Delayed Post

Have not written much, lately. Been a bit swamped with work and other not so much fun stuff.

I WILL be posting over the holiday weekend, though. We are expecting the first snow of the year this weekend.

Everyone be thankful for what you have. Show your love to those you love.



and I thought I was just pissed

You Are 83% Angry

You are a very angry person - and you might not realize it.
While you may think that you're bitter, depressed, or bad tempered...
What you're really feeling is anger.
While you may not need anger management, you may need some therapy!

Inside I'm a dutchman

Inside I'm a dutchman...it must have been those 'unsavory' options in the quiz.

Your Inner European is Dutch!
Open minded and tolerant.You're up for just about anything.

The greatest gifts of all

A wizened older gent I met at a flea market loved to bicker. He once told me the only reason he did the flea market booth was just so he could argue and haggle with people. Everything he had at his booth he had added $5.00 to the sticker price. Some people would just come up, pick up an item pay the listed price and leave, with barely a word spoken. Others would walk away in disgust at the price he had labeled. He believed the only beings that were worth anything were those that would haggle with him. The old man had an understanding of people. Haggle too much or too long and the value of an item is not good as it over rates the item. Haggle too little and he under-rated the value of an item. But the whole process was about identifying a common value for an item. Many was the person that argued for several minutes, investing their TIME and their THOUGHT into the purchase. Both time and thought are more important than any trinket he had on his table. And that is what he valued most of haggling, the time people shared with him. This is what made the exchange equitable to him. Another person's time and their thought.

After you finish reading about the education of Colonel Crockett please be sure to spend some of your two most precious commodities for good cause. Write a politician a letter, tell them what you think on a piece of legislation, be sure is it hand written and clearly signed for the most attention. Your thoughts and opinions are important.

Then hold the hand of a friend or a loved one, look them in the eye and share a moment with them. For time is something we all have an unknown and finite amount of. Give that person your time.

When Crockett met Bunce

I do so wish I could get ALL of our government officials to read this. I know there are SOME government agencies DESIGNED to spend our money (the DOD comes to mind), and there are other agencies meant to collect our money (IRS), the rest of the government should be about protecting our money, our properties, our lives and ourselves.

My grandma used to tell me that giving is best when it comes from the heart, and it means more if your gift to another comes from a little of your pain. At the time she was only teaching me it is better to spend my time and energies MAKING her a birthday gift than to just go out and BUY her something. The pain is the true price a gift has and it is different for each of us. The people in power (the one's WE as a nation PUT there) have no value for our money or for the pain it cost us to earn it. They have no understanding of the value we put to our sweat and to our energies. This is proven by the collected wealth of the nation they give away to those among us and beside us who either do not understand the pain it is they take from us or the depreciation their lifestyle of a free ride has upon the worth of our pain.


WTF?, Over.

A National Blackout ?

Oh, the snarks I could make on this one! But, I will be the bigger man (ok, so I am fat, that just makes it easier to be bigger!), here, and not sharp shoot anyone with the obvious comments.

But please do read this news story.