Where Have The Years Gone – by Owen Yeates.

Where Have The Years Gone

Where have the years gone they went so quickly by
We have suddenly become old the years they seem to fly
What happened to our childhood it seems so long ago
The teenage years were gone so fast I think I missed them oh!

The years that were filled with children, struggling to raise
They grew up and they left without a word of praise
Then slipping through the freedom that suddenly was there
But that to [ sic ] has just flashed by and leaves one old in care

It is not that time goes slower when you age a bit
It just seems to go faster until at last your hit
With the certain knowledge that you are indeed old
Where once you felt the warmth know you only feel the cold

So where is all the happiness I remember long ago
For those we used to share it with are dead or just to slow
The years that we have wasted are never to return I fear
And while I have been writing this there goes another year

Where have the years gone I beg for them back please
If I could turn the clock back I would get down on my knees
But I know that if I had them I would waste them just the same
For that is life in general and it really is a shame

Copyright © Owen Yeates | Year Posted 2011

ref: Where Have The Years Gone, PoetrySoup

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List of Restaurants offering Senior Discounts

If you are a senior citizen, more than likely you appreciate receiving a discount when dining out,

If you follow this embedded link, you will be able to view the 2017 List of Senior Discounts Restaurants that has been put together by The Senior List.

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Work At Home Job Hunting List

I am copying and pasting the following from a friend of mine who had posted the original on Facebook:

I’ve been asked for this a couple times in the past few days, so I’m gonna put it out here for everyone. What is it? Just what it says – my Big Work At Home Job Hunting List.

Let me set your expectations:

They aren’t in any particular order. Some are job aggregators, some are single companies. Skill sets required vary. Some available positions are amazing, some are fine side hustles. ALL are LEGIT.

Working from home is not for the faint of heart. You have to be disciplined and actually do your work. Some positions are flexible, some are super rigid, and there are lots in between. Most are NOT ideal if you are caring for someone under the age of 5. (Some are, but you have to dig and dig to find them.)

Finding the right WAH position for you takes work. Competition for these positions is fierce, and jobs appear and disappear DAILY. If you’re committed to finding a WAH position and are willing to do the tiresome work of constantly trawling the listings, you’ll eventually be rewarded. Good luck!

**The Big WAH Job Hunting List**

Rat Race Rebellion – the best resource!

We Work Remotely


Working Nomads


Remote OK

Skip The Drive


Proofread Anywhere




Sutherland Global






Conduent – Be sure to put Remote in the keyword box. They often have CSR positions.

Conduent Customer Care

Transcom Worldwide





24/7 Virtual Assistant

American Express


Paragon Planners

Time Etc

Worldwide 101



Voice Log



On Point




Enterprise Rent A Car


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The meaning of forlorn

Several sources tell us the meaning of forlorn. Here are a few:

    • looking or feeling alone and sad because you need help but do not expect to get it:
      As I left little Bobby on his first day of school, he gave me such a forlorn look.
      ref: Cambridge Dictionary
    • When someone is forlorn it means that they not only feel miserable but simultaneously desolate because they also believe they are alone.
      ref: Vocabulary.com Dictionary
    • 1. desolate or dreary; unhappy or miserable, as in feeling, condition, or appearance.
      2. lonely and sad; forsaken.
      3. expressive of hopelessness; despairing: forlorn glances.
      4. bereft; destitute: forlorn of comfort.
      ref: infoplease
    • 1. pitifully sad and abandoned or lonely.
      “forlorn figures at bus stops”
      synonyms: unhappy, sad, miserable, sorrowful, dejected, despondent, disconsolate, wretched, abject, down, downcast, dispirited, downhearted, crestfallen, depressed, melancholy, gloomy, glum, mournful, despairing, doleful, woebegone; informal blue, down in/at the mouth, down in the dumps; rare lachrymose
      “he sounded forlorn”
      – desolate, deserted, abandoned, forsaken, forgotten, neglected
      “a forlorn garden”
      2. (of an aim or endeavor) unlikely to succeed or be fulfilled; hopeless.
      “a forlorn attempt to escape”
      synonyms: hopeless, vain, with no chance of success; useless, futile, pointless, purposeless, unavailing, nugatory; archaic bootless
      “a forlorn attempt”
      ref: Google Search Result
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Climb Every Mountain, Richard & Adam.

