The 200 lb Man and a 9 lb Dog Named Mimi

You would think, a 200 pound man (me) could handle a 9 lb dog named Mimi. If you thought that, you would be WRONG. 

You see, Mimi has a King Kong complex. She sees a dog 10 times bigger than her and start trying to go after it. I grab her, put her under my arm and hold her tight. In a flash, she squirts out of my arm like wet soap in the shower on a sweaty hot summer's day. She starts running towards the bigger dog as I'm running after her. Just as the other dog is about a foot from her, Mimi leaves out this BLOOD CURDLING Sasquatch growl. The moment she does, the other dog puts his tail between his legs and start running for his life as Mimi chases after him as I chase after her. The good news is, my heart's still works and though I felt I had, I didn't sh*t my pants.  - Frederick Zappone author, Secrets on the Road To Success 


The Less Is MORE Self-Help Philosophy


Why I will never Resist a POLICEMAN or give him lip in any way

The media will never pick up this story but if you share it, it increases the chances they will

I AM AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY but if a cop stops me, I am not going to give him lip or stop him from doing his job no matter how wrong I think he might be. You see, he is human too and his job is dangerous and whether he will admit or not, often times, he feels fear on the job. if I give him lip or resist him, he is going to see me as a threat to his life and once that happens, he will go on 'automatic pilot' and bad things will happen that he never intended to happen and once the bad is done, it cannot be undone. The cops are not my enemies, they are my friends, they protect my neighborhood and make it safe for me to be me while they face the possibility of losing their life every single day to protect me.

An NYC tourist was at the right place at the right time when she spotted Officer DePrimo kneeling down and helping a barefoot, homeless man to put on boots he’d purchased for the man on a cold winter night

An officer in Norway stops traffic to let a duck and her family safely cross. 


Good APPLES Protect My Neighborhood

I wake up and look around my neighborhood and it is as happy and peaceful as it was the day before. While people in other parts of the world are killing and terrorizing each other my neighborhood is a haven of peace and happiness because I live in a neighborhood that is protected by troops and policeman who give a damn. These are good men and women who risk their lives so I can live in a neighborhood of peace and happiness. Yes, there is some bad APPLES in every barrel but why focus on the bad ones when there are so many good ones, out there, that deserve our attention, appreciation and praise. - Frederick Zappone, Love is All I Know