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Kentucky Derby 80 to 1 WINNER 2022

Source: Yahoo Sports

Trainer Eric Reed nearly ‘lost everything’ in a barn fire. Now he’s a Kentucky Derby winner

“I don’t know how (to put the win into words). I fell down in the paddock when he hit the wire. I about passed out. I’m so happy,” Reed told NBC after the race, flanked by his father and owner Richard Dawson of RED TR-Racing.

In the final stretch of the race, it looked like Steve Asmussen, the all-time wins leader for North American jockeys, was about to end his much-talked about Derby drought with a win from Epicenter. Instead, it was Rich Strike who grabbed the win with a late charge.

The win came in Reed’s first Kentucky Derby.

“We don’t go out and buy the big horses,” Reed said. “We just try to have a good, quality stable. We always perform well, our percentages are always good. We take care of the horse first, and the rest falls into place.”

A Lexington-based trainer, Reed entered the Derby with just one graded stakes win in his career.

The win came six years after a devastating fire caused by lightning killed 23 horses at his Mercury Equine Center in Lexington. Shortly after learning Rich Strike would make the 20-horse Derby field after a Friday scratch from Ethereal Road, Reed told reporters he was uncertain if he would ever train again after the fire.

More: Twitter reacts to Rich Strike’s big Churchill Downs upset at the 148th Kentucky Derby

Only 13 animals made it out of the fire alive.

“When we drove up on that that night, I told my wife, I said, ‘We’ve probably lost everything,'” Reed said. “By the grace of God, the wind was blowing in a direction that kept it from getting to the other two barns. The next morning when we saw the devastation, because this happened in the middle of the night, I just thought of all the years and all the stuff we had done to get this beautiful farm and have this happen, that something might be telling me it’s the end of the line.”

Instead, Reed was touched by the large number of people who came out to help in the aftermath of the fire. Many were friends. Others were strangers who had seen the story.

Several high-profile trainers, who Reed did not name, reached out with promises to help him find clients and horses in the aftermath of the fire.

“I think that kept me going,” Reed said. “Then I just decided I wasn’t going to let it take me out. Thank God, we’re here today.”

As Reed struggled to make sense of the improbable win, he stood alongside his father, Herbert Reed, a former trainer who never reached the heights his son just had. Herbert was a former assistant trainer under Mack Miller, who won the 1993 Kentucky Derby with Sea Hero.

“If you find something you love to do, you never work,” Herbert Reed said. “He found something he loved to do, and he’s good at it. I’m as proud as I can be of him.”

The chances of Reed even having a horse in the field were astronomical.

The trainer of Ethereal Road, D. Wayne Lukas, had won the race four times with 49 career starts, second-most of any trainer. Reed, meanwhile, does not even have a Wikipedia page.

Reed’s training career began in 1983. He scored his first stakes win with Native Drummer in 1986 in the Forego Stakes at Latonia.

The Mercury Equine Center website lists Reed’s career highlights as a win with Satan’s Quick Chick in the Grade 2 Lexus Raven Run Stakes at Keeneland in 2009 and a near-miss of beating star filly Zenyatta in the Grade 1 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes with Rinterval in 2010.

Now there is one more.

“I never thought I would have a Derby horse,” Reed said. “I never tried to go to the yearling sale and buy a Derby horse. I just wanted to buy my clients a horse that would keep them happy, have some fun and make a little money. If we got a good one, terrific. This was never in my thoughts.”