In memory of my brother, Richard, I dedicate this Roland’s Ramblings entry to my son, Adam.

The song that I have placed here, Climb Every Mountain, is one of my most all-time favorites. I find its lyrics to be very moving, meaningful, and motivational!

Climb every mountain,
Search high and low,
Follow every highway,
Every path you know.

Climb every mountain,
Ford every stream,
Follow every rainbow,
‘Till you find your dream.

A dream that will need
All the love you can give,
Every day of your life
For as long as you live.

Climb every mountain,
Ford every stream,
Follow every rainbow,
Till you find your dream

A dream that will need
All the love you can give,
Every day of your life,
For as long as you live.

Climb every mountain,
Ford every stream,
Follow every rainbow,
Till you find your dream.

My deepest appreciation to Welsh classical singers, Richard and Adam Johnson, performing as Richard & Adam.

If you follow the immediately preceding embedded link, you will be taken to the home page of the Richard & Adam Official website. You may also find more of Richard & Adam on YouTube.

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Who is Adam Roland Hansen?

There’s a fellow I know whose name is Adam Roland Hansen. I think he is a really great guy. If you know Adam like I know Adam, then you are very fortunate, indeed!

If you do not know Adam Hansen from Toledo, Ohio, then you really should get to know him. I promise you that you will be impressed.

From Adam’s Twitter account, we read.

“Digital marketer and business consultant, life-long learner, and traveler. Available for hire. — Partner at @seedcowork…”

Adam has a website with the domain name of adamhansen.net, where on its “About” page you will read:

“I have opened and run small businesses. I have managed large ones. I have been studying self development techniques, tricks and hacks during that time as well. I have merged my experience and with what I have learned into a system that can help you achieve any goal.

While being known as an early adopter of online tools, I have been actively using and exploring the internet for over 20 years. I received my bachelor’s degree in communications specializing in public relations from the University of Toledo. With an international perspective, I have trained people and consulted in social media strategies in the United States, Scotland, Germany and Egypt.

I am a tea and wine drinking, social media geek who enjoys technology and photography.”

Check out Adam Hansen of Toledo, Ohio over on Linkedin.

By the way, Adam Roland Hansen is the person responsible for creating ToledoEats.com, the Google Maps Directory of Downtown Toledo, Ohio restaurants, bars, and eateries.

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Wade “Skippy” Kapszukiewicz Is Asking For Money.

Going back to his first election back in November 1995, Wade “Skippy” Kapszukiewicz has continuously held one elected political office after another in Lucas County, Ohio as an avowed Democrat.

First, he was elected to the Lucas County Educational Service Center Governing Board. Very soon afterwards, while in the middle of his elected 4-year term on the LCESC Governing Board, Kapszukiewicz announced he was having a political fundraiser as he proclaimed his intention to run for a seat in the Ohio House of Representatives. He abandoned that political goal when the Lucas County Democratic Party tapped Toledo City Councilwoman Jeanine Perry for State Representative. However, Skippy did not just abandon his run for State Rep; he struck a deal with the Lucas County Democratic Party.

In return for dropping a campaign for the Ohio House, Kapszukiewicz received a promise that he would be appointed to the unexpired term on Toledo City Council vacated by Jeanine Perry upon her election to the Ohio House seat. Voilà, Skippy resigned his seat on the LCESC Governing Board in order to accept the appointment to Toledo City Council.

In 2002, while on Toledo City Council, Wade K unsuccessfully sought appointment to a vacant unexpired elected term on the Board of Lucas County Commissioners. The vacancy was the result of Bill Copeland resigning his seat on the Board as a Lucas County Commissioner due to poor health.

