Monthly Archives: April 2009

What is happening to Karen?

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It seemed like time had stopped, as I stood there waiting for
the light to turn. My feet felt like they were on fire. Suddenly, I felt a light tap on my shoulder. I immediately turned around and this black woman was about two inches from my face. Sweat was dripping down her face profusely. I could sense terror in her eyes as her body shivered and she stood their breathing like her lungs were about to collapse. Tears rolled down her somber face as she pouted and moaned. The old raggedy scarf she had on her head looked as though it was about to wither and fall off. Her dingy blouse sleeves were
rolled pass her elbows and dirt and mud covered her hands. Her skirt was so long that it touched the tip of her toes and dragged along the ground. It was as if she had stepped out of the eighteenth century and walked into my world.

“Excuse me I said as I moved around her. “I looked up and
the light had finally turned red. An urgent feeling of fear abruptly consumed me. I could feel my heart racing as I started walking frantically across the street. She seemed so odd and out of place. I almost couldn’t believe I was seeing her. My mind started grabbing on to any thoughts to make me feel some sense of reality. I started thinking about all the strange homeless people that are constantly hanging out downtown. I quickly glanced back and she was gone.

As soon as I got across the street, I slowed my pace. Why did I have to be so cheap and park nearly two blocks from work I thought? I had been parking there for nearly eight years? At that moment, I would have given an extra hundred bucks to park in the parking lot under are prestigious law office. I couldn’t have been more than half a block away from the economy parking lot when I felt my heal loosen up and collapse. Before I knew it I slid and fell backwards on my head. My briefcase and purse flew up in the air and came tumbling down. I felt a hard thumping sound on the back of my head and passed out. When I opened my eyes people were standing around me. The images of them were blurry and I felt almost like I was still dreaming.

I instantly noticed the strange homeless black woman standing about a half a feet away from me. She was more real and vivid than anyone else. It was as if they were transparent ghostlike beings standing around her. I could suddenly feel the emotion of her tears. Tears started dripping down my face. I felt like I had just came from a dear friends funeral.

I reached my arms out and suddenly, felt the strong arm of a man helping me up. I frantically glanced around to find her. She had surprisingly vanished again. I quickly straightened up my clothes as I continued searching for any sign of her.

“Miss.” “Are you ok ? asked the tall thin blonde haired man standing in front of me. He reminded me of the typical lawyers that walked up and down the busy streets of Cedartown, Ohio. He had that typical proud professional look on his face. It was the look of endowed success. He was on top of the world and was a part of the untouchable Harvard educated attorney’s that financially flourished in the small town. He wore the basic black designer suit, with a white shirt and grey striped tie. He carried a thick leather brief case and had the perfect short professionally styled hair cut. I reached out my arm and shook his hand. He smiled and handed me my purse and brief case.

“Yes” “Thank you so much I said. “The heal of my shoe
broke.” I stooped down and picked up my shoe and broken heel. I was fanatical about finding any sign of her. I felt like I had to prove to my self she was real. “Dam it” “I just bought these shoes a couple of months ago and paid over a hundred dollars for them I said angrily. “Well you know they don’t make them like they use to he said. “I know I said. I did a three hundred and sixty degree turn as the man stood their looking at me as if he wondered about my stability. I was so anxious to find her I almost forgot he was their. I didn’t even see the rest of the people leave. I quickly turned back toward him.

“Sir” “Did you see this strange looking black woman. “She,” “She was wearing these dirty old fashion clothes.” “I think she’s probably one of the homeless people that hang out downtown. “No” “I would have noticed that right away. “But just around the corner near the train station there’s dozens of homeless people. “I’ve stopped there and gave them a few bucks a couple of times he said.

“I can’t believe you didn’t see her.” “She was standing about a half a feet away from me. “I saw her before about fifteen minutes ago. “She was at the stop light a few buildings down from where I work. “Excuse me Miss.” “But are you sure your ok? “Because there was no one around you that even remotely fit that description. “Maybe you should go get your head checked.” “You fell back on your head pretty hard when your heel broke.” “I was just a few feet behind you when I saw you fall. You could have a slight concussion. You were out
a few seconds. I saw your eyes close and open up. I was about to call 911” “In order for you to pass out like that you had to have been hit pretty hard.” I could feel a sore spot at the back of my head. I rubbed it, then looked at my fingers. I didn’t see any blood on my hand. I felt a small sense of relief just knowing I wasn’t going to need any stitches. “I’m not bleeding.” “Thank god.” “I felt it but it just stings a little.” “It happened so fast. “This woman she must have been following me. “She was closer to me than any one else.” “I know I saw her.” “Karen I said to my self. “I know I’m not crazy she was standing within a inch of my face I said. “Where the hell did she go that quick.

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What’s going on in your kids head?

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What’s on going on in your kids head?

We live in a age in which kids are getting involved with things that would have never happened twenty years ago. We ask are selves why are children doing such horrendous acts now? There is something wrong when we have nine, ten, and fourteen year olds killing their parents or shooting up the neighborhood. What is going on when a perfectly normal kid ends up overdosing at teen party off of ecstasy? I don’t know how many times, I’ve read about parents who have had children who have committed these horrific acts say they couldn’t believe they would do something like that. During the Columbine shootings several years ago the parents didn’t have a clue their teenage sons were building bombs in the garage. We ask are self how can we know? How much time do you really spend with your kid? Really ask your self this question sincerely. How often do you and your child actually spend time talking to each other. Notice how much time your child spends watching television, surfing the internet, listening to his or her Ipod, text messaging on his cell phone. And this doesn’t even include the time that he or she is at school and your at work. Honestly, most people probably spend a half hour a day talking to their kids. This is the type of stuff that needs to stop in order for you to really know what’s going on in your kids head. Sit down and right out a schedule where you plan at least three hours a week where you and your kid are actually just communicating together. And don’t include while your watching television. Television is the biggest distraction. It’s what is raising the kids these days and it needs to stop. The more quality time you spend with your kid where your communicating, the more you will really know what’s going on in their head. Don’t wait until he does something wrong before you start talking to him. This is the main reason kids hide things from their parents is because their afraid you’re going to nag them to death. If you take the time to build a relationship with your kid you’ll be able to read him like a book.

