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Monday, July 27, 2015


Who remembers when it was called a Telephone?
Its been almost 2 weeks now and its officially done. My telephone land line is gone. For the first time in many years I am not connected or in this case subjected to a land line. Its a good feeling not to have to pay a bill to be verbally abused by a continuous flow of phone solicitors. These days when you have a land line you become a prisoner in you own home by being harassed and continuously bothered by a non-person trying to sell you something.. Bell then AT&T were my company's for years until they were taken over by something called “Frontier“. Both phone company’s are now at the point where the customer has become a consumer, in other words a modern clone or human robot. Its feels really good now not to have a TV or a phone. My mind is my own again.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Go Out Side and play

Mom said, “Go Outside and play“!

Again, I received a brilliant message in an EM and I must pass it along. Its about the things we did when we were young and how the times have changed. I love when people with the same opinion send me neat stuff. I agree with some of this and some I don’t. but it was the way I grew up. Read on while we can still say it……..
TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's!! First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can and didn't get tested for diabetes. Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-base paints. We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had baseball caps not helmets on our heads. As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster seats, seat belts or air bags. Riding in the back of a pick up truck on a warm day was always a special treat. We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle. We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and no one actually died from this. We ate cupcakes, white bread, real butter and bacon. We drank Kool-aid made with real white sugar. And, we weren't overweight. WHY? Because we were always outside, playing...that's why! We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on. No one was able to reach us all day. And, we were O.K. We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem. We did not have Play stations, Nintendo and X-boxes. There were no video games, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVDs, no surround-sound or Cd's, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet and no chat rooms. WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them! We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents. We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever. We were given BB guns for our 10Th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes. We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them. Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!! The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law! These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers problem solvers and inventors ever. The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas. We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all. If YOU are one of them? CONGRATULATIONS! You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good. While you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave and lucky their parents were. Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it ?
The quote of the month is by Jay Leno: "With hurricanes, tornado's, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunder storms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?"
Folks that’s the way it was and I am so happy to have I lived through that wonderful time. My Mom and Dad were the best that there ever was and if I had it to do over I would do it again. My first car was a used 1951 Ford that my Dad gave me……No, I bought it for 300 dollars and paid him 15 dollars a week until I paid him back. As we get older we resist change. We fight it and we will do anything to prevent it but we can’t stop it. Change happens whether we want it or not. I guess acceptance is the answer. I guess I can still I still say that

Saturday, June 20, 2015

"The War Escalates"

      When will Obama put the Military in the streets of American cities?  Politicians with their rhetorical chatter only seem to pacify the gullible for one more day. Reality is, they have absolutely no idea what to do and the war in the United States continues to escalate. Each day the body count continues to rise around the country and in the cities. More and more innocent people and children are being shot in the streets. Could it be drug deals gone bad, could it be bigotry? Could it be suppressed anger and hatred towards our Lawmakers and Politicians? Fire fights are erupting and gun shots are ringing out in the city streets. Doctors and nurses are kept busy as emergency rooms are being filled with the dead and wounded. Its like the Revolution and Anarchy in the 60s and 70s with Viet Nam and the Hippy drug culture. Is it because of Muslim Terrorists and Unhappy Blacks and their drug culture?  Except now there is a huge drug addiction problem compounded with Pharmaceuticals and Alcoholism. All those are a trigger for anger, fear and paranoia.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

"Stop&Shop is Price Gouging"

In my area the Westerly Rhode Island Stop and Shop has a sign above the day old bread and pastry  50% off.. Thank you for keeping it that way........

All the rest of the stores in my area are 33%... I don't know who thought of this but this is pure Greed in its lowest form.. Who is Stop and Shop hurting you may ask? First its the Seniors. Its one of the first places they look for a treat they can afford.. Then its the homeless, the disabled and welfare people. You know, the real ones without the food stamps and have very little money..

              If you agree with me please forward this to your friends.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

"Tree Removal Mohegan Park in Norwich Connecticut"

 By the people and for the people is gone and in the past. Now its profits over people. To whom it may concern. The people of Norwich don’t care about those 200,000 visitors?   There are too many “Visitors”  driving through the city now…All of a sudden “Surprise” they cut the trees down because they don’t care what people say.. Remember! “Profits over People”. True, I don’t live in Norwich now but I did in the past for a very long time.. I moved to take care of my parents in their last years but mostly because the “City Fathers” allowed them to build that horrible casino. These days, once or twice a week only because of its beauty I return, to walk or ride my bike in Mohegan park. However everything must change. The wonderful children’s Zoo is gone. Taftville is a ghost town, downtown is starting to accumulate empty buildings and the Marina is not what it used to be… Now that beautiful serine park is slowly being striped and ruined because of greed and legal corruption.  Hey, the old school is disappearing so why should they care? The feelings of the neighbors that have owned homes around park for years don’t count. This flagrant abuse of power and the not caring is evident. If I hurt anyone with my words here, it was my intention. Now you know how I feel…

Sunday, May 17, 2015

© " My Life in a Nutshell " - "POLITICIANS DONT CARE ABOUT YOU!"



Warning Explicit Language...


© " My Life in a Nutshell " - "POLITICIANS DONT CARE ABOUT YOU!"

Monday, May 11, 2015

"Mental Firewall"

My mind must be in a self-protection mode today because every time I think of all the bad things going on in the world something happens and it shuts down. I actually shake my head in disbelieve when I hear or see the things people are doing to each other. Sometimes I laugh out loud. Other times I feel a profound sadness. I’m sorry. I just can’t help it, the only word that comes to mind is ludicrous. I won’t say a peculiar thing because there is just so much happening. Is it me or are things getting worse, crimes I mean? People are still killing people but in a more horrific way. The greedy thieves are still taking advantage of the less fortunate and sometimes I don’t believe what is happening. The worst part or good part is. It all depends how you look at it. I can’t make myself care. Its like I lost the ability to feel…. Too borrow an old phrase from the” Star Trek“ TV show, it must be I’ve got my “Shields up“. Yes, I’ve got them set to go up automatically when the insanity is at a higher level that usual. Almost like a firewall…… With me, its business as usual and life goes on, or at least what is left of what people think is life and happiness. To be the bearer of bad news, lately I noticed the price of gas creeping up. Here, its getting close to $3 dollars a gallon for regular. You can see the greedy users and the takers are alive and well. It just never ends. I’m am not in a good mood and I feel lost because can’t find much to be happy about…..What I usually do when I feel like this is. Are you sure you want know this? Its heavy duty……..Well, OK …. Here it is…. Wait for it………..Wait…………A little longer………………. OK,…I sit back, take a breath and look at what I’ve got and then I think of all the folks who have less or who are less fortunate and I feel better…. Then I think and here is the most important part, I help someone else… Even if its only with a smile. It works every time…. I’ll bet you thought I was going to say pray or go to church…..Well, if that’s what you need to do, by all means do it but don't forget to say thank you. This is the perfect place for a Dad quote…….”I used to complain because I couldn’t run fast until I seen the little boy with no legs”………….