Alan's Other Blog Posts

October 8, 2018 / / 500 Words!
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If it looks like a skunk, smells like a skunk…

Are you really sick, or just think you are? Hypochondria is when you think you’re ailing with a sickness or disease. Defined as “worrying excessively that you are or may become seriously ill that is unwarranted.” And the power of thought along that line can produce all the symptoms to mimic what is feared.

So does medicine, or the power of thought make you healthy? While you scratch your head thinking such a comment is ridiculous, consider

September 29, 2018 / / 500 Words!
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What was I thinking with Face Book?

#Deletefacebook!

Just did it. Been on the verge for a few months, but finally tired of being used for Zuckerberg’s benefit. And it is for his benefit and no one else’s. Sure, advertisers make hay off his back, but they could care less about ethics. “Z” has fallen into the same mix like so many others that have stumbled into the billion dollar bracket.

Suddenly it’s the “all’s fair in love and war” type attitude. The general public are nothing more than pawns to be moved about for fun and profit. “Z” has without doubt been schooled by others to think he is providing some priceless service to mankind. Sorta like

September 20, 2018 / / 500 Words!

 

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Bliss Bites Before Biting!

Bliss Bites? This is for real…right? Yes it is and they are simply the best. Beyond the best depending what you’re comparing them with. For a simple, healthy snack with no sugar added, and with or without gluten at your choice.

What’s in it has to be the first question. Start with dates, add walnuts, whole almonds, almond butter, chocolate in the form of chips or any other form you desire. Add to that real Maple Syrup (from the tree and not with maple flavoring added with sugar or aspartame and caramel coloring), sea salt and real vanilla extract. For those with

September 19, 2018 / / 500 Words!
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Will one word describe it?

Nobody gets away with just one word. Right? A popular trend these days offers challenges to say it with 50 words or less. Tell your life story in just ten words. There are even six word efforts with examples.

Now ask yourself, do you want to be limited to the number of words to say what’s on your mind? Details! How is it possible to fully explain or describe anything without the specifics? Who really wants

September 5, 2018 / / 500 Words!

A recent article about the state of the American wallet started me wondering just what people were thinking in terms of how all the bonuses, wage increases, and various other incentives were going to affect their lives. To be sure the media upped the “woe is us” hyperbole. A slap in the face

October 3, 2017 / / At Large
September 3, 2017 / / At Large
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If it looks like a skunk, smells like a skunk…

Politicians and politics have never been bastions of trust, and the Liberal Media has flat jumped into bed with them. There was a time when Walter Cronkite or Edward R. Morrow were voices of trust. Paul Harvey brought us news that was real. Garrison Keillor brought us stories that moved us with Lake Wobegon, but we knew they were stories. Also known as fiction.

Now we get stories (fiction) that distort truth and we are led to believe they are based on facts from anonymous sources. As a nation we have been lied to on many occasions, such as January 26, 1998. When then President Clinton told his blooper! However, never to such an extreme

August 18, 2017 / / 500 Words!
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Riding A Camel In Morocco

Do you dare to do…what? Is going along with conventional ideas and pressures where you feel comfortable? That’s what is generally referred to as going with the flow. Following the crowd. Doing whatever, because someone else does. You get the idea.

The opposite for most is just too scary. Daring to do what you love absolutely falls into that category. What’s more frightening is most have no idea what they love to do. You’ve heard that question. If you could do anything you wanted and money was not the objective, what would you do? Suppose you couldn’t

August 4, 2017 / / 500 Words!
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Handwriting articles for content

Do you want to make money by writing articles?  If so, you may be curious how you make the most money.  Naturally you can find well-paying jobs writing content. There is another approach you can take which involves writing articles quickly. Doesn’t it make sense that the more articles you can write you can make more money?  Doing it faster is key. Fast doesn’t mean you can skimp on providing quality content.

So how do you do

July 22, 2017 / / At Large
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Death of Caesar!

Wake up America! The Roman Forum has come to order. What has our current President done to anger the Romanesque conspirators? Are there any comparisons between Caesar and Trump? Let’s look at history.

First of all Donald J. Trump has never been any sort of military hero such as a Patton or McArthur, or for this comparison, Julius Caesar. While he may be seen as a