Looking for excitement in reading

img_3198My first venture in writing a adventure type novel, “The Man With a Limp” due to be published at the end of October; is a mixture of adventure, romance, and friendship. Some times I like getting lost in a good adventure book. How about you? As a kid it was the Hardy Boys Mysteries  or Mark Twain. As I grew older I read less because I was so sports oriented and wish I would have read more often. I had neighbors who were school minded educators and had an opportunity to follow their examples as good students, but would rather play volleyball at the beach and drink Ripple Wine. Go figure! How life turns lemons into lemonade! How about you? Do you have the same kind of memories and regrets?

Nowadays I can not seem to find enough times to write. I go in spurts and write six to eight hours a day putting random Ideas on my I pad notebook pages. Do you like to write? Do you care what people think about your writing? I hope they enjoy my thoughts on the written page and find it is a pleasant escape from everyday drudgery. My days are always filled with excitement as I take a deep breath and thank God I still have an active imagination. I often think of a young friend named Tom; I would ride my bike to his house and we would play cowboys and dinosaurs. Maybe that was the beginning of my creative verve.

I hope you have an opportunity to preview my web page; understanding-online .com

Press the link below for my bookstore and look for my release date for my new book;

The Man With A Limp, coming at the end of October. An except from my Chapter called The event is below the link. Thank You, Pura Vida

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The restaurant is full, and a young man with a back-pack sits in the middle of the restaurant. He is a college age boy, blonde hair, blue eyes, and dressed expensively. He puts his backpack on the floor and goes to use the restroom. He is gone several minutes, and I call Lucky. Max comes charging through the door as Lucky follows. Max stops in the middle of the room and sniffs. Suddenly he turns away and charges over a table and attacks a man; knocking him to the floor. The Man pulls out a detonator, and Max bites his hand so hard he twists off two fingers and the man was unable to push the button. Lucky rushes over to grab the detonator from the man. It is a wireless remote. On the man’s body under his baggy shirt is a vest of C4. It would have killed hundreds of people. The young man comes out of the restroom, and three agents grab his arms and frisk him. Another detonator, the officers handcuff him and find C4 in his backpack. The Agents take him to a unique building set up to interrogate any terrorist at the event. The word is instantly sent out to look for pairs of individuals working in tandem. Lucky tells his people it only takes one explosion to cause enough distraction to set off several more bombs. Lucky receives a call on the beach. Another bomb is in a trash can. It has a timer configured to go off in four minutes. Lucky grabs a weapon box hooked up to an off-road vehicle and rides to the trash can. A minute and a half left on the timer. He looks at the timer, lifts the trash can and puts it in the box and locks it quickly as the bomb explodes bouncing the box up in the air, three feet up and back to the ground. People scatter from the vicinity; Lucky talks to the command post and ask if they see anyone leaving the bomb that just exploded. The boss sends him a picture of a young man with a backpack wearing sunglasses, a Giants baseball hat, yellow Hawaiian t-shirt and black shorts with Monarch butterflies on the shorts. Lucky puts out a search for the Boy. ABC anchor Tom Malloy sees the kid in the middle of the crowd and notifies command. Things are happening quickly. Lucky informs the sniper on my restaurant to look for the person in the midst of the crowd and shoot him dead if he pulls out the detonator.

Do you know how to use the Bible?

imageHello out there in never-never land of riches and glory. Can anyone explain the Bible? Can you tell me how to use the greatest book ever written by man? I was raised strict Irish Catholic and I was never asked to read the Bible. Don’t you find that extraordinary? I have fallen away from my church because of my experiences with it’s principles. Preach to me and do as I say but pedophilia is ok. A priest can hide in the church and not be punished, but if I do it I go to jail and I  am ostracized from the community. My Grandfather past away and before he died he ask his best friend to give him his last rights and the priest said no because he knew what he did as a young man. Is a priest God? Can a priest condemn a man when he searches for forgiveness? How do you expect a person to believe in the Bible when the church lives by a different creed? Did not God forgive the murderer on the cross?

I began to read the Bible in search for a meaning of my existence. I wish to be a better person and in search for making a difference in life I am searching for guidance. I do not believe in organized, money grubbing church organization. How can a preacher live in a ten million dollar home, drive a Mercedes Benz and preach to the people about God. Give me money and I will save your soul. In my neighborhood the joke was a Minister on every corner. No taxes to worry about, I need a new car , the parishioners will supply me one. Is that in the Bible? I had a member of a certain religion tell me her God is the one true God. Tell that to a Muslum and watch the controversy ensue. Is that in the Bible or is it true if you are not a Baptist, you will be forced to the fires of hell for eternity.

