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2012-10-18 14:51:50 (18 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Today is World Menopause Day.

For many the term menopause is cause for jokes about raging hormones and hot flashes. For others it's a sign that we are aging and our youth is now a memory not a daily experience.

What few realize is the health changes that occur during this time aren't just relegated to hormonal changes we females have no control over. Menopause affects our bodies in multiple ways and how we treat our bodies, and minds, requires lifestyle changes.

The International Menopause Society (IMS) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have made it their goal to help women and medical health professionals understand these changes to allow women everywhere the chance to continue to live healthy and active lives.

http://www.imsociety.org/index.php

Most reshares: 13

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2012-10-07 15:45:18 (2 comments, 13 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Most plusones: 17

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2012-10-28 15:14:50 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Today is National Chocolate Day...

I knew I got out of bed for a reason :) 

Latest 50 posts

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2012-12-19 16:20:44 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Seriously? 

Seriously? ___

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2012-12-04 18:10:58 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Do you agree with Maddie or is she way off base? 

I’m sure you guys are now sitting there saying to yourself, “I don’t do that”. Heterosexual males cannot help themselves. It is innate to their beings. They look at women as potential mates and part of the territory they would like to claim. Even if she is not your type, if you spend enough time with a female and get along with her, you will have a fleeting second or two of hmmmmm’ pass through that mind of yours. Tell me I’m wrong.___Do you agree with Maddie or is she way off base? 

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2012-11-28 18:50:10 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Most of us will not have had first-hand experience knowing if we would forgive someone who has purposefully taken the life of a loved one. We may sit there and wonder if it would be plausible for us to do so. If we are innately good people we may say “It would be hard, but I would try”. Or you may tell yourself that forgiveness is up to God and move on.

In my mind forgiving someone comes when an instance occurs that is not intended to harm. When there is negligence or purpose behind an act inducing harm, then forgiveness is not as simple to enact.

What do you do though when personally faced with a situation like this that is life altering in many ways?

Most of us will not have had first-hand experience knowing if we would forgive someone who has purposefully taken the life of a loved one. We may sit there and wonder if it would be plausible for us to do so. If we are innately good people we may say “It would be hard, but I would try”. Or you may tell yourself that forgiveness is up to God and move on.

In my mind forgiving someone comes when an instance occurs that is not intended to harm. When there is negligence or purpose behind an act inducing harm, then forgiveness is not as simple to enact.

What do you do though when personally faced with a situation like this that is life altering in many ways?___

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2012-11-27 19:34:31 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Today is Giving Tuesday! This day is an opportunity to step back from the chaos of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and embrace the best part of the holidays—the season of giving. Find a way to give back to your community or support the causes that mean the most to you!

Today is Giving Tuesday! This day is an opportunity to step back from the chaos of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and embrace the best part of the holidays—the season of giving. Find a way to give back to your community or support the causes that mean the most to you!___

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2012-11-18 00:50:07 (13 comments, 3 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Tomorrow Mickey Mouse first appeared on screen in Steamboat Willey. Ever since the world has come to recognize that black and white mouse with the red pants... and all his cohorts.

What is your favorite Disney and/or cartoon character? 

Tomorrow Mickey Mouse first appeared on screen in Steamboat Willey. Ever since the world has come to recognize that black and white mouse with the red pants... and all his cohorts.

What is your favorite Disney and/or cartoon character? ___

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2012-11-08 16:29:55 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Mmmm the smells of baking... lots of cinnamon in a pumpkin pie would be my bold cooking choice.

What's yours? 

Cook Something Bold Day

Cook Something Bold Day is designed to encourage us to cook something bold and daring, that will fill up the house with warm, "homey" odors. It is celebrated in the month of November, as houses are closed up for the winter, and capture the cooking smells.

Sounds delightful! ___Mmmm the smells of baking... lots of cinnamon in a pumpkin pie would be my bold cooking choice.

What's yours? 