Why tail gators make me sick.

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I will never for the life of me understand why people tail gate. Is there ego so big they think they own the road and every one is suppose to jump when they say jump? Are they so ignorant that they don’t realize it usually doesn’t solve anything? Most of the time they just piss people off and start the process of road rage. It has happened to me a million times where some one is tail gating me and I pull over to the next lane. The next thing I know their tail gating some one else. I’ve seen times when I get to my destination much faster than the person that was rudely tailgating me. Tail gators are the main cause of accidents on the freeway. Their in such a hurry that they wind up getting in a accident, then they don’t get to their destination at all. Even if they do get to their destination it takes them triple the amount of time. All you tail gators out their I am here to inform you that tail gating usually just slows you down, piss you off and pisses the person your tailgating off. And for all of you that don’t know what tail gating is then I’ll educate you right now. It’s when your riding some one’s bumper. When you don’t have enough sense to put your blinker on and get in the other lane, then switch lanes and get back in front of them. Next time you think of tail gating remember this article it will reduce your stress and the person you would have rudely tail gated.

How to use nature as a stress reliever

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Most of the time we take nature for granted. We’re so busy watching are television, surfing the internet, listing to are ipods that we forget about the most precious things we have. We forget about the beauty of the planet that we’re living on. We become so consumed with all are electronical gadgets that we forget about the most valuable thing we have. The only time people usually focus on nature is when there is some type of power outage. Then we’re forced to light candles and look out side at all the trees and plants around us. We can hear the beautiful sounds of birds, crickets and even the leaves swishing in the wind. Something really wonderful happens then because we can finally slow down. We learn to appreciate everything more. Take some time every day to just breath in the air. Stop to smell the flowers sometimes. You will be surprise how it relaxes you. There is no cost for this. It’s ironic how the most valuable inexpensive thing we have, we rarely stop to appreciate and indulge in it. May be we should take one day a week and turn off all are electronic gadgets for a few hours and just sit out side and enjoy nature. Start walking more and playing out side like we did when we were kids. Kids and senior citizens are usually the most peaceful beings because they appreciate and enjoy nature the most.

Why tail gators really push my buttons?

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I will never for the life of me understand why people tail gate. Is there ego so big they think they own the road and every one is suppose to jump when they say jump? Are they so ignorant that they don’t realize it usually doesn’t solve anything? Most of the time they just piss people off and start the process of road rage. It has happened to me a million times where some one is tail gating me and I pull over to the next lane. The next thing I know their tail gating some one else. I’ve seen times when I get to my destination much faster than the person that was rudely tailgating me. Tail gators are the main cause of accidents on the freeway. Their in such a hurry that they wind up getting in a accident, then they don’t get to their destination at all. Even if they do get to their destination it takes them triple the amount of time. All you tail gators out their I am here to inform you that tail gating usually just slows you down, piss you off and pisses the person your tailgating off. And for all of you that don’t know what tail gating is then I’ll educate you right now. It’s when your riding some one’s bumper. When you don’t have enough sense to put your blinker on and get in the other lane, then switch lanes and get back in front of them. Next time you think of tail gating remember this article it will reduce your stress and the person you would have rudely tail gated.

How to build a business on a shoestring budget

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How to build a business on a shoestring budget?

What ever business you decide on should definitely be something you have a interest in. If your doing it only for the money than your not going to stick with it. Do some research on the internet on what ever your business interest is. Find out all the steps you need to take in order to start your business. For example if you want to open up a restaurant. If you don’t have about $25,000.00 to start a restaurant than your setting your self up for failure. Start cooking small meals and invite people over to eat. Put in some small ads on Craigslist that you have a fantastic catering business offering your service at a affordable rate. Once you build a clientele you’ll be able to go to any bank and get a loan. What ever idea you have in mind, you have to ask your self what can I afford right now. You may not become rich over night but if your consistent you’ll see your business growing. As your money grows, you’ll be able to afford to invest more in order for you to take your business to the next level. A good place to start for ideas is to go to google and enter in small business ideas. The most important point is that you have to be really committed. Because in order to really build a business you have to be very consistent and dedicated to making it work. Stay tune to my blog for more articles on small business development.

How to know if you’ve met Mr. Right

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There is no magical quick way to know if you’ve met Mr. Right. It takes a little time and patience on your part. Very few people have that phenomenal experience where the first time they meet they fall instantly in love. Most of the time when this happens it’s more of a infatuation then love. Infatuation is like going out to a party and having a few cocktails. Your having a great time but the next day you feel like hell. Love is something that comes from within. It’s not just about what you want it’s also about what that person wants. You have to ask your self does this person communicate with me in a way that I feel is honest and sincere? Are you truly enjoying your self with this person most of the time? Are you proud to be around this person no matter where you go or who else your around? Do you really feel you know this person? Really think about this question because it is the most important one. Most relationships end badly because one or both persons in the relationship really didn’t know the other person. Don’t confuse great sex with a great relationship. They can go together but great love making is only the icing on the cake. If you can truly answer yes to all of these questions, you know that you have Mr. or Mrs. Right. Stay tune to my blog for more updates on relationship building.