Saturday, February 18, 2006

Life in LaLaLand continues to remain a wonder to us and the time seems to spin out of control. The pictures and memories remind us of the countless blessings!

Linda's new Mustang / Harley / Lilly / Charlie home / Airport fun / Fishin Steve / Court & Bro / Court & Pup / Court stylin / UT sunset / Chuck in Iraq / Mom & son / Tom's BD / New camera / Falcons' house / harley on couch....

Where will 2006 take the folks from LaLaLand? I don't know - but put me down for a ticket!

Jerry 18 Feb 2006

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Friday, February 17, 2006

"A man needs self-acceptance or he can't live with himself;
he needs self-criticism or others can't live with him."

*James A. Pike {1913-1969 American Episcopal Bishop}

Monday, February 13, 2006

At The Gap There Be Snowmen!

My favorite play place in the world - the Dragon has been covered with snow. They got 3 - 4 inches this past Saturday night and David [from Killboy] got out Sunday to check it out and got these great pictures. David tells us that the roads were salted and were clear. He did not see many other vehicles aside from the salt truck and a Blount County LEO to make sure no one slid off the mountain. I look forward to my return to the greatest motorcycle riding area in our country!!!

Biker Trash

The Moores Motorcycle Gang from May 2005. Last summer we visited my brother, Tom in Tennessee and Charlie rode his harley down to Tom's and we invaded Murfreesboro and took over the town!!! OK - we rode down to Tom's daughter Gwyn's house and had dinner. Nice ride - nice food - great family get-together!

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Fun times from a couple of summers ago! Fishin' Steve and I went out late one afternoon in June - got great bait - and the snook Gods smiled on us! 3 big ones in about 20 minutes.
I could tell you where we were - but I would be killed instantly. You old time Tampa Bay people can figure it out easily... Happy fishing!
Harley is not too impressed!!!

Friday, February 10, 2006

Needless Fear

We have all had the experience of worrying about something at some point in our lives. Some of us have a habitual tendency to worry, and all of us have known someone who is a chronic worrier. Worry is an extension of fear and can be a very draining experience. In order for worry to exist, we have to imagine that something bad might happen. What we are worrying about has not happened yet, however, so this bad thing is by definition a fantasy. Understood this way, worry is a self-created state of needless fear. Still, most of us worry.

One reason we worry is because we feel like we're not in control. For example, you might worry about your loved ones driving home in bad weather. There is nothing you can do to guarantee their safe passage, but you worry until you find out they have reached their destination unharmed. In this instance, worry is an attempt to feel useful and in control. However, worrying does nothing to ensure a positive outcome and it has an unpleasant effect on your body, mind, and spirit. The good news is that there are ways to transform this kind of worry so that it has a healing effect. Just as worry uses the imagination, so does the antidote to worry. Next time you find that you are worrying, imagine the best result instead of anticipating the worst outcome. Visualize your loved ones' path bathed in white light and clearly see in your mind's eye their safe arrival. Imagine angels or guides watching over them as they make their way home. Generate peace and well-being instead of nervousn! ess and unease within yourself.

Another reason we worry is that something that we know is pending but are avoiding is nagging us-an unpaid parking ticket, an upcoming test, an issue with a friend. In these cases, acknowledging that we are worried and taking action is the best solution. If you can confront the situation and own your power to change it, you'll have no reason to worry.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Happy Birthday Tom!!!

If you could custom order a brother - you would order mine! Tom turns 65 today and is 22 at heart. He has inherited the best qualities of our parents - who were absolutely the best God could make! Here he is with his wife, Joan on their new Harley last year. I am proud to call him my brother and proud to know him as a person. He is the most generous and loving person anyone would ever want to meet! Happy Birthday Tom! Keep riding - I wish you the best - you deserve it!

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Harley Dog

Museum of Fine Arts
St. Petersburg

Let go....

Reflections Of Self
We Are All Mirrors For Each Other

When we look at other people, we see many of their qualities in innumerable and seemingly random combinations. However, the qualities that we see in the people around us are directly related to the traits that exist in us. "Like attracts like" is one of the spiritual laws of the universe. We attract individuals into our lives that mirror who we are. Those you feel drawn to reflect your inner self back at you, and you act as a mirror for them. Simply put, when you look at others, you will likely see what exists in you. When you see beauty, divinity, sweetness, or light in the soul of another, you are seeing the goodness that resides in your soul. When you see traits in others that evoke feelings of anger, annoyance, or hatred, you may be seeing reflected back at you those parts of yourself that you have disowned or do not like.

Because we are all mirrors for each other, looking at the people in your life can tell you a lot about yourself. Who you are can be laid bare to you through what you see in others. It is easy to see the traits you do not like in others. It is much more difficult to realize that you possess those same traits. Often, the habits, attitudes, and behaviors of others are closely linked to our unconscious and unresolved issues.

When you come into contact with someone you admire, search your soul for similarly admirable traits. Likewise, when you meet someone exhibiting traits that you dislike, accept that you are looking at your reflection. Looking at yourself through your perception of others can be a humbling and eye-opening experience. You can also cultivate in you the traits and behaviors that you do like. Be loving and respectful to all people, and you will attract individuals that will love and respect you back. Nurture compassion and empathy and let the goodness you see in others be your mirror.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Wildcat Whuppin!

GATORS Down Kentucky 95-80

The No. 7/8 Florida men’s basketball team had five players reach double figures on its way to its 20th win of the season, a 95-80 triumph over Eastern Division rival Kentucky in front of a record-breaking crowd of 12,609 fans at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center and a nationally-televised audience on ESPN2 on Saturday night. This marks the eighth-straight season under head coach Billy Donovan that the Gators have posted 20 wins, and they also established a school record with their 20th consecutive home victory. With the win, Florida improved to 20-2 overall, 6-2 in the SEC, while the Wildcats dropped to 15-7 overall and 5-3 in league play.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

It never gets easy.....

Wednesday morning Charlie got up at 6AM, showered and started his goodbyes - and long story short, IT JUST DON"T GET ANY EASIER to see him go!!! While we will celebrate that he is home and safe each and every day, it still hurts when he leaves.. The visit was quick and gone in a flash. As usual, he wanted see all his friends and spend time with his lady so we would sneak in a meal or a minute here and there. Anytime is OK with me! And then he was gone! Back to Fort Campbell today and off to Ranger school in March. We plan a trip back to the mountains to tame the dragon together for the end of May! Until then - my buddy! Posted by Picasa