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2012-11-06 15:29:57 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

In honor of election day in the US, we bring you this cartoon from our own +Bob Cochran 

In honor of election day in the US, we bring you this cartoon from our own +Bob Cochran ___

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2012-10-28 15:14:50 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Today is National Chocolate Day...

I knew I got out of bed for a reason :) 

Today is National Chocolate Day...

I knew I got out of bed for a reason :) ___

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2012-10-24 17:40:00 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

We could use more CEO's who think this way! 


Today in History

1916 Henry Ford awards equal pay to women.

Too bad that idea didn't catch on. Thanks for trying Henry. ___We could use more CEO's who think this way! 

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2012-10-24 17:29:45 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Today is National Bologna Day! 

This brings back some fond memories for me. As a child I hadn't the opportunity to walk into a grocery store like we do today until I was 11 years old. Previous to that we bought our bread at the bakery (or made it at home), our fruits and vegetables from the greengrocer, our pastas from the Italian lady who set up shop 6 days a week at the open air market.

The best part of shopping was visiting the butcher for our meat. After choosing which live chicken was going home with us sans head, feet and feathers, we'd wait in line patiently waiting for our turn at the glass fronted cabinet. Listening to the sounds I could hear the butcher asking how much stew meat Mrs. Holyfield needed and explain to Mrs. Wolcomb how to prepare the fresh batch of city chicken as the thunks of knives cleaved bones and meat away from sides of beef and pork.

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Today is National Bologna Day! 

This brings back some fond memories for me. As a child I hadn't the opportunity to walk into a grocery store like we do today until I was 11 years old. Previous to that we bought our bread at the bakery (or made it at home), our fruits and vegetables from the greengrocer, our pastas from the Italian lady who set up shop 6 days a week at the open air market.

The best part of shopping was visiting the butcher for our meat. After choosing which live chicken was going home with us sans head, feet and feathers, we'd wait in line patiently waiting for our turn at the glass fronted cabinet. Listening to the sounds I could hear the butcher asking how much stew meat Mrs. Holyfield needed and explain to Mrs. Wolcomb how to prepare the fresh batch of city chicken as the thunks of knives cleaved bones and meat away from sides of beef and pork.

As it became our turn to select and order I'd begin to dance from foot to foot excited to finish. Once all the white wrapped packages had been sealed and dollars totaled I'd be given the money to hand to the butcher. In return he'd hand me a thick slice of bologna with the red casing still on the edge (free of charge of course). On the way home I'd carefully peel off the casing and pull it between my teeth to get every bit of meat I could. Then ever so carefully I'd pull bits of the meat off and pop it into my mouth savoring the explosion of taste rolling around and around. By the time we hit the front door of home I'd be chewing my last bite and looking forward to next week when the same scenario would play out once again.

Who would have thought the site of a friend bologna sandwich would bring back such pleasant memories.

How do you like yours?___

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2012-10-23 15:48:03 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Spread the Word

It's coming up to that time of year again where spooky stories and creepy sounds give us goose bumps as our imagination takes us to places better left alone.

All Hallows Eve is in two short weeks and we at The Cultural Purveyor are looking for writers, photographers, poets and musicians to share their ideas with us and our readers.

If you are interested in contributing, contact us at theculturalpurveyor@gmail for more information.

 

Spread the Word

It's coming up to that time of year again where spooky stories and creepy sounds give us goose bumps as our imagination takes us to places better left alone.

All Hallows Eve is in two short weeks and we at The Cultural Purveyor are looking for writers, photographers, poets and musicians to share their ideas with us and our readers.

If you are interested in contributing, contact us at theculturalpurveyor@gmail for more information.

 ___

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2012-10-22 22:01:55 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Yep, I plan on putting Jack-O-Turnips on my doorstep this year! 

Yep, I plan on putting Jack-O-Turnips on my doorstep this year! ___

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2012-10-22 15:07:04 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Does anyone else remember this?

