Tampa Florida

Located on Florida’s Sun coast,Tampa has much to offer the occasional visitor or full time resident.

Tampa Florida

Offering a semi-tropical climate, Tampa provides the opportunity to enjoy the out doors year around. Moderate winter temperatures averaging a daily highs in the lower 70’s ,lows in the 50s and snow only very occasional, it is the perfect destination for a winter get-a-away.

Summer is the rainy season, with daily showers and highs in the lower 90s. The rains come almost daily, however, they normally only last an hour or so, the rest of the day is enjoyable as the rain only cools things off.

The area offers professional sports of all sorts, The Tampa Lightning professional hockey team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers , and the Tampa Bay Rays round out the professional sports teams, each being highly competitive in their own fields.

The beaches in the area are the best in the nation, with several always ranked among  the top ten beaches in the United States.

What ever your interests , you will find something of value in the Tampa Bay Area.

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Who Wants to be a Millionaire

Who Wants to Be a

Sarah appeared on Who Wants To Be A

Regis: “Sarah, you’ve done very well so
far – $500,000 and one
lifeline left. The next question will give you the million dollars if
you get it right … but if you get it wrong you will drop back to
$32,000 — are you ready?”

Sarah: “Sure I’ll have a

Regis: “Which of the following birds does
not build it’s own nest?
Is it…





“Remember, Sarah, it’s worth 1 million

Sarah: “It’s a

Regis: “You’re sure? You can walk with
the $500,000 or play on for
the million.”

Sarah: “I want to play, I’ll go with C
– Cuckoo.”

Regis: “Is that your final

Sarah: “It is.”

Regis: “Are you

Sarah: “Absolutely!”

Regis: “Sarah…..you had $500,000 and
you said C -Cuckoo.
Well….you’re right! – You have just won ONE MILLION DOLLARS Here
is your check. You have been a great contestant and a real gambler.
Audience please put your hands together for Sarah.”

That night Sarah calls her friend Carol
and they go to a local
bar for a celebration drink. As they are sipping their champagne.
Carol turns to Sarah and asks, “Tell me, how did you know that it
was the cuckoo that does not build its own nest?”

“It was so simple,” Sarah replied, “Everybody
knows that
cuckoos live in clocks.”

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God’s Will:What is it?

People are often confused by what is meant by the “Will of God”. Many assume God would only want the best for us and would want to keep us from harm and evil. They often question why bad things happen to good people and why only the good die young, while many times the presumed bad often escape the consequences of bad behavior and poor judgment.

Even though it is hard to envision and understand in many instances, everything happens for a reason.Every circumstance in our life is presented for a purpose and given to us so we may learn and grow from it. Sometimes this is a hard lesson to learn and a big pill to swallow.

If one takes the time to look back through their life and is open minded about it, you begin to realize your most important  and valuable lessons in life were realized after and during some extreme hardship you encountered. We learn and grow more rapidly because of our so called negative experiences than from our positive encounters.

One often finds that if the lesson isn’t comprehended the first time, the same learning experience will be afforded to us again and again unit the course is finally understood, we take action to avoid the result of our actions and we move on.

Sooner or later one begins to realize we are responsible for our actions and our reality. Every situation in our life, we

, on some level of consciousness, create for ourselves so we may learn and grow from it.

This is a hard concept for most of us to comprehend when we are walking through the darkness and enduring much pain and suffering. Many wonder why they would voluntarily accept such agony in their life. This is something each soul has to come to terms with in their own way and time.
No one can walk the path for you, no one can fix your problems but you.

Humanity is continuously looking for someone to  rescue them, sorry it isn’t going to happen. Many great teachers have come and gone, and many wait for their return. The Mesoamericans were looking for a savior, when the one whom they thought was “the one”,  arrived he raped, killed and destroyed them.

The great teachers have shown us the way, it is up to the individual to follow their own path to return to the knowing of their power and ability to create the life they would desire, without all the drama.

When a soul suffers enough and realizes it is part of the Godhead, and thus deserves a more enjoyable existence. It will eventually find the way to a path that leads away from all the heartaches of life.

God’s Will is actually our will, he only presents opportunities for our life, it is our choice which one we accept. Regardless of what we choose, every circumstance is a learning experience from which we can learn much.

We all have free will, that is our birthright. It encompasses every aspect of our life. If we have the freewill to choose to have a hot
fudge sundae or a banana split, we also  have free will over every aspect of our life, you can’t pick and choose when to have free will or not have it.

If one chooses to not have free will, that only proves you have it. You can’t choose not to have it without having it  in the first place. God’s will is that we learn and grow and return to our birthright.

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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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Why is Obama Getting a Free Pass?

There isn’t any logical way that Obama should have  been  elected   President
of the United States. He is grossly unqualified, he has never held a
leadership position in his life, Community Organizer does not qualify
one to be President. The only function of  a Community Organizer  is  to
twist people’s arms to become a member of the Chicago Democratic Party.
No one questioned his qualifications, no one except Fox News ever
questioned anything he  said or did.

The first time I saw him I realized he was going to be a problem, he was
speaking at the Democratic National Convention in 2004. Lying on our
living room couch when he began to speak, I sat straight up and shouted ,
“ My God, this guy is going to be trouble.” For some reason I knew then
this was going to be an experience America would be better off not

Early in the 2008 campaign , it was disclosed he and his family had been
attending a church on the south side of Chicago where the services were
conducted by a Reverend Wright, a radical, racist minister who
frequently spouted hated and racism from the pulpit. After tapes of his
racist sermons were exposed, Obama explained he had never heard one of
his extreme sermons in the twenty years he attended this church, and
everybody believed him. How can you sit in a church like that and not
hear those awful sermons? If he is that naive, that should disqualify
him . Would you let your children listen to that?