Later on, while still on Toledo City Council and shortly after having won an elected term to that seat, Skippy sought election to become Lucas County Treasurer, replacing fellow Democrat Ray Kest. Indeed, Kapszukiewicz did, in fact, run for, and won, election to the Treasurer’s office. While the election for Lucas County Treasurer takes place in November, the term of office for Lucas County Treasurer actually does not begin until September of the following year. But, politically ambitious, office-jumping, opportunist, egocentric Wade “Skippy” Kapszukiewicz instead of fulfilling his elected time on Toledo City Council lobbied almost immediately to be appointed to the office of Lucas County Treasurer many, many months prior to the official date to which he was elected. An early appointment did not happen, and poor Skippy had to wait until September to ascend to his golden throne room overseeing all that public money flowing through the Treasurer’s office.

In the year 2015, Skippy announced his desire to run for Mayor of the City of Toledo, Ohio in the special election that was being held due to the unfortunate death of incumbent Mayor Mike Collins in mid-term. However, Kapszukiewicz dropped those plans and instead publicly announced his support and endorsement of Paula Hicks-Hudson, who as President of Toledo City Council had succeeded via the city charter to the Office of Mayor.

In 2016, Wade “Skippy” Kapszukiewicz ran for re-election as Lucas County Treasurer. He won that election in November: but, the new term does not begin until September 2017.

So, here we are now in the year 2017 and Skippy has decided he really doesn’t want to be Lucas County Treasurer, after all; instead, he has decided that he would rather be the Mayor of Toledo, Ohio.

But, there is a stumbling block to Skippy’s political desires. Incumbent Paula-Hicks Hudson is seeking re-election to a full 4-year term as Mayor of the City of Toledo, Ohio. She received the endorsement of both the Lucas County Democratic Party and the Ohio Democratic Party. Regardless of the endorsements and in spite of Democratic Party endorsement of Mayor Hicks-Hudson, avowed Democrat Skippy has decided to seek the position for himself.

Over the course of time, Kapszukiewicz has built up a very sizeable political war chest, having had annual fundraisers in non-election years, in additional to extensive election year political fundraising. Skippy has also aligned himself with other politicos from other parts of Ohio, including former Ottawa County Commissioner, State Representative from the 89th district, and Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris “Dippy” Redfern, who in 2014 resigned his party chairmanship in political disgrace.

As part of his campaign strategy, Kapszukiewicz makes extensive use of electronic “newsletters” and has had a strong presence on internet social media and elsewhere on the internet.

Skippy also continues to send out e-mails in his egomaniacal drive at self-promotion. Here is a copy of the e-mail The Boy Who Would Be King sent out on June 26, 2017:

“Thank you for supporting my campaign for Mayor. Your willingness to volunteer, put up a sign or make a donation are so appreciated by me.

I’ve been so fortunate over the last few months since I announced my campaign to be Toledo’s next Mayor to meet many voters, business leaders and community advocates. My message to all of them is simple: Toledo must do better. When I am Mayor, we will. We will do it with new leadership and big ideas.

But I can’t do this alone and that is where you come in.

This Friday is the first campaign finance deadline of this race. I’m asking you to dig deep and
make a donation to help us raise $3,000.00 on line this week.

If you can, give $22 (our average on line contribution) to help us reach this goal.
Cant give $22? How about $15?
You know I wouldn’t ask if it weren’t truly important!

Every donation matters. So, If you can, please make a contribution before June 30th deadline. Whatever amount you can contribute will help.


Thank you for being part of our team.
Together, we can do better for all of Toledo.


So, there you have it – the title of this Roland’s Ramblings entry:
Wade “Skippy” Kapszukiewicz Is Asking For Money.

I wonder how much money Chris “Dippy” Redfern is giving. These two career politicians interact like a dog and pony show. I can hear the clowns clamoring now for The Skippy and Dippy Show.

For an encore Roland’s Ramblings about Wade “Skippy” Kapszukiewicz, follow the embedded link to go over to read:
Toledoan Wade Kapszukiewicz was the Topic of a September 14, 2005 Toledo Talk Message Thread.

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