Tag Archives: son

“It’s Real!”

I was touched by the story below. It had more than the normal impact on me as I was born in ’57, turn ’57 this year, and dreamed of owning a ’57 Chevy Bel-Air with metallic paint the color of … Continue reading

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I P O Y

Below is an excerpt from my book “Reflections of a Grateful Man”. I P O Y I occasionally write the letters “I P O Y” on the bottom of emails and other written communications to one of my sons. The … Continue reading

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A War of Wills

Here is an excerpt from my book, “From the Heart of a Grateful Man” which is due to be released next month. A War of Wills As parents, My Beloved and I were blessed with remarkably honest children. They were … Continue reading

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Don’t Mess With Mama Raccoon!

Several years ago my family went camping in a park filled with beautiful redwood trees and ferns–two of my favorite plants. We enjoyed a pleasant, relaxing day and evening–-until shortly after we tried to go to sleep. Our then-teen-age son … Continue reading

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Being There

The story below touched me on multiple levels and I am grateful to Forever Awezome for posting it. I don’t know whether this story is true or not. I WANT it to be true, and believe that so many kindnesses … Continue reading

Posted in Choices, Commitment, Compassion, Connection/Connecting, Duty, Goodness, Heroes, Making the World a Better Place, My Beliefs, Stories That Touched Me | Tagged , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Updates & Quotes

Hi, everyone. Contrary to circumstantial evidence, I remain among the living. Though I’m back home, a dead computer, new Windows 8, a backed up sewer line, and other “opportunities to learn and grow” have dramatically slowed down my quarterly letter … Continue reading

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An Outie That Was Really An Innie In A Onesie

My Beloved and I plan to head out shortly after 1pm our time but I thought I’d share with you a quick note from our older son regarding our grandson: “I thought Thomas had eaten so much his belly button … Continue reading

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