Image: Be Thankful

“We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.” ― Harry A. Ironside This morning I stopped at my local convenience store to grab some dish-washing liquid. I’d just dropped my daughter and her friend at the freshmen campus. It was cold. A layer of snow lingered on Continue Reading →

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Image: Girl balancing books on head

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”― Mahatma Gandhi Have you ever been guilty of saying something like, “That’s just the way I am. I can’t change?” But even if you refuse to change, the world around you refuses to stop changing. If you prepare for Continue Reading →

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Image: Buddy wearing headphones

Like many of you, I’ve spent much of my life toiling in a cubicle. That drab, utilitarian landscape adopted by so many corporations. Oddly, what is now disdained as Orwellian furniture, originated in a quest for liberation and equality. Created in 1968 by Herman Miller furniture designer Robert Propst in an effort to breakdown the Continue Reading →

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Image: Football on kicking tee

I’m not a big fan of professional sports. I watch them. But not consistently. Years ago I became disillusioned by what I perceived to be excessive compensation, egocentricity and poor morals. Seemed like a waste of time, talent and money so I checked out. But during the NFL playoffs, I occasionally watch a game or Continue Reading →

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Image: Popcorn and Movie Reels

I like Tuesdays. I’ve never disliked Tuesdays but I like them more now. You see, Tuesdays are $5 movie days at our local theater. And since my daughter is gainfully employed she likes to take her dad on a date. Even better, my daughter loves action movies. For years, I’ve submitted to a parade of Continue Reading →

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Image: Dirty Shoes

Yesterday was a cold and rainy day in Cincinnati. But my dogs don’t care. They still want to be walked or run. So I gave in. I don’t know if I walk my dogs or they walk me, but we both benefit. After our walk, they often like to be tethered in the front yard Continue Reading →

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