6 Steps to Encourage Goals and Dreams

A father and his 8 yr old son were in the yard throwing a football around. “I’m gonna be in the NFL one day!” said the boy. “You can’t even catch the ball, son,” said the dad. “I’m gonna learn, and then I’ll play NFL,” the boy shot back. “Son, NFL players start learning when they... Continue Reading →

Dog Walking: Why I Stopped Using a Bicycle

Every dog lover knows that dogs like and NEED walks.  Dogs like exploring, and they NEED to expend energy. Pent up energy is what causes nervous habits for dogs, like chewing shoes, walls, door frames, excessive barking, etc. While I know Lucky, my hundred pound Lab/bulldog mix, enjoyed and needed the walks, there were days... Continue Reading →

Avoid Copyright Issues

A couple weeks ago I read a post about a blogger who is going through some expensive legal pains due to some pictures posted on her blog. I wish I’d remembered to save her link, but her situation has stuck in my mind as I navigate the do’s and don’ts of blogging.  Its clear that... Continue Reading →

If I could, I’d Miss Him.

5 years old: I stood and stared, for hours, out of the window of our New York apartment building waiting for my father to show up. It was my birthday. He never showed up. I don’t remember much about New York, but I remember looking out of that window for a long time. I remember... Continue Reading →

Relationships Like Checking Accounts

Recently I heard someone explaining the key to having good relationships and friendships, and they compared it to a checking account. Once you've established an account, you want to make sure the account stays in the positive and that it grows over time. Your account grows by making consistent positive deposits, and always depositing more... Continue Reading →

Mom’s Curious Foot Condition

English is not mom’s first language and though she can speak English well, she sometimes gets her words mixed up. When teaching people how to crochet, she will often point to a book and tell them to look at the diaphragm. Sometimes she helps with groceries and buys paper toilet for the bathrooms and Fruit... Continue Reading →

Quick Check in for my Readers

Posts should resume by Friday, May 26. My laptop is currently lying upside down trying to survive a cup of southern sugary sweet tea. While it dries out throughly I am traveling for a couple of days.  We will know Thursday if the laptop survives or if I get to upgrade (do I sound to... Continue Reading →

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