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#503: Aim For Perfection But Don't Expect It
Wednesday, August 10, 2011      14 comments

Like me, have you ever bowled in an organized league? emoticon If so, you learned a valuable lesson you can success... Read more
#502: Squeezing the Life Out of Life
Monday, August 08, 2011      16 comments

I am fortunate in having orange trees in my back yard, mature trees that produce the sweetest, juiciest oranges you'll ever taste. ... Read more
#501: Only a Moment in Time
Sunday, August 07, 2011      15 comments

Last Wednesday on FATROCKSTAR's blog, CARLANNIE's reply included this remark: I have this sign on my desk that says, "This is only a moment; it's not the rest of your life!" How insightful! It brought to mind one particular situation ... Read more
#500: Tolerating Life or Living It?
Thursday, July 28, 2011      18 comments

"People are always getting ready to live but never living." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson ******* In one of her recent blogs SPARKIE1964 innocently asked what has turned out to be for me a probing question: "Are you tolerating life or are y... Read more
#499: When Did We Become Fat?
Monday, July 18, 2011      24 comments

Some dates and days are stamped indelibly in our minds -- when we got married, the birth of children, the dates our relatives passed on ... Read more
#498: The Lesson of the Palm Tree
Tuesday, July 12, 2011      12 comments

A few days ago a neighbor's palm tree crashed to the ground, breaking off about three feet above the ground. At first I thought carpenter ants or termites were the cause. But when I looked at the stump I saw none of them, only the same white/yel... Read more
#497: Exciting News and Creative Thinking
Wednesday, July 06, 2011      16 comments

Interesting evening after getting a call from a reporter for our local Orlando Sentinel newspaper who wants to do an article about a highway safety video I produced and which many of you have seen. blutube.policeone.com/Me
dia/764-Mar... Read more
#496: First Monthly Goals -- July
Thursday, June 30, 2011      19 comments

Although I have lost considerable weight since becoming serious last September, it has been without written monthly goals. Now, to get my loss going again and to jump-start my life in general, I have created goals for July and am committing to t... Read more
#495: Big Attitude in a Small Town
Sunday, June 26, 2011      22 comments

His name is Santiago. He looks to be about 45 but could easily be 10-15 years older. He works as a cook/server/busboy/greeter in a small dining room in a small hotel in a small town. Every morning he arises in the wee hours when the guests... Read more
#494: A Scary Moment Bowling Today
Tuesday, June 21, 2011      24 comments

Today I left Orlando for a two-hour drive to Stuart, FL, a quaint, small town on the state's east coast, south of Vero Beach. It was a pleasant and uneventful drive. After registering for the Law/Firefighter/Corrections/Mi
litary Games I met ... Read more
#493: Overcoming Bumps in the Road
Monday, June 20, 2011      12 comments

This week's Orlando Sentinel newspaper carried a report about how the current Florida budget does not provide funding for a new building at the University of Central Florida (UCF). When asked to comment, M.J. Soileau, a UCF spokesman, said,... Read more
#492: A Friendly Heart? Well Admired?
Sunday, June 19, 2011      16 comments

I decided to treat myself to a "not a father" dinner at Golden Corral emoticon this afternoon. I looked forward to the... Read more
#491: What Determines Your Worth?
Sunday, June 12, 2011      17 comments

Heard an interesting question posed on a radio show this morning: "What determines your worth?" emoticon ... Read more
#490: Succeed a "Little" at a Time
Saturday, June 04, 2011      18 comments

I had a pleasant surprise at lunchtime when I received a phone call from my friend Lori (MOMMA_LITTLE). After the call ended I headed out to rake and bag leaves in the front yard. Sixty years ago the city in it's not so infinite wisdom pla... Read more
#489: Near Tragedy & A Back Yard Flood
Sunday, May 29, 2011      17 comments

This afternoon was supposed to be a relaxing time of conversation with family and friends followed by a delicious BBQ dinner. It nearly ended with a trip to the hospital. I was invited to share dinner today with my niece, her husband, her 7... Read more

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