No Matter How Bad It All Is—You Can Be Somebody

I’ve had the good fortune to have been around many people who have been in jail. Yes, you read correctly, I didn’t say misfortune, I said good fortune! You might think that it would be bad to know lots of folks who walked the halls of jail or prison but … Continue Reading Continue reading

The Biggest Sin of All, The Biggest Human Tragedy of All

What is the biggest sin of all? And by sin, I don’t mean religious sin. I simply mean what is the worst, nastiest, ugliest, biggest, “bad” thing we could do during our existence while on this planet. Well, of course, most people would say that murdering someone is the biggest … Continue Reading Continue reading

Mean Gene the Sax Machine, Booze, Loose Women and the Blues

About 20 years ago, I was the drummer in a blues band that played out at local bars, colleges and festivals. The band was mediocre, even though we had moments when we were very good; on average, we were just okay. As a drummer, I was just okay too. I … Continue Reading Continue reading

Pawn Stars, Counting Cars, American Pickers, American Restoration, Being Liked and Success

For years, I’ve rarely watched television, other than news programs. About a year ago, my wife was watching “Pawn Stars” a popular History Channel program that shows a Las Vegas pawn shop in action. It showcases three family members who run it and one goofy employee and all the unique … Continue Reading Continue reading

Walking Tall–Doing The Right Thing—Is it Worth it?

        Is doing the right thing, well . . . right? How far do you go in doing the right thing? Or how do we even really know what the right thing is? Read this amazing story and see if you’d see so clearly and if you’d do anything … Continue Reading Continue reading

Sex or Chocolate? That is the Question

             Just about everyone likes sex in one form or another. Heterosexual, homosexual, with one person, with two people, by themselves sex, married sex, single sex, or in some other form, fashion or proclivity but most folks enjoy sex. But, there’s a big but with sex . . . no … Continue Reading Continue reading

Flying Blind

Already running late for work on a Monday morning, I filled my travel mug with coffee and reached down to the counter to gather my keys and cell phone. Suddenly, I was overcome by a flood of panic. I scanned the counter multiple times as my inner-monologue began to state … Continue Reading Continue reading

Economics 101 and Lower Prices–Simple and Common Sense Solutions In Life

I am not an economist nor am I even remotely smart about anything economics related. I’ve always believed that economics is for real smart people, much smarter than me and it was such a complicated discipline that only a select few could really speak on the topic with authority. I’ve heard … Continue Reading Continue reading

Give an Inch-Take a Mile–Men, Women, Control and Leadership

Don’t ya just hate giving someone an inch and them taking a mile? It happens every now and then to us all, but it still shocks us that some people see an opening or a  perceived weakness in us and they dive in and start orchestrating things at our workplace … Continue Reading Continue reading

High Food Prices & More Are Beating Up the Middle Class-Moms To the Rescue

CBS News recently reported that while the government says prices are up 6.4 percent since 2011 many food staples have gone up much more than that. Some specifics reported on were that chicken is up 18.4 percent, ground beef is up 16.8 percent and bacon has skyrocketed up 22.8 percent. … Continue Reading Continue reading

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