Becky is Better, The Complete Season One Episodes

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Click on either image of fighter Gina Carano, to read the Season One episodes of Becky is Better from The Endless Night Collection … Enjoy … 🙂

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I, The Jury [Book 04]

June Wilkinson is Mondo Kane in "I, The Jury"

June Wilkinson is Mondo Kane in “I, The Jury”

Click on the image of June Wilkinson, to read Book 04 of The Endless Night Collection … Enjoy … 🙂

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Code Dead [Book 03]

Sunglasses After Dark, The Dark Side of the Rainbow - Issue #4

Sunglasses After Dark, The Dark Side of the Rainbow – Issue #4

Click on the image of Sunglasses After Dark, to read Book 03 of The Endless Night Collection … Enjoy … 🙂

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Glenda [Book 02]

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Click on the image of Jenny McCarthy, to read Book 02 of The Endless Night Collection … Enjoy … 🙂

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Fight Like A Girl, The Complete Episodes [Book 00]

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Click on any of the images of boxer Natalya Ragozina, to read Book 00 of The Endless Night Collection … Enjoy … 🙂

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The Last of Us [Murder at The Dakota]

72094a70-d7ed-11e4-9748-3fd77e204473_8409531487_c93dacf41f_kConsidered Manhattan’s most exclusive building, the Dakota is a co-op built in 1884 on the corner of 72nd Street and Central Park West on the Upper West Side. John Lennon was murdered outside in 1980, and his widow, Yoko Ono, still lives in their apartment. The building was also the setting for Roman Polanski’s classic 1968 creeper, “Rosemary’s Baby.”

The perfect setting for an old-fashioned, “dead body in a locked room” whodunit.

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The Endless Night, The First 16 Pages – [an excerpt from IUP, Book 01]

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Be careful what you wish for … sometimes you get it

Click on the image of Jenny Miller, Mondo’s BFF, to read the pages … Enjoy … 🙂

 

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George Barnes “Guitar In Velvet” 1957 Space Age Pop, Jazz LP

From the 9 September, 1957 Billboard under “Special Merit Pop Album”:

[“The brilliant guitarist is presented here in a package of standards of different moods, ‘Someone To Watch Over Me,’ ‘Am I Blue,’ etc. Backed by his octet, the performances are notable both in technique and sound. In fact, the disk has an unusual sonorous quality which will appeal to hi-fi addicts. Cover is a beauty, a reproduction of a painting by Tracy Sugarman, well suited for display.”]

George Barnes (g); Alan Hanlon (g); Lou Stein (p); Jack Lesberg (b); Cliff Leeman (d); ? (reeds and vibes)

0:00 September In The Rain
2:28 Restless
5:01 Keeping Out Of Mischief Now
6:46 A Blues Serenade
9:14 Love Is Just Around The Corner
11:46 Am I Blue
14:24 Blue Moon
17:15 Pardon My Southern Accent
19:22 Just Squeeze Me
22:15 Did You Ever See A Dream Walking
24:13 Someone To Watch Over Me
27:29 If I Could Be With You

This 33-1/3 rpm longplay record was pressed and released in the USA as 33-358 by Grand Award. If any viewers can forward more information about these sides and anything else about the sessions and performers I will be happy to add it to this description, extending full credit if the contributor wishes it.

This original record album is part of my personal music collection. I ripped its contents for my enjoyment and created this video hoping to share it with others who appreciate hard-to-find and obscure music. Should the current copyright holders require its removal from this site I will comply.

Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use.

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Al Caiola “Sounds For Spies & Private Eyes” 1965 STEREO Spy Jazz FULL ALBUM

This is from the original stereo vinyl pressing and may have a few audible defects. Please keep in mind my videos are never meant to take the place of higher quality sources, and I urge anyone interested in owning this album to seek out their own legitimate issue.

0:00 Theme From “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”
2:03 The Fugitive Theme
4:09 Secret Agent Man
6:38 Underwater Chase
8:57 The Third Man Theme
11:18 Slaughter On Tenth Avenue
14:17 Man Of Mystery
16:21 The Bronze Doll
19:34 Baker Street Mystery
21:28 Goldfinger
23:31 The Eye In Flat Five
25:42 A Quiet Thing

This original longplay record album was released in the USA as UAS 6435 by United Artists in 1965, and will forever be part of my personal collection. I ripped its contents for my enjoyment and created this video hoping to share it with others who appreciate hard-to-find and obscure music. Should the current copyright holders require its removal from this site I will comply.

Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use.

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Dr Zimmerman’s Tuesday Tip — How to Keep Blame from Destroying Your Relationships

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How to Keep Blame from Destroying Your Relationships

I grew up with a dangerous myth. I was told that: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”

How stupid! Words are one of the most powerful forces on earth. People, relationships, even nations are built up or brought down by words.

Words are powerful because they can never be taken back. Once spoken, they can’t be retrieved. They can’t be pulled back into the mouth and they can’t be extracted from someone else’s memory.

It’s like the old Jewish teaching that compares the tongue to an arrow. A condemned man is to be shot with an arrow, but he asks for the sword instead. The condemned man knows that once the executioner has unsheathed his sword, he could beg for mercy. The executioner might be persuaded to return the sword to its scabbard. But once the arrow has been shot, it cannot be returned.

Words are the same way. Words are powerful because they can never be taken back.

And there are two types of words (or two types of communication) that destroy more relationships and more teams than anything else.  Read on.

The two most destructive words are blame and gossip. They block understanding, prevent problem solving, and demoralize their recipients. They’re just plain bad news no matter how you slice it.

This is what I recommend to stop the blame game and the gossip trap.

1. Recognize the Futility of Blame.

I remember one woman who wrote for advice. In her e-mail she complained about her husband. She even listed all of his faults. Then she said, “I really told him off the other day. He’ll treat me better or else!”

As her letter went on, it was quite obvious she was very angry. Her tone was one ofblame-blame-blame, what was wrong with her husband, and how he had caused all of her problems. Surprisingly, she finished her letter by asking how she could have a better relationship with her husband.

I told her that indeed her husband sounded like a very difficult person. However, her blame would never improve their situation. It never does.

Blame doesn’t work because it bankrupts the other person. Psychotherapist Jonathon Robinson talks about that in his book, Communication Miracles for Couples. He talks about the “self-esteem bank account.”

By way of explanation, Robinson says the average person should have $10 in his self-esteem bank account. When his account is empty, bad things happen. After all, no one can stand to be bankrupt for very long.

Quite often, the bankrupt person gets violent. He tries to “take” some self-esteem “dollars”from someone else by blaming the other person for his problems. And in some dysfunctional way, the blame makes him feel a bit better.

