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Resist Nothing

Sunday, October 09, 2011      13 comments

I lie in bed last night and I began wondering about all the things I wonít think about. Maybe you know what Iím talking about? They are the thoughts that usually end with ďBut thatís the past and the past is the past.Ē Or ďLetís not go thereÖÖÖ.... Read more

My Wisdom?

Thursday, October 06, 2011      18 comments

I got more than one Spark mail asking me how I adjusted my meal plan last week to achieve an almost ten pound weight loss. For what it's worth here is some of my strategy: 1. I didn't try to lose weight I set up a plan to do what was right ... Read more

Gone For Good, I Hope

Tuesday, October 04, 2011      35 comments

I hung around mostly in the back ground the past week. Part of it was fear, part panic and part realization that if I didnít do something soon and quick, I would have regained ALL the weight Iíd lost in the past two years. Iíd ballooned to 303.... Read more

Finding Wisdom and Bliss

Monday, September 26, 2011      22 comments

If we are not careful, wisdom and bliss will team up, hunt us down and infect us with their own unique brand of mirth. Iím not quite sure what will happen then but I can imagine, just from my limited exposure, it will be a good thing. Last ... Read more

Letting Life Come To You

Thursday, September 22, 2011      19 comments

Awhile back someone crooned ďThe blues donít care whoís got emíĒ Iíd be lying if I told you I bounce out of bed each morning with a grin in my face and a song in my heart. Most days itís a bit of a struggle. My mind fills up quickly with everyth... Read more

With A Little Help From My Friends

Wednesday, September 21, 2011      22 comments

Tomorrow evening somewhere around seven Iíll be sworn in as president of our local chapter of The Optimistís International. I wasnít the first choice for this office. Three people turned it down and I said yes. The look on the election committ... Read more

My Attitude Determines My Altitude

Tuesday, September 20, 2011      22 comments

Iíll admit loud and clear that I am unabashedly a fan of Zig Ziglar. Oh the other motivational gurus are fine, but when I am in desperate need of a pick-me-up, a lift of the spirit or simply a kick in the butt, Old Zig is who I go to. Zig... Read more

A Matter of Perspective

Monday, September 19, 2011      20 comments

Our oldest son moved into a new home. Heíd lived in the same apartment for over ten years. You can imagine what he accumulated!! One bedroom was akin to entering an archeological dig. As we helped him sort through his collection, sitting in a co... Read more

Walking Up The Hill

Sunday, September 18, 2011      20 comments

First and foremost many thanks to those of you who took time out of your day to show me some love, encourage me and give me advice on dealing with my back and leg issues. I have not been absent from Spark this past week by design. I have been v... Read more

Learning To Deal

Monday, September 12, 2011      30 comments

Life is made up of events, both large and small that determine our outlook. No one ever has a free ride. It often seems that way, especially when we see ourselves standing at the bottom of a steep hill and everyone else is at the summit and appe... Read more

More Stuff............ Dad

Tuesday, September 06, 2011      28 comments

My dad went back in the hospital this morning. He felt very light headed and had the presence of mind to sit down before he feel. If I understood my sister correctly his heart rate was close to 170 and they are saying they need to sync it with h... Read more

Me and My Dad.......... Again

Monday, September 05, 2011      25 comments

My dad came home from the hospital on Saturday. He is doing okay. He sounds frail and admitted to me he is scared of falling again. Otherwise he is doing as well as an 87 year old with multiple health problems can. I see a neurosurgeon tomo... Read more

Some Good News

Thursday, September 01, 2011      27 comments

My dad had his pacemaker put in late yesterday afternoon. Everything went fine and he should be home at the latest on Monday. I havent spoken to him as of yet. I was traveling yesterday to prepare for a seminar I'll be conducting today on c... Read more

More News On Dad

Wednesday, August 31, 2011      28 comments

After all is said and done, along with adjusting his medication bot for his BP and his thyroid, the cardiologists have determined that he needs a pace maker. Because he is on blood thinners it may be a few days until his levels are at a point wh... Read more

More On My Dad And A Bit On Me

Monday, August 29, 2011      24 comments

Again I wanted to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers for my dad and give you a bit of an update. They determined the reason for his falling. He is suffering from atrial fibrillation. When he stands up his blood pressure drops about fi... Read more


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