A Refugee camp in Darfur

A few yrs ago I went to the a refugee camp on stretch of the austere desert in Chad, just across the border from the Darfur region of Sudan with a family member who worked with Doctors without Borders. There I remember 14 yr old girl who malnourished, her family gone. I was told by the doctor that he believed she had been raped dozens of times and she wasn’t expected to survive.

I spent the night talking to her and the other children telling them all the childhood stories I could remember .. i wanted to make her smile and laugh. The next day she was moved. Through the magic of technology I was “friended” by her through Facebook. She is alive, healthy, living in England and said “she remembered me saying “never give up’ . The point is that you never know how you touched someone. I thought I would give this child one day of Happiness and that day as she said, was the day she felt that “there was still good in the world”‘ .

When you do things not expecting anything in return sometimes a greater good comes. The bottom line is that we all inhabit this earth for a short time…we all breathe the same air… we all travel on paths possibly never to come back. We are all mortal….so be someone memorable

General Female Rules vs Man Rules …or how to survive the speed of the storm coming your way fellas

General Female Rules

1. These Rules are subject to change at any time without prior notification.

2. No MALE can possibly know all The Rules.

3. If the FEMALE suspects the MALE knows The Rules, she must immediately change The Rules.

4. The FEMALE is never wrong.

5. If the FEMALE is mistaken, it is a direct result of something the MALE did or said wrong.

6.The MALE must apologize immediately for causing said misunderstanding.

7.The FEMALE may change her mind at any time.

8. The MALE must never change his mind without the written consent of the FEMALE

9. The FEMALE has the right to be upset or angry at any time.

10. The MALE must remain calm at all times, unless the FEMALE wants him to be angry and/or upset.

11. If the FEMALE has PMS, all The Rules are null and void.

12. The MALE is expected to mind read constantly and act accordingly.

13. Any attempt to document The Rules could result in actual bodily harm.

14. The MALE who doesn’t abide by The Rules can’t take the heat, lacks backbone, and is a whimp.

General Male Rules

1. Anything we said six or eight months ago is inadmissible in an argument. All comments become null and void after seven days.

2. If you don’t want to dress like Victoria’s Secret girls, don’t expect us to act like soap opera guys.

3. If we say something that can be interpreted in two ways, and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other way.

4. It is in neither your best interest or ours to make us take those stupid Cosmo quizzes together.

5. Let us ogle. If we don’t look at other women how can we know how pretty you are?

6. Don’t rub the lamp if you don’t want the genie to come out.

7. You can either ask us to do something OR tell us how you want it done – not both.

8. Whenever possible, please say whatever you have to say during commercials.

9. Christopher Columbus didn’t need directions and neither do we.

10. Women who wear Wonder bras and low-cut blouses lose their right to complain about having their boobs stared at.

11. When we’re turning the wheel and the car is nosing onto the off ramp, you saying, “This is our exit?” is not necessary.

