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  • 00:20

    NORTH FLORIDA WRITER SHORT TAKE: IMAGINE......(4)

    in Lifestyle

    IMAGINE A WORLD OF UNLIMITED RESOURCES AND MONEY WHERE WE COULD ALL DO AS MUCH AS WE WANT AND USE AS MUCH AS WE WANT WITHOUT EVERY HAVING TO WORRY ABOUT RUNNING OUT OF WHAT WE WANT.  I THINK WE'D PROBABLY HAVE TO BE IN HEAVEN TO HAVE SUCH AN OPPORTUNITY BUT, THEN AGAIN, WE OFTEN LIVE TODAY AS IF THINGS ARE UNLIMITED.


    FOOD, SUPPLIES, GOVERNMENT SERVICES, CARS, HOMES, LAND AND EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MONEY CAN BUY TODAY IS A SUPPLY AND DEMAND SITUATION.  WHEN SUPPLY OUTPACES DEMAND, IT IS EASIER FOR ALL OF US TO GET WHAT WE WANT. WHEN DEMAND IS GREATER, THE OPPOSITE APPLIES, YET WE OFTEN LIVE AS IF THERE ARE NO LIMITS UNTIL WE HIT THE BRICK WALL: WE CAN'T AFFORD IT OR WE CAN'T GET IT.  AND THE WORST OF IT IS THAT BY THAT POINT WE ARE OUT OF THE ONE ITEM, MONEY, THAT IS NEEDED. THIS APPLIES TO INDIVIDUALS, BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT.


    TONIGHT WE'LL TALK A LITTLE ABOUT FACING REALITY: IN OUR HOMES, SCHOOLS, WORK, GOVERNMENT, CHURCH AND EVEN LEISURE.  LET'S TRY TO TAKE CARE OF OUR REAL NEEDS BEFORE WE GO AFTER THE WANTS.  IT WILL SAVE US A LOT OF GRIEF AND A LOT OF AGGRAVATION.  SEE YOU TONIGHT AT 9 (ET)

  • 00:20

    A North Florida Writer "Short Take": Imagine(3)........

    in Lifestyle

    TONIGHT'S SHORT TAKE WILL BE ABOUT A SPECIAL PEEVE OF MINE: THE PERILS OF DINING OUT.  AND NO, IN THIS SHORT OPINION PIECE I'M NOT COMPLAINING ABOUT THE RESTAURANT OR THE WAIT STAFF.  LET'S JUST ASSUME THAT THE FOOD IS EXCELLENT, THE SERVICE IS GREAT AND THE AMBIANCE OF THE LAYOUT AND ACCOUTREMENTS OF THE ESTABLISHMENT ARE SUPERB.  WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT IS THE BEHAVIOR, PRESENTATION AND ATTITUDE OF SOME OF THE DINERS WHO RUIN A NICE EVENING FOR EVERYONE.  I KNOW THAT ALL OF US HAVE EXPERIENCED THIS.


    SO JUST IMAGINE....A GREAT RESTAURANT FILLED WITH NICE, WELL MANNERED AND PRESENTABLE PEOPLE WHO RECOGNIZE MY RIGHT AND YOURS NOT TO BE THROWN INTO "GRAND CENTRAL STATION AT RUSH HOUR".  IF YOU'RE IN A RUSH THERE ARE PLENTY OF DECENT FAMILY ORIENTED FACILITIES THAT MEET YOUR NEEDS AS WELL AS UNTOLD FAST FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS.  THERE ARE ALSO MANY PLACES THAT ESPECIALLY CATER TO KIDS, SO CONSIDER THAT AS WELL.


    AS RODNEY DANGERFIELD SAID: "I DON'T GET NO RESPECT". YOU NEVER WANT TO LEAVE A GOOD RESTAURANT FEELING THAT WAY.


    THE SHOW WILL ACTUALLY START AT 9:02 EASTERN.  I HOPE YOU'LL JOIN ME. DINING OUT, JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE THINGS WE DO IN LIFE AND LIVING IT.


     


     


     

  • 00:26

    North Florida Writer Live "Short Take": Imagine...........(5)

    in Lifestyle

    IMAGINE THAT YOU BUY YOUR BEAUTIFUL HOUSE, YOU NEED TO MAKE SOME ADJUSTMENTS ON YOUR PROPERTY AND REFINEMENTS AND YOU TAKE CARE OF IT AND THINGS ARE NOW PERFECT.  BUT WAIT, DID YOU GET APPROVAL FOR YOUR ACTIONS? DOES IT MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN YOUR PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENTS AND DID YOU PAY ANY PENALTIES AND FINES ASSESSED FOR NOT FOLLOWING LOCAL, STATE OR FEDERAL REGULATIONS?