I look at the picture of the Angels and I hope they sit on my shoulders to guide me to goodness and kindness. How do you use a Bible? I have two; a Catholic Bible and St James version. Which is the right version? Any Idea? I will read both in the quest for betterment. I worked too hard all my life to give my money to the church. Blasphemy! Any takers, someone wish to show me how to use the Bible? Pura Vida!

The Holy Bible

Tell Me Lord

Tell me lord, why is the world so cruel?
Yet your sky is so blue
Tell me why there is hate
That makes the soul so black

Why did we go to the moon?
But we let our people starve and live in the streets
Tell me Lord why I should talk to you
Because I do not know what to do

Tell me Lord , why can’t we live in peace?
We war in the name of God
Does not that seem odd?
Tell me Lord, who is my brother?

Tell me Lord, If the heart is the gateway to the soul
Why is our souls so dark?
Tell me Lord, why did Dad loose his house?
Payments were heavy for his sick spouse

Tell me Lord why I should pray for help?
When everyone looks out for themselves
Tell me Lord that it is true
That you will help us through

Is Armageddon our salvation or our fate ?
Is it too late?



What measures success?



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What is the measure of a persons success? How do you measure a person’s success in life? Is it being a good father or mother during your lifetime and watch your children grow up as decent people?  Help them graduate from college whether you pay for it or show them the way you worked your way through the educational system. Maybe you are a poor individual with a high school education who has six kids and put clothes on their backs and shoes on their feet Made sure they had food to eat. You never bought yourself a watch, or a new car. You took the bus to work; first at McDonalds and then you second job as a custodian at Kmart for six to eight hours a day. You live in a two bedroom house that you put ten thousand dollars down for a mortgage forty years ago. The mortgage was paid and you borrow fifty thousand dollars to send your kids through college.  You tell your oldest son to get work at the college to help pay for school.  You tell him you have a little money to share with all the kids to go to school, but you must work and get good grades. Your tell your kids to be different than him; make a lot of money so you will not be poor like me.

The children graduate from college, two are mechanics who went to trade school and learned how to operate their own shops. Two daughters married men like their Father, hard working men who are partners in a landscaping business that does very well. Both men are in their thirties, raising a family and going to school at night to learn landscaping designs. Two  sons graduated from college: one is a lawyer who opened a firm to help anyone who needs help and the other became biologist.

It is Mom and Dad’s fiftieth anniversary and the family gathers at Mom and Dad’s little house to celebrate. Dad tells his family how proud he is of them. The eldest son says, ” Dad we want to stop working, we sons and daughters want to take care of you.  You are seventy years old and can enjoy life with us.” ” I enjoy life every single day son. Remember the joy you and I had as we built that bird house hanging on the porch. How you got so much joy in finishing the final paint job on the bird house. That project gave Mom and I an Idea of what we wished to accomplish in life. A loving family, who knew how to take care of each other.” The sons and daughters rush over to thank their parents for the lessons they showed the children.

Does it matter to you whether you have wishes of gold and silver and a house of four thousand square feet or the riches of a lifetime of love and the knowledge you were always cared for?  How do you measure your success?

The Old Man

He was an electrician by trade
A union man made
Born in Kansas City
Tough stout and gritty

Took nothing from any man
Loved only one woman
Spoiled his daughter
Made his son strong
so he did not falter

Worked hard all his life
Quit drinking
when it caused too much strife
Unforgiving when he felt wronged
He felt this was being strong

He worked on the Golden Gate Bridge
Hanging lights over the edge
Hanging three hundred feet over the water
Hanging free without any shelter

He was a man I admired
His arrogance made you smile
He was my best friend’s dad
Whose son affectionately called him
the old man

Can you feel me?

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Non- violence


Like this Orchid people are beautiful and unique. Can you feel me? It is a relatively new phrase for the individual who want an answer that is important to his way of thinking.  I decided to write one blog a week, but I watched a great movie last night and the light bulb turned on in my brain. Why did non- violent leaders get murdered? Mahatma Gandhi, Probable the greatest non-violent leader of our time was murdered because he tried to convince to religious  groups to get along.

