Where am I now!

Well, for one I am coming up on my 65th Birthday on Monday being September 29th. You knew that! I mentioned it in my last post. This month I finally figured out how to put a copyright date on my pages for the blog! Simple you say? Perhaps for many and I used to program and it was. Today is a hugely different story as none of us are the same as we were are we?

Hopefully we have grown and accordingly our likes and dislikes have changed as our lives have dictated. The point is we changed. Why?

Did we get smarter, get married, have an accident or other injury? There are so many things we were never prepared for!

I got burned out on programming. So it has taken me the better part of this month to work on getting pictures into my posts and getting pages copyrighted … by the way to get this © symbol you hold down the ‘alt key’ and type in ‘0169′ and there you have it! It’s simple really but then you have to get it to the bottom of the page! That eventually took a plug – in I found. It’s called ‘add to footer’ and it’s still complicated to me. I was able to use regular English in the plug-in to put it on every page as you can see~! Still working on the pictures. Why pictures?

Honestly, the reason I want pictures is because everyone else does it! The best reason I can see is it catches your attention!

In marketing, advertising and many more things you only have a split second to capture one’s attention! I know this as I have written too many ads and copy over the years. I am still pretty good at it too! Still a bit wordy at times like I mentioned last. We all need to learn that less is better. They call it being ‘minimalistic’. Presenting in a simple and brief way. This is good!

I think you will agree that too much information only serves to create confusion and what do you do when you find confusion? Walk away … run away … do you remember even?

This is all tiring and hard for me and takes me away from writing but it has to be done. It’s part of everyone’s life and yours! There are fun and yucky parts to all our lives and we have to do it all at least to start with. Why?

We’re all competing for something! I’m competing for your attention because I really want to help you and in turn we can help each other in becoming a better us! Really! We’re all important and we want to become more of everything we hope for that’s good! Even the worst of us.

In business it’s called a process. Studying is structured within a process. Laying out a whole plant for JIT (‘just in time’) production is a process! What is our process to become more? Perhaps you will ask more of what exactly? Say a better husband, or a better boss and heaven forbid a better employee! What process is involved in these? There’s too many you scream and I agree … I used to call them hats that I’d wear as a dad, a boss, a husband… and so it went. I succeeded in some and failed in others. Rarely could I repeat either my failures or successes! I had too many processes set up! Can you imagine changing the layout of a brewery monthly?! Insane! Why do we do it to ourselves!

Likewise, we each need a process that is best for each of us! More importantly we need to believe in that process until something or anything happens that proves to us this part should change!

Usually, we have to rewrite and reorganize our rulebook so that it works once again and we have more faith in it!

Faith starts within ourselves. It too is a process and for it to work well it has to be consistent in all we do! That way we won’t have second guess ourselves will we? We’ll gain more confidence in what we we’re doing at any time!

I didn’t do that as I should have. The result was I hurt too many people I loved.

You have to have a Faith, a Rulebook, a religion. Basically a process that guides you in EVERYTHING inside you! Otherwise you’ll get tossed around like a rowboat in a huge storm and being broken apart over and over!

I’m here right now and invite you to help me to help others. It’s growing and I am really looking forward to hearing from you! Time’s a wastin’ so maybe I need to post more often? Let me know what’s important to you.

One of my gifts I had growing up was being a one man human Google! “Go ask Carter he’ll know or he’ll find out!”. How do I stop this bully … or I got cheated out of my dad’s watch! What I hope to find are like minded people that want to help protect themselves and others from being hurt. More importantly bring solutions!!!

Bring it here in your comments to show others how you turned it around and had your success!

I guess that about covers it for this month and I hope this started you thinking about your process that got you success and times of joy! Share it here! God Bless! Rick :=)

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New Beginnings !

It’s September 1, 2014 and my son’s birthday! Happy Birthday son and blessed to have you! I am starting to write once again via this blog. I began my first book about the mid 70’s and wrote the dedication for it on my birthday September 29, 1977!

That was a very long time ago. So here I am again! I have written for over 5 decades for too many topics, but there has always been one continuing thread in all these years! Helping and protecting people from themselves and others wishing to hurt, abuse and in general use others for selfish purposes! Sadly, I have to be included in that group perhaps with many of you as well.

I want to provide a safe place for us all to help each other.

My basic core belief is nothing else really matters in life except each other! Follow me for a moment and I think you will agree! It’s really simple actually because without us – all of us – there’s no need for homes, workplaces, cars, bikes and the list could be endless!

I thought that back even in the 60’s along with millions and millions of others! We wanted to move boldly forward to reduce and perhaps end hunger , stop the increasing corruption and deal honestly in all that we did! Stop the wars! Put an end to the senseless killing for power , greed , by lobbies, huge corporations and yes even countries who didn’t care for any people except themselves!

So many of us idealized many things believing we were the generation to end all this corruption, evil and hurt. Then as we grew up things changed. Life happened.

Yes we got our schooling and entered into life! Found too often if we wanted to keep our jobs we had to keep secrets that in hindsight didn’t need to be.

In each of our own lives we began to wear different hats. As a man I wore one as a father and another as a husband. I was also an engineer spanning a couple disciplines in field engineering or sales or building nuclear power plants and even did nursing! I was also a friend, a patient, and so many of these I felt it required me to behave differently – wear a different hat.


It was well into my 40’s before I really started combining all the hats into many less to get it down to almost one! My only point to mentioning this from the get go is we need to know who we are … and what we are shouldn’t change no matter who or what we are dealing with. That is unless we discover new truths!

We all need a good Rulebook that is factual, truthful and can be counted on in all we do! I’ll be writing about that in the upcoming months as we all begin to help each other.

How can we help each other? I know a great acupuncturist in Upstate NY and in Tampa FL. Perhaps a subscriber has a need for one who is moving to one of those locations. Another is considering a car purchase or a repair and wonders what they might need to be careful of . I could go on and on. Responding to each others needs we can build a great community where we encourage one another and provide compassion. By helping just one be it here, or in your own community and doing it in love … I believe we will find increased happiness and excitement in each of our lives!

We are all needy at times as we are full of blessings at others and this is where life happens now as it did 40 years ago. Only now I think we need a new Rulebook – one that we can find comfort and truth in – some higher power that works for all we are now.

You check out the about me pages and it will tell a little more of me but I and everyone else interested will want to find out about you!

I also plan and hope we can find solutions that can be helpful for each of us in different and varied areas. I was always asked for help when other got stuck … I want us all to be willing to still listen first and if we can … help! Tall orders I was told.

I believe we all really do want to help. Has anyone ever asked you for directions? Even if you didn’t know I bet you’d say wait a minute .. Hey Charlie! C’mere you know where xyz street is or is there a Kia dealer nearby? Yes, for many of us we want to help and I hope and I am looking forward to meeting you! One by one kinda like a day at a time! We can make this a better world and community for each of us!

I guess this should be the end of this post but who says! Actually I want to tell you it will be monthly for sure. I know I can do that and not disappoint anyone. I hope to post more often but will guarantee monthly. Why? Sometimes my body doesn’t co-operate which isn’t a big deal generally. I have health issues so things happen. You’ll find out more as we go but I figured you would want to know when you’re going to hear from me and fellow subscribers. Fellow subscribers can answer in the comments once they show to be ok . No websites need to be listed.

I guess that about covers it for now and God Bless! Rick :=)

PS if I ‘talk too much’ let me know ! I’ll never get to the brevity of Seth Godin (http://www.sethgodin.com/sg/) probably, but I will try. Hope he doesn’t mind me mentioning him but he’s gained a lot of wisdom over the years like you!

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