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The Onion
---Madballdan's Blog---
Tuesday, 7 December 2004
It has been awhile...
Mood:  caffeinated
Now Playing: Slayer 'Hell Awaits

Hello everyone... I've Been Clean For 435 Days!, One Day At A Time. I have updated the site a little bit...will be working on it a little more in the future!!---Very busy with work and meetings!!! Bye.

Posted by madballdan2003 at 1:40 PM EST
Updated: Tuesday, 7 December 2004 1:42 PM EST
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Saturday, 5 June 2004
Blood of Christ...
It seems we are on a path of total chaos. Our species primarily lends itself to the procreation of a destructive affiliation: money and religion - greed and lies. This has left our planet shrouded in a veil of true darkness. How long can this breeding of chaos continue? When will the flames consume all? We are the virus within the disease...

Posted by madballdan2003 at 9:06 PM EDT
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Tuesday, 11 May 2004

Life can be brand new when you open your eyes.
Coming too, jumpin off the path that lead to lies.
Intersections of time with decisions as the tool.
A simple choice off the beaten path is the jewel.
Not to long ago there was no choice
Today we are free and have every right to rejoice
Minutes, seconds, moments in time have such power
Based in a choice that our disease can not devour.
Together we share hope with our eyes wide open
With an awareness of self we find new ways of coping.
Walking with light through the force of faith.
We can accept our past rather than erase.
Many times we've heard, its okay to just be
For its the nature of truth that sets us free.

Posted by madballdan2003 at 3:48 PM EDT
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Monday, 19 April 2004
I do not like war...

Posted by madballdan2003 at 9:57 PM EDT
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Friday, 16 April 2004

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"My life is my message."

"Go, not knowing where.
Bring, not knowing what.
The path is long, the way unknown."
__Russian proverb

"There are many things in life that will catch your eye.
Only a few will catch your heart."
__Ben Crenshaw

"As a man thinketh so is he, and as a man chooseth, so is he."
__Ralph Waldo Emerson

"There is no greatness where there is not simplicity,
goodness and truth."
__Leo Tolstoy

"Into each life some rain must fall.
Some days must be dark and dreary."
__Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Neither evil tongues, rash judgements,
or the sneers of selfish men,
nor greetings where no kindness is,
nor all the dreary intercourse of daily life,
shall ever prevail against us."
__William Wordsworth

"When Death to either of us shall come,
I pray it be first to me."
__Robert Bridges

"Even the rich are hungry for love,
for being cared for,
for being wanted,
for having someone to call their own."
__Mother Teresa

"Humor makes all things tolerable."
__Henry Ward Beecher

"Birds sing after a storm.
Why shouldn't we?"
__Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

"Wisdom lies in taking everything with good humor
and a grain of salt."
__George Santayana

"What gentle ghost, besprent with April dew,
Hails me so solemnly to yonder yew?"
__Ben Jonson

"Courage doesn't know what's around the corner,
but goes around it anyway."
__Mignon McLaughlin

"Time is nature's way of not letting everything happen at once."
__Erica Robin

"Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion,
for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric."
__Bertrand Russell

"If you don't paddle your own canoe, you don't move."
__Katharine Hepburn

"Lead the life that will make you kindly and friendly
to everyone about you, and you will be surprised
what a happy life you will lead."
__Charles M. Schwab

"I've always felt that a person's intellegence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic."
__Lisa Alther

"No, no, you're not thinking, you're just being logical."
__Niels Bohr

"For small creatures such as we,
the vastness is bearable only through love."
__Carl Sagan

"When it comes time to die,
be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death,
so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.
Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home."
__Native American proverb

"The pursuit of perfection often impedes progress."
__George Will

"Chance furnishes me what I need.
I am like a man who stumbles along; my foot strikes something.
I bend over and it is exactly what I want."
__James Joyce

"Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement
of the obvious."
__George Orwell

"Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge."
__Kahlil Gibran

"When it's beautifully arranged on the plate,
you know someone's fingers have been all over it."
__Julia Child

"If you wait, all that happens is that you get older."
__Larry McMurtry

"All things pass.
Patience attains all it strives for."
__St. Teresa of Avilla

"You must learn from the mistakes of others.
You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself."
__Sam Levenson

"There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness
in the proportion."
__Sir Francis Bacon

"Think for yourself
and let others enjoy the priviledge of doing so too."

