Fruits for Breakfast

I cannot begin to tell you about the benefits of eating fruit for or with your breakfast.  Grapefruits, pineapples, and avocados can be found as the top three most healthiest fruits on almost any list.

Avocados do have a drawback as it is recommended to avoid them if you are serious about loosing weight, but that could just be because of their sugar quantities.  They’re still good for you.

Let’s not forget about those simple fruits that are just as beneficial and just as good for you.  Strawberries, blueberries, and bananas are not only easy to buy and readily available, but you can put them in most foods for a delicious and nutritious breakfast.

My personal favorite is blueberries, however, you can slice strawberries or bananas and add them to oatmeal and different cereals.

Yes, it’s that simple.  Take a cup of raspberries or blueberries, and add them to a plate of egg whites and wheat toast.

The summer season is coming.  If you’re looking for a cool healthy drink, you can use your blender at home to make fruit smoothies.

  • A little crushed ice
  • A cup of yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cup of low fat milk
  • Strawberries, blueberries, and bananas

Blend and drink!

We must constantly strive and look for ways to improve our health.  Our health is the most important thing!  What can we do if we’re sick?  Not much people.  I know this year is almost over, but it’s never too late to start eating healthy.

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

“The Cave With Bones”

From what I’m gathering, Gobekli Tepe, located on the northern edge of the Fertile Crescent, gets most of the recognition for being “the site” providing the best and oldest evidence of human remains, but then I found Pestera cu Oase.

“The Cave With Bones” is located in Ania, a city in Caras-Severin county in Southwestern Romania.  In this cave, some of the oldest European early modern human remains have been found that are between 37,000 and 42,000 years old.

To give you an idea of how old the remains in Romania actually are, the remains in Gobekli Tepe date back to 9,500 B.C., which is almost 12,000 years old now when you add our current year, 2020 to 9,500.  (Remember, we’re dealing with B.C. and A.D. here.)  Gobekli Tepe is 5,500 years older than the first cities of Mesopotamia, and 7,000 years older than Stonehenge.

If this information is accurate, Pestera cu Oase is at least three times older than what we’ve already found!


Photo by ArtHouse Studio from Pexels

Peaceful Protests Hijacked by Violence

We were learning during the lockdown.

While we were sitting at home letting the events, laws, and policies surrounding Covid-19 playout during May, we were finally starting to awaken to the realization that our rights, in the name of safety, we’re once again in the grip of an overreaching government.

This time, however, things were different.  Americans, although scared, were finally starting to understand the need for protesting, and the importance of letting our government know, we know when they’re overreaching.

We realized, when we recognize something isn’t right, we have to call it out.  I was proud and happy to see all the people out in Ohio, Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and so on, protesting the lockdown stay-at-home order, and martial law as they both are unconstitutional.

Then, peaceful protesting and progress was hijacked by violence, looting, and crime.  It’s really a shame, and I can only hope that’s not the result whenever Americans start catching on to how they’re being violated.  Good Americans should never be afraid to protest.

Where are we?

Section 215 of the Patriot Act violates the Fourth Amendment, which says the Government cannot conduct a search without obtaining a warrant and showing probable cause.  I don’t know how many American citizens were aware of that back when it was signed during the “911” crises to protect us from terrorism, but if you we wondering why Ben Franklin’s quote, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety,” was gaining in popularity, that’s why.

According to Gerald Celente, on New Year’s Eve in 2011, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act, which stripped Americans of Amendments Five and Six, and officially declared the United States as a battle zone.

I did my own research, and I think he’s referring to subsections 1021-1022 of Title X, Subtitle D, titled “Counter-Terrorism,” but I don’t know.  Either way, I think Gerald Celente is a reputable guy, and he’s definitely vocal, but I don’t think he would bull-shit about that.

If it is true……

Our Bill of Rights was given to us to protect us from an overreaching government, which includes police brutality, illegal searches and seizures, and so on, so those rights cannot be taken from us.

The American citizens would never give those rights up either.

…………how did we lose our Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment Rights?

I guess we didn’t realize we were giving them away, and buying safety.

We live in a very unique time, and we must be careful.

Why?

I’m not trying to sell you a story, I’m giving you my honest opinion.

