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Pandemic reaction

March 27, 2020

Cabin Fever is manifested in a variety of ways. Some healthy and others prompting a call to Dr. Phil or one with similar abilities.

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Too funny

March 27, 2020

The lady’s name above has gone out of favor but let me know if anyone has a relative named Myrtle. Yeppers…Myrtle Young visited with Johnny Carson years ago and the 3 minute video is priceless. Just do a search of Johnny Carson and Potato Chip Trick.

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Never alone

March 27, 2020

There were five couples practicing social distancing as they spoke from the edge of their driveways. They had determined that their cul de sac had 13 children ten years or younger. What was in question was who had written the statement above on the sidewalk. Not one child spoke up and the parents were flummoxed. […]

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Hole Wheat Bread

March 27, 2020

My good friend Kevin Nydam of Thrive Realty has been telling me for years that one of the secrets to losing weight is to cut out bread from your diet. Well…it seems he has conspired with my dear wife and the bakers at Izzio Artisan Bakery to assist in this weight reduction program. Either that […]

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A sign of the times

March 20, 2020

‘Father, forgive me…my last confession was the day before The Astros cheating scandal became public. I now confess that I was aware of their shenanigans and made over $2 million in illegal betting. With the Coronavirus, I’m out of a job and beseech thee to forgive me and I promise to give to the poor […]

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Tranquility

March 15, 2020

In this frazzle laden world of ours, there still are those who know that contentment is found in the embrace of another.

Mike Lemcke, from Richmond, Va., sits in an empty Greensboro Coliseum after the NCAA college basketball games were cancelled at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, March 12, 2020. The biggest conferences in college sports all canceled their basketball tournaments because of the new coronavirus, seemingly putting the NCAA Tournament in doubt.  (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)

No go

March 15, 2020

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. March Sadness.  

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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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Travel light

March 2, 2020

‘It’s eventually clear that we carry with us on the road more baggage than just our suitcase and our backpacks.’ Ryan Holiday from the book Stillness is The Key.

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Decisions

March 2, 2020

‘You can’t run away from your choices—you can only fix them with better choices.’ Ryan Holiday

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Introspection

March 2, 2020

These thoughts on journaling are from the book Stillness is the key by Ryan Holiday. Michael Foucault called journals a weapon for spiritual combat…a way to practice philosophy and purge the mind of agitation and foolishness and to overcome difficulty. To silence the barking dogs in your head. To prepare for the day ahead and […]

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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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Determination

February 23, 2020

‘Great things are done when people and mountains meet.’ William Blake

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Have mercy on us

February 20, 2020

Moderator:  Mrs. Warren…do you have a question? Warren:       Could we please take potty break? Moderator:   Why, of course…you’re excused and would you and mega bucks Mike mind going to the casino for an hour while we finish this?

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One witty guy

February 18, 2020

Best quote of the year by a resident of Virginia. ‘You’d have a better chance laying in a creek and kissing a copperhead than taking the guns from Virginians.’

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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 […]