    SERIOUSLY, FOLKS, IF YOU THINK THAT A HOME IS A MAN'S (OR WOMAN'S) CASTLE, YOU MIGHT FIND YOURSELF IN FOR A HUGE SHOCK.  AND TODAY MORE AND MORE DIFFERENT AGENCIES AND OFFICES AT ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT ARE GETTING IN ON THE GRAVY TRAIN OF TAKING YOUR MONEY FOR HAVING THE PRIVILEGE TO OWN LAND IN THEIR JURISDICTION AND IT IS LIKELY TO ONLY GET WORSE IN THE DAYS AHEAD.


    AND IF AND WHEN YOU PAY OFF YOUR MORTGAGE, JUST TRY NOT PAYING PROPERTY TAXES OR OTHER LOCAL ASSESSMENTS AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS?  YOU COULD VERY WELL FIND YOURSELF OUT ON THE STREET AND YOU REMAIN AT THE MERCY OF HUNGRY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES THAT ALWAYS WANT TO TAX MORE SO THEY CAN SPEND MORE.


    JUST BE AWARE AND MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND THE RULES BEFORE YOU GET YOURSELF IN A "PICKLE".
     

  • 00:15

    North Florida Writer Live 'Short Take": Imagine (part 1)...........

    in Lifestyle

    TONIGHT NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE WILL BEGIN A SERIES OF SHORT DISCOURSES (NO MORE THAT 15 MINUTES) FOR USE ON DAYS WHEN A REGULAR SHOW IS NOT PROGRAMMED.  SHORT AND SWEET: THE THEME WILL BE IMAGINE.......THE REMAINDER TO BE FILLED IN NIGHTLY


    IMAGINE IF WE TOOK CHARGE OF OUR OWN LIVES AND TOOK OWNERSHIP OF OUR COUNTRY.  IMAGINE THE POWER IT WOULD GIVE US AND HOW IT COULD MAKE THE POLITICIANS TAKE NOTICE.  JUST IMAGINE, THEN APPLY THE WILLPOWER. AND IF YOU ARE A BELIEVER, GOD WILL HELP. JUST IMAGINE.  SEE YOU TONIGHT AT NINE (ET).


    YOUR CLUE TO THE EXACT TOPIC IS IN THE PICTURE


    http://www.northfloridawriter.com/blog/what-future-will-we-leave-for-our-offspring
     

  • 00:30

    Florida Real Estate: Current Trends and Issues

    in Legal

    Florida Attorney Kevin L. Deeb and Florida Real Estate Broker Gervacio Llorente discuss important issues being faced by Buyers and Sellers of Florida real estate in 2015

  • 00:16

    North Florida Writer Live "Short Take 2": Imagine...........

    in Lifestyle

    TONIGHT'S SHORT TAKE WILL BE DEVOTED TO FATHERS AND SONS.  IN TODAY'S CRAZY WORLD, IT'S EASY FOR DAD TO GET WRAPPED UP IN WORK AND THEIR OWN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES WITH THE RESULT BEING A YOUNG BOY FEELING LEFT OUT.  HAVING LOST MY DAD AT AN EARLY AGE, I KNOW VERY WELL WHAT NOT HAVING A FATHER CAN FEEL LIKE ALTHOUGH I WAS VERY BLESSED TO HAVE A VERY SPECIAL MOTHER.  SO LET'S IMAGINE FOR A FEW MOMENTS..........IMAGINE HOW MUCH BETTER LIFE CAN BE FOR BOTH FATHERS AND SONS WHEN THEY SHARE LIFE TOGETHER.  AND IMAGINE WHAT THOSE WHO DON'T ARE FEELING.


    AMERICA HAS FAR TOO MANY FAMILIES WITHOUT A FATHER, NOT THROUGH DEATH OR DISASTER, BUT THROUGH SELFISHNESS AND LACK OF RESPONSIBILITY.  IMAGINE IF WE CAN CHANGE THAT: IMAGINE WHAT A BETTER PLACE IT CAN BE.


