Bring Me No Flowers, Bring Spare Change

And when the meter expires, what exactly happens…?

20 Photos to make you look twice. The parking meters and the grave is a natural… when you come to visit, bring no flowers, and so you can stay a little bit longer, bring your spare change!

By photographer Robert Rickhoff, somehow twisting out the “Wow” factor in each one.

Death Stands Still For No One


An Arrow, Pulled Backward

An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward.

So when life is dragging you backward with difficulties, it means that it is going to launch you into something great.

So just focus, and keep aiming.

…and the farther back the arrow is pulled, the farther it will go when released!

An Arrow Pulled Backward

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Left Mentally Sputtering?

Thoughts can drive us nuts. We can’t seem to get them out of our head! Then, it gets worse… in steps “someone”.

During those day-to-day interactions we have with others, we may have been left “mentally sputtering…”

So how can we stop the mental involvement in other people’s craziness? How can we stop thinking about a person? Or situation?  It nags us endlessly to think what we should have, or could have, done differently as the same thoughts keep playing on automatic rewind.

Psychology Today has an article titled 15 Ways to Get Someone out of Your Head – Expert tips to manage your frustration and get past toxic thinking that addresses this problem for us.

If this is of interest to you, then by all means, please read it.

15 ways to get someone out of your head

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Rollin Safari

Some people are creative by nature & they had fun doing this…

Great example of an idea conceived after midnight, with birth done fully awake — perhaps the video creator read Eleonora by Edgar Allan Poe where it was said “Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.

That 1st scene…? I guess it caught me at the right moment… It was a rare, roflmao moment…

ROLLIN SAFARI – what if animals were round?

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Knocker-up Help Wanted

Knocker-up Help Wanted. Only early risers need apply.

If you don’t know what the duties of a knocker-up are, just check the image and it’s caption… it’ll become clear to you faster than you can stand up and hop on one foot.

I bet employers favored the use of a knocker-up because it eliminated the excuse of over-sleeping!

And, based on that caption, wouldn’t you bet that some knocker-up got a midnight thought that there must be a better way… and invented said alarm clock?

But hold on just a moment… someone got it wrong here… perhaps instead of saying “invented”, it should say “popular”…


Alarm clocks, in various forms have been around for a couple hundred years. And even a “small” bedside alarm clock was patented in 1876 by the Seth Thomas Clock Company. In was then that they became popular, with major US clock companies starting to make them. (source:




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Throw Me to the Wolves

Throw me to the wolves. I’ll return leading the pack…!

That’s how I posted the photo on Facebook. It would make a good motivational statement, preferably on a great wolf photograph like the one below.

But, motivational or not, there really are people out there worrying, without a doubt in my mind, over all of the creatures of this planet. And there’s two sides to be heard from too.

The image and activist article linked to here is by Living with Wolves, a non-profit dedicated to raising public awareness about wolves, their importance to ecosystems, and the threats to their survival.

They want you to speak out directly to the Animal Planet over their show, Man-eating Super Wolves, an episode from Monster Week.

I think the comment… “they’re threatening humans like never before”… is viewed as spreading a lie.

However, Dr. Marc Bekoff, a respondent to that show said, “Blood and lies should not sell.”

To fully understand the issue from Living with Wolves, read on, and feel free to express your personal views about wolves, here, and certainly via their post, which you can reach by clicking on the wolf image.

But as always, every situation can become a personal motivational one. You just have to look for the right angle.

Could it happen for you that it’s the attitude of:
Throw me to the wolves. I’ll return leading the pack…!

Throw Me to the Wolves



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Dark Thoughts vs You are What You Think

During the mid of night, dark thoughts can come to you. When they do, let them pass quickly and then stress “the best“…

When it nags you that…

“The worst feeling in the world is knowing you did the best you could,

and it still wasn’t good enough.”

The dark parts of life that seem to happen…

to a friend, in a friend’s family, in the news…

or even closer yet to home…

need addressed. Humanly addressed. In person, by phone, or even by chat or text.

There’s an expression that goes something like this: “You are what you think.”

It shouldn’t become a battle of Dark Thoughts vs You are What You Think.

Worst Feeling



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Always Bring Your Own Toothpaste

Who hasn’t laid awake thinking about a vacation or traveling. Our last trip was a week in the car through 4 New England states – with no advance reservations. I’d do it again, but 2 or 3 weeks would be preferred, and at least a couple of reservations planned in advance. Especially around the college towns! We happen to hit the area during the annual parents visitation week! So we learned our lesson about lodging.

Lessons on Traveling

Lessons on Traveling

It’s certain that we all learn lessons while traveling, some more lasting than others. Some even worth sharing.

27 people were asked for the most important lesson they learned while traveling. They responded with a variety of answers from the fascinating, to the practical.

You’ll find in the full article such things as:

  •   “…one of the best experiences of your life.”
  •   “Always be mindful of pickpockets…”
  •   “…you never know where you’re going to meet the rest of your life.”
  •   “You can’t bring the life you’re trying to get away from with you.”
  •   “The most important trips of my life were always the one where I didn’t know quite where I was going until I got there: A METAPHOR.”

and my favorite, “Always bring your own toothpaste.

Don’t exactly know why that’s my favorite, after all, we always do bring our own! Maybe it’s just the thought of stating the obvious.

The full article is an easy read, so please click on through for all 27 “lessons”!


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