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Monday, May 9, 2011

A Car Lover's Guide on How to Bless a Car, Hindu American Style....

Gotta love it!
...Getting to drive a Cadillac CTS-V wagon for 40,000 miles is a blessing in itself, but with 556 horsepower on tap, we figured it couldn’t hurt to have our newest long-termer blessed by a Hindu priest. So we took it in for a pooja, which is a Hindu ceremony popular with car buyers in India. Poojas are often performed on everyday machines, tools, or objects. The ritual may seem odd to some Westerners, but the Hindu faith says that everything is connected to God, even material goods such as cars. Hindus bless a vehicle to ask deities to purify and safeguard the machine, to express appreciation, and to request that the car operate in a fruitful manner. Here’s how it’s done:

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Save the Troy Public Library & more than simply that... it's our community!!

From my friend Sharon MacDonell:

Hello Neighbors and Friends,
Next Monday, May 9th, Troy City Council will decide whether they will find a way to keep the library funded, open (and at what level) until we can have one, last, painful millage election on the library in August or November. They may even decide NOT to have a new millage election.
This is truly our last chance.
*Now is the time to send out emails to your friends.
*Now is the time to write to city council members (get their email addresses here -http://troymi.gov/Council/)
*Now is the time to write letters to editors (see attached instructions).
*Now is the time to argue with those annoying people who keep spreading disinformation about the city (find the FACTS at http://trustroy.org/)
*Now is the time to become informed.
*Now is the time to understand how we got here and vow to vote YES on a library millage! (read the Oakland Press Guest Opinion piece here: http://www.theoaklandpress.com/articles/2011/04/27/opinion/doc4db8b2f6f3539452613082.txt?viewmode=fullstory )
It's GO TIME folks.
What have you done for the library lately?

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