What Do You Think?

July 1, 2010

I am approaching a crossroads in my life soon.  Soon I will be graduating college.  And I do not know what to do next.  I do not know whether to pursue a masters, take certain classes, or what I should do to pursue some potential career paths.  There are some possible options I am considering but I do not have a definite plan set up yet.

First of all let me tell you all what my professional passion is.  My passion is to help people on an emotional level through the entertainment.  There are three things I want to do as a profession.   I would like to potentiality sing, act, and host a television show.  Now I do not know if I will necessarily be involved in each of these professions.  But I could potentially see myself working in any or all of these occupations.  I find that each of these avenues reach people on an emotional level.  If the content of each of these professional endeavors are done in a positive level they can boost people’s spirits.  Of course these avenues are not replacement for professional counseling.  But these avenues can help people blow off some steam and make people feel happy.

I do not like seeing people sad.  I have seen people are sad.  And there sadness makes me sad for them.  That is why I want to get into the entertainment industry.  To make people feel happy.  To let people know that life is not so bad.  And they should not always take it so seriously.

The first job I want to talk about pursing is acting. The occupation I want to pursue more than any of the others is acting.  But I do not know how I should prepare of a potential career in acting.  I have limited experience but feel that I have a talent for it.  Should I go to acting school?  My home town is Raleigh, North Carolina.  Are there acting schools in that area?  What are the prerequisites for joining an acting school?  Are all of them auditioned base?  How do you prepare for an audition?

The second job I want to pursue is singing.  I would like to sing in a contemporary style either in a band, choir, or just sing by myself.  But I do not know how I would pursue a singing gig.  Should I start taking voice lessons, make a c-d demo, and tour coffee shops for a while?  I do not know what I should do.  But I know I love to sing.  You can touch a persons heart through song better than any other avenue.  And I would love to touch peoples hearts through a medium of communication that I enjoy using.

The final job I would like to pursue is hosting a television show.  The show would be similar to the late night shows on cable television.  But I would like to host the television show through the internet.  I can do or say whatever I want on the internet (within reason).  There are no media bigwigs saying I can or can not do this.  I suppose a sponsor would have some say in what goes on in the show, but their rulings would be less than working for a television rather than producing my own television show on the internet.

These jobs would be done to showcase God’s creativity through the arts through one of his vessels-myself.  If anyone has any advice as to how I should go about pursing these avenues please let me know.  Also, to learn about my professional experience, please take a look at my resume located on my website:  http://zachbuckler.com/resume.aspx.

Great Tip To Connect With People

May 31, 2010

Everyone Communicates Few Connect By John C.Maxwell

I am reading a book by leadership expert John C . Maxwell called Everyone Communicates Few Connect.  The book is filled with advice about how to connect with people both individually and in groups.  The best piece of advice in the book can be found on page 93, third paragraph.  The advice tells how you can connect with someone one-on-one by increasing your energy.  “If you’re looking for ways to increase the energy one-on-one, then do what Margaret and I have done with each other for many years:

*Write on a piece of paper the significant things that happen to you during the day.

*For important things, tell no one else before sharing it with this specific person.

*Take time each day to go over your lists with each other, which requires intentionality and energy.

This advice is so practical and is something people can start doing right away.   The hard part is consistently writing what you do down everyday and sharing it with the other person.  But what a fantastic way to be open with someone  and connect with them.


June 9, 2009

Lou Pritchet is a former vice president of Procter & Gamble whose career at that company spanned 36 years before his retirement in 1989, and he is the author of the 1995 business book, Stop Paddling & Start Rocking the Boat.

The New York Times refused to publish the letter since letter contains statements that were negative towads President Obama.

Dear President Obama:

You are the thirteenth President under whom I have lived and unlike any of the others, you truly scare me.

You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about you.

You scare me because I do not know how you paid for your expensive Ivy League education and your upscale lifestyle and housing with no visible signs of support.

You scare me because you did not spend the formative years of youth growing up in America and culturally you are not an American.

You scare me because you have never run a company or met a payroll.

You scare me because you have never had military experience, thus don’t understand it at its core.

You scare me because you lack humility and ‘class’, always blaming others.

You scare me because for over half your life you have aligned yourself with radical extremists who hate America and you refuse to publicly denounce these radicals who wish to see America fail.

You scare me because you are a cheerleader for the ‘blame America’ crowd and deliver this message abroad.

You scare me because you want to change America to a European style country where the government sector dominates instead of the private sector.

You scare me because you want to replace our health care system with a government controlled one.

You scare me because you prefer ‘wind mills’ to responsibly capitalizing on our own vast oil, coal and shale reserves.

You scare me because you want to kill the American capitalist goose that lays the golden egg which provides the highest standard of living in the world.

You scare me because you have begun to use ‘extortion’ tactics against certain banks and corporations.

You scare me because your own political party shrinks from challenging you on your wild and irresponsible spending proposals.

You scare me because you will not openly listen to or even consider opposing points of view from intelligent people.

You scare me because you falsely believe that you are both omnipotent and omniscient.

You scare me because the media gives you a free pass on everything you do.

You scare me because you demonize and want to silence the Limbaughs, Hannitys, O’Relllys and Becks who offer opposing, conservative points of view.

You scare me because you prefer controlling over governing.

Finally, you scare me because if you serve a second term I will probably not feel safe in writing a similar letter in 8 years.

Lou Pritchett

Talked to Tom Green

May 13, 2009

I talked to Tom Green through Skype Video on his Twitter Special episode.


