A POINT OF VIEW: HAVE A GREAT TIME
As we get closer to the end and farther away from our beginning we start to wonder if we’ve had enough fun in our lives?
We wonder if we’ve done enough, seen enough, been enough places and made enough friends away from our regular circle of comfort.
A while back I was thinking so much about this that I even went as far as creating a Facebook page called Racing The End. It’s a hodge·podge of writings, a journal if you will of stuff that’s not only going on now in my life but things that I’d like do and plan to do.
Many of us have this going on in one way or another. Some in the form or an actual written journal, others in the form of a diary and if your like me you plaster all over the Internet for everyone to judge you because you just don’t have enough grief going on in your life.
I share stuff like my medical issues. This is an excerpt from May 2020; “I spent an hour on the phone with a Doctor Today. They just changed my Diabetes Meds and Now they want to add an Extra one that would cost me $157 a month Co-Pay. Who can afford that? Not Me. Plus they want to add a Statin too. That would make it TEN Pills I would be taking a day. Enough is Enough. I’ve just been to lazy to do the right thing. The Right Thing in My Case is Getting Back and Sticking With a KETO like diet Plan until my Diabetes disappears. YES it can be done. I’ve done it 3 times before just Failed to Commit. This Time with your Prayers and GOD’s will I Will Not Fail. Lunch today was a small steak and a salad. For dinner tonight a KETO Shake, and so it starts. Pray for me.”
Wow, talk about pouring everything out there but it’s not all like that. Lots of it is about fun stuff I do as well. Like going to Vegas recently.
“Our trip to Vegas last week was Awesome except for while we were there they had a Cold Front move through and it was 40 Degrees every single morning. We flew economy class on American Airlines and I’ve got to say it was not the best experience. The seats were tight and rather uncomfortable. On one flight the sound on the seat Monitor did not work and on another flight they had No Earbuds available because no one loaded them on the flight in Las Vegas. We’ll be back in May and are flying United this time. With any luck the seats will be a little larger and more comfortable. We’ll see.”
Do your self a favor and start writing your own race. It’s liberating and can make you feel better.
In case your a Vegasite like me here are a few pictures from our recent trip.
Live, write, travel, have as great a time as you can, you’ll love it. Just another Point of View.
We’re still close enough to the start of the New Year that many of us are still trying to figure out a way to eat healthier and loose weight for the new year.
Lots of us keep hearing about the KETO Diet that does give folks like me that a Carbohydrate-ly challenged, the ability to loose a considerable amount of weight while still eating as much Beef, Pork, Fish, Bacon, Sausage, Chorizo and Barbacoa as you possibly can without feeling guilty.
There are those who would love to do the KETO Diet but are concerned about eating so much meat especially if they are already border line High Cholesterol or full blown high cholesterol.
That leads me to do a little bit of research and here’s what I found out. “People on a vegan diet consume only plant-based foods, such as vegetables, fruits and grains, and avoid animal-based foods like meat, poultry, eggs and dairy. Vegans can reach ketosis by relying on high-fat, plant-based products like coconut oil, avocados, seeds and nuts.”
Apparently, you can do a KETO Diet that is a Plant Based endeavor.
It’s known as a VEGAN KETO Diet. Who knew?
Here are some of the things you CAN EAT on a Vegan KETO Diet.
Vegan KETO diet Foods You Can Eat:
Tofu, Tempeh, Soy milk, Sugar free coconut yogurt, Vegan butter, Soy and nut based cheeses, Nuts and nut butters, Seeds, Oils, including coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, and nut oils, Coconut milk and fresh or dried coconut,
Avocado, small quantities of berries, Non-Starchy Vegetables, such as: Leafy greens; Spinach, Kale, Cabbage, Lettuce, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cucumber, Mushrooms, Peppers, Zucchini, seaweed, including, nori, kelp, dulse.
condiments, such as:
Pepper, Spice, Lemon juice, Fresh herb, Nutritional yeas, Coffee and Tea.
It’s VERY IMPORTANT that you check with your Doctor or a Medical Professional before starting any new diet regimen.
Good luck with your quest for a healthier path to eating and don’t forget to enjoy your Happy, Healthy Eating.
Things are slowly coming back into bloom after a pandemic that has kept us from places like movie theaters for way too long. Even though there are new movies hitting local theaters these days many theaters are still at limited capacity and new films are few in coming.
This being the case there are some great choices on the small or not so small screen at home not only through streaming services but on regular, standard tv as well.
Shows like Call Me Kat with Mayim Bialik, most recently of The Big Band Theory and before that from the 1990’s TV Hit Blossom.
Call Me Kat is a tv series where A 39-year-old woman (Bialik) decides to use the money her parents had been saving for her wedding to open up a cat-themed cafe instead.
