Happy Memorial Day !

29 May

Happy Memorial Day !

Monday, May 29th, 2017


It is:

  1. A Holiday
  2. A Day off
  3. Dedicated to the ultimate sacrifice of one’s (ones’) Worldlies, marked with a memorial.
  4. Honor

Did I get that right?

It’s important. It is part of learning from the past; lessons passed forward to remember in order to avoid having to learn them again- the hard way.

With only 365 (+/-) days in the year, these people earned one for their contribution.

They say that forgetting is a normal and necessary (healthy) brain function and thinking about war and violent death is not something one wants to think about all the time. It is unpleasant.

The happy part (of Happy Memorial Day) is that we get to relax, socialize, picnic, etc.

We’re here thanks to Them. These people did the job that no one wants to do in order to get it over with so that we don’t have to do it.


So now, forget about it until next year and have a

Happy Memorial Day!

GM, fr-nhd


Happy Mothers’ Day !

14 May

Happy Mothers’ Day !

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

To:  (_________________) Mother’s name here.

cc: Everybody Else:

Happy Mothers’ Day !   ***  Really ! ***


Note:  If you are having trouble viewing this, consider the following (imaginary) exchange between four (imaginary) people:

A:  “Happy Mothers’ Day !”

B:  “I’m not your mother.”

C: “You’re not.  Neither is it likely you had a happy one.”

D:  “Enough;  the point is:

  1. A Happy day / (not a Happy Mother)
  2. Assume everyone had one.
  3. Agree it is worthy of having a day set aside in honor of 2.
  4. Greeting cards, flowers, visits, phone calls or whatever are reminders of 1-3 for people who … “


H A P P Y  M O T H E R S ‘ D  A Y !!!


Happy Easter !

16 Apr

Happy Easter !

Sunday, April 16, 2017



Jesus, The Easter Bunny, Easter Eggs, Easter Candy, Easter Baskets, Easter Bonnets…

There are so many images on the web; even Deadpool Easter.

It is hard to pick one; just like which egg.


Happy Easter !

-FR / nhd

The Great Impresario, Sol Hurok !

9 Apr

The Great Impresario Sol Hurok !

April 9, 2017

I’m thinking of changing my name to:

“The Great Taxi Driver, Fred Rico” in honor of  The Great Impresario, Sol Hurok !.



Happy Birthday, Sol !


The Burden of Wealth

7 Apr

The Burden of Wealth

Friday, April 7, 2017


At the edge of the town there were hills, with clean air and clear views of the sunrise, the snow covered volcanoes and the land below. It was the best place to live.

There was a road connecting these hills. It was well maintained and very smooth. It was so smooth, in fact, that it attained the nick name The Silk Road.

One reason for this is that it was long ago, before smart phones, cars – even before horses. The main source of transportation was camels, whose hooves were smooth and kept the road packed tight.

The Silk Road ran from the end of The Main Road (which divided the North and the South), and ran East in a straight line, pointing to the river and beyond, like the needle of a compass that points north.

The Main Road was referred to by many as The Needle”.

At the intersection of two roads leading to these hills was a sharp turn called The Eye”.

Over the years people accumulated wealth in these hills. More than they needed, in fact and more they felt comfortable keeping. They felt helpless as their wealth and possessions grew. They were rich.

In times of famine and need, the rich men would load up their camels with all of their wealth to bring down the hills to the people of the land. They wanted so much to give all of their wealth away.

However, each time they tried, the sharp turn at the bottom of the hill – “The Eye”- was too much for their camels to manage. They had no choice but to continue on, straight through the “Eye of The Needle”, back up the other hill and deposit their wealth with the people on the other hill, who also had already accumulated too much wealth.

So, this is way it was easier for the wealthy to pass with their camels through the eye of the needle than to give away all they owned to those who needed it most.

This was due to physics; atmospheric pressure, inertia, properties of camel hair, etc.

Hard to believe, but true.


Happy April Fools Day !

1 Apr

Happy April Fools Day !

Saturday, April 1, 2017

April Fools’ Day; thought I should check in.

Although, May through March wasn’t exactly brillo…


Are they talking about us behind our backs?

Until next year,

The Voices in my Head

– nhd / F. Rico

Put the Yes in Yesterday

23 Mar

Put the Yes in Yesterday

Thursday, March 23, 2017

It’s the positive thought of the day.  A bit syrupy, but in case it is not obvious:

It is targeted toward people who may have bad thoughts about the past, such as

“If only..” or “I regret..” or “I should have done things differently.”or “I should have taken the blue pill.” ,etc.

Not quite the same as putting the past in your behind, more of a thing the electrician does with the “nutes” to get the switches and outlets working properly.


If it’s too smiley face, you can add:

“Put the No in Nothing”



p.s.  “Put the Yes in Yesterday” is something for you right now that you can use in the future about the past.