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Day 350 - November Gratitude, part 14
Saturday, November 14, 2015      8 comments

For the next 3 days, I'm going to post gratitude blogs based on the Serenity Prayer. Whether you believe in God, or just believe in nature, I think ... Read more
Day 349 - November Gratitude, part 13
Friday, November 13, 2015      11 comments

My gratitude post today was to be about learning and the love of learning. I so enjoy gaining knowledge in any form, and the class today in emergency management systems (at the state and federal levels) was really valuable. And then i came ... Read more
Day 348 - November Gratitude, part 12
Friday, November 13, 2015      13 comments

Today was a difficult day. Between talking with students about disagreements they have with other students, to talking with instructors about conflicts between two of their students, to talking with a student who was disillusioned after getting ... Read more
Day 347 - November Gratitude, part 11
Thursday, November 12, 2015      7 comments

I didn't come from a military family. My dad never served in the military. I grew up a pacifist, and knew early on that I wouldn't be able to serve myself since I knew I was gay from the age of 13. Back then, being gay and the military were "inc... Read more
Day 346 - November Gratitude, part 10
Tuesday, November 10, 2015      11 comments

A simple post tonight. Our two dogs, Sherman and Stella, are the lights of our lives. I love how excited they get when we come home, whether it's from a 10-minute trip to the mailbox or a full day at work. Their joy at our arrival always m... Read more
Day 345 - November Gratitude, part 9
Tuesday, November 10, 2015      10 comments

Our English professor Mike called today to let us know that his girlfriend passed away this morning. It was so hard to imagine someone that young progressing so quickly, and how there was little time to clean up the last details of one's life. W... Read more
Day 344 - November Gratitude, part 8
Sunday, November 08, 2015      12 comments

When I was a small child, my grandparents had a small cottage on a lake in western Michigan, midway between Muskegon and Ludington surrounded by farmland. Silver Lake had a special place in my heart from a very early age. ... Read more
Day 343 - November Gratitude, part 7
Saturday, November 07, 2015      7 comments

Subtitle: "Si Se Puede" ("Yes We Can") Our outreach event to our local Hispanic high school students was extraordinarily successful! We had about 150 people attending, and many local offices (including the Mexican Consulate, a big hit) set ... Read more
Day 342 - November Gratitude, part 6
Friday, November 06, 2015      10 comments

We spent much of today getting ready for our "Si Se Puede" (Yes We Can") conference tomorrow. We got the chairs and tables set up, worked with our culinary instructor (Chef Robert) to make sure that all the food tomorrow would be ready. Thi... Read more
Day 341 - November Gratitude, part 5
Friday, November 06, 2015      12 comments

This morning was our community's "Judge's Breakfast," where a retired judge and another local leader host a weekly breakfast featuring a speaker that talks about an issue that is important to all of us. Today's speaker was Frank Parker, who has ... Read more
Day 340 - November Gratitude, part 4
Thursday, November 05, 2015      14 comments

Our new full-time English professor had to tell us today that he will be withdrawing for the rest of the semester. His girlfriend, who had just undergone chemotherapy for breast cancer, has been diagnosed with cancer of the meninges (the membran... Read more
Day 339 - November Gratitude, part 3
Tuesday, November 03, 2015      11 comments

I've spent some time coaching people who are looking for a new job, and it reminds me how blessed I am to have a job that I really love. I mean REALLY love. I have so much fun with my co-workers, I have the trust of my direct manager, and the re... Read more
Day 338 - November Gratitude, part 2
Tuesday, November 03, 2015      11 comments

For my second day of gratitude in November, I want to talk about exercise. I've mentioned it before, but it is worth repeating. For anyone who starts SparkPeople with some weight to lose, exercise is not a part of our life or our daily rout... Read more
Day 337 - November Gratitude, part 1
Sunday, November 01, 2015      12 comments

The transformation our home is part frustration and part joy, with a whole lot of gratitude at seeing so many people working hard to help us achieve our dreams. Here are some photos of the current phase of the remodel. ... Read more
Day 336 - October Comes to a Close
Sunday, November 01, 2015      12 comments

It is hard to believe that the month of October is over and done with... It has been a great month full of lots of activity, learning, and excitement. November is the month to enjoy the harvest and feel good about all that we've accomplished. Th... Read more

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