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Friday The 13th and Black Cats

Friday The 13th

Friday The 13th and Black Cats

As many of you know Today is Friday the 13th personally it is a good day for me. several years ago I decided that I would no longer let the superstition of a date direct my conclusions about a day passed, present or future.

The day that I came to this conclusion was a normal work day. I had been busy delivering pizza. I worked for a local Domino’s pizza. Friday nights were always busy in the Gallipolis Ohio Store. This was back when Domino’s had the 30 minute or 3 dollars off your order guarantee. And if you were late and had to pay out the 3 dollars it came out of your pocket. Continue reading

Parts Make The Car

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Parts Make The Car

As most of you know I work in and auto parts store as a second job. I have learned many things working there. One simple question that I have is, “why doesn’t someone build a quality car any longer?” In the 1970’s and 80’s when I grew up I believe the automotive industry reached a panicle of component quality. Over all, the parts that made up the car or truck you drove, were made of the best things, for the type of vehicle that it was. Continue reading

Lists

Lists

Lists

How many times have you been at the store and need an item like garbage bags? There you are standing in front of a wall of garbage bags, slack jawed and trying to remember what you brought home the last time. Now if your need lawn bags, no problems get a lawn bag, if you need a small trash bag for a waste pail no problem you get a small bag.

But if you are like me, you’re standing there and trying to remember what size bag your kitchen trash can takes, and you have way too many choices, and nothing to compare the sizes. You just roll the dice and hope you they don’t come up snake eyes. Continue reading

Meditation Twenty Minutes that Improve the Rest of the Day

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Invitation à la meditation By Manoir de la Boirie

Meditation Twenty Minutes that Improve the Rest of the Day          

Finding your center, watching your navel, counting your breaths, the names go on and on, but they are all the same thing, personal meditation. I think that this is going to be the year when personal meditation becomes as common place as daily workouts. If I asked you right now do you meditate? Most people would look at you and think, “Oh no he’s off his rocker.” Continue reading

Situation Analysis

Situation Analysis

Situation Analysis

Situation analysis is something you practice. As I go about my day, if something catches my eye or stands out for some reason, I try to imagine a few different ways to use that object outside of the normal. Old spice rack on the wall with a radio built into it, may become a needed piece of equipment, if no other options are available. Empty water bottles in the office trash, might be water storage, or used for flotation. Walking the dog after work and see a downed tree limb, that and the dog leash, could be an impromptu splint for a broken arm or leg. Use the leash and make a harness, lash the tree limbs to the harness and your dog can pull a load. Walking in the park you notice straw bales from the holiday decorations. With enough straw bales you can make a shelter, or insulate one. Use it for fire starting, or bedding to keep you of the cold ground. Continue reading

How I saved 66% on my heating Bills By accident

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How I saved 66% on my heating Bills By accident

                        Sounds like and infomercial doesn’t it. Continue reading

Why I Fear a Cyber War

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 Why I Fear a Cyber War

One of the few things I Truly Fear is a Cyber war. We have become to dependent on computers in everyday life. When was the last time you had cash in your pocket? It has become so common place for you and I to just swipe our cards for what we need. That card is connected to the bank and the bank is connected to the internet. What happens when a bad actor (IE) for lack of a better example the Korea, or China, finally gets fed up with the US government using them as scape goats every time someone hacks Sony or Target, and turns loose programmers, to work taking down our cyber grid. Continue reading

The Creek Road Podcast Episode 018

Welcome Friends to Episode 018 of The Creek Road Podcast this week we talk about. Christmas in West Virginia Holliday wishes. Over Looked Preps: Pots and Pans what are we going to cook with.

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Personal Perspective

 

Perspective

Personal Perspective

Perspective is a funny thing. It shapes every aspect of our lives. The most interesting thing about personal perspective is that it is a fluid thing. It changes with actions that occur in our lives. One day you love roses. Your walk takes you next to a moss covered bank, maybe you slip, trip and you roll head over heels into the biggest rose hedge ever. Once you get your wits back you’re stuck with so many thorns that you tear your new pants getting out. This experience changes your perspective.”Man if Roses didn’t have thorns they would be so much nicer”. Continue reading

Every one has a Kabuki or two

Kabuki

Every one has a Kabuki or two

Kabuki is a traditional Japanese play. It is known for many different ways to portray the story. Sometimes it’s fearful and colorful masks, sometimes it’s funny and cheerful masks. Other times it is just stage makeup and acting. In the play the actors will switch between, angry, funny, cheerful, male, and female masks, quickly to portray different parts of the play or different parts of the character.

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