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Thoughts on the meaning of Celebration…and same thoughts of 10 years ago

GREETINGS FROM back stage at Nationwide Arena as I get ready to Rock FanFest for YOUR BLUE JACKETS! Stop out to Nationwide Arena 5pm-9pm TONIGHT (Friday September 9th).


Labor Day is over and Summer comes to an “unofficial” end.  However whatever memories are made this year (or in the future, we can look back and remember them. Many times looking back and smiling knowing for that one moment, that one night…we owned the night. Here is a first look at Lady Antebellum’s new video that captures these thoughts.

 

http://www.cmt.com/videos/lady-antebellum/688866/we-owned-the-night.jhtml

 

I like many are looking for my endless summer, while enjoying the turning of the leaves and the crisp air, football season, and with a new season brings a new workout routine that I am already seeing benefits from (check it out below).  The summer is gone, a time of getting away, and days of traveling and spending time with friends…


While I may be in CBUS O-H-I-O, here in Buckeye Nation, my mind is in a different part of the Country…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZh8YjbDiVk 

 

This Anniversary we are coming up on brings many mixed emotions for many, including me. I was just on the receiving end of some emails criticizing my statements on local radio. I stated “this weekend celebrating the lives of those that 9-11 affected.” This brought on quite a number of complaints. There is a time for everything. The time for being scared, the time for mourning is OVER, it is now a time to celebrate the INNOCENT lives-and those they left behind, as well as the HEROS of that day!!!

 

Ecclesiastes 3

             

1To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

2A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

 

3A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

 

4A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

 

5A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

 

6A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

 

7A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

 

8A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

 

9What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth? 10I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.

 

11He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

 

12I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life. 13And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God. 14I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him. 15That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.

 

Ya know what? While it bothers me that some would critique my statements…it was AWESOME to know that someone DOES CARE. Even if directed at me, THAT IS TRUE PATRIOTISM, and that is something I believe is missing from our daily lives in THIS GREAT COUNTRY, a country I celebrate daily made up of everyday individuals, as well as hero’s who serve this GREAT country abroad and domestically.


I have had the chance to see MANY different parts of this country, and The reason WE get to experience events/trips like this is due to some of the BRAVE MEN & WOMEN who have served, and are serving. Also due to some of those who “serve” domestically-those “everyday heroes” we tend to forget about. We can travel in THE LAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THESE BRAVE MEN & WOMEN!

 

After “that day” 10 years ago, when we were attacked by 16 COWWARDS we vow to “Never Forget.” How often does that really mean anything, except on an anniversary?


10 years ago I was working in a dead end job working for little pay, no respect, no backing, and hours well beyond 60 hours a week. I was accused of not working and being lazy. I was also told I was selfish and did not care. All of these areas add up to the role of “Child Protection Specialist” in children’s services. I hated my job, and I guess it showed. The stress took its toll on my health AND my social life. I had no friends/support outside of the job, and when EVERYONE is jaded the support does not help. I have always been a loner and this roll made it even worse. The only solace I had was being in my car while traveling to see the kids.

On Tuesday September 11th 2001, I like many remember EXACTLY WHAT I WAS DOING. There was not a CLOUD IN THE SKY…it was a perfect BLUE. The temperature here in Central Ohio (and for that matter NYC), was a perfect combination of a crisp light breeze, and warmth from the sun. I know this because I was in my dad’s Miata. I think I had it due to my truck (as was with often the case) was broke down (BUT I DID/DO LOVE THAT TRUCK). I was cruising down 315 South to make a “surprise” visit at a school-which was my favorite way to see the rug rats.

 

I remember having Donny Iris playing on the CD player; I thought I was so cool while singing “Al-eah!” To this day, I am embarrassed that I was so wrapped up in the “escape” of that song that I did not have the radio on and did not know of the events that would change this Country Forever.

 

I arrived to the school, and the doors where unlocked, and there was no one in the office. I found this a “little” strange, and began to look around-while walking the halls UNESCORTED. At this point I was getting pi**ed off. The previous Summer I had worked as an intern in the Ohio Attorney General’s office and planned the “Safe School Summit” let’s just say an unlocked door and “visitor” wandering the halls was not what was presented at the summit would be an understatement. So I heard noise coming from the Auditorium. I walked down to see the auditorium PACKED with kids, and adults (teachers) standing in back. I wandered in to see one of the coolest presentations I have ever had the HONOR of witnessing.

 

In front of this audience of young and old wide eyed and glued to the stage, there was an adult female standing on the stage with a large America Flag (the ones in the corner of a classroom), a small TV (and while probably bigger than I thought-was tiny in the large auditorium), and a small flag she was clinching, and by this I mean the veins in her arm were bulging. The woman on stage was the principle of the school (I can tell you all details except what school I was at-I don’t remember).

 

I was still not sure what was going on, I could see buildings on the tiny TV and something exploding. I listened to the principle standing on stage, but as usual I had yet to “listen” to a principle. All I heard was blah blah blah (kinda like the Charlie Brown Principle). I was looking around and looking for my kid just so I could get out of there and be on my way. Then I heard in a very calming, direct, voice that assured authority and sympathy; “You ALL will be safe while in my school.”

