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Remembrance Day 11/11/11
Friday, November 11, 2011      3 comments

On this Veterans Day, I'd like to honor the military veterans and those currently serving and thank them for their contributions and sacrifices. Bless those who have given their lives, limbs or peace of mind to benefit their fellow countrymen. ... Read more
Saturday, July 16, 2011      0 comments

Be understanding to your enemies. Be loyal to your friends. Be strong enough to face the world each day. Be weak enough to know you cannot do everything alone. Be generous to those who need your help. Be frugal with what you need yo... Read more
Side Effects - Medicines and Jobs
Monday, May 16, 2011      4 comments

I was reading a recent blog post on how weight gain was a side effect of so many medicines a Sparker was taking. It really strikes a chord with me. I don't think the side effects, especially cumulative side effects, of medicines we're prescri... Read more
Interim Goals
Monday, May 16, 2011      0 comments

Something I'm doing to help with the daunting task of making my target weight is setting interim goals that don't go more than a quarter of the year. It's good to see the end coming up and I'm planning a reward for each. The end of my first we... Read more
Exercise - Choosing What Works for Me
Monday, May 09, 2011      2 comments

I'm somewhat at the beginning of my "life makeover" program that includes good nutrition and exercise, so I'm sure no expert. But I think that whatever you enjoy (or at least don't hate, haha) and that you will be the most likely to keep doing ... Read more
Letter to Mom
Sunday, May 08, 2011      1 comments

Mom, you're very much on my mind today and I wanted to tell you some things. First, of course, I appreciate all the things you did for us that kids take for granted, that I took for granted. All the hard work, all the sacrifices, all... Read more
Wood Song - Sara Teasdale
Wednesday, February 07, 2007      0 comments

Wood Song I HEARD a wood thrush in the dusk Trill three notes and make a star -- My heart that walked with bitterness Came back from very far. Three shining notes were all he had, And yet they made a starry ... Read more
Wisdom - Sara Teasdale
Wednesday, February 07, 2007      0 comments

Wisdom When I have ceased to break my wings Against the faultiness of things, And learned that compromises wait Behind each hardly opened gate, When I have looked Life in the eyes, Grown calm and very coldly wise, Life will hav... Read more
Barter - Sara Teasdale
Tuesday, February 06, 2007      0 comments

Barter Life has loveliness to sell, All beautiful and splendid things, Blue waves whitened on a cliff, Soaring fire that sways and sings, And children's faces looking up Holding wonder like a cup. Life has loveli... Read more
Margaret Stanger on Regret
Tuesday, February 06, 2007      0 comments

...It's not the things you do, dear - it's the things you leave undone that give you a bit o' heartache at the setting of the sun. Margaret E. Stanger ... Read more
A Last Will
Tuesday, February 06, 2007      0 comments

And to those who are no longer children, or youths, or lovers, I leave Memory, and I leave to them the volumes of the poems of Burns and Shakespeare, and of other poets, if there are others, to the end that they may live the old days over again ... Read more
William Blake - from The Auguries of Innocence
Tuesday, February 06, 2007      0 comments

"To see a world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wildflower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour." ............................
......William Blake; "The Auguries of Innocence" ... Read more
Emily Dickinson on Hope
Tuesday, February 06, 2007      0 comments

HOPE is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the storm That could abash the little bird That kept s... Read more
First Day
Friday, January 12, 2007      0 comments

First day on SparkPeople. Excellent site. Obviously I have not seriously started being mindful of what I need to do yet. Absolutely atrocious day as far as calories, no exercise and goals not met. I haven't begun in earnest yet to make the c... Read more