In the original British series, the main character ran a joke shop and her old crush cooked at the restaurant next door. In this series it’s a cat cafe and her old crush actually runs a karaoke.
With co-stars like Swoosie Kurtz (Jessie on Desperate Housewives)
and Lesslie Jordan (who played the short gay guy, Beverley Leslie, Karen’s nemesis in Will and Grace) the show is definatley set up for the laughs.
Coming to a theater near you very soon if not already there is the long awaited
Godzilla Vs. Kong (2021).
From Warner Bros.; “The epic next chapter in the cinematic Monsterverse pits two of the greatest icons in motion picture history against one another, the fearsome Godzilla and the mighty Kong, with humanity caught in the balance.
Legends collide as Godzilla and Kong, the two most powerful forces of nature, clash on the big screen in a spectacular battle for the ages. As a squadron embarks on a perilous mission into fantastic uncharted terrain, unearthing clues to the Titans’ very origins and mankind’s survival, a conspiracy threatens to wipe the creatures, both good and bad, from the face of the earth forever.”
Godzilla Vs, Kong, Rated; PG-13.
Have a great time as soon as you can At The Movies.
It was a cold Sunday Night in February and the Snow just kept coming down of the Lone Star state. Iy was a beautiful sight and the kids were all excited because we hardly ever get to see any measurable amount of snow fall in central and south Texas.
This time it would be different though and by morning because of the extremely cold temperature the snow was still on the ground. For the next day the temperature never managed to climb above freezing and the snow was clinging to the ground into another day.
Now it would be Wednesday and finally the temperature manage to climb high enough that the snow started to melt but there was another supersize headed our way the very next day. More snow and that it did. It snowed quite a bit again that morning and through the day into the evening.
This time the snow fell lightly but steadily all day into the evening before it started to surrender by early in the night. It had now been 5 days with snow on the ground and in the air. Much of the stat was suffering from a failing Power Grid and rolling black outs that were supposed to keep the entire power grid from crashing itself.
In fact we would later find out that we were all just a short time away from a catastrophic failure of the states entire power grid which could have left most of the state without for weeks maybe months.
Also, by this time many businesses had been closed and when they reopened they we rushed by customers in a panic buying frenzy. Citizens of our great state were almost in a state of shock. Frustrated with being without of power, having to stay indoors and now without adequate food and other necessities like toilet paper.
The state wouldn’t start to recover until mid day Friday February 19th but by then most businesses were out of many things. There was little if no gas available at local gas stations, many homes had little if no water pressure and many restaurants were either closed or had limited supplies.
Some bar-b-que places were open but had no bread so the couldn’t sell any sandwiches. Some had no tea or drinks at all. And on the days they were open the lines of customers trying to get a bite of food to eat were extremely long and never ending.
People died, many were hurt, some lost their homes and still we try to figure who is responsible and the bigger questing is will anyone be able to fix it so that a situation like this never cripples the state like it did this time. GOD Bless The Great Sate Of Texas.
Just another Point of View.
Well, the good news is that Movie Theater Live Attendance is up a whopping 50% since theaters were forced to close and then re-open on a limited basis due to the Pandemic.
Lost of good movies on the horizon too. Just opening at your local theaters through out the U S of A are films like;
TOM AND JERRY from Warner Animation Group, Warner Bros. Animation and associates. “A legendary rivalry reemerges when Jerry moves into New York City’s finest hotel on the eve of the wedding of the century, forcing the desperate event planner to hire Tom to get rid of him. As mayhem ensues, the escalating cat-and-mouse battle soon threatens to destroy her career, the wedding, and possibly the hotel itself.”
Tom and Jerry, at theaters now and runs 1 Hour and 41 minutes.
CRISIS from Green Room Films and associates. “A drug trafficker arranges a multi-cartel Fentanyl smuggling operation. An architect recovering from an Oxycodone addiction tracks down the truth behind her son’s disappearance. A university professor battles unexpected revelations about his employer, a pharmaceutical company bringing a new “non-addictive” painkiller to market. Set against the backdrop of the opioid epidemic, their stories collide in this dramatic thriller from writer/director Nicholas Jarecki (Arbitrage).”
CRISIS is Rated R and Runs 1 Hour and 58 Minutes.
On The STREAMING SIDE; BARB AND STAR GO TO VISTA DEL MAR, from Lionsgate and associates. “Take a trip and break out of your shell with Barb and Star. From the gals who brought you Bridesmaids (co-stars and co-writers Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo) comes BARB & STAR GO TO VISTA DEL MAR. Lifelong friends Barb and Star embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they decide to leave their small Midwestern town for the first time... ever.”
BARB AND STAR GO TO VISTA DEL MAR is Rated: PG13 and Runs; 1 Hour and 46 Minutes.
