Archive for December, 2011

“Twofold”

December 31, 2011

With the years end, and a brand new year just as the calendar is moments away, one has to reflect on what’s been accomplished of course in a general sense. As for most, events have been in normalcy. On a personal note one couldn’t sleep in comfortability last night for the fact that the heat was turned up to such a volumn. Guess it was ones own fault b/c one was turning it in the opposite direction, instead of counterclockwise, this was according to management who was kind enough to come to one’s efficiency apt and checked it. So had it taken care of without a problem. The temperatures here are going downward next week. Let me digress for a moment. A question comes to mind. Why did the U.S sell planes to Saudi Arabia which was an agreement in exchange for a bill of legislation being passed by Congress? Thought for the most part that it was underhanded and didn’t want to take the time and read the article. Just saw the headlines, which was fine in ones way of thinking. It is a shame that the U.S. is doing that while in many suburban communities people have to resort and go to food pantries. These people who are doing this are still working a full time job, use to be middle class, had the wearwithall to be able to afford nice things. Some of these people have college educations and are in professions of high skill. However they have been out of work for maybe half a year, or going on three. Most have been volunteering in the past at the same pantries that they now frequent. They are unable to afford extra expenses which are asked by their children’s schools and have to tell the child no that it isn’t in their budget. Most of these people are going to these food pantries for the very first time as tears are rolling down their faces in appreciation for the places that are in existance in the first place so they may have food in their stomachs. In order to do that they must shallow their pride in order to feed themselves along with their families. Before they were in this plight, they couldn’t imagine this happening, and it was the furthest from their minds. Many suburbia communities such as Wheaten to name one was a focus of a news piece. These places were formally affluent. An observation comes to mind at this point. If one views a stately mansion, three or more vehicles, a boat on the surface. This could be most deceiving. For these people could be up in their eyeballs in debt and struggling like the rest only in a different way.

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“An Explanation”

December 26, 2011

On this serene Christmas, one for some unknown reason thought of an explanation to a well deserved question asked by several of one’s friends throughout the course of one’s life thusfar. Earlier one couldn’t give an answer whether it being adequate or being explicit. Needless to say, the question is as follows. Why do Catholics go to a priest to confess their sins instead of telling God what wrong they have done and therefore asking God’s forgiveness? After pondering this from time to time and not losing any sleep over it: one has come up with an obvious answer. The answer is as follows. The priest is a mediator or go-between. If one wants something one would necessarily ask a mother for the mother is naturally going to give what is asked more readily. So Catholics ask the Blessed Virgin Mary for things that are become important in a person’s life. She is again a mediator between the person asking God or for that matter Jesus. Again it is easier to ask the infant Jesus for things too. Hope one isn’t going off the beaten track. So as these are in the spiritual sense. Persons who are of the human sense wants another like themselves and priests being human as all know full well fill the bill in providing a conversations which make the persons feel at ease and therefore provide comfortability. Priests also have the power to give absolution. So therefore a person may feel free of sin or wrongfulness. There have been many Non Catholics who have ask the confessional question to oneself. Now the Catholics are now Christians like the Protestants. There are many types of Protestants. Now there are two types of Catholics, the Roman and the Byzantine which originated in the eastern part of the world. Now there is a byzantine catholic christian church in America. There is a website dedicated to it. Ones practise is to strip away religions and treat persons as persons afterall each person has the same blood running through their veins and have the exact or similiar feelings to oneself.

“A Fluke”

December 24, 2011

With just a trace of snow gracing the surface yet somewhat chilly weather forthcoming, the holidays are well underway. While waiting patiently to see the dentist recently, one was viewing a magazine”Mens Journal” dedicated to sports with ads directed to men. It was most refreshing. Came across an article which was particularly with intriguing and intrinsically known to most individuals. It dealt with the sport of ice hockey and several deaths as a result of taking part in it. One may add that football with the various injuries that some players are beginning to file lawsuits against this sport. In both cases these two activities have enough protection for the players. It is a fluke pure and simple. Both football and ice hockey are played with strategy. There are specific rules against violence and heavy fines are paid for the culprits. One can’t in anyway compare these mentioned activities to the sport of boxing. That is regarded as violent with the audience egging the participants involvement. It is good though despite the items in the way, one doesn’t necessarily refer it to risks. In order for one to partake in a sport one must totally love it and give it their all.

“A Process”

December 15, 2011

As a quiet evening is underway and this is the first blog that is being scripted momentarily, one wonders if this will be the only one for this month. If it is that will be alright. A process originated with a thought initially early at the beginning of the month or it could have been toward the end of the previous month. That thought originated into action. It all began with one being at the mall or at the supermarket mainly being away from the apartment and thinking how nice and convenient it would be if one would take it upon oneself to not borrow a cell phone again from anyone. To be able to use one’s own mobile phone. So trying to decide on which carrier wasn’t to difficult. Went to the mall and noticed that several carriers were at one’s disposal. Knowing that one was familiar with at&t and had excellent service with them as one has a land-line thought it would be appropriate. So chatted with radioshack, went to several stores and noticed some being advertised right in full view as one was strolling to the different stores. Filled out the proper procedures with at&t then chatted with verizon as well, as some of one’s relatives have that. One must interject at this point that radioshack was practicing some high jinks which hadn’t been surprising as they have had a history of that. So finally decided with cricket which one is most pleased. This is ones first mobile phone and one caught on once one had erased the nervousness about it and just relaxed and was fine. Actually one must say that one had a very patient teacher with instruction about the operation of it. Now at this point in time one already had activated it and with again the same patient teacher and filled out the proper notification online, will be making ones first of many payments gladly as well. Used it at the mall the other day to phone a greencab. Will be going to the dentist next week too. Then again it will serve a useful purpose while traveling. What a great decision this was!