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They say time heals

LYRICS

So you wanna be riding around with your new bitch
That’s real cute
And you know what? I just got tickets to the Lakers game anyway
Yo, you could neverIf I ever made you angry, girl
Just know that it get better over time (time)
They say time heals (they say time heals)
She can’t see her life without me, she so blessed still (so blessed still)
Fuck that, you can tell him that you’re mine still (that you’re mine still)And she don’t wanna go to sleep she angry
Latеly she been noticing he ain’t meI wish that wе can change places
Don’t want no new, new faces
She got my heartbeat racing
They say time heals (they say time heals)
Don’t go build no life without me ’cause you’re mine still (you’re mine still)
Oh, and I don’t wanna go unless you make me
Lately I’ve been gone, I’m feeling crazyYeah, I’m from the bricks, we gotta whole lot of bricks
You gotta whole lotta tricks and I wanna see what you do with them
I just saw you in Miami, girl, what you doing here? (What you doing here?)
I hope you with your girlfriends (girlfriends)I ain’t pay attention to your heart, I played ya
Now she fell in love with an NBA player
Had her on the stage, now she ballin’ at the stadium
Matter fact I hope you stay with him
‘Cause I don’t wanna go unless you take me
I know you feel the painAnd she don’t wanna go to sleep she angry
Lately she been noticing he ain’t meI wish that we can change places
Don’t want no new, new faces
She got my heartbeat racing
They say time heals (they say time heals)
Don’t go build no life without me ’cause you’re mine still (you’re mine still)
And I don’t wanna go unless you make me
Down on my knees hoping you take me Better tell that brotha you mine
Heard you’ve been trying to tie the knot, girl, tell me you lyin’
Let me beat that pussy up one more time
Let me beat that pussy up one more time
I know that you feen for this
I know that you did not forget
So don’t go to sleep And she don’t wanna go to sleep she angry
Lately she been noticing he ain’t meI wish that we can change places
Don’t want no new, new faces
She got my heartbeat racing
They say time heals (they say time heals)
Don’t go build no life without me ’cause you’re mine still (you’re mine still)
Oh, and I don’t wanna go unless you make me
Lately I’ve been gone, I’m feeling crazy

That song is great – I enjoy it.

Spend Wisely USA

Yeah – sometimes I post things about current events and politics. I think we should balance our budget. Four trillion is way too much money. Less is more. That was the point of this information

Tyler Durden's Photoby Tyler DurdenTuesday, Jul 13, 2021 – 11:03 PM

Democrats Strike Deal On $3.5 Trillion “Human Infrastructure” Package

Months after the Biden Administration and its Congressional allies leaked the first details of President Biden’s massive two-part “Build Back Better” infrastructure plan, Chuck Schumer, the Democrats’ leader in the Senate, just announced that Democrats have united behind a $3.5 trillion “infrastructure” spending package, which they can now pass using special budget rules allowing them to circumvent the filibuster.

In a late-night announcement Tuesday, Schumer said the Budget Committee had reached an agreement to allot $3.5 trillion for a spending package that would complete President Biden’s infrastructure plan.

“The Budget Committee has come to an agreement,” Sen. Schumer told reporters Tuesday night following a closed-door meeting with Democratic lawmakers.

The deal adds to the $600 billion package of infrastructure measures that Biden has struck with Republicans.

“You add that to that the $600 billion in a bipartisan plan and you get to $4.1 trillion, which is very, very close to what President Biden has asked us for,” Schumer said. “Every major program that President Biden has asked us for is funded in a robust way.”

The package will include such “infrastructure” priorities like expanding Medicare, addressing climate change, expanding childcare (after the administration just approved a new $300 handout for couples with children)  and education. The Democrats have famously deemed all this “human infrastructure”, which Republicans have vowed to reject.

Democrats will meet with Biden Wednesday, the majority leader said following the closed-door meeting.

“We are very proud of this plan. We know we have a long road to go. We’re going to get this done for the sake of making average Americans’ lives a whole lot better,” Schumer said

Previously, Schumer has promised to hold votes on both pieces of legislation before the Senate breaks for its August recess, which amounts to a pretty aggressive timeline, especially since some Republicans might rethink their support for the earlier measure now that Democrats are pushing ahead with the bigger multi-trillion-dollar package.

To be clear, the bipartisan deal struck by Biden authorizes a total of $1.2 trillion in spending over eight years. Meanwhile, the budget resolution necessary to pass the Democratic-only bill will require some more maneuvering.

