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#530: Memories of Mom

Monday, December 21, 2015      10 comments

I think of my mother, Mary, often, especially on December 21st. It was on this date 11 years ago that pneumonia and leukemia took her from us after 79 years. She instilled in me a love of reading and writing and animals, respect and courtes... Read more

#529: Dad's Special Day

Wednesday, November 11, 2015      9 comments

On November 10th, 1976, at 11:30 p.m., I received a telephone call from Wayne, my brother-in-law in Louisiana. "Lou, your Dad had a heart attack. He's in the hospital and they're not sure if he'll make it." I worked for United Airlines and ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts From 2009: #5: Start Your Ripple

Sunday, February 15, 2015      29 comments

Often, our actions are much more far-reaching than we realize. Here's an example: Have you ever tossed a stone into a pond? Most of us have, and we've watched the ripples caused by the stone hitting the water, ripples that continue t... Read more

From 2009: #133: Our Treasure Within

Sunday, December 21, 2014      14 comments

Monday, November 09, 2009 In the background as I write this is a television special on the History Channel about a search for treasure supposedly hidden by outlaw Jesse James. Interesting show. But all shows about hidden treasure fascinate ... Read more

From 2009: #40: A Real Fairy Tale

Sunday, November 30, 2014      8 comments

August 08, 2009 Once upon a time there was a little boy named Jack and his sister, a little girl named Jill. They were good little children. They were polite and respectful. They helped with chores around he house. They did their school hom... Read more

From 2010: #415: From Unhappy to Happy Land

Tuesday, November 25, 2014      8 comments

Monday, November 01, 2010 This is a story about people who lived in Unhappy Land and were very unhappy. emoticonRead more

#528: 1,600 Straight Days -- Only 22 Pounds -- Say What?

Thursday, September 11, 2014      15 comments

Today is a milestone -- my 1,600th consecutive day logging in to SparkPeople. But during that time I'm currently only showing a 22 pound loss? What gives? Actually, I was down from 290.4 pounds, my highest weight, to 235 at one point but t... Read more

#527: I Was Truly Blessed Today

Wednesday, March 13, 2013      27 comments

When discussing developing a positive outlook, many public speakers are fond of using the rhyming phrase, "An attitude of gratitude." To me, giving thanks for blessings throughout the day is a natural habit. Sometimes the blessings are small, so... Read more

#526: I Don't Like...But I Do Like...

Sunday, January 13, 2013      27 comments

We all have things we don't like and things we do. Here are some of my thoughts about what I don't like and the positive side of what I do like. Maybe you can relate. ******* I don't like the way I look Read more

#525: Goodbye Brownie

Saturday, June 30, 2012      34 comments

When I last blogged in February it was to say goodbye to Little Thang, one of my kitties. Today it is to say goodbye to Brownie, my last kitty emoticonRead more

#524: Saying "Thank You" Not Enough

Sunday, February 26, 2012      29 comments

Three weeks ago I wrote about losing another pet, Little Thang, a kitty I took in as a stray eight years ago. When I said goodbye to her I also said goodbye to another piece of my heart as we all do when we lose someone or something close to us.... Read more

#523: Goodbye Little Thang

Sunday, February 05, 2012      35 comments

Anyone who is or who has been a pet lover knows how hard this is to write. Last night at 11:00 one of my beloved kitty babies passed away. She came to my house at the ... Read more

#522: A Dream Died Last Night

Friday, January 13, 2012      34 comments

Bowling emoticon has been a large part of my life for more than 40 years. It has brought me accolades, trophies, to... Read more

#521: Life is Like an Empty Glass

Saturday, December 31, 2011      24 comments

With respect to Tom Hanks and his Forrest Gump quote: "My momma always said, 'Life was like a box of chocolates emoticonRead more

#520: Is Your Mountain Too High?

Wednesday, December 28, 2011      22 comments

Profound insights often come our way in the strangest of circumstances. Like last night at a bowling center. emoticonRead more


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