It is About the People, Every Time


Our temporary Clubhouse and a few of our wonderful customers, both internal and external. L to R: John, Bailey, Mike, Patti, Mel, Jim, and Karen.

It isn’t about the facility. It isn’t about the food. It is about the people. You and I know this, but sometimes we forget. I had a good reminder of this recently. Continue reading

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How Does She Do It?


Virginia, cousin Bridget, and Nana on the paddle boats at Pullen Park

We have had our youngest granddaughter, Virginia, with us for a few days, for Camp Nana and Camp Dr. Danks. She has been absolutely precious. And she has been exhausting!  Where does her energy come from? She is still going strong, and I am exhausted!   Continue reading

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A Celebration of Life

oakislandgolfclubMost of us have just finished celebrating the 4th of July, and time with family and friends. Since the holiday fell in the middle of the week, many could not travel for there was only one day of the holiday, unless personal time off was included. Given the schedule, neither of our daughters and their families could be with us at the beach. So, Mike and I took our elder statesman Uncle Barry with us to the beach for the week. We had a wonderful time. We never take our time with Uncle Barry for granted, for at his soon to be 88 years of age, we know he will not live forever. But then again, given his energy and zest for life, he might! We can all learn a lesson from Uncle Barry about how to appreciate every day, take nothing for granted, and be grateful for whatever is given to you.   Continue reading

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American Pride


Another 4th of July has come and gone. Many are still celebrating at the beach or mountains, or in their backyards. Whatever fun and festivities this week has held for you, I hope that you have enjoyed the holiday. This is one of the weeks in the summer that many of us slow down, barbecue with family and friends, and enjoy the bounty of our country.

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How Is This Year Going So Far for You?



In just a few short days, 2018 will be half over. Amazing. Yes, amazing, but true. Perhaps it is time to do a quick analysis of how the year is going so far. For if we have not yet accomplished or done what we wanted to do at the first of the year, we still have time to course correct. But not much time, only six more months. And we know how fast time flies, especially when fall comes and the holidays kick into high gear. So maybe with July and August bearing down on us, we can make some progress with changes we have said we want to make.


Sweet granddaughter Virginia who is now 6 years old, as of 6/27/18!

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More Seeing and Being than Doing


Looking out at New York from 33 floors high

When the week was in front of me, I wondered what I would do with all of the time.  I should not have worried. There was plenty to NOT do.  Continue reading

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How to Make Sense of it All?

Two popular celebrities, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, commit suicide three days apart, both suicides apparently coming as a surprise to many people. As more time passes, there will likely be some people close to both who knew of their mental condition, their despondency, or whatever range of emotions they were experiencing. Whether there was any indication of the possibility of suicide will be a harder question that may never be answered. Regardless of any of this, it is so very tragic when someone gets to the point of no return and decides that they can no longer bear whatever demons possess them. Continue reading

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