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If I Don't Do It - Who Will?

Monday, March 26, 2012      4 comments

As a kid I took care of my sister a lot and I tried to keep bad things from happening to her when we started school. I may have been her big brother but I was the smallest kid in my class until I was 15 and that created a dilemma when her antag... Read more

Proud Grandpa!!!

Sunday, March 25, 2012      4 comments

NO, I'm not a new Grandpa, my youngest grandson is 10. I've been thinking about my long distance relationship with my 24 yr. old Granddaughter and I am so proud of her. Here's a little history of our life together. When she was one year o... Read more

Young and Stupid!

Saturday, March 24, 2012      2 comments

Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) once said. "When I was fourteen years old, I was amazed at how unintelligent my father was. By the time I turned twenty-one, I was astounded how much he had learned in the last seven years." I have a great relati... Read more

Change is Good but Not Necessarily Easy

Friday, March 23, 2012      1 comments

I like meat. I grew up eating country cooking and that almoist always included fried meat, often white gravy, and lots of biscuits. Vegetables were a side dish and salads, well I knew what they were but I don't think I ate one until I was a te... Read more

"Dumb Ole Country Boy"

Thursday, March 22, 2012      2 comments

I grew up in the Missouri Ozarks and spoke with a pronounced twang. At 19 I boarded a plane and flew to Maryland to attend the Naval Academy. I quickly found that guys from one region of the US loved to make fun of the way I talked. After I g... Read more

Making BBQ - SOOOOO Good!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012      2 comments

I have been smoking meat for about 20 months and I really enjoy doing it. By rendering out a lot of the fat by cooking low and slow (225 - 250 degrees) and using the right spice rub the meat is pretty healthy and delicious. The one thing I ma... Read more

It's Harder to Lose Weight The Second Time Around

Tuesday, March 20, 2012      3 comments

It's true confessions time. Since 1973 I have kept my weight below 180 because of constant back pain when my weight got above 180. I was struck by an arresting gear cable on the flight deck of the USS America and survived but with permanent i... Read more

Dipping Shrimp

Monday, March 19, 2012      1 comments

Yes, I know Shrimp are loaded with Cholesterol but they do taste good and fresh caught are the best. When the Shrimp are plentiful dipping them is a great whole body workout. Standing up in a tippy boat works the legs and dipping works the cor... Read more

Motivation Ramblings

Monday, March 05, 2012      3 comments

During my 70 years I have read a lot of motivational books, one liners, and advice. I have listened to motivational speakers and I get charged up when I listen to them. Unfortunately the charge lasted a very short time. Since I've joined S... Read more

Rotisserie Chicken

Wednesday, January 11, 2012      0 comments

I have been cooking Chicken on the grill for almost 50 years and the results have always been unreliable. Last week I got an inexpensive Rotisserie kit for my grill. I learned as much as I could about how to do it and Monday I gave it a go. I... Read more

Vision Statement

Wednesday, January 11, 2012      0 comments

I just added my Vision Statement to my SparkPage. It's nothing grandiose but it's what I need to achieve.... Read more

Senior Functional Fitness Test

Sunday, January 08, 2012      0 comments

Today I took the test with my 30 something daughter helping me. I passed all the tests and really surprised myself on several of them. She wasn't impressed. emotic... <a href=Read more

Wellness Feature

Saturday, January 07, 2012      2 comments

I just read the "Mind over Matter" article and step 1 of the 10 step program. While it's focused on weight loss it is outstanding advice for living. It applies to work, family, your spiritual life, and all aspects of life. The key is perso... Read more

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