Nows the time to get off the road and into a nice comfy theater for a brand new and exciting adventure as we all venture At The Movies.
Every day I scour the Internet looking for interesting content to share with folks like you.
Stories about health, well being and eating healthy along with all things for a healthier lifestyle.
This morning I was going through the internet and ran across Sadhguru.
Who is Sadhguru? Who is Sadhguru? “Jaggi Vasudev, known publicly as Sadhguru, is an Indian yogi and author. Vasudev earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Mysore and has been teaching yoga in southern India since 1982.”
Anyway, he was talking about a thing called Horsegram known to some as Kollu. Horsegram is actually a lentil. In fact, some say it is the most potent rich lentil found on our planet.
He went on to explain how to prepare it and eat it and then he said, by eating it it creates heat in the body affecting metabolism. He then went on to say the it might make you a little constipated as well but if that happens he said, take some Castor Oil and put a few drops in your navel and/or or rub some on the center of the fore head as well as behind each ear and this will serve to cool the body down. He claims that within 5 minutes of so the body will cool and you’ll go to the bathroom effortlessly.
I thought that was very interesting. If your Diabetic you may want to Google Horsegram because some say it helps control Diabetes?
In researching around I also found out some interesting stuff about olive oil. You can also put a few drops of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) in your navel and it supposedly do wonders for your digestion, your bowl movements and your skin as well as a bunch of other things like making your nerves and veins more supple. Google it. Who knew?
So, next time you run by the grocery store try to find you some Horsegram. I will tell you that it’s not easy to find unless you have one of those health food stores. You can, of course order it on line at several different places but shop around for the best price.
It may be well worth it to try out the Horsegram, some Castor Oil and some Olive Oil and see what it does for you.
Of course as we always say, ask your Doctor before undertaking any new regimen.
Until next time, Happy, Healthy Eating!
Here we are in a brand new year and it would appear things are off to a good start.
Movies are being released and are appearing at limited local theaters even though we are still in the grip of this horrible pandemic that keeps us cautious.
First and foremost we can’t forget that we’ve been living in a Streaming State for the better part of the past year. Most of us who are avid movie watchers have sought out streaming platforms to be able to watch new movie content.
In fact many movie companies have even pushed us closer towards their streaming platforms and started releasing quite a few new movies through them instead of at a theater. We have to wonder if they’re preparing us for a time when they will find a way to release new movies to us via streaming and not in general release at local theaters.
All that being said there are many options on streaming platforms that you may or may not have heard of.
On the animation side and for kids of all ages is a movie that has been scoring 100% with audiences all over. On Apple Tv+ is WOLFWALKERS.
“IN a time of superstition and magic, a young apprentice hunter, Robyn Goodfellowe, journeys to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last wolf pack. While exploring the forbidden lands outside the city walls, Robyn befriends a free-spirited girl, Mebh, a member of a mysterious tribe rumored to have the ability to transform into wolves by night. As they search for Mebh’s missing mother, Robyn uncovers a secret that draws her further into the enchanted world of the “Wolfwalkers” and risks turning into the very thing her father is tasked to destroy.”
WOLFWALKERS is in local theaters in limited release as well. It RUNS; 1hr 85mins.
Also in limited release at local theaters is SUPERNOVA. “Sam (Academy Award winner Colin Firth) and Tusker (Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci), partners of twenty years, are traveling across England in their old camper van visiting friends, family and places from their past. Following a life-changing diagnosis, their time together has become more important than ever until secret plans test their love like never before.”
SUPERNOVA, Rating:N/A Runs: 1hr 85mins.
Another film to keep an eye out for is; PALMER, “Former high school football star Eddie Palmer (Justin Timberlake) went from hometown hero to convicted felon, earning himself 12 years in a state penitentiary. He returns home to Louisiana, where he moves back in with Vivian (June Squibb), the grandmother who raised him. While trying to keep his head down and rebuild a quiet life for himself, Palmer is haunted by memories of his glory days and the suspicious eyes of his small town community. Things become more complicated when Vivian’s hard-living neighbor Shelly (Juno Temple) disappears on a prolonged bender, leaving her precocious and unique 7-year-old son Sam (Ryder Allen), often the target of bullying, in Palmer’s reluctant care. In time, Palmer is drawn into a more hopeful world as he forges a connection with Sam through their shared experience of being made to feel different by those around them. Life improves for Palmer, and a romance develops between him and Sam’s teacher Maggie (Alisha Wainwright). An inspiring and unexpected journey unfolds for the three of them, but soon Palmer’s past threatens to tear apart this new life.”
PALMER, RUNTIME: 2h 35min.
See you soon At The Movies.
