Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
- Henry J. Kaiser
Wisdom is the reward for a lifetime of listening... when you'd have preferred to talk.
- D.J. Kaufman
Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.
- Nikos Kazantzakis
Don't be angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, because you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
- Thomas ã Kempis
Doubt yourself, and you doubt everything you see. Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere. But if you listen to the sound of your own voice, you can rise above doubt and judgement, and you can see forever.
- Nancy Kerrigan
To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have.
- Ken Keyes Jr.
We muct accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.
- Martin Luther King
Never, if possible, lie down at night without being able to say: I have made one human being, at least, a little wiser, a little happier, or a little better this day.
- Charles Kingsley
If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.
- Jack Kornfield
Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up.
- Anne Lamott
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Posted by Fireman John at 7:17 PM
Friday, July 27, 2012
latest news of celebrity substance
abuse from About.com/Alcoholism;
Sleeping Aid Only Drug in Kerry Kennedy's System
Toxicology reports showed that the only drug in Kerry Kennedy's system when her vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer truck was a sleeping aid. Kennedy was arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated, but test results showed only a generic version of Ambien in her blood.
Jenna Jameson Pleads Not Guilty to DUI
Former porn star Jenna Jameson has entered a not guilty plea to charges of driving under the influence in connection with a single-vehicle crash of her car May 25. Jameson, whose real name is Jenna Marie Massoli, hit a utility pole in Westminster, California with her Range Rover.
Justin Blackmon Pleads Guilty to DUI
Justin Blackmon of the Jacksonville Jaguars has changed his plea to guilty of drunk driving under a plea agreement with prosecutors in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He was arrested during a traffic stop after a breathalyzer indicated his blood-alcohol concentration was three times the legal level.
Michigan Suspends Fitzgerald Toussaint After DUI
Michigan tailback Fitz Toussaint has been suspended from the football team after being arrested for driving under the influence. Toussaint was stopped for running a red light and blew a 0.12 when given a breath test by police in Ann Arbor.
Lions Release Aaron Berry After Arrests
After being arrested for the second time within two months, cornerback Aaron Berry has been released by the Detroit Lions. Following his DUI arrest in June, Berry was arrested in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on three simple assault charges.
Posted by Fireman John at 8:32 AM
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Understand that you, yourself, are no more than the composite picture of all your thoughts and actions. In your relationships with others, remember the basic and critically important rule: If you want to be loved, be lovable. If you want respect, set a respectable example!
- Denis Waitley
A half truth is a whole lie.
- Yiddish proverb
Possession of material riches, without inner peace, is like dying of thirst while bathing in a lake.
- Paramahansa Yogananda
The greatness of a man can nearly always be measured by his willingness to be kind.
- G. Young
Always know in your heart that you are far bigger than anything that can happen to you.
- Dan Zadra
It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.
- Zig Ziglar
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
- Robert Zimmerman
You create your reality with your intentions.
- Gary Zukav
Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
- Joseph Addison
Four things come not back: the spoken word, the spent arrow, the past, and the neglected opportunity.
- Omar Idn Al-Halif
Posted by Fireman John at 10:59 PM
Friday, July 20, 2012
celebrity substance abuse news of the week
Jesse Jackson Jr. in Rehab for 'Mood Disorder'
Official spokespeople for U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. say that he has been in treatment for the past month for a "mood disorder," but media sources claim the problem is more serious. A family friend told reporters that Jackson is being treated in Arizona for depression and alcoholism.
Kerry Kennedy Says Car Accident Caused by Seizure
Ex-wife of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, blames her collision with a tractor-trailer truck on a seizure. But state troopers, who found her slumped behind the wheel of her car after she fled the scene, charged her with driving while impaired by drugs.
Knicks' Jason Kidd Arrested on DWI Charges
New York Knicks point guard Jason Kidd has been arrested on drunk driving charges after being stopped by Southhampton Town police. Kidd was charged with DWI after officers said he refused to take a sobriety test.
Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch Arrested for Drugs
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has been arrested for driving under the influence in Oakland, California. Lynch was charged by the California Highway Patrol in Alameda County after his blood-alcohol level was measured above the legal limit.
