Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Heart of a Leader

I've been thorough numerous Leadership courses. I teach leadership. I have lived leadship. I'm a National Children's Defense Fund "Emerging Leader". I spent a week at their "farm"--Alex Haley author of roots old farm, learning how to breathe, listen and think as CDF wanted us too. (yes...I'm a dissident).
I spent a year with Michigan's Children as an Emerging leader learning how to communicate at the State Level with Bureaucrat's, and elected leaders.
I spent a year at the local level learning how local officials deal with things.

All Good Stuff...

HOWEVER..recently I've discovered..."The Heart of a Leader" is great inspiring stuff. Author Thomas White. Never a disappointment. More than I can say of other involvements I've had. Check him out.

Friday, November 28, 2008


One more....

TEL: 27-833-658-139 EMAIL;
Dear Sir/Madam,

With due respect, trust and humility, I write to you this proposal,which I
believe would be of great interest to you. I find your contact while I was
doing a private research on the Internet for a reliable and capable foreign
partner that will assist my family and I to transfer fund to his personal or
private account and for investment purpose. I am MR,OGENE DAN the eldest
son of Late MR. JOHN DAN, who was the "Chairman" of the farmer's
co-operation in Zimbabwe.

My Father was among the few blacks that were murdered in cold blood by the
President Robert Mugabe Administration during the land dispute that just
happened in Zimbabwe. After the death of my Father, we decided to move out of
ZIMBABWE because our lives were in danger because of the money that my father
kept in his hidden safe in our house. The amount contained in the safe is US $

This money was meant for the purchase of new machines and chemicals for the
farms and establishment of new farms in Swaziland. Before his death, He is a
Major Share Holder of companies in Zimbabwe. After my Father died we moved to
South Africa and deposited this fund to his account oversea and for the safety
of our family. This money in a security company in a box as valuables belonging
to our foreign partner pending when we see somebody that will assist us transfer

We are presently in South Africa as Refugee and as such the law of South Africa
does not permit us to operate or open an account here in South Africa or be
involved in any financial transaction. That is why we contacted you to assist
us in this transaction.

We are ready to compensate you with 30% of the total fund for accepting to
assist us, contact me on the above phone number indicating your interest as
soon as possible, on receiving of your acceptance, I shall be glad to give you
more clarification on the modalities needed for smooth successful completion of
this transaction.

I anticipate your quick response.

Best regard.


HIM TEL: TEL: 27-833-658-139(For and On behalf of my family)


Reply me with this my private email address ;

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Parole/Probation Stories TAKE A WHIZ

Yes, there really are fake "accoutrement's" out there to help people pass urine tests. In the "Field" they are called "drops" as in ..."I have to drop someone" meaning, I have to take a urine sample from a client.
While in Saginaw, one of my co-workers detected something rather ODD. The..Um..well...SKIN TONE of the individual did not match the SKIN tone of his whizzzer. I found this article today..somehow..prosecution of the manufacturer's makes me sad. I don't know why.
Reminds me of a Black Client that had VERY VERY long fingernails. At a "drop" for her..she was..well Messing around down there too much...when..OOPS...out pops a Balloon FILLED with..Pee. Evidently NOT hers...and yes...THAT pee in the Balloon was tested--it was "dirty" also. Dirty pee means that drugs have been detected. Not a good thing if you are under Court order NOT to have drugs in your system.

Men guilty of selling prosthetic for drug tests
Posted by Tracey Coyle
Published: November 25, 2008 - 7:57 AM

Two men whose company sold a device known as the Whizzinator that helped men cheat on drug tests have pleaded guilty in federal court in Pittsburgh. George Wills and Robert Catalano each pleaded guilty Monday to two conspiracy counts. They owned the California-based Internet company Puck Technology.

The Whizzinator is a prosthetic penis that comes with a heating element and fake urine. U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan's office says the goal of it and another device called Number 1 was to help people pass drug tests.

