• Archive for 2011

    Call Me Crazy

    by  • December 11, 2011 • Featured, Life • 7 Comments

    Yesterday a Kroger employee asked me if  The Salvation Army was paying me for standing in the cold and ringing their bell. I told them they were not, because I volunteer my time. He said, “You must be crazy!” After ringing for several hours, I walked about 155 yards to where my grandson stays during […]

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    A Conflict of Visions

    by  • November 11, 2011 • Guest Blogger, Life • 15 Comments

    Imagine a man who was born in a time where the prevailing wisdom was that his country was perfect, its institutions were infallible, authority figures were all knowing and should always be obeyed, you should do what you were told and not question anything.  Imagine a man who was born in a time where the […]

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    What you have in your purse?

    by  • November 3, 2011 • Daily Matters, Life • 10 Comments

    What you have in your purse? Simple question, right? Not really…..!   For us men, it is that whatch-ma-call-it with or without handles. It comes in so many shapes and sizes, a flashback to those brief moments when we have to carry it for our spouse in a shopping blitz. We do it humbly, trying […]

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    Hold my hand

    by  • October 26, 2011 • Poetry • 8 Comments

    “Fear the numbness of lost feelings!” Gather my pain And write me A smile That stays with me For a heart beat That warms me For a while Push me To the edge Of never Together With my lonely soul I’ll taste ever Forever Pull my shades I yearn for the sun For days with […]

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    Mommy – Where’s Daddy?

    by  • October 17, 2011 • Life • 5 Comments

    I was born and grew up one-half mile away from the Indianapolis 500 track.  And, there were three drivers who spent the month of May with us during the years 1949 through 1952.  Those three drivers were my first heroes – Walt Brown, Bill Schlindler, and Lee Wallard.   Lee and his family spent the […]

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