Thursday, April 11, 2013


Who's idea was it to stretch earlobes?  This trend in body modification is repulsive to me.  (hopefully this is a trend and the madness stops real soon!)  Today I saw a girl who was only stretching one earlobe.  What the . . . ?  The very next girl I saw had big holes in her lobes also.  I could have fit my pinkie fingers through them!

Do people really think that looks good?  Is it attractive to others?  What is the fascination with it?  What satisfaction does it bring to the person?

I don't understand it at all.  Trust me, I've tried.  But it makes no sense to me.  How do these young people expect to get any kind of respectable job in a professional career with holes in their ears the size of cars?!  What happens when these people are 70 and have droopy earlobes?

Can this condition be reversed?  Like, if a person decides he doesn't want to have big earlobes anymore, can he just stop plugging them?  Will the skin go back to normal?

Why?  Someone explain to me why.  Okay, sure, there's always the argument for personal self-expression, but that's a cop out.  If you want to express yourself, write poetry.  Learn to play an instrument.  Write music.  Or a book.  Learn to draw or paint or sculpt.  Crochet.  Knit.  Beading. 

This is nuts, people!  Get a grip on yourself!  How can it be self-expression if half the people in this city, county, state, country are also "expressing" themselves in the exact same way.  That's not original at all! 

I recall from when I was young a drawing in a history book of a man from an ancient African tribe who had stretched-out earlobes.  Only, he didn't have anything holding the lobe open.  The bottom ridge of his earlobe just hung down half way to his shoulder all on its own.  Hello!  An ancient African tribesman!!!  This is not 493 BC!  We are experiencing the most technologically advanced culture ever in human history and yet people want to regress to an antiquated time.

Oh My Gosh.

Disclaimer:  I don't hate the people who do this.  I only am disgusted at what they do.  And before you accuse me of being a hater, just remember, this is my blog and these are my opinions, and I'm entitled to them.  I don't hate the people who do this.  I only am disgusted at what they do.

Thursday, January 31, 2013


I think I'll let the research speak for itself.

Okay, my turn.

Call me crazy, but it sure seems like a conspiracy is going on here.  Lies.  Coverups.  Media corruption.  Misreporting of data.  Public panic and fear.

The absolute truth is God made our bodies with a finely-tuned system of protection.  The immune system.  Vaccines skirt that natural defense mechanism.  Diseases are cyclical; reading the Mercola article will reveal this fact of whooping cough (pertussis).  And very often diseases die off on their own when improvements in environmental conditions are made and maintained, as is the case of typhoid.

Here's my plan:
  • Eat whole foods, not processed crap.  Chemicals and hormone-disruptors for lunch, anyone?
  • Sleep well and sleep lots.  That's when the body heals and repairs itself.
  • Drink water.  Keep the system operating smoothly.
  • Visit the chiropractor regularly.  Keeping the spine properly aligned keeps the body well.
  • Don't be a germophobe.  Make that immune system do its job.
  • Avoid crowded and very public places as much as possible.
  • Wash hands.  Just not with triclosan-tainted antibacterial soap.  Any soap and hot water will work.
  • Exercise.  Get the blood flowing through the body.
  • Laugh.  It's good for the mind, body, and soul.
Just as you would take the time to research your next vehicle or major appliance purchase, please take the time to research what you put in and on your body, and what you do to your body.  You only get one.  Don't you think it's important to take care of it and allow it to do what it is designed to do?

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Drivers Education

Remember being 15 or 16 years old and taking that rite of passage called "Drivers Education"?
Classwork, textbook, videos, learners permit, being grouped up with 2 other kids and going out and driving together with an instructor.  I remember my instructor; he is the father of a gal with whom I went to church and with whom I graduated high school. 

He would always set a travel cup filled with water on the dash, and if you took a turn too fast or hard, or accelerated too quickly or slammed on the brakes, that cup was going to get tipped over.  This man did not want to get wet, so by golly you made sure you didn't tip over the cup!

I remember the girls with whom I drove.  Once the nerves settled down we had a good time.  I remember when there was some road construction on a divided highway and one of the girls accidentally drove over some orange cones:  thmp!  thmp!  thmp!  thmp!  thmp!  in rapid succession under the car they banged!  What a riot!  If that's all that happened to our car, it was a good day.  And yet, we learned how to drive.

I think people should be required to take the written test and the driving test every time they renew their license.  Yes, I really do.  Have you seen some of these drivers out there?  And I think people who drive for a living should be frequently reviewed by in-cab observers.  Yeah, truck drivers, I'm talking about you.  It is high time that people start regarding and respecting the road rules again.  It is getting out of hand. 

Not knowing who should go first when two vehicles stop at an intersection at the same time.
Disuse of turn signals.
Tail lights, brake lights, head lights out.
Not using headlights in dim conditions.
Not sharing the road with runners/walkers and cyclists.
Running red lights.

Do you have a death wish?  I would wager to say that these are some of the reasons there are so many accidents.  Don't you remember the video they showed us in D.E. of the mangled cars and blood spilled on the ground?  Or do you need a refresher?  How does this one sit with you?

You won't need the whole minute, just from about :05 seconds to :30 seconds will do.  Go ahead.  Watch it.  I'll wait......
Pretty intense, huh?  Makes you think a little. 

I think we all should ask ourselves the question we see on some commercial trucks:  "How's my driving?"  And be a little more gracious and careful on the road.  It just might save a life.

Lots of us are driving around with precious cargo in the form of our children, so let's remember that. Hands on the wheel; eyes on the road.  Phone hidden away.