Morning Quote

“The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.”

~ William James

The World We See

“The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.”

~ William James

The world we see ……

“The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.”

~William James

Politicians

“Numerous politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press. Never in history has the press seized absolute power and muzzled the politicians.” – David Brinkley

Went To The Hop

Went to the hop,
and did the hop,
and I hopped, and
hopped, kept right
on hopping, until
I hopped smack face
first into the brick
wall, broke my glasses,
flattened the nose,
lips swollen, scraped
and bruised forehead,
and a broken jaw.

It looks like my days
of doing the hop, is
now history.
———————-
A fictional short story.

I Live

I live for today.

Tomorrow I will, that is if it comes, as we never know what will happen.

Yesterday, why dwell on it. It’s done. It’s history. What ever happened, happened. So why worry about it. Move on.

That’s my philosophy.

A Bit Of Car History

From my email inbox:

Nice bit of history, concerning about the auto that was used to protect President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Hours after Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the Secret Service found themselves in a bind. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was to give his infamy speech to Congress the next day, and although the trip from the White House to Capitol Hill was short, agents weren’t sure how to transport him safely.
At the time, Federal Law prohibited buying any cars that cost more than $750, so they would have to get clearance from Congress to do that, and nobody had time for that.
One of the Secret Service members, however, remembered that the US Treasury had seized the bulletproof car that mobster Al Capone owned when he was sent to jail in 1931. They cleaned it, made sure it was running fine and had it ready for the President the day after.

Al Capone's car that was seized by the U.S. Treasury
Al Capone’s car that was seized by the U.S. Treasury

 

And run properly it did. Capone’s car was a sight to behold. It had been painted black and green so as to look identical to Chicago’s police cars at the time. It also had a specially installed siren and flashing lights hidden behind the grille, along with a police scanner radio. To top it off, the gangster’s 1928 Cadillac 341A Town Sedan had 3,000 pounds of armor and inch-thick bulletproof windows. Mechanics are said to have cleaned and checked each feature of the Caddy well into the night of December 7th, to make sure that it would run properly the next day for the Commander in Chief.
The car was sold at an auction price of $341,000 in 2012.

 

Civilizations – Molly Johnson

“All the world’s great civilizations have followed the same path. From bondage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy back to bondage. If we are to be the exception to history, then we must break the cycle, for those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

– Molly Johnson

FDR Memorial

Click on photo to enlarge it, to read the engraving.

Source: wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons