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"Life's not about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain!"
Friday, August 07, 2009      4 comments

"Life's not about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain!" -Vivian Greene The storm will always pass but why wait? If you wait for the storm to pass, you are wasting time. Kids are a lot smarter than ... Read more
Be careful how you walk!
Thursday, August 06, 2009      1 comments

You must be careful how you walk and where you go, for there are those following you who will set their feet where yours are set. - Robert E. Lee, Civil War General General Lee's advise is more profound than it seems at first blush. T... Read more
Life isn't Fair, but it's Good!
Wednesday, August 05, 2009      1 comments

My cousin sent me a list of forty-five points yesterday afternoon. I have reprinted the list at the end of this blog. Point number one was "Life isn't fair but it's good." This is something we all have to bear in mind at all times. Som... Read more
Eat a Frog Every Morning
Tuesday, August 04, 2009      2 comments

There's an old saying that says... "If the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning is eat a live frog, then nothing worse can happen for the rest of the day!" An excerpt from Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy The 80/20 ... Read more
TGIM
Monday, August 03, 2009      0 comments

What a weekend! All three days were packed from sunup til nearly midnight!. I looked forward to Monday morning so that I could go back to work and recover from "relaxing" all weekend. But, alas, it was not to be! This was one of those da... Read more
Talk to Yourself!
Sunday, August 02, 2009      2 comments

Some people think that people who talk to themselves are a little bit crazy. In fact the opposite is true! When you talk to yourself your are sure of two things. First, the listener is actually listening to what you say and second, the sp... Read more
Blogs Benefit the Blogger
Saturday, August 01, 2009      2 comments

There are a lot of people in the world. Only a small percentage of them bother to read anybody's blog. The person who gets the most benefit from a blog is the blogger! If you post a blog on a certain subject, before you can begin to put d... Read more
Vacation - Day One
Saturday, July 11, 2009      0 comments

The day started earl, like 5:00 Am because my son liks to get there early. We arrived at the beaqch only 4 hours before check-in time. Some shopping and someeating and then the rooms are ready. Off to the beachj, then check the e-mail, post ... Read more
Friday is the beginning not the end.
Friday, July 10, 2009      0 comments

This afternoon the cry "TGIF" will arise all over America as people break free of the bounds of their workaday world and prepare for the weekend. This is in fact the wrong attitude. friday is not the end of the work week, it is the beginning o... Read more
Be as you wish to seem!
Thursday, July 09, 2009      0 comments

Ideas just hang around for so long! The quotation is from Socrates. (Pronounced "So-crates" for you fans of Wyld Stallion music" San Diemas High School Football Rules!) More recently, the modern self-help writer urges "Act as if". These ... Read more
Think and grow slim!
Wednesday, July 08, 2009      1 comments

The common thread running through all of the self-help authors is that your mind controls what happens to you. What you are is determined by what you think. Ask any hundred people in the world what the most powerful nation in the world is ... Read more
Dance in the Rain!
Tuesday, July 07, 2009      0 comments

"Don't wait for the storm to end. Learn to dance in the rain!" There is little advice better than this. Like the bumper sticker says, Stuff Happens. There is going to be bad stuff in your life. Get over it! You simply cannot wait... Read more
Be yourself, no one can do it for you!
Monday, July 06, 2009      0 comments

The title comes from the Talmud. Similar ideas have come from a myriad of sources but the Talmud is perhaps the oldest incidence of the idea. Shakespeare says "To thineownself be true and it follows therefore, as surely as the night the da... Read more
Embrace today!
Sunday, July 05, 2009      1 comments

The Sanskrit tells us yesterday is a memory and tomorrow is but a dream but today, well lived will make every yesterday a happy memory and every tomorrow a dream of hope. Today is all we have so make the most of it. The current weather is ... Read more
Happy Birthday USA!
Saturday, July 04, 2009      4 comments

Despite our best efforts to keep her from doing so, our republic has survived 233 years, longer than any democracy type government in history. Lat us take a moment and take a break from the hot dogs and the fireworks and the beer and remembe... Read more

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