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PRIORITIES - The Seven Most Important Things in Life


LIFE'S TOP SEVEN PRIORITIES
IN REVERSE ORDER:

7. MAKING LOVE
6. ROMANCE
5. LOVE
4. BEING IN A STATE OF ROMANTIC LOVE WITH SOMEONE
3. FAMILY AND FRIENDS
2. YOUR HEALTH
1. GOD

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OUR SON'S CANCER (updated)

ESSAYS:
(listed in reverse order in which they were entered)

"PERHAPS the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not yet sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favor; a long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defence of custom. But tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason."..... the first words of "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine, Feb 14, 1776

Last Update: July 4, 2001 (Article Update)

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NO HOPELESS SITUATIONS


RALPH NADER on the Y2K Election


The Official English Notification of the Revocation of
AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE
(November 2000)


Non-Partisan Y2K ELECTION DAY Humor


The BUSH-GORE Debates
(Broken Humor !)


The Original Case that Spawned
THE EXORCIST


Compare BOBBY KNIGHT to THIS GUY


BOUNCING BACK FROM ADVERSITY


The DEATH of COMMON SENSE


DIARY OF A VIAGRA HOUSEWIFE


Radical Feminists, Boys and Girls, and the SORRY State of American Public Education


THE STORY OF CREATION (Humor)


MENDING A RELATIONSHIP


THE ELIAN GONZALEZ MESS


MEN, FULLY EXPLAINED


FAM & FRIENDS: WHAT'S More Important?....
TIME or MONEY?

FAM & FRIENDS: DIVORCE: A MALE Perspective
MAKING LOVE: The Latest Thinking (May 2000) on
HUMAN FEMALE SEXUALITY

FAM&FRIENDS: America's NEW Bill of Rights
FAM&FRIENDS: WISDOM From a Member of the WWII Generation
FAM&FRIENDS: Could You Pass This 8th Grade Exam From 1895?
Probably Not

FAM&FRIENDS: TEN RULES For Dating My Daughter
FAM&FRIENDS: THE WHEEL OF LIFE
FAM&FRIENDS: Will Teenagers Disappear?

18 BOYS


FAM&FRIENDS:You Matter To Me
FAM&FRIENDS: What If There Were No Black Folk ?

LOOK AT THE VIEW !


FAM & FRIENDS: My MOTHER, The TEACHER
ROMANTIC LOVE: Will Women Still Need Men?
MAKING LOVE: Are American WOMEN Promiscuous?
ROMANTIC LOVE: Kids on LOVE
FAM & FRIENDS: EXISTENTIALISM
FAM & FRIENDS: Why KENNEDY Won
HEALTH: LOSE WEIGHT ONLINE
ROMANTIC LOVE: Making Marriage Work
LOVE: Dealing with DEATH: The Fall of Freddie the Leaf
FAM & FRIENDS: A Woman's Guide to Gifts for Men
FAM & FRIENDS: TEAR GAS IN SEATTLE

AMERICA


MAKING LOVE: President Clinton and Morality
ROMANTIC LOVE: Charlie Brown's The Little Red-Haired Girl
FAM&FRIENDS: YEAR 2000 Promises
HEALTH: EXERCIZE (Humor)
ROMANTIC LOVE: America's DIVORCE Culture
FAM & FRIENDS: Is it Better to Be a Jock or a Nerd?
GOD: Count Your Blessings

The following were written before we found out about Scott's cancer:


FAM & FRIENDS: Optimists And Pessimists
MAKING LOVE: Kissing Rules
FAM & FRIENDS: WHAT IS HAPPENING TO OUR KIDS?

THE STORY OF LIFE

LAUGHING AT LIFE


FAM & FRIENDS: THE PARADOX OF OUR TIMES
FAM & FRIENDS: Are Men From Mars and Women From Venus?
ROMANTIC LOVE: Why Do Fools Fall in Love?
FAM & FRIENDS: TRUE COURAGE

POVERTY

FAM & FRIENDS: A COOL Test for Women to Give to their Men
GOD: JESSE VENTURA and ORGANIZED RELIGION, UNCUT
FAM & FRIENDS: Be Like THIS Mule !!
LOVE: COMPLACENCY
LOVE: Wealth, Success, and Love

