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wow...we finally went for a real spin in our new standard car... For only 1250 with the mechanic included to help out when dramas happen!!i THINK sometimes that we are blessed!! and then other times.. I wonder...but we are so lucky to have such a beautiful child!
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I had a great chat with my mentor lifeguard,Stu, about
"Group Think" and what it actually means in regards to the politics of the past, present and future..
He gave an example of" Bay of Pigs " where JFK was the strong dominant leader, and the mind guard was his brother, RFK to exclude dissenters and pick them off...
so the idea was to go with guerillas to Fidel Castro's Cuba to overthrow his communist regime...
they went ahead with the deal but it failed...
we have been thinking about what would be best for the club in order for it to evolve into the type of club most folks would enjoy..
I thought about my own history at Utopachi where there was a strong dominant leader just out of helping natives maybe in Bangladesh or Ubegistan
and he had this vision for the Navahos in this little community
but he didn't care who he would walk over in the process of walking over those that stood in the way of his ego's glory...
this bloke looked like Jesus on a harley when he…
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I had a moment of peace while my family napped and I could momentarily not worry so much...I like to escape from worry while my better half likes(?) to worry...it's the ADD trait ...in the meantime what can we do for a solution for our own success?? Do we treat life like a chess match and think a few moves ahead to checkmate our many challenges?? we are pawns in the world's chess match of life desiring to reach the self actualized 8th rank and then evolve into the most powerful player that our talents will allow us!! (I could say to become queens but then you might think we were gay??) heh, heh
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Time flies by so fast....

already summer in the states

and it's winter in Oz...

but it's nice to take a swim in the middle of winter!
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Right now, I guess I am having a Rudyard Kipling moment and desire to put his poem out there on my blog...I was thinking of several things and so at least during the herbiphany, I decided to jot or brainstorm some of these ideas in my diary that is about as messy as our apartment...a jumble of junk transposed into a blog(??)...some might interpret my essays of my own personal vicissitudes, trials, tribulation, challenges and the elusive triumphs that dot my horizon in the present and the future...while escaping the disasters and economic hardships of the states...and can I put off facing this giant accelerating global financial and environmental crisis just a couple more weeks???and maybe there could be a best seller and rights to a movie somewhere in my delusional vision???I was chatting with a good friend and professional lifeguard today about having a vision, making a commitment and paying the price....this bloke has been a very succesful surf iron man with leading several clubs to…
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sometimes, I wonder,....or all the time about the brave new world our son, Colin , will be inheriting...I hope that things will be better but after what has been happening with the global financial crisis and the British Petroleum pollution disaster, there doesn't seem much hope for the world.. but at least , at this point, I can help him enjoy everyday on the beach and maybe he will be one of the nippers in our surf club...
there is so much available here on the coast for him to get involved in..tomorrow , we will be taking him to swim lesson at Pizzy Park 3 kms away by bike...and then go check out some playgrounds...he has so much fun sometimes... and we realize that he is happy so we can learn how to be happy again..
Im really glad that I figured out how to transfer the pics from the new waterproof camera since the old one died again...
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I'm happy that I finally found out how to get these pics from the new camera onto the puter!
The ole camera went into hibernation again so the pics arent as good as the old camera but it's waterproof so I can take pics in the water...
I have to change the dates..I guess
it was left on the same date when we all left for NZealand a couple of months ago...
Time is flying by even faster when it's winter... seems like I go for a swim, fix brunch and before we know it...
it's time for beer , ping pong and perhaps a litte chess ..
my friend's game is getting better having one won game in about the last 100! ...our table tennis has improved dramatically with number one with a slight edge...
You think ... If I can accomplish one thing besides bringing up a superbaby, it's being in the best shape in swimming and ping pong of my middle aged life!


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Hey El Zar!
I see Shiprock visited my blog...was that perhaps you??
sorry I missed your call the other day...
send me an email... it's cool that I took this pic this evening before the sun set in front of the beach... I remember the chess games we had with the chess club in our favorite room until our friend from the peace corp took over the room the next year for his one 15 minute class that he never used...but it was a coup for him...Don't get me started!
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THIS IS FROM THE RIGHT WING HATERS OF FREE PRESS, NEWSBUSTERS.ORG:

Daily Kos boss Markos Moulitsas is scheduled to appear on Jake Tapper's Sunday roundtable on This Week tomorrow. It would be great -- although the odds are very slim -- if Tapper would quote some of this Daily Kos bilge and ask Moulitsas to defend it. This Saturday morning post by Karen Hedwig Backman imagined Dick Cheney as a malevolent Angel of Death. It's called "Dick Cheney's Dismal Swamp of Death," and is so overwrought it's unintentionally funny:

A vast sea of dead and dying creatures presided over by the fat, repulsive Angel of Death Cheney. His ratlike minions scuttle around clutching their Blackberries and chittering corporate code.

Gloating, he hovers over the Gulf of Mexico, his oil-grimed black wings sinuously flapping... eldest daughter gleefully yapping at his ankles.

For the moment they are strangely silent, after months of constant presence on accommodating American television, sho…
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June 1, 2010
Confident Conviction
Sagittarius Daily Horoscope
Calculated risks that you have committed to might cause you to experience anxiety and fear today. If these risks cause you discomfort, try to remain steadfast in the knowledge that your decisions are correct. Trusting your choices, even when you are as frightened as you are excited, can help you overcome your anxiety and face life’s challenges. The path you’ve chosen can seem less foreboding if you have faith in yourself. Should you become apprehensive, making a mental list of the successful risks you’ve taken in the past may help to ease your insecurities. Today can be a wonderful time to step back from your situation in order to take stock of all of your strengths.

Self-trust can be the most powerful weapon we possess when we have to combat fear. Most fear stems from self-doubt and the feeling that we are not capable of understanding a concept or completing a task. When you trust yourself, you acknowledge your faith in your a…