Monthly Archives: May 2017

30 May, 2017 – A Body in Motion

Newton’s First Law of Motion states that a body at rest will remain at rest unless an outside force acts on it, and a body in motion at a constant velocity will remain in motion in a straight line unless … Continue reading

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May 29, 2017 – Beer, BBQ and Parades

Collectively, the three of us have had some somber, serious and even dark posts lately. Hopefully, our family and other readers recognize that as honest admission that life isn’t always great, but with the love of family and friends you … Continue reading

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May 28, 2017 – Time

I recently read a book, The Time Book: A Brief History from Lunar Calendars to Atomic Clocks, by Martin Jenkins which talked about how we measure time. Before the invention of the mechanical clock every great civilization measured time in … Continue reading

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May 27, 2017 – Thankful and Blessed

Memorial Day is a special holiday for those of us who have served in the military and for our families. We have so much to be thankful here in America considering what others in the world are going through. We … Continue reading

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May 26, 2017 – A Light From the Shadows Shall Spring

I wanted to follow up the darkness post with something “lighter”, so chose the Tolkien quote, because it does a pretty good job of summing up what I hope you glean from this post.  I cannot promise this will be … Continue reading

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May 25, 2017 – Just a Few Good Memories and a Piece of Literature for Contemplation

Good memories: Making butter in kindergarten Human demolition derby on the playground ice sheets with every guy in fourth grade Learning mumbly peg Getting my first dog Making my can of Jolly Good soda completely empty because I shook it … Continue reading

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May 24, 2017 – On Darkness and Depression

I have started and deleted this post several times, for a couple of primary reasons, but mainly because the personal examples are still difficult for me to open up about. Of course, most of the times I started this column … Continue reading

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May 23, 2017 – The IKEA Effect

We did a lot this weekend as a family and I thoroughly enjoyed all of it. It’s just so nice to be back together even though I understand and accept that it’s temporary as our children begin their own adult … Continue reading

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May 22, 2017 – Random Monday Thoughts

Here are some random thoughts that hit me while I was in the shower. Why do we only give our children (for the most part) three names?  Why not just two – or why not four, or five?  If you … Continue reading

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May 21, 2017 – Fortunate Generations

I was reading Peter Diamandis’ weekly newsletter (highly recommended by the way) which described a newly invented bra that will help detect breast cancer and I couldn’t help think how fortunate we are to live in this time.  I mentioned … Continue reading

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