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I write mainly "quick thought" bits, poetry, coping with Life, dealing with death and oddly enough and not enough lately but humor, humor and hopefully more humor - product reviews including music reviews, I just tend to rant quite a bit.  I hope you like what I have to offer.

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  • John Distazo
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    John Distazo

    2 weeks ago

    distazo: I waver, doubt Original Word: διστάζω Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: distazo Phonetic Spelling: (dis-tad'-zo) Short Definition: I waver, doubt

  • Tick-Tock It's Monday
    0

    Tick-Tock It's Monday

    5 weeks ago

    Over the past few years I've started to develop or be unable to suppress my anxiety about Monday and the cycle of time where I feel like it's always morning and I'm driving to work.

  • Even Though She Ain't Here Right Now
    0

    Even Though She Ain't Here Right Now

    2 months ago

    Everyday should be a wonderful day.

  • That Old Man
    1

    That Old Man

    3 months ago

    Getting old... just don't feel that way most of the time...

  • Life is a House of Cards
    0

    Life is a House of Cards

    3 months ago

    Doing a lot of thinking about the future and how much that it gets in the way with enjoying your present and how foolish it is since you can't control the future or plan for it. Enjoy today. UR OK.

  • Less Dangerous
    0

    Less Dangerous

    4 months ago

    Has to be more than the 9 to 5 rat race for the 99%. And bless those unfortunate enough to not even be in the struggle for happiness because all they can do each day is survive.

  • Darwin Was Our Friend
    0

    Darwin Was Our Friend

    7 months ago

    Darwin Thielman left this earth way too early and left a void for a community and family that adored him.

  • Talk Some Sense To Me
    0

    Talk Some Sense To Me

    9 months ago

    Change. Bondage. Fear. Hope. Expectations. New beginnings. Making a conscious choice.

  • Lost In Their Wake
    0

    Lost In Their Wake

    9 months ago

    I don't know. It's just something I wrote. World seems so mixed up and narrow minded. We need to embrace the next generation. They are the future.

  • Boy It's Never Too Late
    0

    Boy It's Never Too Late

    9 months ago

    Laws of attraction. Not giving up. Try try again. Same ole Same ole from me.

  • Don't Believe Your Lying Heart
    0

    Don't Believe Your Lying Heart

    10 months ago

    How can a heart feel lonely when it isn't alone? How can a person feel homeless when they're living at home? How can someone be dreaming when they don't have any dreams? Why is is that life is never never exactly...

  • I'll Feel Well
    0

    I'll Feel Well

    10 months ago

    Struggles to feel well. Don't face it alone. Seek help and guidance and medical support. Endure to your cure.

  • Hard Days I'm Into
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    Hard Days I'm Into

    14 months ago

    My mom died just about 6 years ago and now my wife is going through the same thing. Death is a bit unfathomable to me. I wrote a poem inspired by some of the songs and thoughts of Chris Cornell.

  • Break Down The Walls
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    Break Down The Walls

    16 months ago

    Inspired by Scrubs episode "My Blind Date" from Season 1.

  • All That Is Real
    2

    All That Is Real

    20 months ago

    Morning, hope, persistence to cope.

  • So Pretty
    0

    So Pretty

    20 months ago

    Channeled by Morrissey. Inspired by my wife.

  • The Mark of You and Me
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    The Mark of You and Me

    2 years ago

    Love poem.

  • Review: Driftin Ol Miss by Wali-G
    1

    Review: Driftin Ol Miss by Wali-G

    9 months ago

    Join Wali-G and his crew as they attempt to float down the Mississippi River from La Crosse, Wisconsin to New Orleans on a raft shack called the Don Quixote.

  • Time For Spring To Begin
    1

    Time For Spring To Begin

    3 years ago

    New job. New life. I don't know - this is what came out this morning...

  • Life, It Is What It Is
    0

    Life, It Is What It Is

    3 years ago

    Life is what it is - the only real change is how we choose to look at Life. If you are struggling... take it day by day.

  • DoryDrive - Calling On Angels
    4

    DoryDrive - Calling On Angels

    16 months ago

    Review of DoryDrive.

  • A Thousand Million Words
    3

    A Thousand Million Words

    4 years ago

    A thousand million things swim around in my head what they mean, what it means I don't know. But every other morning they start swimming again and these thoughts I have won't leave me alone. Do I have it? Do I have...

  • Not Sure Who I Am
    6

    Not Sure Who I Am

    4 years ago

    writing, writing, writing forever writing looking for the perfect words to express what I am And I'm not sure who I am. trying, trying trying to figure it out to find the solution if it exists tells us what we...

