Birthday Dinner - Organised and Shared

Listed is a simpler way to understand some of the ideas for the Birthday Dinner in November 2010 even though my birthday was actually October 12th. To send it out is making good sense to explore it is the next step. To understand it and relate it to the present day in comparison to the earlier recipe book from Betty Crocker.

Birthday Dinner Possibilities;

21.10.2010 22:24 Some Options to Explore - $50 Budget First Option: Second Option:
  • Pizza Variety
  • Sodas
  • Cake
  • Ice Cream

Ratatouille Recipe

Double the Order - Variation for Five
  • 1 Medium Eggplant (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 2 Small Zucchini (about 1/2 pound)
  • 1 Medium Green Pepper Chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 Medium Onion, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 4 Medium tomatoes, each cut into fourths
  • 1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 Clove Garlic, crushed
Prepare 5 cups cubed eggplant as directed on Yams Prep. Prepare 2 cups sliced zucchini as directed Zucchini de Broil. Cook and stir all ingredients until heated through. Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 10 minutes 6 servings; 155 calories per serving.

Yams Prep

Amount for 4 servings; 1 medium (about 1 1/2 pounds) When shopping: Look for smooth, firm eggplants of an even dark purple. To Prepare: Just before cooking, wash eggplant and , if desired, pare. Cut into 1/2 inch cubes to 1/4 inch slices To Boil: Heat small amount salted water (1/2 teaspoon salt to 1 cup water) to boiling. Add eggplant. Cover and heat to boiling: reduce heat, Boil until tender, 5 to 8 minutes to drain. To Fry: Cook and sir eggplant in margarine butter or bacon fat until tender, 5 to 10 minutes. To Steam: Place steamer basket in 1/2 inch water (water should not touch basket) Place eggplant (1/4 inch slices) in basket. Cover tightly and heat to boiling; reduce heat. Steam until tender covered 1 minute. 5 to 7 minutes. To Microwave: Cover and microwave eggplant (1/4 inch slices) in 2 quart microwaveable case-role on high (100%) until tender, 5 to 7 minutes Let stand covered 1 minutes.

Zucchini de Broil

Broiled Zucchini Prepare 2 pounds zucchini (about 8 small) as directed above except -- cut each zucchini lengthwise into halves. Brush each cut side with margarine or butter, me melted; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Set over control to boil and/or 550 degrees Broil with tops 5 to 6 inches from heat until zucchini is tender, 10 to 12 minutes. 4 serves: 100 calories per serving.


  • 4 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 can (16 Ounces) sauerkraut, drained
  • 2 medium potatos cut into fourths
  • 2 tart apples sliced
  • 6 whole peppercorns
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 sprig parsley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 smoked pork loin chops, 1/2 inch thick
  • 4 frankfurters, slashed diagonally
  • 2 cups chicken broth
Cook and stir bacon and onion in Dutch over or 12-inch skillet until bacon is crisp; drain. Stir in brown sugar and sauerkraut. Add potatoes and apples. Tie the peppercorns, cloves, parsley and bay leaf in a cheesecloth bag or place in a tea ball; add to sauerkraut mixture. Add pork chops and frankfurters. Pour chicken broth over meat. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer until meat is done and potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes. Remove cheesecloth bag. Remove sauerkraut , potatos and apples to large platter with slotted spoon. Arrange meat around edge. 4 servings; 725 calories per serving. Complete meal with Hard Rolls and Chocolate Pots de Cream

Hard Rolls

Suggested to Serve with Choucroute
  • 5 to 5 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons margarine or butter, softened.
  • 1 package regular or quick acting active dry yeast.
  • 2 cups very warm water (120 to 130 degrees)
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons cold water.
Mix 3 cups of the flour, the sugar, salt, margarine and yeast in 2 1/2 quart bowl; add warm water. Beat on low speed, scraping bowl frequently, 1 minute. Stir in enough remaining flour, 1 cup at a time, to make dough easy to handle. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Place in a greased 2 1/2 quart bowl; turn greased side up. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature (about 70 degrees) until double, about 1 1/2 hours (Dough is read if indentation remains when touched) Punch down dough; cover and let rest 15 minutes. Divide dough into 18 equal parts. Shape each part into ball; roll back and forth under palm of hand to form 3-inch oblong shape. Place on each of 2 greased cookie sheets. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise until double about 1 hour. Mix egg white and 2 tablespoons cold water; brush over rolls. Make slash about 1/2 inch deep and about 2 inches long on top of each roll. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Place both cookie sheets in over; bake 15 minutes. Alternate cookie sheets; bake until gold brown, about 15 to 20 minutes longer. Remove rolls from cookie sheets; cool on wire racks. 18 rolls; 140 calories per roll. Do Ahead Tip: After baking, rolls can be covered and stored at room temperature. Heat over to 350 degrees. Place rolls directly on rack. Bake uncovered until rolls are warm, about 10 minutes.

Chocolate Pots de Cream

Cherry Freeze or Both
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup half-and-half (Or Soy Milk)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rum, if desired Dash of Salt
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Heat chocolate chips and half and half stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth; cool slightly. Beat remaining ingredients; gradually stir into chocolate mixture. Pour into 4 or 5 oven proof pot de creme cups or four ungreased 6 ounce custard cups. Place cups in baking pan on over rack. Pour boiling water into pan to within 1/2 inch of tops of cups. Bake 20 minutes; cool slightly. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours but no longer than 24 hours. Refrigerate any remaining pudding immediately. 4 or 5 servings; 315 calories per serving.

Cherry Freeze

  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 3 cartons (6 ounces each) cherry yogurt (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 package (16 ounce size) frozen cherries (1 1/2 cups) , partially thawed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
Sprinkle gelatin on cold water in 1-quart saucepan to soften; heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until gelatin is dissolved. Place yogurt, cherries and sugar in a blender container Cover and blend on high speed until smooth, 10 to 15 seconds. Add gelatin mixture. Cover and blend 5 seconds. Pour into rectangular baking dish, 13x9x2 inches. Freeze until partially frozen about 1 hour. Beat cherry mixture in chilled 2 1/2 quart bowl on low speed until smooth and airy but not completely thawed, about 30 seconds. Do not overbeat (mixture will contain some ice crystals) Return cherry mixture to dish. Cover and freeze until consistency of sherbet, 1 to 2 hours. (If frozen longer than 2 hours , remove from freezer 15 minutes before serving.) 4 servings (about 1 cup each); 220 calories per serving.

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For the Moment

As mentioned in the previous post there is some downtime, as it was to be expected, you can find all my writings and earlier articles now at homeofknatchwa.posterous.com until I bring raymondmarr.com back live, which I am in the process of working with and deciding how to work with it and improve the overall look and functionality.

