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On The Road To Forever

Are you guilty?

April 16, 2014
Well, I’m far from being a computer expert and it irritates me to no end that I am being forced to throw away perfectly good equipment because it can no longer be upgraded to more advanced operating systems. I don’t guess the geeks of the world understand what it’s like to wear a comfortable pair of shoes or be happy with a molded car seat and easy chair that fits your butt perfectly. They always have to change things just for the sake of change. I like my computer just the way it is! It’s comfortable! Leave me alone! But, nooo! Big business stays big because they are continually “improving” my life with things I don’t want, yet they give themselves the opportunity to run to Uncle Sam bragging about how they are stimulating the economy and creating new jobs.  (More)
An act of God

April 9, 2014
I’ve been moving a fence at the house in order to gain a little more secure feeling that my perpetual four-year-old will have greater difficulty escaping her own yard. I’m trying to get this job finished before it comes a big rain; fat chance. Then again, I’m filling the holes with water to soften the soil for removal; crazy, huh? Have you ever had a Chihuahua insistent on helping dig a posthole? It’s a real hoot. And, with the fence down, if she isn’t right under foot, she’s wandered off to where she shouldn’t be. We’ve had to share the shower several nights this past week. I guess she’s only trying to get involved and do her best to make her master happy. She thinks she’s giving 100 percent of what she has to give, which in reality is just a good laugh, and I love her for it.  (More)
Priceless heavenly treasures

April 2, 2014
World conditions are getting to a point where a man can’t make up his mind what to invest in anymore. Interest rates on secure principles are virtually zero forcing one to essentially gamble in unstable commodities and institutions. Vladimir Putin evidently believes the best investment still available is real estate, but as we have recently witnessed in the state of Washington, even that’s not very stable either. I’m not making light of that terrible disaster, only looking at the fact that we have no idea what will disrupt our life tomorrow or the day after. Because mankind has the individual desire to live as one sees fit, to attain that goal, too many are turning to a lifestyle of greed and theft all the way from the top to the lowest of the humanistic food chain. The world is diplomatically dealing with two neighborhood bullies, one trying to destroy the capitalistic way of life and now the other standing on the doorstep of divide and conquer. Like I’ve said many times before, the one with the most toys doesn’t win.  (More)
Perpetual four-year-olds

March 26, 2014
I had forgotten about the joys, the fun, the laughter, and the frustrations that come with raising a child, I mean puppy.  (More)
We need leaders with true wisdom

March 19, 2014
Oh boy! I can’t wait to find out how I go about applying for overtime under the new executive power legislation of forced law coming from our present administration. I figure my salary ought to more than double next year. Full-time employment is going to drop from 40 hours a week to 30 hours a week, so that means my typical 60-hour week is going to pay off big time. Of course that’s all just a dream, because I’m still self-employed, and I don’t get paid hourly. Then again I’m probably better off. All I can see coming in the future is more loss of jobs and/or cost increases for finished products, which includes your hamburger, soda, and fries at the drive-thru. A sizable increase was noticed at the last minimum wage raise and a definite increase will be felt at the consumer level when the minimum wage goes up and contract labor overtime is initiated. The oil companies are probably already calculating how much more money they can squeeze out of us. The neighborhood small business is doomed for sure now.  (More)
More space for more stuff

March 5, 2014
My coffee drinking buddy had the back of his pickup full of “stuff” he had gathered up around the house that he said “just had to go” and was headed for the dump first thing. It’s unreal how much stuff one can acquire over the years, without even trying. It seems we never throw away anything even though we live in a throw-away world. I’ll venture to guess we own more broken unusable things than serviceable things we use every day. This phenomenon is so prevalent there’s even a profitable TV show called “Hoarders.” I ran across some interesting statistics the other day. Self-storage is the largest-growing investment business in the world. The “Self Storage Association” published the following facts at the end of 2013. There are over 52,000 self-storage facilities in the U.S. and more than 59,000 in the world. The total rentable space in the U.S. is now 2.3 billion sq. ft. or 78 sq. miles of under-roof storage. That’s more than three times the size of Manhattan Island, N.Y. That’s about 21 sq. ft. of storage for every American household; 7.3 sq. ft. for every man, woman, and child in the nation. That means it is physically possible for every American to stand, all at the same time, under the total canopy of self-storage roofing.  (More)
Some points to ponder

February 26, 2014
Why do we press harder on the remote control buttons when we know the batteries are almost dead? Why do banks charge a fee when they already know we don’t have any money? Why when we’re told there are over four billion stars in our galaxy alone we believe it, but we have to use our finger to see if the “wet paint” sign applies? Why doesn’t Tarzan have a beard?  (More)
Back where I started

February 19, 2014
Trivia and games of trivial pursuit are a fad that comes and goes. It’s the seeking of little-known facts that add intelligence to our already ignorant database which resides between our ears. Ceiling fans are a mystery to me. I’m told to reverse its rotation for better distribution of hot and cold air throughout my house. In reality, unless the room is large and the ceiling is over eight feet high, it really doesn’t matter which way the fan turns. Personally, I don’t like the air blowing down on me and my nice warm dinner. By the way, when using the ceiling fan as a baseball bat, you will probably have to toss the ball up several times before getting a hit. This comes with several warnings. 1. Baseballs make dents in ceilings. 2. A ceiling fan can hit a baseball a long way. 3. The glass in windows (even double pane) will not stop a baseball hit by a ceiling fan. Some other trivial thoughts that you might not have thought of: Life is sexually transmitted; good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die; give a person a fish and you have fed him for a day. Teach a person how to use the Internet and he won’t bother you for weeks; take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism; have you noticed, in the ’60s, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take chemicals to make it normal; and best of all -- when you’re feeling blue, start breathing again … just food for thought.  (More)
Love like God

February 12, 2014
A woman arrives home, screeching her car into the driveway, runs into the house, slams the door, and yells at the top of her lungs, “Honey?! Pack your bags! I won the lottery!” In shock the husband replies, “No kidding? What should I pack, beach stuff or mountain stuff?” “Doesn’t matter,” she says. “Just get out!!”  (More)
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