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Monthly Archives: August 2016

100-Word Stroll for 8/31/16, Supplemental: 20 PUSH-UPS LATER . . . #NEVEROLD

I am 64 on my next birthday, less than a month from now. I lightly work out two to three times a week at my age because I am focused on staying as active, strong and in shape as possible. I want to be able to still be working out at 74, 84 and . . … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll for 8/31/16: 20 PUSH-UPS LATER . . .

63-year-old bodies scarred by repeated surgeries and pummeled by repeated traumas don’t respond well to exercise.  I do it anyway. On the floor, stretching out muscle remnants that prefer sleep.  50 crunches.  Working arms and shoulders with 10-lb. barbells.  On doc’s orders, getting sun – natural ‘D’ – as often as possible since I’m unable … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll for 8/29/16: THREE WAYS TO GUARANTEE YOU’RE A SUCCESS

Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things. ~ Denis Diderot Success is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you’re tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired. ~ Robert Strauss Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes … Continue reading »

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100-Word Strolls for 8/26/16: OH, SO ‘THIS’ IS WHAT THE INSIDE OF A WRITER’S MIND LOOKS LIKE

To write something you have to risk making a fool of yourself. – Anne Rice THOSE WHO TELL THE STORIES RULE SOCIETY. – Plato Once writing has become your major vice and greatest pleasure only death can stop it. ~ Ernest Hemingway The thing you are most afraid to write. Write that. ~ Advice to … Continue reading »

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100-Word Strolls for 8/25/16: IF TODAY WERE THE LAST DAY OF YOUR LIFE . . .

Steve Jobs asked the question:  “If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do today?” Yes.  YES.  I would! God stepped into my life when we were all sure my remaining days were in the single digits.  Medicine had repeatedly done its best and … Continue reading »

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The BELOIT COLLEGE MINDSET LIST for THE CLASS OF 2020

Beloit, Wis. — We have had the NOW generation…get ready for the RIGHT NOW generation, entering college this fall. This fall’s entering college students, the class of 2020, were born in 1998 and cannot remember a time when they had to wait for anything. They also can’t recall a time when the United States was … Continue reading »

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100-Word Strolls for 8/20/16: NOT SO FAST, THERE, BUB

The meme reads, “The devil doesn’t come dressed in a red cape and pointy horns.  He comes as everything you’ve ever wished for.  Pray for wisdom and discernment.”  Allow this contrast:  “Trust in the Lord and do good: dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.  Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give … Continue reading »

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100-Word Strolls for 8/19/16: NOTES FROM MY BATHROOM MIRROR

Ever notice some of your most incisive thoughts and most brilliant debates occur in the shower when you can’t record them for mankind? I have a big 4′ by 3′ mirror in my bathroom.  We are not friends in the morning. “PING”.  Idea.  I got some black dry-erase markers and began capturing all that early-morning … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll for 8/18/16: I JUST DON’T WANT TO

I don’t feel like writing today. I’m in a foul mood.  I’m exhausted and it’s not yet noon.  What I’m doing is immaterial; I could do nothing and still be worn out, which is why I keep doing something rather than nothing. My DNA is noncompliant with doing nothing, especially when there’s so much something … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll for 8/17/16: I DON’T WANT TO “TIRED” TODAY

I’m tired of tireding.  I don’t like it and would just as soon move beyond it and never again need to deal with it. I’d love to start a day out full of energy from the night’s sleep like everybody else.  Unless God steps in – again – that will never happen again in this life.  … Continue reading »

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