My personal challenge

Well what better way to commit to doing something than post it on the web!  Today I started working out again.  It has been a very long time since I last worked out and I am going on record and sharing with supporters my dream of getting into shape and quitting smoking.  My personal challenge page is only open to people who contact me and want the inside scoop on my goal of losing weight, getting into shape and quitting smoking.  This is not going to be easy but I figure if I put up a private page and post the start ( today 4/12/2015 ) and get a few people who are here for me to encourage my efforts I might just get a killer body by July!  Wish me luck and if you want access to the page just send an email to john <at> with the subject my personal challenge!


I wish I would have heard about it more earlier but I am glad some of my friends got me to checkout the new Cosmos series.  I’ve only caught one or two so far and have to say it is outstanding!  I hope they have it on youtube for those of us who consciously decided years ago to turn off the TV.  What a great show… Bravo!

One country over everything USASRC

I don’t know seeing how things are turning out in the Ukraine I get the feeling that the United States, the Soviet Republic and China are all figuring out that the three countries can rule the entire world as one giant empire.   As my dear country America turns more communistic, China more capitalistic and Russia more fascistic where’s the wiggle room for freedom loving human beings?  I don’t know maybe just Bermuda on a nice pink sand beach?  Do you?

I’m so glad we had this time together DBT folks

Well over two months have passed and I graduated from a great learning center in Paramus New Jersey learning great mindfulness skills called Dialectic Behavioral Therapy.  I made some really great connections and certainly gained much strength and insight into the trickier parts of life from the teachers and group members.  If you are struggling with anything that challenges your well being I highly recommend checking out HFC in Paramus, New Jersey and throughout the country.  It is the best investment you can make in yourself and I appreciate the wisdom and strength I have achieved during my education there.

Don’t sweat the small stuff in life

Every now and then and sometimes more than others life throws a bunch of crap at you.  It happens to each and every one of us.  The best tool you can have is a deflector of the crap you just can’t control and a toolkit for the crap you can manage and the means to deftly figure out what crap is what.  I have been on this planet for four decades and have gotten better at it and still refining this skill over time.  It is not easy by any means and I have found some useful and somewhat comical ways of dealing with ordinary crap.  Crap on TV that is out of your control, just laugh and say those monkeys really have no clue, crap person to person realize that the person giving you their crap may be getting a lot more crap and trying to dish it out instead of holding onto it and your own personal crap don’t hold onto it hoping to get a special prize you won’t.  Because as you age you learn that there is nothing worse than holding onto crap and the faster you get rid of it or purge it from your system the generally happier you will become.  Never cry at crap, you can get a little bit angry then turn that anger into a witty joke and joke about it with others who probably dealt with the same crap sometime in their life.  And don’t ever forget to take a crap to get rid of the crap from the day before and wash your hands after you wipe.  Enjoy your day, hope it isn’t too crappy… Cheers!

Would you like to hear some really cool music?

I know in today’s world of fast food and over rotated mass media it is always nice to enjoy a delicate buffet of interesting and inspiring media morsels.  So why not sit back and listen to over 200 carefully crafted sonic compositions by yours truly and pickup a copy or two to support my life long addiction to the unusual and unique fickle creations of my ever expanding minds eye.  Check out this link and play all the songs, I am sure you will get somewhere if you just burn some incense or light a candle and close your eyes and do some deep breathing.  Enjoy!

Be sure to click “Play All” for hours of listening pleasure taking you on a personal musical journey around the multiverse.


Well I just thought I post here so everyone is aware.  There have been 2 pretty major earthquakes off the coast of Japan in the past few months and yes it will take Japan 40 years to clean up Fukushima and the Pole shift will be in full force for the remaining part of 2014 inflicting more volcanoes, earthquakes and other natural phenomena.  So let’s just not worry but be aware that what you don’t know can actually harm you and I just hope there is not a major earthquake near Fukushima and 15000 times the radiation of Hiroshima gets unleashed into the atmosphere, that would pretty much such for everything everywhere period.

It’s that time of year…

Well this has been quite an exciting winter and now is the time to watch nature blossom like she always does.  The birds are chirping in anticipation of the changes we all are starting to sense, could winter really be ending soon?  I sure hope so as the last few weeks left me with a bad cold and chill.  This year I thought I was going to withstand her fury but the hot/cold sequence caught my body off guard a little while back and I fell into a bad cough for about 10 days.  I still have some sniffles and I’m trying to determine if it is a cold or just some allergies.  Who knows and who really cares, I don’t I’m looking forward to shorts and tees and a nice walk in the park!  So leave a comment if you are looking forward to spring time wherever you may be.  Hope to hear from you soon!