Wednesday, October 31, 2012

HALLOWEEN

came a couple of days early this year and it was only a trick and never a treat.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all who were affected and hurt by Sandy—one bitch of a storm.

Odd and fortunate for us that South Florida dodged her bullet, but sad and sorry the northeast and other areas took the hit.

Bye for Now,

Bill

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Self-Management

If you don't manage your life well, your life will manage your life not so well and will likely mangle you in the process.

Now is the time to take charge and manage it with strength and character. Make that your mantra from now on. Be the CEO of your self.

Bye For now,

bill


Monday, October 29, 2012

A WALK IN THE PARK REVISITED

This morning on my walk, I heard the great Platters song of old "The Great Pretender." It made me think of all the phonies, liars, cheats and the like that roam our streets and take advantage of innocent people.
Now here this: Be on red alert! They are smooth, swift, cunning, likeable, but very dishonest. Check people out thoroughly. In today's world it is not so hard to do.
But the con men and women of the world have a way of razzle dazzling us that encourages us to by pass that due diligence vetting process.
The old caveat is still true, "Let the buyer be ware." As my mom used to say, "Figures don't lie, but liars can figure!" All the more reason for us all to do our homework.


Bye for Now,


Bill

Friday, October 26, 2012

CARTOONS

sometimes fly right over my head like a jet plane. But the one yesterday in the SS hit home.

It shows a couple in bed. On the left is Mitt and on the right is Obama (should be the other way around—no?). They are in their PJ's. The woman says, "Would you two consider leaving if we voted early?"

ENOUGH ALREADY! Sometimes it seems that the race for the job starts the day after the inauguration. In many ways it does. Still think my plan of a 5 year term, done and out makes sense.

God bless America as we can use all the help we can muster, but it is still the greatest country in the world.

Bye for Now,


Bill

Thursday, October 25, 2012

AMAZING!

Sandoval for the Giants hit three home runs last night in the World Series Game 1. He joins a small, elite group of superstars who have achieved that goal.

Truth be told, you can hit three homers, in your own fashion, tomorrow.

I am rooting for you. GO you!

Bye for now,

bill

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

SOME PEOPLE ARE REALLY STRANGE

In looking at Sunday's paper—local section—here are the headlines and info that appeared:

"Pair discuss burglary in patrol car," which was caught on internal car video as they passed a joint back and forth in the back seat. Party hearty with a joint on the way to the joint, while admitting to the crime and details. Really? That's bad stuff they b smokin!

"Thief targets assisted living facilities" Never disrespect older folk, especially since I am getting up there! Really!

"Online child-sex sting nets 23 men, including doctor."  Really?

"Man exposes self to family at mini-golf" Adds a whole new dimension to the term birdie! Takes balls to do that—really!

"Woman likes bologna maybe a bit too much." Lady arrested for repeatedly calling 911 to say how much she enjoyed the sandwiches when in jail. Perhaps she wanted more and she got them. She must be full of you know what!

"Overdue library book bars her homecoming." A high school principal barred a freshman from going to her school's homecoming because of an overdue library book. Considering the above she should have been the homecoming queen! The principal, on the other hand, was full of bologna! Really.

Somewhere, buried in  the above I am trying to make a point, but I'll be darned of I know exactly what it is. Either people are getting stranger or I am getting older and finding it harder to make sense out of nonsense or perhaps d) all of the above and more.

Bye for Now,


Bill

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I HAVE SO MUCH TO SAY ABOUT THE DEBATE

that I will say nothing. Nice to see a Democrat and a Republican agree on so much.

I would like to see them as co-presidents, especially since they really seemed to like each other before and after the debate.

My vote is for the moderator.

Bye for now,

bill

Monday, October 22, 2012

PLEASE GO TO

cancerville.com facebook page, if u haven't already, and "like" and check it out.

The book for the patient, "How to Cope Better When You Have Cancer," is now available. Hope you only need to read it out of curiosity.

Be well.

Bye for now,


Bill

Friday, October 19, 2012

I DON'T FEEL LIKE REALLY WRITING TODAY

So what if I just say, "America is the greatest country in the world," no matter who is or becomes the President.

We are greater than our leader and lead the world, even if our leader doesn't quite man up. Someday, it will take a woman to clean up the mess. But even with some messes we shine and stand tall. God bless the US of A!

 Bye for Now,

bill

Thursday, October 18, 2012

APPROPO OF YESTERDAY'S BLOG

Honesty is always the best policy but many people don't always live up to that standard. Fill your "pride bank" if you do.

I always liked the line, "Pigs get fatter but hogs get slaughtered!" Commit to never being a hog.

Bye for Now,

Bill


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

WORDS WORTH READING



When they call the roll in the senate, the Senators, do not know whether to answer "present" or "not guilty."

—Theodore Roosevelt


Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, and lessens the friction of social contacts.

—Clare Booth Luce


There is only one thing about which I am certain, and that is that there is very little about which one can be certain.

