Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A Year In Review

Where do I start?  It has been a good year overall including some major milestones for me personally but good times overall!  It seems to just get better.

I think what I am most proud of is my health!  I have been steadily and slowly loosing weight since 2010, however 2013 marked the turning point.  In January, I scheduled a physical to address my high blood pressure and at that point made a decision that 2013 would be a year of change.  Encouraged by Carlo we both started removing animal products from our way of eating and made a conscious decision to eat more natural products.  I guess the first thing we cut out was soda, red meat followed by chicken, dairy, eggs and finally fish.  I will admit to a few slips along the way, but I can confirm we have both transitioned to being "almost" totally vegan.  Carlo does eat fish once in awhile, always being mindful of his choices, i.e. fresh caught vs. farm raised.  I can safely say I have never felt better!

Some other major highlights would be our amazing trip to Hawaii in February - being able to hike and really enjoy myself was a huge accomplishment.  To think about some of the places I've been and seen it is a shame I've never been able to really "experience" them.  Traveling to places like Paris is cool, but if you only see the inside of a hotel room well yea....  you get the idea.  I will never forget the fireworks on the last night in Hawaii... standing on the beach, just enjoying the moment!

In November we spent 4 days in Sedona with family.  To say it was amazing would be an understatement.  To be surrounded by nature, and to hike to the top of Cathedral Rock is an experience I will never forget.  I actually blogged about it, so if you're interested take a look below!  If you've never been, go and experience the vortex!

We had some amazing adventures this year.  Our Big Sur weekend in April, a surprise birthday weekend at the Langham Huntinton Hotel & Beverly Hills Hotel in June, several Santa Barbara excursions, and too many "staycations" to mention!

I could go on and on....  From "rediscovering" my musical talent (thanks to a gentle push by Carlo) to family adventures, vegan restaurant discoveries, recipes we tried, photography, The Opera, a few plays - and of course turning 40 (And the disaster Birthday party which could fill an entire blog) - Never a dull moment.

I have not talked much about my legal struggles this year, trying to move on as best I can and winning lots of battles along the way.  FrankenKlein continues to harass the world, becoming more and more delusional and sick along the way - failing to understand why he should have to pay his debts.  Anyway, it seems as if he is hell bent on his own self destruction as everyone stands around in awe of his next crazy blog post.  One victory I will share is the return of some of my personal belongings.  After 3 long years....  Not everything, but a few pieces.  Its funny, a few pieces even had letters of authenticity addressed to me and dated some 10 years ago.  What can I say, he's tacky lying trash demonstrated by his yard sale earlier this year.

So this year, New Years Eve will be a quiet affair.  Spent with a few family and friends at one of our favorite restaurants in Los Angeles. Quiet time to reflect on the coming year, to laugh and talk and to really enjoy life and those around us.  Carlo and I will also be reviewing our list of what we would like to accomplish in 2014.  Hike the Grand Canyon?  Maybe a hot air balloon ride?  Surfing in Hawaii?  I can tell its going to be a fantastic year.  If the last few years have taught me anything, "don't sweat the small stuff."



So from our family to yours, Happy New Year!!!




      

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

From The Beautiful Town of Sedona


As I write this, I am sitting in front of a roaring fire in a beautiful rustic cabin nestled deep in the woods of Sedona Arizona.  The air is crisp and cool- perfumed with the familiar scent of the majestic Ponderosa Pine and the stately Arizona White Oak Tree.





I was ecstatic when we first started planning to take this trip.  Carlo, myself, Carlo's brother Gio & wife Krystle decided we were going to see what this "vortex" was all about.  We packed our bags, piled in the car, and started out on what would be an unforgettable road-trip.  We stopped at several places along the way enjoying the new sights and laughing non stop. 

My friends who love and respect me for who I am, not for who I've known or what I've done in life. If there is one thing I've learned in the last few years, true friends do not care what you have, or don't have - they care about you.  Friends I have lost over the years, were never friends to begin with. Quick to judge, to take sides, and to make fools of themselves. 

Sedona is an amazing location.  Gorgeous landscapes and colorful residents always willing to offer a kind "hello..." and offer up an interesting local anecdote.  We traveled to several of the popular vortex locations, and kept hearing the hardest one to get to was Cathedral Rock.  


