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It’s Almost Time

In about one hour I will be using the Uber App (Morgan Malone) https://www.spreaker.com/show/lyft-diaries-morgan-lyft-uber-driver.  Like many of you, I am not comfortable when it comes to doing something for the first time, especially if it means causing a problem for myself or others.  When I decided I would use Uber to get me to the hospital this morning I was not anxious, in fact, I was feeling invincible that day, Helen Reddy – I Am Woman (1971) – YouTube.

However, last night I had to have my son Alex download the app and walk me through using it (easy peasy!)  I also did a shoutout on Facebook asking how early do I need to request my ride since it is an hour away.  My doctor only performs surgery on Mondays on the far west side of town, and I live South and East.  Oh well!  In addition to all this I know I am stressing because I have had a migraine since Saturday despite my monthly injection and meds.  The medication has been working, so I am assuming that this is my brain and nervous system acting up.

Before a year ago I never had heard of Pelvic Floor therapy or surgery.  It seems to be the new age surgery.  “Pelvic floor reconstruction is a group of surgical procedures used to treat pelvic organ prolapse, a condition that occurs when the muscles of the pelvic floor are weakened or damaged, often due to childbirth. Other causes include repeated heavy lifting, chronic disease, or surgery.”

“Healing takes around three months, so during this time, I should avoid any task that can put pressure on the repair i.e. lifting, straining, vigorous exercise, coughing and constipation.

Although it is recommended to take six weeks off work, I plan to be at my computer tomorrow Tuesday; it’s What In the World with Paul Seaburn and his sidekick, John. https://www.spreaker.com/show/what-in-the-world-with-paul-seaburn-2019

Thank you Cleveland Indians!

I love my Cleveland Indians, and I have since the early 80s were when I moved from Cincinnati to Northeast Ohio.  Born in Detroit, Michigan I grew up being a Tigers fan, and then I move to Minneapolis, and I followed the Twins because of Harmon Killebrew (https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/killeha01.shtml), my father’s name was Harmon too so of course, I rooted for them in the 60s.  When living in Philadelphia I did not adopt the Phillies, I went back to my original home team the Tigers and continued to love the Tigers until I connected with my boys of summer, The Cleveland Indians.

 

The Indians were not a strong contender in the 80s, but they did put in the effort at the old ballpark where I first saw them play.  When they moved to Progressive Field (known as Jacob’s Field in the day), I continued to root for them as Alex was introduced to the game as young as the age of 2.  Each year they put in the effort sometimes more than others, but you can’t betray them, you must continue to support them in sickness and in health, reciting the vows of marriage to the players who give it their all!

Take me out to the Ball Game and let me root for the home team, “if they don’t win it’s a shame!” But remember, no one wins it all, all the time.  Let us not judge but enjoy the spirit of the season with this group of talented players and staff who began in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1894.

First, there was a team called the Cleveland Spiders playing from 1887 to 1889 at League Park, disbanding in 1889.

The Grand Rapids Rustlers became the Cleveland Lake Shores, and in 1901 they were known as the Bluebirds.

In 1902 another name changes occurred, and they were known as the Naps named by a newspaper write-in contest.

However in 1915, the team was renamed to the Cleveland Indians, The nickname “Indians” may reference the  Cleveland Spiders baseball club during the time when Louis Sockalexis, a Native American, had played in Cleveland (1897–99).

As history goes the Indians have been good, great, and not so good!  However, they are our team, and this is our hometown, isn’t it time we treated them with respect?

Please join me as the baseball season slowly comes to an end and support the men and women who are part of the Cleveland Indians organization.  It takes a village, and the town the Dolan’s have built is one that I am proud to call my own!

18 YEARS – What Have We Done To Change?

Kenny Curcio is releasing this song tomorrow for 9/11.  I had the honor to interview this talented individual who believes in democracy, peace, humanity, and the awareness for acceptance.  Our first responders put their lives in danger every day to protect us, and yet many of us do not provide them with the support they need.

Let us stop the violence!

Let us stop the evil speech, the words that hurt and cause life-long damage!

Let us stop assuming the worst and find the positive spirit that each one of us is capable of sharing!

Let us stop pointing fingers and accusing others of our faulting thinking!

Let us stop profiling as we are unique individuals that can learn from each other creating harmony!

Let us accept the Golden Rule and Live By!

DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO TO YOU!

Let us stop the violence and the destruction of life!

Please take a moment to play “American Soldier” https://youtu.be/FIbEtzg3qXs

Once you listen, I hope you will extend your hand in friendship and acceptance.

To Plan or Not _ WHAT JUST HAPPENED?