  • Gave All You Gave
    0

    Gave All You Gave

    2 years ago

    Mopey poem I wrote after having a verbal fight with someone.

  • Alexamarie
    1

    Alexamarie

    4 months ago

    A poem about hurt souls and the people who help them find their way again.

  • Sounds Like YOUR Problem More Than Mine
    4

    Sounds Like YOUR Problem More Than Mine

    4 years ago

    I've been known as that TMI guy. But I've been thinking about it and I don't think the person who is willing to share his experiences, many of them hard and negative, is a bad thing. It's being human. We're so closed...

  • It's A Sweet Surrender
    1

    It's A Sweet Surrender

    3 years ago

    Dedicated to M.L.K. Love hurts but it's a sweet surrender that will hold you down while you're trying to remember when it's gone what it was and from now until forever that love will keep you warm. Love will keep you...

  • Instead Of There Being No Tomorrow
    1

    Instead Of There Being No Tomorrow

    5 years ago

    I feel like maybe maybe we can save it maybe we can pave it maybe we can make it maybe we can take it * I feel like somehow somehow we've strayed it somehow we've delayed it somehow we've drowned it somehow we've...

  • Fight From Fear
    2

    Fight From Fear

    3 years ago

    I am right you are wrong you are strange don't belong don't fit in shouldn't exist you and your kind are misfits. Get away crawl and die I don't care because you don't agree with me we can find no common ground. ...

  • These Are The Days Of Our Lives
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    These Are The Days Of Our Lives

    5 years ago

    "Life isn't what happens to you... it's what you do with it." watching through windows chasing angels thinking of what I missed living frightened laughing now at times I've been so pissed these are the...

  • Nothing Else Matters
    2

    Nothing Else Matters

    5 years ago

    Life has been a limbo. In a way, that is true. In another way the past three years have been a rebirth, a redefinition of what I am. I lost my job, my mother, my mind, my connections to friends – including the...

  • Saved From 0617
    5

    Saved From 0617

    5 years ago

    Where's - the - sound? Adrift alone surrounded by a sea of empty faces. Not a soul around... to take me to their secret places. But then there - you - are. A quiet beating begins to harken. And as you come within...

  • Homeless Mustards
    2

    Homeless Mustards

    10 months ago

    Daniel Mustard... a hub about judgements.

  • Can't Do Without
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    Can't Do Without

    20 months ago

    Hubpages tends to hate poems and they especially hate this one. But I don't. I think this is one of my better poems. I think it touches the essence of all our souls.

  • Until No One Cares
    9

    Until No One Cares

    20 months ago

    Until no one cares is a bit harsh... but as life moves on we all get lost in time. It must be okay because that is how it seems to be.

  • I Hate Lady Antebellum's Hit Song Need You Now
    1

    I Hate Lady Antebellum's Hit Song Need You Now

    5 years ago

    I hate Lady Antebellum's song, "I Need You Now" and not because it is over played like Debbie Boone's "You Light Up My Life" was overplayed. I hate it for a more personal reason. It socks me...

  • Couldn't Let It Be
    4

    Couldn't Let It Be

    5 years ago

    Couldn't let you seebaby, don't think that muchof medon't make the big mistakejust because it's there to makehang onto the plan -someday maybewe'll understand. Wouldn't let it bemuch to hardfor mecouldn't even...

  • Isolation
    4

    Isolation

    5 years ago

    scrambled upthe side of that hilltoo far away...to go there still a place to goto get awayand put behind meanother lost day being aloneor feeling lonelyjust isn't the waythat's what they say I'd sit and stareat the...

  • Grumpy Phil
    7

    Grumpy Phil

    4 years ago

    A story about Groundhog's Day.

  • Once Upon A Time Not That Long Ago
    7

    Once Upon A Time Not That Long Ago

    4 years ago

    Once upon a timenot that long agoI was a manI was someone to knowI had a lifeand places to goI loved my lifeeven the parts that most don't. I was a fooland I was a kingand I felt in commandof most everything. Now I am...

  • A Not So Informative Hub On Box Elder Bugs
    16

    A Not So Informative Hub On Box Elder Bugs

    3 years ago

    In the summer, on the outside wall of our house, a collection of box elder bugs group together – usually on a wall being bathed in the sun. They group themselves in big black and red bunches. Normally, such a...

  • Relativity - Not The Hour
    4

    Relativity - Not The Hour

    5 years ago

    Hit groundstone pavementfamiliar soundmakes paymentbright skiesshiny flowersmountain rangesgaining powersloping roadsplits valleyscobbled stonesform alleysrailroad trackcreates bordersdifferent thoughtsgiving...

