Monthly Archives: April 2015

African Proverbs Quiz 1


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1. If your only tool is a hammer, you will see every problem as a nail.

a. You achieve all your goals in life.
b. Your limited education makes you close minded.
c. You fight with hammer, if you can’t have your way.
d. You think like a Carpenter.

2. He is like a drum which makes a lot of noise but is hollow inside.
a. A show off with no skills
b. Likes to intimidate people
c. A person with no feelings
d. A sad person

3. Do not forget what it is to be a sailor because of being a captain yourself.

a. Stay humble with high position
b. When captain think back to sailor days
c. Always want to lead
d. Study sailor books when you make captain

4. A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything.

5. Do not let what you cannot do tear from your hands what you can.


6. The poorest person in the world is not the one without money but one without vision.


7. A wise man who knows proverbs, reconciles difficulties.


8. A fool and water will go the way they are diverted.
a. Water & Fools like going anywhere somebody points them.
b. They don’t have control of themselves.
c. They helpless.
d. All

9. I cannot hear what you what you say for the thunder of what you are.


10. A stubborn person sails in a clay boat.


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If you ever thought about having a solid Digital SLR & Video Camera all in one, you no longer have to worry about that.

Many New Digital SLR Cameras have Video capabilities these days. Many in HD Video. I have a Nikon Digital SLR. The D3100 wt a 18-55mm lens & a 55-200mm lens wt Video Capabilities. I am very happy with it.

I brought a Vertical Shutter Release/Battery Pack for mine. This adds Height & Weight, which add more Stability for hand held shots.

The battery pack gives me the power of adding an extra battery as well. When 1 battery goes out, the other one kicks in.

I can crop photos right in the camera once I take them, turn them to Black & White Photos, Put Duo-Tones on the photos, Control the Color Balance. There are many features to these Digital SLR Cameras today.

You can get them in Nikon, Pentax, Canon, Sony and many other brands.

10:21 pm

Turn Down…For What?

“Turn Down…For What?”

…A Lyric or Quote Many Youth say in 2015.

In many ways that only applies to Sports & Entertainment in the Adult World.

In Sports & Entertainment you can let it all out.

But “Being a Thinker”, “Being Inventive”, “Being Productive” is Frowned Upon, Not Supported, Not given a Serious Look or Ear.

Big Media Advertising gives Great Attention to Sport & Play of Black People. Therefore, Black People gives it Great Attention. Sports, Comedy & Play are Great Money Makers for the Already Rich, so they Invest in It In Large Ways.

2 Basketball Gyms…Side by Side. One playing A Big Regional Playoff Game. The Other A Big Regional Spelling Bee/Science Competition/–or Math Competition. You lucky if the Spelling Bee/Math Competition/Science Competion even fills the first two rows.

Big Money…Lights, Camera Action….Lifestyles of The Rich & Famous…”My Son Gon Make D Pros”…”He Sho Nuff Good”…

Millions of Youth play High School Sports, only a Small Percentage Make the Pros…but there is Always that hope of Youth Making The Pros & The Family Gon Be Wealthy.

Who Supports & Motivates Thinkers? Doctors save lives. Architects build. Inventors invent. Film Makers make Films. Song Writers write songs. Playwrites write plays. Poets write & perform Poems/Spoken Word. Authors write books. Scientists explore. Veternarians take care animals. Doctors take care the sick & get them well.

3:15 am

One’s Connection with Destiny, Outreach Experts Hands.


From the Words of My Big Cousin, More Like a Big Brother–Gerald Murphy speaks of his Son, Gelani Shakir Murphy.
“The baby boy, born 3 months early at 1pound-11ounces.

The Dr. said “he might not walk. He’s gonna have a lot of physical problems.”

He was on a respirator for 2 months. Lungs collapsed the day we were supposed to bring him home. His lungs hadn’t even developed.

…Now, he runs 8-10 miles each day.

He is a 5th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do & Competing to make the Olympic Team.

God Is Powerful…”If God for You, Who or What can be against You?”

Gerald Murphy
(Former World Tae Kwon Do World Champ)

Father: Gerald Murphy–aka–“Little Dragon”

Father: Gerald Murphy–aka –“Little Dragon











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When You Fall–Fall Face Up.

We all get knock out of balance
from time to time
that ain’t no crime
but when we fall
Fall face up
if we can look up
we can get up
face down in the dirt, hurt
no inspiration,
when the sun ain’t in view
body feel like the flu
life in the light of d sun
grab it.

12:19 pm

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So-Called “New Math” in Today’s Schools

This “New Math” is to Confuse the Child on Early Math…Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide. If the child gets confused, they will always be frustrated with Math.

Forget That Crap…Teach them Every Number Combination to Make 10. Mental Math. Throw out 4. Make them tell you other number to make 10. Throw out 7. Ask them the other number to make 10.

Math games that strengthen their Mental Math. Make them give you the 1 and 9 make 10. 2 and 8 make 10. 3 and 7 make 10. 4 and 6 make 10. 5 and 5 make 10. 6 and 4 make 10. 7 and 3 make 10. 8 and 2 make 10. 9 and 1 make 10.

Drill our children to they know adding forward and backwards. They will laugh at this crap, even at an early age. They won’t even need paper or pencil to add those baby numbers.

Mental Math. They will challenge anybody to say they wrong. They will say themselves .LETS TAKE IT TO THE BOARD.”

8:17 am
* Other Math Related Posts on Jewels4dmind Blog

–Mental Math/–Dollar & Circle Technique

–Calculators Have Become Crutches for Our Youth. Mental Math Will Last.

–100% Mastery of Math Is A Must for Our Children

–Teach Children Math with Money (coins)

–Watch “Exponents” Math Tutorial

Children by Nature are Math & Science Inclined

If we put as much time or more into Youth’s Development as we put into them being a sports star as a doctor, engineer, film maker, clothing designer, etc—we could move some things in the world.  Not only do the Youth get caught up in the lifestyles of the rich and famous—the adults do too.  Matter of fact, the Youth learn it from the adults. 

We have to take our lives more seriously.  Children’s first loves is not sports early on—many times they are conditioned to be lovers of sport and play. 

Children by nature are born Math and Science inclined.  That is why as babies they get into everything—trying to find the “why and how” of things around them.

7:37 pm


Men, Women, Youth should have Trades. Develop ways, at least of providing services for people that are needed.

A man should not seek out a woman on beauty alone, just as a woman should not seek out a man on just money alone.

How well do they communicate together?

Do they both have passions toward things, so when one mate is busy, the other can keep themselves busy & not be miserable based upon the other focused in on their work/passions in life.

Neither man nor woman should ever stop learning. Learning goes way beyond the four corners of a classroom.

7:39 pm

Conscious Storytelling (A Timeless University )/–Inspires Productivity (6 Jewels4dmind Posts)

1) Marvin Gaye’s Uncompromising Stand to Make the “What’s Going On” Album

2) 1970’s Conscious Music. View from The Other Side of Motown. The Untold Story.

3) Old People Stories Relevance in “New Day” Reality & Profound Art for Mental & Physical Freedom.

4) Conscious Rap Music…The Light Giver.

5) Conscious Lyrics & Poetry/–Anti-Dumbed Down Society

6) Conscious Music