Rams DE Robert Quinn Arrested on DWI Charges
St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn has been arrested for driving while intoxicated, having no insurance and failure to exercise a high degree of care. He was arrested after he crashed his vehicle on an exit ramp on Interstate-270 in Florissant, Missouri.
Lions' Berry to Enter Diversionary Program
Detroit Lions cornerback Aaron Berry will avoid jail time by entering a diversion program after his arrest for DUI and other related charges. He was arrested June 23 after crashing his BMW into two parked cars and leaving the scene.
Posted by Fireman John at 8:51 AM
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Reality is a mysterious changing thing, because one's perception of it never remains the same.
- Joe Tan
Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
- William Makepeace Thackeray
Do not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.
- James Thurber
Positive, continuous action toward your goals is the very best antidote to worry.
- Brian Tracy
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
Happiness is to be found along the way, not at the end of the road, for then the journey is over and it is too late.
- Robert R. Updegraff
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you have now was once among the things you only hoped for.
- The Vatican Sayings, Epicurus
The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give it away.
- David Viscott
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
- Denis Waitley
When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.
- William Arthur Ward
Posted by Fireman John at 1:21 PM
Friday, July 13, 2012
Celebrity update for this week;
No Alcohol Found in Mary Kennedy's System
A medical examiner found no traces of alcohol in the system of Mary Richardson Kennedy, who apparently hung herself at her Bedford NY home on May 16. The wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., she had a long battle with alcohol and depression. She was 52.
Celebrity Chef Cat Cora Gets a DUI
Celebrity chef Cat Cora has been arrested for driving under the influence after rear-ending another car. She failed a sobriety test after the driver of the other vehicle alerted police that he believed the "Around the World in 80 Plates" host had been drinking.
Nugent Drummer Charged With Golf Cart Theft, DUI
Ted Nugent drummer Mick Brown was arrested for drunk driving and theft of a golf cart after an incident in Bangor, Maine. When security tried to stop Brown from driving the cart on a foot path, he sped past them and shoved a security guard, police reports said.
Punk Rock Singer Crashes Into Multiple Parked Cars
Karim George Chmielinski - who is better known as Casey Chaos, singer for the punk rock band Amen - has been arrested for suspicion of drunk driving. Chmielinski was taken into custody after Studio City neighbors reported that he was driving around the neighborhood crashing into parked cars and then leaving the scene of the collisions.
Sean O'Neill Sentenced for DUI Violation
A Pennsylvania man who shot and killed his best friend in a drunken incident in 2006, has been given a 60 days to six months sentence after pleading guilty to DUI. Acknowledging that the sentence for Sean Owen O'Neill Jr. was more severe than the usual first-offense DUI, Judge William P. Mahon said, "this is not a run-of-the-mill situation."
FSU's Greg Reid Arrested After Traffic Stop
Florida State cornerback Greg Reid has been charged with driving with a suspended license, seat belt violation and possession of marijuana after a traffic near his hometown of Valdosta, Georgia. Reid, who has had off-field problems in the past, has denied that the marijuana joint the officer found in the vehicle cup holder was his.
He Really Needed a Meeting
A 30-year-old central New York man must have really needed an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. After he crashed his vehicle into a parked pickup truck on his way to the meeting, police tested his blood-alcohol content at three times the legal limit.
Posted by Fireman John at 1:41 PM
Sunday, July 8, 2012
The trouble with many plans is that they are based on the way things are now. To be successful, your personal plan must focus on what you want, not what you have.
- Nido Qubein
Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance.
- Robert Quillen
Politicians are people who, when they see the light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy more tunnel.
- John Quinton
The winds of grace are always blowing, but you have to raise the sail.
No one grows old by living--only by losing interest in living.
- Marie Beynon Ray
Life is really about a spiritual unfolding that is personal and enchanting -- an unfolding that no science or philosophy or religion has yet fully clarified.
- James Redfield
It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
- Agnes Repplier
From my experience, forgiving is the only way to survive.