So has the revolution that Free To Be … You and Me helped herald been won, because our kids are free to be successful and stressed out, just like us? Has it been lost, because a generation of parents tried to get their daughters to play with trucks and their sons to play with dolls—and failed. And could an album like Free To Be ever be made today? Leaving aside the obvious problem that “albums” basically no longer exist, would a bunch of 2012-era celebrities—I’m talking Jay-Z and Beyoncé caliber stars—donate their talents to a project championing feminism, fighting gender essentialism, and telling boys that it’s all right to cry?

For that matter, how did it ever get made in 1972?

Does anyone else remember this?

So has the revolution that Free To Be … You and Me helped herald been won, because our kids are free to be successful and stressed out, just like us? Has it been lost, because a generation of parents tried to get their daughters to play with trucks and their sons to play with dolls—and failed. And could an album like Free To Be ever be made today? Leaving aside the obvious problem that “albums” basically no longer exist, would a bunch of 2012-era celebrities—I’m talking Jay-Z and Beyoncé caliber stars—donate their talents to a project championing feminism, fighting gender essentialism, and telling boys that it’s all right to cry?

For that matter, how did it ever get made in 1972?___

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2012-10-18 18:49:23 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

There is so much about this article that scares me. While the idea of helping children is #1 on my personal list of societal priorities, is handing out chemicals, some of which are addictive and have problematic side effects, the answer?

There is so much about this article that scares me. While the idea of helping children is #1 on my personal list of societal priorities, is handing out chemicals, some of which are addictive and have problematic side effects, the answer?___

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2012-10-18 16:00:02 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Don't you love it when something wakens you in the middle of the night?

You'll be sound asleep dreaming, body relaxed and totally out of it. Then all of a sudden, wham! Your eyes pop open, you look at the clock and realize it is 2:47 in the morning. The first jolt of adrenaline rushes through your blood. Did I hear a noise? Is something wrong? If you have kids, your reaction could be, are they sick? If alone it could be, is there someone trying to get in? As you do this mental check list you also listen to any and all sounds that might be out there. After eons (which is probably no more than a minute) if nothing untoward is going on, you shake your head and wonder, what the heck woke me up?

By this time your heart is racing, the adrenaline is kicking in nicely and now that you're awake maybe a trip to the bathroom wouldn't me amiss. You toddle yourself in that direction... more »

Don't you love it when something wakens you in the middle of the night?

You'll be sound asleep dreaming, body relaxed and totally out of it. Then all of a sudden, wham! Your eyes pop open, you look at the clock and realize it is 2:47 in the morning. The first jolt of adrenaline rushes through your blood. Did I hear a noise? Is something wrong? If you have kids, your reaction could be, are they sick? If alone it could be, is there someone trying to get in? As you do this mental check list you also listen to any and all sounds that might be out there. After eons (which is probably no more than a minute) if nothing untoward is going on, you shake your head and wonder, what the heck woke me up?

By this time your heart is racing, the adrenaline is kicking in nicely and now that you're awake maybe a trip to the bathroom wouldn't me amiss. You toddle yourself in that direction and turn on the light. The blazing globes remove the last remnants of sleep from your consciousness. The body reacts by thinking, IT'S TIME TO WAKE UP NOW! After taking care of business, you realize that your mouth is rather dry and you should have something to drink as long as you are up. 15 minutes later you are finally back in bed, all cozied up and ready to continue that awesome dream you were having. The mind refuses to settle. You try and remember all the little details of that dream to no avail. 20 minutes later you are cursing your body for even HAVING adrenaline. 30 minutes later as you lay their reciting all the curse words you know and inventing new ones you just KNOW you are going to be too tired tomorrow to function properly. 45 minutes later you give up, get up and turn on the computer to try and tire yourself out once again. 50 minutes later your head is bobbing up and down and you can't read the monitor clearly. Success!

Quickly turning off the computer you rush back to bed, dig in under the covers once again and sigh, contentedly knowing sleep is just moments away. 5 minutes later the dog is whimpering at your side. Hey, you, up there in the bed. You woke me up! Now I have to pee! Get your butt up out of bed and let me out!

