Category Archives: 25 blogs

Gettin Closer

I woke up this morning and found this gem from Colleen Brown in my daily feed.           The full post can be found here. I needed to be reminded of this on this Friday morning. Maybe … Continue reading

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A Lesson To Remember

I first learned this lesson way back in 1984 when I took a class for funeral directors called “Life Appreciation Training”   I could write for hours about the impact that the late Bill Bates, founder of the training, had on … Continue reading

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On Mastery

You are not going to master the rest of your life in one day. Just relax. Master the day. Then just keep trying to do that every day. Norman has today under control. HT @spiritualsrs

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I Like To Walk . . .

I like to walk with Grandpa… He takes his time you see, His steps are little just like mine; He stops and waits for me. He lets me ask him questions, He lets me hold his hand. He makes me … Continue reading

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Red, White & Blue

Below is a fitting song for the day, Red, White & Blue, performed live by Lynyrd Skynyrd back in 2003 in TN. Besides being a patriotic song, that lineup of the band featured two of my favorite guitarists.  One is … Continue reading

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On This Sunday

On this Sunday, the Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle, aka Doubting Thomas, I would like to share a blog post from  Malcolm Guite, who is quite an interesting guy. It is also prompted by an ongoing conversation I am … Continue reading

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A Father’s Wisdom

The lesson I want you to learn, Eddie,  is . . . it doesn’t matter what you look like. You can be tall, short, fat, thin ugly or handsome like your father, or you can be black, yellow or white, … Continue reading

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An Accomplishment

On Monday, I was able to: Probate my mother’s estate Sell her car. Close out her bank accounts Sign a contract for her condo (cash offer, over asking price, with no contingencies, Thank you Lisa!) All in less than four … Continue reading

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BDJ#1

I will never forget the look on the cashier’s face as she scanned the bag of birdseed and I asked her how long does it take for the birds to grow once I plant them? My first “Bad dad joke” … Continue reading

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A New Perspective

I’ll be taking a few days away from the keyboard as I travel to NJ for our mother’s funeral mass, interment of her cremated remains in the mausoleum with our dad and a family and friends luncheon. I’m looking forward … Continue reading

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