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CLEVELAND SKYLINE

CLEVELAND SKYLINE
BORN HERE RAISED HERE AND MOST LIKELY WILL PASS AWAY AND BE BURIED HERE AS WELL.

San Francisco Skyline

San Francisco Skyline
This is a Tip of The Hat to Sandee, my Co-Author and blog wizard.

I've been in my own boat sitting out in this water looking at this view. Awesome!-Sandee.

MY HAMMERED DULCIMER

MY HAMMERED DULCIMER
There are various Hammered Dulcimer postings from YouTube of different tunes, and NO I AM NOT PLAYING ANY OF THESE TUNES.Maybe some day when I have the equipment to do so.I have included a link to my You Tube Channel.I invite you to go and watch any of my videos on the site also check out some of the different channels I subscribe to.

ABOUT THE HAMMERED DULCIMER

The hammered dulcimer is an ancient trapezoidal musical instrument played by striking the strings with wooden hammers.

Originating in the Middle East about 2000 years ago, English soldiers brought the instrument back to England after their failed attempt to conquer Persia during the Crusades about 1000 years ago. Dulcimers have many names in many lands: santur in the Middle East, yang q'in in China, hackbrett in Austria, zither in Germany, and cymbalom in Hungary. The name "dulcimer" is derived from Latin, meaning "sweet sound". Hammered dulcimers were popular in England during the reign of James I, when the Bible was translated into English as the King James Bible. The dulcimer was mentioned in the Book of Daniel 3:5 among other instruments "..the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of music..." The dulcimer was later mechanized to become what we now know as the harpsichord which later evolved in the piano.

THE BLOG ROLLS.

IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS PAGE LOAD EASIER I MOVED THE BLOG ROLLS TO A SEPARATE BLOG, THE BLOG ROLLS CAN BE FOUND HERE AT G.C.R.S. BLOGROLLS.

A good thought

A good thought

The Officer Down Memorial

The Officer Down Memorial
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THE SERENITY PRAYER

THE SERENITY PRAYER
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will; that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him forever in the next. Amen. - Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971)

WHEN I'M HAVING A BAD DAY.

WHEN I'M HAVING A BAD DAY.
WHEN EVERYTHING IS JUST TOO MUCH, I WILL BE HIDING, PLAYING MY GAMES AND STAYING IN MY OWN LITTLE WORLD.

HEY MIKEY,THIS MEANS YOU!!

IF IT IS NOT BROKEN DO NOT TRY TO FIX IT MIKEY, YOU GOOF! - SIGNED ME

Mike - Take the word DELETE out of your vocabulary. Big hug... Sandee

NATIONAL SUICIDE PROVENTION LIFELINE

With Help Comes Hope

Veterans Hotline & Online Chat
Are you a veteran in emotional distress? Please call 1-800-273-TALK and press 1 to be routed to the Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline.
OR Veterans chat live with a counselor.


Are you in crisis? Please call 1-800-273-TALK
Are you feeling desperate, alone or hopeless? Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.

I URGE ANYONE THAT NEEDS TO MAKE THIS CALL TO PLEASE DO SO.YOU ARE A PRECIOUS HUMAN BEING,YOU ARE SOMEONE'S LOVED ONE. GOD KNOWS WE ALL GO THROUGH A CRISIS AND NEED THE HELP.PLEASE CHOOSE LIFE!

I URGE ANYONE THAT NEEDS TO MAKE THIS CALL TO PLEASE DO SO.YOU ARE A PRECIOUS HUMAN BEING,YOU ARE SOMEONE'S LOVED ONE. GOD KNOWS WE ALL GO THROUGH A CRISIS AND NEED THE HELP. PLEASE CHOOSE LIFE.

THIS IS HERE TO REMIND ME AS WELL AS EVERYONE ELSE THAT LIFE IS IMPORTANT.

Blog Changes

Since I have decided to shut down Both Mike's Place and Loonytoon Central, Music Monday/Mondays Music Moves Me, Thursdays Tune, 5 On Friday, Feline Friday and the Google Doodles will now all be here.

I SEE YOU!!!

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The Blogger's Prayer

Lord help me to learn to spell without spellcheck, manage to visit all that visit me, and post regularly - all in 5 minutes a day, so that I can clean house and take care of my family. Help me to not look at every occurrence in my life as a blog post, and to quit taking pictures of weird things to share as well. Please Lord, help me to stop talking about my blog friends as though they are next door neighbors or someone I have known all of my life. And help me dear Lord, to think of something witty and wise to post tomorrow.


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Saturday, January 30, 2010

the old me and the new me.














The old me when I weighted 310 lbs and the new me after a 27 lb weight loss.I still have a ways to go in my quest to lose weight.
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22 comments:

Sandee said...

Keep up the good work Mike. You will feel much better getting the extra weight off. You will be healthier too. Good for you.

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

Just Be Real said...

Way-to-go Mike! Blessings!

Laura said...

You're doing great, Mike!

Mari said...

Good for you! That's a great accomplishment. I'm working on the same thing and it's hard work.

Mike Golch said...

Sandee,Just Be Real,Laura,and Mari,I am doing this by portion control since exercise is limited due to the seizures.I'm trying to use a reasonable goal,I would like to be 250 lbs,which I know is still over weight.That is the imediate goal.I doubt that I will ever be under 200 lbs unless I get really sick.when I had fluid on the heart in the seventies I did lose a heck of a lot of weight.

Just Breathe said...

Good for you. Keep up the good work. I need to do the same!

Spicybugz said...

Lookin Gooood! Way to go. :)

Mike Golch said...

Just Breathe.It took me a whole year to get down to the 283 make.So one day at a time with this as well.

Spicybugz,thank you.

Lorie said...

Way To GO- I understand the stress of needing to lose weight-its a daily struggle.Bless you!

Mike Golch said...

Lorie,I'm just trying to loss the weight.for some reason the heavier I got the more rapid the seizers show up.go figure.

The Fitness Diva said...

Congrats, Mike, congrats! I wish you well, and hope you reach your all of your goals! Just keep it up!
Looks good! ;)

Enjoy your weekend

Fitness Diva

Mike Golch said...

Fitness Diva,Thank you.As the saying goes,"slow and steady wins the race"

Bing (PinkLady) said...

wow!!! way to go Mike!!! congratulations on the weight loss! i'm so happy for you...

i have another award for you at <a href="http://sheeponarampage.blogspot.com>Sheepish Thoughts</a>, friend. i hope you can check it out soon.;)

happy weekend!

Clueless said...

Congratulations!!! Must have been some hard work...looking great!!

Finally Free said...

Mike,
You are doing great. I have struggled with weight almost my whole life. I know how hard it is.

Blessings,
Tammy

Mike Golch said...

Bing Thanks,I'll be right over.

Clueless,yes it was especially since I am limited in the exexcises that I can do.

Finally free,the last time I was skinny I was still in Jr.High (middle) School.by the time I graduated high school.I was 220 lbs.
Than a gain I did not look fat back that.I have a large frame(torso)

Colleen said...

Way to go!! I am on a diet and it isn't easy!! Blessings!

Mike Golch said...

Colleen,especially when you cannot do many exercises.

Syd said...

Mike, keep up the good work. I'm glad that you are making progress.

Mike Golch said...

Syd,Thank you.

Wanda's Wings said...

Way to go! Extra weight can cause so many health problems. I too have lost weight this year and it does feel good.

Mike Golch said...

Wanda's Wings,Thanks but sadly I have gained back a lot of the weight due to binge eating caused by depression.

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