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EACH DAY, TRYING TO MAKE THE “MOST OF IT”

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At age 89, “most of it”…is behind me, but no matter, I try, every day, in my own way, to make the most of whatever is ahead of me.

Today, I hit a home run…to celebrate my birthday I was treated for lunch by my daughter Julie at Bimini Boatyard, a beautiful waterside restaurant on the 17th Street Causeway. I started with a spicy Bloody Mary, then a colorful salad with small red cherry tomatoes, crisp romaine lettuce, white mozzarella slices, green and yellow peppers, bordered with little 1 inch squares of toasted garlic bread, sprinkles of walnuts and topped off with large, delicious blackened shrimp. As the expression goes…it was to die for, and I left the restaurant feeling no pain.

On the way home, Anita surprised me by detouring into a Publix market on a pretense (she said she need some things for Thursday’s Thanksgiving dinner) instead, she surprised me with one of my favorites, which I have not had in a long time…a key lime pie. As soon as we got home, I had a heathy slice with a cup of Keurig brewed hazelnut coffee; if that wasn’t enough I turned on CNN and sure enough the news was good. Manson croaked in prison and the Dow was up.

That’s just me…making the most of it today and thinking what I am going to do tomorrow.

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A DANGEROUS HIKING TRAIL

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YOUR TONE OF VOICE TELLS ALL

Gain greater awareness of the “tone of voice” of other people. Listen to the way people speak when they are joyous, when they are cheerful, when they are upbeat. Listen to the way people speak when they are calm and relaxed. And listen to the ways people speak when they are impatient or angry.

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Let every positive tone of voice serve as a reminder for you to speak with a pleasant tone of voice to others. Let every negative tone of voice serve as a reminder for you not to speak that way to others.

Some people can even say the innocuous greeting “good morning” and their tone of voice tells you they hate you.

Source: Jewish Spirituality – Rabbi Pliskin’s Daily Lift

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LOOKING BACK OVER MY LIFE

i miss

But I love the fast moving high tech world we now enjoy.

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KILLER MANSON ORDERED CULT GIRL DISCIPLES TO COMMIT MURDER

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>>>CLICK HERE TO READ BIO OF AN EVIL MAN

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KARDASHIAN GIRLS – A BIT RACIST BUT FUNNY

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BIRTHDAY BOY

Yes! I was able to blow out all the candles.

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Today, November 20th, I am a Birthday Boy for the 89th time! I wonder if The Guinness Book of Records has statistics on the world’s oldest blogger?

Young people nowadays ask…who wants to have 89 birthdays?

…I tell them, a person that’s 88.

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CANDID REPORT ON YOUR B-M’s

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TO A TOPIC MOST PEOPLE DON’T WANT
TO DISCUSS…BOWEL MOVEMENTS

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MAZAL TOV TO YOU MEI XIANG

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When I was little, I wanted a panda for my birthday. Last August 22nd, which happened to be my birthday, the National Zoo, in Washington, sent out an alert on e-mail, Twitter, and Facebook: its female panda, the gentle Mei Xiang, had gone into labor. I signed onto the zoo’s Panda Cam just in time to hear an eek-y squeal from the back stall where Mei had built her nest. It was the birth yelp of a baby boy. A four-ounce butter stick, pink-skinned and blind, slipped from his mom’s womb and slid across the floor.

I asked the zoo’s staff to explain the public fixation on pandas. “With lions and tigers, you’re simply a meal. All they’re interested in is eating you,” Brandie Smith told me. “Pandas are different. When you look in their faces, there’s an intelligence and dependence. You have the feeling, ‘I could be friends with this bear. If we hung out, we’d have a good time.’ ”

There may be a scientific explanation, too, Smith added. “People talk about the power of awe. When you see something that brings awe, it produces oxytocin.” Oxytocin, sometimes known as the “love hormone,” influences emotion and social behavior. “It makes you feel more of a community person. It’s happiness and togetherness,” she said. “So when you have those moments of awe—and aww!—you are biochemically becoming a better person. That’s what pandas produce.”

Source: Excerpt from an article in the digital New Yorker – written by Robin Wright

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ONLY IN AMERICA…

Do we use answering machines to screen calls and then have “call waiting” so we won’t miss a call from someone we don’t want to talk to in the first place.

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Can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance.

There are handicap parking places in front of a skating rink.

Do banks have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.

Do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and then top it all off with a DIET coke because they’re concerned about their weight.

Do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage.

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Harvey Tobkes lives in Florida where he enjoys writing about life.

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