WARNING: This is my OPINION. As such I don’t need to justify it, support it, argue points of it, etc. If what I say upsets you, you are welcome not to read it anymore.
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It’s morning in America. It’s Wednesday; middle of the work week. Happy Hump Day. You made it to the half way mark. That might seem easier or harder this week because election day was yesterday. For some, that meant the day off. For others, that meant an extra long work day. For kids around the country it meant schools were closed since so many are used as polling places. What it meant, in general, was that Monday was a lower-than-usual productivity day as everyone debated and prepared for election day. Tuesday was election day and even though voting usually only takes a couple of hours AT MOST (and only if the line is long), the day centers around the election and discussions about candidates, pros, cons, etc. Then Tuesday evening is spent by a lot of people – all around the world in fact – waiting to see who won. Continue reading →
I can’t begin to count or tell you how many times my children have heard me say: Learn something new every day. The day you stop learning is the day you start dying. It’s a belief I’ve held for as far back in my life as I can remember. I truly believe that virtually everything you read is a source for learning and, if you use an active mind, anything you watch can be the same; every person you interact with can offer a lesson; the majority of the time you spend awake each day can provide you with some new learning experience. You just have to open your mind to the possibilities and WANT to learn. Continue reading →
I’ve made the observation that the older I get the more friends I have who are, seemingly all of a sudden, interested in “staying in shape.” Yes, it is somewhat funny that “staying” implies they are already in good physical condition, and they’re not, but it’s also sad too. For that matter, it’s far easier to stay in shape if you start focusing on it when you’re… wait for it… IN SHAPE and at about the age of 18; or somewhere along in your teenage years. After that you’re trying to recover the shape you know you can be in but haven’t been for years. I speak from experience here. That said, “getting in shape” requires being in motion. Some I know believe that unless you’re moving FAST then you aren’t moving enough to do yourself any good. Few seem to appreciate that any motion is better than no motion and that any motion tends to increase itself over time unless we do something to stop it or slow it down. Let me explain what I mean.