Thought of the day – Purpose



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January 2021, 22 days have passed, and it has already been so eventful. International, nationally, locally and personally.

I often ask this question of myself; what is my purpose, what do I stand for, what is happiness and success? Why do I what to do? What is my purpose?

I get many different answers, and similar threads of thought. But , I ask it often of myself, to reset myself back on track, or create a new track. I make a point to ask, so I become the best I can be. Not for anyone in particular, just for me. For when I am good for myself the whole world…

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Saint Vrain Mountain (12,162′) | Colorado | 08/06/20

Colorado Chelsea

Saint Vrain Mountain (12,162′) | Indian Peaks Wilderness

Allenspark, CO | 08/06/20 | 9.2 miles | 3,268′ gain


Saint Vrain Mountain is a low 12er that was recommended to me by an old coworker. I’d hiked along the trail a few times before but always happened to come on a day with too much snow or too much wind so I’d never summited. A failed peak is always in the back of my mind and I was waiting for a day I could return once again. Early August proved to be snow-free and while the wind is ever-present, it would at least be manageable.

(There is some conflicting information online about whether or not dogs are allowed on this trail so I opted to leave mine at home just in case. Officially, per the USFS -dogs are not allowed on the short portion of trail that crosses into Rocky Mountain…

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A new Strained Brains podcast with me and Burt, Part 1 of 5, is UP!

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Burt’s snake hunting dreams, steroids, growing tits. This one was recorded on October 3. Check it out here: Strained Brains Part 1 of 5

In Strained Brains, I interview my best buddies, alternative medicine practitioners, military “elite,” a massage therapist who grew up in the third world and started a thriving business in America, along with a whole lot more! Give it a listen by following the links on this page:Strained Brains Podcast.

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Questions and thoughts from today’s lunch

On a mission

Why you should ‘be making Indian Chinese, not Chinese’ at home for lunch?

The short answer: Even Chinese what makes here is not authentic Chinese it’s more American.

The long answer as you see in the photograph…it’s Chilly Chicken and Fried rice. As the name suggests so is the taste it has chili and spicey and there is no sweetness to it. When you cook at home you can have more control as the lack of satiety accusation is usually aimed at American Chinese food with monosodium glutamate (MSG).
No matter what it is said two things one and all must practice:

  1. Prepare and serve food with prayers
  2. Serve and eat within 3 hours it’s made.

Today’s Friday lunch gets 5 stars.

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Daily Dose of Affirmation

Be Inspired..!!

Each day you can journey from your Alpha (it begins with you) to your Omega, which in the teachings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, is the point within each of us where our inner spiritual nature meets our outer worldly nature.

It is with this thought I bring to you daily dose of affirmations for your mind and soul. An affirmation a day, keeps the therapist away!!! Here are your affirmation for today :

  • I see myself as wealthy, and that’s who I am.
  • I am designing a beautiful life that’s rich and rewarding.
  • I surrender and let go.
  • I wake up with a peaceful mind and a grateful heart.
  • There is plenty of money in the world for everyone.

You can desire anything and achieve it. The key is in letting go of the “how” and “when”.

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20 Underrated State Parks in the U.S.

From The Darkness Into The Light

Gulf State Park, Alabama

A boardwalk in Gulf State park in Alabama.
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Across 6,500 acres adjacent to the city of Gulf Shores, Alabama,Gulf State Parkoffers 2.5 miles of white sand beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. Beyond the beach, the park offers ecologically important marshland, pine forests, streams, and a series of spring-fed lakes. The largest lake, Lake Shelby, encompasses 750 acres.

Fishermen won’t want to missone of the longest piers on the Gulf— it’s more than 1,500 feet long, and kids will love the massive swimming pool and splash park. There’s also a great golf course, and visitors can enjoy geocaching, kayaking, paddleboarding, freshwater fishing, biking, or riding on one of the park’s Segway tours.

Kachemak Bay State Park, Alaska

Sunrise on the Moutians Kachemak Bay State Park
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If you’re looking for much-needed peace and quiet, this is the state park for you.Kachemak Bay State Park and Wilderness Areacovers 400,000…

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CHAIN SMOKERS By Charles Duffie

The Rising Phoenix Review


I know now it wasn’t the cigarettes.
The burning was behind your eyes;
you saw the world through smoke.

You came home like a man going to war,
set up camp on the living room couch.
You occupied our childhood.

Hands, words, and glances struck,
scraped like matches across our hearts
until we felt the burning too.

This legacy of fire didn’t start with you.
Your father left you a smoker’s birthright;
we come from generations of arsonists.

