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Giving thanks today, for sure!
Tuesday, March 03, 2020      5 comments

Sometimes, you just count your blessings. I sure did today. The tornado that struck Nashville last night was quite devastating, and we find that it ripped through the part of town my son and his girlfriend live in. A restaurant 1 block from t... Read more
Guess this is why we raise them, huh?
Tuesday, February 18, 2020      4 comments

Somewhat emotional weekend, seeing my younger son off to Nashville to be with his girlfriend. They're happy together, and let's hope it stays that way. Of course, I'll miss him being around, but it's time for him to move on and start his life.... Read more
Self REflection, know yourself
Tuesday, February 11, 2020      5 comments

Good morning. Today SP has an article on defining your own success. (https://www.sparkpeople.com/r
esource/motivation_article
s.asp?id=2567) Boy, does it hit home, and make me reflect on myself and people I've come across. In partic... Read more
"8 Ways to a More Purposeful Life" is a must read!
Tuesday, January 14, 2020      4 comments

https://www.sparkpeople.com/re
source/motivation_articles
.asp?id=2566&page=2 The link above is one of the Sparkpeople articles of the day today. This one makes a lot of sense, and I encourage reading it. If I could add two more... Read more
New Year Resolutions? Bah Humbug!
Wednesday, January 01, 2020      7 comments

Well, not really. But I have a friend, who, bless her heart, posted something like that on her facebook feed. And she's right, and 2019 was a success for her. Bless her heart, she lost 75 lbs last year on Weight Watchers. This among othe... Read more
Well, I did it, I turned 60!
Tuesday, December 03, 2019      11 comments

Which is a blessing! Frankly, all I did to reach this "milestone" was breathe, eat, and drink, but it's okay, I'm graciously taking all the congrats that people are giving me. This will be a big year, we'll be selling the house we raised t... Read more
JOY is an inside job!
Wednesday, November 27, 2019      4 comments

After, shamefully, taking a respite from reading daily devotions, I picked it up again today. And I'm so glad I did. The writer authored a piece in response to a portion of Philippians that spoke about peace and joy. And it's an inside job... Read more
New presentation today
Saturday, November 16, 2019      2 comments

To at least 9 clients at the domestic violence organization on how to take back the holidays and not overspend, prepare for next year, manage their credit cards, and protect their identity! All in 3 20 minute sessions.....Lots of info to convey... Read more
Giving back, now time to give back to myself!
Friday, November 08, 2019      3 comments

Boy it's true....too many appointments, presentations, preparations lately....but these last 3 days, I've started to take my life back! I've gone to Planet Fitness for over an hour each day, treadmill and weights. Can't push myself too much on... Read more
Well, tomorrow starts Confirmation class
Saturday, October 12, 2019      2 comments

which I'm co-teaching in the absence of our retired pastor. This is difficult, trying to explain faith to a bunch of 7th and 8th graders. Society doesn't really help much either. I must remain positive with them, and try to get through ... Read more
Hiked the Freedom Trail on Saturday!
Tuesday, September 24, 2019      4 comments

Ooohhh, it was exhausting. Trail itself is only 2.5 miles, but we somehow turned it into 9 miles, with all the stops and exploring of the historical sites! Churches, cemetaries, the USS Constitution, Boston Harbor, are just some of the sit... Read more
Start a new job today!
Saturday, September 07, 2019      15 comments

as a wine steward at a local winery! I'll be on my feet for a while, not necessarily working out but not being sedentary either! Should be interesting!... Read more
New experience again today!
Thursday, February 21, 2019      5 comments

Well, prepping for one anyway. It's a leadership conference for high school students called Teen Speak, where high school students interested in building their capacity for leadership and civic engagement, while increasing their knowledge about... Read more
Lets' keep going!!!
Friday, February 15, 2019      7 comments

Well, that's kind of how I wished Mrs KVD a Happy Valentine's Day! She was confused, for sure, figuring I'd finally gone off the deep end, but she liked it once I 'splained it to her. She too, has been on a weight loss journey through WW, ... Read more
First presentation at Montclair State today
Wednesday, February 13, 2019      6 comments

In my retirement, I've been doing much volunteering and today starts a new one! I'm speaking to students (and anyone else who attends) at Montclair State University, basically summarizing the main function of my last 14 years at my position int... Read more

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