  • Now That You're Free
    8

    Now That You're Free

    5 years ago

    The tides of the oceansing with the breezesing to the sandsunder towering trees. Like a flower that opensunder the sunthis is the momentyour life has begun. The warmth of the sunshinecovers your skinmelting the...

  • We've Got Nothing But Time
    0

    We've Got Nothing But Time

    2 years ago

    A poem of hope when you feel like you are running out of time. Inspired by Boy George.

  • Ebner's Coulee
    3

    Ebner's Coulee

    5 years ago

    Now I'm walking walking up Ebner's Coulee is this a dream? is this reality? I can't tell anymore like it's somehow forgotten. No emotions Even with the tears that are streaming salty wet without meaning 15 year old...

  • You Decide The Season
    4

    You Decide The Season

    5 years ago

    It seems we rushright past the signspreoccupied with other mindsleaving loved onesin the dust behindbut we didn't mean it. Life is fastor at least seems sobut we decidethe pace we gothe pace we needfast or slowwe...

  • Yesterland - Try Again
    4

    Yesterland - Try Again

    4 years ago

    What is in front of you? (just forever) what is behind? (yesterland) What will you do? (to be discovered) go out and be that man try again If you have a dream time to uncover if you lost a friend find another there...

  • Sweet Elaine
    6

    Sweet Elaine

    3 years ago

    Yes I know it’s time that we should be moving onStill it’s hard to doso very hard to doso damn hard to do.No disrespect to you.And though it's only our memories left to see us throughIt doesn’t...

  • I Used To Think Life Was Linear
    9

    I Used To Think Life Was Linear

    6 years ago

    I used to feel like life was linear, maybe linear in a repetitive circle. That we are born and we grow and we achieve our success and then we die - in a constant progression. Or if that isn’t the case - if you...

  • It's Good To Be Alive
    4

    It's Good To Be Alive

    6 years ago

    The unknown muffled rantings I can’t make them out Don’t want to – don’t want to hear Mommy and daddy shouldn’t talk like that So I tried to play in the corner with a truck Or with...

  • A Year Has Passed
    11

    A Year Has Passed

    6 years ago

    A year has passed, as did my mom just over a year ago. A year ago we were at our height of honor. All of us including her were focused on seeing her out; to send her along her journey to wherever, if ever, we go...

  • Bucky Badger Tears Biceps in Blowout Victory
    10

    Bucky Badger Tears Biceps in Blowout Victory

    4 years ago

    Bucky Badger Tears Biceps in 70-3 Blowout Victory By John Beadle, HP Sports Writer Sept 25, 2010 - Madison, Wis. (HP) – Buckingham U. Badger (Bucky Badger) was in agony and rushed to the UW-Hospital moments...

  • He Was Full of Vim and Vigor
    5

    He Was Full of Vim and Vigor

    5 years ago

    When I was eavesdropping on a conversation I overheard the statement, "He sure was full of vim and vinegar." I thought to myself, what the hell? I think they meant "full of vim and vigor"....

  • Who Invented The Coffee Break?
    6

    Who Invented The Coffee Break?

    24 months ago

    Who can take credit for the invention of the Coffee Break? Read on and find out!

  • HospiceLand - The Book - First Ten Pages
    4

    HospiceLand - The Book - First Ten Pages

    6 years ago

    I wrote a book about my mom's death called HospiceLand. My mom was diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 2008 and ended up in the In-Home hospice program. I collected some rants on the Internet I did along with a...

  • Midwestern Man Discovers Saturn is "Effed-Up"
    23

    Midwestern Man Discovers Saturn is "Effed-Up"

    5 years ago

    Neighbor states: It's like a Midwestern boy has finally done good. POSTED: 5:36 a.m. CDT August 27, 2010 UPDATED: 8:21 a.m. CDT August 27, 2010 MADISON, WI - University of Wisconsin-Madison officials in conjunction...

  • Songs of the Week that have Sunday in them
    10

    Songs of the Week that have Sunday in them

    6 years ago

    I'm continuing my hub series where I write a hub each day about songs that use one of the days of the week in their title. This hub is on songs that have "Sunday" in their titles. Like the Saturday hub, these...

  • Songs of the Week that have Saturday in them
    5

    Songs of the Week that have Saturday in them

    5 years ago

    I'm continuing my hub series where I write a hub each day about songs that use one of the days of the week in their title. This hub is on songs that have "Saturday" in their titles. These songs are all well...

