The definition of “HARMONY” is:

“The quality of forming a pleasing and consistent whole!” Dare to be consistent!!!


Lovely Day

Good morning world;

It’s another fun filled, exciting time to be alive!  Do not become complacent in the life that you live!  You were meant to be more than just mediocre.

Get up, get out, DO!!!! There is no “TRY”, only “DO”!!!!  In the words of the Japanese, find the ZEN!  Make every moment remarkable!  Dare to be Extraordinary!  You are more than you know and stronger than you think!

Keiken no jumyo!!!  (That means “experience life”)


The Shaggy Cricket!

October 17, 2014 – Fear of something NEW!

Hello again world,

Today is Friday.  Yippieeeeee!  The title says it all.  Many of us are fearful of learning or doing something “NEW”!  Fyodor Dostoyevski wrote in his book “Crime & Punishment”, “What people fear the most is taking a new step or uttering a new word!”

Tai Chi is a centuries old form of exercise and yet no matter how many times it is practiced, it is still “NEW”. Tai Chi is good for the body, mind & spirit. It brings balance to all three in this chaotic society that we live, work & play in.  But it is up to us to put away the fear of taking a new step and determine whether we want to start.

When I began Tai Chi, I wanted to be good at it from the beginning, but that couldn’t happen because I didn’t know the form.  As with everything there is a beginning, a time of learning that should not be feared, but embraced.  Now every time I do Tai Chi I see the “ZEN” of the movements.  No matter how many times I do Tai Chi, I see myself doing it as the very first time to sharpen the movements and regain my balance in this life!

October 16, 2014

Hello again everyone;

Cricket is back on line!  Please forgive the expanse of time since I last posted.  A lot of good chi flowing.  I was recently invited to a Middle school to share my passion of Tai Chi with the students and faculty.  The students were excited to learn and were enthusiastic about learning.  They were all Awesome!  It was on my birthday and I had a fantastic time.  It is my hope that I was successful in imparting a little of the passion and respect that I have for Tai Chi.  I am traveling to Lewisburg, PA on Sunday, Oct 19th to attend a Certification/Re-Certification conference sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation.

More to come in the future!

The Shaggy Cricket!

Good evening to you world,

Another day has come and gone. In our hectic business, we take for granted that which is given to us. The air that we breathe, the water we drink, the food that we eat. Our lives, no…our very existence depends on them. So what do we do, we squabble and argue over petty, little things that don’t mean a thing. It is my belief that the world would be a better place if we all would remember what Charles Dickens wrote;

“There is never enough time to do or say all that we would wish! The thing is to do as much as you can in the time that you have!”

No man knows the hour or the day, it just happens, and suddenly you are not there any more!

It is my hope as well as my intention to continue to be Life’s philosopher in the days that I have and that you, my readers as well as my friends may learn and understand what is being conveyed and practice it in your own lives and pass it forward!

This is Cricket signing off! Have fantabulous forever! If our paths cross, GREAT!!! If not then I will see you on the other side! Good nite!

Masters of Mind!!!

Hello everyone;

It’s a beautiful day today in PA! It rained a little this evening, but all in all it was a beautiful day! Anyway, what I would like to talk about is becoming “Masters of Mind” rather than “Mastered by “Mind”!

If our lives are what our thoughts make it, don’t you think it would be in our best interest to learn to “Master” our minds? By that I mean that we need to change our negative thinking to more positive thought if we don’t like what we are seeing in the present. Move your thoughts from your head, to your heart and “BELIEVE”! Only then will you begin to see great and marvelous changes start to happen in your lives.

STOP being pre-occupied with what you think needs mastering or fixing. START to see beyond your roles, beyond your responsibilities, beyond your obligations. Focus on the visions of what YOU would like to make happen!

Remember what I have quoted in previous posts about changing the way we see things; “When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change!”

Unclutter and uncloud your thought life of unnecessary things because no matter what season you find yourself in, you need to remember that this is the BEST season of your life! Allow your heart to fulfill its purpose, the purpose of knowing yourself, be yourself and yet be one with the Creator!

Your vision will become clear ONLY when you look into your heart! Those who look outside, DREAM! Those who look inside, AWAKENS! Dare yourself to be SUCCESSFUL today! Unleash the POWER that is within you! Unleash your influence! Believe yourself to be an impact on your surroundings instead of your surroundings being an impact on you! When you become an impact on your surroundings, it becomes infectious! Continue to look at yourself and your surroundings through the eyes of what IS working, your present strengths, your potential! Block out any distractions, create a focal point of concentration, stay alert, stay inspired until you have maximized ALL there is to gain!

Remember; you are talented! Remember; you are “YOU”nique!!!



Gooooooooooooood Morning World;

Equality means different things to different people. The definition of “equality” is: “The state or quality of BEING equal!”

According to the law, being equal means that if you break the law, you will pay the consequences of doing so, whether female or male.

However, for me, as I look through the lens of my mind’s camera, I capture the whole essence of “Equality”. My thoughts then become, wherever I go, wherever I see another human being, I see God-given rights inherent in that being, whatever may be the age, whatever may be the sex, whatever the complexion.

These are my thoughts and hopefully now they are yours. Expand your vision and see “ZEN” in all things!

The Shaggy Cricket!

A Glorious day!

Goooooooooood afternoon World;

Well,here it is March 29,2014 already. It has been a glorious day so far even with the rain and the gray skies. It is a FANTABULOUS day and I have gotten many a thing done already. I just wanted to get this up and out to all of you who have been faithfully following my writings and meanderings along Life’s path, I say “Thank You!”

No matter what the circumstance, no matter what the weather, no matter where you are “BELIEVE” that you are the “CHANGE” that is needed. Know that your purpose is to find ZEN in everything and share it with others. Know where you are going. Do not be like a ship in a storm, tossed about by every wind of doctrine thqt comes along, but have your heart anchored in a safe harbor of Peace, Harmony and Acceptance! Acceptance of yourself first then the acceptance of others.

David Starr Gordon once wrote: “The world stands aside to allow anyone to pass who knows where he/she is going!”

Remember to do the train crossing in your own life; “STOP, LOOK, LISTEN!”

1) STOP…yourself from going a hundred miles an hour and spend time every morning or evening to think about the day or the one that is coming.

2) LOOK…to set aside one day, twelve times a year or once every month to plan your month.

3) LISTEN…to yourself while you spend one whole week each year to reflect, evaluate and measure the year that has passed, to plan the year that is coming and to stay on track with your purpose!

There is more coming later. I have to get ready to go eat with some friends.

The Shaggy Cricket!