IMG_2506John and Robert Kennedy were murdered because their Ideas were changing America to a government for the people. Somebody else disagreed. Martin Luther King a professor of non-violence was gunned down because he was black! These examples of great men if  they were allowed to survive would had made the USA a greater nation. Can you feel me? What would it be like today if Muslims followed Gandhi’s lead. Would there be terrorism today? If the Kennedy’s were allowed to live, would America be a better place? New fresh Ideas scare the old hierarchy. If Martin Luther king had lived; would he help eliminate slums, make more jobs, taught White, Blacks Mexicans, Latino’s, and Asians how to live together in peace, harmony and love? Would not the world benefit from these great people. What happened? Can you feel me?


Hannibal, Genghis Khan, Hitler: destroyers all
The crusades, a religious call
Isis got the Call from Mohammad
Destroy all infidels, it is written

Innocence destroyed on the path to righteousness
America destroyed
Taking the wrong path
Show history’s wrath

What will history say?
Does it matter? Will we destroy everything in our way?
Why do we not hear the Ghosts?
Where are the heavenly hosts?

What is divine in war and hate?
What causes such actions by the human race?
Verily I say to you
Change the course you so construed

History will be blank
No God for you to thank
No references for the dead
There will be nothing that can be read

Only dark skies and stars
A planet empty and sparse

Loss of Faith?

Good will


What is Faith? * I it easy to believe? Can you lose Faith? Or is it all baloney?

  1.  Confidence or trust in a person or thing: faith in another’s ability.
    belief that is not based on proof: He had faith that the hypothesis would be substantiated by fact.
  2. Belief in God or in the doctrines or teachings of religion: the firm faith of the Pilgrims.
  3. Belief in anything, as a code of ethics, standards of merit, etc.: to be of the same faith with someone concerning honesty.
  4. A system of religious belief: the Christian faith; the Jewish faith.
    the obligation of loyalty or fidelity to a person, promise, engagement, etc.: Failure to appear would be breaking faith.
  5. The observance of this obligation; fidelity to one’s promise, oath, allegiance, etc.: He was the only one who proved his faith during our recent troubles.
  6. Christian Theology. the trust in God and in His promises as made through Christ and the Scriptures by which humans are justified

* Dictionary

I must admit that I have lost all faith; in God, the Bible and government; Because of my life experience as a Irish Catholic person and the troubles the church do not wish to condemn, forced my issues to the surface. Religious organizations make a tremendous amount of money; taking willing from their people for their own purposes. Priest driving Cadillacs, eating well while the parish live on soup. Ministers living in million dollar homes bought by nieve believers. Tax exemptions that free the ministry from payment, We pay thirty-eight percent of our income to the government. Is that fair?

A government will to live high on “the hog.” Over spending at the expense of their countryman. Propaganda has brought issues to the forefront. Young people believe Social Security caused our indebtedness. I paid into the program along with my employer; the government borrowed millions from the social security accounts and never paid the money back. Where does the fault lay, government or the people? We do not have money for Social Security because Uncle Sam stole it and now they threaten to close down Social Security. What a sham! Wake up children! Our lives are lost to lobbyist and Insurance companies thanks to our elected officials who take money for legislation they wish to pass. Obamacare was voted down by the people yet it was passed onto us as cheap insurance. How come I pay  $197.00 for Medicare and $60.00 for prescription coverage and I pay a discounted price on the prescriptions? My Social Security information said I would pay $104.00. What gives? Your insurance will increase as the insurances company increases their profits. Five billion dollars a quarter is not enough profit?

I promise nothing to no one. I believe in a higher power but no allegiance to any religion. My belief is goodness, the difference in right and wrong. Treat everyone with kindness and charity, no matter the color of their skin or language they speak.  My faith is in people who prove their righteousness. No governments or religion; I am loyal to those who deserve my loyalty. How about you? Has your government been loyal to you or is your government leaning towards Oligarchy?


The character of people who never quit
When in extreme condition, They use their wits.
They reach down deep to get it done,
Whether in business or a twenty-six-mile run.

To follow through with extreme prejudice,
Like a threatened Judge for justice, A
woman protecting her children
Or overcoming an opponent on the gridiron.

Maybe tenacity is studying to pass a test
Instead of partying with the rest.
A lawyer’s pro bono,
A fireman saving a life in a fiery inferno.

