Monday, October 27, 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014


a czar and u will understand why I don't like that word used for government officials who take charge of a particular emergency/urgency situation.

There are much better titles including Director, VP, Chief Executive, Leader, and the like.

And while we are at it might we choose a leader with direct experience in the area of concern?

Not to mention that health care workers, benevolent as they might be, need to practice what they preach and not breach guidelines intended to protect the public. Very hard to understand the choices of health care workers exposed to Ebola in total denial and exposing others.

In fact, we don't need a czar, we need intelligence and a willingness to play by the rules.

Bye for Now,


Monday, October 20, 2014


Craig Ferguson read in on the fan gate debacle from my previous post:

"The governor of Florida refused to come out for a debate. He was upset that his opponent had a fan under the podium to keep cool. Now a governor and a fan are very different, of course. One occilates back and forth, blowing hot air in everybody's face. And the other one is a fan."

Good one!

Bye for Now,


Friday, October 17, 2014


we all know to duck. But what is one supposed to do when the fan hits the fan? Surely not duck out!

As I sat down to watch the Gubernatorial debate last night I heard an announcer say, "Mr. Scott will not join us on stage because Mr. Christ has a fan blowing beneath the podium." I thought perhaps I had one glass of wine too many! How could he blow off a debate because of a blow job—especially one that was concealed from view?

Really? A fan is a deal/debate breaker? Why I wondered? Who cares?

Turns out the rules said "no fans." But as long as both candidates had the right to use one why make an issue? So what seemed to come right out of kindergarten 101 was quickly tweeted as FANGATE. 

Then things passed and parsed further into immaturity. Scott said he didn't come out because Crist didn't come out. But Crist had come out a full 7 minutes before Scott. And maybe they should both come out as sincere fellows who have both made a shitfanfull of mistakes, the least of which is using a fan.

I'll vote for the first one who says something like that. Otherwise children playing dress up by dressing down the other are scary and not worthy of any office—with or without a fan.

Can't wait till next weeks debate. NO ice allowed in the water. NO using the bathroom at break. And the only fans you are allowed guys are those in the audience—although it gets more difficult to understand why they show up on time—but at least they do.

Sometimes politics seem like a FAN tasy!

Bye for Now,


Thursday, October 16, 2014


asking what a "shmitzek" is from the other days post. It is a Yiddish word that means "thing-a-ma-jig. Shmitzeks come in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes and serve a variety of functions including paying tolls on highways. As used in a sentence it becomes "I can't find my shmitzek!" Or "Did u get batteries for my shmitzek?"

Hope that clears things up for all my loyal followers.

Bye for Now,


Tuesday, October 14, 2014


about the evolution of toll booths. Once upon a time there were toll collectors—real people who gave change.

Then there were tickets that eliminated some booths that enabled you to pay a collector at the end of your journey.

Then there were some places where if u had the right change u just threw it into a large mouth-like bin.

Then there was the game changing sun pass—first a clunky smitzek and then a stick on one. That still allowed for a few toll collectors for those who didn't have a smitzek.

Now we have the ultimate in both efficiency and putting people out of work—the square halo-like overhead device. You drive under it without slowing down and if u have a shmitzek it silently records your toll. If you don't it sends a bill to the address associated with your license plate, with an uptick charge for not having a shmizek. Bye bye Ms. American Pie and toll collectors.

Coming soon ATM's replacing bank tellers. Robots replacing POed Postal Clerks. Robots driving cars and making hamburgers.

It is a while new world order as robots replace people. While it is tempting to decry depersonalization, it is not like we had lengthy social interactions with toll collectors. Life continues to become more efficient and then again there is always fbook, twitter, instagram, and the like for our social interactions.

May the Gds of technology help us all. Lord knows we need them.

Bye for Now,


Friday, October 10, 2014


I realize some people live mostly in the past, some live mostly in the future, and the only way to live healthfully is in the PRESENT.

Bye for Now,


Wednesday, October 8, 2014


"During a speech last week, Sarah Palin mistakenly said that the address of the White House was 1400 Pennsylvania Ave, instead of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Then she said, "Well at least I knew it was in Pennsylvania."

—Jimmy Fallon

Monday, October 6, 2014


I meet a rare and special person. Such was the case last week at the salon i get my hair cut—Rock Paper Scissors—in Plantation. This is a place of high talent, warm welcomes, and the Chardonnay is always chilled.

The young woman I met was unique because she is always happy, upbeat, and positive. There is narry a negative nerve in her being. Though she had had her fair share of what I call cess, her emotional "broom" sweeps it away easily and efficiently. Some people are just born that way. Others achieve it with work and perspective. I don't know which applies to her, but she acknowledges her Mom was always a strong cheer leader as she was growing up.

Though she admits to having bad moments, she never has bad days—not even bad hair days given she works in a salon. She goes to sleep happy and at peace, while expecting good things to come the next day.

And get this—her passion is inspiring and cheering up other people—which she does daily and especially when she travels with friends to Central America. She and I share separate special memories of Peace Lodge in Costa Rica.

It is always nice to meet a young person who is so optimistically programmed and happy, who spreads those good vibes around wherever she goes. In fact, if you look closely you can see that her aura glows with positive energies.

In just a brief chat she inspired me to keep on inspiring others in a "what goes around comes around" way. I have known that lesson for many years, and am so impressed this woman has learned it at such a young age.

Keep the faith and do unto others what you would have others do unto you. Admittedly trite but no less true.

And call RPS for an appointment as you just might just have the good fortune to speak to her.

Bye for now,


Thursday, October 2, 2014


"It was reported that the recent security breaches at the White House cost the director of the Secret Service her job. Luckily, after she's escorted out of the building, it should be pretty easy for her to get back in."

—Seth Meyers

Bye for Now,



Ms. Pierson read my blog and did the right thing, even though she said it was "the noble thing to do." That's politic speak in my opinion for I am really a victim not a villain.

I am a little biased —not about women in charge—but about being in charge. As we were advised long ago "The devil is in the details." Then that great leader fell on his own sword or petard, or perhaps in reverse order.

Little by little our trust in things large and not so large is being eroded and corroded. Every day my newspaper leaks toxic news print all over my mind.

It is time for a paradigm shift of grand proportion at all levels of government. Sad to say it will never happen. At best the VA, Secret Service and other fine and noble institutions may rally to the fore, before more terrible things happen.

We are such a great country and yet just can't seem to get it right.

Let us pray for better and stronger days, while taking better care of ourselves every day.

Bye for Now,


Wednesday, October 1, 2014


I am an easy going guy. However, I do have my limits. Julia Pierson needs to resign or be fired. She is the head of the Secret Service. The least kept secret is that they are no longer of service.

The latest was an intruder making it into the East Room of the White House. I don't know about you but my front door is locked day and night. Apparently theirs is NOT!

Blunder after blunder suggests not just a breach of security but a breach of confidence. Once upon a time the SS were the elite force of protection. Now they seem to be the elite force of prostitution and the like. Crew cuts and shades aside, that group needs a massive makeover, which includes a new chief.

She has failed, not only to protect the President and his family, but in being honest, transparent, and accepting of responsibility. And the guy had a history of hysteria in and about the White House. Scary, sad, and unacceptable.

Julia, please lock the door when you leave!

Bye for Now,