New Year, Same Ole Me | Danny's Universe

Happy New Year!  The year that was once only a distant number in science fiction movies, has finally arrived.  2020 is here. 

Many of us have certain things that we

My Visit To Osceola Cheese | Danny's Universe

If you are a cheese lover like me, I have a recommendation for you!  

There is a place in the middle of Missouri that makes, and sells a huge variety of cheese.

Star Wars / George Lucas Business Lessons | Danny's Universe

As a young boy, I LOVED Star Wars.  I mean I really loved it.  

I had the action figures, the ships, several play sets,  the trading cards, the 45 and 78 records...

When Did You Last Feel Like YOU? | Danny's Universe

When was the last time that you felt like You?

This may sound like a strange question to some, "Of course I am me! Who else would I be?"

I Tried Limburger Cheese | Danny's Universe

I was having lunch with some friends a while back, who were visiting from out of town.  

As we were enjoying each other's company over plates of Mexican food,

Petco and My Dog Story | Danny's Universe

Have you ever been to Petco?   I was there the other day, and...  First, a little history!
Watch Video of my Visit on YouTube Here.
They have changed and evolved a lot through the years.  The store we know

The Red Truck, The Wreath and a Christmas Tree

It seems that every time I turn around this Christmas season, I see a vintage red pickup truck with a wreath on the front, and a Christmas tree in the back.

Whether I am online or in a brick

Looks Can Be Deceiving | Danny's Universe

On a warm and sunny day in the early 1980s, a pretty, young lady was working at Kentucky Fried Chicken somewhere in the Midwest. 

This was in the olden days, way back

I Lost My What at Taco Bell | Danny's Universe

Have you ever had a feeling that something just wasn't right?  

Maybe you couldn't put your finger on it at the time, but it was a feeling just the same.

Are you raising a kid or an adult? | Danny's Universe

I recently read an article about college students needing "Adulting" Classes.  It would be easy to laugh at this, but I think it is actually needed. 

My opinion, is that these classes

When is it OK to Drink Your Own Kool-Aid? | Danny's Universe

The phrase mentioned in our title has an evil origin that we won't talk much about here.

Today's cultural definition, and how it pertains to you, is what we will concentrate on.

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished | Danny's Universe

I believe in doing good deeds that benefit other people.  
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It gives me a warm feeling in my heart to know that I've helped someone, especially if they didn't expect it

When To Help Others and When Not To | Danny's Universe

Today, many people say things without thinking them through to their natural conclusion.  
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When was the last time you heard someone say, "If it would only help

Bing Crosby, Peanut Brittle & Cigarettes | Danny's Universe

When I was young, I looked forward to Christmas from the time our school year started, until the big day finally arrived.  
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That period of time seemed to take

Are Your Loved Ones Sabotaging You? | Danny's Universe
Most of us believe that the people we care about, and surround ourselves with, want what we want.  

We believe they want us to succeed, and to be happy.

Breaking Up Is Smart To Do | Danny's Universe

Breaking up can be hard, but often worth it.

Since I am at least partially writing this blog as a way for my great, great, great grandchildren to learn about me,

Is It OK to Troll People? | Danny's Universe
I have a confession to make.
I LOVE trolling people.  Is it ok? 

Below you will find a few, good-natured stories that I hope will bring a smile to your face.

A $60 Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich | Danny's Universe

When the word "investment" comes up in a conversation about a peanut butter sandwich, you know you're going to have a story to tell later on.
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This is that story. 

Are Halloween & Christmas Good or Bad Holidays?

From the little I've read about the history of Halloween, I think it probably started out as a bad thing.
However, I have never known anyone personally to use it as a day to worship the devil.  On the

I'm Like A Sushi Roll, and So Are You | Danny's Universe

One of my all-time favorite foods is sushi!  Specifically, I enjoy salmon sushi.  I like it both fresh and smoked.  I also like sashimi a lot too.   
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The other day I visited a restaurant, and as I was