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Archive for the ‘courage’ Category

Shut in Thoughts

May 23, 2020

Another one found in e-Mail: Fw: Shut-In- Thoughts – I’m having a quarantine party this weekend! None of you are invited. – We are just two to three weeks away from learning everyone’s real hair color. – All these people are worrying about a baby boom in the next nine months. Two days of homeschooling […]

God Bless America Original

April 16, 2020

Got in email: Frank Sinatra considered Kate Smith the best singer of her time, and said that when he and a million other guys first heard her sing “God Bless America” on the radio, they all pretended to have dust in their eyes as they wiped away a tear or two. Here are the facts: […]

Proximacy is the new Intimacy

March 25, 2020

Proximacy is the new Intimacy. Our COVID-19 shutdown response is creating a desire to get closer to people simply because we can’t. A neighbor and good friend of ours called and asked if they could come over to stand outside and socialize from six feet away. Of course, we said yes and put our coats […]

Regrets

March 13, 2020

“Regrets, I’ve had a fewbut then, again, too few to mention” How many times and from how many people have you heard these regrets: I wish I hadn’t worked so much I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends I wish I had […]

Drafting Guys Over 60

June 7, 2019

I am over 60 and the Armed Forces thinks I’m too old to track down terrorists.  You can’t be older than 42 to join the military.  They’ve got the whole thing ass-backwards. Instead of sending 18-year old’s off to fight, they ought to take us old guys.  You shouldn’t be able to join a military […]

Thank You, Mr. Prager

May 10, 2019

We watched high school principal Dennis Prager of Colorado, along with Sara Palin and Tom Brokaw on TV a couple of weeks ago….what a dynamic, down to earth speaker. A Speech Every American High School Principal Should Give. By Dennis Prager. To the students and faculty of our high school: I am your new principal […]

I believe Marriage is…

April 16, 2019

“I believe marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman,” Mitt Romney said. I believe marriage (this is ME now) is a relationship of willing adults who accept their responsibilities as a family to pay taxes and, when able, raise children. The ‘when able’ phrase can include Adoption, Foster Parenting, Surrogate Parenting and […]

The Magic of Communication

January 14, 2019

I get an idea about something to say. My mind translates that idea into words and I think about how or whether I am going to share this idea with anyone else. Usually, I start to formulate how I am going to express my idea to another and, if and when the right chance arises, […]

Life is an Asymptote

September 10, 2018

In Math, an asymptotic relationship or formula is defined as: a line that continuously approaches a given curve but does not meet it at any finite distance It’s sort of like a football penalty for half the distance to the goal: you get closer but you never get there. In my experience, Life is like […]

Now Is Forever

March 23, 2018

Every second of our lives is a moment in “The Now”. How can it be otherwise? What is past is passed and we can only remember and HOPE that we Learn from our past. What is Yet To Come holds promise and, perhaps, fear but we spend each Now preparing for what is Yet To […]