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Linda McDonald

"Love my life and help others to love theirs too!"

Temecula, CA, USA
female, age 57
married, 1 child
Speaks: English
Joined Mar 9, 2005


 
Stuff about me!
Let me see now,  I am a firm believer in fighting for causes you believe in, I do.  I may not always win, but the point is to try.  If you dont ever try then you will never succeed and I feel good about myself knowing that I usually give 110%.  I have lived here in Temecula (So. California) for 23 years now. Love gardening.  Working on my own currently.  Bought my  current house here 8 years ago and have a 9,000 sq.ft. lot that was all grass!  I hate grass, its a waste of energy (water, mowing, fertilizing) so am cutting out a lot of that and replacing it with lower maintenance plants and trees. I was a real estate agent for five years, got out of that a few years ago with the collapse of the economy, and for the past two years have been going to school in Oceanside for Landscape Design, just got my ceritificate in Landscape Architecture.  My philosophy in my business is to have a beautiful, functional, useable space, but one that does not consume more energy than it gives back.   Have put in four raised beds here at my house,  where I raise organically grown strawberries, tomatoes, herbs, veggies, you name it!    As far as my personal beliefs go, I believe in personal accountability and responsibility.  This goes for individuals as well as "corporate America" and any and all entitites.  I love rockin blues bands and go to clubs in San Diego and in Spring and Summer, all the Blues Festivals I can squeeze in and still work enough to make ends meet. I met my new husband last year at clubs I used to go to, he's a musician from San Diego.   Well thats all about me for now.  Thanks for reading this far!  Feel free to contact me if you are a kindred spirit, photos appreciated.  Namaste.
 
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Joined Mar 9, 2005 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Meeting Friends, Dating, Job Search, Professional Connections, Support a Cause 
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Groups Acoustic Coffee House, Complete Guide to Backyard Gardening, Computers for Kids!, Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Party, Gaia: The Earth Force United Coalition., Marine Mammal Rescue Group, What's Up in CA, World Heritage Alert, green gardening
Hometown Temecula, CA 
Homepage  
Birthday Oct 29, 1956  
Languages English  
About Me Fun, high-energy person, love doing new things, love listening to live bands (Rockin blues/Swing) and dancing! I believe we are all one, if only we could all understand that concept. I am passionate, sometimes too much so, honest, and fast to forgive others, not so easy to forgive myself. Love to fight for a cause I believe in. Love gardening (organic of course!) and nature. Enjoy traveling on roads I've never traveled before to places I've never been, as well as familiar places.
  Introduce yourself to Linda
  Lifestyle
Pets cat  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Moderate
Religions Spiritual but not religious, Earth Religions  
Eating Habits Almost Vegetarian  
Wild Fact About Me I dont know if its "wild" but I changed laws here in Riverside County where I live to stop the disgusting "sport" of cock-fighting. Basically changed the zoning laws so that Mexicans could no longer have 200 roosters on a half an acre parcel. It was quite an experience! Taught me that persistance can pay off in the end and that is why I will never say no to fighting for causes I believe in. Every single person can make a difference, its like throwing a pebble in a lake, watch the ripples that radiate outward from just that one tiny pebble! Thats me, a tiny pebble in an ocean, but boy can I make some ripples!
My Philosophy Treat others as I wish to be treated
What Gives Me Hope I'm alive!
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Get rid of dirty fuels, subsidize fuel efficient transportation, hybrid cars, homes that are built with solar heating & cooling systems in place as well as wind generators for each home (where possible), give builders an incentive to do this, they either do it or they don't get a permit! Why cant we have a "gym" powered solely by the people inside working out? Do you know how much energy is being expended in those places? I would stop this insane war in the middle east (if I were president) and tighten control over all financial institutions i this country immediately. Banks are destroying this country, along with a few other institutions, and they should be monitored. I would also stop importing so much from other countries. We have a huge trade deficit. no wonder we have no money here, it all goes overseas! We need to get some internal infrastructure in this country instead of relying so much on other countries. Stop our dependency on oil! It can abe done.
What/who changed my life and why I don't think any one person, book, movie, or event has changed my life, many of these things combined have made me what I am though. My grandmother had a big impact on my life, living on little, but showing me that you always need to help others and be happy with what you have.
What Bugs Me  
Passions  
Inspirations the Dalai Llama, My mother, My father, My ex-husband, My Husband - my love - my best friend, a new day!, those who fight for justice, Yosemite, a rainbow, courage, nature, music, my elders, children, Jesus, Buddha, Mohatma Gandhi  
What Scares Me ignorance and injustice, Self Righteous people, sociopaths, Nuclear Warfare, religious fanatics  
  Favorites
Role Models my grandmother and Mother Theresa  
Quotation Be the change you wish to see in the world -- Mahatama Gandhi
Interests believing in myself!, learning to live with less, broadening my horizons, Mind/Body/Spirit, Spirituality/Philosophy, Art/Design, Live Music, Travel/Adventure, Holistic Health, pets, Wildlife, Antiques/Collectibles, Clothing, Ecology, Energy Products/Services, Fair/Alter  
Books Anything by Ernest Holmes, books by Deepak Chopra, Anything by Wayne Dyer, Change your Thoughts, Change Your Life, Spiritual Growth, The Mystic Heart -Wayne Teasdale, Ask and It Is Given, Conversations With God by Neal D. Walsch, The Four Agreements  
Music Indian/Meditation/Chakras, New Age/Relaxation/Meditation, rock and roll!, the Moody Blues, Tom Jones, the Beatles, Tommy Castro, Chicago Blues, Texas Blues, zydeco, Rock/blues, swing  
Movies Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, "What the Bleep Do We Know?", The Miracle of Morgans Creek, Its a Wonderful Life, Saratoga Trunk, The Seven Year Itch, Rear Window, An American in Paris, Monkey Business, Small Time Crooks, Heidi, Ninotchka  
TV Shows dont have a TV!!  
Favorite Foods pasta, granola, Salads with everyhing!, strawberries and honey yogurt, pizza, homegrown heirloom tomatoes, ripe peaches, Omigod! Sushi, mahi tacos, deviled eggs, my special spinach salad, bruschetta, good coffee, mozarella cheese drizzled with balsamic  
Favorite Places Balboa Park in San Diego, Cruising - anywhere!, Big Sur, Yosemite, Huntington Botanic Garden, Las Vegas, Disneyland (of course!), the Wild Animal Park, Hawaii (Kauai), the beach (any!)  
Can't Live Without a garden, sunshine, music, ripe peaches and strawberries, Hope and Faith, love, laughter, Clean air and water  
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Linda's Photos