Cathedral Rock is one of the most photographed sights in Arizona, soaring to a height of 4,921 feet.  It is considered a tough hike, short but very steep with patches of almost shear cliff side.  Although I am in the best physical shape I have been in years, to say I was a little apprehensive would be an understatement.


When we finally made it to the top of the great mountain the view from the top was breathtaking - figuratively and literally!!  The clouds had started to form and the the sun had started its long decent orchestrating the entire sky into a swirling mass of mandarin and deep purple.  The breeze cools my face and the smell of the desert pines is intoxicating.  Far off in the distance, one lone tree glowed like the brightest emerald you have ever seen.  It was almost as if this one tree was announcing to the world that we had made it - we were all alone at the top.  We came here to find the vortex of legend - and we came to find that and much much more.  The beauty around us was quietly exploding before our very eyes - and I began to realize this is what is sacred...  


As the old saying goes however, what goes up must come down and in this case going down was much more difficult than going up.  As you can see in the picture, there is almost no trail really, just a large crevice. But thanks to Carlo, my partner in crime - my best friend - and my partner, I made it down in one piece!! 


We were definitely sore the next day, but an experience like this happens once in a lifetime - as if all the stars were aligned and pointing us in the direction of amazement and discovery. 

Our trip is not over yet...  We still have many things to see, and tomorrow head to Jerome Arizona to experience a true "Haunted" town.  I will certainly update my blog to reflect our next adventure.  And thank you to Carlo Bautista for being the official photographer - and the biggest support I have!  


Carlo and myself say hello from Arizona!


I would like to end with my inspiration - Carlo - He said a most amazing thing to me... 

In the mountains there are only two grades: You can either do it, or you can't

"Don't fail now - fail tomorrow"







Thursday, September 19, 2013

Gun Control & Mental Illness!!!

It was a crazy week for news...  An obviously troubled man opened fire on Monday and fatally shot twelve people and injured three others at the Navy Yard in Washington DC.  It was the second deadliest mass murder on a US military base after the Fort Hood shooting in November of 2009.  

Something like this is hard to comprehend.  why would someone do this?  what causes them to "snap" and decide one day they are going to wake up and kill innocent people?  Is it mental illness?  Violent video games?  Crappy gun laws? 

I took to Facebook to post my thoughts, and by the end of the day my posting had turned into a very lively debate about gun control, mental illness and of course, the 2nd Amendment!  Gun owners cried that it was not about gun control...  Others said no one should be allowed to carry a gun....  

Somewhere along the way, society has lost its understanding of human dignity.  Should it be that easy to purchase a gun one day, and kill people the next - especially if you have a mental illness?  I certainly do not think our forefathers would approve of these NRA members having so much control over gun laws.  

In my opinion, there is NO reason anyone needs a semi-automatic weapon, for any reason.  If a hunter needs an AK47 to hunt, they need to stay home.  And seriously folks, I am tired of hearing the need to stock pile our weapons in the event "we the people" need to overthrow the government or some similar nonsense.  I have no problem with those who want to have a weapon, or even carry a weapon, but we have gone way too far.  These mass shootings have increased at an alarming rate and it must stop now.   

Remember it is one of my right to stay alive and shouldn't that right take precedence over your right to carry a automatic weapon?  At the end of the day, not only do we need tougher gun regulations and more comprehensive background checks, we need to have a better understanding of mental illness.  It is rare to hear that a shooter was "normal" and exhibited no mental issues before the rampage - there is usually some indication before hand...  Why doesn't anyone act on this?  Why wasn't the shooter in Aurora Colorado locked up?  Why wasn't the shooter on Monday banned from the Navy Yard at the first indication of an issue?   Maybe that would not be the Politically Correct thing to do, but it is the right thing to do!  In short, if someone is hearing voices - they should not be allowed to own a gun!  

Stop allowing everyone to own a gun - take mental illness more serious - report those people who have mental illness and ban them from purchasing a gun.  If we had followed these simple rules,  we could have prevented Aurora, DC, Sandy Hook and Santa Monica College at least and maybe even more.  What say you!





Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Many Faces of CARLO!

Sometimes, it takes a monumental slap in the face - fate maybe, to allow us to understand certain people are in our life for a reason.  Sometimes the reasons are good, other times bad.  Some of us have been blessed with someone who can truly enrich our lives, help us, yell at us when we need it, drag us out of a depression, make us laugh - smile - and sometimes even cry!  I am lucky enough to have one of those people in my life - CARLO!!

