Sunny With A Chance Of

Sing Like No One Is Listening
Sing Like No One Is Listening

Sunny with a chance of amazing!

Happy Monday everyone.

Having a GREAT week is ultimately up to each one of us. Our attitude shapes our behaviors, and our behaviors reinforce our attitude.

It’s a revolving door, so to speak. It’s also a habit.

And the easier it is to do, the harder it is to change.

Remember today’s forecast. Be prepared. Bring your sunglasses and sunscreen.

Skip Gaskill and a blinding flash of the obvious

All Gave Some, Some Gave All
All Gave Some, Some Gave All

Today’s post brought to you by Skip Gaskill:

Freedom Isn’t Free!…..Really?

Most people in this country really don’t/can’t grasp the reality of our country being at war today. We hear about it in the media every day but we as a country are not “really” at war. Why do I say this?

Because with the exception of the families of the fallen and the families of the deployed, we aren’t being asked to do without commodities like soap, sugar, butter, etc., as families were during WWII. We aren’t in blackout conditions at night for public safety. We aren’t working around the clock to produce tanks, ships, or airplanes to meet the needs of the Services. We come and go as we please, we go to work, we go to school, we go to parties, dances, sporting events, etc. We have our freedom.


Because our leaders knew there was going to be a fight one way or another. Our enemy hates us and our way of life. Our very lifestyle is a threat to their beliefs and they are on a campaign to destroy it. So, our leaders decided that it would be better to fight in the enemy’s front yard rather than our own. This decision means that we don’t have to deal with air strikes, suicide bombers, IED’s, or close quarter battle in our streets, our alleys, our yards, and in our homes.

This is a good thing right?

Absolutely yes…with one minor drawback.

It’s a double edge sword…because we took the war to the enemy’s front yard we don’t/can’t feel the threat (which I’m here to tell you is real) here at home and it makes it difficult for us to comprehend the seriousness of the threat. We feel safe. We are Free.

If you take nothing else away from this blog please consider this…don’t ever take your freedom for granted…someone paid the bill on our behalf.

“Freedom has a taste the protected will never know.” – Anonymous (found written on a C-Ration Crate, Khe-Sanh, Republic of Viet Nam)

Ok, back to my words…Skip reminds us in a way we’ve rarely been reminded. Out of sight, out of mind. Right? To the hundreds of thousands of US Service women and men who’ve died to protect our Freedom, we owe a debt of gratitude we can never repay.

What then are we to do?

Forget about it? Will we simply forget about it?


Heaven forbid.

All We Can Do Is Try


Yesterday, an unsolicited LinkedIn invitation reached my inbox. Being an open networker on LinkedIn and Twitter, I gladly accepted Matt’s LinkedIn invite.

Social media tools really are like anything else in life – you get out of it what you put into it. Period.

Did you know social media has surpassed pornography as the number one Internet activity?

We often hear of blind spots, mostly with a negative connotation.

But not yesterday:  “Great profile and great blogs. It seems you live your life as you present it.”

When you’re a small business startup, you are everything: Visionary, Marketing, PR, HR, Finance, Spokesperson, Ambassador, Idea Creator, Innovator, Spiritual Director, Artistic Director, Secretary, Networker, Errand Boy, Office Manager, “Gopher”, Rookie, CEO, Janitor, and everything else.

All you can do is try. But until you actually try it on your own, you have no idea.

I wouldn’t wish that on anyone.

Twitter Summary
Twitter Summary
Twitter = jeffnoelmidlife
Twitter = jeffnoelmidlife

Soul Silver Pokemon

Pokemon (Pocket Monster)
Pokemon (Pocket Monster)

What do children want?

Seems to me they want their parents to notice stuff.

Notice what they like to do and how well they do it.

Last night our son and I put a five dollar deposit on the new Pokemon game, Soul Silver, which is being released Sunday, March 14.  The deposit ensures we can reserve a copy.

Otherwise, they are very likely to run out.

Apple’s iPhone sometimes has similar challenges.

What’s the moral here?

Cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon.  Little boy blue and the man in the moon. When you coming home? I don’t know when. But we’ll get together then….