Like many, I've gotten caught up in the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. Regardless of whom is at fault, it's a tragedy. One of the things that disappoints me the most is the absolute close mindedness of many who have been following it. It is insane. I challenged a bunch of people on … Continue reading On Ferguson and what I don’t know
Apparently, my homeless friend is in the process of getting a place to live. The place he found is near the college he wants to start taking classes at. The amazing thing is that it took someone (me) to simply say to him that his situation is unacceptable - for him. For six months, he … Continue reading My friend, homeless no more…?
In my previous post, I talked of how I know someone who is homeless. He's a co-worker that I'm determined to help. And it got me to thinking... Each of us go through our private hells. Whether it's large or small, a sudden crisis or a long term issue, we all have to deall with … Continue reading So many are hurting, so many aren’t caring…
A couple of nights ago I got in a conversation with a guy I know. He told me that he felt that he could put his trust me. We're not really friends...co-workers for the most part. He's 43, Vietnamese American, about 5'2" tall. He's an extremely hard worker, one of the hardest I've ever met. … Continue reading One person’s plight…
When I was a young lad growing up I developed a keen interest in my ethnicity. Rhode Island is one of those areas of America where people can maintain their ethnic character and culture while carry with it a sense of pride, all the while treating others of different ethnic backgrounds as family. I was … Continue reading Shanty Irish, Swamp Yankee, and some things are better left unsaid
So I took this online test from Time Magazine to measure my political leanings on a conservative/liberal basis. I've always considered myself to be a centrist and this test confirms that. I'm 43% conservative, 57% liberal. Where I lean liberal, I: - have a messy desk - think self-expression trumps self-control - like fusion cuisine … Continue reading A sort of accurate political poll of me
On Facebook today I noticed a person I'm connected to mention that he's still got the post Holiday blues and was wondering aloud how he could defeat them. I answered that he might find some success by volunteering his time with an organization help the needy, especially children. I need to look to do this … Continue reading A though (for myself) at the beginning of the year
This is a post I wish I didn't have to write. But I do. A couple of days ago I had just parked my car and then popped open my smartphone to check email and Facebook. I was stunned to see an update on my friend and former co-worker's status. It was the announcement of … Continue reading Allan Arguello, RIP
I'm digging this sudden upsurge of traffic I'm getting on my about.me page. I have no idea how or why it's happening but apparently it is. About.me is a pretty cool idea. It allows people to create one page personal profile sites that (at least should) feature a large photograph along with a bio and … Continue reading About.me is “in” for 2014…and thanks Leigh Anne!!
What started out as a pretty lousy workout ended up being a pretty intense one. I added a few exercises to make up for the ones that I had poor form. Namely, flat dumbbell chest press and incline chest press. I'm going to have to create an actual program for myself with concentration on different … Continue reading Lousy to intense workout