Archive for July, 2016

Get Connected… Maybe

Friday, July 29th, 2016


It’s Here to Stay:
It’s all come about in such a short amount of time that it’s a bit mind boggling.


There are so many options today that it’s hard to decide which, if any, is right for you. In spite of all of the new programs that have been created, Twitter and Facebook appear to remain the most popular.


Many years ago the owner of Super Geeks told me that I should be on Twitter. “Why” I asked and he said, “Because there’s a lot of people that would like to hear what you have to say.” So, I set up a Twitter account; @itseasy


Sometime after that I went to see the movie “Social Media” which is about the creation of Facebook.  I decided to set up a Facebook page. In doing so I discovered that I already had one which my son had set up for me many years before that I never used. In the “About” section I had written, “Facebook is something for people who don’t have enough to do.” While that may be true, It didn’t sound like something that would serve me well so I updated it.
Over the years I have found myself drifting back and forth between Facebook and Twitter, not really sure which of them was best or if I really need either.

The best description of the difference I have heard is, “Facebook is about WHO you know and Twitter is about WHAT you know.” The biggest mistake one can make is to post political or religious opinions, especially on Facebook. One thing is certain and that is that BOTH are time consuming and can easily become a distraction.

Eating Fruit is Important

Thursday, July 14th, 2016


HOW You Eat it is ALSO Important
Properly eating eating fruit means more than just buying it, cutting it up and popping it into your mouth. It’s not that easy. It’s important to know how and when to eat fruit.

What does the correct way to eat fruit mean?


Eating fruit properly plays a major role in detoxifying your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.


Let’s say you eat two slices of bread, then a slice of fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it’s prevented from doing so by the bread.
In the meantime, the whole meal rots, ferments, and turns to acid. The minute the fruit comes into contact with the food and digestive juices in your stomach, the entire mass of food begins to spoil.
According to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter, you should eat your fruit on an empty stomach, or before your meal!

“When you have mastered the correct way of eating fruit, you have discovered the Secret of Beauty, Longevity, Health, Energy, Happiness and normal weight.”

Drink ONLY fresh fruit juice, NOT the concentrated juice from cans. Don’t drink juice that has been heated. Don’t eat cooked fruit; cooking destroys all of the vitamins.

Eating a whole fruit is better than drinking its juice. If you do drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful, slowly. You must allow the juice to mix with your saliva before swallowing it. Go on a 3-day fruit-fast to cleanse your body. Eat fruit and drink fruit juice only for three days, and you will be surprised when your friends say how radiant you look!

Some Goodies:

KIWI: Tiny but mighty, and a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E and fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange!

AN APPLE a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants and flavonoids which enhances the activity of vitamin C, thereby helping to lower the risk of colon cancer, heart attack and stroke.

STRAWBERRY: A Protective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits and protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals.

ORANGES: Eat two to four oranges a day to keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent and dissolve kidney stones, and reduce the risk of colon cancer.

WATERMELON: The coolest of all thirst quenchers. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost your immune system. It’s also a key source of lycopene, the cancer-fighting oxidant.

GUAVA & PAPAYA: They are the clear winners for high vitamin C content. Guava is also rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in carotene; good for your eyes.

Drinking Cold Water After a Meal = Cancer!!!

It may seem nice to have a cold drink after a meal, however, the cold water will solidify the oils that you’ve just consumed, which slows digestion. Once this ’sludge’ reacts with the acid it will line the intestine. Very soon, it will turn into fats that lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

Mahalo Runaway

Staying Charged

Saturday, July 9th, 2016


Prepared, but…
Over the years I have accumulated numerous devises to be sure that my iPhone and iPad are full charged regardless of where I am. When in town I use a charger in the cigarette lighter in my car. When traveling I take along one or more of these other devices so that I can work on the go.
As I stepped off of the plane on Maui the other day I realized that I was without any of my charging devices. I wasn’t panicked since I was only going to be there for a few hours. I rented my car and then turned off my phone to conserve energy. A couple of blocks outside of the airport I spotted a Kmart. I can’t recall the last time I was in a Kmart store. It was only 7 AM, but I saw people going in so I decided to see if they sell iPhone chargers that are fully charged.
Upon entering the store I saw three employees chatting with each other by the register. I excused myself and asked where the electronics department is. One of them pointed over her shoulder and coldly said, “In the back of the store.” I found the department okay, but there was nobody there to assist me. I walked around the store until I found an employee, and asked her if she is familiar with iPhone chargers. She said, “No, but maybe I can find someone who is.” She got on her phone, but was unable to reach anyone. I asked her if there’s a Walmart nearby and she said, “Yes, right down there” as she pointed away from herself. I went to the front door and found another employee outside smoking. I asked him where the Walmart store is and he said, “On Dairy Road right past Starbucks.”


“Hey Siri”
I picked up my phone and said, “Hey Siri, where’s the closest Walmart?” She immediately pulled up a map and proceeded to give me turn-by-turn directions to the store. I was greeted at the door, and when I asked where the electronics area is, the employee asked me what I am looking for. I told him what I need and he said, “Right this way, follow me.” Upon arriving at the right department he explained the differences between the myriad of charging devices available.


I said, “I want the best one.” He immediately unlocked the showcase, removed this one, unpackaged it, and showed me that it is fully charged and that it has the capability of charging my iPhone and iPad both at the same time. I said, “Sold.” He took my credit card and escorted me to the register where he promptly and efficiently processed the sale.


As I drove off towards Lahaina I couldn’t help but think that Kmart could have had that sale, and that they don’t even know (or care) that they missed it. Sam Walton would be proud. If anybody out there knows Walter Lott, please send this on to him.

PS: I never needed to use it, but surely will one day.

Dealing With the Burdens of Life

Friday, July 8th, 2016


Crying Doesn’t Help

1. Accept that some days you’re the pigeon, and some days you’re the statue.

2. Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.

3. Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

4. Drive carefully. It’s not only cars that can be recalled by their Maker.

5. If you can’t be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

6. If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

7. It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

8. Never buy a car you can’t push.

9. Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won’t have a leg to stand on.

10. Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance.

11. Since it’s the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.

12. The second mouse sometimes gets the cheese.

13. When everything’s coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.

14. Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

15. You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.

16. Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once

17. You can learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.

18. A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

Have an awesome day, and know that someone has thought about you today.