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23 minutes

23 minutes of pozitoodinally righteousness.  That was the time it took me to go from the car to the top of Rattlesnake Knob on the Holyoke Mountain Range.  23 minutes of lung burning, sweat inducing joy.

Watch out world, the endorphins are running wild today.  Who the hell knows what I’ll do next.

Yee Fucking Ha!

According to an email I received it only takes 23 minutes to reverse the aging process.  If I can keep doing the knob in 23 minutes I too can reverse the aging process and it didn’t cost me nothing but 23 minutes of my day.

So as you ponder your day, think about if you can fit 23 minutes of pure pozitoodinal righteousness into your day.  Screw that – FIT 23 minutes of pozitoodinal righteousness into your day.

Maybe it’s 23 minutes of sitting quietly.  Maybe it’s 23 minutes of reading a book for pleasure.  Shit, maybe it’s sitting for 23 minutes in your car and not swearing at anybody.

Take 23 minutes for yourself today.  It’s a great way to start!

Ciao Mein!

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So you say you want a revolution?

What we need right now is a strong dose of pozitoodinal energy.  A righteous resurrection of pozitoodinal love.  We need those lighthouses of love to be lit and shine through this fog of hate, anger and negativity that has become pervasive in the world today. 

We need to leverage that pozitoodinal energy to foster intelligent, cooperative discussions among all leaders.  It’s okay to disagree, however, we need to respect each other.

What we don’t need is the rhetoric spewing, like tequila tinged vomit, from the mouth of people like Sara Palin.  “Don’t retreat, reload?” Come on, Ms. Palin demonstrate some level of intelligence and leadership responsibility.  It’s okay to build a constituency for your platform on intelligent, clearly articulated opposition to the politics of today – it’s not okay to build it on hate and violence.

I am scared.  For the first time I have a feeling that we’re on a precipice of something that may not be good – at least in my opinion.  We all grew up with this romantic idealism about revolutions.  Shit, that’s how we became this great nation of ours. 

Well what happens when you’re on the wrong side of the revolution?

Given the level of hate, anger and negativity in the nation and world today I think that something really bad is going to happen in the next 6 months.  Whether it is a terrorist act – more likely domestic than international or something else. 

The explosive mixture building as an undercurrent in society today is seen in the level of tolerance for violence and hate that seems to be inconsistent with reality and demonstrated at extremes from children bullying other children to personal domestic terrorist acts by people who are just fed up.  To that add a dangerous erosion of faith exacerbated by the issues with the Catholic church as well as a political climate that has polarized and engaged people who have never been “moved” by said politics.

The funny thing is that here I sit typing on my old Presario V4000 laptop,  unemployed and with a life that the demons in my head characterize as one long under achievement yet I work hard to remain outwardly positive.  Shit folks, if I can do it so can you.  We need to all start doing it today.  We also need to hold everyone – from our leaders to our peers – accountable to demonstrate that same pozitoodinal energy. 

Where is the love folks.  The revolution needs to start today.  The revolution of pozitoodinal outreach.  The revolution of opening doors to communication.  The revolution of intelligent debate.  The revolution of love.

As the Beatles once wrote……

You say you want a revolution
Well you know
We’d all want to change the world
You tell me that it’s evolution
Well you know
We’d all want to change the world
But when you talk about destruction
Don’t you know that you can count me out
Don’t you know it’s gonna be alright

You say you got a real solution
Well you know
We’d all want to see the plan
You ask me for a contribution
Well you know
We’re all doing what we can
But if you want money for people with minds that hate
All I can tell you is brother you’ll have to wait
Don’t you know it’s gonna be alright

You say you’ll change the constitution
Well you know
We’d all love to change your head
You tell me it’s the institution
Well you know
You better free your mind instead
But if you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao
You ain’t going to make it with anyone anyhow
Don’t you know it’s gonna be alright
Alright

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