 

OK AT THIS POINT MY A D D went away I was at attention and I was focused! I had always had a desire to help others and keep them safe, from “being Bigg-er,” working as a “door guy,” and even security at a concert. This is the reason I went into a dead end-burn out job, and stayed even though I was miserable. This principle and her “speech” is something I will never forget. I can’t remember her name, or the school…but remember the calming in her voice. At that very moment I learned that a calm soft approach can be even more stabilizing and effective than LOUD AND AGGRESSIVE (this is also the first time I learned that OUR Country was under attack).

 

I made a point to see my kid, and assured him I was there to talk if he needed (I also followed up with a phone call that night). So off to the office I went, but before I did I made a pit stop. The only “store” that did not have a backside “carryout” around the office was a Walgreens. Most stores, if you were in, you had the chance of being nailed in a drug bust-just by being inside. SO I went to Walgreens and asked if they had any American Flags. There were 2 girls working the counter. One was older and watching the small TV placed behind the counter, the other…was flipping through a “Jet” magazine (I remember THAT but not the name of the school?)

 

Anyway, I asked for the flags, and the lady watching TV got teary eyed and said they were all packed up, but would look. She went into the back and brought out a display unit. I asked her how much for all of them, and she said “no charge-just thank you for doing this!” (I thought doing what? This is the type of crap I always do). I only took half of the supply (with the hopes of someone else doing the same thing). Back to the office I went.

 

As I walked in, the secretary saw me and started crying. This is not that unusual due to the fact we had a love hate relationship and she was often so mad at me she would tear up…but this time was different. She gave me a hug and I proceeded to put a flag on everyone’s desk (I still have mine in my home office hanging up). We were all gathered around a little 2 ½ x 3’ black and white screen watching the events. Unfortunately I got there just in time to see the second plane hit. Even as Billy Badd A** as I thought I was, I still got nauseous and had to spend some time in the bathroom-remembering this moment is making me a little sick to stomach now.

 

A co-worker that I did not get along with was very upset. Her dad was scheduled on a flight to Boston; with a layover…she did not know where, only what airlines. It was a United flight. She could not get a hold of him due to Verizon Cell services interrupted (for those that did not know, One of Verizon’s main tower was on top of the World Trade Center Building). I DID NOT  get along with this co-worker (and yes she was even boarder line hot and I did not get along with her). Anyway when I saw how shook up she was, I tried to find out what was going on. I went online and found her dads flight (at that time you could even look up passengers.) I found her dad was safe and on the ground. Hearing the principle talk to her kids that morning allowed me to stay calm that morning and just…help. (as I try to do daily now, after this horrible day) After a few hours of watching and all “Government” agencies were being sent home, our director sent all of us home. I refused!

 

My sense of nationalism, or maybe U.S. arrogance refused to give into a terrorist threat or action attempting to dictate I change my daily life. Instead I was glued to the small tv screen for what seemed like seconds…I realized a few hours had passed, when my supervisor called to check on me. I think some folks realized I, like many Americans, was having a very hard time with the events. At this point I began calling folks who I knew had loved ones, family, etc that could have been affected. To this day I have some guilt about one of those calls.

 

I called a My Florida Moms (she stilled lived in O-H-I-O then).  I asked if she had heard from someone we both knew who was working at The Towers, she stated “no,” and in a hurry I hung up. It is with deep regret I forgot her own son was living in NYC. IN MY HURRIEDNESS I forgot about him, and to ask if HE was ok. (P.H.) I am sorry for this, and since then have made a point to make conscious efforts to make it know I care about all friends and their families. I also did something NO ONE at the office knew about…I drove around the state seeing all the kids on my caseload to make sure they were ok, or needed to chat. I also wanted to assure them that (like the principle I heard that morning) their case worker would not let anything happen to them. Most of these kids were SCARED TO DEATH OF ME, so it shocked them, but, I think they knew if I was as mean as they thought…I would also have the ways/means to protect them.

That night, I went for a walk and did not come home till it was time to go to the gym before work. When I arrived at the gym…I saw one of the COOLEST yet simple gestures of Patriotism I had seen up to that point. When I walked into the gym, behind the treadmills (located immediately in front of the main doors), was a LARGE Red, White, and Blue American flag. I gotta admit I got a lil teary eyed at this point. And I may have ran a little harder than normal on that day, as I got PI**ED OFF WE HAD BEEN ATTACKED. Off to work I went.

 

There was not much going on in office, and many eyes glued to the TV. I organized most of the office to walk down to the Red Cross to donate blood. THERE WAS A LINE DOWN THE BLOCK AND AROUND THE CORNER!

 

NOW REMEMBER, the office was not in a great neighborhood, many folks were not seen on the sidewalks nor standing around, unless asking for change-this was a sight that stood out. We were turned down due to the supply while would be deplinished, could not keep. For many days I stayed up wanting more information, and could not sleep. I was a news junky! The past 2 weeks I have found myself going back into that same pattern, with the same results the deep depression I had for the immediate months (and even the years) after.