Tenacity is in the pit of your stomach,
Making a decision that is going to hurt,
Realizing the choice is right
That you must endure the fight.

It is Marciano’s fifty straight win,
Muhammad Ali’s ultimate decision,
Life-changing, character embracing,
Tenacity encasing.

The character in people who never quit.

Redemption and Forgiveness



Good Sunday Morning to you all out in blog land. I needed some added influence to shake my spirits and help me realize what a lucky person I am. I live in a beautiful country, with kind people and found my spirit lost for a couple of days. I Do not have religious fever, but believe in a better place( maybe making a better place where you are Helps). I believe in Devine guidance, being raise in the Catholic Church, although I do not support organized religion but do pray everyday.

Because of family health issues and difficult times the last two months, life seem to be beating me down. I needed some help and searched the Bible for phrases of inspiration. I hope not to injure or upset anyone who are of different beliefs or are non-believers. It is not my intention, only to write and divorce the deamons in my heart and recapture a piece of my soul I believe is darkened at the moment.

Our Father, which art in heaven,

Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth,
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
The power, and the glory,
For ever and ever.

Read more: http://www.lords-prayer-words.com/lord_traditional_king_james.html#ixzz4Rt4SwGC5
Mark 10:45
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”

Luke 7:47-50

“For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little.”


then Thou dost hear in the heavens, the settled place of Thy dwelling, and hast forgiven, and hast done, and hast given to each according to all his ways, whose heart Thou knowest, (for Thou hast known — Thyself alone — the heart of all the sons of man),

I know little of the scriptures of the Bible for I am not a student, but do read it from time to time ( wonders of I pads). In reading the above verses it helped me to forgive my transgressors and move on. Throw away all thoughts of vengeance and physical violence and surrender myself to the spirit that encompasses PURA VIDA in Costa Rica. I realize there is evil amongst us, which must be dealt with and forgiven. I forgive the taking of my property and wish for them to be dealt with by the law. I hold no malice and wish to continue the path I have chosen with the lovely people of Aguacate, Costa Rica.

If I sound pompous or foolish, forgive me. I wish to live a full life free of animosity and hate. PURA VIDA AND THank YOU FOR LISTENING.

Destiny is a journey
A life time quest not to hurry
Not a prediction from some guru
Or a directive from father to you

A planned systematic adventure
Not a self imposed indenture
Freedom to change if need be
The road may change as you will see

If as you strive your destiny appears
Then your journey you requested was full of cheers
As your journey comes to an end
Experience it with your friends

As you journeyed your family evolved
Then your destiny was resolved
Enjoy the journey


Today I watched a video on Face Book that captured the heart and soul of what it is to be an American of the United States of America. It shows a boy Standing on Omaha Beach  celebrating Veterans Day. It is the most poignant video I have ever scene. The courage the young boy showed was incredible. He stood out in the wind holding the American Flag, in his WW II  uniform, holding a salute for one and a half ours. His little legs and arm tiring out, showing his appreciation for the soldiers who gave their life to win the war. The video was well produced and had me in tears.

This video gave me hope. Hope that there are parents out in America who are showing their kids what America is all about.That it is not all protest by college kids. That there is an ethic of hard work, respect for what it took to maintain our freedoms. That young people will strive for a better life. I left America because I did not like the moral decay of our politician destroying the American values: which we use to call ,truth, justice And the American way.

There is hope for a future. I hope people watch that video by the thousands, millions. For it has A resonating sound. The last forty years it seemed we lost our values. It will take a lot of work to gain the respect of the world. This young boy in a matter of a few minutes showed the world and America what America is. Thank you young man!



They walk one step in front of another
Always in unison with their brothers
They train hard to protect Their nation
Protecting us from the terrorist invasion

Our men and women are sent to strange lands
To fight dangerous and fanatical men
Religious zealots who have only one plan
To destroy and expel the infidels from their land

Our soldiers fight a religious war
A fanaticism they deplore
They see innocents killed every day
A genocide in a religious way

Terrorist have a strict adherence
To a religion of complete indifference
The soldiers see their lack of compassion
Which only increases their determination and passion

When they come home;
show them your pride
Show them you will stand by their side.
Take care of them in sickness

Take care of their mental wellness
Thank God above
For taking care of our soldiers we love
We should expect no less