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An emotional birthday
Saturday, July 02, 2016      27 comments

Twenty five years ago yesterday, my darling Daughter was born. Somehow, this milestone hit me really deeply, as I remember vividly how that birth-day went, and how I felt the first time I saw my child. So many life moments have gone on sin... Read more
Oh, please read.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016      23 comments

One of my greatest pleasures is reading. I read every day, I read a lot of books, and do it while exercising, and especially read for the sheer joy... Read more
Be a badass.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016      7 comments

I have spent a lot of time over the past few days, reflecting on my Sister's inability to stand up to her mostly verbally abusive husband. I know t... Read more
Equality.
Sunday, June 26, 2016      20 comments

Today is a huge day for Pride parades. My darling Daughter made an outfit to wear in the Minneapolis LGBTQ pride parade today. She is so excited t... Read more
Stick to your plan.
Saturday, June 25, 2016      20 comments

So, yesterday, I took my sister, Anne and her daughter, Elizabeth out for an adventure. I took them to a great little town, Excelsior, on the edge of Lake Minnetonka. It was a beautiful day, typical of Minnesota summer, and we had a lot of fun... Read more
This is a tough blog.
Thursday, June 23, 2016      24 comments

A little back story first. I am one of four children. First came my brother, then me, then two younger sisters. One sister lives nearby, and we don't really see each other, because of her attitude and addictions. The other came into town yes... Read more
Be obsessively grateful
Tuesday, June 21, 2016      18 comments

Be obsessively grateful. Are we? Do we realize what a great life we have? Do we realize that we live in the most independent and magnificent coun... Read more
Sunday Sparkpoetry...I love my Dad
Sunday, June 19, 2016      17 comments

Happy Father's Day to my Poppa called Jake You're the best Father, you are no fake You are a Zen master at give and take It's extremely hard t... Read more
Be Your Own Hero
Saturday, June 18, 2016      24 comments

There are so many ways we can accomplish great things. There are so many ways we can be our own heroes. Being your own hero is the beginning of yo... Read more
Food is not the problem
Wednesday, June 15, 2016      25 comments

Food is not the problem. The issue is the way you use it against yourself. Food has been a problem for a lot of us. We have used it to soothe... Read more
A Monday sonnet
Monday, June 13, 2016      14 comments

Last night at the Tony awards, Lin Manuel Miranda accepted one of his many awards for his AWESOME smash Broadway hit, Hamilton. Miranda wrote a sonnet for his wife, and for the people of Orlando, and read it at the Tony's: My wife's the re... Read more
I am horrified.
Sunday, June 12, 2016      28 comments

So, yesterday, I wake up to hear that a young girl, just starting out with a good voice, was shot dead by a disgruntled fan in Orlando the night before. This morning, I find out that a young man, disappointed by seeing gay people love each othe... Read more
Make a magnificent transformation
Saturday, June 11, 2016      22 comments

May the next few months be a period of magnificent transformation. I have been asked MANY times, how I got started losing weight, and how I did... Read more
Miscellaneous Thursday stuff
Thursday, June 09, 2016      21 comments

How lucky I am, to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. Mom and Dad left this morning. I saw them yesterday afternoon, and wished... Read more
A river cuts through rock
Wednesday, June 08, 2016      26 comments

A river cuts through rock, not because of it's power, but it's persistence. Oh, how true this is. I have used this graphic before, but never d... Read more

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