhood of Marines is guided by principles, values, virtues, love of country, and its Warrior Culture. This brotherhood of American Patriots has no song. Instead, Marine Warriors have a hymn. When The Marines' Hymn is played, United States Marines stand at attention. They silently show their pride in their fellow Marines, their Corps, their Country, their heritage, and their hymn.
     The Marines' Hymn is a tribute to Warriors. Marine Warriors stormed fortress Derna, raised the American flag, and gave us "the shores of Tripoli." Marines fought their way into the castle at Chapultepec and gave us the "halls of Montezuma." Marines exist for the purpose of war fighting. Fighting is their role in life. They "fight for right and freedom" and "to keep our honor clean." They fight "in the air, on land, and sea." The Marine Corps is Valhalla for Warriors. U.S. Marines need no song. They have a hymn.
     Ironically, no one knows who wrote the hymn, which was in widespread use by the mid-1800s. Col. A.S. McLemore, USMC, spent several years trying to identify the origin of the tune. In 1878 he told the leader of the Marine Band that the tune had been adopted from the comic opera Genevieve de Barbant, by Jaques Offenback. Yet, others believe the tune originated from a Spanish folk song. Whatever! Regardless of its origin, The Marines' Hymn has remained a revered icon of the United States Marine Corps for almost 200 years.
     In 1929 The Marines' Hymn became the official hymn of the Corps. Thirteen years later in November 1942 the Commandant approved a change in the words of the first verse, fourth line. Because of the increasing use of aircraft in the Corps, the words were changed to "In the air, on land, and sea." No other changes have been made since that time. When you have attained absolute perfection, there is no need for further modification:

From the Halls of Montezuma,
To the Shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country's battles
In the air, on land, and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title

Our flag's unfurled to every breeze,
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in every clime and place
Where we could take a gun;
In the snow of far off northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes;
You will find us always on the job --

Here's health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve;
In many a strife we've fought for life
And never lost our nerve;
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven's scenes;
They will find the streets are guarded

     Sir Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister, became an ardent admirer of the U.S. Marine Corps. In the company of guests of state, he often demonstrated his respect for U.S. Marines by reciting, from memory, all three verses of The Marines' Hymn.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Lighting Shabbat Candles

The more I learn of the Jewish faith the less I know, and the desire to know more. YHWH guide me, teach me to be true to you and keep the Sabbat. I want to know how to keep the Sabbat, the things to do and not to do during Sabbat. The Hebrew is so mind boggling. The language is so soft to my ears and sweet to my lips. I will never be Jewish but I will understand the Jewish faith more.

Confused Yet?

This was send to me via email, you will never look at things the same again.


We'll begin with a box,
                  and the plural is boxes,
But the plural of ox becomes oxen,
                  not oxes.

One fowl is a goose,
                  but two are called geese,
Yet the plural of moose
                  should never be meese.

You may find a lone mouse
                  or a nest full of mice,
Yet the plural of house
                  is houses, not hice.

If the plural of man
                  is always called men,
Then shouldn't the plural of pan
                  be called pen?

If I speak of my foot
                  and show you my feet,
And I give you a boot,
                  would a pair be called beet?

If one is a tooth
                  and a whole set are teeth,
Why shouldn't the plural of booth
                  be called beeth?

Then one may be that,
                  and three would be those,
Yet hat in the plural
                  would never be hose,
And the plural of cat is cats,
                  not cose.

We speak of a brother
                  and also of brethren,
But though we say mother,
                  we never say methren.

Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
                  But imagine the feminine: she, shis and shim!

Let's face it - English is a crazy language.

There is no egg in eggplant
                  nor ham in hamburger;
Neither apple nor pine in pineapple.

English muffins weren't invented in England.

We take English for granted,
                  but if we explore its paradoxes,
We find that quicksand can work slowly,
                  boxing rings are square,
And a guinea pig is neither from Guinea
                  nor is it a pig.

