Category Archives: Personal Reflections

What, me worry?

May 13. “Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.” (Theodore N. Vail) Do you worry? I do. As much as I have worked to eliminate worry from my life, it persists. Among all … Continue reading

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May 12 – Kick starting my writing

May 12. “Writing is a form of prayer.” (Franz Kafka) A while back I wrote about, and talked about, how I was in a funk. I had hit a plateau in my weight loss, and my life in general seemed … Continue reading

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Announcing: A new series of posts coming to Bobby-C-Blog

Today starts the season of Lent for Christians. Among other things, it is a time when we atone for things in our lives, practice a bit of self-denial, and increase our self-discipline, all in preparation for the celebration of Easter. … Continue reading

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Dilbert, Passion and Goals

If you have ever read a Dilbert comic strip in the newspaper, then you probably know that the strip’s writer is Scott Adams. The strip has been wildly successful for nearly 3 decades, in part because many people think that … Continue reading

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February 16 – Beating Boredom

February 16 – “A man can stand almost anything except a succession of ordinary days.” (Johann von Goethe) It seems odd to me to talk and think about a “succession of ordinary days”, when just a week ago I was … Continue reading

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Savor these days

Today is February 11. In the Northern Hemisphere we are deep into winter. Groundhog day came and went more than a week ago with the promise of 6 more weeks of Winter, and the calendar tells me that March 20 … Continue reading

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Mistakes and struggles as inspiration

February 10 – “It’s OK to mess up. You should give yourself a break.” (Billy Joel) There are some people who are blessed with a divine lack of self-doubt. The rest of us, in the majority, have to live with … Continue reading

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Overrated. My weekend in New Orleans

This weekend my wife and I took a trip to New Orleans. She has a conference for work, and we decided that a winter getaway to someplace warm was a great idea, so we extended her trip a couple of … Continue reading

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In the Garden of Beasts – a book review

In the Garden of Beasts,by Erik Larson, is a novelized history of the events taking place in Nazi Germany from June of 1933, until June of 1934. Although the book also discusses other events after June 1934, the climax of … Continue reading

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The Power of the power walk

February 6 – “An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” (Henry David Thoreau). As I have been progressing on my Journey toward better health, one thing that has become a staple is walking. I love to walk. … Continue reading

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