MKMMA — WEEK 15 – THERE MUST BE AN MUI IN THERE SOMEWHERE!

THE MASTER KEY MASTERMIND ALLIANCE can take you far – as far as your imagination is able – and most likely farther than you can imagine! Imagine that, and you’ve got the start of a fable. The kind of story told in olden times at a large Christmas table. Heroes there were 3, and guess what…one of them is me. Fawn and Stevo round out this galant MM trio. Together we are “tipping point, ” the name you’ve come to know. Off to save this world you see to the best of our combined ability; in the beginning so very slow. Yet, faster and faster as we went, we chipped away the Earth’s cement. To expose with the final peel the finest gold we’d ever seen! As does the part reveal the whole, such did the whole reveal the part; can you guess what this might mean? It meant far more than words can say I — so go, I must, and ask, may I?

There was gold and a few other surprises under that cement!

AKA everybody must get stoned!

MY MKMMA WEEK 14 POST ENDED LIKE THIS:

“Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres”, are the words Caesar may have said; however, our spreadsheet was divided into four parts, and I’m not sure what he might’ve spoken, instead – even with four years of high school, Hogerhyde-taught Latin that once filed my head. With very few Roman reminders, and not a drop of practice in the 50 years that have passed, there has been very little to maintain and replenish my knowledge of this language that is dead.  What Mr. Hogerhyde taught me, so many years before – not much to begin with… was now, even less. “What is the Latin word for 4? I should know it! Do you know it, signor?” Take a guess.   

I leave you to ponder as I wander out my bedroom door. Thinking as I’m going, “MIU’s kept under a limit of 700 words max, translates as more time for other things — more, more, more! Perhaps, you can see me smiling — a devilish grin with a hole in my chin — that’s hard to ignore!

“Oh, honey, you forgot me not!”

With 160 students in each part as it is, one could easily wish for cinco, ses … Certainly, if there were just three parts, or less, is a thought most would find quite unappealing, and prefer not to tread. Increased workload a source for apprehension? Perhaps, however, since parameters are still open, it’s the impact on the degree of individual attention about which I did not mention. The same amount of time and effort spread among many, or just a few? A major consideration in the determination exactly what we must do.

About 7 weeks into the course, Dayna got on one of our Blog Rover team calls to further clarify our responsibilities: “TO READ, COMMENT, AND SHARE.” It was the final push we needed; so, I’m glad she showed up, and I was there. In addition to our 160, we picked up some guides, some lifetime members, and an additional sprinkling of students.  However, with so many – too many – students simply not blogging, this extra load has been quite okay.

It was from this extra sprinkling of students, Michael Brankin and his website caught my eye. If you‘ve followed me to this point, I can now tell you why. It was Week 12, and I noticed how Michael was motoring along, getting his post published every week, I left a comment about this, and how he was looking strong with so many appearing meek.

december 19, 2016 at 11:09 pm

“Hi, J,B., Loren here — one of your five friendly MKE Blog Rovers, stopping by to read your latest; and to congratulate you for the awesome job you’re doing, consistently getting your blog post published week after week! Re-blogging is an excellent way to give to yourself and, of course, the person – in this case, Adam – whose post you are re-blogging. “To yourself,” by giving yourself a chance to catch up, and the other person, because you are sharing in a “Give more! Get more!” Kind of way. Good job!

I leave you with a question, “if you knew you couldn’t do it wrong, what would you do next?” Please, let me know if this question resonates.”

And then, what to my watering eyes should I see, a message on my iPhone from none other than JB! Letting me know he had added another Week 12, in a sense, especially for me. As per above, I had asked “if you knew you couldn’t do it wrong, what would you do next?” Please, let me know if this question meaningfully resonates.” He was letting me know he had taken my suggestion, and written an entire post answering my question.

Word count 438

“Yes, mother, I’ll feed the reindeer!”

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NOW PRESENTING FOR THE 5TH FABULOUS WEEK IN A ROW “SOMEBODY TO LOVE” — JORDAN SMITH

GALAXY TUG OF WAR

MKMMA — WEEK 14 — “MY WORD! AN MUI THE SAME AS A GOOD CREDIT SCORE? ABSURD!”

