The Boston Bruins, a hockey team I grew up watching, a player named Bobby Orr who I idolized, with another handful of players I enjoyed very much to watch, like Ray Bourque, Cam Neely, Gilles Gilbert, Rick Middleton to name a few, these Boston Bruins have had it’s share of great player’s and to witness three Stanley cup championships in my lifetime is a great honor, from my favorite team.
I would be lying if I said that I wouldn’t want them to win another one, we all want to win and see our favorite players bask in the joy of victory, we the true Bruins fan have seen our share of losing years, like 39 years til they won again in 2011, which is what makes it sweet when they actually do win it all. What the Bruins do have is a competitive Management team in place and it all starts with Cam Neely, Cam was a player that the Bruins traded Barry Peterson for, sent Barry to Vancouver and Cam here to Boston, the rest is history. Cam with his toughness and good puck sense, had changed what the term power forward was and is looked at today. Cam since retiring and becoming the Bruins President, has taken this competitiveness and toughness from the ice, into his office in the way he leads this organization, the year they won the cup in 2011, had Cam’s finger prints all over this team and to this day in a few of the Bruin players today.
In 2011 when the Bruins hoisted the Lord Stanley cup high throughout the city of Boston and shared it proudly with all the fans, they were a very difficult team to play against, they didn’t have that big name goal scorer, what they did have was a whole team that could score, all four lines producing at a high level each and every game. The one thing that breeds this is Team chemistry. Even though there are still some core players left from the championship team, there are a few players missing that brought this chemistry, chemistry never shows up on the nightly game stats, it only shows up within all the players of the team and is what makes them very difficult to play against, team chemistry is a bond between the players, that makes them a family on and off the ice and having each others backs, no matter what situation that may cross their paths.
These Boston Bruins of today and with the core of players they still have since 2011, can they get back that “team chemistry”? You bet they can, but it also takes a big commitment from the Management and the coaching staff, so they can bring in the right players, who will form this bond that will ultimately give them the chemistry, to be once again a very tough team to play against from any team in which they face. You don’t necessarily need the best goal scorers, just a few that bond together and with each of their strengths, plus the strengths of the team, become a great hockey team once again. The Boston Bruins are just a few chess pieces away from regaining their championship team, forget about the drama from the Boston sports Media, as these guys really no nothing of any sport and if they don’t create the drama, then they would be out of a job. Just simply trust in Cam Neely and his team, to once again build a championship Boston Bruins hockey team, for us true Bruins fan to enjoy once again.
” Boston Bruins hockey is about being tough and competitive to play against, not the flashy give me the puck for “my” goal”
” Team chemistry comes from a bunch of players coming together and forming a bond, to play for each other and have each others backs, no matter what that may come before you”
Just like all Mankind and everything around us, Hollywood has changed and in a way that promotes a fake reality. Hollywood creates these shows and movies, hires all these Actors and Actresses and gives them a script to become someone in which they truly are not. Hollywood in a lot of ways is just like the news media and do nothing but create much drama, to an already drama driven Society.
Don’t get me wrong, there are some good shows and movies out there, with the show NCIS being the best show of them all and as close to reality as you can get in a show, but the majority of Hollywood is nothing but a fake reality and does nothing but, forces us to try to be like what the actor’s portray in the movies. Real Life and Life in Hollywood are very different from each other, but Hollywood wants to suck us in, so we spend our hard earned money and Hollywood lives the good life of leisure.
Ultimately it is us the fan that buys into Hollywood and if we don’t buy in, then Hollywood can’t live their plush and lavish lifestyles. Not to mention they can’t sell their warped portrayal of what they think life should be, just like a Journalist gets a scoop on a story, then writes that story in their own words to try to create the most drama, Hollywood does the same thing in how they write their movie scripts, then the Actor acts and reads from that script, while becoming someone they totally are not.