SIGH You give up!

The alarm goes off at 6. You pick it up and throw it across the room. Life sucks.

Good morning world!___

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2012-10-18 15:28:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

h/t to +Sarah Hill for sharing this

And through his own knowledge of multilingual social networking service Google+, Mike Downes showed Interpol and Toronto Police how to establish a press conference using Google+ Hangouts – an internet-based video chat...And it is this as well as work with law enforcements agencies overseas helping them to increase their presence on the web, which prompted him to be recognised as a 'hometown hero' by Google.

On a local level, the Leamington Observer wrote this ..___h/t to +Sarah Hill for sharing this

And through his own knowledge of multilingual social networking service Google+, Mike Downes showed Interpol and Toronto Police how to establish a press conference using Google+ Hangouts – an internet-based video chat...And it is this as well as work with law enforcements agencies overseas helping them to increase their presence on the web, which prompted him to be recognised as a 'hometown hero' by Google.

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2012-10-18 14:51:50 (18 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Today is World Menopause Day.

For many the term menopause is cause for jokes about raging hormones and hot flashes. For others it's a sign that we are aging and our youth is now a memory not a daily experience.

What few realize is the health changes that occur during this time aren't just relegated to hormonal changes we females have no control over. Menopause affects our bodies in multiple ways and how we treat our bodies, and minds, requires lifestyle changes.

The International Menopause Society (IMS) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have made it their goal to help women and medical health professionals understand these changes to allow women everywhere the chance to continue to live healthy and active lives.

http://www.imsociety.org/index.php

Today is World Menopause Day.

For many the term menopause is cause for jokes about raging hormones and hot flashes. For others it's a sign that we are aging and our youth is now a memory not a daily experience.

What few realize is the health changes that occur during this time aren't just relegated to hormonal changes we females have no control over. Menopause affects our bodies in multiple ways and how we treat our bodies, and minds, requires lifestyle changes.

The International Menopause Society (IMS) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have made it their goal to help women and medical health professionals understand these changes to allow women everywhere the chance to continue to live healthy and active lives.

http://www.imsociety.org/index.php___

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2012-10-17 14:55:23 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I do so like having early voting :) 

I do so like having early voting :) ___

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2012-10-16 18:40:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

h/t to +Margie Clayman for writing about this

That means for 27 hours, starting at 12 AM ET on October 16th, Yum! Brands will match every donation up to $10,000.

Read the article to find out how you can help. ___h/t to +Margie Clayman for writing about this

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2012-10-16 18:27:34 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Amen!

Amen!___

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2012-10-15 14:29:17 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Two of my favorite things: chocolate and the Rolling Stones :)

A chocolate carving of the Rolling Stones, a patisserie showpiece of Austrian chef Alex Neumayer, is seen at the International Exhibition of Culinary Art (IKA) also known as the Culinary Olympics, in Erfurt, Germany. Picture: Jens Meyer/AP

Two of my favorite things: chocolate and the Rolling Stones :)

A chocolate carving of the Rolling Stones, a patisserie showpiece of Austrian chef Alex Neumayer, is seen at the International Exhibition of Culinary Art (IKA) also known as the Culinary Olympics, in Erfurt, Germany. Picture: Jens Meyer/AP___

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2012-10-14 15:25:42 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Spread the Word

It's coming up to that time of year again where spooky stories and creepy sounds give us goose bumps as our imagination takes us to places better left alone.

All Hallows Eve is in two short weeks and we at The Cultural Purveyor are looking for writers, photographers, poets and musicians to share their ideas with us and our readers.

If you are interested in contributing, contact us at theculturalpurveyor@gmail for more information.

 

Spread the Word

It's coming up to that time of year again where spooky stories and creepy sounds give us goose bumps as our imagination takes us to places better left alone.

All Hallows Eve is in two short weeks and we at The Cultural Purveyor are looking for writers, photographers, poets and musicians to share their ideas with us and our readers.

