Category Archives: Family

What the World Needs

  Thich Nhat Hanh tells a story about refugees trying to escape in rickety, small boats. The boats weren’t sea worthy, and the area besieged by storms and pirates. He states, “If everyone panicked, the boat would capsize. If only … Continue reading

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Are You Living An Inspired Life?

  Baruch Spinoza an eighteenth-century philosopher suggested people need to ask themselves three questions every day for a month. The first, “Who or what inspired me today” I’ll try to answer the question and I’ll save the others for another … Continue reading

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A Life that Works

Five things make my life better. My faith in something bigger, kinder, and gentler in the universe. Laughter, sidesplitting laughter. Music which inspires the soul. Animals and their unconditional love and silly antics. Lastly, nature in all her glory. I … Continue reading

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Hero’s Among Us

  Most of us never need a service dog and or work with a service dog. These animals work with devotion and dedication. Guide Dogs of America, Canine Companions, police dogs, military dogs, search and rescue dogs all unselfishly toil. … Continue reading

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Baby Charlie

I cannot imagine losing a child. The thought an unspeakable horror. There’s no way to fathom the crushing grief of his parents. Their private anguish played out on a world stage. Parents aren’t meant to outlive their children. Charlie, born … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Fooled By Their Angelic Faces     Growing up, I listened to whatever my mom had on the radio. Bob Vinton had a hit called Devil or Angel. The song reminds me of an average day with my … Continue reading

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Travis

    It has been a year since I retired and moved to a new town. A place where I knew no one. Having moved too many times to count as a child, I was undaunted. Travis and I have … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

  Yesterday was Mother’s Day. The day we honor the women who brought us into the world. My Mom died twenty-five years ago. I still miss her and sing happy birthday every year on her special day. When I raised … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures

I envy children, puppies and young animals. The tiniest things amuse and fascinate them. Kittens chase feathers or yarn, doesn’t matter they make a game of it. My puppy Narley plays with my older dog Travis. He doesn’t care if … Continue reading

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When Your Puppy Rolls in the Poop

Remember the adage, “some days you’re the dog and some days the hydrant”. This morning at o’dark hundred my puppy woke me up. Groggy and half asleep I let him out of his crate. That’s when the “fit literally hit … Continue reading

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