Every year you have the Oscar’s, these are awards for the the best movie, Actor’s, Actresses ect…. throughout the year. This award show is put on by Hollywood as the grandest of grand with a huge amount of money spent on this yearly event, they also sell it to us as, you have to watch it so they can show off what they think is the best trophy ever? Then you have Actor’s and Actresses instead of just accepting and saying thank you, they use it as a platform to get political of whatever they feel to be political about, Politics has no place in Hollywood and vice versa, it seems like everything Hollywood does, they have to spin it in a political way? If Hollywood wants to get political, then put your money where your mouth is and spend some of that big money, to help Society grow and end homelessness throughout this Country, instead of lining your own personal pockets and living the plush, luxurious lifestyle, while others throughout this Country live on the streets with nothing to show of their existence here on Earth.
Hollywood is in the business to make movies, they employ a large diversified work force, this work force then has to do what the employer wants or they won’t be employed any further, just as you and I in our jobs do as well, but what Hollywood tends to forget is, if they don’t have this workforce or the consumer who views their product, then there is no drama to create, let alone not having huge amounts of money to live their plush and luxurious lifestyles. Now you also have some Actor’s who have made huge amounts of money through Hollywood, then they think that they are on a pedestal above everyone else, because of their great wealth? They use Hollywood as their “soapbox” to force their views on the rest of us, they think we have to listen to them cause they are more wealthier than us, I have news for them, money don’t make you better than the rest of us, but if you put your money where your mouth is, just maybe the rest of us will look at you differently?
Hollywood with all its drama and fake reality, is not what this Society needs right now, this Society we live today is a “broken society” and to fix it we all have to be on the same playing field, the money that is being spent foolishly and selfishly throughout this Society is nothing but wasted money, if Hollywood and other Corporate companies and even our Government, would spend the money more wisely in areas that is needed most, just maybe this Society would be a better place for all that walk their paths along their journey of life.
” Hollywood is about making movies, it is not about being political or standing on top of the soapbox to force their views on others”
” Hollywood makes a huge amount of money, if they spent that money wisely and not foolishly, just maybe we could live within a better Society”
Family is the bond within us as Individuals that brings us together, so we can walk our paths along our journey of life, to be better and stronger within peace, while we share our love of self’s with those around us.
Within each Family you have a Mother and Father, these two Individuals don’t go to school for parenting, there is no books to read, so how do they become parents? It is their love of self’s, which they bring to each other, then share this together as they raise their children into a Society, so they to can become parents and share their love of self’s to form a family of their own.
When building this family bond, it starts first with building a strong foundation, that will stand the test of time and never crumble, no matter what that may try to crumble it. This foundation is stronger than anything that all Mankind can build, it becomes so solid that nothing will penetrate it, not even any life event that may happen to us.
The foundation of family is built out of love, respect and trust of each family member, when any of these components have been violated is when you have broken families. Within this broken Society shows just how broken families affect us all. Families become broken in many ways, but the foundation stays intact, just that we as Individuals don’t look with clear eyes and everything becomes out of focus for us. What starts this foundation for all of us is, you need a Mother and Father together with each of their traits, sharing their love together so the base of the foundation becomes stronger as each layer is laid on top of it.
Families within our Society is the only thing we have, that we can go to, when we need help and are troubled in our own lives. Without families we have nothing and leads us into a life of solitude, we may be lonely and not seeing with clear eyes and everything may seem out of focus, but the foundation of family is always there, solid as it ever was, just that we choose not to acknowledge it and through the clouds of our judgements, we think we can overcome anything alone without family.
With all the broken families within this broken society, shows only one thing and that is there is too much solitude all around us, nobody shares love anymore, which is a lot easier than showing this hate and solitude we see now, instead of turning to the foundation of family when we hurt, we let our clouded judgement turn us in a direction we normally would never turn to, this judgement makes us someone we truly are not, if we only trusted the strength of the foundation, showing the respect of the families love and being who we truly are, just maybe our clouded judgements would clear up enough, so when we hurt and are troubled, the direction we turn would be toward family and not the direction of solitude. We all walk a path along a journey of life, family is the one true direction to turn when we need to the most, so we can be better and stronger and live our lives in peace with others, instead of the chaos of solitude and hate.
