Poetry and Passion

Depression is not easily understood. It’s not an easy topic for discussion. Even when a comedic genius like Robin Williams kills himself, people just shake their heads in disbelief.

Maybe the problem isn’t with the Robin Williams, maybe the problem is with you?

Listen to the whispers. Save the one you love. Just maybe you can manage to save yourself along the way. Live life for poetry and passion. Find the light. Embrace life.

Some impactful Robin Williams quotes:

“Do I perform sometimes in a manic style? Yes. Am I manic all the time? No. Do I get sad? Oh yeah. Does it hit me hard? Oh yeah.”

“I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel alone.”

“I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy.”

“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering – there are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love – these are what we stay alive for.”

“I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that.”

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Mr. Grumpy Pants

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Cody Bear

In a world filled with tragedy and sacrifice, with Islamic terror attacks in San Bernardino, Orlando, Istanbul, Bangladesh and now Nice, I am angry. Like many of you, I feel helpless. I try not to be judgmental. I’m trying to be more retrospective.

I hear every day, of the misery of innocents in Syria, Iraq and beyond, the suffering of so many, by religious persecution and genocide. How do I, should I, shut out the pain and suffering of others, so I might carry on with daily life?

Granted, I am a bit of a news junkie, in particular since 9/11. That day I was informed of the attack, I thought it was a joke. Now I stay informed.

Many who are close to me would advise me to be more laid back, less grumpy, let the planes fly over my house without mooning the passengers. I’m going to try to be more laid back. I may even consider cancelling the order for a 12 ft. sign telling a certain airline to “Get the f*** off my plain.”

Unfortunately, I remain a skeptic. For example, I find “Mr. Grumpy Pants” has a reason to remain in character with the decision by Mr. Comey, Director of the FBI to exonerate Hillary Clinton of any purposeful wrong doing in her use of a personal server for email as SOS. He just basically said she and all those associated with her are idiots, but that’s not a crime! Could we be faced with four, even eight more years of Obama!!??

"if you've got a business, you didn't build that"

“if you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that”

Have I grown increasing cynical? Probably. Do I feel less empowered? No. I make my own decisions and draw my own conclusions. Simply put, DC is corrupt and the only remedy is term limits.

I wrote Eyes Wide Open  a few years ago. It was a personal soul searching Q&A. I keep going back to it to find better answers, and disturbingly there are few if any, that I have discovered, only more consternation. I ended my missive by citing my best friend and companion over the past 13 years. Cody, my 13 yr. old chocolate lab passed away recently. I miss him terribly.

Cody epitomized everything that I believe should be right in this world. His life, was a respite fom everything that is wrong with this world. Cody gave me his unconditional love. I gave him mine. We need more relationships like ours. Did I mention I picked up his poop?

 

 

 

Never let go…

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What’s hurting you,
Is hurting me.
That’s just the way,
It has to be.

Those tears rolling,
Down your face,
I can’t catch,
I can’t erase.
I can’t let go.

You’re my sunrise.
I’m your sand.
Walk on me.
I have your hand.

Don’t let go.

You’re my sunset,

I’m your horizon.

Set on me.

Your sun is rising.
I won’t let go.

Never let go.

Idea Capitalist

8/17/2015

America in Jeopardy? The Answer is, “4 DEAD Americans Heroes.” What is the Question?

What is Benghazi?

What is Benghazi?

I  wanted to try to put the question, “What is Benghazi?” out to people that get to go home every night.  They get to celebrate July 4th, Independence Day, tomorrow.

They turn on the TV.  They watch NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN News.  Then they turn on Jeopardy.  They think they have all the answers.  They never hear about Benghazi, or the IRS scandals.

So I decided to pose a question, as if it were asked on Jeopardy.

On Jeopardy, the answer is, “4 DEAD Americans heroes.”  The question would be, “What is Benghazi?

If this were a question posed on Jeopardy…maybe more Americans would stop ignoring and want to learn the answer.  This brings me to the next Jeopardy question, “What is the IRS scandal?”  The answer is, “A White House Cover up.”  The White House was targeting conservative groups (Tea Party) before the 2012 elections to keep them from getting out the conservative vote.”    Read – Strassel:The IRS Scandal Started at the Top.

Here is an excerpt.   President Obama raised the threat of illegality: “All around this country there are groups with harmless-sounding names like Americans for Prosperity, who are running millions of dollars of ads against Democratic candidates . . . And they don’t have to say who exactly the Americans for Prosperity are. You don’t know if it’s a foreign-controlled corporation.”