December 6th, 2021 will go down as one of the most important days as well as one of the most embarrassing days in modern history,
It is the day an unruly mob, incensed by years of hatred speech and a ruler that just moments before urged them to storm the nations capitol because he refused to accept the outcome of an election he claimed was stolen from him and them alike.
This even though there had been countless numbers of investigations at national, state and local levels which had failed to show up any evidence of fraud in that election.
That leaders false claims and rhetoric would lead that angry mob to storm our nations capitol and sadly to the death of a young woman caught up in the moment.
Police reporting they discovered two pipe bombs at the scene along with many protesters armed with weapons intent on attempting to take control of our nation’s capitol. To many what amounted to a take over of our nations government. Beyond all that there is a view that it was and act of insurrection and to many others an act of treason.
A midst all the chaos a police officer with a sworn duty to protect the capitol and the government leaders inside, forced to pull his service weapon as the mob attempts to break through the doors and gain entry. As he stands his ground as his duty call for him to do - the doors are breached and he fires. A young woman is shot in the neck and goes down. What we would later learn is she had been fatally wounded by the officer in the commission of his duty.
It is a miracle that no one else suffered serious bodily injury or death in this attempted coup. Could we have blamed the officers defending our capitol in using deadly force against an angry mob? Could be blame any one of them for performing their sworn duty? I think not.
If anyone should have learned anything from this is that when you put yourself in a situation where you are challenging legal authority you are making the choice to put yourself in harms way. A harm that could legally end up in your serious bodily injury and or death.
The place to fight something that you may not like or think is not legally right is the courts NOT The Street. That is the reason this country was created. The reason we have laws written and accepted by our founding fathers.
Even sadder, as we sat there and watched what appeared to be a prominently white mob in a “White Lives Matter” Protest trying to take overthrow our government, be certain there are others of all nationalities making the same observations themselves who have yet to be heard from and will their conclusions be wrong?
We must change they way we debate things in America. We must demand Term Limits immediately that do away with career politicians. No one should be allowed to serve more than 2 terms in public office PERIOD.
Just Another Point Of View. Be Safe, Be Blessed, GOD Speed.
It’s the start of a brand new year and once again many of will try to start eating better.
If you’ve been fighting the battle of the bulge most of your life, like me, you may have decided that the KETO lifestyle is something you may want to look into.
There is a great Video you should watch if your thinking about going KETO. It’s called “FAT: A DOCUMENTARY 2” . I recommend you watch it and pay close attention to the information it provides about how KETO starterd and the KETO Lifestyle.
Now let’s talk about a KETO pudding. Hard Boiled Egg Pudding.
Who knew there was anything like Hard Boiled Egg Pudding and that it could be good and part of your KETO lifestyle. Yup.
Here is what you’ll need to make this dessert;
10 hard boiled eggs, peeled
1 (14oz) can coconut milk
½ cup Swerve confectioners (or equivalent amount of liquid or powdered sweetener)
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
How To Make: Place all the ingredients into a blender and puree until very very smooth. Taste and adjust sweetness to your liking.
Place in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
Nutritional values; 268 calories, 22g fat, 14g protein, 4g carbs, 1g fiber
Hope you like it and hope you guys have a great New Year.
Until next time, Happy Healthy Eating.
Wow! 2020 has been such a trying year for so many of us for so many reasons and we’re still not completely out of the woods.
Luckily, it would seem that we are jumping into a New Year with renewed hope that things will at least start to get better. Still, there are way to many things that need to be worked on.
Obviously, first and foremost, this Pandemic needs to be addressed as it’s not been addressed in the past and we need to push forward at light speed in attempts to rid our country and the world of this horrible Coronavirus that has already taken so many good people and still threatens so many.
Next, even though it’s been contentious, and nasty we need to work on the fact that we still live in the United States of America. Not the United states of Republicans or the United States of Democrats.
Our political climate has polarized all of us so much that it is way to dangerously close to inciting a new age civil war. One which serves absolutely NO ONE.
It is truly sad that for so many years we have had political leaders who have chosen to alienate us from one another rather than to unite us and work to make this a country of ONE People.
We need to start working to get closer to that. We need to start working to get closer to being a society where every race, even though embracing their individual heritage strives to work away from alienating other races.
We need to move away from recognizing one race over another. Move away from promoting one race over another another. We must move forward to where we treat every single race as OUR OWN RACE no matter what the color of our skin is.
If this great country of ours is destined to succeed it must succeed as a country United as one. A country where each and every citizen strives for equality for one another.
This is the way. The way GOD ordains and the way the dark side tries to keep pushing us away from. Remember that in each and every day.
When you push towards exclusion you are not serving the LORD.
Just another Point of View. Happy New Year and blessing to you and your loved ones.