    SEE YOU TONIGHT AT NINE.


    http://www.northfloridawriter.com/blog/this-is-my-fathers-world

  • 03:13

    Florida Lupine Association: Rendezvous 2015

    in Education

    On this episode of Wolfdog Radio, we will cover the 16th annual Florida Lupine Association 2015 Rendezvous! The Florida Lupine Association (FLA) is the only wolf/wolfdog organization in the United States, and possibly the world. FLA’s mission is to provide information and education about the wolfdog; to track legal issues as they pertain to wolfdogs; to interact and collaborate with other wolfdog and animal (rescue and non-rescue) agencies, networks, and clubs; and to advance the interests and the responsible ownership of wolfdogs.

    Every year, FLA hosts what is known as the "Rendezvous" where wolfdog owners, breeders, and enthusiasts come from all over the country to attend the Rendezvous for the unique opportunity to interact with other wolfdog people and their animals. With our special guests, we will explore the major events that took place the major events that took place over this exciting weekend, provide answers to some of the most common questions, and get a deeper look into what goes on behind the scenes at the Rendezvous.

    Some of our guests and topics include: Jody Haynes, President of FLA; Kim Miles, Co-Education and Member Coordinator, who will speak on the phenotyping presentation and share details about the dog show, how each of the categories are judged and weighted; two first-time dog show judges, Natasha Woodall and Megan Lindsey; owner of the grand prize winner of the dog show, Kim Kapes, President of wolfdog sanctuary In Harmony With Nature; highlights from the auction; and a few members within community will also join us to share their experiences at the Rendezvous this year.? Check out more about FLA: www.floridalupine.org


     


    To learn more about Wolfdog Radio and listen to prior episodes, please visit: www.wolfdogradio.com

  • 01:06

    Ask FlyLady: Update on this past week's trip to Florida

    in Family

    Are you thinking about Homeschooling but you are afraid? We did several speeches in Florida. Homeschooling parents have some of the same issues that the rest of us have. Our Perfectionism gets in the way of most everything thing we do.


    Let's discuss some of the tools we have to help you accomplish your dream of educating your children.


    I can't wait to tell you about our experiences at this conference. We will be in Virginia in a few weeks. Check out our event section on our website. http://www.flylady.net/d/flyladys-events/

  • 01:24

    SO WHAT DOES GOD EXPECT FROM AMERICA?

    in Lifestyle

    NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT OUR GUEST ON MONDAY NIGHT IS DEBORAH SMITH, A CHRISTIAN GROUP LEADER, TEACHER AND MUSICIAN WHO HAS DEVOTED HER LIFE TO THE LORD'S WORK, ALONG WITH HER HUSBAND, AN ORDAINED MINISTER.  WE WILL DISCUSS THE FOUNDATION OF OUR NATION AND ITS GODLY CONNECTION AND WHAT IS NEEDED TO INSURE THAT THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE CONTINUES WITH THE GRACE OF GOD.


    JOIN ME, JAMES DICK, YOUR HOST WHO IS NORTH FLORIDA WRITER (THROUGH THE WEBSITE NORTHFLORIDAWRITER.COM) AS WE EXAMINE WHAT IS HAPPENING IN AMERICA TODAY, WHAT THAT MEANS TO OUR FUTURE AND HIS GRACE AND HOW WE CAN INSURE THAT OUR GREAT COUNTRY RESOLVES THE ISSUES OF TODAY THAT ARE TROUBLING US.


    I HOPE THAT ALL WHO ARE CONCERNED ABOUT OUR FUTURE WILL TUNE IN.  AMERICA WAS FOUNDED WITH THE GRACE OF GOD AND WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE RETURN HER TO HIS GRACE.


    http://www.northfloridawriter.com/blog/president-washingtons-thanksgiving-proclamation-of-1789

  • 01:24

    JUST SAY NO TO COMMON CORE WITH GUEST MEG NORRIS

    in Lifestyle

    COMMON CORE IS SWEEPING THE COUNTRY, LARGELY BY EDICT FROM SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS AND THEIR POLITICAL CRONIES.  BUT BLOWBACK IS GAINING STEAM AS MORE AND MORE PARENTS LOOK AT THE PROGRAM AND ITS CURRICULUM AND FIND IT WANTING.  SO WHAT IS BEST FOR OUR KIDS AND WHAT CAN WE DO TO MAKE SURE THEIR BEST INTERESTS ARE WHAT IS DONE?


    WE ARE PLEASED TO HAVE MEG NORRIS OF GEORGIA AS OUR GUEST TONIGHT ON NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE. MEG IS A GEORGIA CERTIFIED TEACHER WHO LEFT HER PROFESSION AFTER WATCHING THE FRUSTRATION OF HER CONFUSED SEVENTH GRADE STUDENTS WITH THE COMMON CORE CURRICULUM.  SHE JUST REALIZED THAT THIS WAS NOT THE ANSWER TO IMPROVING EDUCATION AND HAS SINCE COMMITTED HERSELF TO AN ACTIVIST ROLE IN STOPPING THIS CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF EDUCATION. 


