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Caught In The Act Part Two

Friday, October 19, 2012      23 comments

I try to limit my blogs to 500 words. I've found as a writer you obey the old adage "You tell someone what time it is, you don't tell them how to build a watch." It's the reason I wish we could all sit around a large virtual table, share a bever... Read more

Caught In The Act

Thursday, October 18, 2012      30 comments

I know what you are going to say before you say it. Intellectually I agree with you. I should keep a cadre of fresh fruits and veggies handy. I should phone a friend. Side Note: As long as Spark has been around I really wish they had a "ch... Read more

This Day Is For You

Wednesday, October 17, 2012      29 comments

Our friend Joe passed away early Monday morning. He was diagnosed with cancer in mid-August and went rather quickly. Like most people I get caught up in the day-to-day of life and dont give many valuable things a second thought. This blog isnt a... Read more

What, Me Worry? (With Apologies To Alfred E Newman)

Monday, October 15, 2012      27 comments

We're fortunate enough to live close to a small university. The buildings are the old weathered brick type and most are covered in ivy. We love walking our dogs through the campus. The university is almost two hundred years old and I could go o... Read more

"Turn And Face The Strange - Ch-Ch-Changes"

Wednesday, October 10, 2012      38 comments

The only thing we really control is how we react to the changes and circumstances in our lives. Im not sure when I heard that for the first time. I know it was a long time ago and it pops up in my head on a regular basis. In short, I co... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts We've Lost A Child --- It's A Good Thing!!!

Sunday, October 07, 2012      114 comments

I walked into the kitchen one afternoon in late August to find my wife and daughters sitting with their arms crossed. After close to forty years of marriage I smelled only one thing trouble for me. When Joan begins with Let me start by tellin... Read more

The 13th Apostle (video blog)

Friday, October 05, 2012      10 comments

A blog about me and you :)... Read more

Writing Our Story Part 2: The Wonder of You

Wednesday, October 03, 2012      20 comments

I was looking forward to catching up with a friend last night. It seemed like forever since we talked. I knew from the first hello that something wasnt right. Her boyfriend found himself in the unenviable position of not only losing one job but... Read more

Writing Our Story Part 1: The Here and Now

Tuesday, October 02, 2012      16 comments

I saw a cartoon the other day that pictured of an attorney talking on the telephone. The caption read, Im sorry mam I never heard of anyone suing a mirror manufacturer. Im not a huge fan of mirrors. They point out things Id rather not see.... Read more

October Goals

Monday, October 01, 2012      18 comments

Success can be vastly over rated. Mostly, its the day to day things, the often tedious and boring things that make the difference between us running around doing the happy dance or sitting with our head in our hands and wondering what happened... Read more

My September Goals ........... How Did I Do???

Sunday, September 30, 2012      23 comments

Its hard to believe September has already come and gone. Its time to account for my September health goals. I wrote a blog in early September where I told you, my dear friend and reader, that I was going to concentrate on three areas of improv... Read more

What If You're The Answer To Someones Prayers?

Thursday, September 27, 2012      20 comments

Weve been working with a young couple; helping to plan a banquet. They work for the facility hosting the banquet and in the last six weeks between meetings, phone calls and email, weve come to know them pretty well. She is an administrative c... Read more

Creating A Mindful Plan For Ourselves

Saturday, September 22, 2012      21 comments

Being overweight is not a punishment for some past transgression. Youre nodding your head in agreement but the first time there is a misstep the mind monkeys start making all those monkey noises and suddenly youre reliving the second grade w... Read more

The F Word

Thursday, September 20, 2012      22 comments

Did you know we are hard wired for survival? It goes back to primitive times when literally walking out your front door was a coin toss. Our bodies and minds adapted to those circumstances and as we evolved as human beings we were taught that su... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Diners, Drive-In's and Dives (With Apologies to the Food Network.)

Sunday, September 16, 2012      169 comments

It would be nice to plan for a perfect route when Im preparing for a trip. Thered be no detours or delays. Id arrive ahead of schedule and the road Id travelled would be smooth and pot hole free. Id only use one tank of gasoline and there w... Read more

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