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November 17, 2017 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

This Week 2’s Affirmation: Manage Energy, Minimize Distraction, Focus on Priorities!
Date – 11.19.17
B-Book 30: The 5 Choices by Kory Kogon, Adam Merrill and Leena Rinne 
The key message in this book:  As long as you’re willing to change, …

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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.

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Here you will find books that I have read, reading or intend to read. More Recent Reads => CLICK HERE.

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

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Journal Entry 3: Year of the Body

January 3, 2011 – 1:40 pm | No Comment

Workout: Day 3 (65 mins)
– Elliptical – 60 mins (Intervals with the below exercises)
– Pushups – 50
– Pullups – 5 (pretty tough, need to rest up)
– Crunches – 100
– Hip Raises – 15
– Side …

Journal Entry 2: 2011 is Year of the Body

January 2, 2011 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

So the damn deal is done son…this is the Year of the Body.   So over the next 8 weeks, I will be going to war against the lazy and love tire demons within.  Goal …

Journal Entry1 – 2011

January 1, 2011 – 7:02 am | No Comment

Today is the start of what I hope to be a successful year for me and my family. I have spent most of last year away from my family so I am looking forward to …

Final Moments of 2010

December 31, 2010 – 5:01 pm | No Comment
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Laying here in bed as the final moments of 2010 ticks down. Aunt Claire runs across my mind, my family and the future. I hope 2011 is a great year for all of us…welcome.

Fleetwood Mac: Wish You Were Here

December 29, 2010 – 4:44 am | No Comment

I remember being 15 or 16 and just singing this song over and over again. I guess I have always being a romantic. The words are just so powerful and carries such meaning.

Title: Autobiography of Mark Twain

December 26, 2010 – 1:52 am | No Comment
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Title: Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1: The Complete and Authoritative Edition by Mark Twain
Publisher’s Summary
“I’ve struck it!” Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a friend. “And I will give it away – to you. …

Musiq: Love

December 14, 2010 – 4:02 pm | No Comment
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Musiq: Don't Change

December 13, 2010 – 3:57 pm | No Comment
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Quote of the day!

December 13, 2010 – 8:44 am | No Comment
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Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
-John 15:13
This is an apt line for those of us in the military.

Title: The Fire Next Time

December 11, 2010 – 10:51 am | No Comment
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Title: The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
Publisher’s Summary
At once a powerful evocation of his early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice to both the individual and the …

Title: Jesus, Interrupted

December 1, 2010 – 10:58 am | No Comment
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Title: Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible by Bart D. Ehrman
Publisher’s Summary
Picking up where Bible expert Bart Ehrman’s New York Times best seller, Misquoting Jesus, left off, Jesus, Interrupted addresses the larger …

A Very Tough Day

November 5, 2010 – 7:00 am | No Comment
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Today was a very tough day for me. My family needed my arms around them and I am a million miles away.
Ingrid, Marcus and Cheyenne …you all are my heart. I love you …

Title: Decision Point by George W. Bush

November 2, 2010 – 11:10 am | No Comment
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Title: Decision Point by George W. Bush
Publisher’s Summary
President George W. Bush narrates and describes the critical decisions of his presidency and personal life. Decision Points is the extraordinary memoir of America’s 43rd president. Shattering the …

7 Hidden Ways to Get Better Sleep

October 30, 2010 – 4:10 pm | No Comment
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As a college student, I had my fair share of sleepless nights. But as I matured (and learned from the adverse affects I suffered because of those late nights), I began to realize that at …

My New IPod Touch

October 23, 2010 – 2:24 pm | No Comment
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Just posting a test entry from my iPod. This is the neatest thing ever.
– Posted from my iPod!

Title: Stein on Writing

October 2, 2010 – 11:17 am | No Comment
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Title: Stein on Writing: A Master Editor Shares His Craft, Techniques, and Strategies by Sol Stein
Publisher’s Summary
Stein on Writing provides immediately useful advice for writers of fiction and nonfiction, whether newcomers or accomplished professionals. As …

10 Unknown Uses for Vinegar

September 22, 2010 – 1:56 pm | No Comment
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Credit: http://frugaldad.com/2010/09/21/uses-for-vinegar/
Thanks to the acidity in vinegar, it has more uses than you might imagine. For years frugal folks have found numerous ways to save money using it. From health benefits to use as an …

Title: Long for This World

September 2, 2010 – 11:19 am | No Comment
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Title: Long for This World: The Strange Science of Immortality by Jonathan Weiner
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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Jonathan Weiner comes a fast-paced and astonishing scientific adventure story: has the long-sought secret of eternal …

Title: Being Wrong

August 2, 2010 – 11:23 am | No Comment
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Title: Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error by Kathryn Schulz
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To err is human. Yet most of us go through life assuming (and sometimes insisting) that we are right about nearly everything, from …

Family Emergency Checklist

July 21, 2010 – 6:53 am | No Comment
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We live in a world  and a state (Florida) where natural or man-made disasters can happen without any warning.
Our checklist covers 8 simple categories:

Warmth & Shelter (depending on the time of year)
Water & Hydration
Food …

Right Here Waiting for You: Richard Marx

July 18, 2010 – 3:54 pm | No Comment
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Oceans apart day after day
And I slowly go insane
I hear your voice on the line
But it doesn’t stop the pain
If I see you next to never
How can …

Summer Activities for Kids

July 16, 2010 – 3:46 am | No Comment
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Aesop’s Fables—Professor Copper Giloth at the University of Massachusetts Amherst teaches Introduction to Computing in the Fine Arts. She assigns her students the task of illustrating the traditional Aesop’s fables alongside their own retellings of …

Title: Your Money or Your Life

July 5, 2010 – 1:54 am | No Comment
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Title: Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence by Vicki Robin
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Now more than ever-given today’s uncertain economic climate-a transformed relationship with money is the …

My Freakin' Mac is On Life Support

July 3, 2010 – 3:48 am | No Comment
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Yep! It finally happen! My trusty ol’ Macbook fail me for the first time in 4 years. The truth really is…I fail him.  His fan had been complainin’ and I had been disregardin’ for some …

Protected: No, Not in Your Twin Bed…We're Not

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8 Critical Steps Every Family Should Be Taking to Prepare for the Next Financial Crisis

June 26, 2010 – 8:12 am | No Comment

It remains to be seen whether or not the worst has passed, or if we are merely enjoying the relative calm during the eye of the latest financial storm. I personally believe we are in …

Funny Toons

June 20, 2010 – 6:59 am | No Comment
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Food Fight at a UN Famine Camp in Somalia – Dude got carried away
 
Capital Punishment

Playing Hangman can be dangerous – especially when you live among idiots.

Borrowing Money from Family

June 20, 2010 – 6:51 am | No Comment

Article from: Money Smart Life
Borrowing money from family has kept people out of the cold for thousands of years. It hasn’t always taken the form of borrowing money directly but the family structure has offered …

The Art of Tenant Selection

June 19, 2010 – 6:15 am | No Comment

This is a column by our resident real estate expert Rachelle at the Million Dollar Journey Website.
I have been renting properties in the GTA since about 1997. Here are my hints and tips for selecting …

Saving on Summer Utilities Bills

June 19, 2010 – 4:40 am | No Comment
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Saving Money on Summer Utilities Can Save Hundreds of Dollars Each Year
There are countless methods available for lowering your energy bills and one of the best times to cut back is during the dog days …

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