Category Archives: Personal Reflections

Dry Spell…

Some of you may have noticed that I haven’t been writing much lately. I have hit a dry spell. After going through all of 2014, and writing every day, I haven’t found the same inspiration in the new year. Part … Continue reading

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Snow days aren’t what they were when I was a kid

I live in Southeast Michigan, and we got hit with a substantial snow storm on Super Bowl Sunday. Officially there were 14″ of snow dumped on our region. Locally I would say that is a fairly accurate amount. It started … Continue reading

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Killing Patton – a book review

For Christmas, my wife bought me a copy of Killing Patton, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. I had heard of this series of books, and had some interest. I really enjoy learning about History, and World War II is … Continue reading

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Revise, Replace, Redouble – A look at my 2015 goals after 1 month

Today is January 31, the end of the first month of the year. Hard to believe, but the year is already about 8.5% complete. I have decided that I am going to take a monthly look at my goals, and … Continue reading

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January 29 – Choosing my attitude

January 29 “The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude.” (William James) Every so often it happens to all of us, even the most upbeat and optimistic few. Sometimes … Continue reading

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January 27 – Revoking permission

January 27. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” (Eleanor Roosevelt) When I was growing up I was different from the other children in my Grade School. I was Irish, when the majority were either Lithuanian or … Continue reading

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January 26- Conversation

January 26. “Conversation means being able to disagree and still continue the discussion.” (Dwight MacDonald) I can say, from my own experience, that some of the most exciting and engaging conversations I have ever partaken in, have been conversations with … Continue reading

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The Tipping Point – a brief book review

This year one of my personal goals is to read 15 books. I have a wide range of interests, so it shouldn’t be hard to find enough to fill the year. I thought it might be interesting to give a … Continue reading

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January 22 – Primed for a great year

Good morning. Here are a couple of quotes that are sticking in my mind today: “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?” (Satchel Paige) “Don’t just count your years, make your years count.” (George … Continue reading

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January 21 – Changing how I think of myself for the good

January 21. “What a man thinks of himself, that is what determines, or rather indicates, his fate.” (Henry David Thoreau) A year ago, I didn’t really believe much in myself. I was mired in the midst of winter. The winter … Continue reading

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