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Opening Up My Journals

Monday, October 25, 2010      16 comments

Itís going to be at least three weeks before I can see my doctor. I ran into her at Kroger, early this morning and she is going to a medical conference in New York later today. That means itís going to be at least three weeks until I can get the... Read more

How I Found John Under The Hood of My Stove

Sunday, October 24, 2010      15 comments

My grandma (and yours too probably) said the road to hell was paved with good intentions. She was right then and she was right now. One of my kids always used to tell us, especially when they were angry that ďYouíre not the boss of me.Ē They wer... Read more

Taking A Time Out: Day 1 Entry 1

Saturday, October 23, 2010      19 comments

Starship log.... A friend of mine had the rare opportunity to spent two weeks in a Buddhist monastery. After he got settled he met a monk in a courtyard by a well. The monk handed him a bucket and pointed towards a small river that was dow... Read more

When It's Time For A Time Out

Friday, October 22, 2010      24 comments

My body aches. Itís not the debilitating, canít get out of bed ache. Itís weariness. My left knee is still a bit sore and early in the morning as I pad about the kitchen it throbs. The cuts are almost healed, only the deep ones jump up and bites... Read more

Fifty Things About Me

Thursday, October 21, 2010      11 comments

1. What time did you get up this morning? 6:10 AM 2. How do you like your steak? medium rare 3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Life As We Know It 4. What is your favorite TV show? Men of A Certain Age ... Read more

When All Else Fails (video blog)

Thursday, October 21, 2010      18 comments

Availible on Youtube @
?v=QVssVTeZdFI Please be advised. This vlog involves me singing!!!... Read more

Becoming Part of the "Ten Percent"

Wednesday, October 20, 2010      14 comments

Just one person taking action can inspire others to do the same. ~ Leslie C. Aguilar~ I live so much in the moment, so very much in ďthe today,Ē that I sometimes forget that all of that activity is laying the ground work for my future. Th... Read more

Update On My Dad

Tuesday, October 19, 2010      28 comments

There is a point in time where it dawns on you that the roles and their meanings have changed. The child becomes the parent and the parent becomes the child. Itís unsettling. You were raised to respect, honor and love your parents. They knew bes... Read more

"Dont Stop Believing"

Saturday, October 16, 2010      20 comments

My blog title this morning is one of the songs I use to warm up before I run. It not only gets my juices flowing, so to speak, but it gives me a really good reminder that I can do anything I choose to do. I began running May 8, 2010 when I... Read more


Friday, October 15, 2010      17 comments

I forgave Old John last night. It was the least comfortable thing Iíve done in quite some time. Truth be known I didnít want to go down this road. Allegorically my running in the last five months has produced more than health itís been a conveni... Read more

Taking What The Room Gives You

Thursday, October 14, 2010      14 comments

I am eternally fighting with myself. Itís not the knock, down, drag out sort of fight itís really more of a struggle to see who wins. Maybe itís safe to say itís often the battle between the heart and the mind. Because I tripped and fell t... Read more

Looking At "Thank You" In A Different Light.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010      17 comments

I was doing a bit of reading while I was waiting for a client to call earlier and I ran across something by Patrick Henry Reardon that really struck home. "Suppose for a moment that God began taking from us the many things we had failed to ... Read more

When It's Time For A Change

Wednesday, October 13, 2010      14 comments

Shortly before I joined Spark I switched gyms. It wasnít an easy decision. I had belonged to my gym for thirteen years and was on its Board of Directors for four of those years. I woke up one morning and realized that it was not meeting my needs... Read more

Special Me Revisited (video blog)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010      7 comments

Available on YouTube @
?v=09ORi2L7rp0... Read more

You Deal, You Heal

Monday, October 11, 2010      21 comments

We are indeed a very busy people!!! I think we have been conditioned to behave this way. Ē Pull this lever, push this button, put a smile on your face, feel better, now quickly get back on the tread mill with the rest of the mice and everythin... Read more

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