Saturday, February 25, 2017

Voices

It may come as a surprise to you, but your thoughts are not always your own. 
There are always two voices in our head: The loud voice that belongs to the force of all things negative, and the voice that is the whisper of our soul. 
One of the secrets to being proactive in life is to know that although we don’t always have control over our thoughts, we do have control over which ones we will give energy to.

Meanwhile, at a Canadian Carwash...


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Huckelberries gettin ripe...soon, Git ye some! Blueberries, i'm lovin' em!

 Blueberries...I'm Lovin' it!
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New Zealand...Why give it a go?


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Hitchens' Razor


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Friday, February 24, 2017

I Love Green Mountains and Clean Water

Dear Joe,

It will take more than luck to end mountaintop removal mining. On this St. Patrick's Day, we need you to help keep the Appalachian mountains green and their waters clean.
In just a few weeks, more than 150 citizens from Appalachia and across the U.S. will be in our nation's capital as part of our 6th Annual End Mountaintop Removal Week in Washington. They will be meeting with members of Congress to discuss the dangerous impacts of mountaintop removal coal mining on water quality and community health in Appalachia.
These citizens need your help to get their message across.
That's why we're asking you and nearly 60,000 other members of iLoveMountains.org to contact your Representative in Congress to ask them to co-sponsor the Clean Water Protection Act:
http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=dPtpHuboy%2Bs%2BPjZf1T0Bl%2FI2xEqb3Gej
By contacting your House Representative today, you let elected officials know that now is the time for Congress to take action to stop mountaintop removal coal mining.
The Clean Water Protection Act is a bill in the US House of Representatives which will sharply reduce mountaintop removal coal mining by ending valley fills and protecting our headwater streams. To date, over 2000 miles of streams have already been buried and polluted. But we can stop this, with your help.
Contact your Representative today and ask them to become a cosponsor of the Clean Water Protection Act.
Thank you for taking action today.
Matt Wasson
iLoveMountains.org

The Future...

is now!
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My Service


I've been blessed in my life to have been able to do many things. But maybe the best thing and definitely the most Noble thing  I've ever done was to serve My Country and My Community, the very community I grew up in. I joined the US Army and served 2 years and spent a 13 month deployment/tour of duty overseas during the last days of the Viet Nam War. When I got out they gave me a certificate that says my Service was Honorable. I love my Country and was proud to serve her. When I got home I joined the Brunswick County Sheriff's Dept. and spent 3 years in a Patrol Car with a badge and a gun serving my Community...Northern Brunswick County-the very place I grew up. It gave me an excellent opportunity to give back some of the love and kindness that had been shown to me growing up in Leland, NC. I was able to see some wonderful folks who had watched me grow up, watch me play little league and football. One time a call came into the Sheriff's         office and I got a call to go to some folks home that I had gone to Church with...their name was Lennon. When I got to their house Ms. Lennon met me at the door and took me to the bedroom where Mr. Spurgeon Lennon was in bed, and very sick. These folks had to be in their 80's by now, I had mowed their yard when I was a kid. They were simply good people and had treated me with kindness and compassion all my life. Ms. Lennon asked me if I would please pick up her husband and help him to the bathroom, help him to sit on the commode. As I carried him she was crying and kept thanking me for helping him. He was a very dignified man and just wanted to be able to sit down and use the bathroom. When we took our oath of office, we promised to protect and serve...it was my great honor to be able to serve these two lovely people. So you see, it came full circle and I was able to give back to my Community. You can read this story and many others just like this in my New Book--The Bozo Syndrome. Coming 2016
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Protect and Serve


Sunday, February 19, 2017

McQuestions to ponder...

1. If the flight recorder black box is never damaged during a plane crash, why don't they make the whole plane out of the stuff?
2. Is it possible to have a Civil War?
3. If all the world is a stage, where does the audience sit?
4. How much deeper would the ocean be is sponges didn't grow in it?
5. Why is it when you open a can of evaporated milk it's still full?
6. Why is there an expiration date on sour cream?
7. Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?
8. Why is it when a door is open, it's ajar...but when a jar is open, it's not a door?
9. Why is it called tourist season if we can't shoot at them?
10. If you ate pasta and antipasto, wouldn't you still be hungry?

Happy?

Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness resides in the soul.