  • Two Worlds Collide
    4

    Two Worlds Collide

    6 years ago

    The process of healing from someone who hadn't fully healed yet... but has healed now.

  • I Love You Just The Way You Are
    4

    I Love You Just The Way You Are

    5 years ago

    One day while my wife and I were watching football, I saw a couple do a fancy high five with each other. I said to her, "we need to have a signature high five move!" And to this she said, "No" and...

  • Songs of the Week that have Friday in them
    15

    Songs of the Week that have Friday in them

    4 years ago

    I'm continuing my hub series where I write a hub each day about songs that use one of the days of the week in their title. This hub is on songs that have "Friday" in their titles. From SKA to alternative to...

  • Songs of the Week that have Thursday in them
    6

    Songs of the Week that have Thursday in them

    6 years ago

    I'm continuing my hub series where I write a hub each day about songs that use one of the days of the week in their title. This hub is on songs that have "Thursday" in their titles. Two tragic deaths of...

  • Songs of the Week that have Wednesday in them
    16

    Songs of the Week that have Wednesday in them

    19 months ago

    I'm continuing my hub series where I write a hub each day about songs that use one of the days of the week in their title. This hub is on songs that have "Wednesday" in their titles. The offerings here again...

  • Songs of the Week that have Tuesday in them
    7

    Songs of the Week that have Tuesday in them

    6 years ago

    I'm continuing my hub series where I'm writing a hub each day about songs that use one of the days of the week in their title. This hub is on songs that have "Tuesday" in their titles The offerings here...

  • Songs of the Week that have Monday in them
    7

    Songs of the Week that have Monday in them

    5 years ago

    I decided to write a hub each day about songs that use one of the days of the week in their title. This hub is on songs that have "Monday" in their titles and includes a variety of artists both old and new. ...

  • What is Fantasy Football?
    10

    What is Fantasy Football?

    4 years ago

    Fantasy Football Summary

  • Lost and Gone Forever
    11

    Lost and Gone Forever

    4 years ago

    Words about dysfunction and dysfunctional relationships as inspired by three songs from Guster's "Lost and Gone Forever" album.

  • HospiceLand - Superman
    4

    HospiceLand - Superman

    6 years ago

    The walks up and down Ebner Coulee have been my savior when I’m in La Crosse. It gives me a chance to stretch the legs and to think and to reconnect with this place I grew up in. I felt like it used to be...

  • No Place To Land
    5

    No Place To Land

    20 months ago

    Where are we going? Does anyone really know? I used to or thought I did. I had a plan. I had my directions all mapped out. But the unexpected happened. How can the unexpected even be unexpected anymore? It happens all...

  • Fantasy Football Preseason
    3

    Fantasy Football Preseason

    3 years ago

    It's getting to be that time of year again... Football Season! And that means for soooooo many of us NFL football fans - fantasy football season! I've been a member of fantasy leagues for over a decade and a...

  • Who's Your Daddy?  Hard To Tell On A Soap!
    5

    Who's Your Daddy? Hard To Tell On A Soap!

    6 years ago

    Paternity, the (biological and genetic) determination of (male) offspring – it’s simple right? Well, not so much in the world of Daytime soaps! If you are a male character who is involved with a female...

  • Me & My Katamari Review
    4

    Me & My Katamari Review

    3 years ago

    I have a PSP. The ONLY reason I have my PSP is to play the game "Me & My Katamari". I don't want to hear about the PS2 version, I've never played it. I can't attest to it. I'm sure it is awesome but PS2...

  • I Love Bacon
    10

    I Love Bacon

    3 years ago

    I love bacon. I do. Love it. Even though it isn't the best for me, not the way I eat it. Because I eat bacon until it is gone. Let me say I have some guilt for eating bacon because I understand that pigs are very...

  • All We Did Was Talk Talk
    0

    All We Did Was Talk Talk

    3 years ago

    All We Do Is Talk, Talk

  • She's So Heavy
    5

    She's So Heavy

    2 years ago

    Dealing with depression...

  • It Could Be Wrong - Could Be Wrong
    6

    It Could Be Wrong - Could Be Wrong

    4 years ago

    Worn out... bythe humid summer it bakes me while my daughter Plays with - her brother As if... it is just another day. Found out,someone expired when they heardthe news that - said they were retired. Kinder,than...

  • The Hurry Up and Wait
    4

    The Hurry Up and Wait

    6 years ago

    When I was a kid I used to sit upside down on the couch; with my head down where my feet should be and my feet resting up along the wall. After awhile, the ceiling transforms into being the floor, except you’d...

