Monthly Archives: May 2011

Life…holding on to the stump

Knew nothing about it.  But, recently on HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel”, a compelling story was shared.  The pitching coach of the Boston Red Sox, Ron Johnson, lives on a farm in Tennessee.  His daughter, Bridget Johnson, age 12, … Continue reading

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Cry a river…build a bridge…and walk across it.

Cry a river….build a bridge…and walk across it. Short, direct and so instructive, even inspirational. If only.  If only we each could function in that manner. For it is the case…especially these days when I’m able to reflect upon the … Continue reading

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Life–much more than, “How are you?” “Fine, thanks.” “Bye.”

A comment came…unexpected but welcomed.  With friends, the discussion, a topic somewhere 180 degrees to my interest, was something like this, “What do you talk with your caddy about?” Guess it was triggered when someone wondered if Tiger Woods might … Continue reading

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Fist Pump at a Ballet Recital

Fist pump at a ballet recital? Explanation forthcoming.  Yesterday, Sunday, May 22, I had the unbridled joy to attend my granddaughter’s ballet recital.  Laura, age 7, danced yesterday, along with 22 other dance classes, at the Winnetka Community Center auditorium. … Continue reading

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Ah, a new day…a new day to live!

This is being written at the Austin Airport, awaiting a flight to Chicago to visit my son, Matthew, his wife, Sheila and daughter, Laura.  I am aware today is the day before tomorrow.  That’s it for me.  On the calendar—at … Continue reading

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Giving it back

Yesterday the story was about a Michigan man who won $2 million and refused to stop receiving food stamps.  Today is a different version of having money come your way unexpectedly and what you can do with it.  Here’s the … Continue reading

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Lottery and Food Stamps

$2M Michigan lottery winner defends use of food stamps —Ron French, Detroit News staff writer A Michigan man who won $2 million in a state lottery game continues to collect food stamps 11 months after striking it rich.  And there’s … Continue reading

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