Our government is using terrorism, and terrorist to sell us safety, which strips away our rights once the Bill is signed into law.  Violence is not the way to beat this, the answer is exercising our rights as they are written.

Afterall, the last thing you would want as an American citizen is for your government to call you a terrorist.

Publication Progress

Hello World!

It’s almost official!

Fulton Books has decided to bring me aboard as an author, and handle all the publishing responsibilities associated with my new book, “Smorgasbord.”

We are in the contract negotiation phase right now, but hopefully soon, we’ll be moving past that and into the publication stage.  Check back for the signing update!

 

Thank you so much Fulton Books for this wonderful and amazing opportunity!

Mel Robbins

I like watching TED videos on Youtube, and I’ve watched several people speak recently, but I have to say, Mel Robbins was my favorite.

For me personally, with where I’m at in my life right now and with what I’m experiencing, “How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over,” was it.

I think I watched her talk about the 5-second rule, and defeating the ungodly voice in our heads by getting out from behind enemy lines about four times now.  I might watch it again tonight.  💞

Thank you.

 

The Plan

Here it is.

After taking everything into consideration that’s been going on in 2020, and prior, there’s only one solution.

We the People need to start getting involved with our town and local governments.

We the People need to attend town council meetings so we can learn about the representatives we’re voting into power.  We need to not only start informing ourselves about things like the budget, plans for local economic and business growth, and the education systems, but we need to have a say, voice our opinions, and be heard.

If we are not present to hold our local officials accountable, than we have no one to blame but ourselves when things aren’t right, or going the way we think they should be.

I’m serious.  Let’s get motivated about this.  Let’s take on a little responsibility.  This, afterall is our government, by us, and for us.


Thank you PEXELS.COM and pixabay.com for the Photo.

More Than a Point

Located in the Western United States, there’s a quadripoint.  It’s the dot, the point, and the exact location where Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah meet.

I’ve never been there, but the Four Corners Monument is located on the Colorado Plateau west of Highway 160.  This intriguing location also serves as a boundary between two American Indian tribal governments, the Navajo Nation, and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe Reservation.

I don’t have a bucket list of places I would like to visit, but I think the Four Corner Monument is definitely worth seeing, and just think, after visiting you’ll actually be able to tell people you were in places at once.  If you’ve ever been there, write in, and tell us your story.


Photo: By Rich Torres – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17300760

“The Iceman”

Movie Review

Subconsciously, I must be on a Ray Liotta binge as of late because Iceman is the second movie of his that I saw in the month or so, but to tell you the truth, it’s really easy to forget that Liotta is even in the movie because it focuses so much on the Ice Man, Richard Kuklinski.

I didn’t even know The Iceman existed until seeing it on Youtube last month, but believe me, that takes nothing away from this movie. It came out in 2012, and Michael Shannon does an amazing job at capturing the audience, and taking us on this wild ride through the life and times of a real killer.

Richard Kuklinski was a hitman for hire, and killing was not only how he supported his family, but it actually became a way of life. Between the mid to late 60’s, and I think it was 1985 or 1986, Kuklinski is said to have killed between 100 and 250 people.

Ray Liotta plays a powerful a “mobster” in this film known in real life as Roy Demeo, who initially has a problem with the Iceman while Kuklinski was working in a pornogrhapy lab in Manhattan. After the incident, however, DeMeo is somewhat intrigued and interested in Kuklinski, and ends up putting him on his payroll as a hitman.

There really isn’t a dull moment in this movie, and honestly, I’m surprised that I was actually able to find such a quality copy available for free on Youtube, but I did, and I watched the entire movie, and I’d watch it again. It was that good.

What I find so interesting, is how the Iceman was able to consistently kill so many people over such a long period of time without getting caught. You want to talk about a journey through the mind of a madman, this guy could hack a person into pieces, and then go home and have dinner with his family. I couldn’t believe how he was able to keep his life of crime a secret for long. He did though.

Richard Kuklinski was in prison for 17 years, where he ended up dying at the age of 70 in 2005. I highly recommend this movie, and I garuntee you, before it’s over, in some weird way, you’ll be captured, and become sympathetic towards this monster.

We gave the Iceman Starring Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder, James Franco, Ray Liotta, and Chris Evans “5 Takes.”

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