Senate Democrats want to bring the bipartisan infrastructure bill to the floor as soon as next week, though negotiators have warned that is an ambitious pace. Democrats didn’t say on Tuesday night when specifically they would be ready to take the budget resolution to the floor. To pass both the budget resolution and a subsequent $3 to $5-trillion infrastructure bill through the Senate Democrats will need total unity from all 50 of their members. Democrats declined to say on Tuesday night if they had unified support.

Yep – I love America but we should be cutting waste and trying to use money more efficiently, before just continue to spend…


Covid did it

Bill Gates hosted ‘wild bachelor parties,’ visited ‘all-nude’ nightclub, before marriage to Melinda: author

James Wallace alleged the Microsoft founder ‘wasn’t just this little computer nerd’

Mr. Bill Gates has asked for privacy on Twitter… Interesting as that sounds. I guess after all the Covid talk his wife was not happy. If you look at the Youtube videos about Gates, the plans years ago about, you know, taking over the world…. He is loved, and hated in many circles…

James Wallace alleged that Bill Gates was “no choir boy” in his early days.

The former Seattle Post-Intelligencer investigative reporter, who wrote two books about the Microsoft co-founder in the ‘90s, wondered if the billionaire would go back to his hard-partying bachelor days now that his marriage to Melinda Gates is over.

“A lot of those Microsoft kids back then, they were young guys in pizza-stained t-shirts for two or three days working on software code,” he told the U.K.’s DailyMail on Monday. “Then they would have some pretty wild parties, where they would go out and get strippers in Seattle and bring them over to Bill’s home. He wasn’t a choir boy back then, he wasn’t just this little computer nerd. He did have a life back then.”

According to the outlet, Wallace detailed Gates’ alleged “naked parties” in the 1997 book “Overdrive: Bill Gates and the Race to Control Cyberspace.” At the time, Wallace claimed Gates would throw “wild bachelor parties” and “visit one of Seattle’s all-nude nightclubs and hire dancers to come to his home and swim naked with his friends in his indoor pool.” 

James Wallace wrote two books about Bill Gates in the ’90s: ‘Overdrive: Bill Gates and the Race to Control Cyberspace’ and ‘Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire’ (Photo by © Doug Wilson/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)

Wallace also alleged that the chairman’s “womanizing” also put a strain on his relationship with Melinda while they were dating.

“Though Gates began dating French [Melinda’s maiden name] in 1988, he continued to play the field for a while, especially when he was out of town on business, when he would frequently hit on female journalists who covered Microsoft and the company industry,” he wrote, as quoted by the outlet.

“His womanizing was well known, although not well reported, because Gates and Microsoft spoon-fed stories to industry writers for such papers as the New York Times, and none of them wanted the flow of information to stop,” Wallace alleged.

“French was well aware of Gates’ womanizing, and consequently their relationship ran hot and cold,” the author also claimed. “At one point, they broke up for nearly a year, reportedly because Gates refused to make any kind of commitment. When they got back together again in 1992, however, the relationship grew closer and stronger.”

BILL GATES, MELINDA GATES HAVE HUGE WASHINGTON HOME TO SPLIT UP IN DIVORCE

James Wallace alleged Bill Gates ‘played the field’ while dating Melinda French. They eventually married in 1994. (Photo by Deborah Feingold/Getty Images)

The Gateses met after Melinda began working at Microsoft as a product manager in 1987. They married in 1994.

According to the outlet, former Microsoft executive Vern Raburn corroborated the book’s allegations.

“Being naked in a pool is no big deal,” the aerospace entrepreneur told the outlet. “There’s a difference between being naked in a pool with a whole bunch of other people, and being naked in a pool with somebody else, or in bed with somebody else.”

The Eclipse Aviation founder said that “to the best of my knowledge,” Gates was faithful to Melinda after their 1994 marriage.

“I never saw any of that,” he told the outlet. “Certainly prior to their marriage, yeah. Bill liked to party. But I never saw any of that after the marriage.”

Former Microsoft executive Vern Raburn said the Gateses are “good people.’ (Photo by Jeff Christensen/Getty Images)

“In fact, I had dinner with him one night,” the 70-year-old continued. “He said he was very proud of the fact that he hadn’t done any of that since he got married.”

