Entries Categorized as 'Advice Articles (& RANTS!)'

Today was a Sad Day

July 26, 2011

Today was a sad day.  There have been several of those lately.  I guess that is a part of growing older.   I guess the lesson is we learn how to weather sad days.  A friend dies, as we age, we learn to accept that will happen.  We can’t live forever and life seems shorter with […]

Fifth Grade Teacher (a favorite story)

March 14, 2011

  Fifth Grade Teacher  ONE OF THE  BEST STORIES I’VE  HEARD!   (A fictional story written by Elizabeth Ballard, 1974) As she  stood in front of her 5th grade class on the very first day of school, she  told the children an untruth.  Like most teachers, she looked at her  students and said that she loved […]

Death of a Frieind

March 5, 2011

Friendship This week I have lost two friends.  Both I guess are considered deaths, but only one lost by physically dying.  “Brit” Britton was 81 years old going on 25.  She was the bright spot in any anyone’s day and THE biggest Seminole fan I have ever known.  She LOVED her Seminoles.  Brit and Wilma…they […]

Reach Out

December 5, 2010

REACH OUT  It is that time of year, where we all start thinking about the year past and the upcoming year.  This past week, I pulled a box of pictures from the attic.  An old friend and co-worker was retiring and I was looking for pictures from our past.  I was on a mission and […]

Just a Funny Story

June 1, 2010

Just a Funny Story This isn’t a rant, it isn’t a rave, it is just a funny story. A couple of years ago I had to have hernia surgery to repair a hernia from a popped gall-bladder stitch 9 years prior. I had ignored it for years and one day during a routine exam my […]


May 23, 2010

FRIENDS  Mark Hinson is one of my favorite writers in the Democrat.  He always makes me FEEL something when I read his articles.  Today he wrote about attending the funeral of a High School friend and I found it ironic, that today I too was going to say goodbye to a friend who had just […]


May 10, 2010

LIFE I have always said LIFE is a 4 letter word and all those bad four letter words usually describe certain time periods of our lives.  A dear friend and I have frequent conversations about the state of the world.  Many times we muse at how ridiculous things have become.  It seems as if nobody […]

How to Handle Conflict in Groups or Clubs-Without Actual Bloodshed!

May 5, 2010

How to handle conflict in Groups or Clubs (without actual bloodshed)  Do you remember how it feels when you first join a group, club, or are asked to serve on a Board?  It is exhilarating and full of promise isn’t it?  If you are just a member, and the organization is fairly organized and running […]

Social Media Responsibility

May 3, 2010

Social Media Responsibility  Facebook has truly changed the world as many of us “old codgers” would say.  I encourage all of my friends my age to get on board and sign up.  We don’t want to be left behind!   I have read several articles in the last six months or so that discuss social behaviors […]