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    Nov 5, 2007 2:28 AM

    Dolores P. (170)
    FOR YOU:

    for you

    happy birthday !!!s


    Belated Happy Birthday, Linda

    May your year be filled with joy, beauty, and fulfillment as you pursue your dreams!!!!
    Nov 2, 2007 6:54 AM

    Dolores P. (170)
    big hugs my friend!

    Just dropping by to say  hi  
    Have an awesome weekend

    Nov 2, 2007 6:50 AM

    Dolores P. (170)
    lammas blessings

    August 1, 2007:  Lammas Blessing - wishing you and yours bountiful August days

    May 30, 2007 7:49 AM

    Dolores P. (170)
    beltane blessings

    May 1:  Blessed Beltane and joyous beautiful spring days for you my friend

     

    May 30, 2007 7:47 AM

    Dolores P. (170)
    earth day blessings

    April 22, 2007:  Earth Day Blessings

    "You see that pale, blue dot? That's us. Everything that has ever happened in all of human history, has happened on that pixel. All the triumphs and all the tragedies, all the wars all the famines, all the major advances.....it's our only home. And that is what is at stake, our ability to live on planet Earth, to have a future as a civilization. I believe this is a moral issue, it is your time to cease this issue, it is our time to rise again to secure our future."

     --- Al Gore
    , Inconvenient Truth
    Apr 14, 2007 6:50 AM

    Dolores P. (170)
    spring gerbera daisies


    Is it so small a thing
    To have enjoy'd the sun,
    To have lived light in the spring,
    To have loved, to have thought, to have done...

    ~~~ Matthew Arnold

    March 21:  Welcome, joy and hope and beauty: welcome Spring!!!

    Apr 14, 2007 6:49 AM

    Dolores P. (170)
    follow your rainbow

    happy st. patty's day march 17

    March 17:  Happy St. Patrick's Day 
    Wishing you the luck of the Irish every single day !!!

    Apr 14, 2007 6:49 AM

    Dolores P. (170)
    big hugs my friend!!!!

    The March wind roars
    Like a lion in the sky,
    And makes us shiver
    As he passes by.

    When winds are soft,
    And the days are warm and clear,
    Just like a gentle lamb,
    Then spring is here.

    ~~~~ Author Unknown



    Apr 14, 2007 6:48 AM

    Dolores P. (170)
    happy happy heart day !

    "Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart."

    ~~~~  Lamartine

    February 14th: Happy Happy Heart Day, my friend

    Love and Light, Dolores

    Feb 9, 2007 6:31 AM

    Dolores P. (170)
    hugs


    Love ya, Dolores


    Jan 3, 2007 2:12 PM

    Dolores P. (170)
    hugs


    Lying within the quiet uncompromising beauty of January is a buried treasure of contemplation and self-discovery.  Journey inward and find your buried treasure.

      Love and Light, Dolores
    Dec 27, 2006 1:39 AM

    Dolores P. (170)
    yule blessings

    Blessed Yule! 

    tidings of joy

    And Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas too


          

    Oct 28, 2006 6:15 AM

    Dolores P. (170)
    trick or treat !!!

    happy halloween !!!

    samhain blessings !!!

    Have fun ~~~~ Stay safe !!!   
    Love and Light, Dolores

    Oct 24, 2006 7:11 AM

    Dolores P. (170)
    FOR YOU :
    for you

    happy birthday !!!

    Happy Birthday on the 29th, Linda
    Wishing for you a year of dreams fulfilled!!!
    Love and Light, Dolores

    Sep 25, 2006 1:51 PM

    Dolores P. (170)
    happy autumn !!!

    mabon blessings !!!

    Sending you Mabon Blessings and
    wishes for a very Happy Autumn !!!

    Love and Light, Dolores

    Sep 25, 2006 1:51 PM

    Dolores P. (170)
    wishing you peace, love and joy always!

    Peace, my friend!

    Aug 9, 2006 9:44 AM

    Dolores P. (170)
    thank you for your friendship!!!

    I'm so very glad that you are my friend
    Happy Friendship Day!!! 

    Aug 5, 2006 11:43 PM

    Dolores P. (170)
    lammas blessings ~ happy harvest!

    argghhh!  I'm late again ....
    oh well, at least I'm consistent
    Wishing you a bounteous and joyous harvest season!
    Love and Light, Dolores

    Jul 27, 2006 3:49 AM

    Dolores P. (170)
    have a great weekend and a wonderful week


    Sorry this is so late
    Love and Light, Dolores

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