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Coming to America...and then leaving.

In the mid-80s I was finishing my somewhat checkered high-school career in a 3rd, no, scratch that, 4th world country somewhere in Latin America.  I lived with my mother who is a highly educated, brilliant woman who, nevertheless, was not paid very much at that point in her career.  1,354 more words

Negativity as motivation

As we ease into the 2nd week of 2018,  I contemplate my upcoming workout.  Rotator cuff issues mean that I still can’t low or high bar squat so my workout today will feature safety bar box squats and the Wenning belt squat station for a reasonable amount of weight and volume as well as working up to some heavy triples on bench.  713 more words

Year End Random Musings

As the year 2017 draws to a close and the world is trying it’s utmost best to go hell in a hand-basket, I share with you the following utterly random and sometimes shallow observations: 1,802 more words

Happy While You Are Weak

Psalm 146:5
Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God:

Happy indicates a deep and abiding pleasure, a manifest joy. 211 more words


Try a Different Door!

My publisher went out of business in January!   That means my books went out of print, and out of distribution.  It was a door suddenly slammed shut in my face–totally unexpected, although there had been signs, had I been more perceptive. 582 more words


Finding My Way Back To God- And Thankfulness!

The very best thing about being a Child of God is the hope.  When Jesus rose from the dead after an unjust trial and a humiliating, painful death, he gave a sign to every human being and every heavenly being- there is Hope in existence.  2,052 more words

Short Little Rebel

Keeping Calm During Tragedy Around You

I had planned to write on another topic, but the event in Las Vegas changed that. Listening to the news and what’s been reported on Facebook, and other social media outlets, is heartbreaking. 436 more words

Career Management