I have a lot to say about the world in my fascist state (too much, if the truth be told). But I’m just standing on the shoulders of giants — I owe a huge debt of gratitude to all those smart-ass social commentators who came before me, inspiring me with their caustic wit. Let me issue a formal “thank you” to anyone out there who’s turned a humorously bad attitude and penchant for complaint into a successful career — those of you who make a living by publicly dissecting societal foolishness, pointing out all the ways that we humans manage to be our own worst enemies. You rock!
While I can’t even begin to list all the satirists and comedians who’ve shaped my worldview, I’d like to pay homage to the father of modern sarcasm — by posthumously appointing George Carlin as official-sage-and-guru-in-perpetuity for The Church Of Ramona. I’ll admit that I was less a fan of his “hippy-dippy” era than his later “a-place-for-my-stuff” and “little-things-we-share” phases. His observations about daily life are so true they’re almost scary — but his best material was aimed at government stupidity, social mindlessness, and corporate greed. Whether the man was discussing war, abortion, discrimination, national debt, religion, or unbridled consumerism — Carlin always hit the nail on the head. Usually while hammering it directly into a cultural sore spot and jamming that spike in as hard as he could!
My pal Geaaaaahge (you have to imagine him saying that in a thick south Boston accent) was unafraid to tackle controversial issues, managed to be both astute and obnoxious, and always encouraged you think while he made you laugh. No one spoke the truth (or cut through the crap) better, and his words are wisdom to live by. It was a sad, sad day when we lost him, but he will live on forever through his insights. Here’s an ever-expanding list of “blessings” from Father George — with new ones added weekly. I hope that these allow you to go off and live your life as a more enlightened being.
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Ramona Creel is an award-winning 15-year veteran organizer and member of the National Association Of Professional Organizers. As well as having birthed “The A-To-Z Of Getting Organized,” Ramona is also the author of “The Professional Organizer’s Bible: A Slightly Irreverent And Completely Unorthodox Guide For Turning Clutter Into A Career”—and the creator of more than 200 “quick-start” business tools and templates for use by productivity professionals. She writes seven different blogs, has worked with hundreds of clients, and has delivered scores of presentations on getting organized. Ramona resides on the roads of America as a full-time RVer—living and working in a 29-foot Airstream. Learn more at and RamonaCreel.com.
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