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Helpline

August 9, 2020

The mental health issues related to our lockdown are especially hard for people with depression. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has a 24 hour helpline: 1 800 273-8255. Please share this with two people to get this message out. “Be kind, everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” Plato

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No problem

August 2, 2020

If you exhibit composure or coolness, sometimes excessive, as shown in danger or under trying circumstances, you have sangfroid.

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Share

July 5, 2020

“Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a […]

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Stress

June 14, 2020

‘Beware the barrenness of a busy life.’ Socrates

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Go There

June 7, 2020

‘Do something radical…step out. You don’t want to die wondering if you could have. If you have it in you…Go There!’   Darlene Zschech One of the most anointed worship leaders in history and conquerer of breast cancer.

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Reggie nails it

June 7, 2020

‘I’m black, and despite all that I’ve accomplished, society still views me as a threat.’ Reggie Rivers I highly suggest reading Reggie’s piece in yesterday’s Perspective section of The Denver Post. If you tossed the paper, google the above and you can read it online. It hit home with me and I think it will […]

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Harmony

May 20, 2020

‘A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.’ Ruth Bell Graham

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A new day

May 10, 2020

“Hello, sun in my face. Hello you who made the morning and spread it over the fields… Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness.” Mary Oliver

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Grace

April 20, 2020

You are my North Star… the anchor I cling to when the clouds darken and the seas roll You are my oasis… the quiet place I thirst for when the desert surrounds me and hope is fading You are my lifeline… the connection I cherish when friends are few and I feel alone You speak […]

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Over the top

April 18, 2020

The virus has spurred people to come up with some very creative ways to stay in touch with their favorite sports. The other day a father was seen on TV working with his 3 year old son hitting foam tennis balls in the house. The kid is going to be a fine player someday. If […]

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Together

March 8, 2020

From birth…and before, we are all wired for connection.

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Love lives on

March 8, 2020

The following is excerpted from the book The Rabbit Effect by Dr. Kelli Harding. ‘In the midst of a January snowstorm, I went to see my mom’s body one final time at the funeral home before it was cremated. She’d died only four days before, and it had been just over two weeks since the […]

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Being present is a gift

March 8, 2020

The following is an excerpt from the book Indestractable by Nir Eyal and Julie Li. ’One particular day, the two of us were playing games from an activity book designed to bring dads and daughters closer together. The first activity involved naming each other’s favorite things. The next project was to build a paper airplane […]

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Read

March 6, 2020

‘The point is not to see how many books you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.’ Mortimer Adler

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Finnerty

March 5, 2020

I am patient… I am kind. Only good thoughts… rule my mind. I have no time to look forward or back This moment…this breath will keep me on track.    

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Second chances

March 1, 2020

A not so spry older man had a dream last night In it, he was sitting alone in a park on an unseasonably warm winter day Spring was six weeks away so there were no robins yet, just pesky little brown and gray sparrows intent on eating as much as they could An older man […]

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Sweat fest

February 11, 2020

I volunteered to go to the store last Saturday as it seems a bit unfair that Sally is the shopper 4-5 days a week. My charge was to pick up milk, black beans, corn, and some cheese. I also knew that it was time to get some mustard and that a new style/brand was in […]

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Poor Sheba

February 1, 2020

Sally shared an idea with me this morning. It was a recipe from a magazine she was reading and she wondered if I was interested in taking it to a Super Bowl party tomorrow. The appetizer is called Brussels Sprouts Nachos with Pickled Chiles. I had to tell her this story and politely ask for […]

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Watch out world

February 1, 2020

Kudos to Sophia Kenin for winning The Australian Open! I tuned in when the score was 2-2 in the third set. She went down love – 40 on her serve and things looked very dicey. Unfazed, she fought back to deuce and ending up winning that crucial game. Down 15-40 in the following game, she […]

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Duke

January 31, 2020

I usually fish The South Platte by myself as friends are either working or engaged in other more fruitful activities. Two months ago, I started a friendship near Trumbull that has been growing on each subsequent visit. His name is Duke and he is a full time resident of this tiny hamlet near Deckers. We […]