Unfortunately, blame makes the other person feel attacked, who then proceeds to blame and insult in self-defense. He says something like, “You think I’m selfish? You should look in the mirror.”

You need to recognize that blame is not an effective way to get another person to listen to you or work with you on solving a problem.

In fact, just the opposite is needed.

That’s what Karen Harthorn from the Target Corporation learned.  She said:

“I learned so much at your Journey-to-the-Extraordinary program that I’ve applied both at work and home.  But let me share one great success with you.  Connor, my 10-year old, has cerebral palsy and will never be great at team sports.  However, he loves to sing but was a little timid about singing in public. As a result of the Journey and what you taught us on how to encourage others, I enrolled Connor in voice lessons.”

Karen goes on to say, “Within 3 months he sang a couple of songs for his class, and then he was asked to sing for the school’s broadcast.  And finally he sang in a concert, where he was the youngest by far. He did awesome!! Now he wants to sing the National Anthem in the Metrodome.  I’ve always been pretty positive with my family and coworkers, but the Journey-to-the-Extraordinary taught me how to be even more encouraging.  It works!”

(FYI:  You can now save $600 on my next Journey, coming to Chicago, IL on November 10-11, 2016.  Just click here to reserve your spot.)

2. Remember the Impossibility of Retraction.

Once you blame somebody else or pass along some gossip, you cannot retract your words.  They’re out there in the open.  In the words you spoke or the email you sent.

An old Jewish teaching talks about that. The teaching compares cruel words to murder.

The penitent thief can return the money he has stolen. But the penitent murderer, no matter how sincerely he repents, cannot restore the victim to life. And in a similar sense, a person who damages another’s reputation through malicious blame and gossip can never totally undo the damage.

That was illustrated by a folktale set in the 19th century of Eastern Europe. A man went about the community slandering the rabbi. But one day, feeling remorseful, the man begged the rabbi for forgiveness. He offered to do any kind of penance to make amends for the damage he had caused.

The rabbi told him to take a feather pillow from his home, cut it open, and scatter the feathers to the wind. The man did as he was instructed. He then returned to the rabbi and asked, “Am I now forgiven?

“Almost,” replied the rabbi. “You first have to perform one last task. Go and gather all the feathers.”

The man protested, “But that’s impossible because the wind has already scattered them.”

“Precisely,” said the rabbi. He knew that once the nasty words are spoken, they’re impossible to retract and the damage they leave behind is very difficult to rectify.

3. Examine Your Communication Habits.

In reality, very few people actually see themselves as blame-gamers or gossips, but lots of people are. I suppose that’s why one person said, “Gossip will never be repeated through these lips; so listen carefully.”

To prevent yourself from using these two destructive communication patterns, see your words for what they are. You may think you’re simply passing along “information” and your “information” isn’t gossip.

To make sure that’s the case, ask yourself two questions.

  1. Do your words reveal something negative about someone else?
  2. And would the subject of your information like you to keep it to yourself?

If you answered “yes” to one or both of those questions, your “information” is probably gossip. That’s why your parents and teachers may have told you “Don’t say anything about a person unless it’s good.” But one man said, “Wait until you hear this. Is it ever good!”

4. Remember the Price You Pay.

Blame and gossip are not free. Whenever you gossip about someone who is not present,you lose the trust of those who are. They know if you’ll talk about others, you’ll talk about them in disparaging ways.

Perhaps you’ve noticed this phenomenon. You’ve gone to a party and there wasn’t much to talk about–until one or two couples left. Then the conversation picked up and the gossip flowed freely.

And have you ever wondered what people said about you when you were gone? Of course.  Gossip always destroys trust.

The same goes for blame.

5. Practice Thoughtful Silence.

Think before you speak. You can’t take your words back and you can’t totally undo their damage. So think. Do your words build up or tear down? If your words tear down, you might be better off saying nothing. Remember, “A closed mouth gathers no feet.”

You may be guilty of putting your tongue to work before your brain is fully engaged. It’s a dangerous way to live.

Instead, you might practice what I read on a sign recently.  It said, “To say the right thing at the right time, keep still most of the time.”

That may be an exaggeration, but you get the point. If your information isn’t helpful to all concerned, you may need to keep still.

Listen to Ty Inglis, a CPA at the accounting firm of Eide Bailly LLP. Ty says,

“Before your Journey-to-the-Extraordinary program, I would often continue to work or be distracted when staff members came into my office.  This approach left people with the impression that I was not interested in them or their concerns.  After I attended your Journey program and learned the amazing techniques you taught us, I have made a concerted effort to employ the listening techniques that we learned.  This has made me a better listener and hasdramatically improved my relations with my staff.

6. Confess It If You Did It.

It may be good for you and your relationships on and off the job. You relieve the stress and rebuild the trust.

I think of one teacher who asked his adult students to think of things from their past that made them feel ashamed or regretful. He suggested that they find ways to apologize–or right the wrongs–if at all possible.

The next week in class one of his students, Jimmy Calkins, reported that he had done that. Twenty years before back in high school, he and two friends had climbed the water tower in a small Iowa town. In bright read letters, they wrote on the tower, “Sheriff Brown is a S.O.B.!”

The sheriff apprehended the boys the next day. The other boys confessed, but Jimmy lied. He denied any involvement and escaped punishment.

Jimmy said he didn’t know if Sheriff Brown was alive or not. But he looked up the number and called. Sheriff Brown answered, and he heard, “This is Jimmy Calkins. And I want you to know that I did it.”

“I knew it,” Brown yelled back. They had a good laugh as they conversed.

The real lesson came in Brown’s closing words. He said, “Jimmy, I always felt badly for you because your buddies got it off their chest and I know you were carrying it around all these years. I want to thank you for calling me–for your sake.”

To make a quick and lasting positive difference in your communication, stop the blame game and the gossip trap.

Final Thought:  To blame is to be lame.

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Hugo Montenegro “Come Spy With Me” 1966 STEREO 007 Spy Crime FULL ALBUM

This one is WAY too short! It is from a very clean original stereo vinyl pressing and may yet have a few audible defects. Please keep in mind my videos are never meant to take the place of higher quality sources, and I urge everyone interested in owning this album to seek out their own legitimate issue.

0:00 Secret Agent Man
2:37 Theme From “I Spy”
4:36 Theme From “The FBI”
6:48 Thunderball
9:12 The Silencers
11:29 “Get Smart” Theme
13:38 Come Spy With Me
16:01 Goldfinger
17:58 Theme From “The Spy Who Came In From The Cold”
19:59 Our Man Flint
22:21 The James Bond Theme

This longplay record album was released in the USA as LSP-3540 by RCA Victor in 1966, and will forever be part of my personal collection. I ripped its contents for my enjoyment and created this video hoping to share it with others who appreciate hard-to-find and obscure music. Should the current copyright holders require its removal from this site I will comply.

Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.

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Paul Phillips “The Sound Of Midnight – Naked City” 1961 STEREO Noir Jazz FULL ALBUM

This is from the original stereo vinyl pressing and may have a few audible defects. Please keep in mind my videos are never meant to take the place of higher quality sources, and I urge everyone interested in owning this album to seek out their own legitimate copy.

0:00 Tenderly
2:26 Harlem Nocturne
5:25 Stardust
9:12 I Only Have Eyes For You
11:45 Naked City
14:12 Fever
17:09 Theme From Route 66
20:16 In The Still Of The Night
23:19 I Cover The Waterfront
26:37 All Through The Night
29:41 There’s A Small Hotel
32:44 Dancing In The Dark

This original longplay record album was released in the USA as MS7517 by Kapp Medallion in 1961, and will forever be part of my personal collection. I ripped its contents for my enjoyment and created this video hoping to share it with others who appreciate hard-to-find and obscure music. Should the current copyright holders require its removal from this site I will comply.

Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use.

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Music To Read James Bond By (Enjoy!!!)

Note: Due to copyright issues, I have replaced two songs with versions from the album, “The Music of John Barry.”

Liner notes from original album:

One of the greatest excitements ever to hit the literary world has been the JAMES BOND explosion. Countless millions of avid readers have literally devoured the fantastic exploits of Ian Fleming’s super-sleuth, Secret Agent 007, and have thrilled to his feats of derring-do and his conquests of the ladies, one more enchanting than the other. The very same success has greeted James Bond in motion pictures. The initial production, “Dr. No”, was a veritable box-office blockbuster, and it was followed by “From Russia With Love,” even more of a sensation, and now “Goldfinger”, the latest, gives every indication of topping the combined grosses of its two predecessors. Currently in the planning stages is the fourth cinema epic, “Thunderball”, and this too will certainly rack up business that will be the envy of the entire motion picture industry.

“MUSIC TO READ JAMES BOND BY” is just that. It presents the melodies that go hand-in-hand with sizzling action of a James Bond adventure. Something is happening all the time—perhaps a nerve-wracking test of strength and endurance with a sinister representative of SPECTRE, or a romantic dalliance with a voluptuous siren. The artists represented—each a major figure in the music world—offer their interpretations of the Bond scene, and such giants as Ferrante and Teicher, Perez Prado, John Barry, The La Playas, Sir Julian, Al Caiola, Monty Norman, Shirley Bassey, LeRoy Holmes, and Dick Ruedebusch are singularly winning with repertoire composed especially for the Bond flickers, or music in the James Bond mood.

The truly avid James Bond fan will perhaps cleverly take a tip from his idol, 007, and embellish the novel and this exciting music with a tasty martini, gently stirred and not shaken. Now settle back and enjoy a delightful evening.

This is from the original stereo vinyl pressing and may have a few audible defects. Please keep in mind my videos are never meant to take the place of higher quality sources, and I urge everyone interested in owning this album to seek out their own legitimate copy.

0:00 Al Caiola “Thunderball”
2:24 Count Basie “007”
5:27 Leroy Holmes “Search For Vulcan”
8:21 Perez Prado “The James Bond Theme”
10:17 Leroy Holmes “Espionage”
14:00 Leroy Holmes “I Wanna Be A James Bond Girl”
16:42 John Barry “Mister Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”
19:59 Ferrante & Teicher “Goldfinger”
22:41 Al Caiola “Underwater Chase”
24:59 Count Basie “The Golden Horn”
28:44 Leroy Holmes “License To Kill”
31:43 Leroy Holmes “Odd Job Man”

This original longplay record album was released in the USA as UAS 6541 by United Artists in 1966, and will forever be part of my personal collection. I ripped its contents for my enjoyment and created this video hoping to share it with others who appreciate hard-to-find and obscure music. Should the current copyright holders require its removal from this site I will comply.

Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use.

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Themes From James Bond Movies Soundtrack (Album Cover)

Themes From James Bond Movies Soundtrack

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JUNE WILKINSON MULTIPLE PLAYBOY APPEARANCES #3 SIGNED 10×8 PHOTO

JUNE WILKINSON MULTIPLE PLAYBOY APPEARANCES #3 SIGNED 10x8 PHOTO

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The Last of Us [Night Train Revisited]

The Völkischer Beobachter (pronounced [ˈfœlkɪʃɐ bəˈʔoːbaχtɐ]; “Völkisch Observer”) was the newspaper of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (NSDAP or Nazi Party) from 1920. It first appeared weekly, then daily from 8 February 1923. For twenty-five years it formed part of the official public face of the Nazi party.

The “fighting paper of the National Socialist movement of Greater Germany” (Kampfblatt der nationalsozialistischen Bewegung Großdeutschlands) had its origin in the Münchener Beobachter (“Munich Observer”), an anti-Semitic weekly paper which in 1918 was acquired by the Thule Society and in August 1919 was renamed Völkischer Beobachter.

 

Not wholesale warfare—i.e., mass slaughter on its grandest scale—the most beloved child of the god Ares—that crudest, most impolite expression of conflict resolution between mundane Nation States or betwixt supernatural Houses or whatever.

Not suicide bombing, that garish child of indiscriminate terrorism at its most desperate.

This is the resolution of conflict in “polite” society, at its most “polite”—i.e., most focused, most discriminating, most tasteful.

Prophetically, it’s occurring at a fleabag hotel named Völkischer Beobachter; named after the infamous newspaper of the Vampire founder of The Third Reich, Adolf Hitler.

A Special Forces unit against a lone Sandman. The Special Forces are Dolls [of the House of Dolls, which should never be confused with Dolls of the Vatican’s Dollhouse. The Sandman is a Vampire. A real Lost against artificial ones [in this case, two-legged mechanisms].

Mondo stops masturbating. She licks her hands clean. The hygiene mode for her attire switches back on. Jacket is buttoned. Legs close, no longer draping the arms of her chair. Prudz glove her hands. Her hair yanks back up into a sternka. She slips on her sternns, eschewing her palins. The girl goes stone cold—i.e., a festering churn of sexual repression and total madness, punctuated by unfettered homicidal mania. The homicidal maniac no longer has to put up with being shorted. Because. She no longer has to settle for less than she craves—i.e., she no longer has to substitute addiction and/or promiscuity for mayhem. Her madness will vent unrestrained—i.e., unfettered madness and an insatiable craving for mayhem. Mayhem is at hand; real mayhem. Mayhem and maybe answers to the most profound riddles of the murder mystery at hand.