12. Don’t fake it. We’d rather be ineffective than deceived.

Fine
This is the word women use to end an argument when they feel they are right and you need to shut up. Never use “fine” to describe how a woman looks – this will cause you to have one of those arguments.
Five Minutes
This is half an hour. It is equivalent to the five minutes that your football game is going to last before you take out the trash, so it’s an even trade.
Nothing
This means “something,” and you should be on your toes. “Nothing” is usually used to describe the feeling a woman has when she wants to cut you, slice you and cover you with hot bacon grease. “Nothing” usually signifies an argument that will last “Five Minutes” and end with the word “Fine”.
Go Ahead (with raised eyebrows)
This is a dare so don’t be an idiot. One that will result in a woman getting upset over “Nothing” and will end with the word “Fine”.
Go Ahead (normal eyebrows)
This means, “I give up” or “Do what you want because I don’t give a d*&#. You will get a raised eyebrow “Go Ahead” in just a few minutes, followed by “Nothing” and “Fine” and she will talk to you in about “Five Minutes” when she cools off.
Loud Sigh
This is not actually a word, but is a nonverbal statement often misunderstood by men. A “Loud Sigh” means she thinks you are an idiot, moron or troll at that moment, and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here with your sorry ass, and arguing with you over “Nothing.”
Soft Sigh
Again, not a word, but a nonverbal statement. “Soft Sighs” are one of the few things that some men actually understand. She is content. Your best bet is to not to move, flinch or breathe and she will stay content.
Oh
This word followed by any statement is trouble. Example: “Oh, let me get that”, or: “Oh, I talked to him about what you were doing last night.” If she says “Oh” before a statement, RUN, do not walk, to the nearest exit. Run far, run fast and NEVER EVER look back. She will tell you that she is “Fine” when she is done tossing your PC, DVD player and big screen TV out the 11th floor window, but do not expect her to talk to you for at least two days. “Oh” as the lead to a sentence usually signifies that you are caught in a big ol’ greasy lie. Do not try to lie more to get out of it, or you will get raised eyebrows and the statement “Go ahead”, all followed by unspeakable acts so hideous they are unprintable.
That’s Okay
This is one of the most dangerous statements a woman can make to a man. “That’s okay” means she wants to think long and hard before implementing payback. Hell hath no fury as a woman scorned. “That’s okay” is often used with the word “Fine” and used in conjunction with a raised eyebrow “Go Ahead”. At some point in the near future when she has plotted and planned, you’d better be ready. You’re gonna look like a Section 8 eviction, stuf all out on the curb. Check your mirrors for the next 6 months. “That’s Okay” is often used with the word “Fine” and in conjunction with a “Raised Eyebrow.
Please Do
This is not a statement, it is an offer. A woman is giving you the chance to dig the hole you’re in even deeper as you try to come up with an excuse or reason for doing whatever it is you have done. You have a chance to tell the truth … but don’t. Lie like a rug and stick to it like Velcro. STICK TO THE LIE!!! But be careful you don’t get a “That’s okay”. If you do, stick and move baby, stick and move. Skillets and pots will be flyin.
Thanks
A woman is thanking you. Do not faint or pee yourself; just say you’re welcome and don’t move the rest of the day.
Thanks a Lot
This is much different from “Thanks”. A woman will say “Thanks a Lot” when she is really about to “catch a case”. It’s ’bout to be on, up in here. It signifies that you have hurt her in some cold, callous way. She will probably call her 4 brothers to come over and mop the street with your brains. These words are usually followed by the “Loud Sigh”. Be careful not to ask what is wrong after the “Loud Sigh”, as she will only tell you “Nothing”.
You did WHAT?
This means she found out about that hoochie across town and you’d better crawl out the window and creep up the sidewalk like a cat. She’s about to get her piece, so step … and step hard. Forget your car, just run and hide. You can come back and get your ride. If “You did WHAT?” is followed by “you bastard”, hit the floor immediately, cause she’s about to set the chamber on that 9 that she keeps under the pillow.

I hope this clears up any misunderstandings…

(obviously I HAVE gotten in more than MY share of trouble…lol )

Get busy living or Get Busy Dying …its up to you

Since I was a Kid, I have always been a big fan of motivational quotes. It’s one of my habits to surround myself with these quotes. Today, I have these quotes in places such as my mobile welcome message, my desk, in my bedroom, my life handbook and my office so I’m always in the face of inspiration. I recommend to do it too, because it’s really a great source of positive energy

Quotes on Life

Living in the Moment
“The consequences of today are determined by the actions of the past. To change your future, alter your decisions today.” ~
Anonymous
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a
miracle.” – Albert Einstein
“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln
“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see
the one which has opened for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the
results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most
importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience” – Pierre Teilhard
de Chardin
“We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place
for the first time.” – T. S. Eliot
“There’s no next time. It’s now or never.”
Root Cause vs. Effects “For every effect there is a root cause. Find and address the root cause rather than try to fix the
effect, as there is no end to the latter.”
“When you don’t get what you want, you suffer. If you get it, you suffer too since you can’t hold on to it forever.” –
Peaceful Warrior, on the fallacy of attachment
“Every moment you get is a gift. Spend it on things that matter. Don’t spend it by dwelling on unhappy things.”
“There are no ordinary moments. There is always something going on.” – Peaceful Warrior
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Everything around us is made up of energy. To attract positive things in your life, start by giving off positive energy.
Don’t put off living to next week, next month, next year or next decade. The only time you’re ever living is in this moment.
Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. – Mark Twain
Life is a gift. Never forget to enjoy and bask in every moment you are in.
The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced – Art Van Der Leeuw
“My life is my message.” – Gandhi
“If wrinkles must be written upon our brow, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should not grow old.” – James
A. Garfield
“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”
“In the beginning you will fall into the gaps in between thoughts – after practicing for years, you become the gap.” –
J.Kleykamp (Regarding meditation)
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” ~ Jim Rohn

