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I DID IT! Before my First Sparkversary
Tuesday, April 19, 2011      34 comments

it was my goal to do 10,000 fitness minutes. emoticon I knew I wouldn't make my weight loss goal, you see. ... Read more
I came across this and had to share!
Saturday, April 16, 2011      10 comments

It was stored on my PC...unpunctuated, but worth it, I believe. Let me know what you think! A SPIRITUAL CONSPIRACY On the surface of the world right now there is war and violence and things seem dark. But calmly and quietly, ... Read more
Cruise up-date and great new goal!
Sunday, April 03, 2011      12 comments

Thank you, dear friends (including those I haven't 'met' yet) for your supreme confidence in me! Many of you said, "Sure, go for it!" when I posted on my status that, if I do an hour of fitness a day for the next three weeks, I'll make 10,0... Read more
Catch-up and a Cruise
Sunday, March 27, 2011      27 comments

As many of you know, I am back working at the public aid office in the gang-infested neighborhood of Chicago. 2 murders in the past week outside our building door. One was a 13 year old. Besides the neighborhood, I love the people and the work l... Read more
I Was SO Surprised
Saturday, February 26, 2011      16 comments

to get the email from the Spark Team that my dear friends had voted me as Motivator! Oh, sure, I do try to encourage people...advise them...even kick a little sometimes...empathize, pray, whatever seems to be the need, but so do they for me... Read more
Pity Party is Over!!
Friday, February 18, 2011      12 comments

Thanks for all your support, guys and gals. Thanks for letting me know it's okay to feel sorry for myself, and for advice on what to do to overcome my difficulties (for those who haven't read the last blog, it is a torn ligament in my knee, a di... Read more
Do you ever think you bring on problems yourself?
Thursday, February 17, 2011      14 comments

I've been asked to blog about my knee. Well, actually about my recovery. Why not start early? Yesterday I feel on a patch of 'black' ice on our drive (taking a bag of doggie poo from the parkway to the garbage before work). My right foot sl... Read more
To All My Dear Spark Friends
Thursday, February 17, 2011      9 comments

This could have been written by me to you: When you are sad, I will dry your tears. When you are scared, ... Read more
What does Love mean to You?
Saturday, February 05, 2011      15 comments

Intro: I decided I'd better get my MJK blog off as the latest. I changed the background already to reflect American Heart/St. Valentine's Day month. This is the speech I will be performing for my Toastmasters club in the International Speec... Read more
I Have a Dream, Too
Sunday, January 16, 2011      18 comments

He had a dream, and we celebrate the day of his birth. We also remember the teachings of this great American. All our citizens, as well as many other people, know who I mean. His name is Dr Martin LutherKing. I have a dream as well. It*s a ... Read more
Dinner Last Night
Saturday, January 08, 2011      7 comments

So many friends commented on my dinner last night (I had posted a line about it in my status) that I decided to blog about it ... Read more
Saturday, January 01, 2011      7 comments

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Happy New Year-I think I'm within Range
Friday, December 31, 2010      8 comments

We just visited our fav Mexican restaurant. I had our 'steak ala gringa,' Margarita and Mexican coffee saved as a food grouping...along with the preceding chips and salsa. It's not clear in the state of mind I'm in (we just got homme) whether or... Read more
It's all over and a movie for you!
Tuesday, December 21, 2010      13 comments

My 11 1/2 years life partner fell on the ice. I came home from my Toastmasters meeting to discover a note telling me she was in the ER. We saw the specialist Sat. and yesterday Sue had surgery: 3 screws inserted in her hand where she had a spira... Read more
The Season of Giving
Monday, December 06, 2010      14 comments

The Season of Giving Many of us think of the November-December holidays, among them Christmas, Kwanza and Hanukkah, as the seasons for giving. Toy, food and coat drives abound; bell ringers ... Read more

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