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Just a Lazy Saturday
Saturday, February 06, 2010      1 comments

Nothing on the agenda. the temptation to be a couch potato is strong. Hopefully my resolve will conquer the temptation. The gym is a mere 3 miles away and the siren song of thin-ness calls, hopefully louder than the television. The house is... Read more
Love more and all good things will be yours.
Friday, February 05, 2010      1 comments

Fear less, hope more. Eat less, chew more. Whine less, breathe more. Talk less, say more. Love more and all good things will be yours. Swedish Proverb I admit I stole this from Zig Ziglar's Daily Insight but it says it all so wel... Read more
Life is a Rubik's Cube
Thursday, February 04, 2010      1 comments

Love is like the perfect Rubik's Cube. There are countless number of wrong twists and turns, but when you get it right, it looks perfect no matter what way you look at it. Brian Cramer The quotation refers to love bu... Read more
Burnt Biscuits
Wednesday, February 03, 2010      3 comments

When I was a kid, my mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my mom placed a plate of eggs, s... Read more
Carpe' Diem
Tuesday, February 02, 2010      1 comments

One day I had a date with friends for lunch. Mae, a little old "blue hair" about 80 years old, came along with them---all in all, a pleasant bunch. When the menus were presented, we ordered salads, sandwiches, and soups, except for Ma... Read more
Carpe' Diem
Tuesday, February 02, 2010      0 comments

One day I had a date with friends for lunch. Mae, a little old "blue hair" about 80 years old, came along with them---all in all, a pleasant bunch. When the menus were presented, we ordered salads, sandwiches, and soups, except for Ma... Read more
Pursue Opportunity!
Monday, February 01, 2010      0 comments

The future belongs to the risk takers, not the security seekers. The more you seek security, the less of it you will have and the more you pursue opportunity, the more security you will achieve. Brian Tracy It is truly amazing what peopl... Read more
The Great Pizza Bake-Off Part Deux
Sunday, January 31, 2010      0 comments

The first family pizza bake-off is history. bobby Flay did not show up! There must have been 25-30 different pizzas made by the several contestants. Fortunately, most of them were of the "personal" size (10" diameter) so the slices were small... Read more
The Great Pizza Bake-Off
Saturday, January 30, 2010      1 comments

My father-in-law owned and ran a pizzeria for several years and each of his daughters came into possession of the secret recipes for dough and sauce which they dutifully passed on to their children. My son-in-law remarked one day that it was i... Read more
Spark is Life!
Thursday, January 28, 2010      1 comments

Each day, I take about thirty minutes and go down the menu of available Spark Points and reflect on yesterday and prepare for today. What strikes me is that the Spark Ploints plan is a good road map for life in general. Studies have shown ... Read more
Put One Foot in Front of the Other
Wednesday, January 27, 2010      2 comments

This theory is valid in all of life's endeavors. Confucius said a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. After the first step, you are 30 inches closer to the goal. If we apply the put one foot in front of the other principle to al... Read more
Good News, Bad News
Tuesday, January 26, 2010      0 comments

Good News, Bad News Maybe it shoulkd say "Bad News, Good News". I had to go into Atlanta this morning and missed my regular breakfast. I overcame the temptation of Krispy Kreme and honey buns at the Quic k Trip. On the way home, I treate... Read more
Act As If
Monday, January 25, 2010      0 comments

If you treat an individual ... as if he were what he ought to be, and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Goethe externalized a great philosophy. Since your subconscious mind cannot te... Read more
Accentuate the Positive. Eliminate the Negative.
Sunday, January 24, 2010      0 comments

Accentuate the Positive. Eliminate the Negative. Don't mess with Mister In Between. The song from which these words were lifted was popular in the 1940's but they are still appropriate today. Our most important attribute is our attitude ... Read more
"You've Got to Please Yourself"
Saturday, January 23, 2010      1 comments

"The surest route to failure is to try to please everybody" Bill Cosby In the late '60, Rick Nelson released a song called "Garden Party" which chronicled his adventures at a concert when he realized that the audience wanted to hear the si... Read more

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