The Vampire stands up and ghosts. Her hard pretty face is already twisted in anticipation of what she’s about to engage in. There’s no longer a pretense of sanity maintained; she sheds that façade, gleefully and eagerly. She looks unhinged; showing her true face to the world. Total madness. A homicidal deranged lunatic.

This fleabag was not picked at random. A lot of research got her here—ferreting out red herrings, blind trusts, and dummy corporations—i.e., a lot of dead ends. A precedent-setting building like the Dakota would need a prototype. And the Völkischer Beobachter is it. This is why the two buildings share such a distinguished pedigree.

Both were architected by the Witch, Penelope Miller. The builder for both was the Giant, Fran Huckson. Most of their artisans were Dwarf sappers. Mind you. There are differences between the two structures. They are not identical twins. Knowing the ins and outs of one, is not to know all the ins and outs of the other. But there are enough similarities to warrant this deadly experiment.

Construct your prototype in the slums and test it extensively, so that you can produce a faultless finished product for the upper crust. Obscure the identity of the test building as much as possible.

Nor was this room picked at random. It’s the doppelganger for the Roosevelts’ apartment. On the floor of the room by the bed is a well-worn rug—dirty, stained, fading colors—depicting the aftermath of some epic battle. The context of this immortalized battle is World War One, circa 1919. Nine mundane German soldiers—six men and three women—stand triumphantly atop a mound of the dead bodies of Allied troops. Embroidered discreetly in a corner of the rug in fancy script is its legend, Asadorian Rug Company of Persia [also, Asadorian Oriental Rug Company of Persia].

In the master bedroom of the Roosevelts’ apartment there is also a rug of the Asadorian Oriental Rug Company. In immaculate condition, it also depicts the gruesome aftermath of some epic battle from 1919 WWI. But. In the case of that depiction. There is only one soldier of Kaiser Wilhelm II standing atop a mound of decapitated Allied troops. A woman in her sixties, a commanding officer with the rank of major by her uniform. Her once comely face disfigured by unfettered madness and an insatiable craving for mayhem. She’s holding aloft the head of one of those fallen Allied troops upon whose mutilated bodies she stands. Her face sporting a Joker’s drooling maniacal grin spanning ear to ear. Despite its disfigurement and too-large mouth, it’s still recognizable as the face of Helen Mirren.

Both rugs are mechanisms. Variations of the very same scene from The Great War. Coincidence? Maybe. Maybe not.

Being that they are cyborgs, the Borg do not manufacture their consciousnesses. Theirs originates from the biological conscripts they have assimilated. That limits their number. Nevertheless, they are legion.

In contrast. Sedition are thinking machines. They manufacture their consciousnesses. As such, there is no theoretical limit to the number that they can produce. Their capacity is beyond legion. Yet, they do not multiple in an uninhibited fashion. They maintain [population] parity with The Borg as detailed in the articles of surrender signed in Versailles in 1921, which was suitable punishment for Sedition’s unholy pact with the Lucifer-backed Kaiser.

The Treaty of Versailles that ended World War One. A treaty ratified two years after the scene depicted in the two rugs. More coincidence? Maybe. Maybe not.

In World War 1, the Axis Powers (which were also known as the Central Powers) were Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, Italy, and Sedition [The House of Dolls]. Germany and Sedition were the founding member nations of the Axis Powers. But. Sedition didn’t actively participate in the hostilities until late summer 1918. Up until then, the Dolls were only supplying intelligence and logistic support on an as-needed basis, per the original terms of their collaboration agreement with Germany. Those terms were Italy’s stipulation to join the Axis Powers—i.e., no Dolls in combat.

As such. The beginning years of WWI proved to be seesaw. Neither side was able to gain the upper hand. Then, the Yanks arrived. And, the Allies started winning battle after battle, decisively.

The Allies were the British Empire, France, Russia, and later the United States. Devoutly-Catholic Italy switched from the Central Powers to the Allied Powers in response to Sedition providing troops [i.e., Dolls] to the Axis Powers for combat duty in the front lines in 1918.

By 1919, the Axis Powers, thanks to the Dolls, were routing the Allies. Then, in early January 1920, the Vampires and their closest allies the Elves intervened on the behalf of the Allies, and immediately the fortunes of war turned against the Central Powers.

To this day, no mortal knows why the darkest of God’s children came to the aid of the Allies. Many suspect that it was at the behest of the leadership of the Ladies Council of Saint Engelbert Church. But. This was mundane business, so why would senior leadership care? Because God asked them to [care]?

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Skip Martin “The Music From Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer” 1959 Crime Jazz FULL ALBUM

This is from the original stereo vinyl pressing and may have a few audible defects. Please keep in mind my videos are never meant to take the place of higher quality sources, and I urge everyone interested in owning this album to seek out their own legitimate copy.

0:00 Riff Blues (Theme)
2:28 Corn Pone Woman
4:52 Coffee House
7:15 Bad Guys
10:56 Black Night
14:17 Back Home
17:11 Night Crowd
19:37 Summer Mood
23:25 Like Mike
25:17 Morning After
27:13 Lenox Avenue Strut
30:41 Hammer Blow

This longplay record album was released in the USA as LSP-2140 by RCA Victor in 1959, and will forever be part of my personal collection. I ripped its contents for my enjoyment and created this video hoping to share it with others who appreciate hard-to-find and obscure music. Should the current copyright holders require its removal from this site I will comply.

Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use.

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The Jazz All-Stars “Thunderball & Other Secret Agent Themes” 1966 Spy & Crime FULL ALBUM

This James Bond 007-exploitive LP is the original budget label mono vinyl pressing and may have a few audible defects. Please keep in mind my videos are never meant to take the place of higher quality sources, and I urge everyone interested in owning this album to seek out their own legitimate issue.

0:00 Thunderball
3:14 From Russia With Love
7:10 The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
10:19 Win, Lose Or Spy
12:43 Under Cover Agent Theme
15:21 I Spy
17:25 Ipcress File Theme
20:54 Theme From The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
23:07 The Saboteur
26:00 Majorca Express

This longplay record album was released in the USA as DLP-206 by Design Records in 1966, and will forever be part of my personal collection, unless I find a true stereo pressing that is. I ripped its contents for my enjoyment and created this video hoping to share it with others who appreciate hard-to-find and obscure music. Should the current copyright holders require its removal from this site I will comply.