” Family is to each of us, like a fish needs water so they can survive in their world”
” When we hurt and have much pain, it is the foundation of family that gives us the strength to move forward along our paths of our journey of life”
The Season of Lent is the Catholic way of reflecting on the journey of Jesus Christ. All other Religion of faiths celebrate and call his journey by a different name, but the one common denominator is Jesus Christ himself. Jesus never discriminated anybody and treated everybody as equals, unlike the people of this Society today. We the people are whats wrong with this Drama driven Society and we the people can change this if we really focused our energy to it.
When Jesus walked his journey with us, he taught us many things and showed us just how special the true path of righteousness really is, he sacrificed himself so the rest of us can be at peace, this is how his father The Almighty God wanted it to be, so we the people can see the true positive, of what true change really is. True change sometimes can be difficult and bring much pain to us, but when we accept the true change, do the work needed to apply it, then yes we to can find that true path of righteousness that Jesus showed and walked with us.
Within the season of Lent and all the names that other Religions call their remembrance of the journey of Jesus Christ, is a special time for all Catholics and other faiths around the globe, with the Catholics celebrating Lent, other faiths should celebrate with us, by respecting our views and beliefs, as we Catholics do of them during their celebration of the journey of Jesus Christ. This celebration and respect of each other is one of the things Jesus taught us as he walked with us, it is we the people that have wavered from the teachings of Jesus.
There is always going to be life events and other things that will happen to us throughout our journey of life, these events will and can control every fiber of our being if we let them, they will also bring us much pain and anxiety and we will do anything to try to stop the pain, but what we forget is, when we suffer great pain, Jesus suffers great pain with us, Jesus came to us to teach us many things, he will never leave us alone even if we feel like we are alone with no where to go? The power of Prayer works in ways we can’t explain, but God and Jesus do hear our Prayers and are always with us, within the hearts and souls of each and every one of us.
Now as we celebrate the journey of Jesus Christ, let us all remember and reflect on the lessons he taught us when he came and walked his journey with us. Let us all truly feel the warmth of his love for us deep within our hearts and souls and as we feel this warmth, let us then share this warmth of his love with all that is around us, there is always going to be temptation in our lives, as Jesus also had to deal with this, temptation only shows that Satan is alive and well within our Society and the group ISIS is prime example of this, but during this time of Lent and reflecting on the journey of Jesus Christ, we to can resist this temptation as Jesus did, by staying true to self and the Lord God, who created us and all that is around us. When we stay true to ourselves and feel the warmth of Jesus love within our hearts and souls, then share this warmth and love with all those around us, this shows our father the Lord God, that yes we did listen and learn from Jesus and with the power of prayer at our disposal, helps us communicate better with God, as well as with each other within this Society, So as we all find this true path of righteousness, let us all share with each other, so we all can walk our paths along our journey of life in peace, while we become better and stronger throughout the evolution of Mankind and God will then be happy of all of us, as his vision of Mankind will than become a true reality
” The Season of Lent may be a Catholic celebration, but the true celebration is that we all learn from the journey of Jesus Christ and show his love with all, no matter what faith of religion you belong to”
” Jesus never showed discrimination of anybody on his journey, this is only we the people that shows this towards each other”
Ash Wednesday………. To some it is just another day, yet to others it is a day of reflecting, to check the inventory and the archives of our lives to date, take stock in where we are and see if we are still on the track we set out on, or did we waiver from that track, has things happen that has derailed us from our original plan.
Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent, for those Catholics who don’t follow Religion as they should, it is also for anybody that wants to follow the spirit of God, for he does not discriminate unlike we the people of Mankind and the creation of the Lord God himself. Somewhere along the journey of life, we the people have ventured away from the true purpose of life, we have strayed onto paths that we don’t truly understand, in ways that we want to find our own fruits in life and want to put ourselves above all, as we try to take credit for everything we see around us.
God wants us all to succeed on our paths of our journey of life, he has real pain when we hurt in our lives, we are his creation and the warmth we feel inside our hearts and souls, is God himself with his love for us all, but what we forget to understand is, this love he has within our hearts and souls, is not just meant for each of us individually, it is meant for us to share with each other as we walk our paths along our journey of life.
