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I strive to embody the concepts that I believe in. I strive to continually question what I believe in, and to continue investigating new ideas.

I own a website that sells original T-shirts that I think up and design. The designs and their product descriptions are what I call my "musings from the outskirts of insanity". The name of the website is DreadedThread.com. It is being remodeled and should be done soon. You can still check it out to get a basic idea in the meantime though.

I recently put up another website called
SimplyAmericanPride.org, where I present a document I have written in the name of the people of The United States of America, in an attempt to contribute positively to the ongoing struggle for freedom that has been losing ground in the United States for quite some time.

I have written books on philosophy/self help, one of which I had published, entitled "The Way to The Way"; others are on the way to becoming available to the public. I intend to publish soon, a collection of hundreds of original aphorisms that I have come up with and have titled "Think about it". I'll include some at the bottom of this introduction.

I'm a licensed massage therapist, I graduated cooking school, I'm single, etc... I encourage all feedback!

Here a a few of the quotes from "Think about it":

The term "paying attention" is a misnomer; lack of attention is what costs us.

Luck favors those who best know the terrain, yet its greatest devotees are always those with no map.

"Luck" is our way of admitting our limitations without having to recognize them.

There's a damned good reason talk is cheap... It's the only thing most of us produce, and its production is incessant.

The difference between lazy and content is that content didn't wait for someone else to set up the hammock.

We are what we think and believe, so take your pick: Impossible/I'm possible.

Show me something impossible and I'll show you what is imperceptible without a different wavelength of light.

Remember, an obstacle for one is a gateway for another.

Show me a want disguised as a need and I'll show you an expensive outfit.

Only when there exists a passionate belief in what one is doing, does hard work transcend itself and become its own reward.

A healthy society is an incubator of ideas, not the echo chamber of slogans.

Surely, no more than a minute after the meek inherit the earth, someone's going to contest the will.

Money invites power, but disseminated ideas are the currency that retains it.

Boondoggle? You have to wonder how much doggling there'd be without someone thinking it a boon.

Universally, the amount of space we think we need is directly related to what we perceive to be at the edge of that perceived space.

Don't ever feel weak or inadequate because of your desire to hear a kind word; it is the sustenance of the gods.

Money, class, and intelligence are as intimately linked as are seagulls and fitted sheets.

Make no mistake; Sloth is Greed, without direction, uninspired.

Who dares open the lock must admit they are the tumbler.

Opportunity does not stand on ceremony; if you can't get to the door, open a window.

Wisdom is the bridge that connects knowledge to understanding; it is constructed only through the constant evolution of applied learning.

Generally speaking, trial and error consists of ten percent trial, ninety percent error.

The ability to perceive of beauty is limited only by our inability to realize the complexity of the relationships involved in even the seemingly simple.

The tendrils of past perceptions and their intertwined manifestations are my consciousness.

I think that's enough for now. There are hundreds more where that sampling came from. Feel free to share them, I just ask that you please give me credit for them. They are all copyrighted.

www.simplyamericanpride.org

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Friday, June 18, 2010     

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Excuse my ignorance but ...
(2 comments) A calling to anyone who might be able to give me a reason based answer regarding the lack of true all out emergency efforts to do anything possible to reduce the damage that is being caused by the oil leak in the gulf

Monday, June 29, 2009     

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I too had the audacity to dream....
(2 comments) This is a little food for thought regarding the ever expanding gap between what is and what should be.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009     

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A Plan to Safeguard our Dwindling Constitutional Rights
(14 comments) This is a call for solidarity among all of the disparate activist groups and individuals on this site and elsewhere, regarding an extremely focused effort to regain our Constitutional rights that have been hijacked. The plan offers a specific plan to target the weakest link in the chain of command that is actively denying us of the right to have a just government - one whose power is derived from the consent of the governed.

Friday, September 5, 2008     

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Someone please prove me wrong!
(5 comments) This a commentary on what became quite apparent to me after watching some of the republican convention yesterday

Wednesday, September 3, 2008     

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Finding the truth regarding Sarah Palin's latest pregnancy? Business as usual!
Just a reminder of how the same people are playing the same game, and how we must not allow their distortion of truth to continue.

Monday, August 18, 2008     

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The declaration of non-dependence
(3 comments) This is a document that has been specifically designed to address the core issues that are fundamental to the proper functioning of government as outlined in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Issues that this entire country believes our government is not properly dealing with. This document addresses these issues while offering real solutions to our current state of the union.

Saturday, August 16, 2008     

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Wake Up!
This is a little wake up call to those fellow citizens who are content to complain to no one in particular about the acrid smoke billowing out of the structures of our government, without actually looking into the situation and/or its possible repercussions.

Friday, August 15, 2008     

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Indoctrination?
(5 comments) This is a little food for thought regarding our perceptions of certain concepts that we are constantly being reminded to ignore, and worse yet, our education system is not giving us the skills to know the difference.