Carlo is my psychologist, photographer, friend, and partner in life.  He is one of those guys who is always there for me, through thick and thing, and truly someone who will take the bus with me with the limousine breaks down (its currently in the shop).  I can count on him to be honest, even when its painful, and kick me in the ass when I need it.



Carlo has open my eyes to so many things....  How to be healthy, how to work out, how to be happy & smile, and how to fight.  Fight against those who wish you harm and try to bring you down.  

You may ask why I am writing this blog - what can you take away from this.  What I ask is that you look within yourself, and ask what you are doing to enrich someones life...  to make someone smile... to pick someone up when they have fallen.  Take Carlo's example and follow it.  Spend some time with your loved one, reconnect. Unfortunately all of our time is limited, so we must use it wisely and never let a day go by without saying, "I love you!"  



Do I sound like I am bragging about, or exploiting my partner - maybe...  But its hard not to be when you are in love and proud. Below are some examples of his photography which can be seen on his flicker page - Carlo's Flicker Page



"If you find someone who makes you smile, who checks up on you often to see if you are okay, who watches out for you and wants the very best for you, don't let them go.  Keep them close and don't take them for granted.  People like that are hard to find"

Take time today...  Take time to turn to someone you love and make them........  





Sunday, June 9, 2013

Weekend adventure to Santa Barbara!

Spur of the moment trips can sometimes be the most fun!  Carlo and I decided to go on an adventure and take the train to Santa Barbara for the day.  I had not been on a long train trip for over 20 years, so this was going to be a lot of fun.

We set out early, on the 8:00 am train since it is a good 3 hour trip.  It was a great experience, taking the train.  No worries of driving, just sitting back and watching the scenery flash by your window.  The colors of the coast are always so beautiful, any time of day!

Santa Barbara is a great place to relax and walk around, however the weather is a little touch and go.  Most of the day, the weather was cool and overcast but perfect for walking around.  We started with a nice lunch and a walk along the pier.  The pier offers a leisurely stroll, and we watch the bird swoop down and the fishermen cast their lines - the salt air was crisp and clean, the white caps of the slight waves were visible for as far as the eye could see.

We decided to take a walk into town - looking at the stores along the way.  Everything and everyone so different in this town.  From the rich of Montecito to the homeless who are so prevalent as you walk the streets, talk about a melting pot.  We stopped at a few place, and I still marvel at being able to shop at a normal store and buy normal clothes off the rack!!  I even walked right buy a french bakery as the smell of baking bread wafted out the door - I saw the eclairs in the window the cakes and tortes piled high with whipped cream - and I passed them all up.  Before we knew it, it was time to meet up with a relative who lives close to the area.  We had drinks and shared lots of laughs which was nice.  If there is nothing I have learned in the last few years, family & friend is the most important thing.  Never forget that!

A quick look at the time, we knew we better head back to the train station.  While at the station, we ran into someone named Kate...  Well, to keep things suspenseful, I will devote an entire blog about Kate - and the heroism I saw displayed on this early evening.  We just had enough time to hop on the train for the long trip back. The bright sky which had been following us around all day had started to turn orange and then red as the sun was setting over the water.

A quick funny story....  Later at night, the Amtrak is able to travel at a higher speed (90+ MPH).  Carlo and I laughed that we were traveling so fast that we may be bending time and who knows what we may see once we stopped.  We had visions of Twilight Zone, and the Train to Willoughby...  Well, as the train pulls in, and the coach doors open, low and behold in front of us stood about 30 people waiting to get on the train - ALL in 1700 period clothing!!!!  Seriously, men and women decked out in their "finest" standing there.  Obviously, they had come from an even at Disneyland, but image our initial shock.... An amazing way to end an wonderful day!!  Cant wait for our next adventure!


Sunday, June 2, 2013

Weekend Fun!!

We decided to head to Palm Springs for the weekend - do a little shopping, dinner & drinks.  It has been awhile since I have been to Palm Springs and I was a bit anxious about the trip.  We first hit the outlet stores where Carlo did some serious damage.  Its a  truly amazing feeling to be able to walk into a store and try something on - not a "Big & Tall" store.  But alas, after a few hours of shopping it was lunch time!  For lunch, we headed to Native Foods in Palm Springs.  Another terrific lunch at what is quickly becoming one of our most favorite places!  After lunch, we decided to hit some of the local "drinking establishments" which was interesting.  It was cool day in the desert but after a long day it was time to head home.

