Table Seven Nooz Show Available on YouTube

Several months ago we decided to do a news show to go along with the blog here at For your convenience, I would love to publish the Table Seven Nooz Show right here on the blog, but apparently, there isn’t enough space for me to do that.

The show itself is coming along as I’m putting a little more effort and preparation into it. We just published the Table Seven Nooz Show Session 8,” and you can watch that now on YouTube. The Table Seven Nooz Show Session 9 will be up and available for you to watch on my YouTube page in November.

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Session 8

Wisconsin Nebraska Canceled

Not even a week after opening, the Big 10 is already cancelling. According to Nick Bromberg, a writer for Yahoo Sports, Saturday’s Big 10 football matchup between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Nebraska Cornhuskers has been canceled because of COVID-19.

Apparently, twelve people within the Wisconsin program tested positive for the coronavirus.

This is the reason why I was on the fence about covering college football this season, and having said that, I would really like to recognize even though I don’t remember who they are, but those NFL players who opted out for this 2020/2021 football season. In addition, the XFL as well. They get it.

Some people would rather beat their heads against a wall, and if you haven’t realized by now that we aren’t living during normal times, then you’re going to keep setting yourself up for a letdown.

Obviously, I’m straying from college football; even though I love football, and I played it at the college level, I’ve woken up to fact that football is a game within a larger system of life (911). There are things going on today that are not only challenging our way of life as it has been for the last one-hundred years, but also calling for us to live in unpredictable ways. That’s not a bad thing.

It’s like this- if you keep doing what you’re doing, you’re going to get the predictable result, obviously, you know that, and you want that, even though it’s going to require resistance, pressure, fighting, hostility, anger, and so on, or you could turn and go the other way for a nice easy slice of heaven.

🏈The Big 10 was only planning on playing conference games this season as way to reduce the risk and spread of the virus, and I hope they’re able to do so. I love football, I’m a fan of football, and I’d like to see those games get played-and frankly, so would millions of other people.

Have a good day. I love you.


Buckeye Football & Big 10 Clarification

No doubt, this has been a strange NCAA college football season from a scheduling standpoint, but the Ohio State Buckeyes will begin their 2020 season tomorrow afternoon against Nebraska. I’ve been a little thrown off myself-and a little frustrated, but here’s the scoop. It’s the 8th week of the NCAA College Football season, but for the Big 10, it’s only week 1. Technically speaking of course.

Tomorrow, Saturday, October 24th at 12 noon, Ohio State and Nebraska will kickoff. Next Saturday, the Buckeyes travel to State College, Pennsylvania for a night game against Penn State.

In August, Big 10 Commissioner Kevin Warren released a letter stating that all Big 10 Fall sports would be cancelled this season, but obviously that’s not the case. Wisconsin and Illinois play tonight, which is officially the Big 10’s opener, and all 14 Big Ten teams will play this weekend.

As far as predictions go, Athlon Sports Online has Ohio State winning big. The Buckeyes are a 26 point favorite, and that’s partly because Ohio State has beaten Nebraska by 40 or more the last three times they’ve met; the other reason is because Ohio State is just that good, and they’re home.

The rest of the conference looks like this:

Saturday, October 24th

Rutgers at Michigan State, kickoff at 12 Noon

Penn State at Indiana, Kickoff at 3:30

Iowa at Purdue, Kickoff at 3:30

Michigan at Minnesota, Kickoff at 7:30

Maryland at Northwestern, Kickoff at 7:30

I would think we could toss National Rankings out the window since some teams are playing more games then others (I mean, you would think), and by more games I don’t mean one or two. Clemson, for example, played four games already. If Big 10 teams are only playing conference games this season then, well, you get the point. The inconsistencies in scheduling have caused all kinds of concerns. Think about it. As much as we think we know about Ohio State or any other Big 10 team, we won’t know anything until this weekend has come to pass.

Okay everyone! Enjoy your weekend.


315-273-1209; Extortion Scam?

Last night while I was laying in bed trying to sleep, I received a text message from 315.273.1209. The text contained personal information about myself and family, and the scammers are threatening to send people to my house and chop me up and kill me unless I send them $2,500. They sent some pretty gruesome pictures of people with blood on their faces, and they were missing body parts.

I googled the number and found a message board with a bunch of people who received similar messages from the same number. Please, write in if you received any calls or texts from this number. I’d like to know how you dealt with it.

It might be worth mentioning that a day before I received this text, a woman called my phone asking for Father Don. I don’t know if the two are related but it seems coincidental.

Painting, Hiding, Finding, & Posting; Join the Hunt

It was in the morning sometime before noon when I found this really cool looking rock sitting at the base of a lamppost. I looked at it closely because it definitely wasn’t something you see everyday, and I noticed that someone painted it with light shades of green and blue and a little purple around the sides at the bottom.

The rock I found!

When I turned the rock over there was some writing on the bottom, but it was really small, and I didn’t have time to figure out what it said. I laughed to myself and put the rock in the side pocket of my vest. I think almost two weeks passed since that day, and I completely forgot about the rock.

