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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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Ron Santo: Hall of Famer, Finally!

Ron Santo: Hall of Famer, Finally!

Written by on July 17, 2012 in Health, Juvenile Diabetes Poems, News, Sports with 0 Comments

Ron Santo finally will be enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend.  It is long overdue. The following poem was written in 2010 in honor of Mr. Santo, who gave so much for so many kids, and especially those with juvenile diabetes.                 For Every Kid: A […]

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March 11: One Year Since the Tsunami

March 11: One Year Since the Tsunami

Written by on March 7, 2012 in Health, Love & Family, Memorial Poems, News with 0 Comments

It seems hard to believe, but it has been a year since the tsunami hit Japan and severely damaged the nuclear reactor. I am re-running “Winds of Death: Nature Claims Its Victory”. Winds of Death: Nature Claims Its Victory How now shall the living live with so much life now gone? Nature moved the water’s […]

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Steve Jobs:  An Organ Recipient; A Man Who Changed Our World

Steve Jobs: An Organ Recipient; A Man Who Changed Our World

Written by on October 7, 2011 in Health, News, Organ Donation with 0 Comments

Far too young. Steve Jobs lost his battle with pancreatic cancer this week. But remember that without a donated liver, he would likely have lost his battle several years ago. The world lost one of its best a couple of days ago.  Lost in the outpouring of accolades for a genius committed to excellence is […]

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The Silence and the Darkness: September 11

Written by on September 11, 2011 in Memorial Poems, News with 0 Comments

The Silence and the Darkness A September 11 Poem Can you hear the silence? There’s a space there in your mind, ten years old but still brand new— still burning you and touching you though you were far away.     Can you see the silence? Not a cloud was in the sky, but a […]

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Freedom From Tyranny Day!

Written by on July 4, 2011 in News with 0 Comments

It is Independence Day, the 4th of July, 2011. It has been 235 years since our Declaration of Independece was signed. What did it really mean? 

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Japan’s Tragedy – Winds of Death: Nature Claims its Victory

Written by on March 17, 2011 in News with 0 Comments

As with Katrina, Japan’s nightmare is the world’s reminder that there are things we think we can control, but do not.  The investigations will follow and the fingerpointing will begin, but for now, our thoughts and energies should be with the Japanese people and their leaders as they struggle with their personal losses, their financial […]

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Life Should Be Like Golf  (Where There’s Sand There’s Fire) PGA 2010

Life Should Be Like Golf (Where There’s Sand There’s Fire) PGA 2010

Written by on August 23, 2010 in News, Sports with 0 Comments

“Life Should Be Like Golf” commemorates the recently concluded PGA tournament at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, and talks about the penalty incurred by Dustin Johnson, and the classy way that he handled it. The last lines of the poem say: “In golf, the rules don’t exist / to bend or get around. / If life, perchance, could be like this, / we’d all be better off. / Life should be like golf.”

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The Power of Words Part II

The Power of Words Part II

Written by on August 9, 2010 in News with 0 Comments

“I have dreamed a thousand dreams,
in vivid colors with brilliant hue,
with still blue waters on golden sand,
and mountains rising from the land,
and endless flowers waving then
in gentle winds in summer sun.
I have dreamed a thousand dreams
and you are there in every one.”

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The Power of Words Part I

The Power of Words Part I

Written by on August 1, 2010 in News with 0 Comments

    MOM DIDN’T UNDERSTAND THE POWER OF HER WORDS. I mentioned in my first post that part of the mission of this blog is to explore  the power of words.  The old phrase: “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words (or names) will never hurt me!” is, in my opinion, very wrong!  In fact, […]

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