There is also an Obama campaign website targeting of Romney campaign donors, like Frank VanderSloot.  While some people may think VanderSloot is getting what he deserves, there’s a real concern Obama can publicly target someone and a few days later Vandersloot is targeted by the IRS and the Labor Department with audits.

How can we, as Americans, allow the most powerful agency in government, persecute innocent Americans regardless of their political affiliation?  Instead of calling each other Libtards and Teabaggers, or worse, isn’t it time to realize our great country is in jeopardy?idependence day flag at half mast edit

As for Benghazi, did I mention it has been almost 10 months, 296 days and counting, we still don’t know who is responsible for Benghazi and we have held NO ONE accountable for 4 DEAD Americans?  They and their families aren’t celebrating the 4th of July with brats and beer like you and I, because they STILL don’t have answers!!!

The White House has become The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Obama is Charles Durning in the Sidestep, a must see!

Shame on NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN and all the the MSM outlets who refuse to admit the POTUS is your demagogue.  Your MSM creation.

I can’t celebrate Independence Day, the birth of our nation, when the Chicago Mafia has riddled, and will continue to riddle our Constitutional rights.  I’m hanging my flag at half mast on the 4th of July to honor of those who died in Benghazi and all American’s who have defended America and who have paid the ultimate price.

As for the IRS scandal, there may as well be a guy who goes by the name of “Ben” Ghazi in charge of the FBI investigation into the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups, because the FBI still doesn’t know who’s in charge of the investigation and they don’t know who is responsible.  Make sense?

One last Jeopardy quiz for you that are still here.  The answer is “In Jeopardy.”   The question is, “What is America?”

God love America!  Happy 4th of July!

In Life Too Often, It’s the Tail Waggin’ the Dog

100_0003 (2)I love the beat of Cody’s tail wagging against the floor, against the door, against the wall, against the bed he is lying on.  I’m not sure whether it will be Cody’s heart that gives out before his tail stops wagging.

Cody’s my 10 year old chocolate lab.  We’re kinda attached at the hips.  He goes to work with me every day.  He goes to work most days, I am out of town on business. I now have a ramp he uses to load up into the back of my SUV.  It is a ceremony.  He’s not fan of the trip up.  I’ve employed what is best to describe as a soft suitcase I wrap him in, to coax him up the ramp.  He’s frantic, so there’s always a treat waiting for him.  Upon arrival, and his descent, he reminds me of an arriving dignitary, including the obligatory pause for photo ops, before his parade trip down the ramp.

Cody knows when it’s time to go to work.  He knows when it is time for his 10 and 4 o’clock walks.  He knows he goes to North Park in the AM and he knows he tours the office park in the afternoon.

Most important he knows when it is time to go home.  Dinner!

If you ask him to change his routine, you meet with the stubbornness of a 100+ lb. dog, who knows who’s in charge.

He knows when the UPS truck arrives.  He knows the drivers.  He knows whether to expect a biscuit or a good rub.  The drivers know him, too.  After all, “What can brown do for you?”

You might say Cody has it made.  Even before you see his beds at home or the leather sofa he spends an increasing amount of time on at the office, but there’s a point to all this dribble. So bear with me.

Cody’s hips are giving in to father time, so he’s getting laser to strengthen his shoulders and flanks.  If it works for him, I’m next in line.

Cody now goes to bed before Terri and I do.  Both of us cracked a smile and laughed the first time he left us to head for bed.  Now we know Cody has more common sense than we do.

A former neighboring business owner had a 10 year old white lab named Jack.  Like Cody, he came to work with his owners each day.  Jack died suddenly.  We were commiserating when Jack’s owner said to me, “give Cody a good back scratch for Jack.”

When I scramble to meet a deadline, decry the political theatre, grouse over a lost order or worry about where the next dollar is coming from, all I have to do is look to my friend.  He’s most often at my feet.

I am reminded.  I have so much to live for, why not make things right in this messed up world?  The solution?

Everyone should get a good tummy rub and a nice back scratch every day.  Cody does.

One Nation Under God, Heartfelt Messages for Bostonians

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Our prayers go out to and how you can help the victims of the Boston Marathon explosions, a senseless terrorist act.  Our thanks to the incredible bravery and life-saving response of local, county, and state first responders.

I’d love to post more heartfelt messages here in my gallery. Send me your favorites via Twitter @ideacapitalit thanks!

Obama Christened “Lord and Savior” Great Response on Twitter, Some of My Favorite Tweets

You can watch the video of Jamie Foxx at the SoulTrain 2012 Awards calling Obama his “Lord and Savior.” Twitter went crazy with the hashtag, #IfObamaWasJesus.  Here are some of my favorite tweets:

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