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The Changes Today - Why Silence not Sound?

For as long as I can remember when I first started exploring social media I spent countless hours, reading streams exploring the possibilities through mediums such as Twitter, MySpace, Friendster and others that came about as Social Media became more mainstream. Throughout that transition I played a very active role over multiple mediums and recently I was doing the same until I realized there needs to be more to life then just the online verse, and the people who reside there. As time progressed though I found myself using more and more of my time to be on twitter or another social medium and things were not getting done, so as a result I took a breather - relaxed my body and mind, taking a break, an extended one at that of not residing, or being active on any of the multiple mediums. Partially because I was interested to see how much difference it actually made, that is being active or not being active regularly resulted in.

Some of the first things I found out - is that while people come and go with Twitter, it seemed some of those who I knew well and had built up a solid rapport with, continued to stay connected while many of those who just connect for one more follower, seemed to fade out until they disappeared and / or were removed.

As only an indication of what could be on occasion, as this was only a start not a finish. A beginning but not an end is another way to put it. The experiment begin and it is still ongoing, though I may slowly return to the social media verse bit by bit, sometimes you just need to start anew.

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The Strangest Hours - Jazz and Chill

It's the weekend, and what do you do with it, a whole week already passed, another one is yet to begin, here I am still awake at those strange hours, of t1phe late night, with jazz playing on the radio streaming observing as the hours pass, from 12 to 2 onward 3 4 and 5 and I wonder, what people do on such nights? When living the life of what otherwise would be considered a confirmed bachelor's existence. For lack of a better term or better more endearing term. Or simply because at these hours there are few or now words to use. At such hours I used to spend more time just chatting or really just waiting for those who I knew would be on late at night to come online.

It was not much of a existence you could say, since then I figured out it is important to live life beyond just that, there is a whole world outside of the screen. yet for so long in the simplest terms it was what I figured I could do, when the rest of my life is lived about the same as to many others. It is interesting idea you could say - that some would live life inside a computer, other's not so much. Just words being typed - there not much else to the story I guess - just thoughts running rampant and mind games not being played. Just random thoughts written down - no particular order or design. At least that is how this story is being told for the moment. The last of the late night jazz playing into the night, perhaps it also is a clue that sleep may be in order, thoughts?

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Pondering the possibilities

Taking some time to think about and through some of the other options - used wordpress for a time, but found it to be a bit to limited for my purpose, so for the time being I am working on setting up www.raymondmarr.com for something new and exciting so stay tuned to the new and variable experience yet to come about.


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Social Media History - 3200 Tweets at A Time via @Knatchwa

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The history put together in a book for your reading pleasure - to truly find the pearls of wisdom that resides within this document make a purchase, it can be a book of wisdom for the present day and the generations of the future. The book you see above is a preview, there is much more wisdom to be found through all 162 pages. Such things as can relate to you day by day life, the challenges you face as you continue on the journey of making the most of your dash.

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Developing sites for users with Cognitive disabilities and learning difficulties.

  • Cognitive impairment, which includes memory, perception, problem-solving, conceptualisation and attention deficits. This may result from a range of conditions such as mental retardation, autism, brain injury, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and old age.
  • Learning difficulties can also affect a variety of memory, perception, problem-solving and conceptualisation skills. Learning difficulties include reading problems such as dyslexia, computational, reasoning and organisational deficits and non-verbal learning disorders. These are sometimes also associated with Attention Deficit Disorder and Hyperactivity.
  • Reaching a larger audience is important when developing a site, when I stumbled across this particular one I was delightfully surprised and welcomed the idea that there are those who are taking the time to consider all people not just some people. Those with disabilities certainly have special needs, and what the article mentioned above goes into presents many solid solutions to some of the best techniques in order to do that, to reach a wider audience in the community based ideal such as the Internet is.

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    [Focus Forward - Live Life Fully in 2008 & Beyond] Living Life - Existing...

    Dream as if you'll live forever.  Live as if you'll die today.  ~James Dean

    Putting Focus on the Future is often the most difficult step yet also the most necessary of the steps that need to be taken in order to make the quality decision to make that change to progress through the challenges and to make each day, each moment count by making the most of each. In doing that you make the first steps in the new direction.

    To do that is often easier said then done, but it can be done and should be a constant in making a difference a decision that must really be made in order to step up to the plate, to make the most of your efforts and making the progress that is important through the tough times that are often inevitable in the day by day existence.

    The factor that is important to be considered, in making a definitive choice to make the necessary change in order to progress through the challenges of this life. To make a quality decision, with the clear idea of living life fully that is more important then most things. Following the idea, that if you never truly live, and you just let your life pass you by you will miss so much. You only have one opportunity to make the most of this moment and the next and to make a change now to improve the future in leading by example. We as human beings always learn by observing example the factor that aligns with such possibilities. The point being the only way to make a change, is to starting changing what you do to offer a better example, to those who have yet to explore what is beyond the walls of the sheltered existence that is childhood, only seeing their parents as the example.

    To change the next generation then is depending on the example the current generation sets for the children of the next generation yet to experience the world beyond this moment. They are completely dependent, on being taught what should be the future. To do that though is a long and enduring process, and is a matter of rethinking and changing the understanding of the situations by also taking the time to re-educate yourself. To Change Views - is a matter of seeing things differently, of making a slightly different choice of each matter.

    In re-educating yourself to understand things differently and to progress beyond them and through them by researching the possibilities that exist beyond the current scope of vision. That is a part of the full spectrum of color that is often forgotten when the focus is only on the Black and White Aspect of it. We do not live in a Mono Chromatic world, though often it seems that is what is taught to only see red or blue, black or white, to miss the full range of colors and ideas that when seen and understood opens up the eyes and the mind the see more of the existence, more of the story. To stretch the mind just a bit, in helping to realize there is more to learn, and more to offer as an example of the importance of living life fully.

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    ‘Be Kind to Animals Week’ - The Daily Cat #petweek 2010

    Teach your children well. When kids grow up understanding the worth of the lives of all animals, they are likely to take those values into adulthood and pass them on to their own children. Set up an outdoor bird feeder for birds in the winter. Encourage your children to take responsibility for some aspect of your household pet’s care.

    To play an active role in Pet Week 2010 - becomes important, in order for more to understand what role animals play in life, and how they are sentient beings just as we are.

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    Do You Possess Hidden Singing Talent?

    Singing is a form of communication, so even if you feel nervous and are inclined to divert your eyes, try crooning to individual audience members that are really paying attention. Your presentation will likely seem more natural then, with more true feeling.

    The wonder of opening up who you are and just singing for the sake of it, this article mentions some great aspects and techniques to be able to sing for the fun of it or simply for your health.

