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Day 759 - What the........???
Tuesday, December 27, 2016      16 comments

I just got back from the grocery store, where they were playing nothing but George Michael tunes. My head was already reeling at the way-too-soon passing of Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia to us nerds and geeks). I was feeling sad not for myself bu... Read more
Day 750 - Counting My Blessings 2016
Sunday, December 18, 2016      14 comments

We just finished our annual holiday tradition watching the 1954 film "White Christmas" starring Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Danny Kaye, and Vera-Ellen. One of the featured songs is the great tune by Irving Berlin, "Counting My Blessings." It ... Read more
Day 733 - He Gets It
Thursday, December 01, 2016      16 comments

There are still a lot of concern about the state of our nation over the past few months, since before the election. I read this blog post yesterday, and it captured perfectly how I'd been feeling. johnpavlovitz.com/2016/1
1/29/no-... Read more
Day 726 - Giving Thanks
Thursday, November 24, 2016      10 comments

A friend sent this to me this morning as his Thanksgiving wish for us. youtu.be/8DRLmrboGK4 The Prayer I pray you'll be our eyes And watch us where we go And help us to be wise In times when we don't know ... Read more
Day 723 - Going high
Monday, November 21, 2016      9 comments

As always, thank you all for your kind comments on my blog post yesterday. I thought I'd share with you what our pastor, Wes Nordman, wrote on Facebook today as a response to the protestors. PASTOR WES RESPONDS TO ABUSIVE PROTESTORS: ... Read more
Day 722 - At a loss...
Monday, November 21, 2016      26 comments

My church home is still in Sacramento, California. We joined there soon after moving back to California in 2009. We had our "legal" marriage in the courtyard in August 2013, when same-sex marriage was affirmed by the Supreme Court as being const... Read more
Day 721 - Vacation Winding Down
Saturday, November 19, 2016      15 comments

It's our last day of vacation here in beautiful Lake Tahoe. I had never spent any time up here, and it really has been wonderful. We capped off today with a stop at the Lake County Historical Society Museum in South Lake Tahoe, where two delight... Read more
Day 720 - Friday Fun
Friday, November 18, 2016      12 comments

Thanks for all the love on my SparkVersary yesterday! When I think about where I was two years ago (desperate) and how I feel today (jubilant), I know I made the right choice in joining Spark. I am confident in my ability to make good choices (a... Read more
Day 719 - SparkVersary 2
Thursday, November 17, 2016      18 comments

Two years ago today I discovered SparkPeople. The universe knew I needed help and provided the necessary intervention. I just re-read my first blog post from 11/18/14 and I can still remember the anticipation and motivation I felt at the beginni... Read more
Day 718 - The Big Hike
Wednesday, November 16, 2016      19 comments

Yesterday my sister Janet, brother-in-law John, Steve and I went out for a hike at about 10am. It was the one we were all excited for, the one where we would try to find the site of the plane crash that killed John's father 52 years ago. We were... Read more
Day 717 - Mom's iPad
Tuesday, November 15, 2016      12 comments

So Apple decided that if you enter the wrong passcode too many times in an iPad, then it locks up for good and the only way to fix it is to connect it to the last computer you synced with. Murphy's law would dictate that said "locking up" would ... Read more
Day 716 - Tahoe
Monday, November 14, 2016      15 comments

We are leaving for Lake Tahoe this morning for a week's vacation with my mom, dad, sister, and brother-in-law, and their son and daughter. We have two condos in Zephyr Cove, Nevada, for the week, and will get together for meals, games, and conve... Read more
Day 712 - A New Day
Thursday, November 10, 2016      15 comments

I spent much of yesterday offering words of encouragement to many people who were feeling the same way I was about the election results. I removed 58 friends from Facebook who either never interacted with me or did so in a supremely negative way... Read more
Day 711 - Incredible
Wednesday, November 09, 2016      25 comments

I'm dumbfounded. There are no words.... Read more
Day 704 - Pelicans
Thursday, November 03, 2016      13 comments

For those of who you chat with me on various message boards, you already know that I'm running on all cylinders to keep up with all the coursework for my 3 online master's degree classes. The Rhetorical Theory class is still ridiculous; the Conf... Read more

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