Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Being a Real Friend

I recently witnessed a female friend on social media call out some of her female friends for going after married men.  It was ... refreshing.

People that do this(go after married folks) are not very smart.  Whatever you have been told by the one that is still married you have been told by... one that is still married.  Think about that.

I like many that have been married for multiple years, have seen ups and downs and I admit when I'm down, I'm certainly not myself and have no business discussing with another human what I'm down about in my marriage, unless I'm seeking help to make my marriage better... This is something you generally discuss with a long standing friend, not a member of the opposite sex, who may be just as "down" as you are.  This leads to the blind, leading the blind.

I admired my friend for taking a stand of, hands off married people... PERIOD.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

LOOKING FOR THE NEXT DR. SEUSS AND SOME TOLERANT SNEECHES

Sneeches from Dr. Seuss divided by a star or lack of.

People deal with tragedies in different ways and before the little innocent children were even taken out of the school in Connecticut I was watching people on social media advance their anti-gun OR pro-gun agendas.

My way or the highway was the norm, along with pleas to keep an open mind, IF you will just open your mind, to their way of thinking that is.

This is sad to me that there always has to be this amount of control over the mind and opinions of others.

Points of view are "shaped" by countless life factors, experiences and much more.

Some are praying for more guns, while others are praying for less guns.

An on and on it goes, this way, and that way.

Since nothing will stop this ever and ongoing debate, I'm praying for tolerance and the respect of other points of views, to be something both taught and learned.

Nothing will bring these innocents back, and few things will lessen the pain of the family left behind, no matter which "side" you choose to be on.  For every brilliant point made, an equal and brilliant counter-point will follow.

As far as the familes are concerned, I'm thinking that second guessing what could have been, should have been, after the fact, gives little comfort.

I'm praying the families are simply loved by many, as I have no idea what will cure their horrible pain.

For myself, my family and my friends:


  • I'm praying that we all learn to spread a little more love and tolerance of one another and our varying opinions. 
  • I'm praying that through an outpouring of love to our fellow man we will lesson the desire for anyone to kill innocents whether it be by gun, knife, pipe bomb strapped to a body vest, or cruel words that drive one to suicide.
  • I'm praying for more people like Dr. Suess that teach us about respect for others and for ALL the "sneeches" whether they have a star on their belly or have no star on their belly.


Keep the Faith - Respect Others - Choose Life!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

David's Pecan Pie

David's Pecan Pie


your tongue will slap your brain out trying to get another bite!


You are so lucky to receive this! This is a variant of the standard Karo recipe I have used with compliments for years.


3 medium to large size eggs
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup Karo Light & Dark Corn Syrup mixed 1/2 and 1/2 to make one cup (DO NOT DEVIATE FROM THIS HALF AND HALF MIXTURE OR IT WILL NOT HAVE THIS WONDERFUL TASTE)
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups pecans
1 (9-inch) unbaked or frozen deep-dish pie crust

Preheat oven to 350.

Beat eggs slightly with a fork in a medium bowl. Add brown sugar, Karo syrup mixture, butter, cinnamon and vanilla; stir until blended. Stir in pecans. Pour into pie crust.
Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until knife inserted halfway between center and edge comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for at least 30 minutes.