01-18-13-My Morning Thoughts: Enough with the gun control politics already! Is it totally gun control or lack of it?…I highly doubt it…would any sane person wish “senseless killing” on anyone…that would be just insane, no? Unfortunately there is no “fix all” at this point, sorry that’s just my view…responsibly and realistically isn’t it people control, self control, compassion control, parent control, mental stability control, lock up your weapons control, spend time with your family control and the like! Any weapon, used to senselessly kill another human being, is an assault weapon in my mind…period! I’m not sure anything can stop and insane gunman except for maybe…a sane gunman…however, I would add that if there weren’t any guns or weapons ever invented some people would still be insane and some would still be sane, ya know?…I know several people that can kill without any weapon by just using their hands…I would assume that a reasonable person today realizes that we can’t get rid of all the weapons that can kill. Sure would be nice if nobody ever needed-em for protection…however that’s not the case now is it...we may not be able to ban everything (and I’m sure that would be the only answer…just us and fig leafs)…but if we could remove every object on this earth that could be used to kill, we would still be left with some crazy people, would we not? A great portion of the problem is deviant, unexpected, out- of-the-norm behavior…and that’s a tough one to completely eradicate…but…we are able to report things out-of-the-ordinary so hopefully they can be dealt with before all the craziness breaks out…we all need to stay alert of “our” surroundings and be as safe as we can within our part of this puzzling and frequently troubled world…stay awake…speak out…be involved…make a difference…it takes a great deal of good to triumph over a small amount of evil these days…or so it seems like anyway…let’s be good today with our eyes wide open…plain and simple.
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.