Sunday, October 31, 2010

Monday quotes

It is the trouble that never comes that causes the loss of sleep.
Charles Austin Bates

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward

Ask yourself this question: "Will this matter a year from now?"
Richard Carlson
Writing in Don't Sweat the Small Stuff.

What you think of yourself is much more important than what others think of you.

When everything seems like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top
Author Unknown

Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself.
Theodore T. Hunger

It's easy to make a buck. It's tougher to make a difference.
Tom Brokaw

Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual, but you have an obligation to be one.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Those who follow the crowd are quickly lost in it.
Author Unknown

The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.
Thomas Huxley

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Don't spend your precious time asking "Why isn't the world a better place?" It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is "How can I make it better?" To that there is an answer.
Leo F. Buscaglia

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

weekly roundup

from, the
latest antics from around the country;

Jury Convicts Anna Nicole Smith's Boyfriend
Howard K. Stern, Anna Nicole Smith's boyfriend/lawyer and Dr. Khristine Eroshevich were found guilty by a California jury of conspiring to provide drugs to the former Playboy model by using false names. But none of the defendants in the case were convicted of providing drugs to a known addict.

Drunk, Naked Charlie Sheen Trashes Hotel Room
"Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen was hospitalized briefly after police were called to his New York City hotel room where the drunk and naked actor was in the process of causing more than $20,000 worth of damage to the Plaza Hotel. Sheen's publicist blamed the rampage on "an allergic reaction to medication."

Chris Klein Back at Work After Rehab
Actor Chris Klein has returned to work after a two-month stay in rehab following two alcohol-related arrest. The 31-year-old "American Pie" actor is reportedly scheduled to guest star on the season finale of the television show "The Good Guys."

Bucs Release Jerramy Stevens After Drug Arrest
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released Jerramy Stevens two days after he was arrested on drug charges. The 30-year-old tight end was signed by the Bucs in spite of a series of legal problem Stevens had when with the Seattle Seahawks and the University of Washington.

Razorback Lineman Arrested For Drug Possession
University of Arkansas Defensive lineman Dequinta "D.D." Jones was facing possible suspension from the team after he was arrested with nine grams of marijuana in his pocket. Jones was searched after police stopped him for not having lights on his license plate and noticed an "overwhelming" smell of marijuana coming from his vehicle.

Texas Finally Gets Him Off the Road
It only took nine drunk driving convictions for a Texas jury to finally take serial drunk driver George Lee Harvey off the road. With eight prior DWI convictions, Harvey backed his vehicle without lights on out of his driveway and into the path of another drunk driver. He was sentenced to life in prison.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I'm back!

well, I'm back at St Gregory Retreat
after a rough couple of weeks.

life has been handing me a few lemons
and I couldn't make lemonade.

getting back on track and looking forward
to sharing my experience

hope all is well with my readers

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday quotes

It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The highest form of wisdom is kindness.
- The Talmud

I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.
- Sara Teasdale

Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
- Margaret Thatcher

Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
- Danny Thomas

Do not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.
- James Thurber

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
- Harry S. Truman

Dwell upon the brightest parts in every prospect... and strive to be pleased with the present circumstances.
- Abraham Tucker

Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
- Dale Turner

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Friday, October 8, 2010

weekly roundup

this week's news from

Rapper Ra Diggs Indicted on Drug Charges
Brooklyn rapper Ra Diggs has been indicted on federal charges of dealing drugs out of the Gowanus Houses. Ra Diggs, whose real name is Ronald Herron and raps in a group with Uncle Murda and Waka Flocka Flame, was accused of flooding the Gowanus Houses with drugs over a two-year period.

Former Alabama Standout DJ Hall Busted
Former University of Alabama wide receiver DJ Hall and former walk-on Darwin Salaam have been arrested in Tuscaloosa for first-degree possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance. Hall and Salaam were arrested at a hotel in Tuscaloosa.

Panthers Receiver Dwayne Jarrett Arrested
The Carolina Panthers have cut wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett after he was arrested for driving while impaired in Charlotte, North Carolina. Jarrett, 23, was given a second chance in March 2008 the first time he was arrested for DWI, the Panthers said.

Girlfriend Calls 9-1-1 on Pot-Smoking Boyfriend
When police in Missouri received a hang-up 9-1-1 call from a motel room in Lebanon, they went to investigate. The girlfriend of a 35-year-old man told police she called them because she was tired of him sitting around smoking pot all day and not looking for a job. Police found marijuana in the man's car.

We Don't Want to Know How It Got There
When deputies in Florida searched a 25-year-old man after stopping him for speeding they found bags of marijuana and cocaine stuffed between his buttocks. Raymond Stanley Roberts told them "The white stuff is not mine, but the weed is." There were 27 piece of rock cocaine in the bag Roberts claimed wasn't his.

Drunk Dad Runs Over 1-Year-Old Son
A 27-year-old California man has been charged with driving under the influence after he ran over his own 1-year-old son in a parking lot. Police said Alejandro Ramirez Lopez was intoxicated when he ran over the child in a Masonic Lodge parking lot at 12:45 in the morning.

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Monday quotes

To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say something.

The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

Obstacles are those frightful things you see
when you take your eyes off your goal.-Henry Ford

Our greatest glory consists not in never falling,
But in rising very time we fall.-Confucious

Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you don't have a leg to stand on.

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength. - Corrie TenBoom

The truth is like ice water, it shocks you when it hits you, but no one's ever died from it.

People who are wrapped up in themselves make very small packages

It's nice to be important, but more important to be nice.

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Friday, October 1, 2010

weekly roundup

this week's news from the world of substance
abuse from;

Lindsay Lohan Headed for Rehab Again?
According to media reports, actress Lindsay Lohan has once again checked herself into a alcohol and drug rehab facility. Lohan is due back in court October 23 for a probation violation hearing after failing a drug test.

Snooki Hospitalized For Alcohol Poisoning
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, star of the television show "Jersey Shore," was hospitalized while filming the show in South Beach. Reports said she was treated for alcohol poisoning, but the pint-size star later denied that alcohol was a factor.

Pete Doherty Charged With Possessing Cocaine
British singer Pete Doherty has been charged with possession cocaine after an investigation into the overdose death of magazine heiress Robyn Whitehead. Doherty was one of four people questioned after Whitehead died in January while working on a documentary about the Babyshambles frontman.

Murder Suspect Withdraws from Heroin in Jail
A man suspected in the death of a North Carolina police chief's daughter has not yet been returned from New York to face changes because he is going through drug withdrawal in a New York jail. Michael Harvey is suspected in the death of 23-year-old Valerie Hamilton.

Drunk Driver Guilty in Death of Angel's Pitcher
A drunk driver has been found guilty of murder in connection with a auto crash that killed Los Angeles Angels rookie picture Nick Adenhart. Repeat offender Andrew Gallow, 23, was convicted of three counts of second-degree murder and single counts of drunken driving, hit-and-run driving, and driving under the influence of alcohol and causing great bodily injury.

Drunk Driving Trooper Headed to Jail
Colorado State Patrol trooper David Dolan, 48, has been sentenced to 10 days in jail and 18 months probation for driving his patrol car on duty while intoxicated. Police arrested Dolan after several drivers reported him swerving in and out of traffic. His arrest was captured on a television helicopter video.

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