 

My supervisor at the time, I think, noticed I was having a hard time. She invited me to her sons soccer match just so I was not alone (again I am a loaner now…but was really shut off at this time). In the past I would have never thought of even entertaining this invite. But, jumped on it, and glad I did. I remember all the families there together sharing their kids experiences. That night on the field I remember looking up (as I had done a few times in recent days), and noticed there was not a cloud in the sky, NOR was there any air traffic (all traffic was still grounded).

 

At approx 6 something (again remember this part of details but not the principles name), there was a roar in the air, with 4 jets flying very low, escorting the Blue striped “Air Force One” with the POTUS in route to D.C. (BTW I had learned for the first time that POTUS was code for President of The United States). This would be the same individual that THIS COUNTRY LOVED when he shook his finger at The WORLD on a TV broadcast and said “We will find you, and you will be brought to justice” (again in that calm, direct tone that the principle had).

THE SAME PRESIDENT I SUPPORTED THEN, AND WHOSE ACTIONS (at least with the Military) I STILL SUPPORT! But I degress…  I also brought candles to the soccer game. (why candles?) There was a National Moment of prayer that was asked for at (I believe 8:46pm). NOW you can’t buy just one candle so I had a pack. The families at the soccer matches all asked for my extras. With the exception of the cleats clapping on the ground and the ball being kicked, you could have heard a pen drop! This was a pretty cool moment, and I began to realize for the first time in a long time…there were some people it was OK to be “real” in front of. It was also the first time in a long time there was friends who invited me into their family and lives…

 

This tragedy while it still hurts, was a life changing experience. I vowed to be a better person, and while watching the heroes of the NYPD, and NYFD I vowed to do more than I was doing to/for others. I also made it a point to reach out and open up more. ALL WHILE DOING ANYTHING I COULD TO ALWAYS SAY THANK YOU TO OUR BRAVE WHO SERVE OVER SEAS OR DOMESTICALLY.

 

Other than the critique e-mails I received, WHERE IS THE CHEARING FOR OUR SOLDIER IN THE AIRPORTS, OR ON THE STREETS LIKE IT WAS THE DAYS/WEEKS/MONTHS after this day. Have WE forgotten?

 

I now know what parents, and older family friends meant when they had long stories of where they were when Elvis died, Lennon Shot, The Vietnam Embassy pull out was, or even when J.F.K. was shot.


“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”. –JFK

 

Much like this quote is how I began to ATTEMPT to live my life after September 11th, 2001. While my health and social life prior were negatively affect due to my job, both were negatively affect AFTER this day as well.

 

I tried too often to do too much for others. I worked even longer hours and shut myself off even more. The supervisor I was under and a few close friends finally pulled me out of that cycle.

 

 

While the days, weeks, months and years since that day has been individual growing experiences I believe it all started for me on “that day.”

 

I also dug the strong sense of Patriotism that WE as the Country Felt. There are times since this day I wonder what happened, sometimes I am even embarrassed. Have you ever been to a public event (sports, fundraiser or whatever), and the National Anthem is played. The same anthem where we celebrate our Freedom and Patriotism in one large group for 2 minutes 35 second (or somewhere in there depending who is singing), and there is some older guy with a younger kid…NEITHER TAKING OFF THEIR HAT. I feel this is B.S.! I even make a point to call out the “Father of The Year” cause it takes a village of Idiots to raise a Child.

…But some jerk off not taking his hat off to show respect for this country AND THE BRAVE WHO ARE SERVING OR HAVE SERVED is not the point of this.

 

While that day still bothers me. And the National Pride that immediately followed has faded, there is still good that came from this horrific day.

 

This country as a whole developed a great deal of respect for the “everyday hero’s” those who serve fire departments, or Police Departments. The loss of those Brave Men in NYC allowed individuals not only in NYC, Boston, and DC/but also folks form ANY small rural town to appreciate those who serve.

 

WE ALL found a new found respect for Hero’s serving overseas as well. Current day is NOTHING like it was immediately after the attacks, but there seems to be a feeling of pride towards anyone in uniform. I have been told this is much better than those Brave who came back from Vietnam. So yet another positive for this country out of the ashes of that tragic day.

For me? That day was a life changing moment. Since this day like many others I have a new found respect towards service individuals. Those domestically and abroad.  I not only have a strong desire to show verbal appreciation toward these folks but also to do anything I can to show support, financially or through volunteering.

 

In the immediate days following the attacks, I was hurting like most people but had a calling to do something, from giving blood to attempting to volunteer, to oh yea…doing my job working with kids (that one did fall by the way side. Not the interaction but I admit I MAY not have done all of my paperwork on-time, but that is an entirely different blog).

 

I was researching the availability to go to NYC to “Ground Zero” to assist in the survivor  search. I found that the rescue dogs were also grieving. You see to a dog, finding a survivor (or body) is a game, much like finding their toys. The dogs were in need of companions because they were not finding living bodies after a few days. These animals felt like they could not win the game (don’t we all feel that way at times?). I attempted to go and volunteer. My supervisor at the time would not allow me. She knew I had a desire to help, but (I think) also knew I wanted to go into a turbulent situation to escape my own feelings (of which I do tend to do, but less and less). I then attempted to “join.”

 

I like many attempted to join, and be one of The Brave I mention so often…not because I felt I was equal to this description but because I had feeling of duty or obligation. I was unable to join due to my “nasty” botched wrist surgery (and yes I know I need to get it fixed still to this day).

