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About Surfing The New Normal

A blog dedicated to exploring new ways of thinking that lead to success in business and in life, & creating the person you really want to be. We apologize in advance for anyone we inadvertently or purposely offend and would like to take this opportunity to emphasize the importance of keeping a good sense-of-humor and an open mind. Enjoy. "You have to be able to risk your identity for a bigger future than the present you are living." ~Fernando Flores "I am actually a paranoid in reverse. I suspect that people are secretly plotting to make me happy." ~J. D. Salinger "You have to create your life. You have to carve it, like a sculpture." -William Shatner "The only reason they come to see me is that I know that life is great- and they know I know it." ~Clark Gable

How My Kids Got so Darn Smart about Money!


I have a secret weapon, and I’m not just going to tell you about it. I’m going to tell you how to get it without spending a dime -if you hurry. One year ago a friend introduced me to the … Continue reading

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BIG GOVERNMENT vs. THE SPRING POND BEAVERS -a clever indictment of over-blown bureaucratic behaviour


Unlike most “wish I’d said that” tales we’ve run by Scopes.com, this one happens to be TRUE!  This is an actual letter sent to a man named Ryan DeVries by the Department of Environmental Quality, State of Michigan. This guy’s response … Continue reading

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FULL SPEED INTO THE FOURTH TURNING -Cliff Notes for the New Normal


Master Historian and “Cycles Man” Neil Howe believes we are headed in to what he calls a “fourth turning,” -a period that is invariably marked by great turmoil and crisis, as well as rare opportunity for those that understand the … Continue reading

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EXCERSIZES IN WORTHLESSNESS: CELEBRATING THE CAR THAT GAVE CENTRAL-PLANNING A BLACK EYE


“ICH BIN JUNK!”  This is the car that gave Communism a bad name. Powered by a two-stroke pollution generator that maxed out at an ear-splitting 18 hp, the Trabant was a hollow lie of a car constructed of recycled worthlessness … Continue reading

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High Energy Russian Flash-Mob -must watch!


Odds are IRVING BERLIN would be proud of this enthusiastic rendition of his famous “Put’n on the Ritz” by a well-choreographed flash mob (perhaps helped along by a little vodka).  Be sure to TURN UP YOUR SPEAKERS  (especially if you’re at work! 😉 TURN UP … Continue reading

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FLYING HOSPITAL WINS MY COOL CHARITY AWARD


THIS “FLYING HOSPITAL” OUTFIT WINS MY COOL CHARITY AWARD HANDS DOWN!   If I actually had any spare money to “give back”, donating to these guys would be near the top of my list. Global Peace Partners is passionately building non-profit state-of-the-art Flying … Continue reading

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IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE… (SORT OF)!


In the 3 minute award-winning film Be Good, Joe is the ultimate slacker, hung over and screwed up. But during a rare sober moment as he turns 30, Joe decides its suddenly time to become a responsible person. Lurching hilariously … Continue reading

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