—W. Somerset Maugham


Being honest fills the pride bank and sometimes the piggy bank. Being less than that insures multiple "costs."


Bye for now,


Bill

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

ONLY A POLITICIAN

Can call his opponent "my friend" when he wants to call him a jackass.

Tonight should be interesting and may decide the election. Normally, it is the lesser of evils. This year it is really hard to determine. On the one hand... and on the other...  I wouldn't mind a third hand option!!


Bye For Now,

bill

Monday, October 15, 2012

A SAD DAY

Today I gave a powerful eulogy for a young woman who died of alcohol abuse. The "affliction of addiction" defies logic and presents us with a paradox of self-destruction that defies hedonism.

We have created a memorial scholarship in her name to provide addiction support services for people who can't afford outpatient counseling.

Please make your donations to The Humanistic Center for Counseling Services at 150 S. University Drive, Plantation, FL 33324. Please put Kim's Legacy on the bottom of your check.

Thank You and Bye for Now,

Bill

Friday, October 12, 2012

MY WISH FOR YOU

A calm, peaceful TGIF day today. And then it is a fast scoot to the weekend. Most important that you take care of—YOU!

Bye For Now,

bill

Thursday, October 11, 2012

WORDS WORTH READING

Whatever you want in life, you must give up something to get it. The greater the value, the greater the sacrifice required of you. Everything has a price.
There is a price to pay if you want to make things better, and a price to pay for just leaving things as they are. Nothing worthwhile every comes easily.

—Max Steingart


Je suis agree! TOTALLY!


Bye for Now,

Bill

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

WORDS WORTH READING

Be sincere. Be simple in words, manners, and gestures. Amuse as well as instruct. If you can make people laugh, you can make them think and make them like and believe you.

—Alfred E. Smith

Sounds like the prescription I have lived by my whole life.


Bye For Now,

bill

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

BACK IN THE DAY: PART III

When my son Mike was in middle school he did a science project. Over a 3 year period he studied the distribution of blood types in the general population. He pricked fingers to take blood samples and never wore  rubber gloves.

It was all done with the support of his school. His project won an award at the State level.

Could that happen now? NEVER!

Bye for Now,

Bill

Monday, October 8, 2012

A MOMENT OF GLORY

The Hollywood trained part of me wanted Adam Greenberg, the baseball player that was hit in the head by the very first pitch he faced as a major leaguer in 2005, to knock it out of the park when he was given a chance to hit in the Marlin's next to last game of the season. If not a homer, at least a single or even a long fly ball. But this was reality not tinsel town.

When he struck out in three pitches, the play fair part of me felt the pitcher, R.A. Dickey sure lived up to his name. In a meaningless game at the end of a not so great season for both teams did Dickey really need one more strike-out on his 20 game winning record? Could he have eased up just a tad? He sure could have as could the ump who called the first strike.

But then another part of me kicked in and I saw the scene thru a lens of self-renewal, recovery, and homecoming. Adam came back to the majors and for a couple of glorious moments stood at the plate and took his licks and didn't get beaned. The smile on his face said it all and the Marlins did a mitzva, which in some ways is more important in the long run than their being in last place.

Bye For Now,

Bill

Friday, October 5, 2012

BACK IN THE DAY:Part II

It is important for us all to know and understand that back in the day nothing was like it is now.

Considering that we people are not known for our ability to tolerate change we have made an amazing adaptation to a whole new world order.

Though some of still struggle with techno-overwhelmtion, the very notion that I can type almost anything into a search engine and get results is fantastic. Where have all the encyclopedias gone? And I don't even need to know how to spell encyclopedia. That's pretty cool.

Bye For Now,

Bill

Thursday, October 4, 2012

BACK IN THE DAY

If you are of my generation or even the next I encourage you to do a field trip to Bye Bye Baby or a similar store.

Notice first the selection of so much, when back in the day the choices were so limited as were the colors. It reminds me of Henry Ford's statement that you can have any color car you want as long as it is black!

Notice the price tags on mercedes-esque strollers, car seats, cribs and the like. How's $2000 for a crib and chest of drawers or $400 for a car seat or $1000+ for a stroller. Even the smaller stuff is silly money.

The choices are unlimited as are the prices. I don't think i could have afforded children in today's world. Glad we had them when we did.

New parents have so many more challenges. Then again 47% don't pay taxes according to Mitt, so i guess they can afford the hit! NOT!

I really try to stay away from politics, but i think both parties are so far removed from day to day realities that they haven't a clue.

Clearly,  cost and simplicity have been lost, and i am not so sure that is such a good thing because back in the day...........costs correlated with income and made more sense.


Bye for Now.

Bill

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

WORDS WORTH READING

Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it with use.

—Ruth Gordon

I agree and the same applies to optimism, being "Dam Strong!" and rising to the challenges that life throws at us.

Bye for Now,

Bill

Monday, October 1, 2012

AN IMPORTANT NEWS BULLETIN

Justin Bieber vomited on stage in Arizona. Perhaps he finally became nauseated by the sound of his own voice. That boy is growing up!