Thursday, June 30, 2016

Throw back Thursday -- Do you remember the 1964 Pontiac GTO? -- Shared by Palm Springs Guru

Do you remember the 1964 Pontiac GTO?


Some say, and the Palm Springs Guru agrees, that this car kicked off the muscle car era.

I owned my 1964 Pontiac GTO for years and enjoyed racing it. It was the most exciting car I ever drove.

I sold the car but, I am happy to report that, it is alive and well with the new owner.

I expect to see the car this summer and, hopefully, take  one last ride in it.

Friday, June 24, 2016
Palm Springs Guru believes in gratitude. I believe it may be the ultimate expression humans can experience.

Take time, right now, and be grateful for three things, events, or people in your life.

Practice gratitude every day. I recommend you begin and end each day by expressing your gratitude for the things, events or people in your life.

For example, enjoy Palm Springs; the perfect place to visit, shop, dine, stay work, play, relax, refresh and rejuvenate.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Flag Day -- June 14, 2016 -- Shared by Palm Springs Guru

YOUR PHOTOS: Celebrate the 239th birthday of ‘Old Glory’ on Flag Day 

Posted 4:41 AM, June 14, 2016 by Kylee Wierks - Web Producer, and our friends at

Updated o4:49 am June 14, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 14, 2016) — Flag Day is celebrated every year on June 14, and it honors the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777.
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day.
The national flag of the United States of America consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton bearing fifty small, white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows of six stars alternating with rows of five stars.
The design of the flag has been changed 26 times since it was first adopted in 1777. The 48-star version did not change for 47 years until the 49-star version became official on July 4, 1959. The 50 star flag was introduced on August 21, 1959.
Additionally, the U.S. Army was founded on June 14, 1775 when the Continental Congress authorized enlistment of riflemen to serve the United Colonies for one year.
If you’re looking for an educational and fun Flag Day activity, head to Southport for its annual Flag Retirement Ceremony at 7:30 p.m. When the United States flag becomes worn, torn, faded, or badly soiled, it needs to be replaced with a new flag and the old should be “retired” with dignity and respect.
More than 600 U.S. flags will be properly retired, and they will pay tribute to those who serve and have served in the United States Military. Local Boy Scout troops will be on hand to help with the ceremony.
Do you have a flag waving outside your home? If so, we want to see a picture!

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Thank you Kylee Wierks - Web Producer, and our friends at

The Palm Springs Guru joins the people in Palm Springs, the greater Palm Springs area, the Coachella Valley and all across America in celebrating Flag Day.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Monday Motivation -- Shared by Palm Springs Guru

Top 30 Greatest Muhammad Ali Quotes

Muhammad Ali QuotesOne of the greatest fighters ever to lace them up was Muhammad Ali, formerly known as Cassius Clay. He’s a legendary sportsman and showman, and was never short on words.
Not only was Ali was part of an era where the best consistently fought the best, but it was also a time where political and racial divide was prevelant, perhaps even more so than today. His strong stance on many sensitive issues caused controversy but made him an inspirational figure for years to come.
You can almost feel his emotions echo through his words. Here are 30 of the greatest Muhammadi Ali quotes.
1) “You’re my opposer when I want freedom; You’re my opposer when I want justice; You’re my opposer when I want equality; You won’t even stand up for me in America for my religious beliefs and you want me to go somewhere and fight, but you won’t even stand up for me here at home!”When challenged by a student on his refusal to fight in the Vietnam war.
2) “If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologize.”
3) “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. Your hands can’t hit what your eyes can’t see.”
4) “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'”
5) “To make America the greatest is my goal, so I beat the Russian and I beat the Pole. And for the U.S.A. won the medal of gold. The Greeks said, ‘You’re better than the Cassius of old.'”
6) “I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.”
7) “At home I am a nice guy: but I don’t want the world to know. Humble people, I’ve found, don’t get very far.”
8) “Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams – they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do – they all contain truths.”
9) “Friendship is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.”
10) “To be able to give away riches is mandatory if you wish to possess them. This is the only way that you will be truly rich.”
11) “Ain’t no Vietcong ever called me Nigga!”On his refusal to fight in the Vietnam war.
12) “I’m a bad man!”
13) “Whatever truculent means, if that’s good then I’m that.”After being called truculent by a reporter.
14) “I don’t care how small the ring is, I’ll fight that chump in a telephone booth.”
15) “Look at me. Look at my nose, perfect shape; lips, face. Now I’m not boasting, but it’s hard to be humble when you’re as pretty as I am.”
16) “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”
17) “You think it’s easy, come take his position. You’ll find out that I’m a witty person and it’s kinda hard to talk to a person like me.”On the Michael Parkinson show in 1974.
18) “It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.”
19) “Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer.”
20) “I told ya! I’m the champion of the world! All of you bow! All of my critics crawl!”
21) “I said “man, this is the wrong place to get tired”.”On his fight with George Foreman.
22) “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
23) “I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalised a brick; I’m so mean I make medicine sick.”
24) “They fear, and they’re weary. It looks dangerous to them, but it’s not really that dangerous to me. – Ali’s response to when people tell him to stop boxing. This was Ali’s last interview on the Parkinson show just before he had one last fight.”
25) “I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.”
26) “I’m gonna whoop George Foreman, and I’m gonna whoop him of all places in Africa in the Congo, where the Lumumba boys are!”Referencing ‘The Rumble in the Jungle’ fight.
27) “A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.”
28) “I don’t get hit. I’m the fastest thing on two feet man!”
29) “My conscience won’t let me go shoot my brother or some darker people or some poor hungry people in the mud for big powerful America.”
30) “My way of joking is to tell the truth. That’s the funniest joke in the world.”

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The Palm Springs Guru says "Thank you!" to Samuel Ha and our friends a for this outstanding article.