Remembering Kitty with Love

August 23, 2015

I was reading news, internet articles and hearing the TV in the background; all about the goings on.

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Scarlet Anne lost to the flu earlier this year…KOMO

So much is about fighting, and deaths and so many other tragic losses which brought me to think of my family’s losses as well.

Just recently a young girl of 10 and her mom died in a car crash.Almost immediately the 5 y.o. son made a 911 call to announce the accident and lead the rescuers to them. There are so many more children lost

Then the image of Kitty initiated overwhelming sadness, and the almost unbearable loss that comes with the tragic loss of yet another young child!

I had the privilege of writing about Kitty before in an earlier blog.

Loss is more it seems, with a child and I couldn’t begin to number the reasons. We have all lost family like mothers and fathers, brothers, grandparents and more which indeed evokes great sadness and grief.

Still the loss of a child is more. So I once again prayed for her mom and dad and the whole family. I don’t know what more I could do except each time I recall, to pray for Mom and Dad and the family. What else can any of us do except share in the grief and sadness at the time. It helps I believe.

It’s maybe a couple hours later and I went back to re-read my previous post where I found out about Kitty from my good acquaintance Brittany and her family.

I just finished praying how to, in some way, be able to ease the terribly tragic loss of Kitty. She was a bright promising young lady who just celebrated her 5th Birthday this past April.

No one knows what happened with Kitty … perhaps she fell in the water and in trying to get up … it was dark she got turned around after hitting hit her head? No matter what, it is tragic. We all ask why and we all start to lay blame which helps no one.

What has comforted me with Kitty and so many other losses in our own lives was my wife Connie knew they were safe now and we would see them again.

It makes it no less hard for sure!

I guess now that is partly why I am writing my latest thoughts on Faith. We’re all so lost without it along with needing to share it.

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We both (Connie & I) shared whatever we could do together, but she’s home now with Jesus like so many of our loved ones, maybe working from the other side!

Please continue to pray for Kitty’s and Scarlet’s family and I hope this helps you and all of us left behind!

I want to thank Brittany, Scott, Isla, Hailey and Mira for their help in this post. Check them out to hopefully add a bright spot into your life! The Windtraveler Blog!

God Bless … Rick

PS: Don’t forget to hug, call, email, send a smile to a loved one today!

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No Time … No Time!

No time, there’s just no time!!! I can’t find any time to do anything I need to do. Bills to pay and the car needs repairs and no money to do any of it.


Funny isn’t it … business owners and CEO’s and even fellow workers find time for what they need and want to do? Why can I find the time! Why can’t you find the time?

Illness and injuries are terrible interruptions (some of my most memorable excuses). I’m pushing to move forward more than ever perhaps. Yet the interruptions seem to increase and they slow me down again a lot! Poor me.

Not only do the physical limitations slow one down but then there is the depression, fear of not being able to finish my grand design or that no one will listen or pay attention to either of us.

What’s next? Why bother since I will never finish and no one will give a crap anyway! I’ve said this before but …

Then time marches on and it’s months, weeks and years later!

I’m sure you’ve read or been told that if you don’t act now you’ll find yourself in the same place 5 years later! It’s true too often and I am proof!

Want to know a fact that you can take to the bank? You have to fight it along with all the other negatives (people places or things)!!!

You really have to say I can do it! It may take you 2 years to do it while another 1 year to accomplish it seeking the same goal as you! But I am here to honestly tell you that it can be done.

Most failures come from a history of excuses and a lack of perseverance. My main excuses have to do with injuries and illnesses so I can speak to those.

There are others such as I ain’t got talent in … maybe not, but I doubt it. Oh … I am only a woman. Perhaps I’m just plain old like Col Sanders, just to mention a very few.

I should be happy and never complain! After all there’s others worse off than I! So I should settle and be thankful I am not them.

Now, that’s yet another excuse though cleverly disguised along with I should be grateful I have a job and so it goes!

I am positive you can think of others in less than a New York minute (Whatever that means)! Google it! Stop being lazy! You’re right here on your incredible phone or computer and the whole world is at your fingertips! It’s amazing from what was available in 1957.

Speaking of 1957 is when I saw Billy Graham on TV at my best friend’s house. It changed the direction of my life more than I could have imagined with many detours!

What brings this to mind is his daughter Anne Graham Lotz’s husband (Danny Lotz) just passed away. Please put the family in prayer and I thank you!

So why am I always late and behind in my life’s plan ?

Disney adaptation of Lewis Carrol’s “Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland”

Is your life feeling like this now or perhaps in the not too distant past? Stop it!

Chaos doesn’t work for any good thing and any time I feel like this I have to stop and breathe!

I have to prioritize as to what is important and what is urgent. That is what I am doing right now.

I am getting very little feedback as to what you want and others still are mentioning I really have to write a book! I wrote one and I am writing one right now!

The 1,000 or more people that know me tell me I have to write about my life altogether otherwise no one will believe it. I’m not sure I do. I’m told so many things and given many suggestions and a very important person in my life suggested I blog parts here and there!

It’s required me to really consider a different method — One thinks that when they have tried everything … but there’s always one more way! Blogging these incidents and memories along the way that can help us all, just might work!

I started this last blog here to share my life’s ups and downs hoping to help you avoid mistakes and provide ideas to ‘do better than I did’! That’s what our parents hoped would help us, but did we listen? How many of you listened or didn’t listen … I really want to know and probably many others too!

