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Seven Months Sparking: Falling Down and Getting Back Up

Monday, July 26, 2010      33 comments

About a month ago I began acting like I was on a diet. Every morsel of food that went in my mouth was weighed (No pun intended!!!) against what the dreaded scale might say every Sunday morning. I could go on and on but suffice to say I was drivi... Read more

The "Real World" ?????

Thursday, July 22, 2010      17 comments

I was reading the newspaper at lunch about a man who had been coaching little league for the past twenty years. Testimonies to his coaching ability said his greatest asset was preparing people “for the real world.” This has always bothered me. W... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Thirty Six Years of Marriage and My True Inspiration

Tuesday, July 20, 2010      56 comments

I have come to admire a lot of people in my life but none more so than my wife. I bring this up because of the hope chest in our bedroom. We finally moved it from the window to the foot of our bed. My daughters said they had never seen its inter... Read more

Fear, The Final Frontier

Monday, July 19, 2010      27 comments

“If you want to take your mission in life to the next level, look inside. Abolish your fears and raise your commitment level to the point of no return, and I guarantee you that the champion within will propel you towards victory.” Bruce Jenner ... Read more

How I Learned About Balance Today

Sunday, July 18, 2010      26 comments

As he walked up the aisle he shuffled a bit and reached one hand out to steady himself on a pew. He bowed before the altar rather than kneeling. When he prayed his words came out a bit haltingly. At times he seemed a little bit confused. Our p... Read more

For Those who Asked: A Movie Review

Sunday, July 18, 2010      16 comments

Joan and Katie went shopping, Maggie was at work. It was ninety degrees and I was not about to work in the yard. That means movie time!!! I went to see The Sorcerers Apprentice. Before you read my review you have to understand two really i... Read more

Finding Your Stride

Thursday, July 15, 2010      10 comments

I publish a blog periodically for my clients and i have to admit it's been four months since I have updated it. I did so this morning. The topic of my blog is a direct result of what I have learned here at Spark People. I have posted the link to... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Starting Over: The Greatest Gift We Have

Wednesday, July 14, 2010      33 comments

The greatest gift we have ever received happens every morning when I open my eyes. As we plant our feet on the ground before us lays a fresh canvas, blank and unpainted upon. There are no errors, no mistakes, no wrong colors, just a canvas waiti... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Living Is An Activity

Tuesday, July 13, 2010      136 comments

From time to time, it’s a good idea if you heed your own words. A few weeks ago in a blog I said the following, “You deserve only the best and should not only expect it but in most cases demand it.” That resonated with me so well that I posted i... Read more

Defining Ourselves (video blog)

Monday, July 12, 2010      12 comments

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Getting Better All The Time (video blog)

Friday, July 09, 2010      32 comments

Every day in every single way, I am getting better and better. Some days I have to look harder than others to find it... Read more

The Wisdom of A Child

Thursday, July 08, 2010      44 comments

One thing I look forward to when my granddaughter comes to visit is the walks she and I take. Yesterday morning we talked a bit about her starting school next month. She’s worried kids won’t like her because she has red hair. I told her red hai... Read more

Uhm, We're Not In High School, Are We?

Wednesday, July 07, 2010      43 comments

I received A Spark Mail from a friend today wondering why they were not "featured" as a friend on my Spark Page. After going "huh?" a few times I found out that you can actually rank your Spark Friends to put the people you contact most right ou... Read more

What Spark People Means To Me Part Two

Wednesday, July 07, 2010      25 comments

My phone rang yesterday afternoon and the voice on the other end was one I dreaded hearing. Everyone has a person like that in their lives. They are the person whom nothing ever seems to go right for. The whole world is blanketed in clouds and n... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What Spark People Means To Me

Tuesday, July 06, 2010      35 comments

A friend directed to me to a blog the other day that questioned the overall benefits of Spark People, specifically the reliance some people have on each other through online friendships. To be honest with you at first I was a bit peeved. I have ... Read more

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