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May 18, 2017 – 2:36 pm | No Comment

How much time does it really take for a healthy person to become measurably less healthy? Less than you might think.
According to new research from the University of Liverpool, just two weeks without regular physical …

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Mad Musings

First category I added when I started this blog many moons ago. I jot stuff here I can't otherwise categorize.

what the...?

The section you will see a swear or two in. Not that I am a big fan, but sometimes situation can't be helped

Recent Reads

Here you will find books that I have read, currently reading or intend to read. I try to read 1 book per month. THIS SECTION MOVED TO MY LIBRARY CLICK HERE.

just Writing

I intend to use this area to catalog my writing journey and collect tidbits of information on the authoring process.


These are areas I am very much interested in. From time to time, as I am so moved, I free think here as well

The Cat

February 24, 2006 – 11:31 am | No Comment

You don’t have to own a cat to appreciate this…..
The couple was dressed and ready to go out for the evening.
They turned on a night light, turned on the answering machine,
covered their pet parakeet’s …

Protected: Disorder…?

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News and Contentment

February 7, 2006 – 9:00 am | No Comment

Just wanted to drop a few lines in my blog before setting in for the night. Actually, it’s morning now, but I had a pretty interesting day.
The big news is that I am being …

Uncle Ruddy, Collie, Aunt Daphne, Ingrid

January 26, 2006 – 1:51 am | No Comment
Uncle Ruddy, Collie, Aunt Daphne, Ingrid

Two of my favorite peoples in the world – Uncle Ruddy and Aunt Daphne. We took this picture during one of our many visits down to their home in Melbourne, FL.

Protected: Frustration

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Reserve Benefit From 2006 Defense Authorization

January 17, 2006 – 12:43 pm | No Comment

WASHINGTON – The 2006 National Defense Authorization Act signed into law Jan. 6 provides new or enhanced benefits in addition to a 3.1 percent pay raise for National Guard and Reserve members, a senior defense …

33 Years Served…So What if you're a Jerk?

January 12, 2006 – 9:37 pm | No Comment

Ok, so I was on my way today to pick up my son from school.  In the back was my little daughter angelicly sleeping.  Thinking nice thoughts and anticipating the glee from my son when …

Robot car: streets ahead in cities of the future

January 11, 2006 – 10:08 pm | No Comment
The MIT Smart Cities research team

· Architects and engineers rethink auto technology
· ‘Easy to drive, stackable vehicle for people to share’   
Alok Jha, science correspondent, Thursday December 29, 2005
It is not every day that a concept car re-writes the rules of …

Test Audio Post

January 10, 2006 – 6:25 pm | No Comment

Testing out this audio feature for my site - Janet[audio:02 – Damita Jo.mp3]

8 Things your financial planner won't tell you.

January 4, 2006 – 5:20 am | Comments Off on 8 Things your financial planner won't tell you.

Literally anyone can claim to be a financial adviser. Even those with top credentials may not divulge everything you should know. Here?s how to dig up the facts on the person you’re paying for financial …

Forecast for Google Put at $600 a Share

January 4, 2006 – 12:41 am | No Comment

Published: January 4, 2006

The investment firm Piper Jaffray raised its price target on shares of the Internet search provider Google yesterday to $600 from $445, a 35 percent increase.

The new one-year target is the …

Don't let debt cloud your financial future

January 3, 2006 – 9:23 pm | No Comment

The United States is a nation of debtors. We love to buy things?even if we don’t have cash on hand to pay for them. There’s nothing wrong with wanting the good things in life. …

Welcome to 2006 in Dirty TVQ

January 1, 2006 – 9:48 pm | No Comment

Okay, so I have to rewrite this freaking post to my blog just because this piece of remote posting software that I installed decided to dump my earlier post.  That really chaps my hide.
too bad …

Success is Action

December 30, 2005 – 11:46 am | No Comment

Success does the things failure refuses to do.

Measure of Success

December 30, 2005 – 11:44 am | No Comment

Success is not measure do much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles one has to overcome while trying to succeed.

