Monthly Archives: October 2012

If You Are Needed, You Are Important

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. ” — M. Scott Peck “Dad! Can you help me carry my pumpkin?” “My pumpkin’s dirty!” “Dad! Will you help … Continue reading

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Sandy Says

“It’s better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.” — Jackie Joyner Kersee It is my fervent wish that everyone in the northeast hunker down and stay safe for the next few days. It is also … Continue reading

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Street Of Dreams

“I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart so long.  If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can play together all night.” — Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes As I finished cleaning out my parents house, I stopped … Continue reading

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The Echo

“How cruelly sweet are the echoes that start, When memory plays an old tune on the heart” — Eliza Cook There are two times when a house echoes. The first time is after you buy the home. The initial step echoes as … Continue reading

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A Face To Call Home

“Little by little, inch by inch We built a yard with a garden in the middle of it It ain’t much but it’s a start You got me swaying right along to the song in your heart And a face … Continue reading

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The Round Up

“Tipping is good karma.” — tip jar sticker The gratuity for any service can be complex or simple. I prefer the simple method. To tell a waitress, barista, or cabbie you appreciate them, knock the right digit off the amount of … Continue reading

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Hoarding Is Hard Work

“The willingness to share does not make one charitable; it makes one free.”  — Robert Brault It’s hard work to have stuff. Everything we own needs maintenance and care, or at least a place to be stored. Cars, appliances, plumbing, … Continue reading

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The Glass Story

“Stories are how we think. They are how we make meaning of life. Call them schemas, scripts, cognitive maps, mental models, metaphors, or narratives. Stories are how we explain how things work, how we make decisions, how we justify our decisions, how … Continue reading

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Giving Time Is More Than Volunteering

“Just think of [painting our living room] as another volunteering project.” — My wife, Melissa To many, giving time is only volunteering in the classic sense – working at a food bank, cleaning up a trail, picking up trash, or … Continue reading

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Treasure Chest Of Time

“Time has no meaning in itself unless we choose to give it significance.“ — Leo Buscaglia I sat with my daughter, investing time. She is a bit behind the homework eight ball and has been trying to avoid getting stuck … Continue reading

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