 

So there it is the immediate effects of that tragic day and 10 years later DO bother me, they are becoming a day to celebrate.


Celebrating the feeling of unity we had, celebrating the memory of those innocent that lost their lives, and celebrating the Brave!!! and for me to celebrate the slap in the face that caused me to re-evaluate myself, how I was living and how I wanted to live.

 

I had always enjoyed doing for others, but found that I did not make time. From organizations, to friends, to whatever. I was TOO BUSY. Since that day I make time to give back and pay it forward. I still at times take on too much, but often do tell someone I can’t do it. I either ask for help or suggest others who would also be of assistance. This is not that big of deal, we all could and should help. The changes since that day have been more internal.

 

As I have mentioned I am a little bit of a loaner, however since that day…the friends I do have, I value with all my heart. I still tend to put up a wall at times (as one person has shown me),  however those walls are thinner and thinner. I try to let people in and more importantly forgive more and more. I tend to continue to do for others even when I am slapped in the face, or doubted for my reasons. Prior to that day I wanted to be BIG and Billy Badd A**, this is not the case anymore. I want to be in shape and know I can protect someone if I need to, however, I don’t want to be BIG and appear as the aggressor (just because my ego needed it).

 

Like I said that day 10 years ago SUCKS! But I am learning to celebrate it for the lives remembered and for the changes that I was forced to make to make me a better person. While it has been 10 years, I am still not where I want to be, however, that day gives me a reminder of what/who I want to be.

 

Terrorist actions are used to interrupt daily living and cause someone to live, think, and even fear actions. The terrorist actions on that day DO CAUSE ME TO LIVE DIFFERENT, THINK, AND LIVE IN FEAR. Not due to being scared of “them” but because I want to live a better life of service to others, and in turn…me!

 

Regardless of our thoughts on this day, our political preferences, and even the lives we lead…I hope 10 years later we can truly say “United We Stand.”

 

M

September 9, 2011

 

 

PLEASE JOIN ME:

Friday at FanFest for The Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena

 

The Crew at Detroit’s Hockey Fest 2011 in Detroit at Joe Lewis Arena

 

The Crew at AT&T FanZone at THE OHIO STATE University before the Buckeyes take on The Rockets of Toledo. I HATE TOLEDO! I hope the Buckeyes do better than this state did in the “Secret War with Michigan in the 1800’s-ya know the war Ohio lost and had to claim Toledo!

 

I along with other members of the Crew will be in Carrollton Ohio for Ohio Warrior Dash II

PLEASE “suggest” “like” or become a “fan” of our new “fan page” Matty Sexton on facebook.http://www.facebook.com/DJMattySexton
PLEASE check out the updated website (please let us know what you think?)
http://www.rmsexton.com

 

ALSO,  fall is here and New Year’s Resolutions are right behind that. It is the perfect time to get started early. DON’T wait on the crowded gyms in January! Let me help you get into your best shape (inside and out!) Send an e-mail to mattsext@gmail.com for availability and specialized individual workout plans.

 

9-11 Story not know:

Pilot Reveals Shocking Details About Threats Against Air Force One on 9/11

As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, Colonel Mark Tillman, who piloted Air Force One on that fateful day, is revealing shocking details about threats against the president and his aircraft. As he was flying President Bush from Sarasota, Florida, Tillman was warned that an unidentified aircraft was bearing down on the plane. Tillman said, “As we got over Gainesville, Florida, we got the word from Jacksonville Center. They said ‘Air Force One, you have traffic behind you, and basically above you, descending into you. We are not in contact with them and they’ve shut their transponder off.’”

 

http://foxnewsinsider.com/2011/09/06/pilot-reveals-shocking-details-about-threats-against-air-force-one-on-911/

 


COMING SOON PUBLIC EVENTS:

Ohio State Pre-Games at AT&T FanZone in front of St. John’s Arena prior to all home games

 

Hell Run September 17th Buckeye Lake Music Center (AKA Legend Valley)

 

Jurden Car Show Sunday September 18th

 

Filling Station Customer Appreciation Party September 23

 

Washington Capitals Season Kick Off  Party September 24th

 

Warrior Dash Virginia October 1

 

Yuengling Ohio Debut Kick Off October 2

 

Warrior Dash Mizz Oct 15th

 

Myself, and over 100 other DJ’s and Bands at The Nationwide Columbus Marathon October 16th

 

 

THOUGHT(s) FOR THE WEEK:

We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will — Chuck Palahniuk
Today, draw the line in the sand and decide, “I’m not going to live another day negative, discouraged, sour and grumpy. I’m going to put a smile on my face. I’m going to live my life happy.” Choose to keep your heart open and let your faith in God fill you with inexpressible and glorious joy!- Joel Osteen

 

SONG(s) FOR THE WEEK:

A 911 Tribute Soundtrack

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wjtt0limQBw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OyL-BbKyqE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20q1QSibaXk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Sxqkbz6T4g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zr1pwZXf65w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWSlOCEzRGo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmHgY_J63Ik

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvj6zdWLUuk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uuUgsTY148

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifcdP7oq2HM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx2u5uUu3DE&ob=av3e

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruNrdmjcNTc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7zBYWz0uH4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNnB4dkVRJI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6yLQRF-cEU&ob=av3n

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xdo5f_ozf6E&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZ1U4SUkyko

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTKmjhJ1__o

 

Song bothers me…but in the context even knew heartache

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj3URVWrKQ8&feature=fvsr

 

NEVER AGAIN!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjA_RtsBfAo

 

 

QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

Me? Behave? Seriously… As a child I saw Tarzan strolling naked. Cinderella arrived home after midnight. Pinocchio told lies. Aladdin was a thief. Batman drove over 200 miles an hour. Snow White lived in a house with 7 men. Popeye smoked a pipe and had many tattoos, and in later years, Pac-Man ran with digital music eating pills that enhanced his performance. The fault is not mine!