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    Camera Phone – Pictures of Our Pets via #KnatDeCat

    A Selection of Photos of our Pets – Using a Motorola L7 Slvr, very basic version of pictures of Dogs, Cats and a Couple of Frogs.

    If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

    ~Chief Seattle of the Suquamish Tribe, letter to President Franklin Pierce

    What is mentioned by Chief Seattle, holds true even today, where there is still that connection, the photos below show some of those pets who continue the connection with Earth, Who Offer Love without Condition or Expectation.

    Some Fun Shots of Pets and Pictures.

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    Insightful Thoughts via Twitter c/o

    Throwing all the pieces out on the table, we connect the dots to make pictures. It’s a child’s game, creating figures out what look like a random set of numbered points. We tend to visualize the network of our social graph as a series of connected points. The pictures that emerge from those connections tell a story about our lives and experiences.

    Very interesting thoughts on interpretations of connecting the social world as something that defines a different perspective of the Socially Connected World.

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    Riding bike to Monterey - A Goal Evolving.

    Damn the rain, sometimes, it can be annoying when you set an objective to ride a bike to Monterey every single Tuesday, except for the fact that, when the goal was set it was not ever considered there might be rain, and yet here we are how many Tuesday's have passed andn I have not rode simply because rain is falling. Not like the picture of the bike beside this text, weather like that will probably not be seen until Summer, or even perhaps Spring.

    The question seems to be if you make a choice to ride a bike every Tuesday should you ride Rain or Shine or choose a wiser path, where when you ride, you know that from the start to the finish you will be riding with the sun at your back.

    Honestly though for true riding in the rain there are tools that are needed, things like Fenders, like money just in case something goes wrong, things that are important on the off chance that things do not work out as planned. The point being, that it is important to consider the weather and how it will relate to your health. Certainly with the lightweight pants and a light shirt with a jacket that will dry quickly, it could be done, but to do that with what I have now, is an exercise in futility. It does not mean the goal is not being met, it is that the goal is constantly evolving just as we do from one day to the next.

    Considering that as fact is a first step in understanding that goals though often specific can change, as time progresses there is the consistent inconsistency that will result in that particular goal, coming to fruition. Through that a journey will emerge and challenges will be overcome, it is not that I am not fulfilling the goal I am evolving with the goal, and that makes all the difference.

    What do you think? Do goals evolve with you? Should they instead be steadfast and kept to without condition? Or if you do that will you be setting yourself up for failure? Share in the comments.

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    Free For All Revisited | By Peter Wayner

    Again I'm getting ahead of myself. There have been many victories over the last ten years and it would be a shame not to spend some time celebrating the gifts they've brought to our world. They may not be perfect, but they are still worth noting and enjoying. So here's a list of ways that I think the book succeeded followed immediately by a discussion of how it failed.

    I remember reading this book in paper form and when he made it available for free I took a look at the electronic version, but thus far from what I have seen up to this point this version is the best ever, with an updated forward, to recall the Last 10 Years, the time that it has been since the book was published and how the Free Software Movement has been moving in Leaps and Bounds.

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    Writing using Paper & Pencil - Or Greener Options?

    Just finished one more tablet full of information - the next choice is to go green and electronic or buy more tablets? Thoughts?

    Some may say they rather the classic idea of a writer, who is using a tablet and a pencil to write out his thoughts to one day bring them all together, to write a book or a novel, a big that will last through the ages. 

    In today's society though I wonder is it more important to make an attempt for a greener approach or continue the way I always have in the simple effort of writing out a sentence on a piece of paper instead of on a word processing screen, or a blog entry. 

    Does it make sense to make that change, so that you and the person in the mirror can make a choice to do what is possible to help the environment be better for the next generation? In putting forth effort today, in the present to decrease your use of paper that was once a tree? What are your thoughts? Share them in the comments. 


    Buzz from Raymond Marr

    A Letter To My Father - Wondering Why?
    03:11 hours; 
    Raymond Marr:

    "Certainly our biological make up was the same but those who raised us were not. We each became a very separate person as we had all been through different experiences, some for the better others for the worst. We were a direct result of the home we
    had been forced to live in by social services, the most impressionable years lost and each with there own specific training and ideas of what they should be. What priorities should be in place, for the necessary progress from a life that had been damaged, from a family separated not by choice except your own, to not make the changes that were necessary to keep us in the home we once knew seemingly such a long time ago. A life perhaps long forgotten, whether by choice to block what is painful or simply because it truly was that long ago. Regardless of what it may have been, what I know now has made me become who I am today, by practising the free will we each have. To find my own path instead of follow where others have gone. Though that void still resides in a life lost it is better to move on then to try and fill such a thing that often reaches the deepest recesses of the heart."



    A Letter to My Father - Questioning Why & How.

    Letter to My Father                                                    

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    Dreams | The Lessons they Present | The Views They Challenge.

    The Strangeness of Dreams | Lessons                                                          

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    G! Removes Support For IE6 | Finally – Let the Future

    For Far to Long has Internet Explore Six been the bane of a web developers existence, the one browser to many still use, even if it is as old as XP is now. A browser that never has followed standards, had been the one browser developers had to modify, every little aspect of their design just so that it could look right on this browser that should have been phased out a very long time ago.
    via Google Removes IE6 Support

    To recognize there needs to be progress, there needs to be growth and forward motion to moving over to HTML5, of standards based design that will both improve and enhance the end users experience when they finally break away from the annoyance that is Internet Explorer 6.

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    Ride On - The Journey By Bike | Quote By Ernest Hemingway | Bicycling

    It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. ~Ernest Hemingway

    Read More: Bike Journeys On Blogspot

    There is much power in that sentiment, in the idea that there is options, there is other options to explore besides what we know, or at least think we know. In recognizing that by Human Power you truly see the difference, you recognize that it is better to explore what is offered around you, of what you have worked for with every ascent is an eventual descent.

    Through such simple awareness you see and understand you can experience things in a different way by human power, on a bicycle that can travel the same distances with the additional benefit of being able to enjoy the sights and surrounding that would otherwise be missed.

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    Ride On - The Journey By Bike

    When I go biking, I repeat a mantra of the day’s sensations: bright sun, blue sky, warm breeze, blue jay’s call, ice melting and so on. This helps me transcend the traffic, ignore the clamorings of work, leave all the mind theaters behind and focus on nature instead. I still must abide by the rules of the road, of biking, of gravity. But I am mentally far away from civilization. The world is breaking someone else’s heart. ~Diane Ackerman

    Such great words, to take on the challenge is to keep on task, rain or shine, whether easy or difficult I truly need to take the steps and get back out there and ride, it is sad to say the one account I setup for bicycling related information on twitter has been to long devoid of new thoughts or ideas and stories of rides which previously was what became the tweets from that account.

