My latino wife calls me Sweetie: 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

My Book is Published!

I have been writing about 5 years now for this blog and other online companies. It is exciting to finally publish my very own book! The idea came to me in a dream, and I have created a short story book and want to keep writing this, as a series.

Some people say writing is hard work, but it seems to come easy to me and I enjoy it. The story is about a hidden vortex society of oddballs, which uses Artificial Intelligence to survive and rely on themselves for a better life.

It is now available on Amazon Kindle Edition and is free for a limited time. Here is the link and enjoy!  The Vortex-The Future is Now

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Spring Cleaning. Time to #DonateStuffCreateJobs and #ShopGoodwill

This is a social good post for Goodwill Industries with Ad Council via Bloggin' Mamas.  No monetary compensation was given to post this and any opinions stated are mine.





Now I'm not near 115 years old, but I do remember seeing plenty of Goodwill stores in my day.  Seems like it was always the first place to go if you were looking for the unique and unusual.  As a parttime EBay seller, that's one of the first places I go to when I travel. Guess you can say that between my wife Babushka and myself, we've accumulated quite a lot. Matter of fact, haven't written on the blog much, doing some major Spring cleaning, so it seems perfect to post something about just that. Not only is Spring Cleaning good for one's soul- getting rid of excess and clearing space, now come to read it's good for one's community too. 

"Over the past several years, most of us have had a family member, friend, acquaintance struggle in this economy. Either they have lost a job or struggled to find employment. And if not someone you know personally, really, all you have to do is turn on the TV or pull up social media to see the struggle. It is real. Goodwill’s career centers, training programs and staffing operations give people the resources, skills and confidence that changes thousands of lives each year. So how can you help to be a part of this growth and effort in your own community? It’s easy! Donate to Goodwill = create jobs!"


"Thanks to the programs and support services made possible by donations of clothes and household items, Goodwill helped place more than 312,000 people in jobs in the United States and Canada in 2015 – that’s one person finding a job every 23 seconds of every business day.

Why donate? Because what you may not want or have use for may be perfect for someone else! If we have perfectly good items that can be loved by someone else, why not help our community? If you are not sure where your local Goodwill is, you can use the Goodwill Locator App available for Android and iOS devices and at http://www.goodwill.org/ (click “Explore Our Map” on the homepage). Simply input the items you’re donating to calculate the number of hours of career counseling, on-the-job training, résumé preparation, financial planning classes, and other services you’ve helped provide people facing challenges finding employment. When jobs thrive, communities thrive. Last year, nearly 2 million people engaged in face-to-face Goodwill services to advance in their careers. More than 35 million people accessed education, training, mentoring and online learning tools offered by Goodwill virtually to strengthen their skills and gain industry-recognized credentials. We have done our part! Now it is time for you to do yours! Tag us on your social media posts with a photo of your Goodwill donations using #DonateStuffCreateJobs."


Another cool thing I just found: "Calculate the Value of Your Clutter: Clean out your closet.You can even calculate how much your donation helps your local community by using Goodwill’s Donation Impact Calculator, a feature available within the Goodwill Locator App available for Android and iOS devices and at http://www.goodwill.org/ (click “Explore Our Map” on the homepage). Simply input the items you’re donating to calculate the number of hours of career counseling, on-the-job training, résumé preparation, financial planning classes, and other services you’ve helped provide people facing challenges finding employment. When jobs thrive, communities thrive. #DonateStuffCreateJobs"

So, I'm feeling good about cleaning, clearing and helping my community. Come join BB & me and let's see how much Good Will we can make!


Sunday, February 26, 2017

President Trump?

The recent election of Donald Trump has left the world in awe. Trump is an authoritarian leader who made some big promises during his election campaign.  His predictions and plans for the future seem radical for a United States President. Is this good or bad? Why did voters see him so differently?

President Trump won the most divided election in history and he made some people believe he could do something for them. Some of the promises he made include, protecting our borders and country, increasing our Gross Domestic Product while putting America first again.

Americans are hardworking and they believe Trump can put them back to work again, despite the fact that companies will not be increasing their productivity. He does not believe in climate change and has hired many billionaires and millionaires to his cabinet.

He wants to makes us a more sovereign country with little outside influence. Europe, Japan and others are scared of him making for an unstable world. This seems backwards to me but only time will tell.if this billionaire's plans create chaos or if the world comes to their senses.

We can't predict the future and this is why President Trump gives us such great concern, because we have not seen a president like this ever in history.  Many of us are still scratching our heads about how the country and the world will turn out.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

History Can be Fun, Just Visit St. Augustine @FlHistoricCoast #hosted

My wife landed a vacation to the nearby historic town of St. Augustine thanks to the great people of Viaja San Agustin and Florida Historic Coast. We are writers and both of us had endless fun. You might be saying aren't all vacations fun, well they can be. This charming city has many attractions to keep one busy and we could not do all the things we had scheduled. I don't know, but I think I'm the perfect age to enjoy and appreciate all the city has to offer.

Visiting this beautiful old-world charming city in the winter is hard to beat, because you get all the holiday essence like the Night of Lights. This fun, chilly ride around the city lets you enjoy it decorated with lots of white lights. You ride in a little train experiencing  a winter wonderland in the oldest city in the U.S. while the driver plays fun music. They even had 3D glasses, which lit up santa everywhere you looked.

The historic sites like the 1695 fort, Castillo de San Marcos built by the Spanish is just one of the many interesting places to visit and linger in the past. Many tours like the one at the Colonial Quarter help you understand the impact it had on our history.

 Maybe you aren't so much into history, then there are a variety of restaurants like the Raintree, which was set in a Victorian house. The food was great and the staff and owners make you feel at home. Another favorite is the San Sebastian Wine tasting tour and can you believe St Augustine has its own distillery?

The Spanish architecture, museums and beautiful churches are everywhere you look around this charming town. St. Augustine will leave you wanting to come back and visit, over and over!

St. Augustine Florida  Night of Lights
Night of Lights 

Lightner Museum St. Augustine Florida
Ponce De Leon at the Lightner Museum
Florida St. Augustine Distillery
St. Augustine Distillery

Memorial Presbyterian Church is Florida's first and oldest Presbyterian congregation, established in June 1824.


Raintree Restaurant St. Augustine Florida
Stuffed flounder with crab at the Raintree Restaurant



Castillo de San Marcos St. Augustine Florida
Castillo de San Marcos