Monthly Archives: November 2012

Waiting for Weight Loss

Experience as a Flashlight: For the last few decades I have had trouble getting down to my “goal weight.”  I was a regular at Weight Watchers Meetings for a few years but I found there were always more calories going … Continue reading

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Slow Down This Big Time Machine: Break Your Routine

Lessons from Life:  One thing I’ve heard comments about for almost as long as I can remember is the speed at which time passes.  From an early age I remember hearing that life is short and we must make the … Continue reading

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Embarassing Physical Exams

Experience As a Flashlight:   I didn’t mind my office job except for one event that happened each year that terrified me.  Each year I had to undergo a physical exam.  During the exam, the doctor had to check certain parts … Continue reading

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JFK’s in Town

Living in the Past:  I remember the day John Fitzgerald Kennedy came to town.  I was in the crush of people waiting to see the man I most admired at the time coming into our town.  To me it was … Continue reading

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How To Get Started

Lessons From Life:  When I was working in an office, I learned an important lesson about motivation from a man I would see from time to time on the bus.  He used to say if you have a lot of … Continue reading

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I Can’t Wait ‘Till I Retire

EXPERIENCE AS A FLASHLIGHT:  When I was in my 30’s and my life was in high gear I couldn’t wait until I could retire.  It seemed my life was so busy I never had the time to enjoy things.  I … Continue reading

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