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A Very Short Post

Just wanted to share that WordPress let me know that I signed up with them 6 years ago!

It doesn’t seem that long, but in that time,  I have made many new friends on this site.  I have shared a lot of my life, good and bad on here; I have become a published author while blogging; and I have done over 900 posts.

I think this is a great time to celebrate.  Who knew that interrupting my teaching career by having a near-death stroke would have brought all this about?  Wow!  Positives flowing out of negatives!  I am so looking forward to the future.

Here’s to the future and to all of you!

Let me know in the comments what you wish to celebrate from the last 6 years.



Too Late Means, well, a Lot of Sh** Hits the Fan

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Okay, I am not going to throw out a lot of fanfare here.  This is simple:  there are 3 links below to videos about climate change and/or people’s reactions to it.  They helped solidify a lot of things in my mind.  There.  Simple.

Now comes that hard part:  You need to watch these.  I don’t care what your viewpoint on global warming is, you need to watch these.  The last one is nearly 1 hour long.  Perhaps, you can skip the first 2 and just watch the last one.  That’s the one that taught me the most.  It frustrates me to no end how people, usually people who are well off compared to the majority of the world, sit back and argue saying there is no problem, no climate change brought on by us.  Well, here is one little item I extrapolated from the longer film:

In the last 50 years or so, the CO2 levels in our atmosphere have gone up 40%, from (I don’t remember exactly) from about 180 -240.

What I see here is this:  It took nearly 3 billion years to get to 180, now it has gone up to 240 in 50 years, but IT’S NOT OUR FAULT?!

That should be enough to help most people see.  It won’t be, but it should.

Do yourself a favor, take an hour out of one of your days, watch the last clip and learn.  Don’t be ignorant.  And, quit procrastinating!



Tell you what – watch 10 minutes, the decide if the rest is worth it!




Wouldn’t It Be Nice?

I was watching “Star Trek” (the first of the brand new ones) again tonight.  As it all played out, I began thinking how nice it would be to be able to change branches and head off toward a new future.  I have always thought it would be nice to take my mind now (not my brain, but my mind) and put it back in, say, me at age 10 or 8 or even the first day of school.  I  have had a lot of people say no, make it 16 or 18, or even 30, but not that young.  But I say I want a head start into it all.  If I know everything I know now and I go back to that young, I could begin eating better and exercising better and writing sooner.  I know I would have to fake being young a lot.  After all, can’t be too smart as a 2nd grader or your whole life does change.  But I could read more and spend my time doing things a bit differently.  By the time I do get to high school, I should be doing well in whatever.

But, truth be known, what I would really, truly do, would be to save.  That’s right, save those pennies, nickles, and dimes from first grade through high school.  And, I would work in high school and earn money doing different things.  My goal:  have a few thousand saved by the time I am in college (and beyond) and start playing the stock market.  I would know that Microsoft, Amazon, and Google would the places to place your money in as soon as they started.  I would know to put money in Chrysler at $3.00 and sell it at $32.00.  I would know that Amazon would go from a couple of cents a share to well over $300 a share.  Just think if I could invest $3000 in Google at $0.02 a share and sell it at even $200.00 a share that would be Thirty Million dollars minus some management fees and taxes.  I would still clear over $12,000,000!

I live some of this because I knew that Chrysler would not fall apart back then.  I came so close to borrowing money to buy it at $3.00.  And I would have sold it around $20.  $5000 dollars in that rate would still have been over $30,000.  Not millions, but still…nice.

That all being said, I know that I am glad things are as they are.  I am not a millionaire, but they have problems too.  As I said to someone a while ago, if you watch “Arrow” on TV you notice that the billionaires all live under one roof and have to hire protection.  I don’t know that I would enjoy that life at all (but, I would be willing to try it).  I also know that I would not go through two bad marriages, but I would also not get to raise my children.  Having those memories would not be the same as getting to see them.  I do love my life.  It’s not perfect, but I am not sure I would really want it to be.  Perfection to one is unique; it would be meaningless to someone else.  Millionaires have problems; so do great marriages; so do wonderful parents.  What is important is how you live your life and that you DO LIVE YOUR LIFE!  Love living it!  Since it is the only one you have, why not enjoy it?

That’s my thoughts on the matter.  What are yours?  As it used to be said, “Inquiring Minds Want to Know”.



Driving Me Crazy

I was doing my surfing thing on the Internet from an email I received.  It concerned a commercial for a new Rear-view car camera.  From there I just followed the trend toward hi-tech cars.  These are not YouTube, so you will have to click play after clicking the links, and they open up in a new window.  Anyway, this is what started it all:

Rear View

Let’s start slowly.  You know we truly do need to redo cars.  So, they have started with the doors:

Car Door

GM is working hard to produce a good future car:


However, I think I like this one better (perhaps, best) of all of them.  You can check out why:

Air Car 

This one amazed me the most.  I haven’t checked it out on Snopes or anything like that, but it seems to be possible.  They do a decent job of explaining what a Teen came up with:

Levitating Car

If you aren’t into all that high-tech stuff, you can do it the old-fashioned way with a twist in order to save (I think this one scares me most of all, plus I don’t want to wear one of those suits):

16 Girls and a Bike

You know, most of these were foreign ideas.  I hear complaints all the time about how our car companies and oil companies are failing and falling behind the world.  If the world starts coming out with cars like these, perhaps, if we don’t change our ways, we deserve to fall behind and fail.  What do you think?




Philosophy is all about being curious, asking basic questions. And it can be fun!

North Noir


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