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Thanksgiving, a time for giving thanks?

Are you kidding me?

Really, Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks?

Why is it that then most of us have turned it into a microcosm of all that is wrong with the world?

Here we go, pre-Thanksgiving….

how does it line up in your house? in your family?

Got to tell you, don’t know if it works this way in your camp, but in our family, holidays start the period of war……….who is doing what and who isn’t? Who is cooking, who isn’t? who is paying the food bill? who hates who? Did she wear the wrong dress? did she not bring the right dish? did he not sit on the couch and be able to spit out the right football stats?

Where are we and what are we doing? That’s all we want to know, how have we come to the consequences of our collective decisions?


“Hudson County Native” here we go: Menendez v. Kean

Local papers report: “Hudson County native fights to keep seat in Nov. 7 election” (Hoboken Reporter: ok, ok, gotta get deeper and closer to the source in this, gotta get into Hudson County and see what the Hudson County Resident is going on about)

Where does Menedez live now? Hoboken.

Where was the garbage to be? Jersey City.

Ok, “Hudson County Resident”, one point for you. So why then is the forecast that the Republican hold is slipping away? Could it be that despite Wikepedia statistics on Mr. Kean, that somehow the statistics and smear campaign are still not enough? That even garbage smells better?

Menendez is credited with things too you know, more money for more trains, or more rails, same difference, (separate but equal, right?), and hey, he got to help get his hands on money for Port security…I don’t know, but I think that ranks. And how about helping those Senior Citizens, (and yes, they apparently get younger all the time, regardless, they are “Seniors”), get health prescription assistance?

Did you know that some of Hudson County’s Democrats have gone to jail on corruption charges? Kean believes this is a big campaign issue. Is that the same as saying the Republican party is free of criminal and/or corrupt politicians?

and this site:

can you shed some light?



One entry found for beneficent.

Main Entry: be·nef·i·cent
Pronunciation: -s&nt
Function: adjective
Etymology: back-formation from beneficence
1 : doing or producing good; especially : performing acts of kindness and charity
be·nef·i·cent·ly adverb

**definition provided by Merriam Webster online dictionary

What is this word I wondered? I sat in the courtroom, watching other actors performing a play, hearing one attorney claim a duck is a duck if it quacks, then hearing the judge use the word: “beneficient”. Huh? I didn’t know that word, felt I should but I didn’t.

After court, which is another story entirely, I returned to the office and looked up beneficient. What a wonderful word, “producing good”.

Now to wonder, have I? Have I produced good recently? What is the measure? If the perception is always mine, ruled by the ego, then if I am in the mood to feel that I have produced good, my perception will be that I have in fact produced good. But is that the same as the production of good or only the perception?

To Burden or Not to Burden

Before emptying your problems onto people, use the following process:

  1. breath
  2. imagine five things the person you intend to empty onto has or may have gone through in that given day or week
  3. imagine that that person, your intended listener has made the decision not to burden you
  4. imagine if you reached out to share something positive and loving
  5. imagine basking in the light of sharing good rather than negativity
  6. determine how both you and the intended listener could benefit from sharing positive energy as opposed to negative

Let me know if this works for you and others………………………………..holygoodnight.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for President!

“…it would be a provocative act…”.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice first used this phrase: “provocative act”.

The other night, following North Korea’s slap to the world, President Bush repeated Dr. Rice’s infamous words: “provocative act”.

Here’s one vote in 2008 for Dr. Rice for President.

Who’s in?

The Fall of Superwoman

Good bye and Good Luck Ms. Kepcher. Isn’t that really what Mr. Trump should have said? Rather than the tired and tried: “you’re fired”.

The real question is, short of unethical behavior, how do you fire someone like Ms. Kepcher? Let’s face it, she became her own household name and a beacon to working women. To fight to the top, stay there, and carve her own way, while blessed with a loving husband, she appeared to call a friend, and two beautiful children?

Really, Mr. Trump, do you think you have the power to fire that kind of energy? Shame on you sir, perhaps you simply needed to fold your hand.