Tag Archives: safe

A Beautiful Solution to a Heart-breaking Problem

I’ll bet it’s not often that a tough-looking biker club gets called beautiful, but I’m doing it now. Please click on the link to see why. So many of life’s difficult problems can be dealt with in such creative ways. … Continue reading

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Call Me Maybe

What do the boys in Afghanistan have in common with Dolphin Cheerleaders? See for yourself. This is a fun music video. Caution: Though I’d say this was G-rated (safe for kids), if a video featuring bikini-clad women is unsafe to … Continue reading

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A Political Rant in A Self-Described Partisan Politics-Free Zone

I have dear friends from all over the political spectrum. One of the things that saddens me about political rancor is comments along the lines of “They” want things that are very different than “We” do, and that the differences … Continue reading

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Being There

Many of the most powerful moments in my life, the times I feel the most alive, the most useful, and the most connected to everyone and everything are those times I am there when someone needs me the most. Just … Continue reading

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Send In the Cavalry!

As our children got into their mid to-later-teen years, they and their friends used to “hang out” a lot at our house, and usually in our living room. It probably had a lot to do with the fact that My … Continue reading

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I P O Y

I occassionally write the letters “I P O Y” on the bottom of emails and other written communicationss to one of my sons. The reason for doing so takes a little explaining but involves Fred Rogers of “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood” … Continue reading

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Friendship

“It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us.” -Epicurus, philosopher (c. 341-270 BCE) Based on how long ago Epicurus lives, it seems safe to say that some things … Continue reading

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