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Sometimes There Is Not Much To Say

Saturday, October 30, 2010      23 comments

I met Perry when he was in the third grade. He knocked on our door one Saturday morning and asked for a piece of paper so he could do his homework. He had, on his face, what I have always called an ďaward winning smile.Ē That is my first memory... Read more

Once You Get Your Plane Through The Clouds...... (video blog)

Saturday, October 30, 2010      8 comments

Just remember, that after the thunderstorm there is always a rainbow.... Read more

For The Long Haul

Wednesday, October 27, 2010      17 comments

When I walked in the living room with her breakfast this morning Joan looked up at me and said. ďI just realized something.Ē The World Series starts tonight and I donít believe you have written one blog referencing baseball--- ever!!Ē She ... Read more

A Must Read For Men: Doing Our Part

Tuesday, October 26, 2010      24 comments

This blog has nothing to do with diet or exercise. Itís an observation from the male point of view. I am a good husband. I didnít say perfect, I said good. Iíve been married for over thirty six years and other than the normal tiffs we have ... Read more

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

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