Friday, May 2, 2014

Elimination - LBC topic 5/2/14

Elimination.  It sucks. Up 3 zip and we lose the next 4 frickin games. Yes folks - I take my hockey fandom seriously.  I'm what's known as a hockey freak. My beloved los tiburones lost game 7 of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs to the evil Los Angeles Kings.  Perhaps it might not have stung so much if it was a team from somewhere north of Santa Barbara but I doubt it. When you look up the term choke for sports teams, the San Jose Sharks are the classic definition.  They tease us annually and then proceed to fold in the playoffs. Sigh.  I need another hobby.

Alas - I am sure hockey games were not at the top of reasons for suggesting this weeks topic. 

I'd like to say I have eliminated the anger and pain I feel since my wife's passing but that would be a lie. I'll admit, though, things get a bit better every day.

I have eliminated some of the empty calories I consume on a daily basis. I'm always going to be a buffalo petite but hopefully I'll get a bit healthier and reduce the daily ibuprofen intake a bit.  It'd be nice to eliminate that daily ibuprofen intake altogether.  We'll see.

As we age, it is natural to lose people we love and care about. Family, entertainers - and sadly an entertainer I admired passed away on 04'30 at the tender age of 72.  He's the guy doing the intro on this song:  RIP Larry Ramos

In our quest for advancement and saving humanity we have attempted to eliminate many diseases.  Alas - while we have experienced some success we have created several new monsters.  First there's the pill dependence we have created - there's a pill for almost everything.

 And then there're the drug-resistant viruses we have generated by feeding viruses various drugs over the years. So-called super bugs.  Now what? How do we eliminate those? Only time will tell.

One thing I would never want to eliminate is the wonder I feel over life in general.  When did it start.  Is there something after this mortal existence?  If there is a god why can't evolution be the vehicle that he/she employs to take us down the road to  wherever we end up?  The only thing we know for sure is that we don't know - so we keep looking for the how and why.Some folks believe in magic, some in science.  Frankly I think the really smart ones believe a bit in both and to eliminate that wonder that drives us would be sad indeed.

So that's a shack-take on elimination - this week's topic.  Check out the other LBC bloggers - see what they have to say.


  1. Good luck with the new healthy routine. I believe you have the sticking power for it!

  2. I should have listed cricket and foot ball leagues in my list of things that I have eliminated from my life. They were taking too much of my emotional well being and I now can take it or leave it. I don't sit up late to watch games being played all over the world.

    While indeed we are eliminating all kinds of diseases and coming up with new problems, mankind has been doing that for millennia and that is how nature works. So, I would not lose sleep over those either.

    And your choice of what not to eliminate resonates with me. I would like to be as enthusiastic as you are.