Remarks by John McCain

November 5, 2008

November 5, 2008

Thank you. Thank you, my friends. Thank you for coming here on this beautiful Arizona evening.

My friends, we have — we have come to the end of a long journey. The American people have spoken, and they have spoken clearly. A little while ago, I had the honor of calling Senator Barack Obama to congratulate him on being elected the next president of the country that we both love.

In a contest as long and difficult as this campaign has been, his success alone commands my respect for his ability and perseverance. But that he managed to do so by inspiring the hopes of so many millions of Americans who had once wrongly believed that they had little at stake or little influence in the election of an American president is something I deeply admire and commend him for achieving.

This is an historic election, and I recognize the special significance it has for African-Americans and for the special pride that must be theirs tonight.

I’ve always believed that America offers opportunities to all who have the industry and will to seize it. Senator Obama believes that, too. But we both recognize that though we have come a long way from the old injustices that once stained our nation’s reputation and denied some Americans the full blessings of American citizenship, the memory of them still had the power to wound.

A century ago, President Theodore Roosevelt’s invitation of Booker T. Washington to dine at the White House was taken as an outrage in many quarters. America today is a world away from the cruel and prideful bigotry of that time. There is no better evidence of this than the election of an African American to the presidency of the United States. Let there be no reason now for any American to fail to cherish their citizenship in this, the greatest nation on Earth.

Senator Obama has achieved a great thing for himself and for his country. I applaud him for it, and offer in my sincere sympathy that his beloved grandmother did not live to see this day, though our faith assures us she is at rest in the presence of her creator and so very proud of the good man she helped raise.

Senator Obama and I have had and argued our differences, and he has prevailed. No doubt many of those differences remain. These are difficult times for our country, and I pledge to him tonight to do all in my power to help him lead us through the many challenges we face.

I urge all Americans who supported me to join me in not just congratulating him, but offering our next president our good will and earnest effort to find ways to come together, to find the necessary compromises, to bridge our differences, and help restore our prosperity, defend our security in a dangerous world, and leave our children and grandchildren a stronger, better country than we inherited.

Whatever our differences, we are fellow Americans. And please believe me when I say no association has ever meant more to me than that.

It is natural tonight to feel some disappointment, but tomorrow we must move beyond it and work together to get our country moving again. We fought as hard as we could.

And though we fell short, the failure is mine, not yours.

I am so deeply grateful to all of you for the great honor of your support and for all you have done for me. I wish the outcome had been different, my friends. The road was a difficult one from the outset. But your support and friendship never wavered. I cannot adequately express how deeply indebted I am to you.

I am especially grateful to my wife, Cindy, my children, my dear mother and all my family and to the many old and dear friends who have stood by my side through the many ups and downs of this long campaign. I have always been a fortunate man, and never more so for the love and encouragement you have given me.

You know, campaigns are often harder on a candidate’s family than on the candidate, and that’s been true in this campaign. All I can offer in compensation is my love and gratitude, and the promise of more peaceful years ahead.

I am also, of course, very thankful to Governor Sarah Palin, one of the best campaigners I have ever seen and an impressive new voice in our party for reform and the principles that have always been our greatest strength. Her husband Todd and their five beautiful children with their tireless dedication to our cause, and the courage and grace they showed in the rough-and-tumble of a presidential campaign. We can all look forward with great interest to her future service to Alaska, the Republican Party and our country.

To all my campaign comrades, from Rick Davis and Steve Schmidt and Mark Salter, to every last volunteer who fought so hard and valiantly month after month in what at times seemed to be the most challenged campaign in modern times, thank you so much. A lost election will never mean more to me than the privilege of your faith and friendship.

I don’t know what more we could have done to try to win this election. I’ll leave that to others to determine. Every candidate makes mistakes, and I’m sure I made my share of them. But I won’t spend a moment of the future regretting what might have been.

This campaign was and will remain the great honor of my life. And my heart is filled with nothing but gratitude for the experience and to the American people for giving me a fair hearing before deciding that Senator Obama and my old friend Senator Joe Biden should have the honor of leading us for the next four years.

I would not be an American worthy of the name, should I regret a fate that has allowed me the extraordinary privilege of serving this country for a half a century. Today, I was a candidate for the highest office in the country I love so much. And tonight, I remain her servant. That is blessing enough for anyone and I thank the people of Arizona for it.

Tonight, more than any night, I hold in my heart nothing but love for this country and for all its citizens, whether they supported me or Senator Obama, I wish Godspeed to the man who was my former opponent and will be my president.

And I call on all Americans, as I have often in this campaign, to not despair of our present difficulties but to believe always in the promise and greatness of America, because nothing is inevitable here.

Americans never quit. We never surrender. We never hide from history, we make history.

Thank you, and God bless you, and God bless America. Thank you all very much.


Biden to step down as Obama VP Nominee and Support John McCain Presidency

October 3, 2008

St. Louis, MO-Democratic Vice President nominee Joe Biden announced today that he would be stepping down as the Vice President nominee for the 2008 presidential election and would become a Republican . “After tonight’s debate with Sarah Paulin I realized that Barack and I do not stand any chance of winning the bid for the White House”

Biden went on to mention his decision to move from the Democrat party to the Republican party ” I realized that Sarah’s political stances made more sense than mine.” Biden then announced his full support of the McCain/Palin ticket saying “John McCain and Sarah Palin have my full support for becoming the next President and Vice President.”

(C) 2008 Fake News


September 8, 2008

Liveprayer.com founder Bill Keller examines the false theology of Fox News host Bill O’Reilly.