If you are interested in contributing, contact us at theculturalpurveyor@gmail for more information.

 ___

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2012-10-12 14:36:11 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 


What is your favorite Halloween movie?

http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/reasons-why-hocus-pocus-is-the-best-halloween-mo


What is your favorite Halloween movie?

http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/reasons-why-hocus-pocus-is-the-best-halloween-mo___

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2012-10-11 18:56:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

+James Barraford has a keen knack for fictional short pieces. 

+James Barraford has a keen knack for fictional short pieces. ___

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2012-10-10 15:05:57 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

whimper

I remember the feeling well...

whimper

I remember the feeling well...___

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2012-10-10 14:48:11 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

That would explain a heck of a lot!

That would explain a heck of a lot!___

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2012-10-09 19:00:38 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 


What is your daydream today?


What is your daydream today?___

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2012-10-09 17:02:52 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Ever wonder what it would be like to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes?

How about walking that mile barefoot because you have none?

When your throat is parched you can walk to the sink and turn on the tap: out comes fresh, clean water to slake your thirst.

Could you gather your water from a river instead?

We complain there isn’t enough room for a family of 4 in a 3 bedroom house with 2000 square feet.

Imagine instead all of you living in a 10×10 shanty built from scraps.

Ever wonder what it would be like to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes?

How about walking that mile barefoot because you have none?

When your throat is parched you can walk to the sink and turn on the tap: out comes fresh, clean water to slake your thirst.

Could you gather your water from a river instead?

We complain there isn’t enough room for a family of 4 in a 3 bedroom house with 2000 square feet.

Imagine instead all of you living in a 10×10 shanty built from scraps.___

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2012-10-09 15:09:12 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Ummm, not sure how to respond to this information. Would you want something like this? 

The Like-A-Hug project is a "wearable social media vest", developed by Melissa Kit Chow in collaboration with Andy Payne and Phil Seaton, as part of the MIT Media Lab's Tangible Media Group.

The vest, which looks like a slinky black bodywarmer, is designed to inflate like a lifejacket when friends "like" a photo, video, or status update on the wearer's Facebook wall, "thereby allowing us to feel the warmth, encouragement, support, or love that we feel when we receive hugs," says Chow.

Ummm, not sure how to respond to this information. Would you want something like this? 

The Like-A-Hug project is a "wearable social media vest", developed by Melissa Kit Chow in collaboration with Andy Payne and Phil Seaton, as part of the MIT Media Lab's Tangible Media Group.

The vest, which looks like a slinky black bodywarmer, is designed to inflate like a lifejacket when friends "like" a photo, video, or status update on the wearer's Facebook wall, "thereby allowing us to feel the warmth, encouragement, support, or love that we feel when we receive hugs," says Chow.___

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2012-10-08 15:49:29 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

What do you think about all this 'influence' scoring? 

When online influence becomes something that can be quantified, boiled down to a two digit number like a Klout score, it inevitably turns into a double-edged sword. The press reacted with outrage recently when Joe Fernandez tweeted about a Salesforce posting that said it would only consider job seekers for a position who had a Klout score of 35 or more. Students were up in arms when Todd Bacile, who teaches marketing at Florida State University, decided to start grading his class based on their Klout score, after it was cited by multiple hiring managers as part of the interview process. "If my marketing students are going to use these tools in the workplace, they should have firsthand experience doing so with their personal brands," said Bacile. It’s this element of Klout that disturbs many. Do we really want another number, along with our blood pressure and our credit score, that we need to worry about improving?___What do you think about all this 'influence' scoring? 

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2012-10-07 20:34:39 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

What a glorious performance...

What a glorious performance...___

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2012-10-07 18:31:36 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

It's Simple

When did life and living become so complicated? How did we end up putting so much pressure on ourselves to have more, that we forgot what it is to see life as it should be? 