    As Such from this point forward to February 2010, I need to take the steps and ride, as the initial plan before was to travel to Boston and ride come March, but to do that requires some previous conditioning and additional income both of which are on my goals list. So this is the start, the rest of the story can only be seen as the action is taken and I get out and ride again.

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    A Lazy Day In July | A Message on the Environment | Call To Action for Change

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    To speak on and about the environment that we must change, from thoughts of a Lazy Summer Day, to thoughts of the change we really need to make in the here and now, the change we truly need to make in order to progress beyond what has to long been known as the "Popular" View even if it is based on mostly false data that the media presents as fact in order to sell, to get the ratings and to wipe the brain. To get you to subscribe to these false prophets and false people who speak as if is fact, when what the media is presenting is only what sells and what has been censored in order to fulfill their own vision of what should be the facts so they can sell more.

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    Dreams | Of Crimes, Escapes, Women and Societal Change

    Of Dreams; Their Experiences and Lessons Learned

    An experiment to see how this would work or not work via Open Office

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    #43Things Bicycling After the Initial Inspiration I went out and rode http://ow.ly/16rMei

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    How to improve your tolerance for annoying people - by Raymond L. Marr

    Annoying People, they are everywhere, your neighbours, your co-workers, it seems everywhere you go you will find at least one that just gets on your nerves. It seems that it is a fact of life that there will be some annoying people, so how can you improve your tolerance? This articles aim is to help you do just that, to improve your tolerance for annoying people.

    Annoying people, they exist, how can you deal with them? Share your thoughts and suggestions in the comments down below.

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    Tuesday Reviewed and Reflected upon

    Today: Tuesday, January 26 2010

    What is your objective on this day, this very moment? What do you want to do with this day? How does it relate to your monthly objectives and your Yearly Objectives? Directives for Today;
    • Depending on weather and progress through the day by day need to figure out what should be done.
    • Really need to finish Weekly Goals: 01/24 to 01/30 2010 as the week passes more quickly then you can imagine.
    • Take some time to update information over multiple outlets and grow through the challenges that may present.

    Reflect On The Day;

    Not a bad day overall, Got out and rode a bit as mentioned on www.43Things.com ( http://www.43things.com/people/progress/rlmarr/14070748 ) The Rain Certainly kept falling but to at least got out and rode, it makes a considerable difference in that through the action there were no more excuses, and as such you just had to do it. A lesson learned, but the next step is it must be practiced each day

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    The Day Reviewed 01/25/2010

    Today: Monday, January 25 2010

    What is your objective on this day, this very moment? What do you want to do with this day? How does it relate to your monthly objectives and your Yearly Objectives? Directives for Today;
    • Get some Writing and Rating Done and get the book Paulo Coelho - The Winner Stands Alone back to the library.
    • Figure out why I have to constantly manually setup in order to get wicd to work.
    • Work on additional goals; Weekly Goals: 01/24 to 01/30 2010 and set them.
    • Update www.43things.com and add some new entries to the goals for life and show appreciation to those who have joined me in this objective.
    • Redesign the Whole New World Entrie @ http://homeofknatchwa.posterous.com/
    • Get to sleep at a good time not 2a or later like last night.

    Reflect On The Day;
    Overall not a bad day though of course like anything it only will get better from here and there is progress through it and from it, the journey in and of itself is ongoing, but being the  last week of the first month of 2010 serves also as a reminder that things move quickly and time has a tendency to fly by. Which also makes it more clear that there needs to be consistent effort on a daily basis, as each day that passes brings you one more closer to another year passing.

    Weekly Goals: 01/24 to 01/30 2010

    Weekly Objectives, and how they relate to both your month's goal and year's goal which in and of itself should also relate to Life Goals. Directives for this Week;
    • Decide to Improve How I look overall, shaving and cutting or combing hair would be a good start
    • Get The Winner Stands Alone Back To The Library as soon as possible as it is already 20 days overdue and accrued fines of almost 6 dollars.
    • Ride my Bike more, by taking a ride each and every single day for whatever needs to be done.

    Another Day Passes; A New Beginning Awaits in the day that is Tomorrow.

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    Prolonged Sitting Boosts Bad Health

    A new editorial published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that people who sit still for prolonged periods of time -- such as desk workers or couch potatoes -- have a higher risk of disease than those who move a muscle every now and then in a non-exercise manner, such as walking up the stairs to grab a cup of coffee.  

    Some interesting bits and pieces of information, of the world being connected, sometimes it is easier to sit for hours, but as mentioned in this article that may not be the best thing, the lesson in it's most simple terms is to take breaks, to take breathers and move more then just do a workout at your desk, though that is also important.

    The idea becomes clearer when you consider simple things that are done consistently can make a difference as also suggested on the Minimalist Workout on Zen To Fitness on Twitter it is quite possible to do quite a few things in a minimal amount of time but need to do more then just exercises at the desk.

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    The Tug-of-War Between Heart and Head - by Dumb Little Man | Move Forward!

    As I reside in the limbo between true forgiveness and painful hurt, I struggle with the tug-of-war between heart and head. I won’t seek revenge, but I am also not ready to forgive despite the realization that forgiving is precisely what I have to do to stop hurting. People don’t ask to be hurt, but the offended must be the ones to initiate the resolve.

    Advice worth Taking to Heart, to grow through the pains of the past, of people lost and others hurt, this article is a great example of ways you can move forward, and through that understanding that things are going to get better, to reside in the present doing all you can for a better future tomorrow.

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    Thursday | Goals & Objectives | Reviewd

    Reviewing January 14th 2010

    Directives For Today; 14.01.2010 01:45
    • Catch up on all I can that I fell behind on when my hard drive crashed.
    • Confirm the Appointment with Derek at Coldwell Banker on and about www.Twitter.com and building influence on Social Media for Friday
    • Streamline the way Lucid Lynx is designed for the experience to have.
    • Get out and get a ride in, regardless of the weather, at the very least get some exercise each day.
    • Catch up on Rating and Writing for www.Helium.com, decide on some www.ehow.com articles and continue from there.
    • Also remember Triond, choose some articles and put them on there as well. To Diversify is the key to the door that opens up more opportunities and couldn't hurt after all, to see how www.Triond.com is Designed.
    • Organize Recyclables, through that set a day aside when I will go and drop them off.