The devices were sold from 2005 to 2008. The California men are scheduled to be sentenced in February and face up to eight years in prison, a half-million-dollar fine or both.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Bail outs Suck CITIGROUP

I have refrained from talking 'tics on here. Didn't want to get into the dicyness of the real world here. HOWEVER...I think Bail out plans SUCK. Granted, I live in Michigan. (Here, grab a tissue as you cry for me).

WASHINGTON – The government unveiled a bold plan Sunday to rescue Citigroup,
injecting a fresh $20 billion into the troubled firm as well as guaranteeing
hundreds of billions of dollars in risky assets.

I have been in EXTREME Credit Card debt. We worked our way OUT OF it. By PAYING FOR it...when CITIGROUP...the SAME company BEGGING for a bailout was charging us usury of about 29% interest because we had 2 late payments. We STILL paid off what we owed. HELLO????? Maybe we should NOT bail Citigroup out. They are a PRIVATELY held company. LET them experience what every household in America has had to do: PAY YOUR BILLS!!!

I've had the foreclosure demons at my door. I KNOW what it is like to work with Attorneys trying to get out of foreclosure..You know what??? IF I DIDN'T PAY THE BILL I WOULD HAVE LOST THE HOUSE!!! That is how it is supposed to work!! I didn't go on a multi million dollar vacation because I knew SOMEONE else was going to pay the bill. THERE WAS NO ONE ELSE TO PAY THE BILL@@@!!!!

CITIGROUP helped Enron commit fraud. (You can if you want J.P. Morgan Chase Agrees to Pay $135 Million to Settle SEC Allegations that It Helped Enron Commit Fraud

Citigroup Agrees to Pay $120 Million to Settle SEC Allegations that It Helped Enron and Dynegy Commit Fraud )
"These two cases serve as yet another reminder that you can't turn a blind eye to the consequences of your actions — if you know or have reason to know that you are helping a company mislead its investors, you are in violation of the federal securities laws," said Stephen M. Cutler, Director of SEC's Enforcement Division.

Part of me freaks out about this..because in ONE weekend..all banking could change, our money system change, and the "new world order" be implemented. Yes..that is the fear my backgroud of Baptist stinkin thinkin has given me. Frankly, I'm still scared shitless.

...and STILL don't believe companies should be bailed out. MAYBE...if they hadn't been charging me and everyone else 29 percent INTEREST they would be able to make it...Charge THEM 29 Percent...see if THEY stay afloat???

The action, announced jointly by the Treasury Department, the Federal Reserve and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., is aimed at shoring up a huge financial institution whose collapse would wreak havoc on the already crippled financial system and the U.S. economy.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Meyers- Briggs personality on line test

Do the Test!!
Found in about five out of every hundred people
open attitude, they often bring a fresh, new approach to their work and their lives
ENTPs are nothing if not unique. Brave new associations flow freely from the unconscious into the world of the living. Making, discovering and developing connections between and among two or more of anything is virtually automatic. The product of intuition is merely an icon of process; ENTPs are in the business of change, improvement, experimentation.
they are usually extremely quick and accurate in their ability to size up a situation.
intuitively understand people and situations puts the ENTP at a distinct advantage in their lives. They generally understand things quickly and with great depth. Accordingly, they are quite flexible and adapt well to a wide range of tasks. They are good at most anything that interests them.
ENTPs are idea people. Their perceptive abilities cause them to see possibilities everywhere. They get excited and enthusiastic about their ideas, and are able to spread their enthusiasm to others. In this way, they get the support that they need to fulfill their visions.
they are quite rational and logical in reaching conclusions. When they apply Thinking to their Intuitive perceptions, the outcome can be very powerful indeed. A well-developed ENTP is extremely visionary, inventive, and enterprising
fluent conversationalists, mentally quick
upbeat visionaries. They highly value knowledge, and spend much of their lives seeking a higher understanding. They live in the world of possibilities, and become excited about concepts, challenges and difficulties. When presented with a problem, they're good at improvising and quickly come up with a creative solution. Creative, clever, curious, and theoretical, ENTPs have a broad range of possibilities in their lives.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

He's Fifteen!