Raburn insisted that the Gateses are “good people.”

“I truly hope Bill and Melinda end up being happy,” said Raburn. “I went through a divorce myself maybe 12 years ago. Anybody who tells you they have a good divorce, they’re lying through their teeth.”

The former couple announced they are divorcing but would keep working together at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the largest charitable foundations in the world.

In identical tweets, the Gateses said they had made the decision to end their marriage of 27 years.

“We have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives,” they said in a statement. “We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life.”

Court documents obtained by People magazine showed that Melinda filed for divorce and stated in the petition that their marriage was “irretrievably broken.” The documents also revealed that the Gateses don’t have a prenuptial agreement in place, but will divide their assets according to a separation agreement.

Bill Gates was formerly the world’s richest person and his fortune is estimated at well over $100 billion. How the couple ends up settling their estate and any impact on the foundation will be closely watched.

Time magazine previously reported that before Gates met Melinda, he dated Ann Winblad, a software entrepreneur and venture capitalist. Although the couple split in 1987, they still shared a strong bond.

Time magazine reported Bill Gates and Ann Winblad broke up in 1987 partly because she was more ready for marriage. (Photo by Ann E. Yow-Dyson/Getty Images)

“Even now, Gates has an arrangement with his wife that he and Winblad can keep one vacation tradition alive,” the outlet alleged. “Every spring, as they have for more than a decade, Gates spends a long weekend with Winblad at her beach cottage on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where they ride dune buggies, hang-glide and walk on the beach.”

“We can play putt-putt while discussing biotechnology,” Gates told the magazine in 1997.

In her 2019 memoir, “The Moment of Lift,” Melinda wrote about her life and the private struggles she faced as the wife of a public icon and stay-at-home mom with three kids. 

She also detailed the ways they navigated imbalances in their marriage and parenting journey. She noted how working together at the foundation made the relationship better.

“Bill and I are equal partners,” Melinda told the Associated Press. “Men and women should be equal at work.”

In her 2019 memoir, ‘The Moment of Lift,’ Melinda Gates wrote about her life and the private struggles she faced as the wife of a public icon and stay-at-home mom with three kids.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The Seattle-based Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the most influential private foundation in the world, with an endowment worth nearly $50 billion. It has focused on global health and development and U.S. education issues since incorporating in 2000.

While both are global figures, Melinda has increasingly built her profile as a champion of women and girls.  

The former tech business executive launched her private Pivotal Ventures investment and incubation company in 2015 and recently partnered with MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, for a newly announced equity challenge.

Last year, Gates said he was stepping down from Microsoft’s board to focus on philanthropy.

Personally my old friends have followed Mr. Gates for decades….

Good luck to you !

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Warriors of Christ

This Post I removed because it is too mushy. I didn’t want to lean one way or another on issues.

However, I firmly believe in Christ. The gospel is so precious.

Dedicated to the Sis Stars and Warriors of Christ.

God created love – true love. Real. Powerful.

I love my grandmother, my grandpa who is no longer with us. I love nature – the birds, the trees, the gardens. I love the smell of Pine. I love rain and storms, I love the humming birds. I love my family. I love the galaxy, the stars, the planets, and our universe.
What do you love? 

God bless you !

Reality Check Blogging

Currently it’s still cold, a storm is passing through my town.

We had lots of dark clouds today. I want to express myself again through another podcast on soundcloud, and that is below these pictures. Just click the play button. I have disabled auto-play due to it being annoying for people who already listened to it once.

Today is the 28th day of February. Does anyone know about our planet going through the Ascension?

We have lots of things about technology, cryptocurrency, the stock market, artificial intelligence, and new health discoveries. Finding the time to gather my thoughts to write all this stuff down is so time consuming, but it should come about.
I heard the Youtube censorship is really cracking down. They are policing the channels like crazy. My vision is to buy enough bandwidth and put anything on my site that is needed, regardless of what any company thinks. We are the number28, and we live in the greatest country in the world. I also love all the other people on this planet. Just google some of the censorship going on right now, very disturbing times with free speech.
Right now however, I wanted to just rant a little and get more creative with some reality stuff and how I see things after my experience last year. God willing I can post more inspiration things and point the direction of our blogs to the greater good.

