You Can't Take it with You

 

You Can’t Take it With You

When Bill Clinton was on his deathbed, he told his most trusted
aide that, having managed to thwart all the rest of the rules in life,
he had figured out how to “take it with him” after death.

He instructed his aide to withdraw $5 million cash from his
secret account and put it in two suitcases in the attic above his bed so
his soul could grab them as it departed.

The next day, after Bill died, Hillary went into the attic with the aide to see if the cash-filled suitcases were still there.

No surprise, they were there, still stuffed with cash.

“I could have told him,” Hillary said to the aide, “that you should have put them in the basement.”

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 The author has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures. Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

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alcohol

In today’s world, many resort to abusing drugs and alcohol, why are so many becoming addicted and not only destroying their lives but the lives of others around them as well?

 

Learn From the Past , Live in the Now.

We often get caught up in daily living and forget our mission here on earth. We all have incidents in our past that can control our future and how we deal with present day events.

When as a child we get burned by touching a hot stove, we learn to never touch a hot stove again, this becomes a self preservation action. In most instances, this is a good thing, however when carried to the extreme, it can have life limiting consequences.

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Many people after having been burned would never go near a stove again. The lesson to be learned is to be careful, not avoid the situation entirely. To do so would be counterproductive and not in our best interest. Life doesn’t come with a manual, we learn as we go, taking our personal experiences along with that of others and fashioning a better life for not only ourselves but others as well.

To live a better life, we need to each learn from the past, to appreciate the past, but to live now. It isn’t so much a lifestyle, as a living style. We all have a past with certain events that took place we would sooner forget about.

The key is not to forget about them, but learn from them. Not necessarily to dwell on them, but to understand why a certain situation came aboutin our life and what we can learn from it. We attract life situations to us to assist us in our daily evolution from what we were to what we can become.

Whatever we encounter, we have attracted to us, we can blame no one. It is our opportunity to grow spiritually. Many say that life is unfair, however, as unlikely as that may seem, judging as to the many obstacles some people face, it is true.

The fact is, the individuals who face the most challenges in life are the most blessed, they are being given many more opportunities to improve their life and move past the karma they bring from previous existences.

It may not seem like it at the time, but these people, if the lessons are learned correctly will have the opportunity to become more enlightened than they would have ever thought possible. In the process, they would never change the challenges they faced in life with anyone.

Whatever challenges we face in life, we have created them ourselves, and dealing with them in a positive way can only be a benefit to ourselves and the people around us.

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The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world, When looking back in history, I soon discovered this has always been a problem, Benjamin Franklin once said, ”Of all the senses, common sense seems to be the one that is used the least.” As obvious as it may seem, many seem to be totally oblivious to it. Most, if not all of the problems the world faces today could be solved if people would just sit back and think about what would seem to be the most obvious and simple solution to any issue. Often times people tend to overcomplicate the issues. I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice. It is now evident they were a lot smarter than we gave them credit for. Many times, in today’s world, the schools and universities can no longer be counted on to teach truth and values that will guide someone through life.

 

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Science Explained

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Real exam answers
given by fifth- and sixth-grade students.

You can listen to thunder after lightening and tell how close you
came to getting hit. If you don’t hear it you got hit, so never mind.

Talc is found on rocks and on babies.

The law of gravity says no fair jumping up without coming back down.

When they broke open molecules, they found they were only stuffed with atoms.

But when they broke open atoms, they found them stuffed with explosions.

When people run around and around in circles we say they are crazy. When planets do it we say they are orbiting.

Rainbows are just to look at, not to really understand.

While the earth seems to be knowingly keeping its distance from the sun, it is really only centrificating.

Someday we may discover how to make magnets that can point in any direction.

South America has cold summers and hot winters, but somehow they still manage.

Most books now say our sun is a star. But it still knows how to change back into a sun in the daytime.

Water freezes at 32 degrees and boils at 212 degrees. There are 180
degrees between freezing and boiling because there are 180 degrees
between north and south.

A vibration is a motion that cannot make up its mind which way it wants to go.

There are 26 vitamins in all, but some of the letters are yet to be discovered. Finding them all means living forever.

There is a tremendous weight pushing down on the center of the Earth
because of so much population stomping around up there these days.

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Lime is a green-tasting rock.