 


HELP:

Do you know anyone with a Masters in Exercise Physiolgy?  I know a wonderful young man who needs to do an intership to get his BA from WVA?   The sooner you let me know one way or the other it would be wonderful!

 

Mary Ann Grady

Executive Director RSVP and Project REACH of Licking County

office 740-349-1808

home 740-323-2200

cell 740-9736426

Faith in the future for youth

 


DID YOU KNOW?

Human Saliva has a boiling point three times that of normal water

 


GREAT READ:

8 Ways to Use Your Mind to Live Longer

 

Fret Less

To banish worries, put stressors on paper. Writing them down and stashing the note in a “worry jar” (or a drawer) makes it easier to compartmentalize and move on, says Andrea Bonior, Ph.D., a psychologist in Washington, D.C. Limiting anxiety is healthy. A surfeit of the stress hormone cortisol may lead to chronic pain, depression, cognitive issues and even heart problems, potentially shortening your life. Not to mention that constant worry is no fun.

 

 

Keep Your Sunny Side Up

Optimists live longer, plain and simple. In a 15-year study of more than 100,000 women, cheery types were 14 percent less likely to die in an eight-year period than gloomy gals were, the National Institutes of Health Women’s Health Initiative finds. To change your thinking, visualize a happy moment: “Imagining yourself in a hammock on the beach can have an immediate, relaxing effect on the body that makes it more difficult to stay focused on the negative,” Bonior says.

 

 

If All Else Fails, Take a Nap

When life starts getting you down, catch 40 winks. If you’re stressed out, a 45-minute daytime snooze may lower your blood pressure, a study from Allegheny College reports. Siestas also help you catch up on much-needed sleep. That’s crucial, because chronic sleep deprivation can cause aging at the cellular level. So give yourself permission to nap like a kid. We predict you’ll start feeling like one, too.

 

Your Relaxation Rx

Which mind/body treatments have the most rock-solid science backing them up? Brent Bauer, M.D., director of the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, provides the big picture.

 

The Science

The latest cutting-edge research proves your mind can heal your body. Here’s how:

Your body dials down stress. Dr. Benson’s research has found that mind/body practices—meditation, yoga, tai chi, deep breathing, visualization—all elicit the relaxation response, quelling the release of stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline. Your heart slows, blood pressure falls and digestion eases.

 

Your immunity soars. The relaxation response causes cells to release micropuffs of nitric oxide, a gas that dilates blood vessels and stabilizes the immune system, Dr. Benson reported in Medical Science Monitor. Mind/body methods worked as well as drugs designed to do the same thing, without the side effects.

 

Your brain grows. As you get older, your brain begins to shrink. But in a study in NeuroReport, researchers discovered that the prefrontal cortex and the anterior right insula, areas linked to attention and sensory processing, were thicker and more robust in those who meditate. “It’s like exercise for the brain, making it stronger,” says Rick Hanson, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist in San Rafael, California, and author of Buddha’s Brain.

 

Your genes change. Here’s the real slap-your-forehead news: In a study in PLoS ONE, Dr. Benson compared the genes of 38 people, half of whom meditated regularly and half of whom never did. Controlling for other factors, he found that genes associated with stress-related illness behaved differently in the two groups. “These genes control not only stress but also premature aging and inflammation,” he says. It seems meditators’ genes were essentially telling their body to stress less and age more slowly.

 

 

PASSING: 

Over 2984 Innocent Victims, and heroes were taken by 16 COWWARDS!!! 10 years ago

 


BIRTHDAY:

My Little BIG Buddy, and Mentor-BOXER. Happy B-Day Joe Bo, I miss ya but know you are working for bigger and better things for you, your wife…and your Noah’s Ark of Animals

 

Happy birthday, Buddy Holly.  This past Wednesday would be Holly’s 75th birthday if he had lived to see it.  That won’t stop the celebration as Holly gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which will include celebrity appearances from Phil Everly, Peter Asher, and Gary Busey.

 

There are rumors the Paul McCartney will show up as well.  We’ll find out Wednesday.  Also the City of Los Angeles has declared his birthday as Buddy Holly Day.

Holly, born and raised in Lubbock, is credited with changing the face of Rock and Roll music with such hits as Peggy Sue and That Will Be The Day.  Countless stars such as the Rolling Stones and Linda Ronstadt re-recorded Holly songs into top 40 hits.

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT:

And this is why they are paid the big bucks?