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN TO THE BRAND NEW BLOGGING ENTERTAINMENT RANT UPDATE!

Again, always a work in progress. We want to tell you that you are important. That you matter. That we are about you and want the best for you. Love is stronger and is the highest vibration in the universe. All the planets vibrate in space and have a sound. Our spirit is demanding our attention, we all need love. We are attracted to that energy.  I will tell you that the motivation keeping this site alive is through passion and pure grit.

Remember karma means if you do something good, it will come back to you. Just stay positive. I wish you a prosperous 2018 !

Thanksgiving 2017

My good friends at positivehealthwellness have asked me to share a wonderful menu with you all this year.

What a year this has been, I have been shown how to be humble and to show compassion, from our creator.

How to forgive others, and let go of the past.

This year was absolutely crucial in my growth as a person. I give thanks to God, my family, my friends, and the ones who believe in me.

Well, may you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving 2017 and enjoy a few menu suggestions.

Not sure what to make this year?

Here is the ultimate Thanksgiving dinner menu that goes through absolutely everything you need for this year.

Don’t forget the sides and get a turkey dinner to die for!

For the Turkey: 3-Way Roulade

Why not make a Turkey roulade instead of a traditional bird this year. There are a few benefits to this. You will know that all the meat is cooked before you start serving everything up and you create smaller portions for everyone. We always end up overeating at Thanksgiving, and it’s not great for the waistline.

You will also get to avoid the big turkeys. You just need some turkey breasts, helping to keep the costs down.

The 3-way roulade offers three different stuffings for your bird. You can do all three if you’d like, but make sure you stock up on extra turkey breasts. This recipe will give you enough turkey for one filling of choice.

Ingredients:

  • 2 skinless, boneless turkey breasts
  • 1 filling of choice (fillings below)
  • 1 1/2tbsp oil of choice
  • Salt and black pepper, for seasoning
  • Fennel-apple filling ingredients:
  • 1 fennel bulb, chopped
  • 2 apples, cored and chopped
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 2tbsp butter
  • 2tbsp fresh tarragon, chopped
  • 2tbsp fennel fronds, chopped
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

Bacon and Mushroom Filling Ingredients:

  • 4 slices of bacon, chopped
  • 1lb mushrooms of choice, chopped
  • 1 bunch of scallions, chopped
  • 1/3 cup of fresh parsley, chopped
  • ¼ cup of dry white wine
  • 3tbsp seasoned breadcrumbs
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Sausage and Cornbread Filling Ingredients:

  • 8oz of Italian sausage, out of the casing
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2 cups of cornbread, crumbled
  • 1tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • ½ cup of chicken stock
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

Method:

  • Preheat your oven to 425F and line a baking sheet with foil
  • Butterfly the turkey breasts, avoiding slicing all the way through
  • Wrap one open breast with cling film and pound to about ¼ inch thick
  • Season the breast with salt and pepper and then repeat with the second
  • Make your filling (method for each below) and then spread half into a turkey breast, pressing into the meat
  • Roll the turkey breast tightly and secure with butcher’s twine, tucking the ends in
  • Repeat with the other turkey breast, roll both breasts into oil, and season with more salt and pepper
  • Place on the baking sheet and cook for 40-45 minutes
  • Stand for 10 minutes and then slice to serve

Fennel and Apple Filling Method:

  • Cook the fennel bulb, shallots, butter, and apple in a skillet over a medium heat until golden
  • Stir in the fennel fronds and tarragon and then season

Bacon and Mushroom Filling Method:

  • Cook the bacon for 6-8 minutes in a skillet over a medium heat
  • Place on a plate and pour away the dripping, apart from 1 1/2tbsp
  • Add the mushrooms to the pan and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • Add in the parsley and scallions, cooking for another 2 minutes
  • Add the wine and cook for another 3-4 minutes, until the wine evaporates
  • Stir in the breadcrumbs and mix everything together, seasoning with the salt and pepper