To truly show how God loves each of us, he sent his one and only son to us named Jesus. Jesus like us walked a path along his journey of life, he healed the less fortunate, he cured the sick, he taught us many things of ourselves, but what he taught us most is to find the way to the true path of righteousness, so we all here on Earth can walk our paths of our journey of life, share the warmth of God’s love inside us with each other, so we all can walk our paths of our journey in peace, in order to be stronger and better, as all Mankind evolves over time.
The season of Lent is a special time, it is a time for us to get back in touch with God and Jesus, it is also a time for us to get back in touch with ourselves, don’t be afraid to show our love of selves to each other, it is also a time of sacrifice, we all have something in our lives to give up, that something we keep trying to forget, but keeps coming back to haunt us, maybe it’s something small but we are embarrassed of others knowing of it, whatever it may be it is time to rid ourselves of it, time to come clean in the eyes of God, so we then can come clean within the core of our souls. Through the season of Lent is the time for each one of us and it doesn’t matter who you are, to cleanse our souls of all the crap we have been carrying around, so come the time of Easter we can also rise up like Jesus did and be free, show more empathy and remorse of each other, which will further our strength to be better everyday of or journey, take this warm feeling within our hearts, which is God’s love for us and share it with everybody/everything that may cross our paths, which will help everybody within this Society walk their paths of their journey of life in peace.
” Lent is time to cleanse, to be free and be who you truly are, so we all can be free with love pouring over each of us as we walk our journeys in peace”
” Lent to some may be just another day, only because they don’t let themselves be free and feel the love of God within us”
This was a movie with Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson and a very excellent movie at that, I would have to say these two are the best actors of my lifetime, they both have been in quite a lot of movies and this was the first I have seen them acting together. This movie is basically about two Gentleman who have cancer and one of them has a list of items to live out, before the cancer takes their life.
The Majority of us don’t even make out this Bucket list, or any list for that matter, we may plan things to do when we take vacation from our jobs, or maybe some day trips on the weekends, but a Bucket list? We may chat with others and say add that to my Bucket list, but why say it if we really don’t have the list? Maybe we want to portray to others that we really have this list and cross things off all the time, this only becomes another way for each of us, to simply portray a fake self to those around, instead of truly being who you are, it also is a way for each of us to put ourselves above each other, as all we do is compete on who has the best items on the list.
There is much more to life than writing things down on a list, if you do write things down on a list and live for doing them so you can cross them off, then everything else in life will pass you by, your focus will be on the list, instead of what is going on around you or even worse, you simply can’t see the true beauty of life as you walk your path of your journey through life.
To keep a Bucket list for some is a waste of time, cause only a few will be financially set enough to actually complete that Bucket list. It is one thing to write out a list of things to achieve, it is also another thing to actually have the money to achieve those things? The other good point of the Bucket list is, what happens when you don’t cross off everything on your list? This will lead us to feelings of inadequate, which will make our Society struggle even more than it does now, with low self esteem, depression ect…
When a Bucket list is looked at as being a motivator, I am all in. When just written and forgotten, then this list is just a list. with no promise and incentive to walk your path along your journey of life, while we enjoy all the true beauty that is around us and while we let our true selves shine brighter than all the stars in the sky.
Bucket list the movie is nothing but fantasy, it is still a great movie as Jack and Morgan played greats parts together, but I think we all should enjoy and live our lives, see the beauty of what is around you, instead of trying to live up to a list and becoming depressed, because you simply didn’t achieve everything on your list.
” Bucket list is a list we make of things we want to do in our lives, but achieving these items takes a bit more time and money”
” We all walk a path along a journey of life, just simply look around you from time to time, so you can see the true beauty that is all around you”
Winter in New England full of snow and cold blowing winds,
Winter in New England wouldn’t be the same without the snow,
Winter in New England is just another winter wonderland,
some of the implants may complain of the snow storms,
but the true New Englander is like business as usual,
break out the shovel and clear your path with your pet in tow,
Mother Nature brings the weather as we follow the band,
the home owner is out there digging the path as the college student plays games in their dorms,
here in New England we don’t waiver in the snow storm, as the south look at it as unusual,
some may frown at all the snow in New England, all you can do is take it with a grin.
