Well, three more months and we, (civilization) will be Kaput, Finis, Over and Done, Finito!!! The world as we know it will be no more… That is what “everyone” was saying at the beginning of this year. “The Mayans predicted the end of time, because their calendar only goes to December 21, 2012.”  Well, I have been given some information that may put an end to that theory. Are you ready? The Mayan calendar does not include leap years….Think about that! If their system of computing time had included leap years,(necessary to complete solar cycles) then the predicted “end of time” would have already happened, approximately 278 days ago.. SURPRISE! We’re still here! My theory on the Mayan calendar is this; the reason that they did not have any days after 12/21/12 is that they were too busy trying, unsuccessfully, to save their own asses from extinction, that they didn’t have time to include any more days on their “short-timer’s” calendar..You military or prison inmates,(or military prison inmates) know what I’m talking about..Wake up calls! Yup I can hear the Mayan calendar maker now…..”406,243 days and a wake-up!!”  So relax and start your Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, ‘Whatever You Call It’, shopping now. Yes, Santa Claus IS coming to town! And right on schedule..

     I wrote this in January of this year, before I had the above information. Just so you have a perspective on what I was thinking, if they were that smart, why didn’t they do a better job of saving their own civilization? Just pondering.. 

     Have a “stand-out” Sunday and many, many more,


Where Are They Now?



What lies in wait,

for us this year,

is there more hope,

than there is fear,

is there more laughter,

than there are tears,

is this really,

the last of years?


Are the portends false,

or are they true,

is this the year,

the earth is through?

I fear this not,

for I ask of you,

where went the Mayans,

if they knew?



Jack Downing

Jan. 2012



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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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2 Responses to 2012

  1. Beth Ann says:

    Well I just think it means that you need to live each day to the fullest and not have any regrets! Then whenever “it” happens you are good to go! 🙂

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