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Journal Entry # 97 – Make a Life!

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. – Norman MacEwan

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Journal Entry # 96 – Appreciate the Beauty!

“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.”      – Aristotle

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Journal Entry # 95 – Tis the Season to be Kind!

Kindness is like snow, it beautifies everything it covers. – Kahlil Gibran

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Journal Entry # 92 – Become a Child Again!!!

    “We are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.” ―Laura Ingalls Wilder *Take a look at our Christmas Village from a few years ago. The video was taken with an early smartphone. At the time, I was just fooling around really, but in retrospect, I’m glad […]

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Ashback Friday # 5 – I Pity the Fall!

Hey all, Pictured above is the old 1983 Mr. T action figure, and no not a doll, an action figure. The difference is the kung-fu grip. Anyway, I was and still am I guess, a huge fan of the A-Team. I watched religiously every week as Four Vietnam vets, framed for a crime they didn’t […]

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The Elf All About Himself! (something for the kids)

Once upon a time, there was an angry little elf. who didn’t think of anyone, but only himself. He was always so mad, and sometimes a bit sad, that work, work, work, was all he ever had. His friends called him mean, said stop being selfish. “Be like us, and act more elfish.” So, one […]

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Journal Entry # 90 – It’s the Little Things!

It has long been a great axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important. – Arthur Conan Doyle

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Journal Entry # 89 – Now, create!

If you’re alive, you’re a creative person. —Elizabeth Gilbert

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Ashback Friday # 4 – Bump, Volley…Spike!

Yup, those were the days!!! Afterschool practices and weekend tournaments were my only focus during this chapter of my life. Back when I hadn’t quite grown into my ears yet. Oh, how I miss the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. The clean-shaven, beer shirt wearing, non-look at the camera bunch of guys […]

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Ashback Friday # 3 – Very Very Sneaker there Mother!

Hello all, I can’t recall the year, couldn’t even guess, but yours truly used to rock those kicks you see above. How cool was I? Gosh, I was about ten, eleven, maybe even twelve. I’m telling you, they had me at “that cool thing that I drink is now on my shoes”. Right away, I […]

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