BIG ROCKS

FAM & FRIENDS: THE "KEWL"EST THING ABOUT BEING A TEENAGER
GOD: Devout Atheists

IF

FAM & FRIENDS: COLUMBINE and AMERICAN TEENAGERS
FAM & FRIENDS: The COLUMBINE Massacre
ROMANTIC LOVE: MALE English / FEMALE English DICTIONARY
FAM & FRIENDS: THINGS THE SCHOOL SYSTEM DIDN'T TEACH YOU
FAM & FRIENDS: DESIDERATA
FAM & FRIENDS: Treasures of Life
FAM & FRIENDS: What More Proof Do We Need That YOUTH, ALCOHOL, VIOLENCE, JAIL, BASKETBALL, and ..... The Amish ..... Don't Mix?
FAM & FRIENDS: How Corporate Policy is Set
FAM & FRIENDS: HOW TO RAISE BRATS
FAM & FRIENDS: COLUMBINE
ROMANCE: Top Ten Places for Wild Romance
FAM&FRIENDS: The RETURN OF THE CELTS
FAM&FRIENDS: The National Rifle Association
GOD: Those Wacky Puritans
MAKING LOVE: How Frequently Should We "Do It" ?
MAKING LOVE: The Best Time of Day To Make Love
FAM&FRIENDS: How to STAY Happily MARRIED While Raising Your KIDS
MAKING LOVE: Sex Through the Ages (Yours)
MAKING LOVE: SEX AND INTIMACY IN AMERICA - 1999 (Dr. Drew)
FAM & FRIENDS: Americans Born 1966-1980: The Endangered Generation
MAKING LOVE: A Brief History of Human Sexology
FAM&FRIENDS: The 16 MOST Significant Humans ?

GOD: Blood Shed In The Name of Jesus
ROMANTIC LOVE: An HONEST GUIDE TO ROMANCE
FAM&FRIENDS: The Sexual Diamond
FAM&FRIENDS: Earth's Most Dangerous Creatures: Human Grandmothers
FAM&FRIENDS: The BEST Time To Be Happy
FAM&FRIENDS: Single Motherhood: Why It Sucks (For the Kids)
GOD: Conversation With An Atheist
HEALTH: You Don't Need A Diet Book To Lose Weight: Here's How
FAM&FRIENDS: The Cure For JEALOUSY: Killing the Green Monster That Lurks Within Us All
ROMANTIC LOVE: Does This Guy Love his Wife, or What??

Note: Nowhere on this list of priorities will you find JOB, HOME, MONEY, SOCIAL STANDING, or CAR. This is because while, yes, these things are important, they are not as important as the seven listed above. Also, if you think about it, JOB, HOME, MONEY, SOCIAL STANDING and CAR are used mainly to support (or impress) Priority No. 3.

The Priorites Explained

Also Note: These priorities are mine alone and I apply them solely to myself. However, if you think about them and give them a chance, you might find that you pleasantly agree with them.They certainly cut down on the time it takes to make a decision. A college girl once told me that her three priorities were Alcohol, Money, and Sex. I laughed.....until I remembered the behavior of some of my classmates in college. We're all different, but 60% of what makes each of us, "us", is common to all humans. Don't go through life confused. Think! Think hard! Life is too short to be gone through aimlessly.

1) GOD
Creation implies a Creator.
Case closed.

ESSAYS ON GOD:
(Click on each Essay to read it)

CONVERSATION With an ATHEIST

BLOOD SHED IN THE NAME OF JESUS

THOSE WACKY PURITANS

DEVOUT ATHEISTS

JESSE VENTURA and ORGANIZED RELIGION, UNCUT

COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS

The Original Case that Spawned
THE EXORCIST

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2) YOUR HEALTH
If you're dead, or in a dying coma, the only thing you have is Priority No. 1

Essays on YOUR HEALTH
(Click on each Essay to read it)

YOU DON'T NEED A DIET BOOK TO LOSE WEIGHT: HERE'S HOW

EXERCIZE (Humor)

LOSE WEIGHT ONLINE

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3) FAMILY and FRIENDS
Some family members are true friends, while others, as Ross Perot said, are like "that crazy aunt you keep under the basement stairs."
Still, you owe them your honor.
And friends are like honorary family members. Treat them well.

Essays on FAMILY AND FRIENDS

(Click on each Essay to read it)

THE CURE FOR JEALOUSY: KILLING THE GREEN MONSTER THAT LURKS WITHIN US ALL

SINGLE MOTHERHOOD: WHY IT SUCKS (FOR THE KIDS)

The BEST Time To Be Happy

EARTH'S MOST DANGEROUS CREATURES: HUMAN GRANDMOTHERS

THE SEXUAL DIAMOND (from "New Passages" by Gail Sheehy)

The 16 MOST Significant Humans ?