  • Lesser Known Bands From The 80s That I Love
    11

    Lesser Known Bands From The 80s That I Love

    16 months ago

    Some of my favorite hits from the 1980s.

  • Healing and Reconnecting
    3

    Healing and Reconnecting

    5 years ago

    We had a rough ride in 2009. It was the tale of two cities. A pull to and fro. In one city was my mother and her caregivers. Mom was in her last months. Our desire was to give her what she wanted and richly...

  • Venomous Poison
    4

    Venomous Poison

    6 years ago

    Poison in the context of biology is a substance that causes a chemical or molecular reaction which is considered "harmful" or "irritating" and effects which could lead to death. Poisons are generally...

  • Maybe Someday Somehow
    18

    Maybe Someday Somehow

    3 years ago

    I admit it. I didn't even look for a job today. It's been since Feb 2009 since I've worked. Over a million people share my story. We of course, are leeches. We want to suck off society. No one wants to hear our...

  • Better Days
    9

    Better Days

    2 years ago

    When things are tough, still try to enjoy the moment and if all seems lost then hold on for "Better Days". Because if you are like me, giving up is never an option.

  • Dedicated To My Wife
    2

    Dedicated To My Wife

    4 years ago

    I drive. Literally and figuratively, I drive. I’ve been the major bread winner in my family for my whole life. I’ve felt like I’ve been in the backseat for some of the decisions with raising the kids...

  • And She Was
    3

    And She Was

    2 years ago

    My thoughts about the meaning of life and the meaning of death... aided by some Talking Head videos. Life is certain. What you do with the gift of life is what is uncertain.

  • Taken By A Fear
    2

    Taken By A Fear

    4 years ago

    I can’t write Or put it down And I’m left with nothing not even sound Hollow cries in a vacuum of an empty room where no one cares or listens or is understood. Questions circle and go...

  • Philly Fan Tasered - C'mon, what the hell?!?
    7

    Philly Fan Tasered - C'mon, what the hell?!?

    3 years ago

    What the hell is happening in our country when one of those occasional (usually drunk) loons goes running out onto a baseball field and he gets tasered? It isn’t out of the realm of possibilities that a person can...

  • I Was Wrong
    4

    I Was Wrong

    6 years ago

    OK, so I do like Google Chrome better than IE, I admit it. I'm wrong now and then. It happens. Like yes, I was wrong about the birds in Arcadia being eagles as it seems most certainly they were vultures now that I...

  • Why Can't We Be Friends?
    2

    Why Can't We Be Friends?

    6 years ago

    I looked at my girls playing in the yard. The “playing” seemed a little rough at times. My four year old doesn’t quite know what to make of her four month old sister yet. I think she’s happy but...

  • March Madness or March Meanness?
    21

    March Madness or March Meanness?

    20 months ago

    Understanding NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four - "March Madness".

  • Our Dog Quin
    5

    Our Dog Quin

    6 years ago

    It is March Madness time. I love this time of year. As an avid Duke fan there is usually much at stake in March. Our dog, Quin, named after Duke point guard Quin Snyder, wasn't really a Blue Devil fan but he watched a...

  • Music Review - The Temper Trap
    2

    Music Review - The Temper Trap

    6 years ago

    I was just minding my own business, relaxing in the bath with my PSP tuned into Internet radio when a song came flowing out of the PC speakers. It first caught my attention because I’ve been in a situation where...

  • We Just Disagree
    6

    We Just Disagree

    5 years ago

    You ever get into one of these holes where you can’t get out? Where your efforts just make you fall back down into that misery pit? And eager hands reaching down to lend a hand just seem to push more dirt on...

  • How Do People Deal With Grief?
    3

    How Do People Deal With Grief?

    23 months ago

    My take on the stages of grief.

  • Son Inspired Music Reviews - Kaiser Chiefs
    2

    Son Inspired Music Reviews - Kaiser Chiefs

    4 years ago

    Kaiser Chiefs, is a band I stumbled upon by playing their song, "Ruby" on Guitar Hero. Granted, I played the song on EASY, using only three buttons... maybe a million times. I even started singing to the song...

  • Son Inspired Music Reviews - Guster
    1

    Son Inspired Music Reviews - Guster

    3 years ago

    Guster is an alternative/folk rock band who initially formed at Tuft University in Medford, Massachusetts in 1991 and at that time consisted of Adam Gardner, Ryan Miller and Brian Rosenworcel. They were later joined by...

  • Son Inspired Music Reviews - Death Cab For Cutie
    2

    Son Inspired Music Reviews - Death Cab For Cutie

    3 years ago

    You'd think that a father would pass his musical tastes down to his son. I tried to share my love for bands like The Police & Sting, U2, Devo, The Cars or even some older bands I followed as a college kid like The...