    Reflect On The Day; 15.01.2010 01:58

    Well ended up getting most of my todo items done though there is still more to be done, but since it is officially friday I need to plan for the day and the weekend after finishing out the week productively. That needs to be my objective for every week yet to come, the trip to Bali did not happen on schedule but it still can happen later, the situation would be different but at the very least I will be able to experience it first hand. Not to mention it would also be a good place to be able to travel more of South East Asia. As far as the ride goes, that is certainly something I need to work on, to get out there and ride to get the exercise and enhance health even if it is only a short ride at least a ride a day will make a difference in my health. For that Matter rides even over the weekend could be worthwhile, to travel short distances or do some Mountain Biking, because at the very minimum it is important to get things done one way or the other.

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    Talking to strangers as a part of everyday life - by Ray Marr - Helium

    To talk with strangers in the world today is not really any different then it has always been. We are a social species, we talk because it is the one thing to step outside the comfort zone, and the only way, that need can be fulfilled. Without talking to strangers or otherwise the perspective of life would change. The thing is we have this need because survival of a next generation would not come about if that first hello did not take place. A relationship must start with two individuals having a conversation and growing from there to a beginning from talking with a stranger. In the beginning the foundation for a relationship is set and once that base is down it grows from there. In time this same relationship on a solid foundation can become one which they become a couple from, and in that a next generation may be conceived. In that conception the cycle begins once again and these children must also then make friends from strangers.

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    How to find your friends on Facebook - by Ray Marr - Helium

    How powerful is Facebook - to reconnect with lost friends or colleagues? As the top social site according to 2009 numbers, does such a behemoth of a company also insure that the interface is intuitive enough to also make it easy to find the people you seek? Certainly Facebook would like you to think so and I am inclined to agree.

    As even when growth was happening there was constant improvements and enhancements, as they topped 10 million, then 20 million and so on, they begin to better organize the design of their website, when they were reaching 100 million they had a system that seemed quite effective at helping other people find lost friends and colleagues.

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    Slideshow Before Sleep | At 0447 Created | Photo Bucket Remembered

    To Be Friends, Unite In The Objective, keep on keeping on. To love Another,  open the eyes and the mind, beautiful!

    I wonder how this will go, as this was a direct result of a night whereby I slept later then I should, the start of a new week and a new opportunity, today is the day, will you make it the best ever? Also what did you think of the SlideShow? Share your views in the comments down below.

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    Screwing About | Where Am I?

    Back in 2008 | When I First Found Youtube | This Is What I Made

    How exciting is that? To Watch it all the way through can you actually do it? There is some good information throughout the video but can you understand most of it?

    I actually plan to put together a caption file or see if the new Transcription option, could work so that the words are not lost, as they tend to be when most of the video is at a very low tone.

    What did you think of it, be honest | Easier to tell the Truth Then Lie | Share In Comments

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    [Blog post] Google | Green Energy | G! Energy?

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    For many traditional IT companies, the lure of energy efficiency efforts is two-fold: data center costs are becoming dominated by power use, so greater efficiency will both save them money and provide them with products and services that they can sell to other companies. These efforts also fall nicely in line with the goals of [...]

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    OBESITY IN CATS... Some Solutions to Implement Today.

    Many cats are fed “free choice”, which means there is food available all the time and the cat eats whenever it wants. (Pretty unnatural for a true carnivore that evolved as a hunting machine!) Free choice feeding has probably been the biggest single factor contributing to feline obesity.

    It is truly remarkable, how often such things are missed, that our pets are also affected by our own habits, by old ideas that no longer stand the test of time.

    I had got to thinking about this, after watching Garfield (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0356634/), but more specifically because our cat Marcy was diagnosed as overweight, certainly she is a big cat; as you can see in the slideshow above. Yet even a big cat who is not as active as she should be, who follows the similar idea that we do, in living life lazily.

    And apparently that is not so different today, over multiple breeds and cat households, whereby our own habits effect our pets just as they affect us, and our challenges with Obesity, in this Sedentary Life we have become accustomed too.

    To make a difference, with this New Year 2010, why not set resolutions for your pets also? They have as much right as you do, to live their best life, and being overweight is not helpful, but doing more exercise, riding a bike, taking walks. More specifically with cats why not set time aside Monday through Sunday to play with them, give them a chance to get some exercise too. Just to be fair after you play why not take a walk, go for a bike ride, doing something that will begin a new habit, a new process of growth.

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    Streetfilms | In Memoriam: James Langergaard, Bike Philosopher

    Remembering those who have came before, who made a choice to ride a bike, even in New York, the reflections and experiences never expected to have, a journey by choice on two wheels through human locomotion.

    My first tour was a direct result of what www.kenkifer.com had spoke about so long ago, little did I know of all the many people who have taken this choice of lifestyle to heart. I did not know James Langergaard, but his story is sadly familiar, as even Ken Kifer, who was killed by a drunk driver. It's a lifestyle choice, it has risks but at the very least James Langergaard will be remembered for what he has shared and may he rest in peace, as even though his physical body is no more, he speaks from his soul in this video.

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    [Writings on Love and It&#039;s Lessons] "Love Lost to Tradition ~ Lesson Learned"

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    As Indonesian moslem girl, I'm truly sorry to hear about this. I always thought that every woman is an independent human being, that surely will make her able to make a stand, if not for what she believes in, at least for her self. Maybe she (the Indonesian girl you loved-or love?) must learn more about Islam. As loud as her father use Islam as his reason to make the arrangements, she must at least KNOW FOR SURE what her dad is talking about. As far as I know, every moslem must put high respect to their parents, including things that parents wants best for their children (at least that's what the parents thought). As sure as every religions have this universal rule, I believe that in some circumstances, children has to make their own mind. They grows, has interactions and they just has to make their own mind. Before children turns to 18 y.o, parents will take every responsibility for what happen to them. That's why all the religion education should be introduced in these ages, before they turn 18. When they turn 18, and more, every children has become the warrior of themselves (both Al-Qur'an and Paulo Coelho's Novel has these exact words-check them out if you like), meaning every decision the children will make will automatically put on their own shoulders to face by their own. Every single desicions. Every single consequences. If a father-by any means and reasons-raped his own daughter, should a daughter follow his says? If a father taught his daughter to steal, should I be his captive forever by saying yes to every command he tell me to? If a father told his daughter to marry someone she doesn't even know, should she do that? ---all I can say is: it happens. not little actually found their soulmates by a marriage arrangements. Seriously. But like you said before, just because it is, doesn't mean it has to. (Australia-the movie). Learn more, if you want to. read, ask, meet people you trust, level you knowledges about Islam with me. We will have a better conversation about Islam. ---but this? the arrangements marriage, is not Islam. Because, a passive model of woman only exist in the past, in Hollywood romantic movies, where she can only happy for some reasons, otherwise she'd rather die; where she can always hope and hope but do nothing to fight her own life, to gain her own true destiny; where she always said that she has no choices but to face what God given her with a big heart. ...somewhere, God is sighing, "me? y don't u use ur mind to fight ur own life?"... he he Seriously, these passive kind of woman, only exist in Fairy Tale. In Real Life, it's a matter of choices. You simply have to make your own stand, and choose. In the meantime, please understand, Islam is not how she projected to you at that time. You got the wrong impression from her. Good luck. Reference: Loves Lessons for 2009 & Beyond
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    A Quote for 2010 - New Years Resolutions