Many dead animals in the past changed to fossils while others preferred to be oil.

Genetics explain why you look like your father and if you don’t why you should.

Vacuums are nothings. We only mention them to let them know we know they’re there.

Some oxygen molecules help fires burn while others help make water, so sometimes it’s brother against brother.

Some people can tell what time it is by looking at the sun. But I have never been able to make out the numbers.

We say the cause of perfume disappearing is evaporation. Evaporation
gets blamed for a lot of things people forget to put the top on.

To most people solutions mean finding the answers. But to chemists solutions are things that are still all mixed up.

In looking at a drop of water under a microscope, we find there are twice as many H’s as O’s.

Clouds are high flying fogs.

I am not sure how clouds get formed. But the clouds know how to do it, and that is the important thing.

Clouds just keep circling the earth around and around. And around. There is not much else to do.

Water vapor gets together in a cloud. When it is big enough to be called a drop, it does.

Humidity is the experience of looking for air and finding water.

We keep track of the humidity in the air so we won’t drown when we breathe.

Rain is often known as soft water, oppositely known as hail.

Rain is saved up in cloud banks.

In some rocks you can find the fossil footprints of fishes.

Cyanide is so poisonous that one drop of it on a dogs tongue will kill the strongest man.

A blizzard is when it snows sideways.

A hurricane is a breeze of a bigly size.

A monsoon is a French gentleman.

Thunder is a rich source of loudness.

Isotherms and isobars are even more important than their names sound.

It is so hot in some places that the people there have to live in other places.

The wind is like the air, only pushier.

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 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

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The wisdom of our ancestors

The wisdom of our ancestors

There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world,
I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice more often.
It is in this light I have decided to publish some of my random thoughts based on the views of our ancestors.

Thomas Jefferson:Declaration of Independence

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Thomas Jefferson, as well as all of the founding fathers believed our rights come from God, not from government. We give the government rights , they only have the right to do what we give them permission to do.

 

It is time to return to that philosophy, one either believes in God , or they believe in government , which do you believe in?

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 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

Your comments appreciated

Stupid Resume's

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Stupid Resume Tricks

Things people actually put on their resumés (or cover letters). I weep for all mankind.

    • I am very detail-oreinted.
    • My intensity and focus are at inordinately high levels, and my ability to complete projects on time is unspeakable.
    •  
    • Enclosed is a ruff draft of my resume.
    • Strengths: Impersonal skills.
    • It’s best for employers that I not work with people.
    • Here are my qualifications for you to overlook.
    • If this resume doesn’t blow your hat off, then please return it in the enclosed envelope.
    • I saw your ad on the information highway, and I came to a screeching halt.
    • Insufficient writing skills, thought processes have slowed
      down some. If I am not one of the best, I will look for another
      opportunity.
    • Please disregard the attached resume — it is terribly out of date.
    • Exposure to German for two years, but many words are inappropriate for business.
    • Experience: Watered, groomed, and fed the family dog for years.
    • I am a rabid typist.
    • I have a bachelorette degree in computers.
    • Excellent memory; strong math aptitude; excellent memory; effective management skills; and very good at math.
    • I worked as a Corporate Lesion.
    • Married, eight children. Prefer frequent travel.
    • Special skills: Thyping.
    • My ruthlessness terrorized the competition and can sometimes offend.
    • Objective: I want a base salary of $50-$60,000 dollars, not
      including bonus. And some decent benefits. Like a retirement plan,
      health insurance, personal or sick days.

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  • Education: Graduated from predatory school with honors.
  • Never been fired, although it could happen anytime now.
  • Previous rank: Senior instigator.
  • I have recently sold my home and I now live in a large RV so I will be able to relocate quickly.
  • Reason for leaving: They stopped paying me.

and…

  • Personal achievements: Successfully played “Chop Sticks” on a toy piano with my big toes.

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 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

Your comments appreciated

 alcohol

In today’s world, many resort to abusing drugs and alcohol, why are so many becoming addicted and not only destroying their lives but the lives of others around them as well?

 

Day 6: 50 Year Class Reunion

The big day has arrived! This was one of the reasons for traveling north at this particular time. It has been 50 years since I have seen some of my fellow classmates and at least 20 since I had seen any of them. Wonder if they have changed any?

