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Painful Wisdom

Tuesday, December 07, 2010      16 comments

One of the trainers at my gym was interviewed in our local newspaper. A comment he made caught my eye; “No pain, no gain,” he said. “Went out with leg warmers, if it hurts stop exercising!” I was standing at the door of the local immediate ... Read more

I'm My Own Best Friend or

Monday, December 06, 2010      16 comments

There was a fashion show in my living room yesterday afternoon. Both DD’s stopped by to share what they would be wearing during the holidays. I had the good sense to retreat downstairs and keep the NFL company for a while. When I did come upstai... Read more

Getting Square With Yourself (video blog)

Sunday, December 05, 2010      11 comments

Availible on YouTube @ http://www.youtube.com/watch
?v=Y6hss3YuEjg This Vlog has visual aids..........Go Me!!!... Read more

.......What Works For Me. What Works For You?

Saturday, December 04, 2010      28 comments

I received A Spark Mail the other day from someone I don’t know real well. The jest of what they wrote was to ask me to quit writing blogs that were, as they put it, “downers.” They told me I had a “great responsibility to other people,” and th... Read more

The Gift

Friday, December 03, 2010      16 comments

The first time I became aware of it was in Los Angeles International Airport. I had some time between flights and I was browsing the gift store. It was with all the other refrigerator magnets. You’ve probably heard it and read it a million times... Read more

This Mornings Vlog YouTube Address ............

Thursday, December 02, 2010      2 comments

Some of you wrote and said you couldnt open my Vlog this morning. I neglected to give you the YouTube address. Here it is http://www.youtube.com/watch
?v=M9_AnjDs3EY... Read more

You Are Courageous.............. Oh Yes You Are (video blog)

Thursday, December 02, 2010      18 comments

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One Day At A Time

Wednesday, December 01, 2010      17 comments

Joan is on vacation this week so we are headed to Louisville this morning and will not return until late afternoon or early this evening. I will be AFK. I did want to share my progress with you, though. I reached 75% of my goals yesterday.... Read more

Progress Versus Perfection

Tuesday, November 30, 2010      16 comments

One thing I’ve discovered on this journey is that I have this nasty streak of perfection inside of me that automatically quits and gives up if something is not done right the first time, bigger and better than anyone else, or accomplished quick... Read more

My Plan To Get Back On Track

Monday, November 29, 2010      25 comments

This blog is not going to be fun or inspirational. It may even be a bit dark and a tad bit depressing. So if you’re looking for light and fluffy today this is not the place to be. If you are interested in reading about how I plan to get back on ... Read more

The Book of Revelation and Why I Run

Sunday, November 28, 2010      16 comments

I have been lost for close to three months. I have been wandering around in some sort of haze trying to grasp on to some sort of stability in this journey and it feels like I am missing it by about five seconds. Just about the time I think I’ve ... Read more

How Many of These Books Have You Read?

Saturday, November 27, 2010      72 comments

How many of these books have you read? Recently the BBC published this list of books and suggested most people would have read no more than five of these in their lifetime. 1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen 2 The Lord of the Rings... Read more

I Am Learning To Adjust. That's A Big Step For Me

Friday, November 26, 2010      14 comments

There are a lot of lessons to be learned in this short tale, LOL. Lesson One: Thirty seven years of marriage doesnt mean you can read each others minds. As we gathered around the table yesterday Joan said to the kids "So you will all be in ... Read more

I'm Thankful For..........

Thursday, November 25, 2010      17 comments

Jen logged herself in. “It’s time,” she said. “We’re going up on the third floor today. ” The third floor is where the kinesis machines are. They are in a private room that doesn’t appear to be a torture chamber. It’s got nice wooden floors and... Read more

Blessed Failure

Wednesday, November 24, 2010      19 comments

My nephew Jim called last night. He’s Joan’s oldest sister’s oldest child. His dad died about ten years ago or so and since then whenever he has “issues” he calls me. His dad and I were close and I don’t think there is not a day that goes by th... Read more


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