And why is it that writers write
                  but fingers don't fing,
Grocers don't groce
                  and hammers don't ham?

Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends
                  but not one amend.

If you have a bunch of odds and ends
And get rid of all but one of them,
                  what do you call it?

If teachers taught,
                  why didn't preachers praught?

If a vegetarian eats vegetables,
                  what does a humanitarian eat?

Sometimes I think all the folks who grew up speaking English
Should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane.

In what other language do people recite at a play
                  and play at a recital?

We ship by truck
                  but send cargo by ship.

We have noses that run
                  and feet that smell.

We park in a driveway
                  and drive in a parkway.

And how can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same,
                  While a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language
In which your house can burn up
                  as it burns down,
in which you fill in a form
                  by filling it out,
And in which an alarm goes off
                  by going on.

And, in closing, if Father is Pop,
                  how come Mother is not Mop?

.25 Caliber Air Rifles from Crosman

(The, New York - Crosman Corporation, long known for innovation and quality in products for the shooting sports, introduced two new Benjamin .25 caliber hunting air rifles, each featuring cutting-edge technology. The Benjamin Trail NP™ XL725, a new break barrel, is powered by Nitro Piston™ technology. The new .25 caliber Marauder® PCP features pre-charged pneumatic technology, providing new power and silence to hunters everywhere.

With new emphasis on hunting, these new models increase the brand's presence in the category. Says Vice President of Sales, Steve Upham, "As we direct more of our energy toward hunting, we understand the advantages of the .25 caliber option. Our two new Benjamin .25 caliber air rifles provide hunters with the boost in downrange accuracy and energy they demand. We listened and responded."

According to Ed Schultz, director of engineering, "Different hunting situations require different air rifles. Since downrange accuracy and energy are both vital to successful varmint hunting, having the .25 caliber option provides the advantages of superior knock-down force and a larger kill zone. The larger caliber is unbeatable in sustaining maximum point of impact force. Its heavier weight, increased shock value and larger kill zone result in more lethal shots."

With up to 30 ft-lbs of muzzle energy and velocities of 800 fps, the new Benjamin .25 caliber Trail NP XL725 is the most powerful Nitro Piston powered break barrel on the market today. The Trail NP XL725 offers all the advantages of a break barrel airgun plus the qualities that make the Nitro Piston technology attractive to hunters: 70% quieter than traditional break barrels, no loss of velocity if left cocked in preparation for a quick shot and reduced recoil for improved accuracy. The Trail NP XL725 features a bull barrel, quick-lock optic mounting system, sling mount system installed, ventilated rubber butt plate and a checkered hardwood stock.

The new .25 caliber Benjamin Marauder air rifle is a powerhouse of sophistication and quiet accuracy shooting at velocities greater than 850 fps. It provides a commanding 80% increase over the .22 caliber Marauder, with its 45 ft-lbs of kinetic energy per shot. The choked, internally shrouded barrel delivers precision and hushed operation,

while it's indexing, eight-round clip allows for faster follow-up shots. Performing flawlessly at a variety of fill pressures, the .25 caliber Marauder rifle offers quicker fill time, using either compressed air or the CO2, DUAL FUEL® option. It has a finished hardwood stock with ambidextrous raised comb and custom checkering. The built-in pressure gauge displays the gun's level of fill and the two-stage adjustable, match-grade trigger improves accuracy.

For additional information on these new Benjamin .25 caliber air rifles, or on any Crosman, Benjamin, Crosman Archery, CenterPoint Hunting and Outdoors Precision Optics and Archery products, or Game Face Airsoft products, visit the company's Web sites at, or write to Laura Evans, Marketing Coordinator, Crosman Corporation, 7629 Routes 5 & 20, East Bloomfield, NY 14443, email her at, or call her at (800) 7 - AIRGUN (724-7486).
Laura Evans, Crosman (800) 724-7486 or

Let's not forget our friends at PyramydAir for any air gun need the are the first and best choice.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


I just had to put the clock back in the header... Since we are all prisoners of time, till we graduate to heaven. Till then time travel is just out of reach, or do you remember the TV series the "Time Tunnel" (1966)?