  • How To Save A Life
    2

    How To Save A Life

    18 months ago

    Just before I lost my mother... I lost my best friend Joe Gower who was a man who lived larger than he was and in the end I don't think that served him well.

  • How Good Is The WII Fit For Losing Weight?
    7

    How Good Is The WII Fit For Losing Weight?

    4 years ago

    First off, I do like the WII Fit software. We love the WII overall for its potential for health benefits. You can get pretty tired playing WII games, not just WII Fit but other games as well. I play quite a bit of...

  • Why Do We Torture Ourselves So Much?
    3

    Why Do We Torture Ourselves So Much?

    4 years ago

    When my father died at 15, I think it set into motion a set of feelings and behaviors that didn't serve me well. I didn't feel like a part of my friends anymore. I didn't feel like a part of life, at times. It might...

  • Guster Suffering & Healing
    1

    Guster Suffering & Healing

    6 years ago

    Dissolve by Guster, I think, is about when someone you love is torn and left hurting by the actions of another lost soul they thought they loved or indeed did actually love. A person who maybe once was a good person but...

  • My Not So Little Girl
    7

    My Not So Little Girl

    4 years ago

    "Ra Ra-ah-ah-ah. Roma Roma-ma. GaGa. Oh la-la", I sang or semi-mumbled with the radio while I drove my 15 year old daughter to school on a cold Wisconsin morning. "Dad! Please don't ruin Lady Gaga for...

  • I Question My Self Worth
    7

    I Question My Self Worth

    6 years ago

    "Damn!," I thought to myself as the end of my heel broke off on the hard pavement. I shouldn't have been running on with my high heels on but I just wanted to get away. Away from him. The love of my life. My...

  • Brit Hume Sticks Foot In Mouth By Insulting Buddhists
    1

    Brit Hume Sticks Foot In Mouth By Insulting Buddhists

    4 years ago

    I was half asleep when I heard Brit Hume saying something about Christian forgiveness and his suggestion Tiger turn to that because of its forgiving nature. That Tiger could turn his act around via the Christian faith...

  • Dish TV Network Support Call Frustrations
    6

    Dish TV Network Support Call Frustrations

    4 years ago

    On 12/29/09 I made a service request to Dish Network as one of our receivers was flaking out and doing this “acquiring signal” thing over and over. Many channels didn’t work at all. Like ESPN!!?!?? At...

  • Bright Sunshiny Day
    5

    Bright Sunshiny Day

    6 years ago

    I’ve been trying sort of hard to get a job the last few months, well since late November. I gave myself the holidays to look for that job half-assed since my mom had just only died last October. I was let go from...

  • Try Again - Don't Expect, Suggest
    1

    Try Again - Don't Expect, Suggest

    6 years ago

    Don't move Don't talk out of time Don't think Don't worry Everything's just fine Just fine Don't grab Don't clutch Don't hope for too much Don't breathe Don't achieve or grieve without leave Don't check Just balance on...

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    New Years Day

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    "All is quiet on New Year's Day. A world in white gets underway. I want to be with you, be with you night and day. But nothing changes on New Year's Day." This song from Bono and U2 first played for me when...

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    HospiceLand - Christmas 2008

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    Christmas 2008 Christmas, mom's last I would guess, as she does as well. It is at these times when we are most tested and where our character is built. Do you give in to the despair or do you rise above it? And oddly...

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    HospiceLand - Final Months - 3 Poems

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    And I don't know how it is that things have come to this we've done nothing to deserve it just the opposite.   And the world can be so unfair you have to wonder, if God cares we've done nothing to deserve...

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    Hub Pages Community - Thoughts From A Newbie

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    How Much Snow Did Wisconsin Get?

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    Earlier this week, southern Wisconsin was hit with a major snowstorm and was buried under 14-20+ inches of snow. I actually wrote a hub page about the conflict this creates between those of us who do not have...

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    What is the best Christmas movie ever?

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    I have a ritual at Christmas time of trying to catch the Christmas movie classics so as to get into the Christmas spirit. On Christmas Eve, we always have A Christmas Story on TBS, which is excellent and just leave it...

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    Snow Blowers Versus Shovelers

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    A hub about the tension between those who shovel and those who use snow blowers to clear snow off of their driveways in winter.

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    Thank-You Clemons Incorporated

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    Dear Clemons Inc., Thank-you for 18 years of employment. We had some good times. You gave me a chance to use the programming skills I gleaned from my BA in Comp Sci at UW-Madison. You gave me meaningful projects and...

