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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I Don't Complain THAT MUCH!!! (Do I?)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012      111 comments

I hung the phone up and smiled that smug little smile I have when I believe I am superior, not just to those around me, but to the entire universe. A friend had issued a challenge. He asked me to go an entire day, twenty four hours, without com... Read more

Unraveling The Mystery of Karma, A Tale of Subway and a Bible

Monday, June 25, 2012      39 comments

We spent the weekend helping our son and daughter-in-law prepare their new home; scrubbing walls and appliances, landscaping and a bit of painting. When we left yesterday afternoon it was all starting to come together. But our tale this morning ... Read more

It's Difficult Being Your Own Inspiration, Isnt It (video blog)

Friday, June 22, 2012      23 comments

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Learning To Live With Life's Hurdles

Monday, June 18, 2012      30 comments

Yesterday was the first Fatherís Day Iíd celebrated without my dad. He left us a little over three months ago and just about the time I was eking out a bit of a normal routine it dawned on me I was facing another hurdle in learning to live witho... Read more

Sometimes Good Things Take Forever; But They Are Worth The Wait

Tuesday, June 12, 2012      23 comments

I donít read the newspaper very often. Iíll admit it makes me seem grossly uniformed, but if Iím looking to create negativity in my life I can do that without paying someone twenty dollars a month. In the past week our community has experienced ... Read more

To Stand Alone

Friday, June 08, 2012      28 comments

A few years ago when our son Paul was married I was asked to give the speech and toast at his rehearsal dinner. A number of options floated through my mind as I prepared and I decided to look back at my life with Joan and pull from the wisdom I... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Sometimes Doing What's Right Doesn't Always Seem Fair

Monday, June 04, 2012      119 comments

My job involves a lot of time in the car. What I value most is the time when all the technology is muted and I am left alone to think, to ponder, and to unravel lifeís mysteries. Friday afternoon while driving through a rather uninspiring patch ... Read more

What's In Your Refrigerator

Monday, May 28, 2012      31 comments

I am a visual person. You can talk to me all day about good, better and best but until I see a picture, image or example I am often clueless. I paint with words. I relate ... Read more

Warriors, Heroes and You (Me 2) (video blog)

Thursday, May 24, 2012      23 comments

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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts C = S (Consistency Equals Success)

Monday, May 21, 2012      78 comments

After a long drive Friday Joan and I stopped to see my mom and had a light supper. Dead tired we lay on the bed and enjoyed a rare luxuryÖÖÖ watching TV. We donít have a TV in our bedroom so it was a good change of pace. After flipping through ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Enough Small Victories Pave The Way For Larger Ones

Thursday, May 17, 2012      85 comments

I wasnít feeling it this morning. I looked at the clock and it was 5:45 AM. I WAS going to take a bike ride this morning. I have been trying to rotate my cardio to get back in the swing of things after convincing myself my life was over because ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I Choose Health.............. (video blog)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012      68 comments

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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Turning Opportunity Into Blessings

Monday, May 14, 2012      72 comments

We are told to count our blessings. I donít know about you but some mornings I just canít see them. Oh, I know they are there, dancing around me going ďNeeder, needer, needer, you canít see us.Ē I have been blessed with so much. I am fortunate t... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A Tribute

Friday, May 11, 2012      75 comments

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts THIS Is The Day.............. (video blog)

Tuesday, May 08, 2012      62 comments

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