Your Dream, Your Choice

The past doesn’t exist because it’s already gone. The future doesn’t exist because it hasn’t arrived.  The present becomes the past instantaneously. Therefore I believe we all live in a dream. Some are shackled by the dream of the past.  Some are harnessed to the dream of the future. We are all being spun like a dreidel by the whirlwind of fabric that constitutes the coming and passing of time.  Your dream, your choice.

Trapped

Yesterday I got trapped in a conversation about nothing,

And it went on and on and on

marxbrothers

And on and on and on

And on and on and on

And on and on and on

reallybored

And on and on and on

And on and on and on

And on and on and on

wideeyed

And on and on and on

And on and on and on

And on and on and on

harmonica

And on and on and on

And on and on and on

And on and on and on

Then I thought it was over

thoughtitwasover

But it wasn’t

And it kept going on and on

And on and on and on

And on and on and on

And on and on and on

Harpo Marx

And on and on and on

And on and on and on

And on and on and on

frown

And on and on and on

And on and on and on

And on and on and on

Then I thought it was over

thoughtitwasover

But it wasn’t

So it went on and on

And on and on and on

And on and on and on

And on and on and on

lookingaway

I searched for an escape

But it kept going on

And on and on and on

And on and on and on

And on and on and on

bitingknuckle

And on and on and on

And on and on and on

And on and on and on

angry

And on and on and on

And on and on and on

And on and on and on

Then I thought it was over

thoughtitwasover

But it wasn’t

And it kept going on

And on and on and on

And on and on and on

And on and on and on

gun

And on and on and on

And on and on and on

And on and on and on

Then I thought it was over

thoughtitwasover

But it wasn’t

And it kept going on

And on and on and on

And on and on and on

And I think it may still be going on…

gone

A Chef’s Plea to Low Carb Dieters

piggy
Stop living in the closet.
What’s wrong with you?
You dream of foreplay with chips and salsa before you make love to a beef burrito.

bigburritolove
But you deny yourself.
You even deny yourself birthday cake at your own child’s birthday party.

birthday
Stop living on the fringe where the burger meets the bun or the salad meets the crouton.
Come back my falafel eating maniacs.

falafel
What happened to binge drinking while shoving countless cupcakes in your face as you laughed all night?

cupcakes
Where did the laughter go?

laughter
Now it looks as if a nervous breakdown is imminent.

hamsterwheel
I’m calling all the little piggies back to the pen.

Eat Cake!

cake
Live life to the fullest.

bigbelly

Chef Mutton Chop’s Plea is brought to you by Potentially Disruptive.

psa

Foster Care: A Survival Guide 

If I had five minutes to talk to a kid entering foster care, here’s what I’d say to them. And if I could talk with them every day, I’d go over these things with them again and again. But I can’t. So I wrote them down. Please share. Thanks, Ken

This pocket-guide offers easy tips, which are often overlooked, for success in the foster care system and beyond. Drawing on his past experiences as a system kid, Mr. Marteney, offers insightful advice on how a few simple actions can have a huge impact on a foster child’s experience in the system.

fostercaresurvivalguide

Ken Marteney is a third-generation foster kid from the Los Angeles area, having lived in foster homes, boys’ homes, and group homes. After successfully navigating the system, Ken worked his way around the globe traveling as far east as England and as far west as Hawaii.

He’s a normal guy that just happened to have grown up in extraordinary circumstances. He is passionate about kids not only surviving, but thriving while in foster care.

Ken feels like he’s won the lottery every day. He currently resides in Texas, happily married with three kids.

Blogarate

blogarate

The new self defense system designed for bloggers to keep the crazies away.

Have you ever encountered a knuckle dragging brute who is convinced your latest fiction was inspired by his momma?  I have.

Up until now we bloggers had only one option. Run.

Not anymore!

punch

Blogarate trains you to punch and kick out your posts.

That’s write you will be punching and kicking out your posts like never before!

The secret is in the humongous keyboard built on an adjustable rack.

The letters on the keyboard are specially designed to be punched, kicked, elbowed and kneed.

Blogarate builds confidence and gets you ripped as you express your innerself.

kick

Blogarate also comes with gloves and head gear. These moves are serious and deadly and we wouldn’t want you to hurt yourself.

Blogarate is based on five martial art disciplines — Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do, Jiu Jitsu, Karate and let’s not forget Kung Fu.

Act now and we will rush you a bonus DVD on ten ways to defend yourself with a cheese puff.

At Blogarate we like to say it’s not about the words, it’s about the punch-uation!

punch2

Side effects are: confidence, a good night’s sleep and referring to everyone you meet on the street as your “little bitch.”

Get our Street Cred Package and get a free “I’m a Blogger, bitch” t-shirt.

Profanity not included.

This ad is brought to you by Potentially Disruptive.

jumpkick

Moorbey Nominated Me for the Versatile Blogger Award

versatile

Sending gratitude out to Moorbey over at Moorbey’z Blog for awarding me the Versatile Blogger award. If you haven’t checked out his site please head over and have a look around.  I’m truly honored to have received this award from such a passionate and empowered individual.

THE RULES:

1-Thank and link back to the person who awarded you.

2-Nominate 15 bloggers for The Versatile Blogger Award and include a link to their site (and tell them that you have nominated them).

3-State 7 things about yourself.

7 THINGS ABOUT ME:

1. I used to have a problem with authority, now I just call it living against the grain

2. I grew up in Los Angeles and now live in a small Texas town

3. I drink crazy strong coffee

4. I just finished coaching my first season of U8 soccer

5. I’ve got two screenplay projects in development

6. Actively looking for distribution channels to get my book into foster kids’ hands

7. Goals: set up a global organization for lifetime mentoring for foster kids and set up a global organization for investigating and filing charges against those that prey on foster kids

MY NOMINATIONS:

1. http://becomingcliche.wordpress.com/

2. http://lifewithpethairhairballs.wordpress.com/

3. http://hamsterbritain.com/

4. http://ashadeofpen.wordpress.com/

5. http://oyestheydid.com/

6. http://myparentsarecrazierthanyours.com/

7. http://waywardspirit.wordpress.com/

8. http://mymeanderingtrail.com/

9. http://funkangeles.wordpress.com/

10. http://adoptiveperspective.wordpress.com/

11. http://festivalking.wordpress.com/

12. http://palestinerose.wordpress.com/

13. http://vodkawasmymuse.wordpress.com/

14. http://jamesthedriver.wordpress.com/

15. http://merryfrolics.wordpress.com/

Congratulations to all the nominees!

Never Too Late

Under the sun

Looking for fun

Flirting with the sea of darkness

underthesun

Take drink

Try not to sink

Escaping into the sea of darkness

mandrinking

All your troubles

Tiny air bubbles

Sinking into the sea of darkness

airbubbles

Take a toot

Soul becomes mute

Drowning in the sea of darkness

druguse

Out of the dark

Come the sharks

Prowling in the sea of darkness

demons

In the midst of strife

Better fight for your life

In the sea of darkness

fightforlife2

Illicit bait

Opens the gates

Into the sea of darkness

gatesofhell

Don’t be confused

As you’re consumed

In the sea of darkness

consumed

It was your sin

Jumping in

Into the sea of darkness

Open your eyes

And begin to rise

Out of the sea of darkness

awakening

Cut your ties

To all the lies

Trapping you in the sea of darkness

turnyourback

It’s never too late

To change your fate

Concerning the sea of darkness

beautifulday