THE MASTER KEY MASTERMIND ALLIANCE can take you far – as far as your imagination is able – and most likely farther than you can imagine! Imagine that, and you’ve got the start of a fable. The kind of story told in olden times at a large Christmas table. Heroes there were 3, and guess what…one of them is me. Fawn and Stevo round out this galant MM trio. Together we are “tipping point, ” the name you’ve come to know. Off to save this world you see to the best of our combined ability; in the beginning so very slow. Yet, faster and faster as we went, we chipped away the Earth’s cement. To expose with the final peel the finest gold we’d ever seen! As does the part reveal the whole, such did the whole reveal the part; can you guess what this might mean? It meant far more than words can say I — so go, I must, and ask, may I?

ANOTHER BRICK IN THE CURTAIN

MY WEEK 13 POST ADDED AS A SPEEDY FILLER, WEEK 12 ENDED THIS WAY:

“Have you checked your word count lately? No need to answer. 568, without adding in either this “Ho, ho, ho, dialogue, or your new preamble!”

As a MKE Blogger Rover still trying to catch up – not only in his duties as a rover, but also in his responsibilities as a blogger – I ask you “what better way to do it than to use the MIU as the conduit?” [for any who have missed my previous three published posts (Weeks 9-11), the MIU is also known as a multipurpose insertion unit.]

So, here’s the scoop – my latest story – off the top of my head – as best I can recall – no sign of blood or anything gory (who do you think I am, “Peter Lorre?) nor necessarily full of fame and glory – however, at the end, I humbly hope few are disappointed, while most are pleased as punch to have gobbled down the entire enchilada until nothing remained at all.

As previously pointed out, or maybe not, exactly what the Blog Rover’s role would be at the start of MKE 2016, the road was more than a bit muddy. The four of us were essentially left on our own as self-directed thinkers – using our prior MKE student and guide experience, to slog our way forward to an undisclosed destination – thus, essentially, unknown. (A fifth Rover has been added, however, she is currently enjoying a leave of absence setting up camp in New Zealand.)

Well, not entirely unknown. We knew, for instance, our #1 priority was to assist in the area of student retention. In order to best do this, we knew right away we needed an Excel spreadsheet for complete comprehension. Something that would tell us which students we got, as well as, details needed to divvy up our lot. I must admit we made so many changes on the spreadsheet Paul initially created, it was often filled with red; however, not only do we have a tool useful for us now, but also for all the Blog Rover generations in the years ahead.

The twists and turns we encountered – along with the difficulties  to navigate them, are listed in the Blog Rover Journal, Julia and Caryn are creating, and how they were solved.

Getting back, Paul created our initial spreadsheet – an Excel. And since we use Google Drive to share it, it’s really worked out well. Gone is the slow and laborious “old-fashioned way,” of sending email attachments back and forth. Connected this way, it’s all too easy to head east, west, or south, instead of the best route heading north. With G Drive, we can all work on it together, and any changes made, instantly reflected. It’s like having penicillin available, should we ever get seriously infected.

“Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres”, are the words Caesar may have said; however, our spreadsheet was divided into four parts, and I’m not sure what he might’ve said, instead – even with four years of high school Latin underneath my belt. With very few reminders, and not a drop of practice in the 50 years that have passed since high school graduation, there has been missing and very little coming in to maintain and replenish any knowledge that slowly leaks out of our cranial vault. Similar to a carton of ice cream accidentally left out at room temperature, always tends to melt. What Mr. Hogerhyde had taught me, so many years before – not much to begin with… Now, even less. I’m left to only guess.. “What is the Latin word for 4? I should know it! Do you know it?

I leave you to ponder as I wander out my bedroom door. Thinking as I’m going, “MIU’s kept under a limit of 700 words max, translates as more time for other things — more, more, more! Perhaps, you can see me smiling — a devilish grin with a hole in my chin — that’s hard to ignore!

Word count: 655

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 BROUGHT BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND FOR THE… SAY WHAT? FOURTH WEEK IN A ROW?! UNBELIEVABLE!!

