Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen,
Voices whisper in the trees, "Tonight is Halloween!"
I was curious to see what I wrote on Halloween over the years and look what I found
October 31, 2000
Today is Halloween and Nevada admission day (to the US, I presume). I wonder if there is a connection, it might explain Vegas.
"There" is no better than "here," When your "there" has become a "here," you will simply obtain another "there" that again, looks better than "here."
October 31, 2002
I have heard from some of the political pundits that there are really only about 20 truly contested House of Representative seats to be decided in the coming election and that these seats are really too close to call. The implication is that the future of our country may very well be decided by just a few thousand swing voters. There are two such districts right here in Indiana, one in Indianapolis and one to the north of the city. My fellow Hoosiers have an awesome responsibility as their vote, and the vote of their neighbors may decide if we have a Republican run or a Democratic run House of Representatives. For those of you outside the US, Hoosier is the nickname given to people living in Indiana. This is probably the most significant congressional election in many years, not only from the standpoint of the domestic and foreign policy agendas but also because of judicial appointments.
While I always have felt that I should vote for the candidate that most represents my beliefs, I now feel I must think beyond my personal choice. When The White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives are all in the hands of the same party there is limited opportunity for the loyal opposition to be heard. Even though I have been a life-long Republican I am hoping that the government will be split after the elections. I hate the partisanship and political game playing we have seen in recent years. But I hate even more the prospect of being able to ramrod legislation and government appointments that are the product of the control of our government by one party. We are facing some of the greatest challenges in our history it is important that what we do, we do with care and full deliberation.
October 31, 2003
BOO!!! It is Halloween. POOF!!! Ray disappeared from Kiwanis International.
Leaving my full time job at Kiwanis will take some adjusting. Too many friends, too much opportunity for service, and something of value to do each day. But like everything else there is a time when we need to let go. In anticipation of my changes a friend sent me this:
To "let go" does not mean to stop caring, it means I can’t do it for someone else.
To "let go" is not to cut myself off, it’s the realization I can’t control another.
To "let go" is not to enable, but to allow learning from natural consequences.
To "let go" is to admit powerlessness, which means the outcome is not in may hands.
To "let go" is not to try to change or blame another, it’s to make the most of myself.
To "let go" is not to care for, but to care about.
To "let go" is not to fix, but to be supportive.
To "let go" is not to judge, but to allow another to be a human being.
To "let go" is not to be in the middle arranging all the outcomes, but to allow others to effect their destinies.
To "let go" is not to be protective, it’s to permit another to face reality.
To "let go" is not to deny, but to accept.
To "let go" is not to nag, scold, or argue, but instead to search out my own shortcomings and correct them.
To "let go" is not to adjust everything to my desires, but to take each day as it comes, and cherish myself in it.
To "let go" is not to criticize and regulate anybody, but to try to become what I dream I can be.
To "let go" is not to regret the past, but to grow and live for the future.
To "let go" is to fear less, and love more.
I have found that there is another advantage to embracing the philosophy of letting go, you don’t have to explain your memory loss.
I’ll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween.
Retirement Center Sex Guide
- Put on your glasses. Double check that your partner is actually in bed with you.
- Set timer for 10 minutes, in case you doze off in the middle.
- Set the mood with lighting. Turn them ALL OFF!
- Make sure you put 911 on your speed dial before you begin.
- Write partner’s name on your hand in case you can’t remember.
- Keep extra Polygrip close by so your teeth don’t end up under the bed.
- Have Tylenol ready in case you actually complete the act.
- Make all the noise you want. The neighbors are deaf too.
- If it works, call everyone you know with the good news.
- Don’t even think about trying it twice.
"I was in the supermarket the other day, and I met a lady in the aisle where they keep the generic brands. Her name was ‘Woman’."
Driving to a new restaurant, Margaret took several wrong turns.
When she finally found the right road, she asked her husband, "Why didn’t you tell me I was lost?"
"I thought you knew where you were going," he replied. "You always know where you’re going when I’m driving."
Be careful of your thoughts, they may become words at any moment.
She said: My husband had been stationed in Europe and away from home for what seemed like years when I went for my annual gynecological checkup. My doctor asked the usual questions, including what I was using for birth control. I gave the only possible response I could:
"The Atlantic Ocean."
Don’t eat the pink fairies, they’re poisonous.
A woman, her husband, and their three very rambunctious young sons were in their car waiting at a traffic. The woman glanced over at the car next them, noticing a blissfully happy mother with her baby daughter.
Looking at her husband she said, "As soon as I lose my weight from the last baby, I want to try for a daughter."
The husband reached up to the dash, grabbed an open box of snacks, and said, "Here, have another cookie."
It is better to have loved and lost, then to have hated and won.
Mary: So we went back to my place, and I put on a little show for him.
Jill: Ohmigod! You did a strip tease?
Mary: No! I tried to sell him some Tupperware!
“Whatever they grow up to be, they are still our children, and the one most important of all the things we can give to them is unconditional love. Not a love that depends on anything at all except that they are our children.”
Stay well, do good work, and have fun.
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
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