Category Archives: Just Me

Personal thoughts

Happy Mother Day.

Remember Mom will always be by your side

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The Most Amazing Woman




The first three lines of this post were intentionally left blank because in reality words can not state what I feel about the most amazing woman I have ever known my mother Frances Cooke. Such an extraordinary woman nothing can ever match a mother’s love. A shoulder to cry on when you come on as a child with a scrape knee. A shoulder to cry on when you come home having been rejected by a girl when you’re an teenager. A shoulder to cry on when you’re an adult when life throws you an unexpected curve. My mom was always there for me and even today I know from above she is still there for me.

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Happy Birthday Mom – I love you

The perfect coffee table books

Enjoy reading the blog then you and you’re friends will love reading the perfect coffee table book for Valentine’s Day- Listen Intently, KIss Passionately, Love Intensively, Respect Eternally. The thoughts and musings of an ordinary guy about love

Plus feel inspired and get your motivation on with-A God for Us  The thoughts and musings of an ordinary guy.

Both available now at Amazon.com

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Can I really be a part time Pesco-Vegetarian?

So I’ve been able to control my blood sugar over the last few months without relying on meds so in an effort to continue that trend. Plus it can’t hurt my heart health I decided to try and be a part time pesco-vegetarian, a diet which includes plant-based foods and fish. Because let’s be real I’m not going meatless full time, so two maybe three times a week I’m trying this.

This week was week one three of the dinner meals include:

Broccoli Rabe and Mushrooms sautéed in garlic, olive oil and red wine vinegar. Along with Eggplant (cubed) sautéed in Hunts diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic & Oregano No Salt Added.

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Swordfish, sautéed garlic asparagus and roasted cinnamon garlic butternut squash.

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And who’s says it just for breakfast. Scrambled eggs with kale and tomatoes.

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All very tasty. Wish me luck on this new diet and let’s see how this goes.

True Italian

I grew up around many Italian families and NYC’s real little Italy Arthur Avenue and was honored to have a number of delicious homemade Italian meals and eat at some of the best Italian restaurants and pizzerias.  So let me be clear:

1. Deep dish is not pizza it’s a casserole 

2. The Olive Garden is not an Italian restaurant it’s a  store that sells something that looks like pasta and taste like… well I’m not sure because I’ve only been there once begged forgiveness after going and swore never to go again

3. Dominos, Papa Johns and Pizza Hut are not pizzerias it’s a storefront version of a supermarket freezer storing those frozen pizzas in a box

4. A slice with pineapple topping is not a slice it’s an abomination. 

5. The real little Italy in NYC is not in Manhattan it’s in the Bronx and Arthur ave & 187th Street is still the epicenter

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It is He

Did you really think you could break me.

That you could convince me that earthly possessions were more valuable than spiritual ones.

That you could strip me of my compassion for others by exploiting inherent fears and prejudices that reside within us all.

That you could drive a wedge between me and my savior.

That you could cause me to abandon my faith and turn my back on him.

Look again and understand this:

My faith is strong in Him not you.

It is He who forgives me of my sins and loves me unconditionally not you.

It is he who I give praise to not you.

It is he who thank each day for allowing me to wake to this beautiful world that He created not you.

It is He who am a child of not you

It is He who has blessed with the promise of eternal life not you for as it is it is written in John 6:40

For it is My Father’s will that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in Him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.”

It is because of Him the Lord my savior that you could never break me.

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