- Molly Ringwald
The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
- John D. Rockefeller
It is not fair to ask of other what you are not willing to do yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Posted by Fireman John at 7:15 AM
Friday, July 6, 2012
the latest celebrity substance abuse news
Bucs Cornerback Eric Wright Arrested for DUI
After a crash near the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Eric Wright was arrested for driving under the influence. Police arrested Wright after his Mercedes rear-ended a pickup truck and he refused to take a sobriety test.
Darrin Moore Suspended After DWI
Texas Tech University has suspended wide receiver Darrin Moore after his arrest for drunken driving. Lubbock police stopped Moore back in April after he was seen driving erratically.
Weston Gosa Busted for Drugged Driving
A star on the reality television show "16 & Pregnant" has been arrested for drugged driving. Weston Gosa was charged by Floyd County, Georgia police after he wrecked his vehicle and was found to have Xanax, Lorcet and a pipe with residue.
Doped Wrestler Thought She Quit in Time
A member of the American women's Olympic wrestling team has been kicked off the squad after testing positive for marijuana. Stephany Lee apologized for failing the urine test, saying she thought that she quit in time to pass the test. She quit two weeks earlier.
Woman Drunk at Court Hearing Hospitalized
It might not be a good idea to show up for your drunk driving sentencing while three times the legal limit. Lori A. Meduri was sent to a Connecticut hospital after her blood alcohol level was recorded at 0.247 in court. She was also sentenced to one year in prison.
Suspect High on Bath Salts Threatened to Eat People
We are seeing more and more of these incidents in the news. An Atlanta man was arrested in his underwear after running out of the woods at a local driving range after using bath salts, also known as fake cocaine. Witnesses said Karl Laventure was "screaming about religion, rapper Tupac Shakur and threatening to eat people."
Posted by Fireman John at 2:04 PM
Monday, July 2, 2012
Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; Responsibility for all your actions.
You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
Sometimes, its what you dont do, that makes you who you are.
Anyone can enjoy good days; those who find ways to enjoy bad days have something going for them!
The person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused.
Be careful of your thoughts, they may become words at any moment
You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything.
People who are wrapped up in themselves make very small packages.
You can tell the quality of a person by how they treat people they don't need.
You can't get ahead while getting even. - Dick Armey
It's nice to be important, but more important to be nice.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
The truth is like ice water, it shocks you when it hits you, but no one's ever died from it.
The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.
Posted by Fireman John at 3:53 PM
Sunday, July 1, 2012
this week's celebrity update from About.com/Alcoholism;
Snoop Dogg Busted for Marijuana in Norway
Snoop Dogg paid a fine and was released after getting arrested for marijuana possession and for carrying undisclosed cash at an airport in Norway. Snoop, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, had 8 grams of marijuana in his possession which apparently attracted the attention of the airport drug-sniffing dogs.
Jenna Jameson Officially Charged With DUI
Former porn star Jenna Jameson has officially been charged with driving under the influence stemming from a May incident in which she crashed her car into a utility pole. Court records show that Jameson had a blood-alcohol level of 0.13 and two prescription drugs in her system when she was arrested.
Lions Cornerback Aaron Berry Gets DUI
Cornerback Aaron Berry has become the sixth member of the Detroit Lions to have a brush with the law during the NFL off-season. Berry was charged with driving under the influence in Pennsylvania after he crashed his vehicle into two parked cars and attempted to flee the scene.
Nick Fairley to Plead Not Guilty in DUI Case
Nick Fairley, defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions, has entered a not guilty plea to driving under the influence charges in Alabama. Fairley was arrested after he was spotted driving his SUV 100 MPH on Interstate 10. He was also charged with open container.
Former Falcon Jamal Anderson Arrested for DUI
Former Atlanta Falcons running back Jamal Anderson has been arrested for drunken driving by DeKalb County police. Anderson was pulled over at 4:30 a.m. because officers said he was driving so slow he was impeding traffic.
Auburn Quarterback Arrested as Public Drunk
Zeke Pike, freshman quarterback for the Auburn Tigers has been arrested for public intoxication. It's not Pike's first time getting into trouble. He was suspended for his final high school game for breaking team rules.
Posted by Fireman John at 6:59 PM