    The first step towards success is taken when you refuse to be captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. ~Mark Caine

    Objectives for 2010

    Thursday, December 31, 11:41 AM Goals for 2010 - New Years Resolutions
    • Spend Less time On Social Sites (Time Management 101), and increase efficiency for minimal time, to get the point out over all social networks, then to redirect focus on the project at hand.
    • Get Some System Upgrades 2010 to improve workspace to increase the flow of good energy.
    • Publish at least 10 new electronic books and put together additional traditional books, to bring my writing to the world. Add additional entries to blogs and sites.
    • Take the Dual Coast Tour over Spring and Summer 2010, to enjoy it and to have something more to write on.
    • Get all domains paid in advance for at minimum three years each, so I can focus my attention on the writing, and content creation. as well as improving functionality of the sites and prepping them for the Phenomenal Traffic in 2010
    • Set Multiple Mobile Income Streams in place that is providing at least $3500 or more per month so that I can enjoy the tour fully and be able to experience it mobile.
    • Get more of My Debts paid down, so I no longer have to concern myself about old annoyances, it's no easy process but the sooner it gets done the better off I will be.
    • Get some Bike Upgrades done before Spring 2010, in order to have a chance to take a tour on both coasts over Spring and Summer 2010.
    • In Taking the time to improve the situation I have a better chance of making this year the best ever experienced 2010 can be the paradigm shifter. The chance to really step it up and become better through it.
    • Need to change my living situation, whereby I have my own place to come back to, or on the way back from the tour to rent a place for the time being until the next tour. To have my own house would be even better, to figure that out though need to choose a location and pay it down as far as it needs to be paid down. In establishing my own place, I need to be sure my mobile income is enough to cover the expenses of that place and to also take a bicycle tour or two or three.
    • Also for 2010 I need to also consider if I am going to go looking for a girl or not be distracted by one instead.
    • To cover 10,000 miles by bike before New Years 2011 - To get out there and ride on a regular basis.
    • Get my glasses, so I can see better, and be able to work more effectively.
    • Increase workout times to keep my muscles strong so they do not atrophy, as well as helping in my Life Goal Of Living till the year 2076 and possibly beyond.
    • Improve sleep habits, to sleep at reasonable hours to work early enough not to be bothered by other things, while still getting the rest done. is

    Spend Less time On Social Sites

    The wonders of a world connected, except for when there is a social overload, when there is so much going on that days pass, from Morning to Afternoon and into night days pass when lost in the Socially Connected Verse. Though it is great to be connected to so many awesome people, on any of the social media outlets, like Facebook, Twitter and others, it is necessary to also consider it is important to balance the social time with the work time, without one overtaking the other. Meaning to Use The Timer as it is the one thing that can keep you on task for the specific experience. To spend less time on social medial it is necessary for me to use the timer, following recommendations in Time Management 101 as well as other articles I have read about time management. That is what it is all about, to make my time productive by forming new habits.

    Time Management 101

    Some techniques to be implemented in improving time Management so that I am able to make progress towards the Weekly Goals (An Example: For 12/20 to 12/26) In using the timer and keeping within well defined time frames, for each project you are working on in that moment. Do some research online and set a separate Delicious Tag Grouping on Time Management and read through those on a regular basis. Yet do not get to distracted, only as quick reference in increasing productivity and making progress.

    System Upgrades 2010

    Some of the things I expect to do for 2010 in improving the computer and the efficiency in which I use it. (Reference Objectives for 2010)
    • Purchase a Net Book to perhaps upgrade to Laptop Later
    • Get my HTC Wizard repaired or buy a replacement through ebay or other shopping outlets, to make sure I also have that for travels and experiences.
    • Get multiple terrabyte drives, using Sata instead of IDE, in that I will then be more able to make the most of the situation to setup a server that I can access and others too when mobile that is secure and stable based on community based initiatives such as Apache, My Sql and others. Once there is more space to work with on the local computer can also host my diverse domains in one place on my own server and provide similar services to others.
    • Also need to get a better video card AGP for now on the old build but for a new build a complete overhaul. Card should be dual screen compatible and work with Community based programs.

    improve workspace to increase the flow of good energy.

    On how to improve workspace, speaking about opening up things, helping the positive chi flow wisely by modifying desk design and the like. Though it could also be as simple, keeping the space clean and organized, more open is always beneficial. Getting the wireless keyboard and mouse was a first step in that direction, There is certainly more to be done, like getting a flat screen monitor that is big enough to see from a distance and is of good quality from a reputable brand.

    Dual Coast Tour

    Thoughts and ideas in regard to the needed funds to take a bike tour first along the East Coast, Atlantic Coast Trail. Then A train ride across the country from the East Coast to North west at Vancouver and down to San Diego via Pacific Coast Trail to see Suzette G. And Agui Munoz.

    Spring and Summer 2010

    To speak on my plans for Spring and Summer 2010, which is right around the corner most certainly. As Winter will pass soone enough and when it does there are other options and new opportunities, but it always comes back to the same thing, the cash, the green stuff that is used as common currency around the world. To even take a bike tour requires some additional income from some other means, through gigs or other jobs I go and do to make additional cash, or items that I sell. That is always clearly the challenge with any undertaking, there are possibilities through Binder & Binder to receive Social Security. Or there are gigs on monterey craiglist that could also produce income. The primary focus is on the Dual Coast Tour for this part of the year, but the other question is simply how do I get to the East Coast? I figure I could take a train out there, bring my bike along as baggage and when I get off the train ride to the first destination which is expected to be Boston. Need to Check with Amtrak, Greyhound and see what the cost may be, and then figure out how to make the income I need to make the trip. First to Boston, then follow the Atlantic Coast Trail down to Fort Lauderdale, another ride across the states by train getting off as far north as I can to start the Pacific Coast Trail in Vancouver, BC From North to South arriving in San Diego to see Suzette, and see if my buddy Agustin has a place there.

    domains paid in advance

    Here is where the need for more cash becomes more clear, as to make the cash in order to pay down these domains, and have them paid in advance for 3 years or more, in order to not have to worry about the chance they may expire as mentioned in Reviewing 2009 whereby hok-international.net was taken offline around the middle of the year and I never got it paid off now it is completely expired and really I need to turn it around and either sell it or build something new and different.

