Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Past is Past

Lessons from Life:  No one has yet invented a time machine that will allow us to travel forward or backwards in time.  I doubt they ever will because, as I understand it, you have to exceed the speed of light … Continue reading

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Dealing with Loss At Christmas

Experience as a Flashlight:  The woman was beside herself with grief.  It was only a few months since her husband had died.  She was not looking forward to Christmas.  How could she deal with that loss at Christmas when the … Continue reading

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The Best Gifts I Already Have

Lessons from Life:  There is a proverb which says “the best things in life are free.”  Actually that is the title to a song.  These are some of the words in the song recorded by Frank Sinatra. The moon belongs … Continue reading

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Only Sleeping

Experience as a Flashlight  “I’m Only Sleeping”  (Beatles) When I wake up early in the morning Lift my head, I’m still yawning When I’m in the middle of a dream Stay in bed, float up stream (float up stream) Please, … Continue reading

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Always Show the People You Love How You Feel

Living in the Past:  Ever since I can remember, I worried that if I ever found someone who loved me they would be taken away.  That was my biggest fear.  I had seen it in movies.  I experienced it on … Continue reading

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I Am An Optimist and a Pessimist

Lessons I Have Learned:  I suspect the notion that life has it’s ups and downs came as a surprise to me.  I am the kind of person that likes things to be positive and happy.  I guess that makes me … Continue reading

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Don’t Change a Thing for Me

Experience as a Flashlight:  When my wife Inga died, I had lots of memories of her. One of the endearing things about her was she loved singing “My Funny Valentine” for anyone who would listen on her birthday.  Her birthday … Continue reading

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To Grandmother’s House We Go

Living in the Past:  Back when I was growing up, it was always a treat to go to grandmother’s house.  One of my earliest memories of her is being in a park somewhere together feeding bread crumbs to ducks.  It was … Continue reading

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Relax!

Lessons I’ve Learned:  Back in 1994 on a Sunday afternoon, I thought I was having a heart attack.  I had a meeting to host in a short while and I started feeling something strange in my chest.  I felt my … Continue reading

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Will It Help To Split Meals Eaten Out?

Experience as a Flashlight:  As I move into my senior years, I am learning there is a way to save on food which could be significant. Most restaurants these days serve portion sizes that are way beyond most appetites.  My … Continue reading

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