 

http://www.examiner.com/howard-stern-in-national/50-highest-paid-celebrities-of-2011-picture#slide=37086451 

 

 

MUSIC:

For the sixth year, the announcement of the final nominees in five of the 12 CMA Awards categories was made live on ABC News’ “Good Morning America” with The Band Perry and Jake Owen delivering the news from the heart of New York City’s Times Square. Finalists in the other seven categories were announced by Jerrod Niemann and CMA Vocal Duo and New Artist of the Year nominees Thompson Square from the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, which was home to the first broadcast of the CMA Awards in 1968.

 

Topping the list of final nominees are four artists with five nominations each for “The 45th Annual CMA Awards” including Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, and Taylor Swift. Right on their heels are The Band Perry and Zac Brown Band, who each received four nominations as a group while individual members Kimberly Perry (of The Band Perry), Coy Bowles and Zac Brown (of Zac Brown Band) each earned a solo nod as a songwriter.

 

http://www.countrymusicislove.com/2011/09/45th-annual-cma-awards-nominees-revealed.html

 

 

MILITARY:

Thank You! (not enough said…)

 

 

POLITICS:

Stay Classy Hoffa!

Hoffa Threatens GOP At Obama Event: “Take These Son Of Bitches Out”

Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa had some profane, combative words for Republicans while warming up the crowd for President Obama in Detroit, Michigan on Monday.

 

“We got to keep an eye on the battle that we face: The war on workers. And you see it everywhere, it is the Tea Party. And you know, there is only one way to beat and win that war.

 

The one thing about working people is we like a good fight. And you know what? They’ve got a war, they got a war with us and there’s only going to be one winner. It’s going to be the workers of Michigan, and America. We’re going to win that war,” Jimmy Hoffa said to a heavily union crowd.

 

“President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let’s take these son of bitches out and give America back to an America where we belong,” Hoffa added.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/09/05/jimmy_hoffa_at_obama_event_on_gop_lets_take_these_son_of_bitches_out.html

 

If you agree this is out of line, please let The POTUS know!

https://www.facebook.com/AmericanMajority?sk=app_166303603381066

 


BUISNESS/PRODUCT OF WEEK:

A CASKET FROM…COSTCO!!!

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The Universal Casket Company has been serving the funeral industry for over60 years. They manufacture according to premium standards and features that meet or exceed caskets typically sold in funeral homes. Universal Casket is devoted to quality assurance and complete satisfaction for your peace of mind.

 

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Memorial and record tube

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Exterior height of casket: 24″

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http://m.costco.com/costco/product/productDirectDetail.do?itemId=11006416&indexNum=undefined

YOU DA MAN:

Vet takes down Burger King’s U.S. flag.

A Burger King official says a tattered U.S. flag outside one of the fast-food chain’s Ohio restaurants will be replaced after an angry Vietnam veteran took it.

 

John Henderson, 63, said he was so upset by the deteriorated condition of the huge flag at the Burger King in Erie County’s Perkins Township that he was unable to finish his burger and instead went outside, brought the flag down and took it to a local Veterans of Foreign Wars hall for retirement, WJW-TV, Cleveland, reported Monday.

 

“So I took it in my own hands,” Henderson said. “Whether it be right or wrong, I have a deep feeling for this country and all the people who died for it.”

 http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2011/09/05/Vet-takes-down-Burger-Kings-US-flag/UPI-46241315239866/?spt=hs&or=on

 

 

WHAT THE HE**?:

Ohio Man Sues Coworkers Who Won’t Share Mega Millions Lottery Win

 

An Ohio man who was out sick when his coworkers won a $99 million lottery jackpot hopes to have his lucky day in court.

 

http://www.aol.com/2011/09/07/ohio-man-sues-coworkers-lottery_n_952018.html

 

HE GOT WHAT HE DESERVED!

Burglar Cuts Self, Bleeds To Death In Apartment Near Ohio State Campus

 

Police said on Monday that a burglar bled to death after he cut himself while breaking a window.

 

The body was found shortly before 2 p.m. inside a University District apartment in the 100 block of Chittenden Avenue, 10TV’s Justin Moss reported.

 

According to police, two roommates returned to their apartment and found 49-year-old Darin B. Moore’s body.

http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2011/09/06/columbus-burglar-dies-near-ohio-state-campus.html

 

 

SPORTS:

Ummmm…..

Notre Dame Faithful Can Relax… UFO’s To Blame For Loss Against USF

I spent a good 14 years of my life growing up in the shadow of the Golden Dome.  I lived through the ’88 championship, through Lou Holtz, through Ron Powlus, Jerome Bettis, Tony Rice, The Rocket, and hundreds of others so important to the ND legacy.  I got out of there around 1995  and I could not be more pleased about it.  I couldn’t imagine the agony of living through season after season of disappointment when there really isn’t much else to do in that town except hit Grape road’s Steak ‘N Shake.  ND football was life and still is for South Bend, however now it has hit a new low.

