Category Archives: life

Keeping Less, So Others Can Have More

This time each year I find myself in a funk.  It is between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  While I know there are many people who now decorate for Christmas even before Thanksgiving, I cannot do that.   Thanksgiving is such a … Continue reading

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Full Retirement Age

  I passed an age milestone this week.  On November 29th, I hit Full Retirement Age, which for me, is 66 years old.  The years keep coming faster and faster.  While aging has its challenges, it also has its benefits, … Continue reading

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Thankful

Thanksgiving has come and gone for another year.  Of our 57 relatives and friends who graced our tables, only Tara, our oldest daughter and her family, husband Stephen, and daughters Mary Grace, Elsie, and Virginia, and Uncle Barry remain.  They … Continue reading

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Living Intentionally

    I am preparing for a speech later this week on Living Intentionally and must begin by commenting on the terrible shooting Sunday in Texas.  Another shooting.  How many devastating shootings will we have before we begin to solve … Continue reading

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Part Six of Our Hurricane Irma in St. Maarten Experience

    After surviving Hurricane Irma in St. Maarten, four days after the hurricane hit, on September 10th, we were evacuated by Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.  We sailed on Adventure of the Seas to Aruba, disembarking and overnighting there.  The next … Continue reading

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Part Five of Our Hurricane Irma Experience in St. Maarten

Amazing.  Just when we thought we were headed home, the take-off of our plane from Aruba was aborted and we are headed back to the gate.  It had been more than a week since Hurricane Irma came through St. Maarten … Continue reading

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Evacuated from St. Maarten by Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas Cruise Ship

Part Four of our Hurricane Irma in St. Maarten Experience We had arrived at the cruise ship port only to be told by the guards that the ship was full.  This was one of my lowest points of our hurricane … Continue reading

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