The ENDANGERED Generation (Americans born '66-'80)(Sheehy)

How to STAY Happily MARRIED While Raising Your KIDS

THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION

The RETURN OF THE CELTS

COLUMBINE (Sarah Roney)

HOW TO RAISE BRATS

HOW CORPORATE POLICY IS SET

YOUTH, ALCOHOL, VIOLENCE, JAIL, BASKETBALL, and The Amish

TREASURES OF LIFE

DESIDERATA

THINGS THE SCHOOL SYSTEM DIDN'T TEACH YOU

THE COLUMBINE MASSACRE

COLUMBINE and AMERICAN TEENAGERS

IF

THE "KEWL"EST THING ABOUT BEING A TEENAGER

BE Like THIS Mule !!

A COOL TEST FOR WOMEN TO GIVE TO THEIR MEN

ARE MEN FROM MARS AND WOMEN FROM VENUS ?

TRUE COURAGE

THE PARADOX OF OUR TIMES

LAUGHING AT LIFE


THE STORY OF LIFE


WHAT IS HAPPENING TO OUR KIDS?

OPTIMISTS and PESSIMISTS

OUR 10-yr OLD SON HAS CANCER


IS IT BETTER TO BE A JOCK OR A NERD ?

YEAR 2000 PROMISES

AMERICA

TEAR GAS IN SEATTLE

A WOMAN'S GUIDE TO GIFTS FOR MEN

WHY KENNEDY WON

EXISTENTIALISM

MY MOTHER, THE TEACHER

LOOK AT THE VIEW !

WHAT IF THERE WERE NO BLACK FOLK ?

YOU MATTER TO ME

WILL TEENAGERS DISAPPEAR ?

THE WHEEL OF LIFE

TEN RULES FOR DATING MY DAUGHTER

COULD YOU PASS THIS 8th GRADE EXAM FROM 1895?
Probably Not

WISDOM
From a Member of the WWII Generation

AMERICA'S NEW BILL OF RIGHTS

DIVORCE: A MALE PERSPECTIVE

WHAT'S More Important?....TIME or MONEY?

THE ELIAN GONZALEZ MESS

MENDING A RELATIONSHIP

THE STORY OF CREATION (Humor)

Radical Feminists, Boys and Girls, and the SORRY State of American Public Education

THE DEATH OF COMMON SENSE

BOUNCING BACK FROM ADVERSITY

COMPARE BOBBY KNIGHT TO THIS GUY

The BUSH-GORE Debates
(Broken Humor !)

Non-Partisan Y2K ELECTION DAY Humor

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4) BEING IN A STATE OF ROMANTIC LOVE WITH SOMEONE

a.k.a. Temporary Insanity, but, ahhh....what sweet insanity. :-)
The ultimate in Romantic Love is..... Marriage.
There is nothing better on Earth than a Good Marriage.
There is nothing worse than a Bad Marriage.
Single people don't know what they're missing.
Generally speaking, it's better to go through life with a lifemate than without one.
Makes the ride more enjoyable, and then some.
There's actually a science to Romantic Love. There's a book called Anatomy of Love by Dr. Helen Fisher, which explains the details of the 4-yr itch, PEA-brains, etc., and which is highly recommended reading for anyone who's fallen, falling, or wants to fall in love.

The two most important words in Romantic Love are: "Choose Well"

ESSAYS on ROMANTIC LOVE:
(Click on each Essay to read it)

WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE?

AMERICA'S DIVORCE CULTURE

CHARLIE BROWN'S THE LITTLE RED-HAIRED GIRL

MAKING MARRIAGE WORK

DOES THIS GUY LOVE HIS WIFE, OR WHAT??

An HONEST GUIDE TO ROMANCE

MALE English / FEMALE English DICTIONARY

KIDS ON LOVE

WILL WOMEN STILL NEED MEN ?

MEN, FULLY EXPLAINED

MENDING A RELATIONSHIP
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5) LOVE
Such an overused and often misused word: love.
Its meaning is totally dependant on context, for example:
I love my wife
I love my kids
I love my family and friends
I love cool cars
I love cats and dogs
I love life
I love my computer, even though there are times I'd like to drop punt-kick it across the nearest Interstate
I love this and that and the other thing and all are different forms of love.
By LOVE I simply mean being as good a person as you can stand to be to whomever enters your life.
Listen... we're all crewmates on the spaceship Earth. Let's take care of each other.