At least we will be arriving in style, the rental car agency had given us a Dodge Ram 1500 pick-up truck with a Sirius radio to drive . Nothing like driving to your 50 year reunion through corn fields  in a pick-up playing 50s music. It doesn’t get any better than that.

Arriving at the school for the graduation ceremonies , we were some of the first ones to arrive.As we were to be the honored class at this year’s graduation, we would be sitting directly behind the graduates. Good, maybe I will be able to determine who everyone is if I see them one at a time.

Jac-Cen-Del 1962 graduates

Entering the front door I’m greeted by a classmate, Sharon , that was easy, maybe this won’t be so hard after all. Things are going pretty well ,so far there are only a couple of people I don’t  recognize and I can fake it until I figure out who they are.

It’s interesting looking at all the memorabilia from that era. Letter jackets, photos, and believe it or not, our class was included in an article in National Geographic.In the article there is a photo  of our classmates standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

We were given a guided tour of the school,some remodeling as well as an addition has been added.Much has changed over the years, however many areas of the school is just like it was then ,only with a new coat of paint, or several coats , it has been 50 years.

I remember the sports trophy case back then , we were a new school so there were only a couple of trophies displayed, in the years that followed the basketball team has excelled, there are now two and a half walls filled with trophies from various basketball and sporting events, including a state basketball championship, quite a distinction in Indiana!

The school is also ranked in the top ten academically with several students ranked in the top two or three in their field, quite an accomplishment for a school where the average class size is somewhere around 80.

It was nearly time for the commencement to begin and since we were the honored class it was time for us to gather in the gymnasium. So, this is where everyone is, now comes the test, I see several classmates I don’t know.

This brings back memories, this gymnasium has seen many heated contests , the walls are filled with banners from basketball championships. Man the fun we had in here! Basketball was and still is the heartbeat of Indiana.

Listening to the the several speakers, I couldn’t help but remember the good times we all had at J-C-D. We were a class that always seemed to get along, I can’t remember any major contention between any of us, and there still isn’t. We had fun, didn’t destroy anyone else’s property and respected everyone’s opinion, isn’t that the way it should be?

Next on the agenda was the actual reunion itself, this year it would be at the Grub Company , a popular restaurant in town. Now is when the fun begins, several classmates are here that weren’t at the graduation, and there are a few I haven’t seen in fifty years.

This is where I lose my coolness, suddenly four people in a row approach me that I have no idea who they are. I can recognize them by looking into their eyes and their mannerisms are familiar, but their name completely escapes me. Luckily two of my high school buddies are nearby and they were able to identify them for me. Of course for the most part I faked it until I could ask for the name  in private. I’m going to start going to more of these, I hate getting out of touch like this.

After a delicious chicken dinner with all the fixin’s and some catching up, the evening came to an end,  can’t wait for another five years to roll around so we can do this again.
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Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

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Remembering a simpler time, a time when neighbor knew neighbor and people helped each other. 

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The Shoe Box

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The Shoe Box

A man and woman had been married for more than 60 years. They had
shared everything. They had talked about everything. They had kept no
secrets from each other — except that the little old woman had a
shoe box in the top of her closet that she had cautioned her husband
never to open or ask her about.

For all of these years, he had never thought about the box, but
one day the little old woman got very sick and the doctor said she would
not recover.

In trying to sort out their affairs, the little old man took down the
shoe box and took it to his wife’s bedside. She agreed that it was time
that he should know what was in the box. When he opened it, he found
two crocheted dolls and a stack of money totaling $95,000!

He asked her about the contents.

“When we were to be married,” she said, “my grandmother told me the
secret of a happy marriage was to never argue. She told me that if I
ever got angry with you, I should just keep quiet and crochet a doll.”

The little old man was so moved; he had to fight back tears: Only two
precious dolls were in the box. She had only been angry with him two
times in all those years of living and loving!

He almost burst with happiness. “Honey,” he said, “that explains the
doll, but what about all of this money? Where did it come from?

“Oh,” she said. “That’s the money I made from selling the dolls.”

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 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

Your comments appreciated

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Throughout man’s long history on earth,there has been one group of people who have carried the torch of liberty and freedom throughout the ages , from time immemorial until the present day. In these days their counsel is need more than ever.