MKMMA – WEEK 12 – SOMETIMES AN MIU IS FILLED WITH FLUFF! MKMMA – WEEK 13 – SOMETIMES WHEN THE NEED FOR SPEED IS HIGH, AN MIU MUST GO OUT OF CONTEXT AND FLY!

THE MASTER KEY MASTERMIND ALLIANCE can take you far – as far as your imagination is able – and most likely farther than you can imagine! Imagine that, and you’ve got the start of a fable. The kind of story told in olden times at a large Christmas table. Heroes there were 3, and guess what…one of them is me. Fawn and Stevo round out this galant MM trio. Together we are “tipping point, ” the name you’ve come to know. Off to save this world you see to the best of our combined ability; in the beginning so very slow. Yet, faster and faster as we went, we chipped away the Earth’s cement. To expose with the final peel the finest gold we’d ever seen! As does the part reveal the whole, such did the whole reveal the part; can you guess what this might mean? It meant far more than words can say I — so go, I must, and ask, may I?

  DO THE RINGS OF SATURN LOOK LIKE A RACETRACK TO YOU?

 With Week 15’s blog post due last Friday, and Week 11 my last published, I have spent the last week or two diligently writing to get my MKMMA blog up to speed and in harmony with my students. To satisfy this expectation, I have been writing about ways it can be met, and be met quickly. Subsequently, I have several posts almost ready to go; however, for reasons I prefer not to explore at the moment, getting these babies published has turned out to be more difficult than expected… And that’s really interrupted the flow!

While I might be inclined to call it an MIU paradox, others might refer to this stoppage somewhat differently – I mean, writing about ways to quickly catch up – even going so far as to point out how I’m limiting each post to approximately 500 words, makes this latest lull in production appear more a matter of poor planning (I could deny it. I won’t even try it. A true paradox implies a sufficient amount of pre-planning, does it not? In order to build a solid case, does it not? And that solid case is made simply by the results of the action taken: put simply, getting caught up and in harmony.

Some might say excuses have their uses in that powerful realm paradoxes tend to roam. True, perhaps, few and far between, probably. Yet to list any of them here to explain the obvious contradiction of saying one thing to prevent another thing, yet the other thing happens anyway, because I never get around to saying what I intended to say, seems as foolish as collecting and saving enough money to buy something going on sale the next day. The next day comes and goes, and without any reasonable explanation, I never take advantage of this sale, and never buy what I intended to buy.

While I don’t use a pressure cooker to cook chicken and dumplings, like my mom and dad used to do; lately, I need be neither chicken nor dumplings to feel what those foods must have felt. In order to release some of this pent-up pressure, I knew I needed to step back for a more panoramic view – a “forest for the trees” type of action. What better way to do this than with a “sit?” I didn’t do it. Why not? Not enough time. Therefore, if the idea I came up with: writing an additional post devoted to describing what I had already written and not published – as noted above – would be ideal, because inserting it as my Week 12 post fits the MIU definition. It would also help me avoid the “three gutter” rule designed to make it readily apparent how close I was to engaging the “FOUR WEEKS WITHOUT PUBLISHING” rule. It’s violations of this that result in names being taken off the MKE Blogroll. Oddly enough, despite how much this additional post was needed, it never even made it to the drafting table.

Now, I really needed something quick, and I needed it fast. In the business world we have today, where the fast eat the slow, if any value were to come from the time and effort I had already put forth; then I’d better giddyup; or whatever I be sending won’t meet my publishing expectations, thus have a chance to be harmonically in tune with what I’d like to call a happy ending!

“Ho, ho, ho!”

“Who’s that?”

“Just call me Santa’”

“Why?”

“For my question.”

“Question?”

“Have you checked your word count lately? No need to answer. 568, without adding in either this “Ho, ho, ho, dialogue, or your new preamble!”