Sausage and Cornbread Filling Method:

  • Cook the sausage for 5-7 minutes in a skillet over a medium to high heat, breaking the sausage into smaller pieces
  • Add the garlic and cook for another minute
  • Add in the thyme and cornbread and then remove from the heat
  • Stir in the chicken stock to fully combine, and then season with the salt and pepper

For the Sides: Make Rosemary Monkey Bread Stuffing

Even with the stuffed turkey, people will want stuffing on the sides. There’s just something about Thanksgiving that calls for a delicious stuffing to sit on the side to work with the rest of your food options.

This rosemary monkey bread stuffing is perfect. The kids will love the name, and they’ll want to help you make it. Just expect questions about cooking monkeys when you have smaller children!

Ingredients:

  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 4 celery ribs, chopped
  • 4tbsp butter
  • 1 cup of chicken stock
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2lb rosemary focaccia, cubed (if you can’t find the bread, you can use 1 1/2tbsp chopped fresh rosemary)

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 375F and butter a springform pan
  • Cook the onion and celery with the butter in a skillet for 8-10 minutes over a medium heat
  • Transfer to a bowl, allowing to cool for five minutes
  • Whisk the eggs and chicken stock until combined in a bowl and then season with the salt and pepper, and then add the onion and celery mixture
  • Stir in the focaccia
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the bread, is golden brown
  • Cool for 5 minutes and then remove from the pan

This is much better served warm. If you want to use leftovers, reheat in the microwave or oven.

Vegetable Side: Brussels Sprouts Gratin

Nobody likes Brussels sprouts on their own. While you’ll want to get the health benefits of sprouts, you’ll want to make them taste amazing. This gratin is the perfect way to do that.

Ingredients:

  • 3lb of Brussels sprouts, halved and trimmed
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup of all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups of half and half
  • 9oz of Gruyere cheese, grated and divided
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 375F and butter a baking dish
  • Fill a pan with salted water and boil the sprouts for 5-8 minutes
  • Drain the sprouts and rinse with cold water to quickly cool, and then lay them out on a baking sheet lined with paper towels
  • In a saucepan, cook the butter and garlic over medium heat for a minute and then sprinkle with the flour
  • Whisk the mixture for a minute, before adding in the half and half while whisking
  • Simmer for 6-7 minutes, whisking regularly to help thicken
  • Remove from the heat and then add in 6oz of the cheese, whisking, and season with the salt and pepper
  • Pour everything into a baking dish and top with the remaining cheese, and then bake for 25-30 minutes

Allow cooling a little before serving. The kids will barely notice that you’ve served them Brussels sprouts. If you want to go one step further, you can chop the sprouts after cooking to help mix in with the cheese. It’s not quite as filling, but you’ll disguise the fact that you have sprouts!

Potato Side: Slow Cooked Mash

Mashed potatoes

Mash potatoes are a must-have for your Thanksgiving dinner. While they are well cooked normally, these will help to eliminate some of the stress from the day.

Ingredients:

  • 4lb of potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cups of chicken stock
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1/3 cup of chives, fresh and chopped
  • ½ cup of milk, warmed
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

Method:

  • In a slow cooker, cook the potatoes with the chicken stock and salt on high for up to 3 hours or low for up to 5 hours
  • Drain the stock and put the potatoes back into the slow cooker
  • Add the sour cream and mash to preferred consistency
  • Fold in the chives and milk, adding more milk if necessary
  • Season to taste and serve, topping with chives if you’d like

You will have people asking for seconds. You may find that this is a Sunday roast mash that you make a lot more regularly than Thanksgiving!