We both had such a terrific time, it allowed me to reflect on how fortunate I am!  Sometimes, we forget to thank those who are closest to us, people like Carlo, my Mom, My Brother and all my friends - I feel so blessed that people have stood by me trough thick and thin...  Sometimes I wonder, "how much more weirdness can they take" but they keep going.... and going.... And for that, I simply say "Thank you!"






Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Vegan?? Me a vegan??

It's no big secret that I have a weight problem...  Although it's no excuse, it didn't help that I surrounded myself with people who embraced my size...  In fact, they did more than embrace it, they celebrated it - had parties about it, formed clubs because of it and have websites devoted to it.  I guess I never identified with those groups, not because I thought I was not heavy, but just because I didn't understand it.  Everyone wants to be wanted, but I certainly didn't want to be wanted because I was fat - that makes no sense.  I wasn't always huge, but I certainly had gotten out of control.

I have blogged before about depression, and why I started to loose weight, however after a certain period of time I started to remember what it was like to be healthy and feel healthy, and it started to feel good!  Although I had lost a good deal of weight (100 plus pounds) I still was not as healthy as I could be.  During an annual physical, I got a clean bill of health aside from my blood pressure which routinely ran around 200/110 - much too high.  The doctor surmised that it was a combination of stress, weight, food choices and genetics which were contributing to my blood pressure issue.  At that point, I made a decision that although I had lost a good deal of weight, I was still not living a healthy life - I drank too much coffee, too much soda, and ate all the wrong things.  

I started slowly at first, no soda, cutting back on the coffee, trying to not take stress so seriously...  and from there it just snowballed out of control - and that was a great thing!  I stopped eating read meat, and then stopped eating meat all together...  I cut back on cheese, and finally stopped that all together too.  And it was not easy but I do have to give credit where credit is due as my partner Carlo was the single biggest encouragement anyone could have asked for.  He is a vegan now as well, starting a bit before I did - and there was no one who was as supportive in this journey as he was.  

So now, its all about eating healthy, staying active, and not sweating the small (and big) stuff!  Life is just too short to be unhealthy and unhappy and certain too short to let specific people bother me.  Carlo and myself make it a point to search out the best options for us, and you would be very surprised at how easy it is to eat  like this.  This weekend, we went to a new place for us, Native Foods, and the food was amazing.  Who would have thought vegan food could taste so delicious and for those who may think they need animal protein to be healthy, do a little research and watch Forks Over Knives - it was a transforming experience.

So, today my blood pressure is more controlled and I feel better than ever!  I am going to start doing blog posts about the vegan/vegetarian lifestyle and I welcome you to join my in my journey!




Here is a sample of the delicious food at Native Foods - it's the "Chic'kan Run Ranch Burger" with Sweet Potato fries.  We ate at the Costa Mesa location, but there are several around Southern California.  Try it once, and I promise you won't be disappointed!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Behind The Candelabra....

I have been very busy lately, however thought tonight would be a good time to write a blog!

There is a lot of things going on at the moment...  The AEG vs Jackson trial - the Klein arrested and not arrested news, the astonishment when a "certain someone" take the 5th all while complaining that he wants to be heard.... All this crap and keeping up with regular life events is exhausting sometimes.

I thought tonight was a good chance to just enjoy myself and be with friends and family.  For those of you who do not know, tonight was the premier of the HBO movie, "Behind The Candelabra" about the life of Liberace.

I have always been a Liberace fan as I am also a pianist - something which is starting to take a bigger role in my life.  Overall, the movie was excellent.  Its an honest and revealing look at a celebrity who was an intensely private person.  Some moments, you just sit there thinking wow, is this really Michael Douglas?  Liberace felt the need to spend his life in the closet for fear his fans would not understand that he was gay, it's an all too familiar problem in the world of celebrity, even to this day.  The movie was also an interesting look at how celebrities and the wealthy have this need to control those around them and when they are done with you, your kicked to the curb lucky to get any of your personal belongings.  They tend to feel that being in their presence is enough, what more does someone need they think.  Its a warped world that is easy to get sucked into.  If you did not catch the movie, try and see it - I am sure HBO will replay it several times.  I use to have a cool collection of Liberace memorabilia, but unfortunately it was stolen by a band of Gypsy's, tramps, thieves and douche bags, but that's a story for when the book comes out...