 

SUDDENLY, EVERYTHING BECOMES SILENT UNTIL

 

When it comes to speed, the following article, while it may make finding MKE relevance a stretch, it is, otherwise, self-explanatory. For now, although not as funny as a cartoon, I humbly hope you may find it as entertaining as just about anything else you’ve ever seen or heard during the typical movie theater intermission:

It’s well known that Jamaican sprinter and 100m world record holder, Usain Bolt, is the fastest human on Earth. But how does he compare to his speedy animal counterparts? Bolt’s world record of 9.58 seconds for the 100m race in Berlin 2009 (as shown in the video above) places him at a top speed of 30 mph with an average speed of 23.5 mph. However, these six animals listed from slowest to fastest, leave him in the dust, reaching double and even triple the top speeds that Bolt would only dream of ever achieving. When it comes to speed efficiency, Bolt could learn a thing or two from his furry friends.

1. North African Ostrich

North African Ostriches are the fastest birds on land. Their ability to reach up to speeds of 40 mph allows them to outrun predators, which makes up for their inability to fly. They’re also incredibly amusing to watch.

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 2. Greyhound

There’s a reason why greyhound racing exists. The long and lean body of a greyhound, allows it to extend its body and cover more ground. Only a little faster than the North African Ostrich, greyhounds can reach a top speed of 43 mph.

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3. THOROUGHBRED RACEHORSE

The fastest thoroughbred racehorse has reached top speeds of 55mph, almost double that of Usain Bolt’s 100m world record top speed. However, thoroughbred’s aren’t just fast, they’re also known for their stamina and can maintain a pace of 16 mph for 60 miles. Talk about the ultimate ultra marathoner.

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4. PRONGHORN

Often confused with its cousin the springbok, the pronghorn has evolved interlocking joints that make it unable to jump. However, this same evolutionary adaptation has made it an extremely efficient runner. The pronghorn can consume between six to 10 liters of oxygen per minute, which is five times faster than most mammals its size. This in turn allows them to burn more oxygen and reach tops speeds of 55 mph.



 5. CHEETAH

Sarah, a cheetah residing at the Cincinnati zoo is undoubtedly the fastest of all land mammals. On June 20, 2012 she ran 100m in 5.95 seconds with a top speed of 61 mph. That’s nearly 4 seconds faster than Bolt’s 100m world record and more than double his top speed.

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6. PEREGRINE FALCON

Although not a land animal (and perhaps harder to compare a flying bird to a human running on foot) the Peregrine Falcon’s prowess in speed is mind blowing. If Bolt were to choose to be any animal, it would be the Peregrine Falcon. Faster than a sports car, this small predator can reach up to a top speed of 161 mph. That’s five times faster than Bolt’s top speed.

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 AFTER A STANDING OVATION,

BROUGHT BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND A THIRD TIME

MKMMA — WEEK 11 — WHAT ELSE CAN A MIU DO?

THE MASTER KEY MASTERMIND ALLIANCE can take you far – as far as your imagination is able – and most likely farther than you can imagine! Imagine that, Molly, Moe, or Mable! Speaking of which, when it comes to mastermind partners to have at your table, Stephen Serna is my Clark Gable, and Fawn Christianson my Betty Grable!

MY MKMMA WEEK 10 POST ENDED LIKE THIS:

Anyone who does not publish a post three weeks running, miss a fourth week, and they’re out.

They’re out in the sense their name is taken off the blogroll!

And though it’s the goner himself who really notices, it’s still quite a toll!

It means you are out of harmony with the rest of the MKMMA crowd,

And though in their ears mostly, it’s a moan and rather loud!

Since a rotten tooth when extracted can “pumpkinize” any grill,

A root canal — although more costly — eliminates this possibility, and we gladly pay the bill!

Turns out the 3 gutter is brand-new Rover doctrine that very few have seen;

Until my MIU comment that is, even non-bloggers recognize me now  — IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN 

Cherry Avenue by Hiro Nakajima

THE FOLLOWING DEMONSTRATES ANOTHER WAY MIU’S A.K.A. MULTI-INSERTION UNITS CAN PLAY A ROLE IN MOST BLOG POSTS.

Today, I’ve chosen to republish an old blog post. Actually, only a portion of this blog post.

Either way, part or parcel, MIU’s , not only make things quicker and easier, but also, even though it is just a part of the whole, since there is now just this single focus, what went unrecognized before, is noticed now — possibly resulting in my selection having more value than the much larger post it came from. Think of it as the harvesting of viable organs used to save the lives of those recipients requiring organ transplantation.

