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My Brother’s Keeper

My Brother's KeeperI’m not the or most organized person in the world. But I have the most awesome family in the world. In fact, they are so awesome, people Hunte them down to talk to them. My Mom is the same way. She is the salt of the earth. However this post is about one of my brothers. I’ll call him Scrawny for anonymity to keep his identity secret.

Now I have a confession to make. I. Forgot. My. Brother’s. Birthday. I didn’t call him on his birthday. In fact he called me as he had got a new iPhone 5C for the birthday. I felt so bad, that I had forgot his birthday. But the thing that struck me so pointedly afterwards was that my brother, Scrawny didn’t cuss me out or have “words” with me. He just wanted to make sure that I was O.K. and that he could share his new toy with me. Now that’s a brother to keep!  🙂

Instead of making it a problem and focus on himself, he reached out and focused on others. I am taking his example and sharing this story hoping that it would reach someone and make a difference in their life. I have a smart phone. So now, I have set all my brothers’ birthdays in their contacts and I’m also going to add it to my calendar as a yearly event so that I will not forget it ever again. I am my brother’s keeper. I Love My Brothers, both the blood kind and others that I have forged through time. I even love my brothers and sisters who I have yet to meet, even those who wish me harm.

I. Am. My. Brother’s. Keeper. It is one of the ways I love them as I continue to Play It By Ear!!!

18 Blogs In 8 Days!!!

18 Blogs In 8 Days


On top of all the challenges that I have for the new year 2014, I just gave myself a new one – 18 Blogs In 8 Days!!! It is a challenge that I think will be accomplished. Here’s why I think so.  I have a lot of subject matter still to cover with my health, my love of music and technology (PCs, Tablets, and Smart Phones) and the sports teams in the best region of United States – Boston and New England!!!

One of the challenges that I have are the creation of graphics for these blogs. I recently turned to the internet for answers and found this blog by Ryan Hanley: that shows how to create really cool graphics using the free web resources of and also the free graphic editor by These websites are phenomenal to say the least. If there are other viable alternatives to these websites please let me know so that I could pass them along.

Health is very important for happiness and all around well being. Most people don’t pay enough attention to their health until it is almost too late. In a lot of cases, the diseases are treatable if caught early enough. You can’t mess with your health. I’ve got a challenge with a group of friends who are in different parts of the globe. It’s called Focus T25 and it just uses 25 mins a day for your work out and then 3 mins of streching. It’s been going great. I Love This!

Then there’s my love of music and technology. They make a very good way to spend time and money to get back to the rest of civilization and the billions of people who use music and technology in their daily lives.

I’m counting on you all to help me get there: 18 Blogs in 8 Days? It can be done; It will be done. How? Just relax, enjoy and…

Play It By Ear!!!