Watching the ND vs USF game this Friday was painful (even from an ex ND fan) to sit through and my only comments were how great it was of Touchdown Jesus to give the Irish a chance by twice postponing the game for a rain/lightning delay.  I was wrong apparently; NESN brought to my attention that UFO’s were spotted during the delays, and there is even video.  Check out the video for yourself and surely you will understand ND cannot be held accountable for their dismal performance this past Saturday, it was the UFO’s.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8tqCne_B20&feature=player_embedded

http://cosbysweaters.com/2011/09/07/notre-dame-faithful-can-relax-ufos-to-blame-for-loss-against-usf/

 

BUCKEYES:

Thanx Klinger!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDYcx4snu6o

 

Brutus Buckeye Vandalized

Columbus police detectives are on the lookout for the two people who vandalized the Brutus buckeye statue outside of College Traditions.

The statue is in the traditional band uniform complete with the top hat and plume, however that hat is now gone.

 

Surveillance video shows this crime wasn’t committed by OSU enemies rather OSU fans.

 

The video was taken early Sunday morning showing a guy wearing black smoking a cigarette who is breaking the hat off along with another girl who is wearing a #2 red jersey.  There was another guy with them wearing black as well.

 

The store is planning to offer a reward for information leading to an arrest in this theft and vandalism.

 

If you know anything about this crime you asked to call Columbus police at 645-4545.

 

http://www.abc6onyourside.com/shared/newsroom/top_stories/videos/wsyx_vid_13195.shtml

 

 

RELIGION:

Do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart. Prov 3:1

 

“I Prayed for Roses & God Sent me a Packet of Seeds” ~Wayne Dyer

 

 

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HEALTH:

New Fall Workout

Workout #1 CHEST & BACK Monday, and Thursday

WARM UP Cardio (Goal is elyptical for 3-5 miles for 20 minutes)

Incline Chest Flys 25x2x10
Standing Bent over (Posterior) Fly 25x2x10

Incline Dumbbell Press 60x2x10
Bent over Single Arm Rows 60x2x10 (will need to increase)

Standing Cable (low) Chest Crossovers 25x2x10
Standing Cable front Delt Crossovers (low) 10x2x10 (will increase as shoulder feels better)

Stable Ball Push Up x20
Pull Ups x10

Heavy Standing Calf Raise 260 x10
Ab Work x50 (and or 100 if sub-setting)

ALL TIMES 4

ADD Set of 21’s to finish

COOL DOWN Cardio (Goal is elliptical for 2-4 miles for 20 minutes)

WORKOUT #2 ARMS & SHOULDERS Tuesday, and Thursday

WARM UP Cardio (Goal is elliptical for 3-5 miles for 20 minutes)

 

Standing Iso Dumbbell Curls 35x2x10

Standing Dumbbell Tri Extension 35x2x10

Alternating Front/Side Delt Dumbbell Raise 25x2x20 (10 each side)

 

Standing Straight Bar Curls 65×10

Standing Straight Bar Extension 65×10

Shoulder Dumbbell Shrugs 95x2x10

 

Sitting Incline Dumbbell Curls 20x2x10

Bent over Dumbbell Tri Kick Backs 20x2x10

Sitting Arnold Dumbbell Shoulder Press 30x2x10

 

Standing cable Hercules Curls 30x2x10

Standing Tri Rope Push Downs 65×10

Rear Delt Machine Fly 55×10

(Rehab work) standing walk plank press/extension       

 

Standing Dumbbell forearm curls 65×10
Ab Work x50 (and or 100 if sub-setting)

ALL TIMES 4

ADD Curls for 21’s

COOL DOWN Cardio (Goal is elliptical for 2-4 miles for 20 minutes)

 

WORKOUT #3 LEG REHAB Wednesday, and Saturday

WARM UP Cardio (Goal is elliptical for 3-5 miles for 20 minutes)
Laying Side Leg Rise x2 (hold for 1min each),

50’decline squats 20 both legs,

Standing Barefoot walking foot raise 1min,

standing barefoot big toe raise 10×2,

elevated calve raise 10×2 (double foot raise, using single to lower),

single leg big/little toe heel crunch stable (hold 30secs) ALL TIMES 3.

LIGHT incline at 15′ for 20mins at 4.0 for goal of 145bpm.

Stretch

 

Raging Toward an Early Grave

Ease back, guys. All that yelling isn’t doing your hearts any favors.

OK guys, try to ignore that frustrating email from your boss or the infuriating chatter from the cubicle next door, because researchers have identified an unlikely killer: your anger.

Psychologists at Italy’s IFC Institute asked 228 first-time heart attack sufferers to complete a personality questionnaire, which mapped the respondents’ psychological traits. After 10 years of follow-up, the researchers found that those patients who were prone to anger or negativity were more than twice as likely to have another attack than the less-perturbed study participants. In fact, while roughly 80 percent of the calm-minded heart attack sufferers avoided a second heart event during the study period, just 57 percent of the angry individuals managed to stay heart attack-free.

http://news.menshealth.com/raging-toward-an-early-grave/2011/09/06/?cm_mmc=Facebook-_-MensHealth-_-Content-MHNews-_-LaughItOff

SUCCESS:

“Master Your Fears” By Brian Tracy

 

Perhaps the greatest challenge you will ever face in life is the conquest of fear and the development of courage. Fear is, and always has been, the greatest enemy of mankind. When Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” he was saying that the emotion of fear, rather than the reality of what we fear, is what causes us anxiety, stress, and unhappiness. When you develop the habit of courage and unshakable self-confidence, a whole new world of possibilities opens up for you. Just imagine-what would you dare to dream or be or do if you weren’t afraid of anything in the whole world?

