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City Sidewalks, Busy Sidewalks
Tuesday, December 22, 2009      0 comments

I guess I am getting old. I keep thinking of how things used to be! I went shopping with my children last night. We went to the mall. Everybody goes to the mall now. Actually it appeared that substantially less than everybody went to the ma... Read more
City Sidewalks, Busy Sidewalks
Tuesday, December 22, 2009      0 comments

I guess I am getting old. I keep thinking of how things used to be! I went shopping with my children last night. We went to the mall. Everybody goes to the mall now. Actually it appeared that substantially less than everybody went to the ma... Read more
Things To Do
Monday, December 21, 2009      4 comments

The calendar is moving rapidly toward December 25 and people are going crazy trying to get everything done in time for Christmas. I watch them and ask myself "Why?" Beginning about December 10, people start asking "Are you ready for Christmas?... Read more
Carpe Diem!
Sunday, December 20, 2009      2 comments

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. - John Burroughs, essayist and naturalist ... Read more
Christmas is Coming, The Goose is Getting Fat
Saturday, December 19, 2009      0 comments

Christmas is Coming, The Goose is Getting Fat, won't you please put a penny in the old man's hat? Christmas has gotten completely out of hand. Maybe the current recession has a good side to it. We all have to re-evaluate Christmas and our... Read more
A Christmas Story
Friday, December 18, 2009      2 comments

For the Man Who Hated Christmas by Nancy W. Gavin It's just a small, white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree. No name, no identification, no inscription. It has peeked through the branches of our tree for the past te... Read more
The Strangest Secret
Thursday, December 17, 2009      2 comments

An excerpt from The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale George Bernard Shaw said, "People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people w... Read more
Don't Worry, Be Happy
Wednesday, December 16, 2009      0 comments

Worrying saps today of its strength. Do not spend your time on needless worry. Abraham Lincoln said "It has been my experience that people are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be." Emerson wrote regarding worry that as to th... Read more
A Glorious Tuesday
Tuesday, December 15, 2009      0 comments

Tuesday is an ignored day. Monday is hated. Wednesday id Hump Day. TGIF on Friday. Who can dislike the weekends. Only Tuesday and Thursday have no identity. This means that we can enjoy Tuesday for itself because nothing is expected. O... Read more
Monday Monday
Monday, December 14, 2009      1 comments

Monday morning and another week lies ahead, just waiting to be conquered. A week is just a collection of seven days. A day is just a collection of tewnty-four hours. An hour is just a collection of sixty minutes. I can do anything for a minu... Read more
Maintain Your Sanity!
Sunday, December 13, 2009      0 comments

The vast majority of people are suffering from a mass hysteria and insanity and they call it Christmas Spirit. Nothing could be farther from what Christmas is than what it has become. Retailer and non-believers have hijacked this great holiday... Read more
Ah the Fruitcake!
Saturday, December 12, 2009      0 comments

I read a blog today enumerating holiday foods not to eat. There on the list was fruitcake. I never knew anyone really ate fruitcake in the first place. Johnny Carson maintained for years that there are a finite number of fruitcakes in the wor... Read more
Make Your Own Kind of Music!
Thursday, December 10, 2009      0 comments

If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. Jim Rohn ... Read more
Take Charge!
Wednesday, December 09, 2009      1 comments

At this time of year, many people relinquish control of their lives to people who have no authority to take over. People are slaves to retailers who tell us when and where to shop. To business associates who tell us which holiday parties to at... Read more
De-Stress Your Holidays
Tuesday, December 08, 2009      0 comments

STRESS-FREE HOLIDAY TIPS 1. Celebrate your heritage during the holidays. 2. Prepare an authentic Thanksgiving meal, leaving off the rich desserts – there were none historically. Really give thanks around the table instead of sitting... Read more

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