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Tag Archives: Carpe diem
Putting our future first
Since March of 2020 many things have changed. The pandemic has caused so many lives lost. Some who survived the pandemic are left with lasting health issues. There are so many hasty retirements, folks who were not necessarily planning to … Continue reading
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The State of our Union.
Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant to step the ocean and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia, and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military … Continue reading
Posted in Independent Thinking Tagged Carpe diem, duty, equity Leave a comment
Learning the Chicken Dance at 88.
I remember learning the chicken dance as an adult at the first German wedding I attended. As I thought, “How ridiculous!, You want me to do WHAT!?!” Then you begin the dance with the hand beaks comes a smirk, the … Continue reading
Posted in The Journey Tagged Carpe diem, chicken dance, Dead Poets Society, family, go play, hope, what will your verse be? Leave a comment
A Voice from Heaven and a Doubting Thomas.
It amazes me that we can’t live and let live. The recent story of a baby stranded in a car for 14 hours within inches of a freezing river is an incredible story of either luck and survival (if you … Continue reading
Posted in Independent Thinking Tagged Carpe diem, doubting thomas, go play, it takes all kinds, Miracle Baby, paulo cuehlo, Spanish Fork Leave a comment
On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…a tech free space.
I looked around the room to see five people all facing the middle of the room, the television showing a movie we were watching ‘together’. It should have been a great shared experience, but for the five people in the … Continue reading
Posted in This is living! Tagged Carpe diem, computer use, computers, family, holiday travel, journey, make today count, techfree 2 Comments
On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…time.
The holidays bring such an onslaught of busy-ness that we often forget to spend time with the most important people in our lives, our families. In the hustle and bustle of the season, in the family politics, the office parties … Continue reading
Posted in This is living! Tagged a walk in the rain, Carpe diem, family, go play, journey, time 5 Comments
On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…freedom.
As our kids and I stood in the Lubbock airport and watch mommy go through security, I am struck by the difference that almost ten years of marriage makes. She is going to visit her family that is in need … Continue reading
Posted in This is living! Tagged Carpe diem, family, go play, holiday travel 5 Comments
On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me…family holiday ground rules.
The second debt of Christmas is to your immediate family. There are so many things that pull on you during the holidays and you have to develop family ground rules to deal with those issues. These are general rules on … Continue reading
Posted in This is living! Tagged Carpe diem, family, holiday travel, hope, the meaning of Christmas 8 Comments
On the Third Day of Christmas my True Love Gave to me…one million dollars.
If this is the first post you are reading in this series, let me recommend you first read ‘Twelve Debts of Christmas‘ and ‘Family Holiday Ground Rules’. The third debt of Christmas is just that, debt. Anytime you have debt … Continue reading
Posted in This is living! Tagged Carpe diem, end of summer, family, holiday travel, logic, make today count 8 Comments
Twelve debts of Christmas.
Over the next twelve days I will be writing about the twelve debts of Christmas. If you are feeling overwhelmed by the holidays, no matter if it is financial, emotional, mental or simply exhaustion these posts are for you! So … Continue reading
Posted in Independent Thinking Tagged Carpe diem, duty, peace, Stop the insanity!, the meaning of Christmas 7 Comments