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human nature and all that curiousness

Chester County Ramblings - Mon, 2014-04-14 19:24

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
~Marcel Proust

Human nature is a curious and quirky thing, is it not? People come in and out of our lives at different times, for different reasons.

How are you when you hear news of people who used to be in your life, but are no longer in your life? Is it from a slightly disinterested, detached position? You are happy for them in a “that’s nice” fuzzy sort of way. They don’t affect your life, aren’t part of it, but it costs nothing to mentally wish someone well, is there?

But what about the life misers? The life misers are those captains of their own destiny who just can’t be happy for anyone’s good fortune no matter what. They have little sense of personal accountability and somehow what happens to them is never their doing, and the world just owes them. These are the people that can’t hear good of anyone without a sharp or unpleasant word. It is exhausting to know these people.

I am a people watcher. Sometimes observing is easier than interacting with difficult people. Sometimes observing is just fun. Sometimes it is somewhat educational.

Then there is that question of when you let people go in your life. And why. Sometimes you just need to close that door permanently , sometimes just for a while. Either way, it is never an easy decision.

Sometimes people leave your life and you know why, other times you are left to put periods on your own sentences, and that is o.k. After all, you can’t see it from your window, right? So if they are gone, why not let them be gone instead of carrying them around like a bunch of mental suitcases?

So when you hear news of these people how do you react? I admit it used to depend on who it was and sometimes it was easier to make a mental voodoo doll. But at the end of the day what does putting that negativity out there do? Besides taking up too much mental air time that is?

The thing is this: karma isn’t just a word. It’s real. So you might as well let it go, right? It’s kind of that whole being grateful thing. And the whole philosophy of when God closes a door he opens a window.

It’s not easy sometimes to just release stuff back to the universe, and let go of things. It’s really hard. I know. But when you take baby steps towards this end, it frees you. After all, who wants to be stuck?

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

~Steve Jobs

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Chance of Snow Tuesday Night

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-04-14 19:15
A freeze watch is in effect for the region.
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Chester County Ramblings - Mon, 2014-04-14 18:13

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Chester County Ramblings - Mon, 2014-04-14 18:13

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Man Throws Away $1.25M in Winning Lottery Tickets

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-04-14 17:29
The Pennsylvania Lottery confirmed that 25 winning Quinto tickets were sold. Each was worth $50,000, for a total of $1.25 million.
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Driver, 2 others facing charges following police pursuit of reported stolen vehicle in Lower Merion, Havertown

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-04-14 16:44
Three Delaware men are facing charges in Lower Merion in connection with an incident that occurred Friday afternoon at about 1 p.m. that included an initial report of suspicious activity and ended with a police pursuit and arrest in Havertown.
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Student Died Saving Others During Fiery California Bus Crash That Killed 10

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-04-14 16:35
Ismael Jimenez busted open a window at the front of the bus as it was filling with smoke.
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Let's Talk

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-04-14 16:11
If I didn’t know better, I’d wonder how we all fell out of favor so fast. Hell, just last night he loved us.
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Man admits to tampering with PECO meters in 5-county area

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-04-14 15:52
NORRISTOWN – A Philadelphia man who tampered with utility meters to reduce some account holder’s monthly PECO electrical bills, to the tune of nearly $350,000, could generate some jail time in connection with the five-county theft scheme.
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Tax-Day Deals That Won't Break the Bank

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-04-14 14:48
Get some freebies and discounts on Tax Day.
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Students Urged to Celebrate Prom Safely

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-04-14 14:03
"This time can be marred, however, by accidents that are related to driving and the consumption of alcoholic beverages and/or illegal drugs," a letter to parents says.
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Easter Themed Cocktails to Try This Year

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-04-14 13:45
The Blue Cotton Tail, the Fuzzy Bunny Martini and more fun drinks to try this holiday.
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12 Time-Saving Hacks for Casserole Recipes

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-04-14 13:37
Check out these simple shortcuts on this one-dish meal.
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Find Local Rentals on the Market, April 14

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-04-14 13:32
Patch and Zillow team up to bring you local real estate news.
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Police: Meth Lab Was Being Run Out Of Senior Housing Complex

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-04-14 13:01
Police in Hudson, Mass., said two people in their 40s are under arrest after a meth lab was found at a senior housing complex.
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Penn State’s Billions – Welfare to the Wealthy

The Liberty Blog - Mon, 2014-04-14 12:55

Penn State’s “For the Future” exceeds goal, raises $2.158 billion in private support Since its launch January 1, 2007,Penn State becomes one of 12 public U.S. universities to exceed a $2 billion campaign goal   READ MORE Penn State News April 12, 2014

Every year the Republican General Assembly transfers about 1/4 billion dollars of taxpayer money to Penn State, a private corporation with tax-exempt and non-profit privileges and an annual budget of $4.2 billion dollars a year and an endowment of more than $2 Bbillion.


Penn State is one of five politically favored private corporations with both tax-exempt and non-profit status. Does sending millions of dollars to billionaires make sense to you?

It infuriates this Forgotten Taxpayer.  Government dependency is corrosive whether to individuals or to billionaire private corporations. 

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Manayunk Republican Running to Represent PA's 194th District

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-04-14 12:21
William Pounds, a 29-year-old social worker from Manayunk, is running to represent the 194th District in the State House of Representatives.
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It's Spring Break! What Are Your Plans?

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-04-14 11:20
Check out our list of fun activities for the kids while they're off from school.
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Seven Babies Found Dead in Utah Garage

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-04-14 10:47
Longtime police veterans called the discovery "emotionally draining."
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