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by Hawkeye
November 19, 2011, 8:31 am
Forum: The Inspiration Cafe
Topic: The Power Of Perspective
Replies: 4
Views: 4963

Thanks!

It's funny cause it's true :D
by Hawkeye
November 4, 2011, 6:13 pm
Forum: The Inspiration Cafe
Topic: The Power Of Perspective
Replies: 4
Views: 4963

The Power Of Perspective

These were clearly the forward-facing eyes of a predator, not an elk or deer. They glowed a menacing green in my flashlight beam. "Wow, what is that?" I asked. "I don't know," responded my traveling companion, "but it looks big." Indeed. The creature was under a towering conifer farther down the val...
by Hawkeye
October 20, 2011, 3:28 pm
Forum: The Inspiration Cafe
Topic: Dreams DO Come True ... Mine Did!:D
Replies: 4
Views: 4533

THANKS ALL! Ron: I can't ever imagine leaving. For the first time in my life, I'm looking at homes. Like, REAL homes. Places where you unpack things and they stay unpacked for vast stretches of time. I once figured out that I'd moved 19 times by the time I was 21. I haven't re-counted lately, but I'...
by Hawkeye
September 30, 2011, 8:31 pm
Forum: The Inspiration Cafe
Topic: Dreams DO Come True ... Mine Did!:D
Replies: 4
Views: 4533

Dreams DO Come True ... Mine Did!:D

I've dreamed of two things: Living on the California coast, and being a professional writer. Both have come true over the last 3 weeks. Neither was an accident, but a great deal of fortune played a role. I've been trying to move from Denver for five years. Every time I saved a little money, there wa...
by Hawkeye
September 30, 2011, 8:07 pm
Forum: The Inspiration Cafe
Topic: In One Simple Step, Help Someone Take A Million Easier Steps
Replies: 3
Views: 4563

Beautiful story, Ron. Less dramatic, but I was thrilled to donate my shoes to shoes4soles. I had a couple of great pairs -- expensive, well-made hiking boots -- that I'd worn down to nubs by American standards. But to somebody in the third world, those shoes are going to be an amazing gift. They've ...
by Hawkeye
July 4, 2011, 3:01 pm
Forum: Great Ideas
Topic: How To Avoid America Becoming A Third-World Country
Replies: 3
Views: 6580

Incidentally-bywayofcomparison-the-Move-To-Amend-petition,sponsored-by Alan-Grayson-and-David-Swanson(Afterdowningstreet),which-is-in-response to-Citizen's-United,has-been-up-for-a-year-and-half,and-has-117,000-signatures. Bernie's-petition-has-been-up-for- just-seven-days -and-already-has- 112,000!...
by Hawkeye
July 4, 2011, 2:48 pm
Forum: Great Ideas
Topic: How To Avoid America Becoming A Third-World Country
Replies: 3
Views: 6580

Thanks,Ron.Pardon-the-hyphens(spacebar-problem).

I-feel-exactly-the-same-about-Bernie.The-man-is-an-all-American-hero,
one-of-the-last-true-statesmen.
by Hawkeye
July 3, 2011, 12:46 pm
Forum: Great Ideas
Topic: How To Avoid America Becoming A Third-World Country
Replies: 3
Views: 6580

How To Avoid America Becoming A Third-World Country

I typically avoid politics here at IP, but this is an emergency. We're running into a pretty scary trap here. For me NOT to say anything would be like avoiding telling you that you're about to fall into a wood chipper because I didn't want to stress you out. Sometimes a little stress is an appropria...
by Hawkeye
July 2, 2011, 12:45 pm
Forum: Great Ideas
Topic: The Pursuit of Nothingness
Replies: 9
Views: 9144

You have a motorcycle with a sidecar?

How freaking cool is that? :D
by Hawkeye
June 29, 2011, 11:59 am
Forum: Great Ideas
Topic: The Pursuit of Nothingness
Replies: 9
Views: 9144

We pursue wealth because we are programmed to do so. And to consume at maximum capacity. I had an amazingly fortunate thing happen: I got laid off. I'd worked full-time since I was 15 years old. It never occurred to me to do anything else. All the adults I knew worked as many hours as they could. Th...