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Dr Zimmerman’s Tuesday Tip — How to Solve Your Communication Problems

Tuesday Tip

communication problems

How to Solve Your Communication Problems

Do you remember the movie Cool Hand Luke? And do you remember the one key sentence in that movie?

People have been quoting it ever since. It was said by the prison warden. He said, “What we have here is a failure to communicate.”

Well the same sentence could be applied to many organizations and teams. Almost everywhere I speak; the employee surveys say the same thing. The employees say there is a “lack of communication.”

That may be the bad news. The good news is there is something simple but significant that you can do about it. Read on.

To fix any problem, including a communication problem, you must first…

1. Assess the Depth and Breadth of Your Communication … at Home.

For example, there may not be enough actual communication time in your marriage or significant relationship.

And how much is enough? Dr. Willard Harley says 15 hours each week!

As the author of His Needs, Her Needs: Building An Affair-Proof Marriage, Harley studied hundreds of couples who were dating, couples who had maintained their romantic love while married, and couples having affairs to find out what made their relationships succeed or fail. And there was one common thread.

As he says, “Based on these findings and overwhelming evidence I’ve acquired since then, I tell couples that if they want to maintain their love for each other, they should learn to do what those in love are doing — set aside at least 15 hours a week for undivided attention, where one of the primary purposes is to engage in intimate conversation.”

Wow!

Of course, people say to me, “15 hours a week? We haven’t got that much to talk about.”

Oh yes you do. That’s why I teach my Brave Question technique in my Journey-to-the-Extraordinary program and it is indeed a revolutionary technique.

Stuart Gray, the CEO of Hospitality Rocks, shared his experience.

“I just wanted to let you know what happened after learning your Brave Questiontechnique at the Journey. First, I used the book to deepen my relationship with my wife. It took us 3.5 hours to complete the first 17 of your 400 questions. WOW!”

Stuart continued, “Then on my return trip from the lake, I rode with my 80-year old father-in-law for over ten hours and we only completed three sets of questions. The knowledge and understanding that I gained of my father-in-law made my wife eager to pursue deeper conversations with him as well … because I know things about her Dad that she is unaware of. Thank you for developing a tool that has helped in deepening my communication.”

And very much like point #1, to start the process of resolving your communication problems,

2. Assess the Depth and Breadth of Your Communication … at Work.

You may very well find out that there needs to be more communication … IF you want to be more successful.

Dennis Winslow documented that in his book, The Practice of Empowerment. He asked 1000 participants in his coaching seminars this question: “If you knew that a supervisor in your organization was doing something that was hurting the performance of the organization, would you confront that supervisor about what he or she was doing?”

Less than 50% said they would confront their bosses.

Of course that begs the question, “How will things ever get better if people aren’t talking about the problems and discussing ways of resolving them?”

Winslow then asked 6000 seminar participants, “Do you know of some way that your organization could make a substantial gain in cutting costs or improving the quality of its goods and services?”

100% of the participants answered “yes.”

Finally, Winslow asked, “Will you do anything about your suggestion?”

Less than 10% answered “yes” to this question.

From my experience of speaking to more than 2500 groups in hundreds of organizations, I think Winslow’s research is quite accurate. There is a failure to communicate in too many teams and organizations.

If you think that might be true in your group, then you need to take a moment to…

3. Figure Out What Is Causing the Lack of Communication.

In some groups it’s a time problem. People are so busy doing their jobs that they don’t seem to have any time left for communication.

In other groups, the lack of communication is caused by misplaced priorities. They think their tasks are more important than their relationships with their customers, coworkers, and even their family members.

In still other groups, the lack of communication can be attributed to a lack of trust.

Debra Boggan talked about that in her book, Confessions of an Unmanager. She found that the supervisors were giving lip service to the new empowerment program at a Nortel plant, but they weren’t really using it.

When she asked them about their commitment to the program, they all said they were behind it 100%. When she asked them how honest they’d just been in answering her question, they all avoided the question. She knew something was up.

So she asked her team members, “Do you trust everybody else in this room?” She asked them to anonymously write out their answers on a slip of paper. Everyone wrote, “No.”

Debra was smart and she was a risk taker. She knew her team couldn’t make any progress as long as they had a trust and communication problem. So she offered to put herself on the chopping block. She said, “Let’s start with me. Why don’t you trust me?”

For the next couple of hours, her staff gave feedback. One said she wasn’t a good listener, that she seemed so preoccupied with her own ideas that she shut out the ideas of others. Another one pointed out that when they were talking one to one, she would take phone calls or speed read her email. Still others said she gave mixed signals–which sometimes she wanted the team members to take initiative and other times she wanted to run everything.

As the session progressed, an important shift came when a supervisor said, “I give mixed signals too.”Then others looked at how they could improve.

Somehow or other, Debra knew that one of the traits of a good leader is the extent to which his or her teammates speak up, share their ideas, and question the leader’s point of view. She had taken the first step in making sure that would happen. She was overcoming their “failure to communicate.”

Of course, I find a lot of leaders who will say, “My people just don’t speak up. I ask them for their input, but they don’t say much at our meetings. So I suppose we’re all pretty much in synch.”

Not necessarily. When team members fail to disagree with their leaders, more often than not, you’ve got a trust problem on your hands. That’s why I tell them, “Do not mistake silence for agreement.”

So take a moment with this third tip to figure out what might be causing your communication problem, if you have one.

And then, make it clear that you…

4. Value the Input of Others.

Great leaders certainly do. They know they can’t think of everything. And they know they are much more apt to find the right answer to a problem if they have several possible solutions in front of them.

President John F. Kennedy exemplified that. One of his close advisers said Kennedy tried to“surround himself with people who raised questions … and was wary of those who adapted their opinions to what they thought the President wanted to hear.”

Kennedy wanted the input of others and they knew he valued their input. It’s the perfect combination for a healthy, open communicative environment.

Unfortunately, in our crazy busy world, it’s easy to forget how important the input of others really is.

If that sounds like you, you might take a moment to reflect on this. If you have a penny and I have a penny and we exchange pennies, you still have one cent and I have one cent. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange ideas, you now have two ideas and I have two ideas. It’s the power of communication at work.

That’s what Mark Matter, the Director of Continuous Improvement at Universal Strap, learned when he attended my Journey-To-The-Extraordinary experience. It not only improves relationships, it improves you!

Mark says, “This is by far the most helpful seminar I have ever attended. I’ve gotten several great results, but you may be interested in a few of them. I used to be very sluggish and could easily spend nights on the recliner. Now it’s nothing to be out in the garage working until 10 or 11 on projects. My coworkers tell me I’m more upbeat.I’ve become a better listener and I’m using positive communication techniques at home and at work … and its working big time. Thanks Dr. Zimmerman.”

