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Right Here, Right Now

Monday, November 24, 2014      17 comments

"You are free to believe what you choose, and what you do attests to what you believe." Just between me, you and the gate post I hate reading that line. It pops up in my morning reading 3 or 4 times a year. Maybe Jesus said it better: ... Read more

Wearing Blinders

Thursday, November 20, 2014      24 comments

Do you know the reason they put blinders on race horses? It's so they don't become distracted or discouraged by the performance of the other horses on the track. They can only see their finish line and run towards it. Yes, I know, we're no... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Staying the Same Isn't a Bad Thing

Tuesday, November 18, 2014      188 comments

I didn't lose any weight last week but I didn't gain any weight either. A few years ago this would have devastated me, but it dawned on me that I was looking at it through a "glass half empty" mind set. I did SOMETHING right this past week... Read more

Perceptions and My Health.

Monday, November 17, 2014      14 comments

It's a scary realization. It's the moment you discover that most of what goes on in your life is about 100 millimeters beyond your control. The things you spend your life working so hard, to lasso, hog tie and stow away have been and always... Read more

Touching Base

Sunday, November 16, 2014      13 comments

Hello all. Thank you for all the Goodies and the notes of concern. I am doing just fine, TYVM, lol. Busy but fine. So here is whats going on in my world. My Mom: If you've ever known someone with Alzheimer's then you know it is scary and ... Read more

Precious Joys

Wednesday, October 29, 2014      20 comments

I woke up in a foul mood this morning. It was a culmination of all the small things building up inside of me and setting the stage for a rotten and foul morning. I wont go ... Read more

Little Treasures

Tuesday, October 28, 2014      17 comments

It's hard to see my mom waste away. This was a strong creative woman who was an artist, in a number of mediums --- We grew up with a kiln in our basement and paints and swatches of cloth all over the house. Yet the gift I received from my mom, a... Read more

There Is Always Hope

Sunday, October 26, 2014      26 comments

Joan and I are visiting my mom in Wisconsin this weekend. It is hard to imagine and experience a woman who was so strong minded and creative, slowed by Alzheimer's. But as the 10th century mystic Meister Ekhart said "Oh the depths." We were... Read more

A Lesson In Perseverance

Saturday, October 25, 2014      20 comments

My grand daughter ran in the state elementary school cross country meet this morning. She was in the top 3 finishers at her school so they put her on a bus and sent her 100 miles to the east to compete against a whole bunch of other kids in 3rd,... Read more

This Is a Novel Approach...........

Sunday, October 19, 2014      21 comments

I am not sure where I heard or read the following story but I thought it was worth sharing. There is a community of people in the South Pacific who handle mistakes made by a member by placing them in the center of the circle. Community me... Read more

I'm Tired of Failure, Aren't You?

Friday, October 17, 2014      23 comments

It's not what you think. Every time I open a social media platform any more I am bombarded with pictures, phrases and sayings about over coming my failures, moving on, fighting the good fight........... You get the picture. Failure, ... Read more

Life Is a Long Journey, Isn't It?: Where I've Been & Why I've Been There

Monday, October 13, 2014      29 comments

Did you ever accomplish something you were so darned proud of that you just couldn't wait to share it with the world? The hard work, the effort you invested in yourself and your goal just about made you burst at the seams? Deep inside you ... Read more

Need Additional Prayers

Tuesday, September 30, 2014      32 comments

Just about the time they got all settled at home and my grandson was happy to have both mom and dad home together on a Monday, my daughter-in-law received a phone call that her dad had been in an automobile accident in Indianapolis. He was drivi... Read more

Update on My Grandson

Monday, September 29, 2014      29 comments

Son and daughter-in-law spent all of yesterday at the hospital. They decided around 10 AM to knock him out,do a control "pop" on his two blisters, medicate the wound sights really good and send him on his merry way. He had to wait until 4:30 pm ... Read more

Prayers For My Grandson

Saturday, September 27, 2014      33 comments

I'd like to ask this community for prayers, intentions, healing love -- what ever you feel compelled to give, for my grandson Reid. He sustained 2cd degree burns to both palms at daycare yesterday. They had the kids outside and allegedly R... Read more


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