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The Gym Closed!
Sunday, January 10, 2010      0 comments

I got a telephone call yesterday morning telling me my gym had closed. I really had expected it. The signs were there. The good news is that they transferred the memberships to another gym that is closer to my house and a nicer facility. Ano... Read more
Seize the summer inside you!
Saturday, January 09, 2010      0 comments

One of the quote of the day e-mails I got today quoted Camus: "In the depths of winter, there is inside you an invincible summer!" Today is sort of a winter. It is cold outside but I am referring to an allegorical winter. I just got a ca... Read more
Happy Friday!
Friday, January 08, 2010      1 comments

The first week of the new year is drawing to a close. The gym was crowded this week as it always is the first week of the year as all of the resolution exerciser come in, over do their exercises, over stretch all of their muscles and give in to... Read more
It is a big bright beautiful day.
Thursday, January 07, 2010      2 comments

The sky is gray and the weatherman is predicting snow. Yesterday my daughter-in-law and granddaughter were involved in a car wreck and the car rolled over three times. Thank God for seatbelts! Neither of them had any appreciable injuries and ... Read more
Never, Never, Never, Never, Never, Never Give Up
Wednesday, January 06, 2010      2 comments

That was Winston Churchill's commencement address to graduating seniors during World War II. There is not much I can add.... Read more
Day One is Over!
Tuesday, January 05, 2010      1 comments

I fell into the same trap as everyone else and set a false starting date of the first Monday in January. That day is now behind me! Eating regimen was observed and I fought the January crowd at the gym to get my exercise in. One day dow... Read more
It's a Brand New Day!
Monday, January 04, 2010      0 comments

People make a big deal about the start of the new year or the start of a new decade. (2010 is actually the last year of the decade and not the first year of a new one but people refuse to understand that) In reality, every day is a new s... Read more
Now is the best time of your life!
Sunday, January 03, 2010      1 comments

Yesterday I mentioned the song at the Carousel of Progress at the Disney parks. The song about the great big beautiful tomorrow's being at the end of every day was the original song and is the current song but for several years it was replaced ... Read more
It's a Brand New Day!
Saturday, January 02, 2010      2 comments

At the Carousel of Progress at Walt Disney World and Disneyland, they sing a song at the end of each skit that says, "There's a great big beautiful tomorrow waiting at the end of every day!" More importantly, there is a great big beautiful toda... Read more
We Stand Now At the Edge of a New Frontier
Friday, January 01, 2010      1 comments

Those words were spoken by John F. Kennedy in his inauguration speech on January 20, 1961. Every year on January 1, we stand at the edge of a new frontier. It is our choice as to what the new year will hold for us. Abraham Lincoln said it had... Read more
Random Thoughts as the Year Exits
Thursday, December 31, 2009      0 comments

A whole lot of bad stuff happened last year and changing the page on the calendar is not a cure all but it does give us a new attitude. We face the new year with hope and optimism. The trick is to keep the positive mental attitude for the whol... Read more
E#nd of the Year Thoughts
Wednesday, December 30, 2009      0 comments

Some thoughts from Zig Ziglar: The pessimist sees only the mist. You cannot have good ideas until you have a lot of dreams. The best dreams happen with your eyes wide open. What's a genius? Someone who aims at something n... Read more
Counting Down, the End-of-the-Year Cleanout!
Tuesday, December 29, 2009      0 comments

Just two more days left until the new year arrives. That is two days to get all of the bad stuff from the holidays out of the house. Chocolate, cookies, cakes, pies. My usual routine is to eat all of this stuff. After all, there are children... Read more
Reflections on Christmas
Monday, December 28, 2009      1 comments

What a great season is Christmas. People actually act as though they like one another! While the magic of Christmas is in no small part because it comes but once a year, it would be nice if people kept Christmas in their hearts for a little bi... Read more
Twenty Ten, WOW
Sunday, December 27, 2009      0 comments

In less than a week it will be 2010. It doesn't seem that long ago we were dancing like it was 1999. Then it was 1999. and now it's 2009 for just a few more days. Time flies when you are having fun! As each year passes, we are provided w... Read more

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