SORT BY Relevancy
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.
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The secret is out!
National media outlets such as Kiplinger and Market watch highlight our slice of paradise as one of the top retirement spots for investors and high net worth individuals alike. Home builders have ramped up production of homes to keep up with pent up buyer demand and Hertz executives are taking over existing commercial space while their new facility is built in Lee County.
Here what all the buzz is about in Naples, Florida as we head into the busiest time of the year!
Fatima S. Khokhar
Naples Meridian Managing Principal
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
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We are thrilled to be taking part in the INVESTIR USA EXPO beginning next week in Sâo, Paulo Brazil. This expo is poised to be attended by investor groups, real estate professionals and every day buyers who are seeking to learn about investing in the Sunshine State. Naples Meridian will be the sole representative for the South West Florida region and we will be taking part in a variety of events. First, yours truly Fatima S. Khokhar will be speaking at the Expo as part of the seminar series where my presentation will answer questions such as:
Why would I buy in Naples? What do I buy? And how do I buy it? Brazilians have been purchasing property in Miami for years, yet I feel it’s time for them to diversify! It’s my mission to have them realize that there is another coast to Florida and this destination is ideal for everyone.
In addition Naples Meridian will have a presence at the Expo where the group will showcase various properties and new developments that fit into the lifestyle and investment options global buyers seek.
Our website is gearing up for the show as we have also included our top investment picks that attendees may browse through during the Expo.
I couldn’t get on a plane and not share this list!
Take a peek at our website and let me know what you think as these selections are based on properties being in move in ready condition, having a strong rental income and of course their location.
We are off to run through our final checklist before heading to the airport yet we look forward to recapping the results of the Expo once the final guest has left the building. At this point we are most curious to see what the reaction of our investment options may be from our friends in the Southern Hemisphere!
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.
In 1772, unknown thieves stole a certain number of consecrated Hosts that were found a month later in the lands of Duke Delle Grottolelle underneath manure. However the Sacred Hosts were completely intact. The
appearance of mysterious lights and a dove made it possible to see where the Hosts were buried. Saint Alphonsus Liguori described this miracle in detail and took the opportunity to re-awake the faith and devotion of the people towards the Eucharist.
The Vicar General, Monsignor Onorati drew up the minutes of the diocesan trial which lasted two years from 1772 to 1774. In the minutes it was stated that the appearance of the lights and the intact preservation of the consecrated Hosts “has been and is an authentic miracle operated by God to illustrate more and more the truth of the Catholic dogma and increase the worship towards the Real Presence of Christ in the Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist.”
Among the various testimonies there were also those of three renowned scientists of the time among which was Dr. Domenico Cotugno of the Royal University of Naples and they all agreed in saying that “The intact preservation of the Hosts cannot be explained with physical principles and they surpass the power of natural agents. Therefore, they must be considered as miraculous.” In 1972 Professor Pietro De Franciscis, teacher of human physiology at the University of Naples confirmed the above statement.
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/
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.
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.
Join us on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. for the next edition of our podcast, America's Community Voices Network, onBLOGTALKRADIO.COM, with our special guest the newly elected representative for the Florida State House of Representatives, District 61, Mr. Edwin Narain. Since his election to office during the last election cycle, the freshmen democrat has made his debut in the Florida State House with great distinction. He was the first freshman ever elected to lead theminority caucus (unprecedented) and he was the chief sponsor of a bill that was passed into law to provide critical training to police officers to recognize the symptoms of a diabetic episode. Known as "The Arthur Green Act," this critical bill was sponsored my Rep. Narain after Mr. Green's untimely during a traffic stop in which he was suffering a hypoglycemic episode. The police officers, through no fault of their own, did not recognize the symptoms and attempted to arrest Mr. Green for erratic and DUI driving. Mr. Green collapsed and died in what was at the least a highly preventable death.
To listen live and participate in the program please call (347) 857-3350 to ask questions or make comments or go to BLOGTALKRADIO.COM . To listen to the program after the live show, on demand listening will be available on BLOGTALKRADIO.COM, ITUNES and Facebook.
Bernard Jennings Joins us to discuss Florida politics
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