As children most of us live in insular little pockets. The world is a big place we can only see through television and movies. We know what our neighborhood is like. We see how our friends live. Through the magic that is media we become inundated with commercials of this toy and that toy being THE thing to have. The mantra of gimme, gimme, gimme resonates throughout the house.

Growing into puberty we become more social creatures. The peer pressure of not being "different" assails us at every turn. Therefore we just HAVE to have the latest (fill in the blank) because so-and-so does and you don't want me to be "different" do you? The mantra of I want, I want,... more »

It's Simple

When did life and living become so complicated? How did we end up putting so much pressure on ourselves to have more, that we forgot what it is to see life as it should be? 

As children most of us live in insular little pockets. The world is a big place we can only see through television and movies. We know what our neighborhood is like. We see how our friends live. Through the magic that is media we become inundated with commercials of this toy and that toy being THE thing to have. The mantra of gimme, gimme, gimme resonates throughout the house.

Growing into puberty we become more social creatures. The peer pressure of not being "different" assails us at every turn. Therefore we just HAVE to have the latest (fill in the blank) because so-and-so does and you don't want me to be "different" do you? The mantra of I want, I want, I want becomes our motto. 

Adulthood comes right around the corner. What shall we do with our lives? Everyone says that in order to be a success you have to get the right job, buy the right house, drive the right car and date the right people. Instead of finding our own joy in life, or pursuing dreams for the simple fact that they are "our" dreams, we have turned into a society in which we feel that in order to be successful, we have to fit in with our neighbors. We are no longer concerned with our own little pleasures as individuals, but with what makes those around us happy. The mantra of gotta have, gotta have, gotta have is now our battle cry!

You put yourself into debt by attending the right college. Then work your butt off the next 10 years so you can buy that house, drive that car, marry that person. Along the way you find that wasn't enough. You also just HAD to have that boat, that Jet Ski and that RV for those 2 weeks every summer your family takes a break. And don't forget that awesome 54" Flat screen TV calling your name. It would look good on that family room wall. The mantra of more!, more!, more! assails even our subconscious mind. 

Of course since you now have so much stuff in your 1800 square foot home and the kids are growing, it is time to sell this place and buy a bigger one. More hours at work: less time with family. During your down time you play a sport, join a club, or go out with friends partying the night away. Back at home the kids are watching TV and movies and being inundated with all those commercials. 

The cycle begins again. 

When does it stop? When do we say we have it all and we are content? To be happy, are these "things" truly required? Must our lives be filled with an abundance of gadgets in order to finally be at peace with our existence? 

Gone are the days in which we pursued our dreams, no matter how tiny they might be. Rather than marrying the love of our lives, we instead marry for the sake of convenience. "So-and-so can bring this to the table, which is an area I'm lacking in, so it's a good fit." We no longer view our significant others as being able to compliment who we are as individuals, or as being able to bring out the very best in us. Having children is no longer a joy, but a tax write-off. Nor are we even raising our own children any longer because we are far too busy working and acquiring more money to be spent on the gadgets which we have to own in order to be happy with our lot in life. 

What happened to the simple pleasures in life? Spending time together as a family? Living a life where all that is needed is a roof over our heads, food in our bellies, a comfortable bed to sleep on, the laughter of our children as we chase them through the house, and the quiet joy of curling up together and reveling in those moments that bring a smile to our faces? The little things are no longer important, as the bigger and better "things" in life have taken over. Gone are the days when taking a walk in the park, or watching the children laugh and play as their imaginations run wild, or simply taking the time to "smell the roses" with our loved ones are considered fun, or times of relaxation. Instead, we have let our material possessions rule us. 

Happiness can be found in the little things. A fruitful life doesn't have to be shown by how much we can accrue. Contentment isn't bought at the big box chain store. All of it can be found in your heart. You just have to look. 

It really is that simple.___

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2012-10-07 15:45:18 (2 comments, 13 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

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2012-10-06 19:50:30 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Our newest Grandbaby

Our youngest just blessed us with a 5 month old grandson named Alf. Isn't he adorable?

