Friday, November 04, 2016

A Lesson to Learn...

We all experience personal conflicts from time to time. 
One of the most proactive ways to handle arguments or disagreements is to take a breath and ask yourself, “What is this situation trying to teach me?” 
Conflicts occur for only one reason: There is a lesson for both parties to learn.

10 Things You Absolutely Don't Need to Know...

1. Almonds are a member of the peach family.
2. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
3. There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
4. It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
5. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
6. A goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds.
7. Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
8. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
9. More people are killed by Donkeys every year than are killed in plane crashes.
10. The names of the Continents all end with same letter with which they start.


Thursday, November 03, 2016

Congratulations Chicago Cubs 2016 World Champions! I'm lovin' it!


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God Bless The Des Moines and Urbandale Police Departments, Please keep All First Responders in your Thoughts and Prayers

Posted by PicasaAs a former Law Enforcement Officer I know first hand that the brave Men and Women First Responders literally put their lives on the line each and every day. My thoughts and prayers are with The Des Moines and Urbandale Police Departments and indeed all First Responders. I pray that all this senseless horrible violence in the world will end, but until it does; GOD BLESS All those that Protect and Serve!

Tuesday, November 01, 2016


As we grow older, we realize it becomes less important to have more friends and more important to have real ones. Do yourselves a favor...learn to tell the difference between a Friend and an Acquaintance.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Happy Birthday to my old Pal Henry Winkler, what an Honor to share the Screen with The Fonz!

Henry Franklin Winkler was born on October 30, 1945, in Manhattan, New York. His parents, Harry Irving and Ilse Anna Maria Winkler, were Jewish immigrants who avoided the German Holocaust, moving to the US in 1939. His dad was the president of an international lumber company while his mother worked alongside his father.Henry grew up with "a high level of low self-esteem." Throughout elementary school and high school, he struggled with academics. This was due to what he would later identify as dyslexia. His parents expected him to eventually work with them at the lumber company. However, Henry had other plans as he saw roles on stage as the key to his happiness. His acting debut came in the eighth grade when he played the role of Billy Budd in the school play of the same name.Following his graduation from McBurney High School, he was able to incorporate his learning disability and succeed in higher education. He received a Bachelor's degree from Emerson College in 1967 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama in 1970. He later received an honorary PhD in Hebrew Literature in 1978 from Emerson College.Following college, his top priority was to become an actor. However, if this was unsuccessful, he wanted to become a child psychologist because of his deep interest in working with children. Like many other actors, he began his career by appearing in 30 commercials. His first major film role was in The Lord's of Flatbush in which he played a member of a Brooklyn gang.After that, he was cast on a new ABC series which was set in the 1950s called Happy Days. He was given the role of high school dropout and greaser Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli. The character was seldom seen during the first few episodes as ABC initially feared he would be perceived as a hoodlum. However, the character became extremely popular with viewers, and the show's producers decided to give Fonzie a more prominent role in the series.Following this, the show's ratings began to soar, and Fonzie became a 1970s icon and the epitome of cool. His motorcycle, leather jacket, thumbs-up gesture, and uttering of the phrase "Aayyyy!" became television trademarks. The character became so popular that ABC considered renaming the series "Fonzie's Happy Days" but eventually decided against it.Unlike many other stars of the 1970s who rose to fame in a short period of time and developed "big heads," Henry managed to stay well grounded and avoided falling into this trap. He was said to be more polite and agreeable, even after his popularity soared. He remained on the series until its cancellation in 1984.In the mid-1980s, with his Happy Days now behind him, Henry decided to change his focus toward producing and directing. He produced and directed several television shows and movies, most notably MacGyver and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. In the mid-1990s and early 2000s, he was able to re-establish himself with a younger generation of moviegoers and TV viewers, appearing in the popular films, Scream and The Waterboy and on shows such as The Practice and Arrested Development.In addition to his movie and film credits, Henry is a well accomplished author. Between 2003 and 2007, he co-authored 12 children's novels with Lin Oliver. The series is called "Hank Zipzer, the World's Greatest Underachiever." The books are based on his early struggles with dyslexia, and they sold more than 2-million books in that time. Off-screen, Henry has been married since 1978 to Stacey Winkler (nee Weitzman) with whom he has three children. Together, they are actively involved with various children's charities. In 1990, they co-founded the Children's Action Network (CAN), which provides free immunization to over 200,000 children. He is also involved with the Annual Cerebral Palsy Telethon, the Epilepsy Foundation of America, the annual Toys for Tots campaign, the National Committee for Arts for the Handicapped, and the Special Olympics.In September 2003, he suffered a personal setback when his fellow actor and friend of nearly 25 years, John Ritter, unexpectedly passed away. Henry was on the set of 8 Simple Rules that day for a guest appearance and was one of the last people to talk to Ritter.

Embrace the Challenges

Giving up on your goal because of one set back is like slashing your other three tires because one got a flat. There are going to be difficult moments along the way because nothing worth having in life is easy.Embrace the challenges, and don’t give up!