Friday, January 27, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Sent from my "smart phone," whatever that means.
Darrin Keaton - firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, January 16, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
While I like a good Cinderella story, I (like most of America) was growing weary of the Tebow phenomenon...come on people, he's not a good quarterback. As much as hate to see Tom Brady win, it was a necessary evil (and those who hate Brady, deal with it....).
Maybe God did us a favor this time....
I don't always like eating my words, but I don't mind this time. Paul Scholes got the ball rolling with yet another goal to add to his legendary career. This was after Wayne Rooney missed a penalty. I was among those that was skeptical of a Scholes return, especially after his rusty show in the City match...but he's Paul Scholes!
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Seeing the previously retired Scholes on was nice, but it shows how weak United are in the middle. And Scholes on the pitch looked like a guy who has retired. In all honesty, he gave away the ball cheaply which led to City's second goal.
The United of three years ago would have never let up and would have put up an eight-spot on City. Oh well, United have to improve in the midfield or the season may end up with nothing.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Some backgound is in order....A very good friend lost a small dog recently. It happened on the coldest day of winter so far, followed by the coldest night of winter so far. After a full day search...nothing. Night came and went and no dog. It got to 18 degrees here in the Atlanta area and no small dog would have survived outside all night. Signs were put up and websites notified....nothing.
The next morning, my friend was down and not in an optimistic mood. In these situations, it's hard to know what to say that won't sound canned and trite....but I managed to get in the classic "it doesn't look good, but it is not hopeless." sigh...Emerson I am not. But I was sincere and really kind of felt that the dog had not suffered a tragic end.
This friend often says (I'm parapharsing) "I never have any luck and bad stuff seems to happen to me." This friend is a very thoughtful person but much too self-critical and, yes, pessimistic.
Well, that day, while I was still struggling to find words of comfort that meant something, a phone call came....someone had plucked the dog from the street and had taken her to their house. Everything was going to be okay. Friend and dog were reunited....all was well.
Well what did this friend say the next day? "I can't believe I got so lucky."
I suppose it's all a matter of perspective and circumstance. But I believe there lies in every person a spark of optimism that is only tempered by our natural fear of being disappointed. Being a pessimist at times is not a bad thing...we certainly cannot roll through life always thinking that everything will work out perfectly...as Laurance J. Peter once wrote..."The pessimist looks both ways before crossing the street."
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
These people have usually thought longer about the topic and say it so much more eloquently.... for example:
"The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins." ~Bob Moawad
Good stuff. Certainly there are times when we need to rely on someone; but the idea that your life doesn't begin until you realize your life is your own is very interesting.
Mexico's Grand Warlock predicted US President Barack Obama would fail to win re-election and two more Latin American leaders would be diagnosed with cancer, in a traditional New Year's forecast Tuesday.
The Grand Warlock, or "Brujo Mayor" in Spanish, leads a Mexican tradition of "brujeria" or sorcery centered in the southeastern city of Catemaco.
Now here's a guy who is going out on a limb. Bold prediction!
Sunday, January 1, 2012
City shut out for the second straight match... United were given a gift today. Many teams have lived to regret keeping United around when there is a chance to put some distance between them.