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#145: Coming Back as a Pet Dog
Saturday, November 21, 2009      9 comments

My two dogs have me thinking that if there were such a thing as reincarnation that I might like to come back as a caring person's pet dog. My current two are strays. One, Baby the Boxer, appeared four years ago wearing a collar but without... Read more
#144: Do You Follow Blindly?
Friday, November 20, 2009      5 comments

I once read that if you move a herd of sheep from one field to another and raise a bar off the ground that the first sheep will jump over the bar and the second will follow and the third and so on. Then, if the bar is removed, the following shee... Read more
#143: Do You Let Others Limit Your Personal Growth?
Thursday, November 19, 2009      9 comments

Are you a Bonsai or a General Sherman? You have likely seen both of these trees. The Bonsai is about 18 inches high and has limbs the size of a pencil. In comparison, the General Sherman redwood tree in Sequoia National Park is the largest ... Read more
#142: How Do You See Others?
Wednesday, November 18, 2009      7 comments

Most of us are familiar with the Biblical admonishment to "Do unto others as we would have them do unto us." Perhaps that saying can be modified a bit to say, "See others as you would have them see you." For we treat others the way we ... Read more
#141: If High School Students Are Quiet, They're Paying Attention
Tuesday, November 17, 2009      7 comments

As part of the annual teach-in today, I gave a presentation on highway safety to five different classes of high school students. And I learned a lesson. The teacher told me that if the students are quiet during the talk that they are paying... Read more
#140: Resisting Temptation
Monday, November 16, 2009      9 comments

Many years ago, during Army training, I attended a class on prisoner of war conduct. This was during the Vietnam conflict and becoming a POW was a likely possibility. After the instructor told of many of the torture techniques used by the opposi... Read more
#139: No More Pity Parties
Sunday, November 15, 2009      17 comments

I'm normally a positive person. I look on the bright side of things and believe in a higher power that gives solace and guidance to our lives. But yesterday I was down. So much so that I used valuable blog space to vent my frustration with the g... Read more
#138: How Do You Deal With Negative News?
Saturday, November 14, 2009      11 comments

Today on my Friend Feed I wrote, "Don't let negatives get you down." After receiving depressing news today, I've fighting to not let the negative overcome my normal positive thinking. Those of you who read my blog submissions know that... Read more
#137: How Competent Are You?
Friday, November 13, 2009      8 comments

The Oxford dictionary defines "professional" as: worthy of or appropriate to a professional person; competent. I'd like to focus on the competent portion of the definition and ask not only are you competent, but can you be counted on, is yo... Read more
#136: From the World of Health
Thursday, November 12, 2009      9 comments

Random notes on health from random readings: * New research reveals that insufficient sleep of six hours or less, a common shortcoming in our Western lifestyle, may contribute to the development of insulin resistance and reduced glucose tol... Read more
#135: Veteran's Day
Wednesday, November 11, 2009      8 comments

To those : Who learned that freedom is not free Who lost their lives, arms, legs and eyesight for strangers Who served alone and scared in faraway places Who stand when their country's flag passes by, salute at the ready Who learned... Read more
#134: Feeling Insignificant But Important
Tuesday, November 10, 2009      8 comments

I admit that I've been feeling pretty cocksure the past two days. All in all I have felt pretty full of myself. But the universe has a way of putting us in our place. When I got home from dinner I took my dogs into the back yard.... Read more
#133: Our Treasure Within
Monday, November 09, 2009      13 comments

In the background as I write this is a television special on the History Channel about a search for treasure supposedly hidden by outlaw Jesse James. Interesting show. But all shows about hidden treasure fascinate me, whether it be undersea sunk... Read more
#132: The Man with the Shined Shoes
Sunday, November 08, 2009      9 comments

Many years ago when I worked as a hospital's personnel interviewer I learned a lesson in discipline and self-respect from a job applicant's shined shoes. We had advertised for an incinerator operator, perhaps one of the lowest positions on ... Read more
#131: Grateful
Saturday, November 07, 2009      8 comments

Do you have those days when your enthusiasm for anything has been drained from you? Days when all of your youthful enthusiasm and belief that you could conquer the world, has been stifled by worldly concerns and the realization that meaning... Read more

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