Questioning Cats’ Integrity

My cat often kills things; lizards, small mammals, snakes, the occasional bird.

He leaves them as gifts on my front doorstep.

I was just wondering, if he came across an animal that was already dead, would he pass it off as his own kill?

I guess, ultimately the question is:

Are cats regifters?

Valentines Day in Capitalist America

Today is Valentines Day. My son is 7. He is in the first grade. Today they exchanged ‘Valentines.’ The sad thing is, not one of them was an actual Valentine. They were all candy; not even a card with candy stuck in it. Just candy with a ‘To:’ and ‘From:’ spot on it for the kids to write their names. I remember when the only candy Valentines were the ones with the red heart lollipops in them. But even then they were attached to a card.

I remember when Valentines cards were actual cards that you had to read and decide which ones were just right for each of your classmates. Or even better, when you would actually make your own card out of red construction paper, doilies, pink tissue paper, crayons, elmers glue, markers and glitter.

There is no thought put into the act of giving a friend a card with a special message in it anymore. Instead, my son got lollipops, sweet tarts packets, gummies, fun dip, starburst and other various candies.

Also I noticed that most of the kids parents filled in the names for their child. My son wanted to write the names himself and I figured this was a great writing exercise for him. So, what part of all this is supposed to be special for them?

While we did buy the candy packages, I also made sure we got regular cards and stapled them to the candy.

It just makes me sad for the little ones that they are not getting to experience the holiday for what it is. Yes, it’s a day to have fun, act crazy and get sweet treats but where is the personality? Where is the LOVE?

I feel that our kids are just another demographic for marketers to target. It makes me
sad.
God bless the almighty dollar.

~Disheartened by Capitalist America.

Chicken Wings in a Changing World.

I recently attended a trivia night at a local wing joint this last Tuesday evening, to meet up with a friend of mine that I had not seen in a long time. I did pretty well, I think. I know my fair share of useless, random trivia.

The first round included your basic run-of-the-mill general knowledge questions, such as:

“What kind of tool does Smokey the Bear carry with him?” (I was 100% sure I knew the answer to this. It is not an axe, I know that now.)

and,

“What kind of animal has both African and Asian varieties?” (Elephants. I knew that one.)

But then, on the second round, the quite boisterous ‘one-man-show’ of a DJ tells us that there is a bonus question worth no points that is just for fun.

“What character trait do you work on the most?”

Quite the deep question for a wing-joint trivia night, I thought.

I looked at my teammates while we all thought about it. “Um…to not be a Dick?,” I say. He thinks about this quietly for a moment. “Soo…Humility?” he says as he writes our answer down. “Yes, that sounds better,” I said.

After the DJ gathered all of the answer sheets, it was time to read the answers.

“One team answered, ‘their smiles'” (which is not at all a character trait. I am not too concerned with losing to this group of bright individuals. Although in hindsight, maybe they meant to smile more, which could kind of count.)

“Another answer was, ‘social skills'” continued the DJ.

“And the most popular answer of the night,” he says, “is Humility.”

Wow, really? I was definitely surprised; pleasantly surprised that this was the most popular answer. It made me think. If this small group of chicken-wing-eating, general-knowledge-question-answering group of individuals are trying their hardest to work on their Not-being-a-Dick-edness,(aka Humility) then maybe there is hope for us as a species after all.

You could feel the spirits lighten amongst the other teams who had answered this question in the same way. You could almost feel an energy shift.

This little random event gives me hope that we, as a species, are tapping into our collective unconsciousness, and it’s telling us that it’s time for change.

Please, do yourself and the rest of mankind a favor, and work on your Humility, today.

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” -Gandhi

One Love.

Death to the ego!

The ego tells you that you are different from everyone else, and helps to point out all those differences.

The ego tells you that what you have is better than what he has. When you feel superior, your body provides you with an endorphine rush which can make judgement addictive.

The ego tells you that you are you.

It feeds off judgement, and often makes itself feel worthy by diminishing the qualities of another.
I say, “death to the ego!”

You and I are cut from the same primordial fabric.

By fighting you, I am fighting myself.

By loving and accepting you, I do the same of myself.

I guess it is up to me to ‘be the change (I) want to see in the world.’ ~Gandhi

because…

“you may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope some day you’ll join us and the world can live as one.” ~John Lennon

*Thoughts from a hopeless hippy*

Cotton Candy Skies

When I awake and see the sun, I marvel at the hews.

And as it rises it  greets the cranes with shades of orange and blues.

But as the sun sets over Florida, the place where my heart lies,

Shades of pink and purple fill the cotton candy skies.

Common F*n Courtesy: Preface?

Can someone tell me what happened to the days of old, when man kind would reach a helping hand out to someone who needed it?  When we would come together by the many for the sake of just a few? I know that on some level, however dormant it may be, that mankind desires to be back on this level.

We have come to a time when we don’t trust one another.  We are often weary of our brothers and sisters, that they may “get one over on us”. We have become a materialistic, money-hungry society wherein it seems to have become every man for himself.

Is it in our nature to be judgmental? What sort of sick satisfaction to people get out of tearing another down?  When will the world realize that we are all part of the same Energy Field aka Universe?  By tearing down your fellow man, you are tearing down yourself. It is so simple.

To be continued…

Cakes for Kids…

I think it would be cool to start a program that would provide underprivileged children a birthday cake for those children who under normal circumstances, probably wouldn’t have one, or for those who have never had one at all.

Not sure how to facilitate something like this.  Unfortunately, I’m afraid that there would be some people that would abuse the system.  Hmmm….

Every little kid deserves a special birthday.

Dipping my toe in the water…

I can’t help but play the Doogie Howser, M.D. music in my head while I type this.  Is anybody actually interested in anything I have to say?  We shall see.  Have you people nothing better to do with your time?  Have I nothing better to do with my time?  The answer to both, is undoubtedly “no.”

So stay tuned for such riveting topics as:

  • Quantum Physics
  • Law of Attraction
  • Karmic Law
  • Common F*ing Courtesy
  • and other Random Musings

Thanks for letting me waste some of your time, today.

One Love!