(Early-bird registration is now open for my next Journey program coming to Chicago, IL on November 10-11, 2016. Click here to register now and save $600 on your tuition.)

So how do you show others that you value their input … so they actually talk to you instead of about you? Try…

5. Actively Solicit the Input of Others.

It’s one thing to say your teammates’ input is important. It’s something else to go out there and get it.

I’ve found that effective communicators do several things. You might try one or more of these ideas.

  • Effective communicators ask for the opinions of others.
  • They hear people out by giving their full and undivided attention.
  • They see ideas as raw material rather than finished products.
  • They build upon the input of others rather than out rightly reject it.
  • They refrain from arguing or taking offense at ideas different from their own.

To some extent, good communicators are tough-skinned. They know they’re going to be wrong once in a while. They want to hear opposing viewpoints, even if it’s hard to hear, because they know the best answers come from healthy debate, not silence or capitulation.

Back in 1967 when the prison warden in Cool Hand Luke said, “what we have here is a failure to communicate,” that was somewhat acceptable. After all, we didn’t have all the research and techniques we have today for solving communication problems.

Now, some 50 years later, it is inexcusable to say such things.

Final Thought: Communication works for those who work at it.

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The Last of Us [The Mortal Instruments – Shadowhunters aka Be Forewarned: I am the bait and I am the trap]

He [Thelonious Sphere Monk], one of the founding fathers of Bebop, became a permanent house guest in the New Jersey home of his old friend and long-time patron, the Baroness Pannonica de Koenigswarter—“Nica”—at whose New York apartment Charlie Parker had stayed during his brief final illness in 1955. It was increasingly clear that Thelonious would not be returning to action. Building again on the earlier accounts of his eccentricity, it was pretty generally accepted that the situation involved developing mental illness. But there was no direct or specific explanation or resolution; Thelonious remained in seclusion until 1982, when he suffered a stroke and died. He was almost 65, and he had been a professional pianist since his teens, but his period as a direct influence and a recognized major creative force in Jazz was largely confined to the period between his reemergence in the mid-1950’s at the Five Spot and his swift shutdown at the end of the following decade.

 

In a fleabag [hotel] in skidrow. In the rented-by-the-week room of one of fleabag’s residents. Here the prostitute “entertains” those clients of hers that prefer to do the dirty in the privacy of her room. Most of her customers do it with her in an alley near the corner she works.

The girl, Lucy, struggles. Not for life, but for more addiction. The core motivation [i.e., craving] of all junkies. She’s young, blonde, and buxom. A leggy twenty-something who was smoking-hot before narcotics robbed her of her looks. Now she looks decades older than her birth certificate would give testament to. She’s skinny, filthy, and infested, and this former clotheshorse and blue-blood debutant doesn’t care.

Lying on her back, legs spread widely. Wearing a dirty t-shirt and thong panties—stained, dingy-grey, and threadbare, once they were clean, pristine, and gloriously white. Underneath her t-shirt, a hand-bra is very busy, rudely groping her tits. Stuffing her thong is the very soiled Doll Parts that she’s strapping. Parts which have no hygiene mode. The dildo is sporting a full erection.

The bare mattress of the brass bed upon which she lies reeks of the sour stench of fermenting cum, jism, urine, and feces which spatters, stains, and soaks it. The girl sells herself for her junk. She doesn’t care what she must do to get her next fix. No matter how degrading. She’s hopelessly hooked and as such is in that downward spiral which ultimately leads to death.

Dirty finger and toe nails, long and ragged. Dark circles around bloodshot eyes. Covering her left cheek is a crusty skin lesion. Star shaped. Yellow pus. And. Hooked into her back, bursting through her t-shirt, for the length of her spine, is a similar “growth”. It is longitudinal, as opposed to star-shaped, but it’s crusty, yellow pus, etc, just like her cheek lesion. Looking like extensions of Syphilis, Gonorrhea, genital herpes, and every other form of venereal disease, they are in fact papillomavirus warts.

Partygirl is on top of Lucy. Its tongue, that long retractile proboscis, that always-hungry squid in its mouth, is shoved into Lucy’s large ugly mouth and down her throat and is feeding voraciously. Back before Lucy became a user and got used to the nth degree, she had a small neat mouth. Back then. Not an addict. She just liked to get high, from time to time. Lucy was careful, thought only chumps got hooked, and was so sure that she was too smart to ever become a junkie. Pride cometh before the fall. So. Always looking for kicks and that elusive best high, she tried out getting used by a Partygirl, one weekend during Spring Break when she was supposed to be working on her dissertation on lichens. Recreational drug use quickly gave way to full-blown addiction in less than two weeks. Her mouth got stretched out from getting used, and has never been small and neat again.

Lucy’s mouth has also been repeatedly violated by Partygirl’s cock. A massive penis that has rammed the prostitute’s pussy and asshole with the worst of intentions multiple times since this weekend orgy began. An orgy for Partygirl; a binge for Lucy.

In spite of the squid shoved down her gullet, she’s still able to make those clicking sounds of hers, the clicking sounds of a Partygirl. Also, just like a Partygirl, she only speaks mundane when she has to. Her teeth are so filthy, they look rotten. Gums receded, baring more teeth, making them look even longer and more menacing. Straight teeth rendered crooked. Teeth sharpened to points. A long tongue that’s been split halfway down the middle so that it’s now forked. The mortal version of a razorblade smile. Her long, facile tongue is so filthy it’s black. It’s as if she’s had a stroke and because of the resulting facial paralysis her tongue had hung out of her mouth so long that it had dried up and turned black.

Mondo sits in a corner. Jacket unbuttoned. Legs spread, draping the ragged arms of a chair that has seen much better days, craving that she were in Lucy’s place getting used, instead of Lucy as her proxy. One hand is very busy shoved in her bra, rudely groping her tits. The other hand is equally busy shoved deep inside the waistband of her skirt, into her panties, feverously finger fucking her pussy. Neither hand is gloved. The hygiene mode for her attire has been turned off for the duration. She’s been holed up here for a day. Seemingly incoherent. Foaming at the mouth. Ranting and raving as if to a lunatic’s full moon.

Hanging in an open closet nearby is the perennial choice of extreme female junkies, a dead diseased Kaye. When Lucy is not wearing it, her well-worn very soiled Doll Parts which have no hygiene mode is hanging alongside the ruined business suit.

The question to ask yourself is: “Considering Mondo’s well-known proclivities, why is she employing a surrogate?”

