Category Archives: February Passionary

February Passionary – Day 29

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Passion for life seems to be the most appropriate way to end this month. It comes from within, costs nothing to produce, is best when shared, and will be present long after your doubt, insecurity, and fear are left by the wayside. I hope you’ve enjoyed this glimpse of the passionate possibilities that are abound all around us and continue your pursuits in the face of adversities that may test your metal. For that’s ultimately what life is all about isn’t it? Get knocked down, get up, get knocked down, get up again. Just like the Chumbawumba “Tubthumping” song. Guess that makes me a tubthumper. Go figure.

February Passionary – Day 28

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Trying to get the citizens of our country to actively focus on any one thing at the same time is as probable as successfully catching a gnat swarm with a pool net. However, that’s just what the series finale of the television series M*A*S*H* nearly accomplished on this day back in 1983. Without aid from a TiVo, a YouTube, or a DVR, roughly 125 Million people tuned in to watch Hawkeye depart the storied 4077 camp. Quite a bow after 11 years of passionate story telling and barbing over hot lips Hoolihan. I’ll be surprised if we can get that many people out to the presidential election this year.

February Passionary – Day 27

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Indeed, passion does wear red lips. I’ve also heard it enjoys a good spanking from time to time as well. No matter how you choose to express your passion, please don’t smoke in the house. It’s totally gross.

February Passionary – Day 26

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Say what you will about the Academy Awards, there is a tremendous amount of passionate light that emanates from the collective talent when Oscar casts his favorable gaze on his recipients. Maybe it’s the prestige. Perhaps it’s the tradition. Although, more than likely, it’s from enthusiasm for the presenters’ gift baskets and the free flowing booze at the after party.
All kidding aside, congratulations to all the winners, considerably the three pictured recipients of a standing ovation for noble work well done in establishing distinguished characteristics to their careers and the Oscar legacy. And finally, a sincere tip of the cap, “good game” to Billy Crystal for being a class act and consummate host.

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February Passionary – Day 25

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Samuel Colt first produced the revolver out of his industrious passion in 1836. Since then it has been the center piece of various passionate exchanges as a result of intimate passionate exchanges, and whether or not we should all be legally allowed to own one. The best use for a revolver in my opinion is as the title of the Beatles’ seventh album.

February Passionary – Day 24

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Passion can be expressed in a variety of ways. Needing to cross a desert, illegally enter a neighboring country, survive nature’s elements, avoid authoritative armed agents, and sprint across a major US highway to find a better life is sadly one of them. Quick question, do you think he just let go of her hand to make his own way or do you think he’s putting his hand back to help them catch up? I’m sorry I have to even ask.

February Passionary – Day 23

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“You want fame? … Well, fame costs. And right here is where you start paying. With sweat.” ~ Debbie Allen
An exemplary example of following one’s passion and letting the rest of life fall into place.

February Passionary – Day 22

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Incredible how the timing of the convergence of multiple passions can capture a singularly magic moment. During the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, NY the United States hockey team defeated the Soviet Union in what is remembered as the “Miracle on Ice.” Just over two decades later the stars aligned for a truly magical moment when the passion of a film maker greenlit the movie version of that game and the events leading up to its remarkable finish. Cast as the fiery coach Herb Brooks was the passion incarnate actor, Kurt Russell. His hair in the movie is magic and will be remembered long after people ask, “What’s hockey?”

February Passionary – Day 21

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There are parties and there are holidays. There are even holiday parties. Then there’s Mardi Gras. No party globally captures the sheer lust and passion of a celebration quite like the karma cashing, booty shaking, chesticle flashing Carnival.

February Passionary – Day 20

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George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were two of our nations most honored, noble, and passionate leaders. Each man’s character and legacy is standing the test of time while continuing to set the bar for candidates as we speak. This being an election year, with an incumbent I feel is a shoe in to stay in the executive office, I thought it might be a good idea to identify what we’re looking for in a good president. It’s about time we get serious about our vision collectively so the universe can manifest our ideal chief officer. I feel if he’s(she’s) making intelligent and educated decisions for the progressing good of the people of this hallowed nation and following through passionately with their actions we’re off to a pretty good start. Oh. And must love dogs. Think that goes without saying, but I’m working on specificity. That being said, I believe I’ve discovered our next president. And he comes with his own illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator.

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