01-17-13-My Morning Thoughts: Thursdays are kind a cool… if ya get through another day you made it to the weekend again…and that’s usually a good thing! The world is yours for…love, skiing, boats, cabin get a way’s, 5 star restaurants, chuffers, private jet to anywhere,…oh wait, that’s my next life…but I’m still not going waste this life by waiting around…go out, have fun and try to be kind to as many people you meet along the way…plain and simple.
01-07-13-My Morning Thoughts: Not to sound like a baby-boomer radical peace and love guy, which is what I always wanted to be, by the way…but to me it seems like the “Lack of Love” is where we lose perspective these days. It’s not that hard to smile once-in-a-while say a good morning now-and-then or at the very least acknowledge-the-existence of our fellow human beings! Should this be so difficult? Is this beyond our macho sense of self? Is demoralization of “OUR” society more fun than a party with friends? I think not! Can’t speak for everyone but I’ll take real friendship, positive interaction, and a good old fashion constructive conversation (even when I’m wrong) anytime…day or night…plain and simple.
12-31-12-My Morning Thoughts: This year is almost over. It’s been interesting to say the least! With elections, weather disasters, acts of heroism, evilness, and a shade of hypocrisy that we overcame…I can only hope that whatever good we’ve managed to cling to makes for a better tomorrow… ”trying-to-be-better”…that’s my new non-one-word-mantra for 2013…everyone please be safe out there and watch out for the other guy even if he aint watching out for you…plain and simple.
12-28-12-My Morning Thoughts: Breaking news…What do you think the two most looked up words on the internet were this year?...ready:…Socialism and Capitalism…very interesting…don’t ya think?...just in case you weren’t sure of the definitions: Socialism = “Any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods…a system of society or group living in which there is no private property…system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state…a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done” Capitalism = “An economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of capital goods, by investments that are determined by private decision, and by prices, production, and the distribution of goods that are determined mainly by competition in a free market” ...IDK, those are the first definitions I found when I looked them up…Dems-Da-facts, you decide………………………………………………………………………………. I would like to thank my 1% people out there for this:…300 billion dollars were given to charity (s) in 2012 and 2/3 came from the 1%...loop-holes or not…that makes for lots of needed charity recipients…hats off to you…and if by chance your 2013 is the same or better can you try for 400 billion? Your charitable contribution is always welcome…and yes, please all have a great safe weekend…plain and simple.
12-26-12-My Morning Thoughts: I trust you had a wonderful “Christmas” day and all the Holiday doings to whatever it is that you do on your holiday doings with the people you do it with was everything you wished for…anyway…let’s see if we can hold on to that love and friendliness a little longer this year…plain and simple.
12-25-12-My Morning Thoughts: After many many words of “My Morning Thoughts” this is my first Christmas day post: I was raised Catholic and it was interesting along the way to say the least, however my words this fine morning are not to entice or promote or denigrate anyone’s beliefs or traditions but to insure that we continue this trek of good will to all whenever possible. In my small world I’ve found that love is thicker than hate and no matter how hard hate is thrown my way I still manage to find the love rising or at a minimum put my honest effort forth to find that love…Not always will it rise as fast as my Nune’s homemade bread use too, but it rises. I have been a fortunate soul to have so many gracious things positioned my way through the years. Yes the family and friends are always at the summit but so many other experiences and day to day doings that I’m only able to answer …‘why’ …yet humbly grateful…however, without crossing the edge or stepping on the out-of-bounds-line…may I say that, I wish everyone a wonderful day, a beautiful Christmas spirit, all the love in the world and if by chance you have been more fortunate than others…pass your extra love along the way…plain and simple.
12-24-12-My Morning Thoughts: If by chance you’re around someone today that may appear less fortunate than you, break out the love and share it…were only here once (that we know of) so let’s make a difference while we still can…plain and simple.
12-21-12-My Morning Thoughts: Christmas may be a little late this year and with a new name…January 1 2013 it will be known as the “Fiscal Cliff Christmas Blues”…I should write a song… If our elected officials don’t come to an agreement taxes are certain to go up for all so you might want to spend a little less on Christmas cheer this week! They all know how to fix the problem apparently because they all say you have to cut spending across the board. The problem is (like almost always) all the other items on both their wish lists get in the way! To remain solvent and free the deficit needs to go DOWN at some point...all sides know this…Did you know: Fact, 73% of the jobs created in the last 4 years have been government jobs? That’s 101 new government jobs per day…average salary 84k a year…nice ah?...President Bush left us 5 trillion dollar deficit expansion and President Obama 6 more trillion in the last 4 years…remarkable because there aint a company on the planet that could operate with 16+ trillion in the red! Anyway, don’t let this get ya down because isn’t the world suppose to end or something soon?...it’s funny how the first 45 billion years managed just fine without calendars…have a great weekend and I’ll see ya soon…that’s if the worlds still here…if not…I’ll see ya there…plain and simple.
12-20-12-My Morning Thoughts: Somewhere back in high school one of my teachers had the entire class write a one page paper on where we would be in ten years. I said I was going to have a cabin in the deep woods living off the land and playing guitar naked to the animals…here it is almost 35 years later…no cabin, no woods, no living off the land…although I have played guitar naked…thankfully before FB and YouTube were invented…those of you that were there will just have to go from memory…hey, what do you think we all will be doing ten years from now?...I’m prying it’s a little more peaceful…plain and simple.
12-19-12-My Morning Thoughts: Anyone think professional sports have taken over our society a bit? Do you think that professional sports have contributed to the decline of education in our society to some degree? Before you ream me a new one let me explain further. The dream of becoming a professional athlete and making millions of dollars while doing something that’s ‘FUN’ and on “TV” has help to derail our youth or at minimum placed some in an unusual position I believe. With so many that look up to these guys (in the limelight) it’s hard not to make the comparison of how the youth try and act out or would like to act like their idols while placing them on that 20 foot pedestal. The gold the cars the houses the women in every city…well you get the picture. All these things are basically unattainable by 99.9% of us. Yet, so many want it so bad and try to live it anyway and in doing so neglect the rest of the growing up process…education, learning and morals to name a few! We need to stress values to the youth so they know what’s practical and rewarding in life so when they don’t get the million dollar dream contract they don’t freak out!...NOTE: 1% of college football players (and there are many!) are drafted into the NFL for instance…and just 1% of that 1% (and there are very few) make a career out of it…I’m not an odds maker but I would think the odds aren’t that great of this happening and I’m sure other sports have similar statistics…I would never want to squash a child’s dream by any means but I would be misleading if I didn’t say to the young athletes, study hard first, work hard, practice hard, play hard and what will be will be…I coached baseball, football and basketball for years and I always talked about “education first” and so did my fellow coaches too…Those 99.9% of parents who are just as compassionate of their children’s abilities as I am of mine…may need to step back for a moment and say…let’s be honest and realistic with ourselves…so all options remain open and available to our children…plain and simple.