  • Wussy Fang Face
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    Wussy Fang Face

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    **Actually, some helpful advice in the comments section would be welcomed!!** We have a 110lb brown-white husky malamute, named Quin, who is about ten years old. See him? He's right there on the side of this text....

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    Badgers Dominate Duke Comment

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    Dec 2 Duke at Wisconsin, L 69-73 Duke: Kyle Singler 10-17, 28 Pts Wis: Trevon Hughes 9-16, 26 Pts I love Duke men's basketball. More than Wisconsin. Even though I graduated from Wisconsin in 1985. I've liked Duke...

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    The Best Part Of Waking Up

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    Ah... sweet morning... and the strong scent of fresh coffee is wafting up from the kitchen. Folgers coffee actually, just like in the commercials. It's the best part of waking up. The sun is shining and the promise of a...

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    0

    Where Did My Sandbox Go?

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    When I was a kid we played in the dirt. Not with a Nintendo. Not with an Xbox. Not with anything that needed a controller or a power outlet. When I was a kid, we played outside. Out in the sand. In a thing called a...

  • Four Way Stop
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    Four Way Stop

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    Don't you just hate it when you are obviously 2nd (out of 2) at a 4-way stop and the other person won't go? To the point where they were obviously at a complete friggin' stop and you were just rolling up and then you...

  • I'm Just A Fool You See
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    I'm Just A Fool You See

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    A piece inspired about the news of the suicide of a friend of my niece and how it related to the loss of my father. The sadness, the pain, the lack of understanding and the need to find comfort.

  • Thanksgiving Wednesday
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    Thanksgiving Wednesday

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    I'm 46 and I would think that by now I'd have been able to avoid going to the grocery store on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. But I have not. Not once. Not since I became the "go-for" guy. I think I...

  • Land Of The Lost (2009) - Movie Review
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    Land Of The Lost (2009) - Movie Review

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    LAND OF THE LOST is directed by Brad Silberling and stars Will Ferrell (Dr. Rick Marshall), Anna Friel (Holly) and Danny McBride (Will). It isn't dad and his kids anymore as now Holly is a love struck (with Marshall)...

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    Laminate Floor Installation - The Unspoken

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    Okay. We spent most of the day putting wood flooring in this 10x10 room. The laminate wood floor that "links" together. It is about 60 percent done. It required a lot of new on the fly skills like using this...

  • War - Poem
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    War - Poem

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    fearless soldiers trapped in youth what did they die for? their side's truth what they look for they can't find so they shoot the opposing mind countries playing deadly games never caring whose blown away. all the...

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    Better Stop (Can't Live Forever)

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    better stop better not care if you live forever you're never... gonna get there. If you live forever you never will fall if you live forever why live here at all? better stop better think again whatever's out there...

  • Ernie Versus Bert
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    Ernie Versus Bert

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    Ernie: Say Bert, my good ole buddy Bert. Have you heard about some of the hub bub about us out on the Internet? Bert: Ernie: Yeah, Bert. They are saying stuff about us. And there is some question as to which one of us...

  • Cool Footbags
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    Cool Footbags

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    Some schooling about the term "hacky sack" and some recommendations about a variety of cool footbags.

  • Fat Lazy Squirrels
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    Fat Lazy Squirrels

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    Our dog has a morning ritual that consists of going up to the door and racing out to chase all the squirrels up into the trees and if possible to bite one. She hasn't ever really bitten one but she desperately wants to....

  • HospiceLand - Tug Of War
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    HospiceLand - Tug Of War

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    As the months drew near the end with my mom there was a lot of going back and forth for me. I would spend three or four days at my mom's house balancing the needs and demands required there for what my mom needed, what...

  • Shout Out To Coach K - Dec 2 Badger Game
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    Shout Out To Coach K - Dec 2 Badger Game

    6 years ago

    Coach K... I am your biggest fan. Or your programs. Or Duke. Okay probably not THE #1 Fan but a big fan. Maybe the biggest fan in Wisconsin. For sure in my city or at the very least on my block. Oh damn, that woman down...

  • Business Mascot Attacked
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    Business Mascot Attacked

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    "Ya see it was like this. Me and my friend Stu were talking about things we didn't like and the subject of mascots came up. We don't like them. They are all inflated or furry and have eyes that look at you out of...

  • Whitewash The Cupboards For Ghosts
    1

    Whitewash The Cupboards For Ghosts

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    Sometime back in late summer... I was sitting in the living room having coffee with my mom and my two older sisters. Well, one sister had her nose in Facebook and was fiddling about with her zoo but she was having...