Discovering Your Purpose

“Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life… Therein he cannot be re­placed, nor can his life be repeated.
Thus, everyone’s task is as unique as is his specific opportunity to implement it.” – Viktor Frankl
“Your work is to discover your work and then, with all your heart, to give yourself to it.” – Buddha
“One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have only interests.” – John Stuart Mill
“Nothing is likely to help a person overcome or endure troubles than the consciousness of having a task in life.” ~ Victor
Frankl
“Make your life a mission – not an intermission” ~ Unknown
“Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you’re alive, it isn’t.” ~ Richard Bach

Reflecting on Life

“Don’t let the past steal your present” – Cherralea Morgen
“One has to live in the present. Whatever is past is gone beyond recall; whatever is future remains beyond one’s reach, until
it becomes present. Remembering the past and giving thought to the future are important, but only to the extent that they
help one deal with the present.” – S.N. Goenka
“It doesn’t matter where you are, you are nowhere compared to where you can go.” ~ Bob Proctor
“We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future.” –
Robin sharma
The more you take responsibility for your past and present, the more you are able to create the future you seek.
“Be present – it is the only moment that matters.” Peaceful Warrior
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.” – B. Olatunji
“Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.” ~ Ann Landers
“Holding on to anything is like holding on to your breath. You will suffocate. The only way to get anything in the physical
universe is by letting go of it. Let go & it will be yours forever”. – Deepak Chopra

Reflecting on Life

Don’t put off living to next week, next month, next year or next decade. The only time you’re ever living is in this moment.
“There’s no next time. It’s now or never.”
“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of
some magical rose garden over the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.” – Dale Carnegie
“Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.” – Doug Ivester
“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~ Albert Einstein
“To create more positive results in your life, replace ‘if only’ with ‘next time’.”
“We think about all of our tomorrows, but we don’t know how many they are, so let’s start making the most of our Todays!” ~
Ivana Trump
“The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future.” ~ Herbert Spencer
“What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now.” – Buddha
“Everyone faces challenges in life. It’s a matter of how you learn to overcome them and using them to your advantage.”

Achieving our Goals and Dreams

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot
“If what you’re doing is not your passion, you have nothing to lose.”
“At first dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable.” – Christopher Reeve
“Remembering you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are
already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” ~ Steve Jobs.
“Do what you love and the money will follow.” – Marsha Sinetar
“The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.” – Richard Bach
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the
world needs is people who are alive.” – Howard Thurman
“All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under
them.” – Henry David Thoreau
“No matter where you are in life right now, no matter who you are, no matter how old you are – it is never too late to be who
you are meant to be.” – Esther & Jerry Hicks
“There’s nothing capricious in nature, and the implanting of a desire indicates that its gratification is in the constitution
of the creature that feels it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.” – Belva Davis
“I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach,
who walk their talk.” ~ Tony Robbins

Meaning of Life

“The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life.” – Les Brown
“Make no small plans for they have no power to stir the soul.” – Niccolo Machiavelli
“No dreamer is ever too small; no dream is ever too big.” – Anonymous
“Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.” – Doug Ivester
“You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you \
want something, go get it. Period.” – Pursuit of Happyness (Movie)
“History shows us that the people who end up changing the world – the great political, social, scientific, technological,
artistic, even sports revolutionaries – are always nuts, until they are right, and then they are geniuses.” – John Eliot
“You will not do incredible things without an incredible dream.” – John Eliot
“Instead of thinking about what you are going to do when you retire, think about how you can do that now and make a living
from it.”

Discovering Your Ideal Life

“Don’t be pushed by your problems; be led by your dreams.”
“Everything you want should be yours: the type of work you want; the relationships you need; the social, mental, and
aesthetic stimulation that will make you happy and fulfilled; the money you require for the lifestyle that is appropriate to
you; and any requirement that you may (or may not) have for achievement or service to others. If you don’t aim for it all,
you’ll never get it all. To aim for it requires that you know what you want” ~ Richard Koch
“I am not my memories. I am my dreams.” ~ Terry Hostetler
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – Les Brown
“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~ Albert Einstein
“Every second you spend thinking about someone else’s dreams you take time away from your own.” – Yogi Ramen
“What the mind can conceive, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill
“20 years from now you will be disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the one’s you did. So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover” ~ Mark Twain

Quotes on Goals

What Are Your 10 Year Goals?

