Monthly Archives: February 2013

My latest project

I have been working on something for awhile now. I have started another website that is devoted to learning and learning difficulties. Right now i am gathering research related to various forms of dyslexia, and how to help students and … Continue reading

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No place like home

The Oscars are tomorrow. That makes me think of movies, of course. Among my favorites are Casablanca, Gone With the Wind, and The Wizard of Oz. I love a great musical, of course. But thinking about The Wizard of Oz … Continue reading

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Recipe for Mama’s quick veggie soup

I have to say I am REALLY hungry for all things soup and veggie this week. You will enjoy this recipe—here is the link for the brilliant blogger who posted it! http://gicrockpot.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/mamas-quick-veggie-soup/ Mama’s quick veggie soup February 14, 2013 by Jennifer My mother … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Good For the Soul:
The month of February is coming to a close quickly- it’s the shortest month! and I still have 4 more crockpot recipes to make and post! I created this recipe by adapting other…

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Teach me to fly, Lord

“When God pushes you to the edge, trust Him fully, because only two things can happen. Either He will catch you when you fall or He will teach you how to fly”. I really love that quote. Yes I love … Continue reading

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In my own little corner, in my own little chair

Everyone needs a place to go when they need quiet time. In Rogers’ and Hammerstein’s Cinderella,  she went to her own little corner, her own little chair. As for me, the “where I go’ depends on why I need quiet time. … Continue reading

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What do you want now? Really?

On Valentine’s Day we often think about cards, flowers, candy, maybe even jewelry. But these days I am thinking more of grand ideas. I am thinking of what I would really love to have if I could have anything. Do … Continue reading

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Every day is a miracle

“You either live your life like every day is a miracle or you live your life like nothing is a miracle. And I believe that. And I’m a happy guy.” ~  Robert Herjavec I love that statement. Think bout that. If … Continue reading

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State of the Union, State of My Heart

The President will deliver his State of the Union address this evening. As usual, there will be sniping and strutting among our elected officials, members of the press, and the general public. It becomes difficult in this climate to safely … Continue reading

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Manners: What do you say dear?

Those of us of a certain age remember Captain Kangaroo. SO much better than, excuse me for thinking this, Sesame Street. Captain was gentle, kind, and instructional in subtle way. He certainly taught us about the Changing of the Guard … Continue reading

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Soup for a busy day

I just love, love, love making soup. It can be so hodge-podgey. Over the weekend I made a big batch. I used up some veggies that were beginning to wilt. I tossed in the soup bones from the freezer. I … Continue reading

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God Really Does Have a Plan

Do you ever feel like a tiny boat made of leaves and twigs, and you are caught in a fast moving creek? God knows how to reach you and save you. Fear Not! ” God Has A Purpose for your … Continue reading

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Whistling Once Again–774 days

I began this blog at the behest of my friend Dana. Shortly after Christmas in 2010, I was stricken with Bell’s Palsy. The right half of my face became paralyzed. Gradually some of it came back, but some of it … Continue reading

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He Loves Me Despite the Fact

So don’t be discouraged. Dust yourself off, and get up, and keep trying. You may not see it, but you are improving. You may not be improving as quickly and steadily as you desire. But what He desires (and the … Continue reading

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A Thing Created Is Loved

““The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.” ― Charles Dickens In our lives we construct and … Continue reading

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Every day I try

I am digging my way through multiple projects. At times like that there are definitely times that I get bogged down and overwhelmed. Thus far this week that feeling has not overtaken me. Instead I am feeling more practical and … Continue reading

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Remember the Humble Carrot (part 2 of 2)

In my last post I started talking about spunk. I mentioned Spunk Transplants. By that I mean helping my students find their “inner spunk”. I believe that we are each hardwired to have a well of spunk to draw upon … Continue reading

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Remember the Humble Carrot (Part 1 of 2)

I woke up this morning thinking about spunk. What is spunk? Spunk is having your “game on”. It is stepping out there on the stage that is your life, even if you are in the grips of stage fright.  It … Continue reading

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There Will Come a time

Don’t you just love that little poster? When you feel like you have been dragged through a knothole by life, remember that. When the week has exhausted you, remember that. Our time on this earth is but a moment, when … Continue reading

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An utterly charming man

My first encounter with a celebrity occurred when i was in London while I was in college. My friend and I had purchased discount tickets to see the play Harvey starring Jimmy Stewart.   The play was terrific and so was he. … Continue reading

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