Until….I wore the vest again a few days ago. As I was walking, I put my hand in the pocket and said to myself, “what the hell is this?” It was the rock! To make a long story short, I turned the rock over, and on the bottom it said “post on FB Quakertown Rocks.”

When I finally realized whoever painted it wanted me to take a picture of it and post it on the Quakertown Rocks Facebook page, I just started laughing; I was really excited too-like way more excited than I probably should’ve been, but I’m into stuff like this.

Rocks painted by member Patty Marino.

It’s been about a week since I posted the pictures of the rock I found, and I’m already getting responses from warm and friendly members. As it turns out, the Quakertown Rocks Facebook page has been in existence for quite some time, and this amazing fun-loving hobby of painting, hiding, finding, and posting is what’s happening.

I joined, and yes, I’m officially a member now, but I still can’t believe what I stumbled upon. The Quakertown Rocks Facebook page has brought together over two-thousand people who are creative and passionate about their rocks. The energy is contagious!

I don’t know if you’re familiar with Quakertown Rocks, but I definitely suggest taking a look at their Facebook page. Happy Hunting!


Nooz Now

What’s up everyone? I hope you’re all having a wonderful week. Today is Wednesday, October 14, 2020, and it’s a gorgeous day. When I woke up this morning, I was freezing; the thermostat said 62 degrees, and so I assumed it had to be cold outside.

Nope. Warm and sunny all day!

πŸ“•If you’ve been following my blog Table Seven here at then you know my new book Smorgasbord is in the page design and illustration phase.

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I don’t know how many people know this, but we all should; our government is not a democracy it’s a Constitutional Republic. Voting is not mandatory. I don’t remember the exact year, but early in our country’s history we decided presidents couldn’t run for office unless they were running against effective opposition. George Washington had no party affiliation, and he might’ve been the first and last. As a matter of fact, Thomas Jefferson was a Democratic Republican and John Adams was a Federalist. Many people think that decision was a mistake that eventually led to problems. Let’s think about that for a second because those people do have a point. Creating a two-party system did what? It divided the country. Wouldn’t it be better if we had like five candidates running for the office of president? One by one they come to podium with their personal credentials, qualifications, and achievements. They step up and face the public and promise to uphold, defend, and protect the United States Constitution, and then, they give their speech and present their case for they’re the right person for the job. (More to come on this)

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The issues between Greece and Turkey are escalating in the Mediterranean. According to Newsweek online, Athens, without a clear site of resolution, seeks United States intervention. Both countries are members of NATO and war between them could disrupt the alliance.

☠ Conchata Ferrell, co-star on the show Two and a Half Men died. She was 77.

πŸŒ™Currently, the moon is the astrological sign of Virgo. Tomorrow, the moon will enter libra, where it will remain until Friday the 16th.

🌞The sun is in the astrological sign of Libra.

πŸ’₯During WWII, Britain dropped a bomb on Poland. The bomb was called Tallboy, and it landed in a canal in Poland but it never exploded. Recently, someone discovered it, and approximately 850 residents had to be evacuated from the area, while experts detonated it before removal.

🚽Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Reading, three places believed to be Pennsylvania shitholes, are actually all ranked on the list of best places to live in the United States.

Alright everyone; have a wonderful night and a blessed week. I love you all.


Smorgasbord Now In Page Design

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. It has been a while since the last update concerning my new book Smorgasbord A Collection of Thoughts, Experiences, and Stories, but we’ve made some progress.

Fulton Books in Meadville, Pennsylvania is the Publishing Company, and for approximately the last three months Smorgasbord has been going through the rigorous editing process.

Until Friday…

Yes, I’m excited to share we’re now moving into illustration and page design. I do not have a release date yet, but Smorgasbord should be complete and available for purchase sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Look for it on: Amazon Kindle, Apple iTunes, Barnes & Noble Nook, Google Play, and Paperback.

Coming in 2021Smorgasbord 2 Catchup and Relish

Breaking Patterns That Break You Down

If someone keeps telling you you’re wrong, eventually, you’re going to believe you’re wrong. If someone keeps telling you you have an attitude problem, you’re going to believe you have an attitude problem. If someone keeps telling you things about you that aren’t true, you’re going to believe them even if they’re not true. It’s conditioning, and the sad part about “conditioning” of this type is that you might not believe what these people are saying about you or to you at the moment, but overtime, these comments will wear you down. Over time, they’ll break you down. Over time you’ll lose confidence in yourself, and you’ll become a timid-hesitant person.


No one wants to be wrong. No one wants to be known as the person with the attitude. You don’t want to be perceived as the trouble maker, the bully, or the person who’s always arguing.

So you change yourself to compensate for people that are really the problem.

It’s like the husband or wife who hits their partner and says, “See, look what you made me do.”

People need to take responsibility for their own actions.