Now you’re gone and I have a family of my own.
This should be easy, breaking chains of smoke.
But how do you build a firebreak against history?

By Charles Duffie


Charles Duffie is a writer working in the Los Angeles area. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Los Angeles Review of Books, So It Goes (The Literary Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library)…

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Today I am very happy 😊 to share that I am nominated for THE MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD Thank You so much Refreshing Mingle for nominating for this award, I am very glad

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Adventures in Gardening: Harvesting Celosia Seeds

The Plantiful Gardener

A year ago, a forgotten bundle of dried celosia flowers paved the way to the growing from seed journey that was 2020 for me. I was able to harvest a bunch of seeds from the flowers, all the while not being so sure that it would end up working out. I planted the seeds in the spring thinking that there was a good possibility that none of them would ever sprout. However, sprout they did & the flowers later followed. These were the first plants that I have ever grown from seeds that I harvested myself! It goes without saying that I was so proud of those little flowers & I couldn’t wait to start the process all over again this year.

dried red celosia flower
Here’s one of the celosia flowers that dried & used Christmas decorations. Check out that vibrant red!

Like I said in my drying celosia flowers article

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Creativity Wins Contest-By Anushka |Reblogged| Check it out- a fun writing contest!!

Quirky Pages

Reblogged post 👇: Originally posted by Anushka @ Anushka Stories:

Hey all!! I got some exciting news for you all and I can’t wait to share it with you guys. So I decided to host a 1 month competition with you all. Well this is going to be really fun!! And I know you would love doing it. Now let’s come to the rules of this competition.


  • Reblog this post on your blog with the title Creativity Wins(Or any other)If you reblog this post you get 2 points already.
  • You have to score the maxium points to win this contest. The one with the lowest points will be eliminated. There will be 2 challenges.
  • I’ll be giving you very fun topics to write on every week. You will either write a poem or story it’s upto the challenge I give
  • Even if you don’t have a blog you…

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Daily Dose for the Soul

Be Inspired..!!

The power of intention is paradoxically experienced through what you’re willing to give to others. Intention is a filed of energy, which is emanating in infinite supply. What can you give if you don’t have money to give? Swami Sivananda’s advice:

The best thing to give
Your enemy is forgiveness
to an opponent, tolerance;
to a friend, your heart;
to your child, a good example;
to your father, deference;
to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you;
to your self; respect;
to all men, charity.

Make giving a way of life. It is, after all, what Source and nature do eternal. Trees bend down low with ripened fruits; clouds hang down with gentle rain; noble men bow graciously. This is the way of generous things.

Read more for spiritual inspiration >

Reference : The Power of Intention. Dr. Wayne W. dyer.

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Breakfast time

The flower

When you start your day with a delicious meal, it makes the whole day amazing.

College will be start very soon. Maybe after a week we will be able to go to the college. And then maybe I’ll start my work as well.

Abba (Father) has given me the permission to work at the school. This school is very special. Because I’ve studied here. From kindergarten to high school. The teachers here are familiar to me.

I just wish I get the job. I’ll try my best to get this job.

Wish me luck my friends 😁😁😁

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A Post on Challah

Micki's Bakery

I’ve recently become fixated on Challah and this post will contain some pointers and tricks but no actual recipe. I’m still working on finding my favorite challah recipe, I’ve tried two within the past week but I haven’t yet found one with the “egg-y” quality that I adore in challah. My ideal loaf of challah is lightly sweetened but with so many eggs inside that the dough itself is yellow and the crust is hard and beautifully browned. So far, I’ve been able to achieve beautiful puffiness with my challah dough but not that egg-y quality that I want. In my quest for the perfect challah, I’ve tried a recipe from a Le Pain Quotidian cooking class that I took several years ago and one from King Arthur Flour. Next on my list is the “Perfect Challah” recipe from the New York Times and I will let you all know…

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Writing on High

James Harringtons Creative Work

Hi Jim,

I often find myself writing a great deal when I’ve either had a lot to drink or right after smoking weed. Do you find either helps or do you know of anything else that helps spark your creativity? You don’t have to openly admit to anything illegal, but I read a while back that some of Stephen King’s best work was done when he was drunk.


Oh boy… all right, well Duroz (if that is your real name). 😉

You’re going to be somewhat disappointed. I write sober. Stone cold sober. I’m a half blood Irish, so that pretty much ensures that I’m going to be a social drunk, but I started writing a new chapter in one of my stories when I was completely plastered and… to this day I haven’t been able to finish the book because I can’t figure out for the life…

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