Monday, January 9, 2017

Shiverings

It's funny, I live in the desert and I get cold like it's zero degrees.  I feel that cold at least.  Part of it might have to do with my Midwestern upbringing.  I hear how cold it is over there and I shiver.  I shiver from not just cold temps but thoughts as well.

Fearful thoughts plague me as I get older.  Will I be able to live well and healthy enough for my family.  To take care of them and such.  I worry about these and the only thing I can do is pray about it.  That and try to be healthy.  This is hard when food options involve pizza, ice cream, etc. I ate plenty last year.

The New Year is upon me tho and new beginnings.  I am hopeful that I shed the extra pounds I have piled on myself.  Also, I am striving to busy myself with activities that will enrich my life.  I dwell on my health and well-being daily.  I have a family to be around for and need to be in better shape than I am in currently.

These are just New Year rants.  I think we all go through them at some point.  I mean we all want this year to be better than last year.  I'm no exception, here.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 Buh-Bye!


All I can do is one thing.

Say Cheers!



We got through the year 2016.  I must say 2016 really wanted to throw some last minute punches at everyone and go out scathing everyone in its midst.  So many people died.  What gives?  I felt oddly struck that Prince died.  Man didn't see that one coming and turning the year's winding road we find Carrie Fischer died along with her mom, Debbie Reynolds.  I mean, wow, that is heartbreaking 2016. 

There, of course, are others who died that are worth mentioning, but I wanted to share the only two that really got be dumbfounded- Prince and Carrie Fischer.  I was saddened that Prince, an artist I use to like more so was now gone.  Mind you, I do like some of his music, but not all of it.  He seemed like a poor soul searching for meaning to his life and relying on escapes such as through a temporary name change that he used and drugs to feel enlightened.  

Carrie Fischer, on the other hand, had to rely on drugs because she's bipolar.  A heart attack inevitably claimed her life at 60 years old.  And her mom, heartbroken, died of a stroke a couple days later. Wow.  That is devastating.  I know Mark Hamill responded to Carrie's death with that word- devastated,  But I just find the present tense more suitable for the family.  It's devastating and it's a heart-wrenching situation for them to face together during the holidays.  The memory of Carrie Fischer will be a hard one to cope with.  

I don't remember much of Carrie Fischer outside of Star Wars.  I know she acted briefly with Seth Green as his character's counselor in the movie Austin Powers.  I heard she was in When Harry Met Sally too.

As for me, the new Star Wars trilogy will not be the same, knowing that Carrie Fischer is dead.  It does put a damper on anticipating the future upcoming films.  I hope she, along with the others who have died are at peace.




Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Chocolate Cravings







I admit it.  I am human.  And I love chocolate- preferably dark chocolate.  I love hot coca or milk chocolate drinks.  It improves my mood and makes me happier.  Chocolate, anyone?

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Mindless Boggling

I don't know where I am going with this topic, but here it is.  I am contemplating on my future. Where will I be in five years?  What is going to be real, staying constant?  Also, why am I bothered with so many memories of my former life?

To sum it up, I think I have a premature mid-life crisis.  I don't know why I recall and compare my past to the present.  Strange it is, yet so mind boggling too.  Just thought I'd clue you in on the inner workings of my mind.  I still yearn to be as motivated as I was when I was younger.

If anything has changed it is my motivation, unfortunately.  Well, these are some of my mindless thoughts.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Never Cease for Peace

With all the world going a muck, uncertainty wide spread, I find comfort in knowing that peace is sought first.  We need to seek peaceful means in relating to one another on not just the individual level, but the state and national level.  Peace is what brings security and contentment in relationships.

The relationship that we have with each other impacts us at all levels of existence.  It is necessary or crucial to maintain peace to ensure the safety of everyone involved even in different countries.  We can only hope that America continues to be a champion of peace internationally and not apologize for its attempt to provide it.

While I won't bash every elected democrat politician here, it's not hard to see the current state of things under the Obama administration.  Why do we apologize for our great deeds?  This is a question that has left me stumped.  I don't know the reasoning behind it, but I thought I would disclose my thoughts about it with you.

We must never cease for peace through the spread of democracy and freedom.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Hue-Man Lives Matter





All lives matter, I say.  Repeat, ALL LIVES MATTER.  Why do we put colored walls up around us? What is wrong with this?  I will tell you.  Walls divide us and blind us with colored concepts.

The only way to break these colored concepts or stereotypes is by interacting with one another.  We are all hue-man.  I spell human that way as h-u-e-m-a-n to emphasize that despite our colored skin we are united in humanity.  Let us extend a hand to one another and approach the other race with a welcoming face.