ESSAYS on LOVE:
(Click on each Essay to read it)

WEALTH, SUCCESS, and LOVE

COMPLACENCY

DEALING WITH DEATH: THE FALL OF FREDDIE THE LEAF

18 BOYS

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6) ROMANCE
Well, thank God there are SOME things that can't be reduced to science, and this is it.
The beauty of defining romance is its undefineability.
Romance is a walk in the woods, alone, on a warm spring day, by a waterfall.
Romance is a husband who sneaks into the bathoom, takes his wife's towel and nightshirt while she's showering, and throws them in the dryer so they'll be nice and warm when she gets out.
Romance is unexpected flowers, and unexpected hugs.
Romance is infinite in its possibilities.
We are limited only by our imaginations.

Essays on ROMANCE
(Click on each Essay to read it)

TOP TEN PLACES FOR WILD ROMANCE

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7) MAKING LOVE
This is best in a long-term, monogomous, married relationship, in which case it transcends "Making Love" and becomes "Spiritual Bonding."

"And, in The End, the love you take, is equal to the love you make."
.....John Lennon and Paul McCartney

Essays on MAKING LOVE
(Click on each Essay to read it)

A BRIEF HISTORY OF HUMAN SEXOLOGY

SEX AND INTIMACY IN AMERICA - 1999 (Dr. Drew)

SEX THROUGH THE AGES (YOURS) (Dr. Drew)

THE BEST TIME OF DAY TO MAKE LOVE (Dr. Libby)

HOW FREQUENTLY SHOULD WE "DO IT"? (Dr. Libby)

KISSING RULES

PRESIDENT CLINTON AND MORALITY

ARE AMERICAN WOMEN PROMISCUOUS ?

The Latest Thinking (May 2000) on
HUMAN FEMALE SEXUALITY

DIARY OF A VIAGRA HOUSEWIFE

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Feel free to make your own Priority List and send it to me. Thanks.

THE FASTEST WAY TO MAKE A PRIORITY LIST

Say you have three things to compare: A, B, and C. Compare A & B. Think. Think again. Think harder. Which is more important? Forget C. You're just comparing A & B. If A, then A gets a mark. Now, do the same for B & C and again for A & C. One of the three will have 2 marks. That's priority No. 1. One will have 1. That's Priority No. 2. Etc.
Now, try doing that for 25 items, which is what I did. Takes a bit longer, to say the least.
:-)

"Life is very short,
And there's no time,
For fussing and fighting,
My friend."
...John Lennon and Paul McCartney
"We Can Work It Out"
by The Beatles

Peace,
Uncle Greg

"If you think that prayers aren't answered,
As through life you often go,
Remember, prayers are always answered,
But the answer's, sometimes: no."
.....Howard S Conklin, Jr.

"The man who has no imagination stands on the earth, he has no wings, he will never fly."
.....Muhammad Ali

"If you fall asleep on a couch in a home in which a woman is present, there will be a coat or blanket covering you when you wake up."
.....George Carlin

"Many a wise young man never lived long enough to be an old fool."
.....Richard Pryor

"When I was 18, I couldn't believe how stupid my father was,
but by the time I turned 22, I couldn't believe how much the old guy had learned in so short a period of time."
.....Mark Twain

"The Pessimist is a far happier person than an Optimist, because an Optimist's expectations are either met, or fall short, whereas a Pessimist's expectations are either met, or exceeded."
.....Ben Franklin

"Will you loan me twelve dollars? I'll give you my 90-day note. If I don't pay you back in 90 days, you can keep the note."
.....Groucho Marx

"First you have your idiots.
Then you have Congressmen.
But I repeat myself."
.....Mark Twain

"Divorce: from the Latin, meaning:
to rip a man's genitals out through his wallet."
.....Robin Williams

"Well, you have to go to your friends' funerals. Otherwise, they won't come to yours."
.....Yogi Berra

"If you want to know what God thinks about money, look at who he gives it to."
.....Old Irish saying

"I stand before you to sit behind you to tell you a story I know nothing about. One bright day in the middle of the night two sleeping boys got up to fight; back-to-back they faced each other, drew their swords and shot each other. The deaf policeman heard the noise; he came and killed those two dead boys. If you don't believe my story's true, you can ask the blind man, he saw it too."
..... Anonymous

"Life is absurd."
.....Albert Camus

:-)

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