A Side Dish with a Difference: Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Salad

Potato and egg salad is commonly made, but you can opt for something a little different this Thanksgiving. You want to opt for a cauliflower and sweet potato salad instead. You get a mixture of flavors packed with a healthy punch.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2lbs sweet potatoes, chopped into wedges
  • 1 cauliflower head, chopped into florets
  • 7tbsp oil of choice, divided
  • 3tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 8 cups of mixed lettuces, torn
  • 2/3 cup of pomegranate seeds
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 425F and line a baking sheet with foil
  • Mix the potatoes, cauliflower, and 3tbsp oil, seasoning with the salt and pepper
  • Roast for 25-30 minutes
  • Whisk the rest of the oil in the vinegar, seasoning with some salt and pepper
  • Add the lettuce, pomegranate, and roasted vegetables and coat everything

With the Brussels sprouts and this potato salad, you will not need any more vegetables on the side. If you want them, just grab some frozen veggies like carrots and peas. You’ll find your guests won’t be that interested in them though.

Time for Dessert: Sweet Potato Snickerdoodles

Whoever said dessert has to be unhealthy and full of sugar? These alternative Snickerdoodles are the way to feed the sweet tooth without feeling like you’re forcing health onto your guests.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 3/4tsp salt
  • 1/4tsp baking soda
  • 1/4tsp cream of tartar
  • 3 1/2tsp cinnamon, divided
  • 1 cup of butter, sat at room temperature
  • 1 can of sweet potato puree
  • 2/3 pt of confectioners’ sugar
  • 2tsp vanilla extract, preferably pure
  • 1 ½ cups of granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can of dulce de leche

Method:

  • Whisk the flour with the salt, baking soda, 2tsp cinnamon, and cream of tartar
  • In a separate bowl, beat the butter with the puree, 1 cup of granulated sugar, all the confectioners’ sugar, and all the vanilla extract until fluffy
  • Add the eggs to the sweet potato puree mixture one at a time, beating until each one is blended
  • Add the flour mixture until everything is combined
  • Cover and chill for at least 2 hours to overnight
  • Preheat the oven to 375F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper
  • Stir the rest of the cinnamon and sugar together in a bowl
  • Roll up the dough into 1tbsp balls and then roll into the sugared cinnamon
  • Arrange on the baking sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes
  • Cook for a minute and then place on wire racks to continue cooling
  • Spread the dulce de leche on the flat side of the cookies and sandwich two together

Second Dessert: Pumpkin Cookie Crust Cheesecake

While the sweet potato sandwich cookies are great, they’re just not quite a dessert, right? You want a pie or cake that you can cut into. This is where this second dessert will help. You get a mixture of needs and wants with the pumpkin, the cheesecake, and a delicious cookie crust. Make sure you have room for a second slice. You’ll want it!

Ingredients:

  • 12 pecan sandy cookies, plus extra to garnish
  • ½ cup of pecans, roasted and salted preferably
  • 3tbsp butter, melted
  • 2tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3/4tsp salt, divided
  • 8oz cream cheese, left at room temperature
  • 8oz of sour cream, left at room temperature
  • 1 cup of light brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 15 oz of pure pumpkin puree
  • 2tsp vanilla extract, preferably pure
  • 1 1/2tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2tsp ground nutmeg

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 350F and place the rack in the middle
  • Place the pecans and cookies in a blender and pulse until ground finely
  • Add the butter, granulated sugar, a 1/4tsp salt, and pulse until combined
  • Press the mixture into the bottom of a springform pan and then bake for 10-12 minutes
  • Allow to cool completely in the pan and then wrap the pan with aluminum foil
  • Reduce the oven to 300F
  • Beat the cheese with the brown sugar and sour cream until smooth and then add the eggs one at a time, beating each one
  • Add the rest of the ingredients with the remaining salt, and beat until blended
  • Pour the mixture into the cookie crust and bake for 1hr 10 minutes; the edges will be set, but the middle will still be wobbly
  • Turn the oven off and leave the cheesecake in with door closed for an hour
  • Remove from the oven and loosen the sides of the cheesecake from the pan with a knife gently, keeping the pan intact
  • Allow to cook for an hour and then cover and chill for at least 8 hours

Only after chilling should you remove from the pan. This helps to keep the setting, so the cheesecake doesn’t end up an unserviceable mess! Serve with some of the pecans, cookies, and a bit of whipped cream!

