Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Here Comes The Rain Again

Besides FOOD, DOGS and GREAT SINGERS, my other FAVORITE reason for being ALIVE is...

RAIN, SWEET RAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Friday, April 17, 2020

Work Of Art

In 20 years, this painting is gonna be worth a FORTUNE!!!!!!!



Sunday, April 12, 2020

Mental Fitness

As a response to this COVID-19 crisis, countless fitness buffs have taken to social media to share their home workout routines.

There are MILLIONS of 'em! I mean, MILLIONS!

What I haven't seen, though, is even ONE video about MENTAL FITNESS.

It appears that maintaining a svelte body seems to take precedence over maintaining a well-balanced mental state.

And during this unusual health crisis, our mental stability is of the utmost importance!

Fear and anxiety are undoubtedly eating away at more people than not. So, working on ourselves to keep a calm, cool and collected mindset is urgently necessary.

More necessary than taut abs and bulging biceps, if you ask me.

What I know for sure is that I will continue to work on my self-love and self-acceptance far more diligently than on my quads and pecs.

I feel, beyond a doubt, that as a nation, we WILL get past this coronavirus madness.

And I feel even more confidently that I'LL get through it with a sound body AND...


Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The Prostate Exam

If young fellas are BLESSED to live long enough, they'll know PRECISELY what I'm talkin' about!


Saturday, April 4, 2020

Mindfulness Meditation

Recently, I've been introduced to Mindfulness Meditation.

I find that practicing my mindfulness exercises is best when I'm in a dark room, completely still.

My ideal room would be an otherwise dark bedroom with a large skylight that allows moonlight to fill the room. The only sound I wanna hear is rain beating against the skylight(s).

Oh, my God, that would be HEAVEN to me!!!!

Nothing makes me feel more at peace than the sound of rain beating against windows and car roofs.

Mindfulness meditation compels me to simply feel GRATITUDE for all I HAVE and all I AM.

During this COVID-19 quarantine, I'm immeasurably thankful for my apartment, the food in my cupboards, and my FAITH.

Because it's my FAITH that keeps my mind at peace.

What will be, will be.

Now, let's bring on the rain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

That's What I Believe

The COVID-19 bug has turned this country upside down!

Businesses closed!

Schools closed!

Churches closed!

Parks closed!

Damn near everything has closed, so people can remain at home and stop the spread of the disease.

California's governor and mayor strongly advise us to only leave our homes to buy groceries and to take care of medical-related business.

SAFER AT HOME is the name of the order advising Los Angeles County residents to stay home!!!

In addition to the grocery store, I also go to the park daily, just to get in some exercise and sunlight. I make sure to stand far away from everybody! Even farther away than the 6 ft distance suggested.

This is gonna be a tough time for many. Especially those of us who earn our livings in the gig economy. If we don't work, we aren't paid. For the most part. Luckily, I have commercial residuals coming in, but by no means enough to sustain me if this quarantine persists more than a few months. Yes, this crisis will undoubtedly compel folks to start saving much more of their paychecks than we currently have.

Now is the time that those of us who profess to walk in FAITH will be put to the test. While talking to my therapist the other day, I told her that despite all the doom and gloom regurgitated on the internet and TV, on an hourly basis, this ol' boy WON'T worry. Because I'm a true believer that: if you're gonna PRAY, don't WORRY; if you're gonna WORRY, don't PRAY.

I WILL PREVAIL over this temporary debacle.

I WILL RESUME my acting and voice-over work.

I WILL earn even MORE money from those pursuits than I earned BEFORE COVID-19 attacked us!

Come HELL or HIGH WATER, EVERYTHING works in MY FAVOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At least...

THAT'S WHAT I BELIEVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thursday, March 12, 2020

The Plague

Oh, boy, are folks nervous these days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Correction: folks are SCARED SH*TLESS!

Why, you ask?

The CORONAVIRUS Disease (COVID-19)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Per the World Health Organization:

"Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing."

Two months ago, this was a disease I had never heard of! Heck, I suppose most folks hadn't. Then, all of a sudden, it was EVERYWHERE!

As it stands, the countries hit hardest by this recent outbreak are: China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Germany, France, USA, Switzerland, Norway and Japan!

Here in the states, damn near every event and/or organization that draws a crowd (i.e. athletic events, schools, theatrical productions, conventions, etc.) has been cancelled or postponed 'til further notice.

Actors, service industry workers, convention presenters, behind-the-scenes showbiz folks, and a host of others are undoubtedly gonna feel a significant pinch by the cancellation of gigs. Small businesses, in particular, will suffer if their doors are closed for too long.

I'm simply gonna do what I always do: keep my head up, do what I can to stay afloat happily, and hope and pray for better days! SOON!

As a people, we WILL get through this!


I do wholly believe that!

I have NO other viable choice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!