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Sometimes We Don't Know.....

Thursday, February 10, 2011      25 comments

I never met Amandaís dad. If the weather breaks in the Western part of the state later today I am going to attend his funeral. I helped hire Amanda for a client of mine about five years ago and while I never knew her dad I knew he was a good man... Read more

No Matter How It's Packaged Stuffing Is Not Good For You

Wednesday, February 09, 2011      20 comments

When I joined Spark a little over a year ago I made a promise to myself that no matter how painful it was or how alone it made me feel I would never hide my feelings, my fears or my own self-doubts. If you read my blogs itís often like riding Sp... Read more

A Walking Meditation

Tuesday, February 08, 2011      16 comments

I was looking for some meditations last night. I would like to start meditating before I excercise because I have noticed I am not as realxed as I should be prior to excercise and I end up with all sorts of little aches and pains. Anyways.... Read more

The Angels Among Us

Sunday, February 06, 2011      20 comments

We went to Louisville yesterday to do a bit of shopping and to visit the kids who lived there. It's been a tense few days, given what happened late last week and I feel physically and emotionally drained. By yesterday afternoon I was weary of di... Read more

Very Numb Right Now

Friday, February 04, 2011      45 comments

A young friend took his life very early yesterday morning. There is no doubt in my mind that in some form or fashion the story will be carried nationally because of the circumstances surrounding it. The young man left his suicide note on Faceboo... Read more

The Scale Is Not Moving But I Am

Thursday, February 03, 2011      17 comments

I celebrated my one year anniversary here at Spark by resetting my weight ticker and establishing a new goal for 2011. Since then, as of this morning, I have lost a total of one half pound. I have lost so little the Spark ticker refuses to ackno... Read more

Working With My Running Coach Session One (video blog)

Wednesday, February 02, 2011      12 comments

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Getting It Backwards.... Sorta

Tuesday, February 01, 2011      14 comments

I participatded in a weekly discussion group last night on spirituality. It was my turn to go last this week because I went first the week before. I had a good hour to soak in other peopleís ideas and opinions. I noticed something as each person... Read more


Monday, January 31, 2011      17 comments

Perseverance. I do not believe in coincidence, not at all. I could sit here all morning and talk to you about the right thing happening at the right time and everything falling into place. Itís really not surprising. Positive attracts pos... Read more

Why You Are My Friend

Saturday, January 29, 2011      32 comments

The only thing I can figure out is that my appointment with God, His angels and His saints occurs between four and six am. I never get amazing insights during the day. It is only for a host a reasons that when I wake up that early, lie in bed le... Read more

I Am Learning To Love

Friday, January 28, 2011      14 comments

I hope this makes as much sense when you read it as it does in my head when as I am writing it. We are the most well intentioned people in the world here at Spark. We are supportive, encouraging and helpful. If I ever need advice on anythi... Read more

So......... Who Are We?

Friday, January 28, 2011      19 comments

I hadnít thought about Dave in a long time. Dave worked for me a few years back. There was never anything he couldnít do. When a job came open he thought heíd like, heíd apply for it. People would tell him he didnít have the education or the exp... Read more

The World I Create For Myself

Tuesday, January 25, 2011      36 comments

Five of us sat around an imaginary table last night and talked about our souls. We were from all over the world and brought to the table different forms of spirituality and methods of expressing them. At the end of our session the facilitator c... Read more

The Wisdom of Winter

Monday, January 24, 2011      18 comments

I struggle every January. I keep hoping and praying that through some extra ordinary miracle I will wake up and we will have by passed the cold, sleet and snow and the trees and flowers will be in full bloom and that means my demeanor will be th... Read more

My Mothers Prescription For Health

Sunday, January 23, 2011      27 comments

Joan and I were cleaning out a closet the other day when we ran across a box of old photos. Most of them were from when we were both younger and I was much thinner. When we were married in 1974 I weighed one hundred fifty seven pounds. I was twe... Read more

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