Monthly Archives: December 2013

One Year Ago Today

Kissed My Comfort Zone Goodbye Originally Posted on December 31, 2012 Over time my comfort zone has become something of a trap; safe and comfortable, but stifling to my growth and realization of my dreams. My ‘rut’ is a sweet … Continue reading

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Live It!

Life is crazy, and totally unpredictable… It’s going to push you over, kick you while you’re down and hit you when you try to get back up. Not everything can beat you. Things are going to change you, But you … Continue reading

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What’s Inside

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. Oscar Wilde

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12 Steps To Third World Living

It generally is very difficult for Americans… to comprehend the realities of daily life for the billion-plus people who constitute “the poorest of the poor.” For these people, the question “What Is Enough?” has a very different meaning. This little … Continue reading

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Carry on, Santa, it’s Christmas Day, All Secure…

Readily I admit I fought through watery eyes to get this retyped here. Though I did not serve in the military, I have known many good men and women who did. While the poem was written specifically by a Marine … Continue reading

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Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

Virginia was the daughter of Dr. Philip O’Hanlon, a coroner’s assistant on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.  In answer to her question “is there really a Santa Claus” her father suggested she write to a New York City newspaper … Continue reading

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With Open Eyes

One day last week the streets around the Super Wal-Mart were clogged with cars much like ants swarming from a ‘stomped-on-anthill’. Inwardly lost in my own thoughts about what I needed to buy and yet had to do, my view … Continue reading

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Sex Is Sacred

C. Joybell C. made a post on Facebook this morning I found moving. Here’s a portion: Sex is sacred. That’s just the way it is. It doesn’t matter what you tell yourself in order to get away from the truth, … Continue reading

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The Best Childhood Christmas

It was Christmas morning and the first one without my father. My Mother, Brother and I now lived in an old country house that had never been painted on the outside nor finished off on the inside. The floors were … Continue reading

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I’m Happy

An interesting personal phenomena is the happier I have become, the more I understand what makes me happy. Living for years with a somewhat disgruntled attitude while searching for happiness never brought me closer to being happy. Only deep personal … Continue reading

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