How do we survive and thrive after second hand terrorist events? Let’s define an event second hand if one’s exposure to the event is through media and they are not geographically near the site of the attack. At the time of this writing, police have just killed three terrorists in France and are looking for the fourth: a woman. It seems, when it comes to killing; women are considered right up there and equal to men – as long as they don’t drive 😉
It’s January 8th – do you know where your resolutions are?
It seems like only yesterday; it was New Year’s Eve. Yet, for many, it seems years ago when we try to remember our resolutions (fervently made, though they may have been.) Packing the list of resolutions in our mind’s back pocket is much like buying a lottery ticket, stuffing it in your desk drawer and never checking it. It is highly unlikely your resolutions will become manifest if you don’t think about them. Never looking at them again leads to never thinking about them. And an unchecked winning ticket in your desk drawer is worthless.
8% of people actually achieve their resolutions! 8%! Why only 8%?
Wolfgang Lederer died on January 3, 2015; just short of 96 years old. The passing of a great good man may go largely unremarked upon if he is not famous. However, never is it without a large sigh from quarters touched by the man. Though one cannot feel he was robbed with near 96 years, on can feel the loss of a great spirit – a humble spirit and wise.
Dog Day Afternoon, Indeed! Yay, California! Though still far behind say, France, California has passed a law that makes it legal for dogs and restaurants to co-exist. Restaurants can now seat you with your dog – IN OUTDOOR AREAS. Do keep in mind; the law does NOT make it that the restaurateurs must allow dogs in outdoor/patio dining areas, it does, however, make it legal for them to allow dogs in those areas. There are some details like dogs are not allowed in seats and kitchen staff cannot pet them. All in all it seems to be an easing in the law long overdue.
It’s New Year’s Day. Happy New Year to all. With this day many have their eyes set on improvements. Some pedestrian, some spiritual and then there’s always all of that weight to be lost, love to be found, habits to be curtailed, exercise to begin, etc., etc.