Today I walked into a store to purchase a few items. I had earbuds in and a hood on. The cashier rang up my items, and then when it was time to pay, I inserted my card into the reader. Well, he made a mistake and needed me to take my card out so he could start the transaction over. During that process, he got an attitude with me and was kind of rude. He was upset because he couldn’t get my attention immediately, and I told him he needed to talk to his customers with a little more respect.

My mother, who drove me there, tells me in the car I have a problem, and I’m always arguing. She continues to tell me that if I didn’t have a hood on or earbuds in that that wouldn’t have happened.

It doesn’t matter if I had a hood on, sunglasses on, a hat on, earbuds in, and a scarf around my face, if the cashier couldn’t get my attention immediately he should’ve been patient. Eventually, probably within seconds, I would’ve taken my earbud out and looked up wondering why the transaction didn’t go through

There’s right and wrong behavior, and we all know when we’re in the right, and when we’re in the wrong. Don’t let people tell you you’re the problem because chances are it’s the person who’s telling you that that really has the problem.

How do we break patterns that break us down? By becoming aware of them, and learning from the situations in which they occur.

Eventually, you’ll learn not to go to those people who are always putting you down or telling you have a problem. Eventually, you’ll realize that you’re behavior is 99% justified because your behavior is the response to people who are either mistreating you, or abusing you.

Now, check this out. Certain people command respect. It’s their personality. It’s the energy they put out. Even if you’re having a bad day, you’ll still treat these people with respect.

Why are you different? Because somewhere along the line you’ve become timid and hesitant. At some point, you lost your confidence and you no longer put the energy out there that commands respect. You’ve become a pushover, and that’s how people treat you.

The road back to confidence starts with you complaining a lot. Every time you encounter a situation where you’re mistreated, you’ll complain, and eventually, people will say you have a problem. You’ll learn though. You’ll learn how to swiftly respond to someone who mistreats you for no other reason than they’re having a bad day. When you reach that point you’ll stop complaining.

Health Check

It is October. I can’t believe 2020 will be over and done with in two months. I was so excited when I returned to the gym in 2018 after taking almost fifteen years off. I don’t know, I said I needed a break, and the next thing I knew I was out of shape and ashamed of myself in my late thirties. So I went back.

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I joined Planet Fitness towards the end of 2018; as a matter of fact I think it was October. Anyway, my program started with three days of running and one day in the gym. By the time 2020 came around I was going three days per week-three good days. Day 1 was chest and tricepts, day 2 was back and bicepts, and day 3 was legs and shoulders. I felt good and I was getting stronger.

Then of course, the gym closed in March because of COVID. We were without the gym for five long months, but they reopened.

So I ask you, where are you at right now with training and taking care of your health? The gyms are all pretty much open. There’s no more excuses.

Last month I rejoined Planet, and their new facility is awesome. I missed the gym and lifting weights, and I know there’s a lot of people out here who feel like I do about physical activity. So here I am, three weeks later, and I’m not as strong as I was, but I’m getting it in three days per week.

Let’s switch gears for a minute. Your health is your responsibility, and if you want to stay out of the doctor’s office, then I encourage you to make preventative care a priority. If you keep your immune system up the chances of you getting sick are down.

I just purchased a bottle of Multivitamins from Target. I also have D3 and magnesium as well as other herbs. Pick up some vitamins when you go to the food store. Take your vitamins, purchase healthier food items, and get back in the gym. Your health is your responsibility.

We all like to have fun, and it’s hard to be strict with dieting and nutrition; consistency is even harder, but listen, you don’t have to set your standards so high. Start somewhere, anywhere. Even if it’s taking one multivitamin per day in the morning with your breakfast. Stick with it and add. A week passes by and you’ve been on a vitamin regimen for seven days; you feel a little better and decide to walk in the evenings one night per week. It starts off that simple, and with a little consistency and motivation, your kitchen counter is covered with vitamin bottles and you’re training with weights three or four days per week in six months time.

As long as you don’t regress you’re good. Start somewhere and continue moving forward. If you decide to go back to the gym, I’d like to recommend a total body workout to start with. A total body workout is good for many reasons, but because you might only go to the gym one day per week in the beginning, the total body workout allows you to train your whole body in one day.

Squats- light weight 16 reps

Bench Press- light weight 16 reps

Seated Close Grip Rows- light weight 16 reps

Shoulder Press- light weight 16 reps

Alternating Dumbbell Curls- light weight 16 reps

Skull Crushers- light weight 16 reps

That workout hits your legs, chest, back, shoulders, and arms. Go right down the list without a break; from one exercise to the next. Take a 3 to 5 minute break after and stretch. Repeat the list a second time; take another 3 to 5 minute break and stretch. Do a third set and afterwards, pick an exercise to do for your abdominals. That’s it. Start there, and adjust the workout according to how you’re feeling.

Eventually, you’ll move up to two days per week. At that time, you can split the workout in half. One day will be legs, back and chest, and the second day will be shoulders and arms. Let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves though. Remember, the idea is to get started; to start somewhere. Rome wasn’t built in a day, but you can get that Rome body in time.

Alright my friends. It’s Friday, it’s beautiful outside, and I wish you all a safe and fun weekend.