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Archives for the ‘Straight Talk’ Category

FEAR!!!!!!!!!!! – October 2011

When I was a young lad, we lived on a dairy farm. The barn was located about 100 yards from the house. One dark winter night, after I had finished my chores, I was the last to leave the barn. I turned out the lights and started towards the house, noticing that [...]



It Is The Right Thing To Do! – September 2011

A long, long time ago, probably somewhere in Ethiopia, as the story is told, a sheep herder discovered that his sheep were “hyperactive” after eating the red “cherries” from the plant we now call coffee. With a little experimentation and passage of time, the Turks were able to make a drink from the [...]



Marshmallow, Chocolate, and Graham Crackers – August 2011

MARSHMALLOWS, CHOCOLATE, AND GRAHAM CRACKERS
Sometimes I sit and wonder, and sometimes I sit and think. And then there are other times when I just sit. In fact, my doctor would probably say that I am sitting too much of the time. One of favorite places to sit and think is by a [...]



Meaning of a Nickname – July 2011

I never really did have a nickname until I met Jay Livingston. I am not sure where he got it from or why he decided to use it for me. Perhaps he knows more of my life than I thought he did, but be that as it may, in my opinion, I really [...]



Bucket List – June 2011

There is something to be said about “He was the first”. It is almost equally gratifying to say “I saw it happen.”  Maybe there are some of those same experiences that you can identify in your life.  Here is one from mine.
The date was May 31st, 1965.  The location: Indianapolis, Indiana.  The famous Brickyard, as [...]



Celebrating The Big 5-OH – May 2011

It is not often we get to celebrate the big 5–OH also known as fifty. Some of us have made it to our 50th birthday and there are a few couples that have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. But there is one big 50th anniversary that I will be celebrating on January [...]