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BAM! The Bottom Was A Lot Closer Than I Thought.

In Uncategorized on December 31, 2012 at 9:05 pm


It remains to be seen if we are going to take the leap off the fiscal cliff in the next few hours.  To be honest, I am tired of hearing all the crap that is being thrown at the problem. So much of the decision making is not about what is right for Americans and our economy but what is right for the Republican or the Democratic party and how this will be remembered come the next elections. I read a blurb yesterday that said that John Boehner was holding out to see if he would win the election for the Speaker of the House. Now that’s a hell of a reason to hold up any decision making. Rumor has it that the GOP is strongly against him continuing as Speaker of the House. I believe that the reason this has become such a contentious situation is that the Republicans don’t have a cohesive platform right now so it is very difficult with all the in-fighting to find a common ground.

It seems to me that the Republican party is in the process of redefining itself after the craziness that occurred during the past election. With so many prominent figures alienating many of the American population there would have to be a major overhaul of the party. It will be interesting to see how it all shakes out but right now is not the time to test the waters. Both parties need to pull their heads out of sand and take a fresh look at what is good for the people. The public is not as ignorant as some would have you believe, we know that there has to be compromise but there can also be unity.

I know I am rambling but this situation does concern me and it will affect all of us in one way or another.

UPDATE: Wow…..Help I’m Falling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congress has adjourned until noon tomorrow with no final decision. Here is an article from the Huffington Post :

Sigh.I am now opening another Magic Hat #9 to help restore my sanity.


What Can I Say About 2012?

In Uncategorized on December 31, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Well, it certainly was not the easiest year of my life. I had a couple of health problems during the year that seriously set me back on this year’s well-thought out plan. I do feel much more confident about 2013 for several reasons.
1) I am still, for the most part, sane.
2) I am going full steam ahead with my freelance business.
3) My daughter is enrolled in college and moving along with her life.
4) I have some of the best friends in the world.
5) I love where I live.
6) I still wake up optimistic and hopeful.
7) I still wake up.
8) I will be taking better care of myself.
9) The world is a beautiful and amazing place.
10) Last but not least….God is good. Always.

My original New Year’s resolutions were ones I thought I could keep. I promised myself to drink more beer and play more pool. Well, that seems that it will not work out because of this stupid COPD, so now I am changing my resolutions to dream big and smile more. I still may have a beer or two.

Well Said, Neil.

In Uncategorized on December 31, 2012 at 10:29 am

I could not have said it better! Happy New Year!

Noah Cover of “Sexy and I Know It” by LMFAO – YouTube

In Uncategorized on December 30, 2012 at 10:06 am

Noah Cover of "Sexy and I Know It" by LMFAO – YouTube.

I adore this creative cover of this song. Check out the rest of this guy’s covers. What a talent!

5-Minute Dance Party [Boom Boom and Cuttin’ Out]

In Uncategorized on December 30, 2012 at 9:49 am

How can this not make you feel good? Boom. Boom. Boom. I like it like that.

How can this not make you feel good? Boom. Boom. Boom. I like it like that.

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In Uncategorized on December 30, 2012 at 9:40 am

I don’t have the time to watch all of these today but I do feel they are important. Life is about stories and sometimes we just have to stop, listen, think and absorb.

Soul Bulbs

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2012 was another big year for break-out films in the social change genre. With most of the bases covered for all of the major problems we’re facing, more and more films this year focused on the solutions side of the equation, giving a voice to the uplifting stories of people working to realize their dreams of a thriving, sustainable world.

For the films that focused on the problems-side, it’s no longer enough to advance the well-trodden ideas of the past. It’s a time of creative destruction, where all of our assumptions about the world are no longer taken for granted, giving air to fresh, radical new perspectives and ideas.

While many are quick to still focus on the growing and troubling consolidation of the world’s major powers, it’s critical to not lose sight of the greater narrative unfolding, which resembles the birthing pains of an old order toppling, fighting…

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Sometimes Florida can be the most backward state in the union

In Uncategorized on December 29, 2012 at 11:58 pm

Dad Creates Time-Lapse Video Showing Mom What Really Happens While She\’s Away | ABC News Blogs – Yahoo!

In Uncategorized on December 29, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Dad Creates Time-Lapse Video Showing Mom What Really Happens While She\’s Away | ABC News Blogs – Yahoo!

via Dad Creates Time-Lapse Video Showing Mom What Really Happens While She\'s Away | ABC News Blogs – Yahoo!.

I wish all dads were able to play with their kids like this. What a lucky little guy!

Happy Saturday

In Uncategorized on December 29, 2012 at 1:35 pm

I really like this. Cool.

The Sound Bastards


this is fucking good.

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Sick lungs don’t show (If you read anything on my blog, please read this)

In Uncategorized on December 29, 2012 at 1:17 pm


Butterfly kisses and Angel Wishes


The following has been adapted from the 1998 EFFORTS Brochure by Edna Fiore.  It has circled the net many times through forums and e mails between COPDer’s.  

Sick Lungs Don’t Show

I may not look sick; BUT…..I have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). 

Living with COPD is very restrictive

It means having to avoid strong odors, smoke, flowers, perfumes, cleaning supplies, paints, solvents, vehicle exhaust, shaving lotion, bath powders, incense.  I also have to avoid extreme weather and wind, crowds, molds and dusty places because they make me short of breath.


Living with COPD can mean having difficulty walking up stairs or inclines, not walking very far, being unable to “rush” or “being rushed” tiring easily – especially if things last too long, being unable to tolerate tight clothing and the inability to talk for any length of time.


Living with COPD can mean coughing in public which…

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