The following piece that is approximately 450 words comes from Week 8, it lay buried near the end of this post — which is approximately five times as big — and yearns for the touch of more focused exposure, As well it might, when up to this opportunity, it survived as a seed never warmed by any light!”

I could say the following story is about happiness, even though it doesn’t mention that word a single time. “Why worry? Be happy!” Hint, hint hint. Combined with the LAW OF DUAL THOUGHT, which means the mind can only entertain one thought only, and since “Why worry? Be happy!” implies choice; i.e., we get to choose whether we want to worry or to be happy, the answer is obvious. We merely need to think it, and we are it – and since worried thoughts are never happy ones, who lets them into the equation without our okay? Obviously, we are the ones thinking them, so…? S

Who cares about who, how, when, where, and why, if that means  the same as opening the shade to let the darkness in? Better yet, while these questions may need. answering – why now? They don’t! Therefore, how beneficial would it be to have an automatic pilot programmed to take us to our destination, completely oblivious to the size of the storm raging all around, or whatever else kept us in delay sitting on the ground.

DETACHMENT IS THE KEY!

THE AUTOPILOT MODE

Detachment is the key to achieving the auto-pilot mode. It prevents the past and future from leaking in. Thus every second can thus be devoted to only our “now” moments of being happy. Once again, detachment frees the mind held captive by past and future concerns,. Not only this, but also, we tend to free ourselves enough for “It’s all good,” to begin making more sense. We can feel the difference, and that’s much more tangible than mere thoughts, or something that just sounds good on paper. Our thoughts combined with strong emotions create our beliefs. We know it is “all good!” War, Hitler, murder, incense, robbery, were/are, obviously bad – very bad – yet, we in the MKE program realize, they are or were nonetheless, opportunities in disguise — with the degree of how horrific directly related to the kind of opportunity, and its size,.

FREEING OURSELVES FROM THE OUTCOME

The second example involves a person called Guramayi Chidvilasananda. She is telling a story that goes something like this.

Get to the A soldier and a businessman – actually, he may have been a labor of some sort. I don’t recall. Not important. These two individuals are talking and laughing as they walk down the road in the countryside somewhere. They come upon a shop, and they go in. The shopkeeper has many items for sale, so, they look around to find something(s) each would like to buy. A sword on display catches the soldiers eye, so he asks the shopkeeper how much it costs. “100 rubles.” The soldier answers “That’s too high.” I will give you 60 rubles for it and no more.” The shopkeeper insists “100 rubles is a good deal, I won’t go a ruble lower.” “I won’t buy it then,” says the soldier, and he heads for the door. Before the soldier gets to the door, the shopkeeper says “Okay, okay, you can have the sword for 60 rubles. The soldier pays shopkeeper the 60 rubles and walks out with the sword.

The businessman/labor/? absolutely adores a vase that is also on display. Having witnessed what had just transpired involving his soldier friend and the shopkeeper, asks “how much for the vase?” “80 rubles.” “That’s too high,” I will give you 50 rubles for it, and not a ruble more.” The shop keeper is adamant regarding the selling price, just as he was with the soldier. Our friendly says he won’t buy it then, and heads for the door – thinking, at any moment, the shopkeeper and would stop him and agree to the lower price. He keeps walking, and blocking, and pretty soon he’s outside the shop, perplexed.

After walking over to his friend, the soldier, he describes what had just transpired. How he had done exactly what the soldier done, yet it didn’t work.

The soldier simply said “when I told the shopkeeper I would not buy it at his price, the shopkeeper new I was telling the truth.” The soldier continues, in your case, “he could smell your desire. He knows how much you want the vase, and you will be returning to the shop someday soon to buy it at his price.”

These are two examples of that wonderful state called, “detachment.” Do you see how the 7-Day Mental Diet can help us to attain this state? As long as we are unduly influenced by our inner and/or outer state, can we ever be truly happy? A person so filled with the negative things going on in the world, cannot help but be saddened or otherwise bothered some way. In fact, by spending too much time and energy worrying about such things, can actually help to perpetuate the very thing that is disliked.

