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#518: Pondering Lessons Learned From Losing Relatives
Friday, November 11, 2011      26 comments

Last November 11 I wrote of losing my dad, a career Naval officer who died on Veteran's Day: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=3775907 As I thought of him again today, especially ... Read more
#517: Disloyal to Memories of My Parents?
Sunday, November 06, 2011      23 comments

Of the things of Dad's I found as I went through things after Mom passed, are three silver-plated trays engraved with his name, given him by shipmates and people he supervised while in the Navy. They have been sitting in a plastic bin with his N... Read more
#516: What Happened to Halloween?
Monday, October 31, 2011      18 comments

I miss being a kid during Halloween -- the fun, the candy, and the innocence. emoticon The ones I recall with ... Read more
#515: Running Off at the Keyboard 2
Monday, October 17, 2011      20 comments

It is no secret I enjoy words and often find phrases we use funny, contradicting, imprecise...you get the picture -- they make me ask, "Huh?" Here is part of a current radio ad: "If you owe the IRS over $20,000 or more..." Wait, isn't "over... Read more
#514: What Color Is Your Life?
Friday, October 07, 2011      27 comments

What color is your life? Lately mine has been a blah gray. Oh, sure, there have been occasional periods of brilliant red, vivid blues and greens and bright yellow but those have been overwhelmed by long periods of muddy brown and coal black... Read more
#513: My Love Affair with Hamburgers
Monday, October 03, 2011      23 comments

If you ever watched the Popeye cartoons of years past, you will remember Wimpy who always told people he was trying to get money from, "For a hamburger today, I will gladly pay you Tuesday." Old Wimpy sure loved his hamburgers. So do I. It ... Read more
#512: Frustration
Saturday, September 24, 2011      21 comments

A rain storm last night knocked out my computer's modem emoticon leading to multiple irritating telephone calls to A... Read more
#511: I Accepted Her Challenge
Sunday, September 18, 2011      22 comments

No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.” -- Harold MacMillan ******* Two weeks ago my ... Read more
#510: Inspiring Moments
Wednesday, September 14, 2011      19 comments

This week I experienced two inspiring moments. The first, if you haven't seen it, is the following video showing the true character and sportsmanship of school softball players. ... Read more
#509: Are You Allowing Your Weight To Limit Your Fun?
Wednesday, September 07, 2011      16 comments

Isn't it amazing how we can see something time after time without it seeming significant then one day while viewing the same thing once more we have an epiphany of sorts and gain a new insight into human behavior? That happened to me this aftern... Read more
#508: Understanding Poverty and a Plan to Help
Wednesday, August 31, 2011      25 comments

Today I gained a first-hand understanding of seniors and others who can not afford to buy their needed medications. Either they have no insurance to help offset the cost or, like me, have hit a Medicare gap called the donut hole. ... Read more
#507: An Evening of Happiness
Friday, August 26, 2011      25 comments

I debated with myself whether to write this blog -- it's a happy one -- or even to write it, as I want to explain some things that make me happy while not sounding like a braggart or seeming to be begging for applause, with I definitely am not. ... Read more
#506: Unexpected Blessings II
Thursday, August 18, 2011      22 comments

"I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances." Martha Wa... Read more
#505: Following Our Dreams Without Regrets
Tuesday, August 16, 2011      17 comments

"When a dream is calling you, there's just one thing that you can do. Well, you gotta follow that dream wherever that dream may lead." -- Elvis Presley, "Follow That Dream." www.youtube.com/watch?v=
7kdLUt5ktmg I re... Read more
#504: Are You Satisfied Being a Wannabe?
Saturday, August 13, 2011      10 comments

Too often, in too many aspects of life, too many people settle for being a wannabe. They are too scared to try, too afraid of succeeding, too hesitant about moving out of their comfort zone. This was made clear today in, of all places, a wr... Read more

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