Category Archives: Observations

a2 + b2 = WTF

I used to joke about the theory of reincarnation, saying, “There’s no way I’m coming back and going through adolescence and high school again!”  My gullet begins to spasm as I look back from the perspective of Blog this! Digg … Continue reading

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I Need to See a Man About a Horse

There is a Zen story about a man riding along on a galloping horse.  He approaches a man sitting beside the road and the sitting man calls out, Blog this! Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share … Continue reading

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You’re a Daisy if You Do

One of the most challenging things for me to do in this life has been to let go of my desire for specific outcomes.  I am very much better at it than I used to be. Blog this! Digg this … Continue reading

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I Might As Well Face It

The more I examine the symptoms and apparent causes of Addictive Personality Disorder, the more I think all of us, at some level, demonstrate addictive habits. Blog this! Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin … Continue reading

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Trying to Forgive Myself

One of the things that keep us from moving forward in our lives is our attachment to the past.  I, for one, keep finding myself remembering something stupid or insensitive I did in the past and then beating myself up … Continue reading

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I’m Not Alone

When it comes to Christmas, I am usually a basket case.  I get so anxious and over-worried that I will forget something during my Christmas planning that I have sleepless nights beginning somewhere between the 15th and 20th of December.  … Continue reading

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Walking on Sunshine

I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, not just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. ~ Carl Sanburg Well.  Here I go.  I feel it’s time to share some … Continue reading

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Lunch Time Hocus Pocus

Today for lunch, I had a sandwich prepared by my mother.  I can see no other logical explanation for what occurs when my mother prepares a meal than magic.  She has got to be doing something I am not seeing! … Continue reading

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Looking for Love

Recently, my dear niece posted the following as her Facebook status: “The hate that is going on in this world is absolutely disgusting.” I understand her frustration.  Upon even cursory examination, man’s inhumanity to man can quickly Blog this! Digg … Continue reading

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How About a Little Respect

I recently enjoyed a great day that revolved around a trip to PetCo Park in San Diego, California.  I was the guest of my long-time friend—and life-long Yankees fan—Vic.  At the beginning of the season Blog this! Digg this post … Continue reading

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Spend Some Time With a Friend

I met Rich “Da Coach” Gilgallon about 15-years-ago when our mutual friend, Cal Ahlers, invited me to round out a foursome on a Saturday morning.  Cal told me that Rich had been a “big time, east coast, sports-talk guy” who … Continue reading

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Premembering a Future

My 4th grade teacher was Miss Rucker.  She was a very sharp cookie.  I had some pretty cool elementary school teachers and, to this day, I still admire them.  But the only comment from a report card that I can … Continue reading

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The Power of Negativity

I spent a few hours this past week visiting with some friends.  One of the men is attending college with long-term career goals in mind.  He talked with us about a conversation he’d had with one of his professors and … Continue reading

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The Christmas Tree

Another Christmas has come and gone.  The Christmas tree is back in its box and the ornaments are packed away.  At this writing, that makes 59 Christmases for me. The earliest Christmas I can remember was my fourth.  It was … Continue reading

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Blasé and So-on…

I recently saw Daniel Day Lewis in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln.”  It is a beautifully done motion picture and demonstrated how much effort was made by both Lincoln and others to pass the 13th Amendment, and how close it came to … Continue reading

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Too Old to Dream?

When I was a child of, perhaps, seven- or eight-years-old, we played Cowboys and Indians or Army Man in our back yards.  We didn’t really have back yards as in the traditional suburban sense.  We lived in a rural area … Continue reading

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A Simple Act of Kindness

I awoke one recent morning to a shared message on FaceBook. My grandmother is passing soon with cancer.  I visited her the other day and she was telling me about how she really wanted soup, but not hospital soup because … Continue reading

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The Greatest Game

In the film Field of Dreams, Kevin Costner’s character, Ray Kinsella,  talks about his relationship with his father.  He says that no matter what was wrong between them, they always had Baseball in common.  I love baseball and when I … Continue reading

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Oooh, Look at the Stars!

One August evening, a former girlfriend and I took an air mattress and a couple of sleeping bags to The Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California.  I had missed our group’s party trip to see the Perseids Meteor Shower … Continue reading

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Forcing Myself Out of My Rut

I heard it said once that a “rut is just a grave without ends…”  That, to a point and perfectly, describes my life in recent months.  In the past I’ve espoused a philosophy of never again taking a job simply … Continue reading

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