Letting Off Steam - If you do these jobs you have my sympathy

While drinking beer with a couple of buddies last Sunday, our trivial conversation drifted from subject–to-subject. As usual, 90 percent of the banter involved meaningless, puerile, irrelevant matters. However, one out-of-the-ordinary topic turned into a raging debate with each of us attempting to convince the others of his choices. The question posed was straight forward: What are the top three or four absolute worst jobs that you would never want to do? Since I had given this some thought over the course of my life, I spoke up first. In a nut-shell here are the consensus results, in no order, of our pointless discussion.

Give yourself a pat on the back

"A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval." - Mark Twain   The end of the school year has come and it’s a great time to pause and appreciate all that has been accomplished. Lessons have been taught and learned.&nbs [..]

Esoteric Astrology as news for week May 24 – 30, 2017

North and South Nodes (Dragon Points) Change Signs  We have a Gemini new Moon Thursday. The new moon highlights a shift and change in the heavens of two important points in astrology charts - the North and South Nodes (Dragon points). The nod [..]

The Long View: Memo to self: focus on my little corner of the world

Seems that keeping up with current events is a surefire way to get a headache. The nonstop, rapid-fire news of scandal, discord, betrayal, mayhem, and injustice surely stimulate sensations of helplessness and being overwhelmed. Perhaps this is why [..]

Would you go back?

There is a bit of controversy as to who actually first came up with the saying. "Youth is wasted on the young"--George Bernard Shaw or Oscar Wilde. Frankly I don't care. However, it is one of my favorite quotes and absolutely true. So, I now po [..]

New ideas are always available

“When you let your thoughts float free as kites on a summer breeze, you never know what creative inspiration you’ll encounter.” - Doreen Virtue   When we feel stressed out, it is tempting to throw in the towel and accept [..]

Lazy catchphrases that irritate me

I suppose I'm easily annoyed by what most people would consider trivial pursuits, so here's another one to chew on — overused idioms. You hear them every day from family, friends, store clerks, newscasters, radio hosts and co-workers. It's m [..]

Have you hugged your Boomerang today?

Boomerang Kids: Young adults who have moved back into the parental home after a period of independence. Your worst nightmare or a blessing in disguise? Little Johnny just graduated from college and he owes $67,000 in student loans. Your pride and joy [..]

Don’t let doubt prohibit success

“Be a beneficial presence on the planet. Give your Gifts. Boldly go where no woman or no man has ever gone before.” – Michael Bernard Beckwith   Sometimes the hardest thing to ignore is the doubt in our own mind.  Wh [..]

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