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Wednesday, February 18, 2015      4 comments

I came across the following a few days ago and thought it quite interesting, and quite sad. What do you think? Everybody isn't your friend. Just because they hang around you and laugh with you doesn't mean they're for you. Jus... Read more
What if they had a Black Friday and nobody came?
Friday, November 23, 2012      5 comments

I hate to sound like a' spoil sport', but is THIS what it's really about? Is they anything that any of us need so badly that it can't be purchased on any of the other 364 days of the year? How do you feel about this?... Read more
Readjusting Our Priorities
Wednesday, May 02, 2012      5 comments

I am a security guard in a high-rise building that are so common in every city. In the United States security guards are known to receive low wages, but I am very happy to have the job, and can pay my bills. One of the companies upstairs ... Read more
How old would I be then?
Monday, October 17, 2011      5 comments

"When are you going to start acting your age?" That was a question my sister asked me a few months ago when I told her that I had just gotten my 10 speed touring bicycle tuned up so I could start riding again. "You have a birthday comi... Read more
The Red Mouse: Lessons On Death, Life, And Grieving
Monday, February 14, 2011      12 comments

Death is not something we want to talk about, but it happens. I wouldn't have brought up the subject except that with my Mother Emma passing away on February 5, death seems to be on my mind. And maybe not for a bad reason. It gives me t... Read more
Emma got her wish.
Sunday, February 06, 2011      9 comments

Sunday, February 6.....received a call at 6am from my sister: Mom passed away last evening. We knew it was coming, but how do you feel when your parent dies? My first response to my sister was: Well, Emma finally got her wish. And maybe ... Read more
So What Can I Do?
Thursday, December 16, 2010      3 comments

I am not really sure how to deal with this problem....it's family; maybe it it wasn't, it would be easier, I don't know. My 88 year old mother is in the hospital after a fall in early November when she broke her right knee and left thigh. S... Read more
Thursday, November 25, 2010      3 comments

I want to wish Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, no matter how you celebrate the holiday. Me? I'll be working, and it's okay because I can use the time and a half, my children are grown, and my four cats don't know what day it is, even ... Read more
Think About This
Thursday, March 11, 2010      6 comments

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Pay The Farmer Or Pay The Doctor
Tuesday, January 12, 2010      12 comments

Have you ever heard a phrase or a saying hundreds of times and never really heard it? Then one day you hear it again...and...wow! That's what happened to me. I had to work last night. All alone in the guard shack from 11 p.m. to 7 ... Read more
You Make Me Feel Like Family
Friday, December 25, 2009      6 comments

You make me feel like famly Each time I see you smile. And all my sorrows disappear If only for a while. When I feel your warm embrace And the softness of your skin, I know that you are family, And you're where love begins. ... Read more
The Secret Box
Tuesday, November 17, 2009      4 comments

Several years ago--before Spark People--my friend and I attended a six week eating disorder class. One of the other members of the class (We'll call her Jayne) told the class a story about a secret box that her Grandmother owned. The story goe... Read more
Falling in love all over again for the first time!
Friday, October 16, 2009      7 comments

Finally I got back on my bicycle and rode 3 wonderful miles. It was great. Maybe that's not many miles for someone who rode a bicycle exclusively from 1979 to 1992, but it's a start. Now I can't wait for tomorrow so I can ride again!... Read more