“In life, as in football, you won’t go far unless you know where the goalposts are.” – Arnold H. Glasgow
“When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing,
then we truly live life.” – Greg Anderson
“The most important thing about goals is having one.” – Geoffry F. Abert
“The only reason we don’t have what we want in life is the reasons we create why we can’t have them.” ~Tony Robbins
“The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” – Bill
Copeland
“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned
for you? Not much.” – Jim Rohn
“Everything is always created twice, first in the mind and then in reality.”
“You need a plan to build a house. To build a life, it is even more important to have a plan or goal.” – Zig Ziglar
“The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.” ~ Benjamin Mays
“People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever
imagine.”
“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” Napolean Hill

Quotes on Hard Work

“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson
“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure.”~ Colin Powell
“The harder I work, the luckier I get.” – Gary Player
Success is 99% attitude and 1% aptitude.
“It is your attitude, not your aptitude, that determines your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar

Quotes on Change

Preparing for Change

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the
change that we seek.” – Barack Obama
“All great changes are preceded by chaos.” ~ Deepak Chopra
“Change is not pleasant, But change is constant. Only when we change and grow, We’ll see a world we never know.” ~From Wisdom
of The Orange Woodpecker
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will
be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you. ~ Sri Ram
“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” – Jim Rohn

Quotes on Truth and Honesty

“The greatest advantage of speaking the truth is that you don’t have to remember what you said.”
“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”

Quotes on Imagination and Creativity

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” ~ Albert Einstein.
“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~ Albert Einstein
“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” ~ Pablo Picasso
“Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

I gaze out 30 yrs into the future 2042 and tell you my Stone Cold Lock predictions sure to go wrong

Every Aug, I take time out to gaze into my crystal ball and make my forecast for the year ahead. Often people are stunned by the incredible [lack of] accuracy of my forecasts. But like Doc Brown in BACK TO THE FUTURE I fearlessly put the Helmet on again

Hopefully very few of you will go rummaging around in the archives for my predictions from last year. In retrospect, I have to admit I erred in a few of my prognostications.

Here are some of my PREDICTIONS FROM LAST YEAR that did not turn out quite as I had predicted (Note to self: Make a note to upgrade to Crystal Ball Version 3.0 before next year):

You heard it here first: The ‘bromance’ film The Hangover 4 will nudge out Jack Ass 3D for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, and Mike Tyson will win Best Supporting Actor, for his portrayal of, well, Mike Tyson. Avatar2 will be a total commercial flop at the box office and be completely shut out come Oscar time.

Goldman Sachs, having earned record-breaking profits only two years after the financial meltdown it helped cause, will make amends to the nation and singlehandedly solve the nation’s debt crisis by offering to pay down the entire US federal debt – and still have enough left over to pay each of its executives their annual $1 million year-end bonus. (Well, I got the $1 million bonuses part right at least.)

President Obama will surprise his critics by selecting Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report (right) to be the USA’s next ambassador to the United Nations. Colbert’s first U.N. resolution, a condemnation of North Korean ruler King Jong Il’s hairstyle (on human rights grounds), is unanimously adopted by the U.N. General Assembly.

In a period of unprecedented political bipartisanship, the leaders of both major political parties will sign a “peace accord” to end all their partisan bickering and name calling once and for all and will come together to sign the wildly popular healthcare reform bill.

After three years of trying to make sense of the phenomenon, the American public will finally figure out what the heck is the point of Twitter.

Sarah Palin, having had her 15 minutes of fame, will fade into obscurity and never be heard from again.

Okay, I admit it. 2011 was not one of my better years for prognosticating. Let’s face it, I probably won’t do any better for 2012. So this year, for a change, I thought I would gaze further into the future – 30 years out – to the year 2042. Why so far out, you ask? Because, according to my doctor, the odds are 7 to 2 that I won’t be around by then. So I really won’t care how far off the mark I was. Let’s get started.

The World: The war in Afghanistan, now in its 40th year, will show signs of winding down, due in part to the fact that there are only 167 people still living in Afghanistan.

Hopes for a permanent Israeli-Palestinian peace accord will rise when the Israeli Prime Minister extends an olive branch, offering to let Palestinians claim full control over Jerusalem as their undivided Capitol. Hopes will fade once more when it becomes clear he was referring to Jerusalem, Ohio.

Politics: The United States of America, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the People’s Republic of China since 2026, will elect its first non-human as president, when the Sony QRIO-400, Sony USA’s fourth generation robot with artificial intelligence exceeding that of any human being, will win the election. Sony QRIO-400 will narrowly defeat the 55-year-old former rock legend, Senator Gaga, from the state of Key West (the 53rd state), in the closest presidential election since New York Governor Alex Rodriguez narrowly edged out New Jersey Congresswoman Snooki in the 2028 election.

