Category Archives: Life Lines

Boxing Ourselves In

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  At this very moment, I am watching my water sprinkler soaking parts of my driveway, sidewalk and the front street, along with my parched lawn.  However, I consider this wasteful practice a major STEP UP in my ability to navigate the vicissitudes of life! Here’s why: I have always fretted about WASTE.  I don’t […]

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Light Versus Dark

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There’s LIGHT and there’s DARK. In the beginning, there was only DARK.  DARK is the default and DARK dominates LIGHT. LIGHT has to be generated and has to PUSH THROUGH DARK.  This requires tremendous amounts of energy input and expenditure. DARK only absorbs energy.  In the extreme case, it SUCKS UP ALL THE ENERGY IN […]

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Capacity Will and Insight

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I had just finished breakfast and my FIRST INCLINATION was to move to the screened-in porch to finish my coffee, the sports section of the newspaper and the comics.  A person who’s retired has the option to do that sort of thing! But I couldn’t help noticing the dry grass in the back yard.  Then […]

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WINNING

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“Winning” may not be “everything”, but it’s still pretty darned important! Americans have “CAPITALIZED” the precept … from stratified grades in education, to “tag” on the playgrounds, to organized sports, to business, to science, to healthcare, to just about everything. Unfortunately, that generally means somebody ELSE has to lose! “Who have you licked lately?” Business […]

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GRIT

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http://wordpress.leahpalmerpreiss.com/ Angela Duckworth etched GRIT into our Life Mastery Lexicon in her book “GRIT: The Power of Passion and Perseverance” So I’ve been trying to figure out how to “etch” it into my daily routine. I’m RETIRED! But I’m not DEAD … yet!! At first glance, one might suggest that you’ve either got it or […]

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