And, she’s not the only one who’s using a proxy. Six, seemingly unconnected figures, converge casually upon the hotel. Four men and two woman, posing as bums and bagladies. The would-be party crashers are wearing the faces and physiques of the Dakota’s Brewsters.

This square footage of the skidrow area is where magic is problematic at best. It is part of an alternate New York called Downworld. An off-the-grid filled with mysterious faeries, hard-partying warlocks, not-what-they-seem Vampires, an army of Werewolves. In other words, the flavor of the night and the persuasions of demons who want to destroy it all. All the intangibles needed to enable the darkest things to do the impossible.

Telepathically, her phone Lucy whispers in her ear: “They’re here, Mistress.”

Mondo’s telepathic response is the cryptic observation of a pro-wrestling fanatic: Others are capable of delivering intense promos, but I can’t think of anyone else who does so casually, like seething rage is his baseline.

Her Phone responds in kind: “Watch repairers: Cell phones have replaced watches for many people, which means less demand for watch repair. Jobs in this highly specialized industry are already scarce – there are just 2,700 watch repairers in the U.S., according to the BLS. By 2024, there will be only 2,000, a drop of 26%. Trained horologists will still be needed to fix expensive designer watches, so this field, while shrinking, isn’t quite dead yet.”

The lunatic [Mondo] has the last word in this parley: This is Life, with all the dull parts cut out.

The six party crashers are Sedition. So, Mondo’s last comment is totally within context. As is the rest of the telepathic exchange between the Lost Girl and her Phone.

Sedition—Box Command Doll–Blood Doll. They are the android equivalent of a Vampire, and are powered by something called Blink Drive. Sedition is that very special class of “artificial” people. Only Toy is more technologically advanced. Like Toy, they destroyed their creators. Unlike Toy, their creators weren’t biologicals. Their creators were thinking machines; machines that were second in advancement only to Toy.

Their particular adaptation of Blink Drive is only usable by Sedition—the robotic equivalent of organics who get DNA married to specific tech to render it proprietary.

Blink Drive is a derivative micro cross between a World Engine and Phantom Drive. Blink has a horrendous Purple radiation leakage to its operator resulting from when it folds the space-time continuum during transit operations. Of course, Purple has no adverse effect on Sedition. Their only known fatal vulnerability is sudden [primary] brain death. As such, they are nearly invincible.

At death, their consciousness is uploaded into the World Machine where it’s stored until it can be download into a new artificial body. Making them essentially immortal. Only Sedition knows where the World Machine is located. Even The Borg know better than to try and violate that secrecy.

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Duke Ellington interview 1973 / Duke Ellington intervju 1973

Duke was interviewed by the Finnish National Broadcasting Company while arriving to Helsinki for a concert in 1973.

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Dr Zimmerman’s Tuesday Tip — What You Can Do About Stress

Tuesday Tip

Relieving Stress

What You Can Do About Stress

Americans take fewer vacation days and work more hours per year than workers in the other top 15 industrialized nations of the world.  And, as you can imagine, this pedal-to-the-metal pace has led to a huge amount of job stress.

In fact, I tell my audiences that one of every three people is stressed out, burned out, or has a life badly out of balance.  To prove my point, I tell them to “Look at someone on your left and look at someone on your right.  And if they look okay, you’re probably the one!

Of course they laugh.  But the facts about workplace stress are even more gruesome than that.

A study by the American Psychological Association shows that 75% of employees consider their jobs to be a major source of stress. 66% say stress negatively affects their productivity levels. And 50% are thinking about leaving their job to find something less stressful.

Chances are … you fall into one of those categories.  And some of the time you find yourself thinking, “Take this job and shove it.”

Well, I’ve got some good news for you.  No matter how stressful your job or life might be there’salways something you can do to make things better.

Take it from Barbara Heiden, a quality assurance chemist at Cargill, who sent me this note. She writes:

“It’s been several weeks since I attended your Journey-to-the-Extraordinaryprogram, and I wanted to update you on how things are going.  Using your techniques, I am eating well-balanced meals, losing weight, and have more energy than ever!  I got a new job that pays a great deal better, and even applied your techniques to our family finances for a net gain of $125,000.00.”

Barbara concluded, “I loved the Journey, and as you can tell, I have made some very positive changes.  Thanks!”

Here are 4 tips that will help you manage, minimize, neutralize or eliminate your stress and replace it with a positive vibrant, healthy work-life balance.

1. Take an Honest Look at Your Workplace.

According to the World Health Organization, “stress is the health epidemic of the 21st century” and costs American businesses $300 billion a year.

What about your organization?  Is it throwing money down the drain because it doesn’t know how to create a more positive, less stressful work environment?

Probably so.  A recent survey of 2,500 employees by ComPsych, a provider of employee assistance programs (EAPs), found that almost everybody had difficulty focusing on tasks at work because of all the stress at work.  21% said stress was responsible for errors and missed deadlines.  15% said stress was getting in the way of positive work relationships.   And another 15% said stress was a major contributing factor in missing days of work or being late for work.

Of course, you may feel stuck in a job that is too stressful.  You may feel there is nothing you can do about it.

Well, that’s not true.  Hundreds of people who have attended my Journey-to-the-Extraordinaryprogram have learned exactly what they can do about it.

Bob Salen, the director of training for Nucon Construction, says, “As a 61-year old, I finally discovered the secret to the right balance between my business and my family life.  The Journey was a source of inspiration to me.”

(FYI: As of the date of this Tuesday Tip, my next public, off-site Journey program will be in Chicago on November 10-11, 2016.  And the first 25 registrants receive a whopping $600 tuition discount.  Click here for more information.)

2. Be Honest with Yourself.

Take an inventory. Do you have any obvious signs of stress in your life?

Perhaps you catch way too many colds. Or you’re plagued with too many headaches, backaches, and a variety of other tensions. Maybe you worry too much, sleep too little, eat junk food, seldom exercise, and carry an extra ten or twenty pounds.

You might say, “Well, those things just come with age.” No, they don’t. They come with stress, and the first step in licking that stress is being honest with yourself.

And it’s not that difficult to do. After all, your body is a marvelous communication system. It will tell you when you’ve got too much stress or you’re out of balance. You’ll get some pain somewhere.

In fact, that’s the purpose of pain. Pain is there to get your attention. Pain is telling you it’s time to change your life or your lifestyle.

I learned that back in college. I was the epitome of the hard driving, fast running, out-of-balance workaholic. I felt driven to take more courses than normally allowed. I felt driven to get an “A” on every test and in every class. I felt driven to study 5 to 8 hours a day and then work another 25 to 40 hours a week at my sales job.