Maybe we can all benefit even better as we go along. It is said two heads are better than one. Things are easier to carry if there are two. In the bible it mentions a chord of three strands are not easily broken. It brought to mind a teaching I read that the chord of three would be like a husband, wife and God!

Let’s make a chord of 3 strands with me and you and the God of our understanding.

Hoping it works and honestly hope you’re doing really well as we move forward!

I am trying to write more each day as I have been remiss for several months now! I apologize and ask your forgiveness for wasting so much of my time which also belongs to you.

This song keeps bringing up may great memories and poor choices corrected too! Hope you enjoy it!
It’s about 5 1/2 minutes with lots of memories included free of charge!

Music: “No Time” by The Guess Who (Google Play • eMusic • AmazonMP3 • iTunes)

Thanks for your time and God Bless =)

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Fourth of July means …

July 4, 2015 – August 6, 2015 (actual)

Obama Or Else!

What does the 4th of July mean to you?

Independence … Freedom … A day off … Picnics … Fun … Fireworks … and yes England does have a 4th of July as does everyone else in the world!

I ask each of you to consider what it means to you especially. Is your meaning really yours or is it someone else’s version of who or what you should be! It’s kinda like I will be happy when … and you fill in the blanks … when I grow up … after I find a husband … get another promotion … get a new car and so many more images!

I’m risking a long blog post, but not longer than an average podcast. Many transcripts of podcasts seem to run a dozen pages. Will this be that long!?! I can’t deal with that you say?

If I promise you will make $3000 extra this month … or you can lose those extra 20 pounds with this new 3 x a day elixir you would deal with it, wouldn’t you? I think so. I would need to promise you something that you (whoever you are ) needed.

So I promise you views on how we can think better to help each other, friends, lovers, spouses, children and come out with at least one new idea that will help each of you in the coming year.

I said I was risking a longer post and a month later, here we are — I lied!

It hasn’t been intentional and in fact I have the most honorable intentions but I’ve failed once again.

Since the start of this blog I have striven to make short posts like Seth Godin whom I enjoy very much and you can google as well ( ).

Surprise! I am not Seth Godin nor am I Wes Craven, Harry Paige, Bob Allen, Bob Hope, Jerry Buchanan and so many more that I have met, spoken to, or enjoyed their company.

I’m Rick Carter that’s all that I yam … as my old friend Popeye would say!

We are all unique despite the fact we are all told we are created equal. My God makes each of us special with special talents or gifts to start with! We can think and accept equal to our opportunities yes! Others are not so blessed!

Freedom means to each of us something very different from the next man, woman and child on this earth. If I were to really write the infinite variations in a blog I could put you all to sleep in a matter of a few minutes! I used to do that to my wife when we first started dating … !

Now we won’t spend even two minutes with anything unless it matters to us or my son or my best friend – I won’t suggest everything is about you or me for that matter. However, it has to have a connection to what’s important to each of us generally and that’s ok!

That was my original idea for writing briefly like Seth Godin. I don’t want to waste time and I ain’t much different than any of you.

I want to wake people up to so many things we’re all missing and we shouldn’t be!

Let’s take Obama as an example! We make jokes about him, along with foreign countries, and until he came along I would never dare just out of respect.

He is supposed to be leading and defending our country and not bowing down to the King of Saudi Arabia ( yeah he did that too). He shouldn’t be threatening our allies like Israel which will include us!

That is if we don’t agree with approving the Iran Deal, it will be rockets over Tel Aviv. Next, New York City!? HUH?

They’re comparable, don’t you think! His Obamacare has made my life miserable and maybe a few of you out there? So now he’s going to give permission to Iran to do as they wish and stopping the deal will be over his dead body!

Sadly, I’m concerned it will be over many of us. We are repeating our mistake(s) once again!

Could that affect our freedom? It already is and has been for years now. My personal opinion is Obama needs to be impeached and Kerry can help him move out along with his things.

That’s one kind of freedom that means something to me. What is yours?

Maybe making more money via a side business grown out of your hobby. Creativity and that freedom to pursue it built this country in a great nation for one thing.

Well, those two ideas kinds cover our freedoms to pursue our dreams; to be a writer, create a business with inventions or your special chocolate chip cookies! Most important to have choices and not be ordered to dig ditches for your money or be a garbage man if you disagree with the king! We’re not paying attention and we need to be!

One last thought is it’s always about money in so many ways like the freedom of the internet. Major companies that don’t want it stand to make trillions over the future years if they can control it. It’s taken me over 50 years to believe that is true ( the thing about money). As I have mentioned I am slow. But sooner or later I do get it!

We need to help and protect each other so when some of us are sleeping there are others awake!

Maybe some of us fall on bad times and others can hear about it and help … not just here in the US, but I’m sure you’ve noticed the world has grown smaller. What might freedom means in other countries … we should think about that. Understanding their wishes can help us learn more about ourselves to help and protect each other and our collective freedoms , wherever that may be … Vive la Liberte! Remember the Alamo! You get the idea … Caring is never bad.

Oh … today is August 6, 2015 and yes I am a bit late; thank you for noticing! Blessings to you all! Rick =)

P.S. A wonderful writer and one of my teachers had a post just like mine (sorta) today. You can see her at ( ) and her post is ‘If You’ve Only Got 15 Minutes, Is It Even Worth Writing?’ That is if you’re a writer – she’s a new mom and now with her second I hear she’s doing awesomely! =)

Photo: Obama: Nuclear Deal with Iran or Rockets on Tel Aviv!
(US President Barack Obama. (AP/Andrew Harnik)

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