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Who Am I???

Monday, June 04, 2012      2 comments

I started High School as a the shortest skinniest kid in my class and graduated as a tall skinny kid. In between I survived a fast growth spurt of 12 inches in 12 months, a bad case of acne, and falling head over heels for a girl who was too go... Read more

Learning From a Grandson

Thursday, May 31, 2012      9 comments

My 10 year old grandson and his Mom lives with us. He can be a sweet kid and he can be hell on wheels. He's an ADHD kid and I fought putting him on meds. until it was absolutely needed for his school time and it did get to that point. He's an ho... Read more

Talk's Cheap

Wednesday, May 30, 2012      7 comments

My Dad was a straight forward guy and as honest as the day is long. He taught me that no matter how good I got at something that bragging was not the thing to do. He told me that when other people bragged about what I did then I knew I was goo... Read more

Variety is The Spice of Life - Maybe?

Sunday, May 27, 2012      8 comments

At breakfast this saying came to mind so I looked up it's origin. It was in a poem by William Cowper. I never heard of him but I'm not a poetry kind of guy. So he's the guy who first penned the phrase and he lived in the 1700s. How much cred... Read more

Risk Taker

Saturday, May 26, 2012      0 comments

After I got my new "used" bicycle it took a while to learn how to ride it. I was 12 and short and the bike had 26" wheels. I think that was years before they made little kid bikes. Maybe centuries. Read more

Who Can We Trust?

Thursday, May 24, 2012      4 comments

When I was a teenager I trusted Doctors, Scientists, Newspapers, and the Government. Now I don't know if my trust was earned by those folks because they sure don't have it now. Everyone has an agenda and it's not in my best interest. Who... Read more

If You Think You Can OR Think You Can't - You're Right!!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012      3 comments

Henry Ford said: "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". He's pointing out the influence that our minds have over what we do - or don't do. This one step forward, two steps back journey we're on started w... Read more

God Gave Me a Brain

Saturday, May 19, 2012      6 comments

Unfortunately on those occasions when I have misused that gift I have paid the price. One Valentines Day about 15 years ago I took my wife and younger daughter out for dinner. They wanted to try a new Mexican restaurant in St. Louis County. ... Read more

Sometimes I Just Want to Quit

Friday, May 18, 2012      6 comments

But I don't. Why not? I'm not progressing as fast as I thought I would. It's hard to change and there's so much to learn. If I quit exercising I would have more time to do other things. If I quit I could eat anywhere I wanted to. Who cares... Read more

Just Do It! - Really???

Tuesday, May 15, 2012      8 comments

When I was younger I thought "Just Do It" was a call to action. I thought that way because I could do it if I tried hard enough or trained long enough. Now, however, I see how those words can be very hurtful for those of us who can't "Just Do ... Read more

Everything In Moderation

Friday, May 11, 2012      3 comments

I blogged about my 24 yr. old Granddaughter who called and asked permission to use a story about something I did when I was 14. She was doing a kids book for a class and on her latest call she talked about how she had gone into great detail wit... Read more

The Frog Leg Diet

Thursday, May 10, 2012      6 comments

One summer when I was somewhere around 12 years old I was visiting my Grandparents for a week and My Uncle Freddy, 3 years older, got the idea that the two of us would camp out on the farm for 3 days. We would hunt for our food and live off the... Read more

Old Dog - New Tricks

Tuesday, May 08, 2012      0 comments

There's a saying, at least where I grew up, that goes like this: "You can't teach an old dog new tricks". I'm going to try to dispel that myth. After 7 decades of learning I may qualify as an expert on the subject. Wellllllll, maybe I know a... Read more

Maintaining Perspective

Monday, May 07, 2012      2 comments

The year was 1959 and my High School basketball team was playing in the regional finals. I was a starting forward on the team. When our opponent took the floor it was obvious we were in trouble. At 6 ' 2" I was the second tallest guy on our t... Read more

I'll Be Scarce for a while

Sunday, April 29, 2012      8 comments

I lost 1.5 lbs. this week so I'm working the program and it's working for me. For the last two nights the computer has eaten my blog when I tried to post it but I'll figure out that problem. I'll be on here but less than normal so I can de... Read more

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