 

Develop the Habit of Courage

Fortunately, the habit of courage can be learned just as any other habit is learned, through repetition. We need to constantly face and overcome our fears to build up the kind of courage that will enable us to deal with the inevitable ups and downs of life unafraid. The starting point in overcoming fear and developing courage is to look at the factors that predispose us toward being afraid. The root source of most fear is childhood conditioning, usually associated with destructive criticism. This causes us to develop two major types of fear. These are the fear of failure, which causes us to think “I can’t, I can’t, I can’t,” and the fear of rejection, which causes us to think “I have to, I have to, I have to.” Our fears can paralyze us, keeping us from taking constructive action in the direction of our dreams and goals.

 

The More You Know, the Less You Fear

Fear is also caused by ignorance. When we have limited information, our doubts dominate us. We become tense and insecure about the outcome of our actions. Ignorance causes us to fear change, to fear the unknown, and to avoid trying anything new or different. But the reverse is also true. The very act of gathering more and better information about a particular subject increases our courage and confidence in that area. You can see this in the parts of your life where you have no fear at all because you know what you are doing. You feel competent and completely capable of handling whatever happens.

 

Analyze Your Fears

Once you have identified the major factors that cause you to feel afraid, the next step is to objectively define and analyze your personal fears. At the top of a clean sheet of paper, write, “What am I afraid of?” Remember, all intelligent people are afraid of something. It is normal and natural to be concerned about your physical, emotional, and financial safety and that of the people you care about. A courageous person is not a person who is unafraid. As Mark Twain said, “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.”

 

Action Exercise

Begin your list of fears by writing down everything, major and minor, that causes fear, stress, or anxiety. Think about the parts of your work or personal life where your fears might be holding you back or forcing you to stay in a job or relationship in which you are not happy. Once you have written down your fears, arrange them in order of importance, and then pick them apart one by one.

 

http://mysuccessfilledlife.com/2010/11/29/master-your-fears-by-brian-tracy/

 


INSPIRATION:

“My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.”
-Hank Aaron

 

QUOTES:

“Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul” ~Douglas MacArthur

Because your eyes are always honest. They will always be telling the truth, even if your mouth is telling a lie.

‘The greatest imperfection is in our inward sight, that is, to be ghosts unto our own eyes’

“Great opportunities are not seen with your eyes. They are seen with your mind”

 

 

CLOSING:

This world will eat u up & spit u out,, Pray & Work as hard as the drama bills & bs that comes toward u!-Rev Run

 

“If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.” – Robert H. Schuller

 

“United WE Stand”-This Great Country


TO DO:

THURSDAY
Popcorn Festival Grounds in Marion has  Vicious Cycle – Trib. To Lynyrd Skynyrd

FRIDAY
Chevelle, and Downplay rock The LC, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion

Jessica Lea Mayfield plays The Basement

 

Popcorn Festival Grounds in Marion welcomes Grace Potter And The Nocturnals

Randy Houser  plays The Bluestone

 

Join me at The Blues Jackets FanFest at Nationwide Arena

SATURDAY

“Hot Licks Blues Festival”  in Downtown Granville has my buddy Tab Benoit

Popcorn Festival Grounds in  Marion has Jason Michael Carroll

9-11 TRIBUTES
Dublin Field of Honor at The Dublin Coffman High School practice field. For more info www.dublinfieldofhonor.org

Kevin McGuire 9/11 Memorial Concert at The Columbus Museum of Art

ALL WEEKEND:
Jack Hanna’s Fall Fest at The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. For more info  www.columbuszoo.org

Longaberger Heritage Days Fall Festival, at The  Longaberger Homestead. For more info www.longaberger.com/heritagedays

FUNNIES:
ALL WEEKEND:
Bill Burr plays The Funny Bone Comedy Club in Easton Town Center

IN THEATERS:
Remember the movie Outbreak? Well then you have already seen ‘Contagion,’ rated “PG-13.”  Staring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, and Laurence Fisburne

 

A Surprisingly Good Flick ‘Warrior’ rated “PG-13.”

The Don’t Bother Flick of The Week ‘Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star,’ rated “R.”

DVD:
Who knew Will could act? ‘Everything Must Go’ staring Will Ferrell , PG-13

ON THE MUSIC SHELVES:
George Strait   reminds us we are not here for a long time, but we are “Here for a Good Time “

COMING SOON PUBLIC EVENTS:

Ohio State Pre-Games at AT&T FanZone in front of St. John’s Arena prior to all home games

 

Hell Run September 17th Buckeye Lake Music Center (AKA Legend Valley)

 

Jurden Car Show Sunday September 18th

 

Filling Station Customer Appreciation Party September 23

 

Washington Capitals Season Kick Off  Party September 24th

 

Warrior Dash Virginia October 1

 

Yuengling Ohio Debut Kick Off October 2

 

Warrior Dash Mizz Oct 15th

 

Myself, and over 100 other DJ’s and Bands at The Nationwide Columbus Marathon October 16th

 

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