We (my husband and I) are not planners.  I used to be the ultimate planner, and it drove my husband crazy.  In his mind, I had every moment of every day scheduled. However, I was so obsessed with scheduling I never left time for error, breathing.  In the last couple of years, unless it is for work, as well as podcasting, I am a lot more liberal with my time.  I do schedule my workout time every morning as it is my ritual and my time to breath, pant, and sweat.  Sometimes even my exercise time appears to be obsessive to him.  OCD or not, I am going to the gym and at minimum working to get in shape.

 

Because we don’t plan, we assume if we did our day would have a hiccup and we may disappoint one or the other.  However, I am determined on this second day of September in the year 2019 that is going to change.  Rich and I have devoted our time to shift things around and at the end of the day, not only is one of us disappointed, both of us are disappointed.

 

 

 

When I came back this morning from the gym Rich asked what I wanted to do today.  My first reaction was let’s go to the movies – having two in mind, he responded, what else?  As I sit here writing I’m considering either drive out to Amish Country, have a nice meal, since the day is clearing here in Northeast Ohio, or the original plan a movie.  GUESS WHAT, while writing this we decided to drive out to North Canton to see, “Yesterday.”  We also just purchased tickets for “Pump and Dump” at Hilarities on Wednesday night, October 2, 2019.  Sometimes it only takes action to make the changes you want in your life.

INVITATION???

Every day is labor day and yet four days from today, Monday, September 2, 2019, is officially Labor Day.  Since 1894 we have honored the first Monday in September dedicated to the social and economic achievements of Americans.  For some, it will be just another day to work, well for others an excuse to party, picnic, drink, and grill out.  However, there will be many who will be all alone, and that person may be a relative, a friend or a neighbor.  Do not take for granted that someone you know is not alone and lonely.  When was the last time you invited someone to join you at your table?  In Yiddish, we say it is a “mitzvah” for observing and caring for another.  Maybe this weekend would be an excellent time to think of someone other than ourselves.

 

I used to be the one who welcomed others to our home, and yet no reciprocal invitations came back.  I didn’t expect or need one in return. Over the years, it would have been nice to be on someone else’s guest list.  Even when you have a spouse, significant other, or child in your home, sometimes it is just nice when someone else does the asking.

 

Take a moment and ask yourself how you would feel if you were not included in on the celebrations, whether for Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, or even Ground Hogs Day.  It doesn’t take much to reach out and become the bigger person.  Do it you might like it! 

WEBSITE what a “F”ing mess!

For the last four days, I have been playing with the website, or attempting to and spending most of my time on the phone with GODADDY, who is helpful, but the situation has been annoying.  The first REP tells me that I am accessing my website incorrectly.  However, I have been accessing it in the same manner for almost three years and had no real problems until this weekend.  Although he initially got me into my site, it stopped working.

 

 

Call #2 instructed me that WordPress had issues and that since I was not paying for a secure website I was encountering these errors and it would only get worse.  They want on to explain viruses, etc., and scammers who debug and bug the media and if I had a secure website with them, they would be responsible for the fixes and if anyone got infected visiting my site.  Another insurance policy needed, and $1000 plus spent that newclevelandradio.net doesn’t have but we had to find it!

OOPS – Call #3 site still not working and now I am told the server we were on had problems, therefore, denying me access to my pages.  I was kindly told they would inform me when the site was repaired.  Did you get that email or phone call, I didn’t but it appears to be working.  Also in the URL address, there is a lock for security so my money is going to good use – I hope!

 

 

 

 

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What is wrong with this picture? 

What is wrong with this picture?  A friend of mine had a surgical procedure today, and before going to the hospital, she had to pay her deductible, if it had not been met.  Most of us have high deductibles as we cannot afford the insurance with anything less.  Additionally, as she was prepped for surgery, the hospital staff tried adding on tests that would have padded her bill to the tune of $7,000.  Really, where is the average patient going to come up with this kind of money?

 

 

Just yesterday I heard, President Donald Trump, tell the media that our economy is the best it’s been in 50 years, and we have the lowest unemployment rate.  However, that was not a truthful statement, since more people are working multiple jobs to make ends meet, and a majority of Americans are working various part-time assignments, that doesn’t bode well for Donald’s lack of knowledge.  What he and his cronies do not understand employers do not have to offer benefits when you are not part of the full-time work core.  Benefits not only include insurance, but paid time off for illness, personal, and need vacation/rejuvenation time.  When so many of us are displaced workers earning less than our education and experience totals, the communities we live in begin to suffer.  We wonder why customer service has been a lost art;  that can easily be explained when individuals feel that they are not appreciated.  Do You Feel Appreciated?

