??????????????????????????????????????Here’s a dynamite article by Creeklife founder Mark Contorno.  It regards the EPA and our climate and is definitely a must-read!  Meanwhile, please know that just one dollar from you can help Creeklife to keep cleaning up the environment and providing important jobs for people. We need you. So please read this piece and join us at Creeklife and help make a difference!

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My name’s Patrick and it’s my job to round everybody up and get you to like this page and feel all warm and fuzzy when I talk about this amazing book that’s coming out soon. It’s called “Meet The Odds Maker.” And amazing is just one word to describe it. The book is written by a really swell guy and brave individual named Ted Hasson. And you’ll meet him soon here.

His book is a true story, torn out of the pages of Ted’s own life, and a drama like no other you’ve ever read or witnessed. It’s going to be a spectacular read and a tremendous success. And you’re going to love me for telling you about it and preparing you in advance for its debut!

It’s coming soon, trust me! Meanwhile, please give our page a like, share this message with your network, and stop on by in the few upcoming weeks for announcements and earth-shattering news. We can’t wait until millions of people Meet The Odds Maker. It’s going to inspire your life…or my middle name ain’t Bugs!

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THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 06-25-10)


Here are some profound bar quotes to help us sweat out the last month of summer!  Enjoy.

Patrick The Poet

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 06-25-10)

The honest poor can sometimes forget poverty. The honest rich can never forget it.
–Gilbert K. Chesterton

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
–William Jennings Bryan

Laughter kills fear, and without fear there can be no faith. For without fear of the devil there is no need for God.
–Sean Connery

He is the purest figure in history. [About George Washington]
–Sir William E. Gladstone

Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.
–Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Education has become a prisoner of contemporaneity. It is the past, not the dizzy present, that is the best door to the future.
–Camille Paglia

A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words.
–Phillips Brooks

Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
–John D. Rockefeller

A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
–Maya Angelou

If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments.
–Zig Ziglar

There is no liberation without labor…and there is no freedom which is free.
–The Siri Singh Sahib

John F. Kennedy once held a dinner in the white House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation, and at that time, he made this statement: “This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
–Thomas Jefferson

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
–Thomas Jefferson



Build a Fundraising Campaign Around a WordPress Blog


Learn how to build a fundraising campaign on WordPress. Creeklife’s CEO Mark Contorno has great tips and info for you. And Creeklife has great opportunities for you, the environment and $$ you can earn and jobs. So come join us and make a difference to your life, pocketbook and the environment!




Our entertaining book Fast Trains continues to sell and be used to get the word out on high speed rail and the wonderments of train travel. It’s great that people in the industry support HSR and love reading a fabulous book on the history of trains and really, really fast bullet trains.  But if more regular Americans read our book and about the millions of jobs and other benefits high speed rail could bring to America, maybe high speed rail would get built in America.

Check out our book on our amazon page.  It’s really a wonderful read and filled with beautiful illustrations that especially children will enjoy, as well as entertaining stories to get you wanting to ride trains and super-fast trains as never before!

On Train



It’s my pleasure to share one of my poems with my network this evening.  What we have here is a romanticized tale that claims true love survives death and soul mates who are meant to be together will be forever!

As it is, I can write you a poem to perhaps win your lover back or restore a lost friendship. Or a personalized poem or speech to make you a winner at your next professional appearance or social event or private party. Weddings, birthdays, funerals, Bar Mitzvahs, graduations, or a homage to you best friend or someone you love. I write personalized poetry and professional speeches for most every occasion. Memorable words to help create unforgettable events and life experiences. If interested, drop me a note and let’s chat!


Oh, how did you end up here buried in the ground?
The remnants of things called atoms and molecules?
The night is so dark, and devoid of sight and sound,
Where has life gone from the lives we squandered as fools?

The grass is so smooth and manicured, yet so bereft
Of what endures above where death would now recline.
Yet if your soul be here after your life has left,
I would reach down and pull it up to be with mine.

Or if I could, I would but ask and beg of time
To endure unalone what endures forever.
Then I would take to the grave this enduring rhyme:
“Here now rest in peace…two loving souls together.”





THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 06-17-10)

Here’s a great bunch of sagacious quotes to start this week off right!

Patrick The Poet

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 06-17-10)

Ignorance is like the itch — the less you have of it the better off you are.
–Harry Mendelson

He that can take rest is greater than he that can take cities.
Benjamin Franklin

Fortune is like glass–the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken.
Publilius Syrus

We have wasted our spirit in the regions of the abstract and general just as the monks let it wither in the world of prayer and contemplation.
Alexander Herzen

This miserable state is borne by the wretched souls of those who lived without disgrace and without praise.
–Alighieri Dante

The more wild and incredible your desire, the more willing and prompt God is in fulfilling it, if you will have it so.
Coventry Patmore

The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.
Sir Winston Churchill

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.
William Shakespeare [Merchant Of Venice]

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and the time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
–Jim Rohn

And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.
Erica Jong (How to Save Your Own Life)

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw

A symphony is a stage play with the parts written for instruments instead of for actors.
Colin Wilson

Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.
–M. F. K. Fisher

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