Archive for January, 2014

The Legacy: Another Poem to Encourage Organ Donor Registration

The Legacy: Another Poem to Encourage Organ Donor Registration

The Legacy: Donate Life   Yesterday I posted “Have A Heart” along with a message about Bill Coon’s story.  If you didn’t read that, I encourage you to do so. (Disclaimer: Though I wrote “The Legacy,” I have not yet been an organ donor, since I am still alive, at least when I last checked! […]

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Have A Heart: Not a Valentine Heart, But a Real Heart

Have A Heart: Not a Valentine Heart, But a Real Heart

“Be a gift. Have a heart . . . your life will live again.” Over 20 years ago, a child was born with a defective heart.  Within a few days of his birth, he underwent a heart transplant, and his parents suffered and prayed and cried and hoped and hoped some more.  And thanks to […]

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Another Valentine’s Day Post

Another Valentine’s Day Post

More Valentine’s Day Information 6 million people plan on making or getting a marriage proposal on Valentine’s Day, according to the Huffington Post last year.  The Boston.CBSlocal.com site says that 2.6 million people get married each year, and 10% or 260,000 get engaged on Valentine’s Day.   Ask.com says that 220,000 couples get engaged each year […]

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A Little Valentine’s Day History

A Little Valentine’s Day History

Things I Never Knew There are three different saints recognized by the Catholic Church that are named Valentine or Valentinus. One legend is that Emperor Claudius II came to believe that unmarried men made better soldiers, and so he made it against the law for young men to marry. Valentine considered this to be wrong, […]

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That You Remember Me:  Alzheimer’s & Dementia

That You Remember Me: Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Written by on January 21, 2014 in Alzheimer's Poems, Family & Children & Thoughts on Things with 1 Comment

Donate to Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research. Our brains are so incredible, so complex, so important. And we don’t use them enough. We allow them to become numb to what we really care about.  And what we really care about should not simply be football games, or movies or TV shows, or what clothes we wear […]

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Valentine’s Day Is Coming Soon!

Valentine’s Day Is Coming Soon!

Written by on January 19, 2014 in Family & Children & Thoughts on Things, Love & Family with 0 Comments

  Don’t Wait Too Long! Did you know that an estimated one billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year? That women purchase 85% of the Valentine’s Day cards? That men purchase 100% of the cards sold between noon and 7 PM each Valentine’s Day? (Okay. I made that up!) Did you know that the […]

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One Month to Valentine’s Day!

One Month to Valentine’s Day!

Written by on January 14, 2014 in Family & Children & Thoughts on Things with 0 Comments

  Valentine’s Day Is On Its Way! Valentine’s Day, it seems, comes quickly after the Christmas and New Years holidays! Of course it’s a day to celebrate love, romantic love. Make it a happy day! I am showing “How Could We Have Ever Known?” which is a poem I wrote for my wife several days […]

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A puppy poem to warm you up!

A puppy poem to warm you up!

Ah! This is real winter! It is still very cold, and snow is everywhere. And it is being blown everywhere else by a very cold wind. We think we had a coyote at our front door and our back door a couple of nights ago. Today, a hawk swooped down near our little dog, and […]

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Whoa! It’s snowy and cold! It’s winter.

Whoa! It’s snowy and cold! It’s winter.

Written by on January 3, 2014 in Family & Children & Thoughts on Things, Winter Poems with 0 Comments

It’s supposed to be cold and snowy! It’s hard to encourage you to enjoy it, but it is what it is, and you have to make the best of it.  Warm up that car. Make sure you keep the gas tank halfway full, maybe with a can of Heat. It will end soon enough, but […]

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Fear: Something to Think About in the New Year

Fear: Something to Think About in the New Year

Written by on January 1, 2014 in Family & Children & Thoughts on Things, News with 0 Comments

The Sum of all Fears: Something to Think About   We are indeed the “The Sum of all Fears” (to borrow a book title from Tom Clancy)! I recently re-tweeted an item from Douglas Wickard in which he quoted Ralph Waldo Emerson. The quote said “Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in […]

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