    MEG IS TIRELESS;  FOUNDED SEVERAL FACEBOOK SITES FOR THE CAUSE INCLUDING OPT OUT GEORGIA AND GEORGIANS TO STOP COMMON CORE. SHE IS ALSO A CANDIDATE FOR A DOCTORATE IN EDUCATION AND TRAVELS EXTENSIVELY TO FIGHT THE BATTLE NOT JUST IN GEORGIA BUT AROUND THE NATION.  SHE ALSO IS A FIRM BELIEVER IN CLASSICAL EDUCATION WITH THE NEED FOR A STUDENT TO TAKE NOTES, WRITE IN CURSIVE, AND READ REAL BOOKS (NOT JUST COMPUTER SCREENS), AND USE PAPER, PENCIL AND CRAYONS.  YOUNG BRAINS NEED HANDS ON PRACTICALITY TO LEARN.


    IF YOU HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT COMMON CORE, AND YOU SHOULD, THE DISCUSSION SHOULD BE VALUABLE FOR PARENTS AND TAXPAYERS ALIKE.  IF IT GOES THROUGH AS THE POLITICAL ELITES WOULD LIKE, WE'LL ALL PAY THE PRICE.

  • 00:51

    Your Experience IS Your Lifestyle

    in Lifestyle

    HI, I'M JAMES DICK YOUR HOST AND I'M HAPPY TO PRESENT THE FIRST EDITION OF MY NEW FORMAT ON BLOGTALK RADIO. THIS IS MY INTRODUCTORY EPISODE IN THE LIFESTYLE CATEGORY AS I NOW EMBARK ON MY INDEPENDENT SHOW. YOU MAY HAVE HEARD ME ON CONSERVATIVE REPORT RADIO, BUT NOW NORTH FLORIDA WRITER IS ON ITS OWN WITH A NEW FORMAT.  SO, FOLKS, WELCOME TO NORTH FLORIDA WRITER RADIO.


    WE'RE GOING TO DEVOTE OUR PROGRAMMING TO LIFE AND LIVING IT. WE'LL TALK ABOUT SOME CHALLENGES BUT ALSO MORE IMPORTANTLY ABOUT WHAT GOT YOU AND ME WHERE WE ARE TODAY.  IT'S YOUR FAMILY, YOUR UPBRINGING, YOUR SPIRITUALLY; ALL YOUR EXPERIENCES AND ALL THOSE THINGS THAT PUT YOU TOGETHER. FOR MANY OF US IT INVOLVES GOD AND COUNTRY AND A DEEP SENSE OF REVERENCE FOR WHAT WE HOLD DEAR. NOSTALGIC MEMORIES AND OUR REMINISCENCE HAS A LOT TO DO WITH IT AS WELL. I REALIZE THAT WE HAVE MAJOR DIFFERENCES BUT THERE'S NO REASON WHY WE CAN'T TALK AND LAUGH TOGETHER. LIFE'S TO SHORT TO BE ANGRY AND ANTAGONISTIC TO ONE ANOTHER.


    WE'LL JUST TOUCH THE EDGES TONIGHT, BUT THEN WE'LL GO OFF IN MANY DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS ON NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE IN THE DAYS TO COME.  YOU MIGHT WANT TO ALSO VISIT MY WEBSITE AND BLOG AT NORTHFLORIDAWRITER.COM TO LEARN WHAT MAKES ME TICK.  IN ANY EVENT, THE PLAN IS TO LAUGH, MAYBE CRY A LITTLE, BUT ALWAYS CELEBRATE WHO WE ARE AND HOW WE GOT WHERE WE ARE.  WE DON'T HAVE TO ALWAYS AGREE, BUT WE CAN LEARN MUCH FROM EACH OTHER.  THE PICTURES ROTATING HERE WILL TELL YOU MUCH ABOUT ME, BUT THERE IS ALSO A SURPRISE. FOR WHILE I AM A COUNTRY BOY, I WAS FIRST A CITY BOY.  THE COUNTRY CAME WITH TIME AND EXPERIENCE.


    LIFE: IT ONLY COMES AROUND ONCE ON THIS EARTH FOR EACH OF US. LET'S USE IT WISELY.


     http://www.northfloridawriter.com/blog/torpedo-got-a-name-change