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Finding My Own Confidence 11 Months of Spark

Monday, November 15, 2010      20 comments

I’m starting a seminar for a client in Nashville tomorrow afternoon and I was finalizing everything with the event planner for the hotel the other day. Before we hung up she said to me “I don’t know if I could do what you do. You must have had a... Read more

Running and Life

Saturday, November 13, 2010      16 comments

I have been running since May 11, 2010 I started off inspired by a Spark friend who was running the Indianapolis half marathon while I was walking in a 5K walk here in town. Her enthusiasm, her commitment and her support was more than enou... Read more

The Emotional Eater In Me

Friday, November 12, 2010      25 comments

I don’t know about you but frustration, anger, envy ---- all those emotions we subscribe to “other people” have always been a thorn in my side when it comes to emotional eating. We don’t like to talk about our sordid journeys to the refrigerator... Read more

I'm Not FAT!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010      23 comments

We had to stand in line at Target for a while last night. Someone was waiting for a price check. It gave me an opportunity to look at the magazine rack to my immediate left. Slick and glossy covers stared back at me offering me advice on every a... Read more

Where Do I Focus My Energy? (video blog)

Tuesday, November 09, 2010      11 comments

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Me and Job

Sunday, November 07, 2010      17 comments

I was able to get to the gym yesterday afternoon and it was probably the most pleasant experience I had all week. I was able to run two and one half miles and my poor old body paid for the lack of activity over the past four days. I felt renewed... Read more

Forgeting Your Past and Answered Prayers

Saturday, November 06, 2010      24 comments

I have sat here for the last ten minutes trying to figure out a way to tell you about my week. I give up! Just let me say that you have had them too. The kind of week where you know you have a lot of challenges before it begins and then there ar... Read more

Blessed Failure

Monday, November 01, 2010      27 comments

“With each failure I encounter I am one step closer to reaching my ultimate goal(s)” Sounds really, really nice doesn’t it? Makes ya wanna print it out and hang it on your fridge, don’t it? Truth be told, we most likely believe something li... Read more

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 “award winning smile.” 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. “I just realized something.” The World Series starts tonight and I don’t believe you have written one blog referencing baseball--- ever!!” 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. It’s an observation from the male point of view. I am a good husband. I didn’t say perfect, I said good. I’ve 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

It’s 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 it’s 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 “You’re not the boss of me.” 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


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