December’s 9 & Wine Golf Tournament at McCormick Golf Club
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I was reading
this short article from Harvey Mackay and thought you’d enjoy it.
New year, new you? Every year, we fool ourselves into
thinking that at the stroke of midnight January 1, we will be able to make
changes both large and small. And every year, it seems, we realize that
isn’t as easy as it sounds.
Making a New Year’s resolution is like setting any other type of
goal. You have to choose wisely if you want to achieve something
significant. Remember that a good resolution, like a solid goal, usually
has a few definable characteristics:
So have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? Forget the
boring, routine promises you won’t keep, like working out every day and giving
up every food that tastes good.
Resolve to be more creative in 2012. My friend Jenny staggers her
resolutions throughout the year, because she knows it takes about 30 days of
trying to actually develop a new habit. Then, when she achieves one
self-improvement goal, she tackles another positive move. She started
this practice about three years ago, and swears by the results.
Want to get a head start? Here are some thoughts to try for 2012.
the calendar as an incentive, but don’t abandon your goals because of an
arbitrary date. Every day starts a new year. It’s up to you to make
it your best year.
I have been in many places, but I’ve never been in Cahoots. Apparently, you can’t go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone.
I’ve also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there.
I have, however, been in Sane. They don’t have an airport; you have to be driven there. I have made several trips there, thanks to my friends, family and work.
I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump, and I’m not too much on physical activity anymore.
I have also been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go, and I try not to visit there too often.
I’ve been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm.
Sometimes I’m in Capable, and I go there more often as I’m getting older.
One of my favorite places to be is in Suspense! It really gets the adrenalin flowing and pumps up the old heart! At my age I need all the stimuli I can get!
And, sometimes I think I am in Vincible but life shows me I am not!
I have been in Deepshit many times; the older I get, the easier it is to get there.
O.K. Here I go talking about bugs again. I wonder what that says about me??? Well, I was reading the Arizona Republic this morning and came across an article about Scorpion bites that blew me away. In August, the federal government approved a scorpion antivenom. It was hailed as an important tool to protect vulnerable victims from scorpion stings. But what is being discovered is that the fast acting serum comes at a very steep price. Hospitals are billing as much as $12,467 per vial of anti venom. The problem is that a typical dose of three to five vials brings the hospital bills for patients and their insurance companies to over $62,000. Now add that to the fact that patients may not be covered by their insurance since insurance companies are still trying to figure out a reasonable price for a drug that has been available in Mexico for years for a fraction of the cost. Even Dr Alejandro Alagon, the Mexican scientist who advises Mexico based Instituto Bioclon which makes the drug says the cost is ridiculously high. Mexicans are charged $100 per vial at pharmacies and even less at government funded clinics.
Every time I read something like this it makes my blood boil. Why is our medical care and our drugs so out of line??? It’s not a wonder that so many people declare bankruptcy each year because of astronomical medical bills that are not covered by inusrance. It’s for sure Obama care is not the answer but isn’t there someone out there who can make sense of this mess.
In the meantime, while we all wait, maybe we should invest in black lights and have them preceed our steps at night. Better yet, invest in a black light company and get rich from the system that does not work
I found a certificate online for a golf club fitting at Hot Stix. My friend, Dave, and I decided to each purchase one and go together for the fittings. Dave called and made the appointments and , being paranoid as he is, he confirmed with them no less than 4 times. When we arrived we were told that there had been a schedule glitch and that we would have to take turns being fitted. Well, I can tell you that that did not sit well with Dave who proceeded to offer a piece of his mind in which he held nothing back. To the credit of Hot Stix, they apologized profusely and then offered both of us a second fitting at no charge in which they would work with whatever they didn’t do this time. The fittings are for either woods or irons. Dave chose woods and I chose irons so now we each get to do the other. Yeah!!!! I had such a hard time deciding and, once I found out that my clubs are too short, the shafts are too weak and the lie is off, I probably really need to find out how bad my woods are. Come to think of it, maybe that’s why I haven’t broken par:-P
When we scheduled, everyone told me that they would push really hard to get me to purchase very expensive clubs from them. I found that not to be the case as did Dave. As a matter of fact, they wrote down all of the information on the driver Dave wanted so that he could go and purchase it anywhere he wanted. They were really just great and I would definitely recommend them to anyone who wants to check out their equipment and strengthen their game. They do the fittings at Legend Trail Golf Club where the views are beautiful and all in all, I think it is a wonderful experience
Did you ever wonder where Trick or Treating originated? Well – here is the answer to my latest search for the truth.
Halloween goes back to an ancient Celtic tradition. The Celts celebrated the new year on what we consider Nov. 1st. They believed that on the eve of that new year, the curtain between this world and world of spirits and ghosts was lifted and spirits of the dead walked the earth. So they made big bonfires for sacrifices of grain or animals to frighten away the spooks and they also wore costumes so the sprits wouldn’t recognize them.
Under Roman rule, the holiday morphed into a day to remember the dead and celebrate the festival of Pomona, their goddess of fruit and trees. Her symbol was an apple and that might be where we got our tradition of bobbing for apples.
In the eighth centruy, Pope Gregory III decided that a day honoring the martyrs should be expanded to include all the saints and set Nov Ist.
In the 19th century Halloween became more widespread as Irish and English immigrants brought their traditions with them to the United States. Those included parades and dressing in costumes and going to neighbor’s houses to beg for food and money.
Also, there was a superstition that on Oct 31st young women could learn who their husbands would be by doing tricks with apple parings and bits of yarn. Hence what became our tradition of trick-or-treating
All of this according to Clay Thompsonof the Arizona Republic.