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A Beautiful Legacy – My Aunt Dorothy

My Aunt Dorothy was a special lady.  Naturally loving and caring, wherever she went, she left behind a trail of joy and happiness.  Such a bubbly personality, with a great sense of humor and could be delightfully goofy at time, much like my mom.  When we would visit, she’d come searching for a hug, and…… Continue reading A Beautiful Legacy – My Aunt Dorothy

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The Good Old Days

Sometimes I catch myself drifting back in time.  Thinking of a moment in my past and thinking how good things were.  For me, it’s playing little league baseball, riding our bikes around the neighborhood, or just goofing off with friends.  It’s something we all do at some point in time.  Reflecting on something positive and…… Continue reading The Good Old Days

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The Honoring of a Sacrifice

Time defines most things when you think about it.  The ongoing ticking of the clock, minute after minute.  Time preceded us.  Time will continue after us.  This is the nature of things.  But the beginning and the end are unique to each of us.  We only have the time in between to work with.  We…… Continue reading The Honoring of a Sacrifice

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Giving Respect

I grew up in Delray Beach, Florida, which has a healthy retirement community.  Riding the car with my mom and dad, it was a running prediction that a car approaching in at the intersection may or may not stop or simply proceed into the traffic.  The approaching car would more often than not, pull out…… Continue reading Giving Respect

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Have Substance, Be Deep

Quite a few years back, I went with my brother and a friend to a local boat race, The Tarheel Regatta.  The lake was not large enough for the high-end racing boats, but it was still quite entertaining to see some of the mid-to-smaller classes of boats racing.  It was something different, and have always…… Continue reading Have Substance, Be Deep

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What Do You See in the Mirror?

One of the lasting lessons I received from my parents is the importance of being true to yourself, to look at yourself in the mirror and be satisfied with the reflection.  The importance of being a good person, to be helpful, is the basis of my actions and thoughts.  Perfection is always elusive, but the…… Continue reading What Do You See in the Mirror?

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A Loving Motivation

What would you view as more fulfilling, spending quality time with your family and friends throughout your life, or working extra hard for the promotions and the higher salaries as a leading professional at some company, retiring as one of the leading and respected employees in a business? Interviews with people on their deathbeds document…… Continue reading A Loving Motivation

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The Depth of Patriotism

Unfortunately, the concept of patriotism has become a political hot button topic.  One that will immediately polarize far too many people, who will cling to their beliefs, no matter what.  Watching the recent debates of the national anthem made me give it some thought. What is patriotism?  The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as “love for…… Continue reading The Depth of Patriotism