Saturday, May 31, 2014

SPORTS

 often provide many metaphors for life and living.

The Heat won fair and square tonight out pacing the Pacers in every way.

But their true sportsmanship showed in how they tolerated and coped with Lance S whose behavior was at times absurd,often unprofessional, and sillily juvenile. Blow in my ear and i will follow you anywhere just didn't work.

The Heat team stood strong in ignoring his provocations (for the most part) and just playing their game to shut him them down and shut him up. If anything, he provoked their gusto.

Sometimes, we just have to tolerate improprieties, and even the score by simply winning the game.

Bye for Now,

bill

Sunday, May 25, 2014

HONORS AND GRATITUDE

to our military who sacrifice so much to keep us all safe.

God Bless you all!

Bye for now,

Bill

Friday, May 23, 2014

VERY PLEASED TO REPORT

that on Thursday night at the Youth Automotive Training Program graduation I was honored by receiving the prestigious Jim Moran Award for my many  years of service to the school and the students.

My "pride bank" is quite full right now and I hope yours is too.

Doing good always leads to feeling good!


Bye for now,

Bill

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

WORDS WORTH ACTING ON


A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.

—James Keller

In today's difficult times, where so much is cloaked in negativity, we can all be candles shining brightly, while lighting someone elses candle. In so doing, we can gain much pride, while losing nothing in the process.

Light someone's candle everyday, and keep yours shining.

Bye for Now,

Bill

Saturday, May 17, 2014

SOME FUNNIES

In Colorado, a man was accidentally released from prison 90 years too soon. In a related story, everyone in Colorado is high.

—Conan O'Brian

During his trip to the White House yesterday, Uruguay's president said that more Americans should be bilingual. The Joe Biden said, 'Thanks but I'm happily married.'

—Jimmy Fallon

New research suggests that people who are more ambitious will live longer. While people who are less ambitious will live longer with their parents.

—Seth Meyers

Bye for Now,

Bill

Friday, May 16, 2014

A WALK IN THE PARK

I have been an advocate of walking for some time, even quoting people who say the angels talk to those who walk.

Now comes research that says walking increases creativity.

"Walkers had more thoughts, but they also had a higher density of creative thoughts than sitters."

Walk on by.

Bye for Now,

Bill

Sunday, May 11, 2014

ONCE AGAIN

have a happy mas day and family day.

Bye for now,

Bill

Friday, May 9, 2014

AS A STUDENT OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR

I have found the Rothstein case puzzling and at times pathetic. How could so many go so far astray? I guess we are all human and susceptible to greed, self-destruction, and poor choices but WTF?

Observing this can help us to strengthen our moral compass to avoid the pain and punishment. Life is about filling our "pride banks" not our "piggy banks" and especially not our "shame and blame accounts."

Yet, I can't help but ask what all these people were thinking as they made the choices and decisions they did. Whatever happened to their "risk/reward" analyses? They were all playing a form of Russian Roulette, where destiny was not on their side. Eventually, risk would win out.

On Wednesday the SS summarized the 23 people so far involved. Multiple moral miscues that lacked a clear and consistent conscience among a group of people that needed to know better and I am pretty sure actually knew better.  They chose a short term gain for a long term pain and prison sentence.

Professionals, biz owners, police, and even his almost ex-wife getting so caught up in crime and back room dealing and wheeling. If it were made into a movie it would lack credibility—totally.

My former professor, Mortimer Feinberg, concluded a long time ago that hubris enables those in power to abuse it by believing they were beyond reproach, as well as beyond the rules of the land.

There are now 23 people (and probably more to come) who have learned that ultimately they would be held accountable for their misdeeds.

Trust is one of our most valuable resources.  Please don't lose yours. Once lost, it is not easy to gain it back. Oftentimes it is impossible. If you don't believe me just ask Pastor Bob!

Bye for now,

Bill

STILL FEELING THE FALLOUT

from my surgery, but slowly coming back, although at times there seems no end in sight!

Wishing all the Mom's a happy day filled with smiles, laughs, and much pride.

Bye for Now,

Bill

Saturday, May 3, 2014

LIFE IS FULL OF SURPRISES

Red eye return was also a wake up call that i needed surgery yesterday for an unexpected "pain in the ass."

Healing now and no big deal compared to the 400+ young adults in Vegas at OMG Stupid Cancer conference dealing with cancer.

Prayers all around,

Bye for Now,

bill