About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Maximizing Your Time In This Vale of Tears

Thanks to a long time subscriber for sending this calculator developed by Northwestern Mutual.  There are only thirteen common sense questions to answer that will help you decide whether or not you have the healthy habits that will maximize your time in this vale of tears.


  1. Why would you send m such a calculator????
    It told me that I only had 20 minutes to live!!!! lol lol
    Have a great Memorial Day Weekend & say Hi to Carol for me too!!!

  2. Have taken this test before....says my potential number of years is as many as 94!

  3. Dear Doug,

    What an excellent tool - please thank your friend for passing it along.