  • No Next Year
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    No Next Year

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    2008 We played cricket under the lights last night, 2nd time at night. I play cricket about 4-5 times a week. I'm not that bad for an American and in our games I'm the only American playing. I think I'm one of four...

  • Karlsville
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    Karlsville

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    I have a friend Karl and this is a bit of a tribute to him. Or maybe a bit of a mockery. It doesn't really matter because it is just Karl.

  • Deepest Lake In Wisconsin?
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    Deepest Lake In Wisconsin?

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    Re: Green Lake Not Deepest Lake in Wisconsin > Dear Green Lake Chamber Of Commerce, > > I've been telling friends and family for years that Green Lake is the deepest lake in Wisconsin. But I find out that...

  • Ron's Family Restaurant
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    Ron's Family Restaurant

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    I've been traveling to the Wisconsin plants a lot of late. We have eight plants throughout Cheeseland. One of our plants is in Bloomer and to get to it you have to go through Eau Claire and to go through Eau Claire...

  • 1980 - 2 Poems
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    1980 - 2 Poems

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    Emotionless man Tell me what are you thinking Are they the joys of a world? Emotionless man Tell me what is your being And why are you the way you that are?   I know he’s been saying Someday life will reach...

  • Paco JB Rasta Adventure - Part 3
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    Paco JB Rasta Adventure - Part 3

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    Holy chicken! You are not going to believe this but Paco and I were abducted by aliens. It was about an hour before the Duke game… around 7pm and this blue light came out of the sky while I was giving the site an...

  • Paco JB Rasta Adventure - Part 2
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    Paco JB Rasta Adventure - Part 2

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    John Street, the mayor/guy we picked up in Philly when we (Paco and I) tried to go find Rasta to tar and feather him... caused all sorts of havoc last night. When the hookers realized he only had plastic they started...

  • Mayan 2012 Prediction
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    Mayan 2012 Prediction

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    We love the fear. Politicians use it, Discovery Channel uses it, Hollywood uses it... everybody loves the fear. It makes us consume they say. We eat up the fear while we eat up the comfort foods. Now since the Year 2000...

  • Paco JB Rasta Adventure  - Part 1
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    Paco JB Rasta Adventure - Part 1

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    Hey Paco... I think we can track down where Roosta lives. If we leave now we can make it to his home tomorrow, bury his body somewhere and be back to work by Tuesday. We can call in sick for tomorrow. Or maybe we could...

  • For That I'm Sorry - Poem
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    For That I'm Sorry - Poem

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    What I wish is that I wouldn’t just barely remember The times back when your soul used to breathe And how I wish you’d have died in December In the cold seems a more fitting time to...

  • Damn Physics!
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    Damn Physics!

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    I like to point to lesser minded beings sometimes, like say my sister. Those "people" who seem to blame God or the Universe or some kind of higher power every time something goes awry like her keys are missing...

  • HospiceLand - My Mom Loves Spiders
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    HospiceLand - My Mom Loves Spiders

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    Wed morning May 27, 2009 My mother, who is dying form congestive heart failure and is in In-Home hospice care now, was out in the living room sitting on the couch. I was about to pour another cup of coffee and join...

  • Damn Doggy Poem
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    Damn Doggy Poem

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    Yo damn doggy Done bit my ass Waz gonna kill him But he ran too fast That damn doggy Always causing me pain Ain’t no way That beast can be trained. That damn doggy Done chewed my shoe Those...

  • OK - No Relation I'm Nearly Certain But...
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    OK - No Relation I'm Nearly Certain But...

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    Posted Thu Dec 11, 2002 2:17 pm - Local Newspaper - An "On This Date" thing... Dec 11 1783 William Beadle of Wethersfield, Connecticut slaughters his entire family, then slits his own throat. For some time...

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    Soap Operas - Man Observations

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  • Morning For Zoey
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    Morning For Zoey

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    Morning For Zoey It is getting light out. Mommy is up so I'm up. I'm up! Ready to go! Let's go! Got to wait?!?!!? Hate to wait! Mommy got up but then went into the small room. I want to be with mommy! I scratch the...

  • Cardinals Feeding
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    Cardinals Feeding

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    The bright red male cardinal lighted gently along the edge of a bird feeder that hung closer than what would normally be his comfort level to the glass surface of a window but he and the Mrs. had been successfully...

  • QVC Coffee Maker - R Version
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    QVC Coffee Maker - R Version

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    Sharing my experience with my QVC single-server coffee maker. It makes really hot coffee.

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