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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I Will Run Again: Patience, Perseverance and Inspiration.

Monday, May 07, 2012      88 comments

That's me, September 26, 2010, right before I ran in my first 5K. If you want to know more about that day I wrote a blog entitled "What I Learned Going Up the Hill." I was ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Knock Three Times? Having Faith In The Process

Sunday, May 06, 2012      108 comments

The thunderstorm jarred me awake around 2:30 Saturday morning. After fifteen minutes, I was wide-awake. From experience I knew it would be a while before I drifted back to sleep. Rolling over on my back I listened to the thunder and lightning. ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Accepting The Challenge To Live My Life

Wednesday, May 02, 2012      112 comments

My sister told me I needed to hurry. She said dad was hanging on so he could say good-bye to me. Just an aside, the state police, especially the highway patrol don’t grasp the concept of “having to hurry.” Looking back, I was glad I had eight ho... Read more

Here's A Thought: Find A Friend (video blog)

Sunday, April 29, 2012      21 comments

If you cant view the video here it is availible on YouTube @ http://www.youtube.com/watch
?v=NeTDJeBH1pA... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts "Thank You" Is Only The Begining

Friday, April 27, 2012      137 comments

Larry’s been out of school for twenty years. He told me the last class he remembers was his PE class two days before he graduated from high school. You can imagine the adjustment. Larry was struggling with, English 101. Larry had to write compos... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts It Starts and Ends With Me (video blog)

Thursday, April 26, 2012      40 comments

If you cant view this video here it is also availible on YouTube @ http://www.youtube.com/watch
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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts "By An Inch It's A Cinch"

Monday, April 23, 2012      263 comments

Thank you Carl. It took twenty years for me to get. Every morning when I’d walk into your office sitting on your desk, was a simple message. “By an inch it’s a cinch. By a mile it’s a trial.” I looked at it every day for two years and its meani... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts One Voice

Sunday, April 22, 2012      213 comments

I was traveling a better part of last week which meant I had to play the food challenge game. This used to really bother me. I’d get all bent out of shape and mutter nasty invectives about the skinny people who wanted to stop at The All You Can ... Read more

Thanks To Each and All Of You

Wednesday, April 18, 2012      27 comments

I honestly do try to respond to all the blog comments, Spark Mails and Goodies I receive from all of you very wonderful people. In all honesty after a bit I get overwhelmed and my responses become a bit mechanical and from rote. If you have adde... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The No Fry Zone

Wednesday, April 18, 2012      262 comments

Everyone has them. They are trigger foods. Everyone around you can eat as much of it as they want and not gain a single solitary ounce. You and I, we put on five pounds just thinking about how good they taste. Worse yet, they lead us to other “l... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Thorn Beneath The Rose

Tuesday, April 17, 2012      350 comments

Our oldest daughter called last night and would I give her a ride to work today? As we drove she asked if I minded stopping at McDonalds. “Its tax relief day and sausage biscuits are only fifty nine cents!!!” I looked over at her for a moment a... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Fear Strikes Out (video blog)

Thursday, April 12, 2012      33 comments

If you cant view it here this video is availible on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch
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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts To Sparkers Old and New

Wednesday, April 11, 2012      207 comments

I didn’t expect the response I received on my last blog about mentoring new Sparkers. Thank you all so much for your wisdom and your support. I had to chuckle when I woke up this morning and saw it had received A Most Popular Blog Award. A litt... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts It Was Just An Idea..............

Monday, April 09, 2012      258 comments

Yesterday morning, after breakfast, I was scrolling through my many Spark friends and I noticed a lot of them had not been active here at Spark for over a year in some cases. Their last status update almost read like a cry for help in many cases... Read more

Clarifying My April Excercise Goal

Wednesday, April 04, 2012      8 comments

Thanks for all who shared concern about my increase in exercise for April. My stated goal was 45 minutes per day and some of you, rightfully so, sorta said “Whoaaa.” (I am paraphrasing.) Let me clarify, lol. The forty five minutes a day I am sp... Read more


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