Our newest Grandbaby

Our youngest just blessed us with a 5 month old grandson named Alf. Isn't he adorable?___

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2012-10-05 15:33:43 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Questions of the Day

In honor of #007riday what is your favorite Bond theme and even more telling, who is your favorite Bond? 

Nobody Does it Better by Carly Simon and of course Sean Connery get my votes (though Daniel Craig is beginning to sneak up on Mr. Connery)

Questions of the Day

In honor of #007riday what is your favorite Bond theme and even more telling, who is your favorite Bond? 

Nobody Does it Better by Carly Simon and of course Sean Connery get my votes (though Daniel Craig is beginning to sneak up on Mr. Connery)___

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2012-10-05 15:16:05 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

And now for something completely different...

#montypython 


Today in History

1969 - "Monty Python's Flying Circus" debuted on BBC television. 

Oh the days of the Spanish Inquisition who would burst into a previously unrelated sketch whenever their name was mentioned. Their catchphrase was "Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!"

What do you remember from those crazy sketches? ___And now for something completely different...

#montypython 

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2012-10-05 14:03:32 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

My friend told me she'd rather die than be me. I was stunned. It made me sad to think anyone would prefer to die than be imperfect in the eyes of the world. That type of shallowness is unbelievable but true.

Below is my story and why it angers me Madison Avenue advertising has skewed our outlook about ourselves. 

Millions of people around the world are ashamed or embarrassed by their bodies. Women especially. We are inundated constantly by greedy advertisers, men’s magazines and insecure peers telling us what our bodies should be like. We learn to cover our flaws, add on to nature or cut away what we see as offensive just so that we won’t be rejected.___My friend told me she'd rather die than be me. I was stunned. It made me sad to think anyone would prefer to die than be imperfect in the eyes of the world. That type of shallowness is unbelievable but true.

Below is my story and why it angers me Madison Avenue advertising has skewed our outlook about ourselves. 

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2012-10-04 19:07:51 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Grumble....

Grumble....___

2012-10-04 16:28:39 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I've been trying to keep myself out of politics this year, I truly have been. After reading this though I simply had to share. Thank you +Margie Clayman for writing this.

A leader must understand, in my opinion, the people he or she is leading. Not just the people who attend the $50,000/plate dinners. All of the people. Even scumbags like me who go to work every day, 7:30-5, who don’t have fancy cars or more than two rooms to my name. I’m one of the people you’re supposed to touch with your ideas. And your touch has done nothing but left me cold. You should have been talking to me. You should both be ashamed of yourselves.

I've been trying to keep myself out of politics this year, I truly have been. After reading this though I simply had to share. Thank you +Margie Clayman for writing this.

A leader must understand, in my opinion, the people he or she is leading. Not just the people who attend the $50,000/plate dinners. All of the people. Even scumbags like me who go to work every day, 7:30-5, who don’t have fancy cars or more than two rooms to my name. I’m one of the people you’re supposed to touch with your ideas. And your touch has done nothing but left me cold. You should have been talking to me. You should both be ashamed of yourselves.___

2012-10-03 21:04:41 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Okay, I'll play along too!   #azfaves  

For each letter of the alphabet, in order, type + and then the letter.  Chose the FIRST person that G+ suggests.  Except, if that person has already been listed, then choose the first new person in your list for that letter.

+Alex Grossman 
+James Barraford 
+pio dal cin 
+Michael van der Galien 
+Mike Elgan 
+James Fierce 
+Giselle Minoli 
+Gary S. Hart 
+Lisa I. Smith 
+James Johnson 
+Ayoub Khote 
+Laurie M 
+Chris McGovern 
+Barbara Nelsen 
+Dan O'Shea 
+Rodney Pike 
+Michael Q Todd 
+Miguel Rodriguez 
+bish s 
+Tonja Kilby 
+Ulrike Singer-Bayrle 
+Vago Damitio 
+Colin Walker 
+Xavier Ruiz Canadell 
+Yifat Cohen 
+Jeff Zimmerman 

Okay, I'll play along too!   #azfaves  

For each letter of the alphabet, in order, type + and then the letter.  Chose the FIRST person that G+ suggests.  Except, if that person has already been listed, then choose the first new person in your list for that letter.