    Multiple Mobile Income Streams

    To step it up and mobilize the work I do, thereby having an opportunity to experience the tour while still making money as iI go. Having either or broth my smart-phone working and/or a net-book that can be charged by solar power so that I am able to hold a charge and write as I go along for as many miles the tour would become. When most things are web based as far as income production goes, they can work wherever you are or when ever you next find some Internet access. Being able to work offline then to post it online when you next have a chance, is a great way to approach it, so there is a necessary focus on what needs to be done, a process worth repeating time and time again. As wherever you are someone may not of been there and they can appreciate any advice you might offer to the wayward traveler. Being that the case it is possible to make income as you go, just need to make sure it is consistent enough to take care of the most basic expenses.

    My Debts paid down

    Making it a point to come into the end of 2010 with far less debt then I started it with, to be able to pay down all these long overdue debts, so that I no longer have to worry about them. Although as I think about it, they really don't need to be paid, simply because of the fact that once they are, it is more easy to be less stressed. Also opening up additional opportunities, for more funding, but really I need to be careful because the same cycle can repeat all over again, and end up in the same place as before. To do that it takes more of that green stuff, that paper with writing on it, to step it up and to pay back what was not originally an expense until you chose to seek out help from others, knowing full well even then it may be difficult to grow beyond that.

    Bike Upgrades

    Thursday, December 31, 12:17 PM Some of the things I need to do with my bike so it is better prepared for the Dual Coast Tour in 2010, referencing Objectives for 2010 as one of my Directives for this coming year.
    • Should get a new Drive Train, and Make sure it works well and do some reading on the ability to Maintain your Own Bike.
    • Have the rear axle replaced as the current one is bent, so that when I am coasting all I hear is the wind in my ears not the noise from a bent axle.
    • Also need to replace the tires, get some of the same type but newer from Bear Bikes, so that there is a much lower likelihood that I will end up running out of tread or tire for that matter.
    • Get the the Rack Bag Repaired or Fix Myself as it just needs the main zipper replaced, it would cost 10 dollars to send it to Jand, but it could work out better, or at the very least may do a better job of repairing it.
    • Write up a List of Needed Touring Gear as to be better prepared for the Long Distance Tour and work out the budget to get all I need at fair prices.

    2010 can be the paradigm shifter

    By stepping up my efforts, and forming new habits, can make 2010 truly a year of change and growth, both of which are so important that you may not even believe it. To do that really takes a new foundation of solid habits that have been changed, to build the base of what will be a new opportunity for life and living.

    change my living situation

    As I have been here in this house for far to long, it is about time I start figuring out the direction I want to go, to establish the independence once enjoyed fully and unequivocally. The bike tour is an opportunity to both expand my horizons as well as look at the alternatives to living situations. To find a place that may actually be affordable in a beautiful area far enough away from the town that can enjoy the silence, an opportunity to meditate and to grow beyond this moment now.

    cover 10,000 miles by bike

    The Objective for 2010 is to get more riding done, and with this number in mind, I need to focus on making all the miles count as each day passes. To do may be easier then I thought, to follow through is the most challenging aspect, to actually do consistently could be the answer.

    Get my glasses

    Since my genes have something to do with it, becomes necessary to have glasses so that I can see the world in all it's glory, from the smallest to the largest things. To do that thought requires that I first find my Prescription, and bring it over to Lens-Crafters and talk with Greg about getting me a pair of glasses that are nice but not to expensive. As well as flexible in that they are are transitional and tough enough for bicycling on the roughest trails, as they need to be as flexible and tough as i am in order to keep alive for so many years. In the simplest terms they need to be able to last through all sorts of weather and conditions that often being on the road on a bike will present.

    Increase workout times

    As I have a tendency sometimes to forget how a strong body needs constant stimulation and regular workouts I really need to make it a point in 2010 to get more exercise, as the less exercise I get then there is a higher likelihood that there could be other issues later down the road, because honestly I am nearing 40 in about 7 years and what I do during this time in my life will make a huge difference then, because it is a matter of getting the most exercise and keeping your body healthy, so that you live a long life. As such it is important to setup a regular workout schedule, to keep my body limber and my health always on the up-tick, not digressing but progressing.

    Improve sleep habits

    This is a big one, it makes sense because for me to be the most effecting based on the current situation, I need to get more work done earlier in the day so that other things that may come up do not interfere with the time I need to use for my work, for my writing. for the future, and for the life I am working towards where there is flexibility and there is opportunity to experience things much earlier on in my life. To do that requires that I make it a point to first Use The Timer as mentioned in Time Management 101 as well as make the most of the time I have, to use that time productively, and efficiently. It is more important then most people want to admit, for lack of sleep has also a tendency to harm your health, which then filters into the other objectives, as you need good health to make the most of each day. As each day is a new opportunity for progression, for seeing more and more of the full spectrum of color.

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    [Sickness & Health...True Stories and Solid Solutions.] Cycling for Health

    Blue 21 Inch Giant Rincon & Specialized Stumpjumper

    You want long life right? You would rather exist for many years. So as such does it not make sense to take the time for a simple exercise such as bicycling? Offering up a wonderful workout and viewing things differently. Certainly the initial start up is rather steep dependent on what you are looking for. Once the bike is purchased the long term benefits becomes clear. A low impact exercise, the wind in your face and the views to see. To ride is to exist, and why not exist a long time?

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    Kung Fu Kitty ~ Mona At War

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    What a fun day for sure today Mona the brave decided to show us some of her kitten kung fu ... the battle was fierce between mona and annie, with one flying roundhouse punch annie stepped back. A kitty that jumps like a kangaroo, with an effective strike, certainly quite the sight. Will have to get photos later when she decides to share further of her technique in kitten kung fu.

    KiiiYaaa Kitty shots coming soon.

    Amazing how long ago this was put together, in over three years ago and I started to recognize how positively this little tortoise shell cat has grown, through how many years it astounds me how fast time flies don't you think?

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    Dream Sessions - Two Assassins, One Life.

    A means to an end, to understand better the existence you know, to take the time to recognize there are deeper lessons in dreams.

    I appreciate you taking the time to connect (Click the Photo To Connect on Facebook)

    I am a writer, avid cyclist, and dream journalist who made a choice Long Ago, To Live my Life Fully.