The problems of Boston Bruins this season of 2014/2015, simply go deeper than just trading a player for another player, just cause you think it may shake up the team?
What your average fan and most sports media so called know it all’s tend to forget is, there is a lot more to a hockey team than the production of a player. Team chemistry and that special bond between the players goes without saying, other than the Edmonton Oilers of the early 1980’s, which had a team of superstars and just pick a guy including number 99 Wayne Gretzky, you can make a case that this was the best team ever put together in the history of the NHL. Teams like that today will never exist again, reason being is free agency and the salary cap of each team, plus the fact that their team chemistry wasn’t needed as their talent outweighed it by a landslide.
Team chemistry was what the 2004 Red Sox was all about, they weren’t the most talented team but they played for each other and pulled together when they needed to the most, Guys like Kevin Millar (cowboy up), Jonny Damon to name a few and the nick name they gave each other (the idiots), goes to show the team chemistry this team had and what made them a special team, to end the Red Sox drought after 86 years and win the World Series.
This Boston Bruins team had this team chemistry in 2011 and won Lord Stanley cup, they still have the core players that fit the team chemistry, just that they let go three main guys that were part of their core and more importantly helped give this team an identity, of being hard to play against and being a “TEAM” on and off the iced. A good team with chemistry is like being a family and battling for each other every chance a situation arose, these three guys are Jonny Boychuk, Andrew Ference and Shaun Thorton, these are the guys that were part of the core and brought an identity to the team.
When you are missing your identity and struggling in the way you play as a team, the management has to be careful how they fix this and not trade the wrong guy and get back a guy that makes the situation worse, if you give me 20 Patrice Bergeron’s, I will show you a championship every year, this will never happen and you need to be very careful on how you add and subtract players, as this will affect the team for a very long time, until you get back the team chemistry and find the team identity once again.
Now with that said, Brad Marchand and his reputation is hurting this team more than it is helping, granted he has skill, but the reputation is out weighing the talent 2 to 1 right now, if you could pick up a player like Oshie of the ST. Louis Blues, for Marchand and throw in Jordon Caron to sweeten the pot, I would go for that trade all day any day, Oshie has good hands and would be a good fit for these Boston Bruins, put Oshie on the first line, bring Paille to the second line and bring up spooner to play for the big club on the fourth line. This gives you more speed, more craftiness (which leads to goals) toughness to dig the puck out of the corners to the front of the net, which will lead to more scoring, but what it gives you the most is, better team chemistry and even greater, a team identity that you are missing now. When you have a good core of player’s, that have a great team chemistry and a solid identity, plus a great coach with a winning system, now you have a championship team, which the Bruins had in 2011 and can get this back, with some little tweaking and not selling the farm to the highest bidder.
” Boston Bruins still have a good core of players, they just need a little tweaking to regain the chemistry and find their identity once again”
” The chemistry and identity out weigh talent on any team sport, without them you will never win a championship”
Mother Nature is real, no matter what you think and feel, Mother Nature is what gives us our four seasons. Think of it this way, in our government we have the President and he brings in people around him, to handle all the different departments, well God is the President of the planet Earth and Mother Nature is….. lets just say her title would be, the head of all four seasons and weather secretary.
To be able to get to summer we have to endure the winter and spring, then from summer we go through fall back to winter, with each season we have different kinds of weather events to go through and during the winter a snow storm is one of those events we have to endure, there is no way around it and no way for us to control these events, only just ride the ride, endure the storms as the sunny days will come, ” you have to experience the storms, so at the times of sunlight you can enjoy the happiness”.
Within our Society we have the Weatherman who comes to us via the news, with all the changes in technology he/she is able to warn us of up coming weather events, but they can’t truly predict or make these storms go away, we just simply have to learn to adapt and endure, so we can be ready for whatever Mother Nature may bring.
