The Importance of Deadlines

Apr 19, 2010
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Deadlines can be exceptionally useful, and frustrating.  Useful in that they give you a goal, something to aim for.  Without deadlines, many tasks simply would not get done.  Frustrating in that if you allow you deadline to creep up on you, your effort may not be of the highest caliber. I establish a deadline for […]

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Dealing With Elderly Parents (Part 2)

Apr 12, 2010
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Several weeks ago, I published an article about dealing with aging parents. In that article, I discussed treating parents with respect and understanding. In that article, I discussed the limitations that my parents are living with and there plans to move into a smaller home. Thankfully, they have found a location closer to my bother […]

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Easter Ramblings

Apr 05, 2010
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Another Easter has come and gone. For Christians, this is an especially important holiday. It is the culmination of all of the teachings of the Christian churches. As a Roman Catholic and as a Boy Scout leader, Easter has significance that many may not know or understand. You may think, what has Boy Scouts got […]

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Dealing With College Students

Mar 29, 2010
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Over the last few weeks, I have written several articles about dealing with everyday problems, from dealing with aging parents to dealing with aging yourself. This week I will discuss dealing with college students. My eldest son is a freshman in college, therefore he knows everything about everything. His biggest desire right now is to […]

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Dealing With Age – Physical Therapy

Mar 22, 2010
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I have been travelling a lot recently.  Four hour plane rides every other week for five months, spending two week out of every three on the road for a 45 year old man is stressful.  This has caused several problems, not just the emotional strain of separation form my wife and children.  First there is […]

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Dealing With Elderly Parents

Mar 15, 2010
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Many of us have parents in their golden years, men and women who lived through World War II and the Korean conflict.  Their goals in life were to work hard and raise children.  They wanted us to have a better and easier life than they had.  For the most part they succeeded.   My generation (40 […]

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Will The Real Humane Society Please Stand Up?

Mar 08, 2010
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Last week, I complained about scare tactics used by local governments during tax and budget planning.  This week I am going to complain about organizations misleading people with good intentions into donating money. First, I want to point out that I encourage people to donate to their chosen causes, and donate generously.  Whether it is […]

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Sick and Tired

Mar 01, 2010
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What I am sick and tired of is the budget and tax debates that we have to go through every year. It doesn’t matter whether we are talking city, state or national politics. Whenever there is not enough money in the budget to cover every program, the only proposed cuts are in essential services (i.e. […]

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My Favorites – Winter Olympic Edition

Feb 22, 2010
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All I have to say about Luge is “Holy Crap”. Imagine going down an ice slope on a sled, on your back, feet first, reaching speeds of 90 miles per hour. You steer with your toes, lift your head just a bit to see where you are going. You stop by sitting up and lifting […]

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Meditation on the Divine Will

Feb 15, 2010
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I stumbled across a short piece written by Abraham Lincoln which was not published until after his death. I find his skill at presenting a complete idea in such a concise manor to be both daunting and refreshing. It is daunting because it is timeless and so much better than anything I have ever written. […]

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