What I Decided....

My blog had become a monster. I deleted 11 panels of different items I had on my blog page. now it runs fast on all browsers.  So I really need to find a blog program that can handle my video blogging. I am also still trying to add pages to blogger blogs. A blogger page that calls up other blog pages.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Benjamin Marauder PISTOL - Finally is Here.

Okay, you all know I am crazy, and that I like things that are different and "yes" when they are different they cost more. In the long run an air gun cost less due to the rising cost in ammunition compared to a firearm. But I have always loved the Air Guns, even way back when I was with Lewis and Clark on the Expeditionary trail to the west coast  LOL. Well the folks at Crosman has done it again! I knew they would because they had the right platform to do it with... What am I talking about, the all NEW "Benjamin Marauder Pistol". Here is the report from "The Outdoor Wire" , coming from the SHOT Show 2010, Please READ it!.  I am so excited to see this because I imagined it as soon as I saw the Benjamin Marauder Rifle was a success.  Yes this is the same rifle I have been having fits over seen I have seen it. 

Here are the spec's on the pistol that I know of:
8-rd circular mag with auto-indexing
Internal shroud makes this a VERY quiet gun
Choked barrel delivers superior accuracy
Raised aluminum breech for easier loading of the clip
2-stage adjustable match trigger...and the trigger is metal!
Uses 3,000 psi compressed air
Built-in pressure gauge
Tank ends with quick-disconnect Foster fittings for fast refills
Includes CenterPoint Optics red dot scope & stock extension to shoulder mount the gun
Ideal for hunting small quarry up to 33 yds away
Made in the USA

This is great news to see the "Made in the USA" on another fine product. Goto to the fine folks at Pyramyd Air to pre-order this pistol NOW! Crosman plans to start shipping around the 8th of February, in late August of 2010. Just in time for my Birthday.  Did you notice it comes witha scope and shoulder stock extenstion?  One day I may get to start doing "actual hands on reviews" on all these products that I blog about. I will be excited to see reviews by Jim Chapman, the "A-Team", Paul Capella, Rick at AirGunWeb, and Tom Gaylord or course. More Later, Enjoy

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Leap Year

Yes I know it is not a Leap Year, but it is the perfect time to watch the movie, "Leap Year" (2010) with Amy Adams as "Anna",  Matthew Goode as "Declan", and Adam Scott as "Jeremy".  Anna has made plans to propose to her boy friend Jeremy, that she as known for 4 years and on - you guessed it - February 29 she is going to ask the Question. With her schedule and plans falling all apart she finds herself falling for "Declan" while she is in the enchanted land of Ireland. A classic romantic movie, that reminds me of the movie "P.S. I Love You". Call me a Romantic - definitely a thumbs up movie, or maybe I an a sucker for a Redhead. Either way you have to see and enjoy this movie.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Wool Blanket Top by Mike Dixon

The first time I saw this jacket/coat I fell head over heels for it. It is a shame Mike does not have a pattern for it but I am sure anyone that did a lot of sewing could figure it out (not me!). Thank you, Mike for showing your coat off. I am not sure how long his coat is but I would like mine down to about the knees, just above my knee high boots. Great job on  it Mike.

Learning Hebrew

A new friend (witness4yah) send me two links today to fuel my fire in my interest of Hebrew, and my desire to read the Bible in Hebrew.

Music        Narrations of Psalms        Hebrew Psalms Radio

Thank You.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Adding more Movie Trailers to my list.

Oh yes, between last night and now I have added a few more, plus I am always adding and changing things around on my blog. Plus I found a link to 500 Nation with Kevin Cosner, this is a little longer than most but the documentary is so GOOD - that I urge you to watch all the segments on this film.  Enjoy  Andy

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