We all had a nice time tonight....  Friends and family coming tonight is always fun and a huge thank you to Carlo who coordinated everything, right down to the vegan food & Birthday cake for a party guest!  Who would have thought we could have vegan pigs in a blanket??

There is a lot more come soon...  The closure I need is getting close at hand.  An entire new beginning and adventures for myself, and Carlo!  Who knows what tomorrow will bring?

And in the words of Liberace, "Too much of a good thing is wonderful!!"


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Time For Reflection!

Been a crazy month, working and traveling etc, so felt like we needed to spend some time being out enjoying nature!

Carlo, myself and family took a drive up the coast and do some hiking.  If you have never been to Big Sur, I encourage you to take a drive up highway 1 and enjoy the spectacular sights.

One of the best parts is there is almost NO cell phone service, and any hotel you may stay in probably has no TV or Internet connection.  This sounds crazy, but after a few hours you will grow to appreciate it!

Everyone should take some time to get out and away from all the news.  It seems recently every day there has been something bad happening, from Boston, to shootings and on and on...  It reminds us that every day can be either a struggle and a blessing and overcoming the crap will allow you to stand tall and enjoy what we have.

One of the best memories from Big Sur is the clean cool ocean air that really is cleansing.  We stayed at a cabin with a fireplace, and I will never forget sitting by the fire at night and just enjoying the silence - no drama, no TV, no Internet & no phone.

Here are a few pictures taken by Carlo - he has becoming quite the photographer!!



Carlo did a great job of capturing the beauty of the coast. Very relaxing indeed!



On another high note, I saw my doctor on Friday and I am down an additional 18 pounds since January.  Lots of hard work and eating better!  We decided to take a celebratory hike at Crystal Cove near Laguna Beach!  Its a moderate hike of about 4 miles although you can choose the more difficult trail however I am not there yet!  Here are some pictures from the hike!



I would certainly say this has been a relaxing but exciting adventure.  Much needed rest, exercise and reconnecting with nature.  I am fortunate I am able to get out and walk like this, some of us are not so lucky...  so is life!  I am just happy I no longer need to purchase my clothes at Mr Pinky's Hefty Hideaway... 



Sunday, March 24, 2013

What an AMAZING weekend!!

After a crazy week full of unbelievable amounts of good news, I was treated to the surprise of my life!  My partner Carlo bought tickets to see the Opera Cinderella by Rossini.  We had not yet been to the Opera together so he surprised me with amazing seats and a truly magical evening. 

We started out by going to Takami, a Sushi restaurant on the 21st floor of a building in Downtown Los Angeles.  They have a wide variety of Vegetarian dishes as well as fish which I still do eat sometimes.  We generally consider ourselves as non-dairy pescetarians (if we have to label it) but 90% of the time we eat vegan - it just makes us both feel so much healthier.  



After dinner, we headed to the Dorothy Chandler and took our seats.  It was cool to see Carlo enjoy his first Opera - and experience this together.  The show was great and everything we expected.  We hope to get season tickets very soon - the LA Opera does a great job!  


After the Opera we both did not want the night to end so we headed to one of my all time favorites for a nightcap, Pacific Dining Car.  For all those who have not been, PCD is a cool throw back from days gone by - think red booths and wood paneling.  Set in several old railroad cars, it is open 24/7 and a great place for after hours dining.  


Sunday was a lazy day at our place.  After a relaxing breakfast, we spent some time decorating and finally putting up artwork on the walls.  It seems like the last several years have been so crazy that I did not take time to do the small things - I have a lot of catching up to do.  


It is a great feeling to overcome an obstacle and move on with ones life.  The opportunities are immense and the future exciting - I just need to decide what I want to do, not what someone else wants me to do, or be... 


So, until next time, Bravo! Ci vendiamo la prossima volta!









Monday, March 11, 2013

A Weekend At The Beach!

So I spent most of last week in New Orleans - was able to take in the sights and have some fun.  I ventured into the Old Absinthe bar, and although I do not drink much - I love Absinthe and this is the place to get it!


They have an amazing selection of the good stuff, so I decided to have some fun and try the Pernod.  Here is a picture of an Absinthe Louche.  Its a rough drink but for some reason I love the taste and history behind it.  If you have never tried it, please do but be really careful!  Overall, NOLA was fun, but totally different after Katrina - still lots of devastation which I was surprised about.