Mark Zuckerberg, Prime Minister of the breakaway Republic of Facebookistan, will announce a truce in his longstanding cyber war with the nation of Googleonia over the two nations’ longtime territorial dispute over the region formerly known as northern California.

The Economy: Thanks to new discoveries of massive oil and natural gas deposits in the Arizona region known as Texaco Cliffs (formerly known as Grand Canyon National Park), it will be another record-breaking year for oil companies. Those consumers who still drive gasoline-powered antique automobiles will benefit too, as the price of gasoline plummets to under $220 a gallon.

The employment situation will improve for the third year in a row, for robots and droids. For humans, unemployment remains flat at around 87%, thanks in part due to the fact that the only jobs currently available to humans are coffee drive-through barista, circus lion tamer and NFL cheer leader. No, wait. My bad. Just lion tamer and cheer leader. Sorry, people. The robots will have taken all the barista jobs too.

Science & Technology: 2042 will see the final demise of the Internet after decades of being plagued by viruses and slow performance. The last known Internet user – an 87-year old Inuit fisherman from Baffin Island, Canada – will pull the plug and throw his computer modem out onto the Arctic pack ice. (Correction: The Arctic pack ice will actually have disappeared permanently several years earlier, in 2026.)

The successor to the Internet, the Skin-Implanted Connectivity Chip (or SICC) will have been successfully implanted in more than 72% of humans, giving them instant 24/7 3D virtual connectivity anywhere in the world – except for a six- block section of downtown Manhattan, where reception is still rather spotty. Damn you AT&T !!!!

Transportation: New improvements in aviatic autoliners (otherwise known as flying cars) will take another step forward, now that the auto port re-fueling stations are finally open for business on the Moon (three years behind schedule). In a related story, Starbucks will announce plans to build 7,500 coffee bistros on the Moon by the year 2045.

Speaking of cars, China, the leader in auto manufacturing, will announce that the next generation of H2O-powered vehicles will get better fuel economy than previous water-fueled models. Leading the way, the new Hummer Hydrate, at an impressive 450 miles per gallon, which is easily re-fueled by means of Hummer’s patented custom-fitted garden hose (hose sold separately for $110,999). In a related story, BP will announce plans to purchase glacier-covered Greenland from Denmark, ensuring enough fuel to keep American motorists driving for at least 5 more years.

Travel & Leisure: Thanks to the long-awaited mass commercialization of time travel in 2037, time travel virtual vacations to exotic destinations will have become routine by now. Complications will emerge when 32,000 South Florida retirees travel back to the year 2000, change their butterfly ballot vote to Gore. Nice try, but Bush still wins the election the second time around.

Celebrity News: Lindsay Lohan will celebrate her 55th birthday this year by completing her latest rehab stint, proclaiming she has finally overcome her addiction to Diet Snapple Ice Tea. In her press conference leaving the Whitney Houston Clinic, Lohan hints that her next addiction will involve some type of breakfast cereal. My crystal ball’s hazy but it looks like it could be Captain Crunch.

The nation will mourn the shocking death of former President Mark Wahlberg in a fishing accident off the Pacific coast of Utah. President Wahlberg will probably best be remembered for his annual State of the Union addresses, in which he always delivered his speech without wearing a shirt. Mitt Romney running again for president again denies that Mitt Romney ever existed.

Health & Fitness: After a 15-year longitudinal study, scientists will conclude that a rigorous program of daily weight training, yoga, and aerobic activity poses serious health hazards to middle-aged people over the age of 110.

The Surgeon General will reveal what has long been suspected: A diet of low-fat, high fiber foods, low in sodium and sugar, poses dangerous health risks and recommends a diet rich in red meat, processed starch, and ice cream products. In a related story, the tobacco industry will cheer the results of new research from the American Medical & Tobacco Association that proves once and for all that a daily regimen of nicotine and carcinogens can add several years to your life.

Well, those are my predictions for 2042. Be sure to put a note in your 2041 virtual calendar to check back to this blog and see how well I did. In the remote chance in 2042, my body has become a hologram or has been stashed away in some deep freeze storage pod while scientists work on a way to bring people back to life, no worries. Just rent yourself a time machine, go back in time to Aug 2012, track me down, and let me know how I did. Many thanks.