The Phoenix Rises

A PEACE Of My Mind!

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Reflections on 2017

Be sure to look back on 2017, as we looked deep into ourselves, at who we are, and what we believe, as humans, and as a nation, at what we’ve learned, and use that knowledge to better ourselves, as people, and as a country. May peace, love, and happiness follow you, and find you. Namaste


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Science Fiction

‪Science Fiction can’t “jump the shark”. Because it already does since it’s inception. That’s why it’s called, “science fiction”.‬

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An Open Letter To Donald Trump Regarding His Thanksgiving Day Message

Dear President Elect Trump, 
Thank you for the professional and mature tone of your Thanksgiving message.

I would be most thankful to you if you would stop Tweeting and complaining about Mr Alec Baldwin and Saturday Night Live and instead Tweet about your outrage in regards to what is happening in North Dakota with our Native American Indians.

I would also be most thankful and appreciative if you would stop Tweeting about you versus the New York Times, and instead Tweet about your outrage over the fact that the citizens of Flint Michigan still do not have safe drinking water.

And I would be most thankful if you wouldn’t Tweet about the play Hamilton, and would instead Tweet about tolerance in this country and how you are outraged and against the hate groups that support you.

Maybe I’d be more thankful if you didn’t Tweet insults at others and complain about the press and liable laws, and realize you have freedom of speech even when you say asinine and outrageous things.

When you do those things, I think we can start to heal and come together. Then I would be more thankful towards you in at least knowing you have some maturity and that you just don’t care about your personal wealth and prosperity over a country of hard working Americans that have desires and dreams as well, but feels they have no voices at all in Washington, and while you use your voice to insult others not like you, and your petty complaints that you aren’t getting a fair deal.

Maybe I’d be thankful if you realized all the advantages that you have had in your life, the advantages you have taken, the opportunities you have both taken and been given, that others haven’t.

Seems to me that you have more things to be thankful for than most of us, sir.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Mr. Trump.

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Sound Advice For Living

Here is a piece of useful advice I would like to offer you, that I have learned in life.

Have you ever found yourself in a confrontation or situation you wanted to end or get out of? Maybe someone one asked you a question that was uncomfortable or awkward to answer? Maybe you wanted to totally avoid a question or a situation that you were involved in?
Well, there is a way out of it. Not only quickly, not only safely, but also dignified.


You heard me correctly. Faint. When such a traumatic event arrives, you can avoid the panic, the awkwardness, the uncomfortableness, and the situation completely, in an immediate response. Faint.

Someone is asking you a question you’re afraid to answer. Someone is confronting you about something you want to avoid. And you are afraid of an awkward answer or situation arising. Faint. Just pretend to faint, and fall.

It’s okay to be cowardly if know one else knows it.

As soon as you fall down to the ground, the person or persons will rush to your aid to help you. They will ask you if you’re okay. They will be deeply concerned about you, and their only focus will be on you, your health, and your well being. They will instantly forget the conversation they had with you. Why? Because you just fell over. Because it is not as important as you passing out and falling to the floor. And you can pretend to be unconscious on the floor as long as you’d like. Sometimes I lay there for 20 minutes. I may even moan a little to make sure that the other person or persons are focused on me.

The first thing they are going to ask is, if you are alright. Then they may even ask if you need a glass of water. They probably will ask if you need an ambulance or a doctor. But you will say that you’re okay, and just need some air. Only if the altercation or discussion is of a very serious nature to you, should you let them call an ambulance. This works well, if you were about to be accused of a crime.

As you get up off the ground, all attention and focus is on and about you. You will suggest that you need to go home and get some rest for whatever bull***t reason. They may offer to drive you home, but you will need to turn that down to avoid giving them a chance to remember what they were talking with you about before you fainted, and you will need to go home to better prepare yourself for the next time the problem/situation/confrontation/question comes up again.

To surmise, this life plan of action works. It honestly never fails. You might even get flowers, or at least a get well card out of it.

It works for me. I have used this plan for the last 30 years, and I find it to be extremely useful. Take it from me. I use it as a fallback, failsafe, and goto, at least 5-15 times a year.