"I am an optimist, but I'm an optimist who carries a raincoat."
__Harold Wilson

"I was the kid next door's imaginary friend."
__Emo Philips

"We talk of our mastery of nature, which sounds very grand; but the fact is we respectfully adapt ourselves, first, to her ways."
__Clarence Day

"Here I am trying to live, or rather,
I am trying to teach the death within me how to live."
__Jean Cocteau

"I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well."
__Diane Ackerman

"If you can't fly, then run.
If you can't run, then walk.
If you can't walk, then crawl.
But whatever you do, keep moving."
__Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Our government is infatuated with requiring licenses and permits for everyday activities. This is just one more way they can tax and control our daily lives. The mere fact that we need to get permission from our government to get married seems Orwellian."
__Walt Augustinowicz

"In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him
and a cat that will ignore him."
__Dereke Bruce

"Be happy. It's one way of being wise."

"Try to relax and enjoy the crisis."
__Ashleigh Brilliant

Posted by madballdan2003 at 10:09 PM EDT
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The Small Things.
Remember the small things, which color your life,
a rainbow, a flower, a star, or a kite.
These are the things that will follow your days,
even as others disappear in a haze.
The laughter of your children, will still ring so clear,
even when music, no longer you hear.
Everyone ages, that fact is quite clear,
and age can be cruel, and it can bring fear.
But while others are stressing over each new ache or pain,
you'll be remembering the sweet smell of rain.
As you grow old, you remember much less,
of whats most important... That's the price of success.
But if you can put your success on a shelf,
and still roll in the grass, still be good to yourself.
Then aging will never bring physical pain,
and life will not steal what's left of your brain.
So remember one thing. A small thing.. Inside.
Remember down deep, that small child you hide.
Don't give up the giggle, the whisper, the cheer,
don't give up the laughter, or what you hold dear.
As another birthday passes from sight,
remember the small things which color your life.

Posted by madballdan2003 at 9:43 PM EDT
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Wednesday, 7 April 2004

Personality Disorder Test Results
Paranoid |||||||||||||||| 70%
Schizoid |||||||||||||| 58%
Schizotypal |||||||||||||| 54%
Antisocial |||||||||||||||||| 74%
Borderline |||||| 26%
Histrionic |||||||||||||||| 70%
Narcissistic |||||||||||||||||| 74%
Avoidant |||||||||||| 46%
Dependent |||||| 26%
Obsessive-Compulsive |||||||||||||| 58%
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Posted by madballdan2003 at 9:41 AM EDT
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Thursday, 1 April 2004
.::Changed Man::.
Changed Man
Daniel R.
I was such an angry young man
Filled with rage and hate
Some of you may not understand
But this was, this poor mans fate
Did a lot of drugs and drank a lot of beer
Filled with anger and lots of fear
If you crossed my path, I wanted to fight
Never had a worry
Always figured I was right
Paid no attention while I was in school
Figured that was the way of the fool
Drank as much as I could get
Drank to remember and drank to forget
Than one day I tried to quit
I was so down deep in a pit
Time had made a very deep scar
Drove me near crazy but not to far
I got down on my knees to pray
God if your there
Please come my way
Had to surrender
Than I had to admit
My life was unmanageable
I was crazy a just a bit
Turned my will and life
Over to God above
He touched this broken man
Filled him with His love
Than I started to take an inventory
My whole life became a new story
Admitted to God and man
Tried my best to understand
I became ready for God
To remove my defective traits
Doing my best and praying
God don't let it be to late
Humbly asked God to remove the stumbling blocks
Turn them to stepping stones
Heal this broken man and lead him to a new home
Made a list of those I had harmed
Than set out to make amends
Now my life is beautiful
I've got so many new friends

Posted by madballdan2003 at 5:46 PM EST
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Monday, 29 March 2004
.::One Day at a Time::.
.::One Day at a Time::.

There are two days in every week
about which we should not worry,
Two days which should be kept free
of fear and apprehension.

One of these days is
With its mistakes and cares,
Its faults and blunders, Its aches and pains.
has passed forever beyond our control.
All the money in the world cannot bring back
We cannot undo a single act we performed;
We cannot erase a single word we said.

YESTERDAY is gone.

The other day we should not worry about is
with its possible adversities, its burdens, its larger promise.
is also beyond our immediate control.

the sun will rise,
Either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds,
But it will rise.
Until it does, we have no stake in
For it is as yet unborn.

This leaves only one day -

Any man can fight the battles of just one day.
It is only when you and I add the burdens of those two awful eternities
That we break down.

It is not the experience of TODAY that drives men mad.
It is remorse or bitterness for something which happened
And the dread of what
may bring.

Let us, therefore, live but
ONE day at a TIME.

Posted by madballdan2003 at 4:11 PM EST
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