+Alex Grossman 
+James Barraford 
+pio dal cin 
+Michael van der Galien 
+Mike Elgan 
+James Fierce 
+Giselle Minoli 
+Gary S. Hart 
+Lisa I. Smith 
+James Johnson 
+Ayoub Khote 
+Laurie M 
+Chris McGovern 
+Barbara Nelsen 
+Dan O'Shea 
+Rodney Pike 
+Michael Q Todd 
+Miguel Rodriguez 
+bish s 
+Tonja Kilby 
+Ulrike Singer-Bayrle 
+Vago Damitio 
+Colin Walker 
+Xavier Ruiz Canadell 
+Yifat Cohen 
+Jeff Zimmerman ___

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2012-10-03 19:03:59 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

As an unabashed #sonsofanarchy fan I have to say this was the perfect piece to play at the emotional end of last night's show. 

Sons of Anarchy fans... this is the song from last night.
#sonsofanarchy  ___As an unabashed #sonsofanarchy fan I have to say this was the perfect piece to play at the emotional end of last night's show. 

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2012-10-03 14:27:04 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Gah! There were so many shows I remember as a kid, and not all of them were designed for children. Which ones from your youth do you remember fondly? 


Today's Holiday

Today is National Family TV Day! It's also the day in 1955 that Captain Kangaroo first appeared on our television screens. For those of us old enough to remember the Captain, Mr. Green Jeans, Dancing Bear and Bunny Rabbit it brings back fond memories.

What show do you remember fondly from your childhood?___Gah! There were so many shows I remember as a kid, and not all of them were designed for children. Which ones from your youth do you remember fondly? 

2012-10-02 00:52:20 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Love these definitions of horror. Been there, done that :)

Love these definitions of horror. Been there, done that :)___

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2012-10-01 15:15:44 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I don't own one but I can see the draw.

Most tablet users reported using the device daily for an average of almost two hours.


How much do you like your iPad?

Chances are good that the warm glowing warming glow of an iPad screen is one of the last things you see before you fall asleep or one of the first things you reach for when you wake up.___I don't own one but I can see the draw.

Most tablet users reported using the device daily for an average of almost two hours.

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2012-10-01 14:24:23 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 


Today is National Homemade Cookie Day!

What's your favorite kind?


Today is National Homemade Cookie Day!

What's your favorite kind?___

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2012-09-28 17:43:56 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Hmmm right now I'd take the strawberry creme pie, but come 5 o'clock that beer sounds better.

What about you? 


Happy Friday!

Today is National Strawberry Creme Pie Day, National Drink a Beer Day, National Good Neighbor Day, Read a Child a Book You Like Day.

Since it's also National Ask A Stupid Question Day we'll take that one and ask, which of these would you like to celebrate today? ___Hmmm right now I'd take the strawberry creme pie, but come 5 o'clock that beer sounds better.

What about you? 

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2012-09-27 14:45:38 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 


Thought of the Day


Thought of the Day___

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2012-09-27 14:07:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 


What inspires you to write?

It used to be a window. Sometime in the past a previous owner or tenant must have decided that replacing the glass would be too costly. Instead, a door was fashioned that only latched from the inside. When opened, if you were careful, you could crawl through the opening into a wonderland!

Inspiration for writing can come from anything: a sound, a smell, a memory... Today +Grace O'Malley shares with us how a photograph can evoke a story. 

What has prompted you to write recently? ___
What inspires you to write?

2012-09-26 17:42:30 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

While it may be an isolated incident, this type of thing continues the perception that college time is party time. Ugh! 

While it may be an isolated incident, this type of thing continues the perception that college time is party time. Ugh! ___

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2012-09-25 21:51:05 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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