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 BROUGHT BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

RED MOON RISING IS SUPERMOON!

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MKMMA WEEK 10 — AN MIU MISSION IS REVEALED!!

THE MASTER KEY MASTERMIND ALLIANCE can take you far – as far as your imagination is able – and most likely farther than you can imagine! Imagine that, Molly, Moe, or Mable! Speaking of which, when it comes to mastermind partners to have at your table, Stephen Serna is my Clark Gable, and Fawn Christianson my Betty Grable!

MY MKMMA WEEK 9 POST ENDED LIKE THIS:

Excellent question! Hold that thought for a moment. I need to stop and check my word count. For anyone unfamiliar, MS Word for Windows, which is a program included in MS office, counts the number of words for you. You can see this running total in the bottom left corner of your monitor screen. If you are once again asking yourself “why?” I want you to know there is no absolute rule; however, it is generally agreed that between 300-500 words is the ideal length to gain reader attention, interest, and retention (or is it 500-700 words? I need to check on that.)

At any rate, the word count up to the beginning of the last paragraph is 534. That simply means I must end here – and rejoin my story in Week 10. However, you will not need to wait a week, as you will soon see.

Well, it did take me longer than I thought,

As into the whirlwind of the holidays I was caught!

While there is something to be said for the 3-5 or 5-7, which ever it might be;

Quantity to meet a quota is fine, however, quality is the first priority!

Say there are 5 or 10 student bloggers just as far behind – more or less – as me.

If I can influence in some non-influential way, there’s a better course to see!

Let us say for now they all want to catch up quick and easy.

I could show them the quickest and easiest of them all – though always downright cheesy!

It’s called the “one-liner” should anyone ask,

And it reminds me of “the loaner” if you’ve ever seen THE MASK.

There is the tangible requirement each student needs to satisfy,

And MKMMA is so flexible, the one-loaner, I mean one-liner can get us by!

However, as you already know, “getting by” just don’t cut it, and I’ll tell you why.

A blogger can clog along and dog it and halfheartedly apply,

Yet a Rover – and most readers – won’t applaud it, unless you’re shooting for the sky!

A Rover is a guide, and must follow the same primary directive –

If “The best influence is no influence,” can a Rover be effective?

Most MKE students who are publishing posts when due,

Require just a gentle nudge, and words of encouragement need be just a few.

The Rover’s role was never meant to ever show the way,

So simple it would be to do nothing, for they would be okay.

Now can you think of a way I can use what you’ve already read,

To extrapolate this MIU’s mission from the words that I said?

To read and comment on students published posts is, of course, required;

And, as already noted, in the alliances much the same desired.

There are two approaches I have found to fulfill this noble quest,

And I leave it to you to decide which of the two is best.

By and far, the vast majority that carry out this guide’s given job,

Come with words of encouragement for anyone found lacking in each alliance mob.

I have done that many times, and always feel fulfilled,

Though the audience is small, I am a happy bird who got the chance and trilled!

And yes there is a second way that so seldom I have seen,

I think belongs on The Road Less Traveled; so, let me tell you what I mean.

To create a single comment scripted with the Blog Rovers role in mind;

For each and every alliance group with universal appeal designed.

For instance, in the blog roll realm, there is something I call the “3 gutter ball” warning shout.

Anyone who does not publish a post three weeks running, miss a fourth week, and they’re out.

They’re out in the sense their name is taken off the blogroll!

And though it’s the goner himself who really notices, it’s still quite a toll!

It means you are out of harmony with the rest of the MKMMA crowd,

And though in their ears mostly, it’s a moan and rather loud!

Since a rotten tooth when extracted can “pumpkinize” any grill,

A root canal — although more costly — eliminates this possibility, and we gladly pay the bill!

Turns out the 3 gutter is brand-new Rover doctrine that very few have seen;

Until my MIU comment that is, do you now know what I mean?

 

 

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And so as we near another brand new year,

it seems quite the trend it’s Pentatonix that we hear!

And as one of the last things we might see,

I suggest Afremov it might be!