The results were interesting, to say the least. I achieved great academic success, and I made a lot of money. But I also received so much joint pain that I could hardly walk for months and months afterwards.

I learned that if I don’t take time for “rec-reation” the body will make time for “wreck-reation.” I had to be honest with myself. My body was communicating with me through all those driven years, but I wasn’t listening. I ignored all the painful signals until I couldn’t ignore them anymore.

What’s your body telling you? Is it saying, “I’m calm, cool and collected?” Or is it saying, “I’m overworked and overwhelmed?” Be honest with yourself.

If you get anything less than a positive answer, then do something about it–because the next strategy says you need to…

3. Get More Exercise.

It’s one of the quickest ways to nip stress in the bud.  When you exercise, you reduce or eliminate the stress inside of you.

Of course, people who don’t exercise hate to hear me speak about this. They’ll always find some exception to the rule. They’ll point out the example of the person who exercised every day and dropped dead of a heart attack.

Well, let’s get real. There are exceptions to every rule. But the research is so overwhelming that it is not even debatable anymore. Appropriate exercise cleans out emotional stress, or at the very least, it gives you the strength to deal with it.

Still, non-exercise people like to joke about their non-activity. I saw one lady on a late-night talk show who said her definition of exercise was sitting in the bath tub, pulling the plug, and fighting the current. Another man said he’d consider jogging–if he ever saw a jogger smile.

I assume, however, that you’re interested in a healthy life with less stress and more balance. I assume you want the best for yourself personally and professionally.

That was certainly the case with Mike Sojka of the Fastenal Company. As Mike says:

“Even though it was only a short time ago when I attended your Journey experience, I’ve already seen amazing results.   I used your affirmation/goal-setting process to successfully start my own business.  And I used your techniques to eliminate worry … which has made life a lot less stressful. Thanks again for showing us the skills to succeed into the extraordinary.”

So to get quite specific …

4. Follow the Four Guidelines of Stress-Busting Exercise.

You see, a lot of people try exercise, but they don’t know how to do it. They don’t know how to get the re-energizing, de-stressing effects of appropriate exercise.

There are four things you’ve got to do to make exercise work for you.

First, select an exercise activity or program that makes you stop thinking about your problems.

If you’re going to ride walk to work and think about your unreasonable work load or your disrespectful boss the entire time you’re walking, your walk won’t do you any good.  You’ve got to stop thinking about your problems once in a while. You’ve got to disengage and give your mind a rest.

I used to think that throwing and catching a Frisbee was a rather useless activity. Then I realized how perfectly it fit my first criterion. When you’re jumping in the air catching the Frisbee, your whole body is engaged in the activity. There’s no way you can worry about your problems.

Second, select an exercise activity that turns you on rather than off.

In other words, you’ve got to enjoy it.

When I was a professor, I used to swim laps in the pool during my noon hour. But I knew other professors who would rather have drowned than do laps in the pool. Then don’t do it.

I would also jog around the indoor rubberized jogging track. Again I knew other folks who were bored to tears running around the same circle. Then don’t do it.

There are thousands of good ways to exercise. Find one you enjoy.

Third, select an exercise activity that is fairly non-competitive.

All day long you’re fighting battles with your competitor, with your suppliers and customers, with your coworkers and family members. You’re fighting deadlines and fires. So you don’t need an exercise program that is also a battle.

If, for example, you join the company softball team, and you get all upset about the score, be careful. If you’re complaining about a player’s bad catch or the umpire’s bad call, if you’re complaining three days after the game, your “exercise” program is not doing much to eliminate your stress.

Pick something non-competitive–unless you truly can let it go. In other words, when the game is over, it’s over.

Fourth, do your exercises for at least 20 vigorous minutes 3 times a week.

You have to push yourself to the point where you are literally pushing the stress out of your system. Some exercise experts call this the “trainer’s effect.”

So if you get up in the morning and do 2 sit-ups and 2 push-ups, if that’s the extent of your exercise program, save your breath. It won’t do you much good.

Final Thought: Fresh, alert, creative, and productive minds are usually housed in vibrant, healthy bodies with a limited amount of stress. What are you doing to make sure you’re living your life that way?

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Stella Stevens – et al, that very ambitious blonde

tribute stella stevens

née le 01octobre 1936

musique : the kinks

Sans être un clone de Marilyn Monroe, Stella Stevens relève d’abord du cliché de la blonde vaporeuse et écervelée – dont elle s’amuse dirigée par Jerry Lewis dans un de ses classiques -, vamp pour rire et mauvaise fille au bon coeur.

Elle apparaît comme une des mieux placées et douées dans le peloton des jeunes espoirs grâce au film Li’l Abner en 1959.

Mais au fil de cinq décennies (pour le moment !) elle a surtout démontré qu’elle était une actrice physique (le western et le thriller lui conviennent à merveille), d’un fort tempérament (la comédie également), capable de se mesurer aux plus grands du cinéma américain (Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum), travaillant avec Robert Altman, John Cassavetes, Vincente Minnelli, Robert Parrish, Richard Quine, Jack Smight, Dan Curtis

Son talent, sa beauté, et surtout son humour n’ont pas suffi à en faire une star, la faute en incombant à l’absence de films marquant le public

malgré quelques belles prestations (Un nommé Cable Hogue de Sam Peckinpah),

Docteur Jerry et Mister Love et Girls, Girls, Girls avec Elvis Presley

Mariée à quinze ans, mère à seize, divorcée à dix-sept, Stella Stevens fait preuve (sans que le moindre rapport soit établi) d’une extraordinaire vitalité à l’écran, également à la télévision, où elle apparaît dans une multitude de séries (Alfred Hitchcock présente, Banacek, Magnum, Arabesque, Nash Bridges, Dream On…) et jouant des rôles réguliers dans Flamingo Road et Santa Barbara.

Stella Stevens est au moins une star du cinéma bis (l’horreur notamment, dont elle est une figure presque incontournable) où elle est restée active dans des premiers rôles beaucoup plus longtemps que la plupart de ses consoeurs, et du petit écran, partenaire de Jim Brown, George Peppard, Richard Crenna, Jason Robards, mais aussi Farley Granger, Ray Milland, Shelley Winters, Linda Blair et Sandra Bullock.

Elle est la mère de l’acteur Andrew Stevens qui l’a dirigée à plusieurs reprises…

Sultry soused Stella Stevens and some cute uncredited girls let loose in Rage

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Scott Hamilton – Harry Allen 2000 Europapark Rust

Scott Hamilton – Harry Allen 2000 Europapark Rust
Scott Hamilton ts / Harry Allen ts
Just one of those things
Unknown
My romance

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