My UFO Truck

In 1996, I bought a new Ford Ranger.  I went to register the truck and was handed this license plate.

This was not a personalized plate.  The letters “UFO” just happen to be the next letters that came up in the series.

Since I do have a history of speeding and I have received numerous speeding tickets, it seemed appropriate.

I sold that truck a long time ago and I currently live in Alabama.  However, I saved the license plate and now it hangs on my wall.

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Don’t Hate

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.  – Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have decided to stick with love.  Hate is too great a burden to bear.  –  Martin Luther King, Jr.

I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.  – Booker T. Washington

 

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Dave the Depressed Alcoholic Superhero by E.D. Wallace

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This story is an interesting twist on the superhero genre.  Dave has superpowers, but he also has family issues, work drama, and a major drinking problem.  His life is a mess.  He is nothing like you would expect a superhero to be.

Instead of just being a disappointment to everyone around him, Dave decides to start using his powers to do good in the world.  However, he makes a lot of mistakes and ends up being investigated for murder.

I enjoyed reading the book.  I found it to be funny and entertaining.

Major Depression Feels Like….

Major depression feels like:

  • You are drowning and you reach up for help, but no-one is there.
  • You have to act calm on the outside, but inside you are screaming in agony.
  • You are trapped in a cage and you are pacing back and forth like an animal.
  • You have a pressure cooker inside your body and it is about to explode.
  • You are alone in the world, because you are unable to connect to people.  You cannot relate to them and they cannot relate to you.
  • There’s a dark cloud looming over you.
  • There’s a monster inside of you and it is crushing your soul.

Life is a Beautiful Ride

Sometimes life is like a bike ride through the country.  It’s full of joy, laughter, and peace. During those times, all is smooth and wonderful.

Other times, life is like a rollercoaster ride with twists, turns, and flips that send your world upside-down.  These times will leave you feeling frightened and apprehensive.

If you are on the bike, enjoy your time.  Don’t allow your fears of the rollercoaster to destroy your good moments.

If you are on the rollercoaster, remember it will not last forever.  Just hold on tight and look forward to being on that bike again one day.

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Water Calms the Soul

There’s something about a body of water that calms the soul.  It could be an ocean, sea, river, lake, or even a pool.

When the sunlight hits the water it glitters and reflects beauty.  Listening to the waves or watching the peaceful ripples tend to relax a person.  Playing in the water on a hot summer day cools the body and refreshes the soul.

There’s something about water that sets us free.

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