Since I had been gone most of the week, Carlo and I decided to go to the beach this weekend.  It was beautiful in Orange County (as it usually is) and after a long week, what better way to spend the weekend.  Laguna is nice this time of year with a perfect climate.  The water is a bit too cold for swimming but it was nice to walk mile after mile feeling the cool breeze and ocean spray.

I have recently become fond of the beach, I guess it must have been spending time in Hawaii.  So relaxing and calm - listening to the waves roll in and out.  I have been practicing meditation and Yoga and this was the perfect place to do it!  It also helps support my healthier lifestyle - I am a Pescetarian now but since Carlo my partner is vegan, I usually eat Vegan.  I think it is part of the reason I have been able to loose weight, although every day is still a struggle.  After our long walk, we finished up with an amazing Vegan lunch at a local place called The Wheel of Life!  Who would have thought you could find a place that has over 4 pages of delicious vegan dishes.  If you did not know what you were eating, you would think it was meat, but this is so much healthier and you feel good after eating it.

A part of me wants to move closer to the beach - but only time will tell I guess and a lot of things need to happen for me to see that through.  I am at a new beginning in my life and its nice not to have certain things hanging around my neck, like the past.  Once we learn to let go of crazy things and situations and those who have done us harm, we can move to a place of healing and forgiveness.  I have spent the last 3 years of my life fighting and although I have won the war, its bittersweet.  We must rebuild and understand that when the universe tries to sell you crazy, you just need to ignore it.  If I have any regrets, its not leaving certain situations sooner - but what does not kill us, makes us stronger and I am definitely as strong as I have ever been, physically and mentally.


So here's to an amazing week!  I still find it amazing I get so many readers - almost 200,000 since I have started writing - and although I do not publish many of the comments, thank you for all the kind words!

I wonder where our next adventure will take us?   Costa Rica?  Fiji?  Tahiti?






















Thursday, February 21, 2013

"Who will ride the bus with me?"

The good thing about about rebuilding your life is that you can experience things you have not done before, or in awhile at least.  Another thing you quickly learn is who your real friends are - who can you depend on when you have nothing?  As Oprah once said "Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the Limo breaks down."  My family always stood by me, but a few people really stepped up and surprised me.  One was Carlo, my partner.  He was always there when I needed him, rich or poor, good or bad...  For better or worse I guess you could say.

In my previous life, I was not "allowed" to take a vacation, and until recently it just did not make economic sense either.  We were lucky enough to get to go to Hawaii, somewhere I had not been for over 30 years.  Needless to say, we were both very excited.  We spent 7 days on Oahu seeing the sites, hiking, swimming and most of all relaxing.  It was an amazing opportunity to just get away from it all.  It also was a way to test out the "new me..." As some of you know, I have lost over 100 pounds and I am still going strong.  I started a big big boy, around 350 pounds and did it all myself exercising with a combination of P90X and Insanity, along with eating correctly - I am mainly a vegetarian.  I am now able to hike and swim and enjoy the outside in ways I never knew imaginable.

Here is a picture of us Hiking 4 miles to see Makapuu Lighthouse Trail - a great hike for anyone who likes a challenge.


Here are some of the views from the top!! Amazing...




One thing I certainly will never forget are the amazing sunsets and running on the beach!  Memories we will never forget!


If you can, visit and enjoy it!!

A New Beginning!

With what has happened recently, I am not sure what more there is to say.  Supreme vindication is what I am feeling at this point.  For me to continue certain parts of this blog seems pointless and a waste of time.  The World now see what a total fool FrankenKlein has become, and for me that is all I can ask for.  He has single-handedly destroyed his own life and others around him as he rants and raves himself into the looney bin.  He unsuccessfully tried to destroy mine with his crazy and bizarre behavior, however failed miserably.  Now, he has a warrant out for his arrest and has lost virtually everything - all because he is a sick, sick man.

I hope to turn this blog into something useful and enjoyable - about the things I love and appreciate the most.  I refuse to continue having his bizarre negativity in my life - I don't need to listen to the ramblings of an old, confused, sick and washed up Doctor - So, stay tuned!!

"The art of war is simple enough...  Find out where your enemy is.  Get at him as soon as you can.  Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on..."  Ulysses S. Grant