In all the excitement of getting ready for TKD last weekend, I forgot to post some pictures!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

He Flies through the air with the greatest of ease..

WOW! LeBron's LONG jump to dunk!!

Government by the People, for the People

President-elect Obama has just launched a new transition website where they are soliciting thoughts on policies you want to see carried out over the next four years. This provides our opportunity to President-elect Obama to know what we want him to make good on.
You can fill out a survey...state what you want! From the website:
An American Moment: Your Vision
Start right now. Share your vision for what America can be, where President-Elect Obama should lead this country. Where should we start together?

Visit President-elect Obama's new transition website,

Monday, November 10, 2008



1. 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
2. 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
3. 1/4 teaspoon salt
4. 1/4 teaspoon pepper
5. 4 boneless pork loin chops
6. 1 tablespoon butter
7. 1 tablespoon olive oil
8. 1/4 cup seedless raspberry jam
9. 2 tablespoons orange juice
10. 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
11. 4 sprigs fresh thyme

1. In a small bowl, combine crushed thyme, sage, salt, and pepper. Rub evenly over pork chops.
2. Melt butter and olive oil in a nonstick skillet. Cook pork chops for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, turning once. Remove from skillet and keep warm in preheated oven.
3. In the skillet, combine raspberry jam, orange juice, and vinegar. Bring to a boil, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until sauce is reduced to desired consistency (sauce will thicken as it cools). Spoon sauce in a pool onto a serving plate, and top with pork chops. Garnish with sprigs of thyme.

TKD Nove 2008

Friday, November 07, 2008

Be inspired, motivated

Need inspiration to do what you can with what you have--be it money, time or attitude!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

WORKING MOM TELLS ALL...WHere did your blog GO???

HELP!! I've lost my blogging friend and I can't get up!! WHERE are you???

Email me...let me know you are ok

The times..they are a changing;;;

Seems like everywhere the last 2 days have been about changes changes changes. I wrote an entry..then deleted it.
Do you ever feel like SOMETHING is JUST ABOUT to HAPPEN??? BIG..and NOT. Little. That's where I am at.
Yes..I have HUGE job interview Thurs. Thats's not it
Yes...Kids have HUGE TKD tourn this weekend..thats not it
yes...I've been talking to someone about God stuff in depth..but that's not it

I feel more centered..more "wired" ...more alert..and yet..I'm still exhausted all the time. A Month or more ago..I felt I was standing on the edge of a Deep crevice Staring down into the Black rumbling abyss.

I found this recently..
"On Saturday, Venus entered Sagittarius and stimulating
our adventurous impulse to embrace the unknown
we may find ourselves during the next four weeks
standing at the precipice of humanity’s consciousness
as the goddess of love waits ever so sweetly to push us into the
darkened abyss."
Well reader...I have been there recently. Standing staring down into the abyss. and Screw that I dont want to go back. AT. ALL.
Movin on....the times...are a changing...

Money Post

See that link to BOSSY's blog over there? It is inspiring me to get moving on money issues.
Todays link is to Budget stretcher that I have read for YEARS.

Budget Stretcher is a one man operation home based in the hills of Southeast Missouri. It was started in January 2000 as a means of helping anybody that needed help with their financial problems. After searching the web for several months I realized that most budget systems offered were complicated and didn't offer the budget forms necessary to setup and maintain a budget.
Part of what I have that I have to TAKE CARE OF WHAT I HAVE. That is a HUGE deal with not spending MORE money. I have bought stuff I already have, because (blushing) I couldn't find it when I needed it? Please...tell me SOMEONE else has also done this so I don't die of embarrassment and shame.