My thanks to Danielle and her team. Have a wonderful Holiday!

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Wisdom, Justice, and Love

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Just celebrated the United States birthday of being 241 years old! Proud to be here but I really need to travel more. It really pays to know your history, it guides you into sorting out the core values of life and to gear toward what’s really important.

Still learning to go beyond jack of all trades – but things seem scattered picking a single thing to specialize in. It’s good to know, and wisdom is acquired very slowly. I talk to the older crowd to get direction with that.

Getting more organized and being stern to core values are key to directing inner happiness. To many of you reading this, just reading through some previous posts will assist in your own health and overall wellness.

The number 28 is very fascinating,  I continue to grow along side of concepts with astrology, meshing with math. Exploring the beauty of geometry all around us is very rewarding.

Also, wisdom, justice, and love are 3 things that inspire to build a strong moral guideline, that helped me stay positive and strong.

Continue to stay healthy and live for those core values.

Technology Improving Health in 2017 and Beyond

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September Weather

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What is wrong with September?

So much hate going on… Today I felt racism for the first time since I was in high school. That was over 15 years ago. I guess I have been blind to most of it. Until it happened to me.

You know I hear about the black lives matter ( of course they do, and all lives matter, but to my point…) and all talk about disrespecting the national anthem – it makes me pause, but I don’t really grasp it.

I hear the news, see the social media, and ya – hasn’t this always been an issue in America?

Well – it’s not until it comes after you – and stares you in the face – that will wake up your soul. And in that brief heartbeat – that moment – you see what they see. I tagged this in the category dark stuff.

It was in that moment that I realized – if it could happen to me, then it could happen to anyone.

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What would happen if YOU stumbled upon those same issues, in your life?

One of the instant gut reactions I felt was – do it back to them. It’s only fair right? This was just a reaction – along with many others.

Being that I am almost 35, and not in school, I felt overwhelmed. I also didn’t respond strongly because that would have been out of anger. But if it was said directly to my person, what is the proper response? For a moment, I frantically started to think of a racist comeback. – Boom – almost brought me down to his level.

That is when I realized – I shouldn’t take it so serious ( right? ) – but we really need to help each other out. Also in context, if your friends exchange racist jokes with you and your both comfortable with it – that’s another story…

The USA is one of the most diverse cultures in the world.

What is the alternative? Should we just leave it the way it is? Maybe it will get better? Is it too broken to fix? Does anyone even care?

No respect. The KGB says they somehow purposely poisoned America’s moral values – decades ago – because after a generation the country will slowly implode and destroy itself.

Is that bullshit? I thought it was… It is… right? That is ridiculous !  RIGHT?

Or is that idea finally working?

It is also documented on YouTube about KGB agents who describe this idea in detail – and how they have been implementing it since the late 70’s.

DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN.

So many questions – too few answers…

We NEED to RESPECT the country, our morals, and our way of life.

Be PROUD of who you are – as I know many others who live in other countries, but are much richer in family and pride. What happened to that?

As always leave a comment or email 28isthefuture@gmail.com

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The weather is changing my friends, expect more grit and true living stories about things that I feel most passionate about.

Email me if you love the site, if you hate it, or if you have content suggestions!

Help your community, your family, your neighbor. Why the fuck not? Don’t let the dark stuff get in your way!

God bless the USA

Rio 2016

The Rio Gold Medals for USA 8/17/2016

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I just want to say – that despite all the flaws in this nation, the United States of America, my home, hosts some of the most fantastic human beings ever created.

Against the entire world, somehow, someway, the USA is singing right now and is leading by over THIRTY medals. For the moment, even if short lived, I am proud of my country and it’s citizens!

Political Leaks

Emails leaked, the DNC leader resigns due to the email content… So where is our democracy? Has it been hijacked?

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If Clinton takes in all this money from other countries for her comfort and the foundation – what does that really mean? What exactly is that money in exchange for? You think I would give you hundreds of thousands of dollars and not want anything back?

We must be United. Washington said we would never fail from foreign enemy’s, but from within. They knew before we did.