Real men are always in control — of themselves, not others

Real men are always in control — of themselves, not others

tomurich:

I could not say it any better, so I won’t.

Originally posted on Ned’s Blog:

imageAnyone who reads my weekly newspaper column or blog posts knows I try to keep life in perspective through humor. In fact, I’d say it’s one of the reasons my children are still alive today. While I joke about that, for many years humor was also part of a coping mechanism from a childhood witnessing both verbal and…

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Deutschland - The country with one people, oddles of fine flavors and at least 1,200 sausages

Deutschland – The country with one people, oddles of fine flavors and at least 1,200 sausages

My Favorite Subject

It’s that time of year again – October – the month following Oktoberfest.  This is when the harvest comes in and the Eiswein flows and the colors jump out of the woods and onto your dinner table.Herbst in Dresden

Hot roasted beef sandwiches – pumpkins turned into everything from breads and soup to decorations and graffiti – and the weather just seems to want to beg you to stay out until dark.

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Mr. ArtPrize - Mr. JoJangles: One Man Band

Mr. ArtPrize – Mr. JoJangles: One Man Band

Today is the last day to see Mr. JoJangles at The Gerald R. Ford Museum and the last day of ArtPrize!

mrjojangles

http://youtu.be/7Mp4Lbp6NvQ

Originally discovered on: Mr. JoJangles: One Man Band.

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An Awakening Experience - ArtPrize as Pure Democracy

An Awakening Experience – ArtPrize as Pure Democracy

30 Years Ago You Would Not Have Recognized The Place…… artprizehdr14a

Nearly 400,000 visitors attend ArtPrize annually.

The idea of inventing the World’s Largest Art Competition and Exhibition would not have happened without an underlying Spirit.  That Spirit was the awakening in the People of Grand Rapids and the result was the Re-Invention and Re-Generation of a City.  (Detroit take note.)

It took money.  Rea…

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Doing The ArtPrize Shuffle

Doing The ArtPrize Shuffle

Do What The Best WayFinders Do! Become Part Of The Experience – Share The Fascination

ArtPrize 2014

Make A Tour Of Grand Rapids A Memorable One

Wayfinders at ArtPrize

You don’t have to be a clown.  But it helps.  Nearly ½ million visitors to the exhibition will challenge your understanding of what it means to be the “face” of the city.

Don’t frown on the opportunity!

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When in Grand Rapids……………………

When in Grand Rapids……………………

Do What Artists Do! Become Part Of The Exhibition

ArtPrize 2014

Or Take A Tour Through History The Meyer May House

The Meyer May House

You don’t have to be an architect to appreciate this house, built in 1908-09.  More information on Wikipedia here.  Generally open on Sunday afternoons and by appointment, it should be open for extended hours during ArtPrize 2014.

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ArtPrize is around the corner…………………..

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(via ArtPrize is history: New book details its first five years | MLive.com)

ArtPrize 2014 is just around the corner……………

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(via ArtPrize is history: New book details its first five years | MLive.com)

ArtPrize 2014 is just around the corner……………

Random Silliness - Or Mental Calisthenics? With a Pinch of Ex-Im Thrown In………..

Random Silliness – Or Mental Calisthenics? With a Pinch of Ex-Im Thrown In………..

You Can Pick Your Nose – You Can Pick Your Friends – You Can Make a Law to Pick Your Friends Nose!!

We'll All Be Safe

Legislating Goodness is a tough act.  Legislating Righteousness, however, seems to be a worthwhile endeavor for some politicians.  But where exactly is the motivator for these incredible monstrous stacks of legal babble?  It’s Money.  Not goodness.  Not even righteousness.

Let’s take a look at the…

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Go Ahead………….Crush My Spirit

Recent Encounters With Authority Inspire this Posting **Directly borrowed from “Beames on Film3 Choices

3 Choices

Despite the ultimate, spirit-crushing lobotomy visited upon Nicholson’s Randle McMurphy following his strangling of the nurse, one of the really exceptional elements of ‘One Flew’ is that the institution is not portrayed as malicious for its own sake. Ratched is stern and rigorously enforces…

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