Happy 2010!  A Look Ahead and Behind

Happy 2010! A Look Ahead and Behind

It's a new decade! Twenty-Ten. Sounds futuristic. How do I feel about 2010? I have this visual of the original Star Trek crew at the bridge of the USS Enterprise: They're staring into a black hole, knowing they have no choice but to draw on their strength and courage to propel them forward, a tinge of fear showing on their faces because they don't know what may be inside but they verbalize hope for a better option than what's behind them. At midnight last night, I pulled out my old goal setting journal. Aside from a few laughs (I wanted a talking bird?!?!) there were Continue reading

31 Days of Wishes – Improved Change for 2010

31 Days of Wishes – Improved Change for 2010

Goodbye 2009. Hello 2010! I have never looked more forward to seeing the calendar page turned, as I am this year. Judging by the comments from friends, both online and off, I'm not the only one. This past year has been a challenging one collectively and privately. I've seen more unemployed friends than ever before. Those who are working are still struggling financially to make ends meet. I've seen much depression and sadness. I don't believe it comes from a single year of challenges, it's been building and people are getting worn down. Despite strenuous times, I've also seen Continue reading

31 Days of Wishes – Every Child Should Know Love

31 Days of Wishes – Every Child Should Know Love

"...one most important of all the things we can give to them is unconditional love. Not a love that depends on anything at all except that they are our children.” ~ Rosaleen Dickson Christmas Day has come and gone and I was left with one overwhelming impression. Regardless of parenting styles, personalities, qualifications or issues, my children are loved. The love is shown in different ways but they are loved, and they know they're loved. Just to clarify, I'm not referring to how many gifts they got or how much money was spent because I don't believe that matters. Some people show Continue reading

Suburban Housewife – Christmas Rap

Suburban Housewife – Christmas Rap

Sally Brooks, the suburban housewife is back with a Mother Effin' Christmas Story. I get a kick out of her suburban comedy made funnier by her innocent housewife looks. You can check out her other videos here. NOte: if you are subscribing by email, the video doesn't show up - just click the title to go to the site and see the video. Continue reading

31 Days of Wishes – Foundations for Health

31 Days of Wishes – Foundations for Health

“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi As I battle a cold virus that seems to have settled in my chest, I find sleep is elusive as is a clear pain-free head. It occurred to me this morning, that aside from chest rub and cinnamon throat spray, I've dealt with the symptoms lightly rather than medicating the cold into oblivion. I'm not sure why I didn't reach immediately for cough syrup other than, perhaps subconsciously, I realized covering the symptoms doesn't actually solve the problem. I may feel better short term, but repressing Continue reading

Shii – The Wii for Women

Shii – The Wii for Women

Not sure who this comedy group is, all I can find online is that they are Belgian and called M!LF. I first saw this video on Facebook when a young family friend posted it, but he also had the insight to comment on how sexist it is. Of course, therein lies the humor... Video: Continue reading

31 Days of Wishes – Health, Anger and Hate

31 Days of Wishes – Health, Anger and Hate

Linda Anger left a very timely quote on Terry Bean's Facebook wall today. I've never had the opportunity to meet Linda, but I know I would like her. My biggest wish is that she conquers her cancer. My second wish is that money never be an issue for her again, especially when it comes to her health. "Hate is a poison we swallow and hope the other guy dies." ~ Unknown Here it is Day 18 - 6 days since my last written wish. I've had many wishes since then but none I've wanted to share. Most of my wishes these days are trivial and personal in the grand scheme of the world. The kind of Continue reading

Suburban Housewife Weekend Rap

Day 13 of 31 Days of Wishes is for more laughter in our lives. This is the second rap song by Suburban Housewife, Sally Brooks. You can watch her first video here. If you're easily offended by profanity - don't watch it - then go lighten up a little. Video: If you'd like to participate in 31 Days of Wishes - head on over to www.31daysofwishes.com for the details. Take a brief moment to wish with others. Perhaps the united message will make a difference in someone's life. Continue reading

31 Days of Wishes – Equality

31 Days of Wishes – Equality

I wish for equality. Not just between men and women but between humans. A mutual respect for one another no matter your age, skin color, size, sex, profession or any other numerous characteristic judgements that can be made. Every human being has a place and a purpose on this planet and yet there are those that insist on bloating their self-worth through the attempted repression of others. As if belittling, negative comparisons and crushing another's dreams will generate power. What if we celebrated all that was different in each other? Understanding that every person has the exact Continue reading

31 Days of Wishes – Feedback on Blogging / 1st Amendment

31 Days of Wishes – Feedback on Blogging / 1st Amendment

Today's wish is for feedback and recommendations. I'm wondering how the first amendment can be legally threatened because of truthful inferences and personal feelings being written online? Has anyone had any experience with this? Of course, this is only a hypothetical question because I wouldn't want to infer anything that might replicate reality.... If you'd like to participate in 31 Days of Wishes - head on over to www.31daysofwishes.com for the details. Take a brief moment to wish with others. Perhaps the united message will make a difference in someone's life. Continue reading