Just as Mother Nature changes from event to event, the Weatherman’s technology will change and also us as Human Beings of this Society. Real change takes time, we are creatures of habit and don’t like change of any kind, most change comes with much pain and when we feel this pain, we will do anything to relieve ourselves from this pain, most of the time we suppress this pain, ignore the change and try to continue our journey of life as easy as we can. Some may think of change as not putting milk in your coffee? Real change is a lot deeper than that, real change is when something bad happens to you, you change your lifestyle, so this never happens again. When you do change your lifestyle it doesn’t happen over night, even though in this Society we are trained that everything needs to happen now? Real change is in most cases three to six years, but depending on the event, it could take considerably longer? When you do accept real change and work very hard to make it work, you will find that you become even more happier, than the sunlight on a warm summer day.
Our comfort zone is another way of saying we are creatures of habit, we get into these comfort zones cause it keeps the pain of our troubles from us, just like Mother Nature brings us the storms and we complain about it, think of it as she is keeping this pain real for us, so we move forward into real change and become better and stronger than we have ever been. Everything happens in our lives for a reason, it is up to us to find that reason, so we can walk our paths along our journey of life, in peace and happiness while we endure any storm that may try to derail us from our paths. Technology may help the Weatherman in forecasting the storms of Mother Nature, but real change is what we all need, in order to find the reason of what happened to us, so our journey through life doesn’t have to be hard, doesn’t have to bring us to the hate and temptation of Satan, but simply bring us to a world of happiness and feel the warmth of God within our hearts and souls.
” Mother Nature may not be real for us, cause we don’t let ourselves accept real change into our lives”
” Real change may hurt some more than others, but through real change we can all be in peace, while we become happier and showing more love of each other”
Throughout the history of Mankind and before Jesus walked his journey here on Earth, there has always been groups of Individuals that will try to inflict fear on the rest and try to get everybody to believe in their sick and twisted beliefs. The group of Individuals called ISIS, is no different than any other group like them throughout Mankind, except maybe they are using more modern tactics, to further their agendas on the rest of us.
This group of ISIS have no empathy or remorse for what ever actions they take, nor do they care for any harm they bring to our Society, they use Social Media to recruit others to join them, but what most tend to forget is, they will prey on the weak cause they themselves are weak and can’t handle the stronger ones within Society, these members of ISIS have a sick twisted idea that, their views of destruction is what we all should have, their feeling of hate towards everybody of our Society, is what we all should feel, ISIS don’t know how to love like the rest of us, simply cause they don’t allow themselves to feel any love of anything.
You notice how on their U-Tube videos, they are covering their own faces? that’s because they don’t want us to see just how weak they truly are, they are so sick and suffer problems of their own, that they hide their true identity, so we won’t see their weakness and they can come across to us as strong.
The group ISIS we know today, proves further that Satan is alive and well within this Society, just like God is alive and well to the rest of us, not to mention the temptation that Satan tempted Jesus with is real also, temptation is something we all have dealt with and in temptation, the strong will resist it and the weak give in to temptation.
Just as ISIS is wreaking havoc around the middle east, they also have members throughout the World also, but their is also Domestic Terrorism in all the countries and these Individuals are also sick and twisted in their views, these individuals may be mentally deranged, but they are also humans, that have buried their true selves, in order to try to be as normal as they think normal is. We all have our issues, but it is the strong who fix what is wrong, so they can move forward stronger than ever, the weak just bury their true selves to keep from feeling the pain of these issues, then move forward with no empathy or remorse of their actions.
Whether its ISIS, or whether its Domestic Terrorism, they are all Mentally Deranged Individuals that have given into the temptation of Satan, they use creating fear on the rest of us, to hide their weakness and try to change the perception of themselves as being stronger than the rest of us. the way you fight all Terrorism is like fighting a school Bully and that is to stand up to them, plus having true faith in God and ourselves, so we can beat them with confidence, as we look back at the journey of Jesus and see how he resisted the temptation of Satan, let us all do the same as we walk our paths along our journey of life.
” staying true to yourself and the belief in God, is the key to not giving into temptation”
” Satan may be alive in our Society, but so is God and all we need to do is believe and feel his warmth in our hearts and souls”