Christmas Trip

December 30, 2005 – 2:35 am | No Comment

Just got back from the Allstar Sports Resort at Walt Disney World where I spent three days and three nights with the family. It was really a blast. We left Ocala at around …


December 28, 2005 – 3:23 pm | No Comment

A quote to live by from the Bible:
Let us not live in words or speeches, but in truth and action.
1 John 3:18

Retirement beneficiaries: Extremely Important

December 27, 2005 – 9:31 pm | No Comment

Making sure you have beneficiaries on your IRAs and other retirement accounts is essential to estate planning. The decision is important for 2 reasons: Beneficiary designations on retirement plans generally supersede any other instructions, even …


December 27, 2005 – 9:16 pm | No Comment

People who want to share their religious belief with you almost never want you to share yours.

A Convenient Amnesia About Slavery

December 19, 2005 – 10:22 pm | No Comment

Published: December 15, 2005
Americans typically grow up believing that slavery was confined to the cotton fields of the South and that the North was always made up of free states. The fact that …

Scientists Find A DNA Change That Accounts For White Skin

December 17, 2005 – 8:55 am | No Comment

By Rick Weiss
Washington Post Staff Writer
Scientists said yesterday that they have discovered a tiny genetic mutation that largely explains the first appearance of white skin in humans tens of thousands of years ago, a finding …

Study Debunks That Blacks Are Wary of Medical Research

December 14, 2005 – 10:53 am | No Comment

Minorities Are Willing to Volunteer but Often Are Not AskedBy Rick Weiss
It is a truism that black people do not trust the medical establishment and are reluctant to volunteer for experiments.
And why should they volunteer, …

Black Oriented Museum are Lacking Donors

December 14, 2005 – 10:50 am | No Comment

Few Athletes and Celebrities Have Given
By Darryl Fears
LOUISVILLE — The glamour, the popping camera lights of the paparazzi, and an impressive lineup of movie stars such as Jim Carrey, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Chris …

We Will Never Quit

December 1, 2005 – 10:49 pm | No Comment

We Will Never Quit
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road we are traveling seems all up hill,
When our funds are low and the debts are high,
And we want to smile but we …

Report Says Sonar Harms Whales and Dolphins

November 24, 2005 – 12:56 pm | No Comment

Thursday, November 24, 2005
NAIROBI, Nov. 23 — Increased naval military maneuvers and submarine sonars in the world’s oceans are threatening dolphins, whales and porpoises that depend on sound to survive, a United Nations report said …

Why the United States Should Look to Japan for Better Schools

November 24, 2005 – 12:53 pm | No Comment

Published: November 21, 2005
The United States will become a second-rate economic power unless it can match the educational performance of its rivals abroad and get more of its students to achieve at the …

Priests Citing New Problem in Gay Policy

November 24, 2005 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

Published: November 24, 2005
A day after the disclosure of a new Vatican directive that deters most gay men from joining the priesthood, some priests say they are shocked by one easily overlooked clause. …

U.S. Considers Troop Cuts After Iraq Holds Elections

November 24, 2005 – 12:48 pm | No Comment

Published: November 24, 2005
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 – The Pentagon is planning to make modest troop reductions after next month’s elections in Iraq and, if security conditions improve, could begin reductions next summer …

Overweight Kids at Risk Of Fractures, Study Shows

November 24, 2005 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

By Marilynn Marchione
Associated Press
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Children who are overweight face more than future health problems. They appear to have broken bones and joint problems more often during childhood than kids of normal weight, research …

Japan's Draft Charter Redefines Military

November 23, 2005 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

By Anthony Faiola
Washington Post Foreign Service
Wednesday, November 23, 2005

TOKYO, Nov. 22 — The governing Liberal Democratic Party on Tuesday released a draft revision of Japan’s pacifist constitution that for the first time since World War II would recognize the country’s armed forces as a fully functioning military.

TOKYO, Nov. 22 — The governing Liberal Democratic Party on Tuesday released a draft revision of Japan’s pacifist constitution that for the first time since World War II would recognize the country’s armed forces as a fully functioning military.

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