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Marco Rubio for Senate September 27, 2010

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There really are special people in this world and I just met one of them today. It’s so cool to meet someone whose unique charisma, charm and inner spirit  undeniably sets them apart from the rest of us.

Marco Rubio is one of those people.

Rubio, running for the US senate, made a town hall stop in my little ‘burg of Boynton Beach to a group of supporters crammed into a Duffy’s Sports bar. His fifteen minute speech was an extemporaneous rally cry for all who can’t wait to make the real ‘change we can believe in’ this Fall. He’s a dynamic speaker whose youthful good looks and killer smile will only add to the future Presidential material chatter that is already floating around out there.  Believe me, when the rest of America sees what I saw today, they’ll be shouting “Rubio para el Presidente!”

Fritz & Marco

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What’s in a name? September 15, 2010

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We just passed the the peak of a below average hurricane season. Being a ho-hum season, I just got around to checking the names assigned to this year’s storms. I was rather amazed to see I had a connection to almost every name this season.

Storm Names for 2010

Alex, Bonnie, Colin, Danielle, Earl, Fiona, Gaston, Hermine, Igor, Julia, Karl, Lisa, Matthew, Nicole, Otto, Paula, Richard, Shary, Tomas, Virginie, Walter

Alex is my daughter’s ex-boyfriend; Bonnie is my neighbor across the street (although she goes by Bunny); Colin is one of my brother-in-laws; Danielle is my next door neighbor, Earl is my brother’s old roommate; Fiona is my cousin-in-law’s daughter; Gaston is the last name of my favorite artist; I wish I knew a Hermine and an Igor; Julia is the daughter of a good friend of mine; Karl is a neighbor across the street; Lisa is a cousin once removed; Matthew is Colin’s son; Nicole was best friends with my daughter in 5th grade; Otto is a dear friend from Houston; Paula is married to Mark, an old college chum; Richard, everyone knows a dick…; Shary, Tomas and Virginie have yet to be graced by my presence and Walter is my best bud’s son.

Wise words September 14, 2010

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The manifestation of health and abundance in all areas of your life is inevitable when you understand the true nature of your reality and your Divine heritage. The world you experience arises from the images and feelings you hold in your mind and heart. Discover the true ease and simplicity of using the powers of your mind to bring miracles into your life.  — Association for Research and Enlightenment

Faith September 2, 2010

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Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking is a very smart man so I am surprised at his latest pronouncement that God didn’t create the Universe. I have a cousin who’s very smart. He’s got that scientist type of mind (he’s a doc) that filters everything through the logical, ‘what can I see, taste or feel’, process in order to make sense of something.

In their world if it can’t be proven, measured, duplicated and the outcome repeated by others, it can’t be true.

I remember one lively Christmas discussion; cousins, aunts and uncles clustered around the dinner table debating religion on the eve of the birth of the baby Jesus.

Most of the family fell into the traditional ‘believe in God’ camp and all the attendant Christian dogma that goes with it. Except for dear cousin scientist (who was in college at the time) who pronounced his philosophy of the Laws and the Particles.  As a precocious 14-year old, excited not to be seated at the children’s table this year, I was fascinated by the spirited debate among the adults over the seemingly blasphemous ideas spouted forth by my older cousin. He stated there was no God, just the laws of physics that directed everything else in nature. I remember the conversation got elevated and voices were raised (undoubtedly in direct proportion to the amount of wine consumed) as each camp tried to establish a high ground.  I don’t remember how the debate ended but to this day we fondly recall the ‘Laws and the Particles’ Christmas.

Dr. Hawking is entitled to his beliefs and so is my cousin. I just happen to think that the laws of physics are the physical manifestations that resulted when God created matter.

Scientists will always seek the reason for why something is. In their world there must be a finite beginning, a process and sometimes a finite end. That’s all well and good when your dealing in the physical world. To explain God we need a little thing called Faith. With Faith, I know the answer will be revealed to me one day when I am prepared to understand it.

If believing in The Laws and the Particles makes you sleep easy each night, by all means sleep easy. God Bless you Dr. Hawking and Dr. Walker. I look forward to the day when we all find out who’s theory was right.