Category Archives: Life Styles

Vive la Revolution! But I need my Prozac first.

creekviewcarol

Walter-10_profileHello, I’m Carol’s brother, Walter. You probably know me already. I’ve been thinking about a lot of things lately and find myself getting a little down. Mostly I can’t figure out why it is that humans love cats so much more than dogs? Carol has a blog and humans actually read it. Have you really thought about that, dear human?!

Just a few internet searches and one quickly sees that cats are everywhere. An article in The Guardian says that cats are more popular because dogs “are trying too hard.” The article went on to say that dogs are “desperately trying to impress you – longing for your validation and approval,” whereas cats’ behavior is “cool, and effortless, and devoid of any concern about what you might think.”

Am I trying too hard? What will it take to get you to like me more than Carol?

cuteness Do you see what I…

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Every beginning has an end

one true girl

I haven’t been active on my blog for a good while, because I had my doubts. Doubts on what the main objective of my writing was and is. Like love I want my stories to have a beginning and an end. Eventually things come to an end and there’s something attractive about getting to that point. It’s seductive to the mind as well as the eyes. I want to share what it’s like on the inside of situations and life lessons that can be learned or inspire others to share stories. Inspiring someone to take action whether it’s a scary thought or not can be thrilling and fun. Isn’t that what life should be all about; having no apologies, taking dangerous risks and having fun along the way.

I like to think so xx
Your~ One true boy

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Eat: Roasted Beetroot Stuffed with Thyme, Walnuts and Goat’s Cheese

photo 3(2) Roasted Beetroot Stuffed with Thyme, Walnuts and Goat’s Cheese

photo(5)These super easy stuffed beetroot are a delicious treat that are great as a snack, side dish or starter.

Ingredients
Whole Baby Beetroot
Goats Cheese
Walnuts (toasted and chopped)
Fresh Thyme
Olive Oil

Scrub the beetroot clean, add small pricks with a knife and cook in microwave (covered) until tender. Allow to cool and scoop out the inside of the beetroot with a teaspoon. Mix together goat’s curd, toasted walnuts and fresh thyme leave and season with salt and pepper. Fill beetroot cases with the goat’s cheese mix and place in oven at about 180 degrees until the beetroot has slightly roasted and the cheese is golden brown on top. Remove from the oven, drizzle with olive oil and extra thyme leaves and serve. ELE tip- make sure you keep an eye on the beetroot in the microwave!

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CHILDHOOD: gone…but NOT forgotten

Kevin Hotter

"Arizona's Best" “Arizona’s Grandeur”

I am not sure why…but…for some reason, I keep getting older. Last thing I remember was playing bicycle tag with John and Billy on Lynmore Avenue. And then enjoying “mistakes” at Weir’s Ice Cream (“mistakes” is a code word for ice cream sundaes rejected by customers, but free for us clever kids who knew to ask for them.)

Then…all of a sudden…I was married, had a child, and was paying bills. Lots of them. Oh yeah. And tons of student loans!

Please don’t get me wrong. I don’t mind being an adult. I actually really enjoy it.

And having a family has been the most fulfilling and rewarding experience I have ever had. (Well…other than getting my first Nintendo on that amazing Christmas morning back in the 80s!)

Dissing adulthood, and all its responsibilities, is not my point. Rather. I am just baffled how quickly time…

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the HUMBLE silence…of…GREATNESS

Kevin Hotter

Hollywood, CAAfter I took this photo – I thought “Is this a sign or an ideology?”

Greatness is not easily defined. It’s a concept that means a lot of different things…

But – one thing is undeniable…

….Greatness is only truly achieved by those who possess a genuine heart and silent humility.

We meet so many people in life who love to boast about their achievements. They drop names (which I recently did – oops!). They talk, talk and talk…but never listen.

On the flip side. We also meet people who are beyond humble. They have given so much to this world, and to the people in it. Yet, they show no pride. No boastfulness. No self-importance. They just do their thing. And do it well.

Recently, I met two dudes. Both of these guys are very successful in their chosen fields.

One guy couldn’t stop talking about how terrific his…

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Strategy

belsbror

Well, I am still bugged by slow connection. To add insult to injury, we have just survived a five-hour power interruption. Swell!

I have really given my blogging tactics a lot of thought while I was offline. I have to beat the odds and keep publishing posts without letting the drawbacks getting on my nerves.

From this day on, I will be using the schedule post feature to get around the inefficient systems. Unfortunately, I could not respond to comments in real time, which I really want to do. This may appear rude on my part. But what can I do if I am prevented to reply by factors I could not control?

I am still tinkering with my new theme, updating old pages while checking old posts before writing new content. I checked my email account and I am beginning to get double vision looking at thousands of notifications…

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