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    "Adopt the Pace of Nature, her secret is patience." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Two Assasins - One Life 01.02.10

    To speak on Dreams, to analyze dream sessions, and through that understand the self better .... The Power of The Subconscious, and The Lessons it offers ... Two attempts at my life, by two assassins dually hired by the same people in power who are only there because of the abundance of misinformation to long touted that people began to believe. In that false belief a means to push forward agendas that more then likely will solidify their existence to be quite good as well as a means to make sure their own families are better off. Myself in a large building single story, with some basic armament available, a shotgun and a 9mm handgun. Plenty of ammo for both weapons, the ability to load up 12 shots in the 12 gauge with some modification. I am a teacher in this dream, but not of the traditional sort, as I saw the flaws in what I was told to teach, and instead of spreading misinformation I made a choice to share real knowledge with my students, and associates. Also why I became a Target, simply because I was telling the truth not the lies. Through that truth many of those at the higher rungs were at risk of losing what they thought they had from the campaign of misinformation. I was not willing to just go along instead I challenged every bit of it, and helped my students think for themselves. The first assassin, a sniper, only knowing that if he aimed just right he would hit the target no matter how far below it was, since the building he was in was about 3 stories he was at the top aiming for me, thinking it was a sure thing he would hit me and the job would be done, but it was not to be. He aimed the gun cocked back the hammer and fired two shots in rapid succession with slightly different trajectory flying down towards me it would be two bullets one on either side. Somehow I noticed them and either consciously or subconsciously, somehow dodged both bullets. As a sniper expects things to happen at one shot at a time this one I shot twice, both of which missed the target, who somehow dodged them. He figured it was a failure and left, when perhaps more shots would of done the trick, but this was a man trained to be a sniper and to long told it should only take one shot, and he had shot twice. Once it was all said and done I moved on, knowing that he would have to report to his superiors it was a failure and would go about his business, or continue his life, as I walked around these thoughts were in my head. The day ended and darkness crept over, I was able to sleep one more night, knowing that in all likelihood there would be a second attempt, but more likely during the day then the night. With that closure of thought I finally laid down and fell asleep, until the sun came up. It was the next day, as expected when the regular workday was done I spotted one more person remaining after closing, and I figured that must be the next of the hired help, again trying to silence the truth so that the misinformation can flow freely and more would believe it, not knowing that it was all lies. And in that ignorance, that selective awareness those in power would stay in power. This assailant was differently trained, taught to be sure by verifying personally that the kill is complete, to work with Close Quarter Weaponry to be damn sure he did not fail his mission. This was a man (beast) who never failed because he personally made sure by taking out the target in short range showdown. He did not make the same mistake the first one had, in fact he came right down to ground level and sought me out. Aware that there was another one after my life, to insure the misinformation continues, I took some different steps also, as the first one was a long range killer, thought he could take out anyone at any distance, this one was a person who made it a point to be sure that the directive is complete, that the target was no longer breathing, so there was no chance of survival once in a close range combat situation. In that awareness I prepared myself, going and getting the shotgun, loading it up with 12 shells, and firing it off to make sure it was working properly. To do that once I loaded up the shotgun I fired it at a building nearby which apparently had something like 10 stories and I blew out a window at about the eighth story with the shotgun. These buildings were abandoned because I figured it was better to be in a run down side of the town, to wage war, on those who want false knowledge to flourish. Though it seemed there was a house that was occupied nearby where some lady was calling the cops or something trying to say she just heard shots and a window breaking. I paid no attention to her as my focus was on the assailant not on the surrounding. As I continued to move stealthily about I got a glimpse of him doing the same, I could tell he was well trained, possibly a guerrilla from some long lost war, as he seemed to be quite content in his surrounding using it to the best of his advantage, we were closely matched in that though I knew the lay of the land a bit better then he did, though he did seem to be a quick study. Eventually we ran out of space to move about, in an open area right about the middle of a long overgrown courtyard, I saw my assailant face to face, we battled for a bit, during which time I must of dropped my shotgun, but had found a sword, or something like a sword instead. He still had his pistol, but he was not in control so much as he should of been, as soon as I had a solid grip on the sword I sliced open is face, from forehead down to his neck. Anyone else would of been dead at that point, yet for some reason this particular assassin seemed to don his human skin only as an outside, as a shield to his actual self. As once the skin was cut open I saw a head, but not a human head, nor an alien head, but that of an eagle, an eagle warrior from the days of the Mayans, he looked at me with those piercing eyes, I heard the hammer go back and seems a bullet went somewhere, I did not pay attention instead I begin to chop away at this things neck with this strangely designed sword I had in my hand. With each cut deeper and deeper the blade went, I continued on and could tell this thing was dying more and more with every blow, all the while as I was cutting this things neck I was screaming in some kind of ancient tongue with every blow louder, and louder, until eventually the blade went completely through his otherwise armored neck and his head flew off, leaving in it's wake only a bloody stump still shooting blood, trying to feed a brain that is no longer there. Taking a deep breath, to make sure I was not fatally shot, I walked away, to live another day another opportunity, to tell the truth to a world that was slowly beginning to believe false ideas, from false prophets. Giving away their rights, in the name of National Security, letting the fear that is so often spoke about on every major news outlet. It is all lies, and I made a choice long ago to continue to speak the truth, regardless of what others may say, or if by saying the truth those in the top rungs of this society, shakes up their otherwise perfect world, I continue on, continue educating those who want to know the real story. Who need to know the truth, to be aware that they have a choice, not to be forced into submission by talk of fear, of death of destruction. Only spoke of so consecutively, because it sells, people buy the stories of doom and gloom, that 12.12.12 is the end of the world simply because it is divisible by 6 in all aspects. Yet another aspect of misinformation, to keep people from thinking for themselves. From doing something for the environment now, to make it better for the generations to come and for those who want to see 2076, who know if people will take the time to help the environment, help themselves and redirect thinking they can make a difference, we can make a difference in this world, to make it a place that will last for another million plus years. The world has lasted many millions of years, it did not just start 2010 years ago, in fact it is much older then all of that and yet people still speak to this world only being a couple thousand years old. This is yet another bit of misinformation as science speaks to it clearly, carbon dating speaks of millions of years, trees been around for longer then that, people open your eyes, do not let those in power send assassins after you simply because you want to believe something different, survive fight if you must, to insure there is true knowledge and increased awareness of why we need to do what we can now, so that the earth lasts another million years or longer, we must no longer be a self destructive species don't you agree?

    Redirect Thinking

    Change the mind from Simple Consumer Mono Chromatic Impulse Buyer and Media Puppets with Short Term Aspirations to a Business Person with Long Term aspirations who will Make The Change Embrace Change Understand the Situation after letting Person In The Mirror know what needs to be done and will be done to make TheChange to improve his/her own Life and Escape the Media Puppets dom to be there own person. Understanding the power of Delay Gratification can also help you realize that it can be done, and that the reward is forthcoming as long as you stay consistent in your efforts whatever they may be day by day.

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