The longer it went, the worse it became. His association with known 60s
radicals, Bill Ayers and Bernadette Dohrn became known, no one paid
attention. His associations with known Muslim radicals and questions
about his citizenship and how he financed his college all became known
and no one paid any attention.

The Reverend Wright controversy should have disqualified him in 2008,and no
one paid any attention. In spite of all that , and the immense
popularity of Obama, McCain and Palin were still ahead in the polls when
the September 2008 financial crisis hit, that event  took the momentum
away from McCain /Palin and everyone started blaming Bush for something
that had been building for many years.

It  seemed like divine intervention in reverse, it was  as if it was part
of some divine plan, nothing was going to prevent Obama from being
President. The one factor that was really hard to understand was the
Jewish obsession with Obama, If I was Jewish, I would be extremely
suspicious of someone with a name like Hussein, Most Christians or Jews
don’t name their child Hussein.

In the 2012 Presidential election, Romney was surging in the polls and on
the verge of victory when hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey and New York
causing widespread damage. During the aftermath, Chris Christie the
Republican Governor of New Jersey  ran around hugging Obama and begging
for help from the federal government. Needless to say, New Jersey needed
all the assistance they could get, however due to Christie’s
unwarranted affection he displayed to Obama,all the attention was
distracted from Romney and he lost his momentum. As a result Obama won
handily, but there is a deeper question that needs to be answered.

Why is no one questioning his motives, why is it that everything he does is
glossed over by the media? Why does everyone treat Obama like a God,
some one who is going to save us from ourselves?

First Obama is acting like Santa Claus, handing out free stuff to everyone
who will take them, thus he is buying votes with taxpayer money. It’s
hard to beat Santa Claus in an election. In today’s climate a lot of Americans have become entitlement driven, they expect someone to give
them something for nothing, and they want it now. It all sounds good
until the bills come due.

Secondly, humanity is always looking for a savior, someone to escort them to the
Pearly Gates with no effort on their part. People always want someone
else to do everything for them. This is a nice theory , however , it
doesn’t work. We each are responsible for our own salvation, we have to
save ourselves. Others can show us the way, but we, as individual beings
need to walk our own path.

Obama and others in government are making promises they cannot keep, what
happens when everyone figures this out, and the bank is overdrawn? Will
people finally return to their spiritual roots, and will it be in time?

Humanity has traveled down this path many times before, The Ancient Maya , as
well as many others were looking for a savior,and when the savior
arrived, he killed and enslaved them. How many times does humanity need
to fall for this before they finally learn?


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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


America is in serious trouble, many no longer realize what values and principles our country is founded on and have strayed from the common sense and creative thinking of our ancestors, how can we fix it?


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Bad News From Santa

Bad News from Santa Claus

To Whom it May Concern:

Mrs. Claus and I regret to inform you that effective immediately, I
will no longer be able to service the Southern United States on
Christmas Eve. Due to overwhelming current population of the earth, my
contract was renegotiated by North American Fairies and Elves Local 209.
I now serve only certain areas of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin
and Michigan.

As part of the new and better contract I also get longer breaks for milk and cookies so keep that in mind.

However, I’m certain that your children will be in good hands with
your local replacement who happens to be my third cousin, Bubba Claus.
His side of the family is from the South pole. He shares my goal of
delivering toys to all the good boys and girls. However, there are a few
differences between us, including:

1. There is no danger of a Grinch stealing your presents from
Bubba Claus. He has a gun rack on his sleigh and a bumper sticker that
reads: “These toys insured by Smith & Wesson.”

2. Instead of milk and cookies, Bubba Claus prefers that children
leave a RC Cola and peanut patty (or a Moon Pie) on the fireplace. And
Bubba doesn’t smoke a pipe. He dips a little snuff though, so please
have an empty spit can handy.

3. Bubba Claus’ sleigh is pulled by floppy-eared, flyin’ coon dogs
instead of reindeer. I made the mistake of loaning him a couple of my
reindeer one time, and Blitzen’s head now overlooks Bubba’s fireplace.

4. You won’t hear “On Comet, on Cupid, on Donner and Blitzen…” when
Bubba Claus arrives. Instead you’ll hear, “On Earnhardt, on Wallace, on
Martin and LaBonte. On Rudd, on Jarrett, on Elliot and Petty.”

5. “Ho, ho, ho!” has been replaced by “Yee Haw!” And you also are likely to hear Bubba’s elves reply, “I her’d dat!”

6. As required by Southern highway laws, Bubba Claus’ sleigh does
have a Yosemite Sam safety triangle on the back with the words, “Back

7. Bubba Claus doesn’t wear a belt. If I were you, I’d make sure you,
the wife, and the kids turn the other way when he bends over to put
presents under the tree.

8. Bubba Claus refuses to wear the standard issue Santa cap because
he says it makes him look like a girly-boy. He has been granted
permission to wear a white Stetson with a red band instead, as well as
black cowboy boots.

Sincerely Yours,

Santa Claus
(Member, North American Fairies and Elves Local 209)

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Sarah and a Friend on the street

Sarah and a Friend on the

Sarah and a friend were walking down the
street. Sarah noticed a
compact on the sidewalk and leaned down to pick it up. She opened it,
looked in the mirror and said, “Hmmm, this person looks familiar.”

Her friend said, “Let me look!”

So Sarah handed her the compact.

Her friend looked in the mirror and said,
“You dumbie, of course she
looks familiar, it’s me!”

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