If You Were Running for President

Apr 10

If You Were Running for President

IF YOU WERE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT, what would your platform be? None of us seem to be happy with any of the candidates currently vying for the highest office in the land. We’d like to pick and choose from among the various planks of their platforms and stump speeches. One is all for regulating the big banks, but is too hawkish. One wants to build a wall and...

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Are You a Goal Setter?

Dec 31

Are You a Goal Setter?

I USED TO BE AWESOME AT SETTING AND REACHING GOALS. I got over a back injury, out of debt, through undergraduate and graduate school while raising my two sons. I started two new careers,  finished several books, and eight years ago, met the man that would become my husband. Whatever I set my laser focus on, I seemed to be able to achieve. But for some reason,...

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Starlight, Starbright….

Dec 02

Starlight, Starbright….

THE BRIGHT STAR YOU SEE WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN IS NOT A STAR at all, but a planet.  Venus, probably.  In early December, Jupiter joins the parade and rises about 3 hours after sunset, when Venus sets. In the second week of December, Jupiter and Venus will briefly appear as bright bookends in the evening sky. Mars, Saturn and Mercury rise later, but I don’t...

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Beyond BBQs and Fireworks

Jul 04

Beyond BBQs and Fireworks

PATRIOTISM IS EASY.  You wave the flag, honor God and those who have served and even died for our freedom.  Sounds so simple. But, it’s not.  Ask a Native American.  Ask any young, black male. Ask an Iraqi mother.  Ask a Mexican man making his way across the searing desert heat so he can stand around the Home Depot parking lot to get some day labor work....

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The Prime of Your Life

Mar 03

The Prime of Your Life

ARE YOU IN THE PRIME OF YOUR LIFE?  If not, when was yours?  Saturday Saloners come in all ages, so some of us have a lot of years to look back on, while others are just beginning their sojourn on the planet.  What stands out as the best time of your life so far?  Do you anticipate it getting better or worse from here? Also, do you depend in Fate, Luck, God, the...

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Wall of Gratitude

Jan 13

Wall of Gratitude

TODAY I’M THANKFUL FOR LOVE!  In all its manifestations in my life, I am grateful.  But in particular, today I feel thankful for the joy my husband brings into my life.  I laugh so much every day, and trust him with my life.  He is a joy to do things for, and is always surprising me with thoughtful things like putting my bathrobe in the dryer so it will be...

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