 

I have been asked why I am so anti-Donald Trump, and my answer begins with the above.  How many times can anyone distort the truth and have so many people believe they are truthful when the reality is DECEIT?  I refuse to be lead to slaughter.  Since I began writing this blog, it has been noted in the news that our financial position here in the United States is not as good as (the wealthy) may have been thought.  Additionally, the unemployment rate is not as low as announced it does not take in to affect all the individuals working part-time since companies have cutback to avoid paying benefits, like the ones I described above.

 

So what is the real truth?  The real truth is America has been GREAT; however, it is faltering.  It is up to us to learn from the mistakes that have occurred and turn things around.  It begins with communication and collaboration of ideas and ideals.  We can do it, and we must do it!  Will you join me?

CAFE LENA lets do it AGAIN!

To my Saratoga and Capital Area Musicians;

It was just three months ago we honored the memory of Charlie Eble and raised money for the new internship program. Well, newclevelandradio.net would like to suggest we do it again and start planning it now. Since that spectacular event in May, I have heard from many of you sharing the comment, you would like to do this again (and again). Charlie has provided us the opportunity to put you all together and share the universal language that kept his toes tapping.

So, I begin by asking Patricia Eble Urell, Joel Moss, Sarah Craig, Jim Mastrianni, and Meg Kelly, are you all in? If so let’s select a date and start planning. It seems like we may have missed out on some musicians that were either out of town or had commitments for the day. The sooner we select a date the easier it will be for the performers to schedule the day.

Some of the comments I have received included starting the event later in the day into the evening. Midday for many is a difficult time to attend, and we could see if it brings more people in. Also if we get it on the Café Lena Calendar early enough we might draw more people including the Concert Window.

I look forward to hearing from all of you, you make me smile!

Money

I heard Donald Trump tell the press and all that would listen that our economy is the best it has ever been.  He says we all have more money in our pockets now that he is president, and if we want to stay financially healthy, we have no other choice but to elect him again in 2020.  EXCUSE me, I work and live in the real world, not the fake façade he is illustrating, and our economy is S H I T, and it is getting worse under his administration.

 

 

 

 

When I see consumers coming in the store to purchase electronics that their children need for school, whether it be public, private, or collegiate, they are struggling to obtain while credit is being denied.  We are all struggling as it appears many of us, including my husband and I who must work multiple jobs despite our age.  As we take on part-time work, there is no guarantee for hours, which results in more or less pay, often less.  However, our bills do not fluctuate with our income.  Sure, I could cut back on the electric bill by turning off the airconditioning; however, my medical bills would probably go up due to allergies and the excessive heat we have experienced.  It’s like stealing from Peter to pay Paul.

 

I am not complaining about my life, what I am trying to express is that Donald Trump is lying to the public and putting fear in those that are struggling that he is the Messiah and the only one to fix something he has broken.  Ask yourself this question; how can you trust anyone who uses Bankruptcy ever time he makes a financial mistake?  It is also essential to ask why he is so afraid to show his TAX returns.  I have to show mine every year to update my student loan status, and even some jobs are requiring submission for review.  As a citizen of the United States of America, what makes The Donald a privileged?

 

With a year plus to go for the run for the White House let me say, I want the best person to represent me.  Although I have been a Democrat by choice most of my voting life, I have crossed the party line when the candidate has similar values that meet my needs as well as the majority of the community; they will get my vote.  Our representatives, as well as all our elected government officials, are elected to represent the majority.

 

Let’s get our shit together before it’s too late!

Monday Morning, Whatever

Monday, sometimes considered the other first day of the week, when Sunday is the first!  So who changed the second day of the week to the first and why?  As you ponder this question consider the following, why does it matter?  At one time, when we were forming a more civilized group of humanity, it must have been necessary to identify each day.  In fact, as a young child, I remember the following, “As the saying goes it is: Monday: Wash Day ~ Tuesday: Ironing Day ~ Wednesday: Sewing Day ~ Thursday: Market Day ~ Friday: Cleaning Day ~ Saturday: Baking Day ~ Sunday: Day of Rest.”

The reality is I wash daily, or as needed.  I rarely iron, but when I do it most likely is not on Tuesday.  As for sewing, I may mend some things now and again, but I am not committed to doing this on a Wednesday.  The market day depends on how often we eat at home or go out, and cleaning day in my house is every day, I cannot stand a mess or a disorder of any type.  Can you say, OCD?  If baking was left for Saturdays, I might never have the opportunity as most of my adult life, Saturday has been a workday.  A rest day on Sunday sounds remarkable dull as I don’t know how to take time out of living life to the fullest.