Luck Has Nothing to Do With It

"You are so lucky!"  We have all heard and said these words, right?  But when you stop to think about it, what does it imply?  That their life is easier than yours?  That their good fortune was brought on by magic, while you have been cursed with bad luck?  That doesn't seem like a realistic, fair way to look at other people's lives....more

Stalked by Random Events

One week ago, 239 people boarded Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Kuala Lumpur, expecting to land in Beijing a few hours later. The plane vanished and has still not been found. Vanishing from the world's radar screen practically never happens.A woman vacationing in Florida is killed by a giant stingray that leaped out of the water and struck her as she sunbathed on the deck of a boat. Stingrays practically never do that....more

The Anatomy of Happiness

I had a nasty head cold a few days ago, but feeling lucky and grateful that it wasn't flu or anything more serious. As my symptoms locked me into a muted world of silence and drowsiness, I reflected on luck - what it is, who has it, who doesn't seem to have it and how to get it....more

No year like a new year

 I hope all of you had a safe and happy New Year’s Eve.I won’t go as far as the priest we had for Mass this morning who said something about anyone who needed ice packs…I think he was revealing too much of his age!Jim had the girls out for a good walk this morning and is up playing his guitar.The girls are curled up peacefully sleeping and I have a pot of home-made applesauce on the stove. Our dinner today will be the traditional pork,sauerkraut,potatoes and applesauce.We need all the luck we can generate with our move this year....more

Luck !--->Not just an article but a Contest...

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Black-Eyed Pea Hummus with Olive Oil & Sumac from Kalyn's Kitchen

For everyone who's committed to Meatless Mondays when Monday happens to be New Year's Eve, allow me to recommend my favorite New Year's snack of Black-Eyed Pea Hummus with Olive Oil and Sumac. You probably know that black-eyed peas are a traditional food thought to bring luck in the new year, and if you're really lucky you might have some of this left to nibble on for the first day of 2013! ...more
@Hromish1 Love the black-eyed peas in this; hope you enjoy!more

Paraskevidekatriaphobia— the fear of Friday the 13th

2012  a bad year for people who suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia — the fear of Friday the 13th…. Maybe those damn mayans had it! Why? …  There are three this year… instead of the usual two…. There was one in 2011. That’s not all. For the first time since 1984, those three Friday the 13ths — Jan. 13, April 13 and July 13 — are exactly 13 weeks apart. But!...more

You are unlimited

  Last Friday night, for a minute, i died. ...more
Thanks Victoria! It means a lot that other people can take from the experience, too.more

The Freak Accident

 Freak accidents always catch us off guard. We can’t even picture the weird things that can happen.  The ones we can imagine, we try not to think about....more

Super Heroes & Sea Glass

I believe in super heroes, galaxies that exist far far away and that in 2063 Zefram Cochrane will invent warp drive and the Vulcans will come and fix everything.  I like the idea that if I scream really loud like a girl maybe just maybe a nice man in tights will get the bad guys for me. I believe that good and evil exist in perfect balance and I want to believe, I HOPE, that there are defenders of that balance....more