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Saturday, December 01, 2012      11 comments

I haven't chopped down a tree or split wood since my teenage days at Ernie Swift Conservation Camp. The Wisconsin DNR used to run work camps for teenagers who wanted to work outside and make money. I stayed in a barracks in northern WI for six... Read more
You do have a choice
Friday, November 30, 2012      10 comments

"I believe that you control your destiny, that you can be what you want to be. You can also stop and say, No, I won't do it, I won't behave his way anymore. I'm lonely and I need people around me, maybe I have to change my methods of be... Read more
Accept their love
Thursday, November 29, 2012      7 comments

“Accept what people offer. Drink their milkshakes. Take their love.” ~ Wally Lamb, She's Come Undone... Read more
When are you successful?
Wednesday, November 28, 2012      11 comments

“You Are Successful The Moment You Start Moving Toward a Worthwhile Goal” ~ Charles Carlson... Read more
So true
Tuesday, November 27, 2012      8 comments

"Work is not always required. There is such a thing as sacred idleness.” ~ George MacDonald... Read more
The sum of the parts
Monday, November 26, 2012      6 comments

"In truth a family is what you make it. It is made strong, not by number of heads counted at the dinner table, but by the rituals you help family members create, by the memories you share, by the commitment of time, caring, and love you show to ... Read more
The greatest gifts given to me
Sunday, November 25, 2012      7 comments

"Of all nature's gifts to the human race, what is sweeter to a man than his children?" ~Marcus Tullius Cicero ... Read more
Saturday, November 24, 2012      9 comments

"Age shouldn't affect you. It's just like the size of your shoes - they don't determine how you live your life! You're either marvelous or you're boring, regardless of your age." ~Steven Morrissey ... Read more
Simple rules for living (especially the last line)
Friday, November 23, 2012      12 comments

"In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present." ~Lao Tzu ... Read more
The beautiful zen of dogs
Friday, November 23, 2012      4 comments

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace.” ¯ Milan Kundera... Read more
Wednesday, November 21, 2012      4 comments

"The more I like me, the less I want to pretend to be other people." ~Jamie Lee Curtis ... Read more
What is possible
Tuesday, November 20, 2012      6 comments

"A possibility was born the day you were born and it will live as long as you live." -Marcus Solero... Read more
Gratitude and thankfulness
Monday, November 19, 2012      7 comments

"Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse." ~Henry Van Dyke ... Read more
Just for today
Sunday, November 18, 2012      5 comments

"Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall. Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down. And this is all life really means." ~ Robert L... Read more
Forgiveness for yourself
Thursday, November 15, 2012      10 comments

“Forgiveness has nothing to do with absolving a criminal of his crime. It has everything to do with relieving oneself of the burden of being a victim--letting go of the pain and transforming oneself from victim to survivor.” ¯ C.R. Strahan... Read more

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