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I remember as a kid, on a warm summer’s night, taking a walk down the block to this little ice cream store that made the best ice cream in the whole world (according to us kids). There was nothing better in the world at that time, then buying a nice, cool, creamy, soft chocolate cone with chocolate sprinkles, and hanging out with my brother and friends. Those nights and times together were just priceless.
I reminisce about when we were all there ordering our cones and dishes, watching the worker pull back the lever and drool, as that awesome ice cream just flowed... (more)
As most of you know (or don’t know), I am a coach, I have coached soccer, basketball, baseball, and softball on all levels during my 27 years of teaching. I have never done this before, but I decided that I would share with you some “coaching wisdom.” The following article “The Disease of Me” was written by Alan Stein. It was written from a coach’s point of view. It stresses the importance of thinking of others and playing as a team. IN order for a team to be successful, each player has to be unselfish and think about the other people on their team as important as they are.... (more)
My youngest son is going off to college in another month or so and with that, my wife and I officially become “Empty Nesters.” Yikes! Anyway, my two boys have been the best sons that parents could ever ask for. We have, without a doubt, been tremendously blessed.
It has also made me think about the things that my wife and I have done as parents as the boys were growing up…the things we said, places we went, principles that were taught, and the many, many other good times that we shared.
We also experienced some negative things throughout our time together. It... (more)
It was a bitter, cold evening in northern Virginia many years ago. The old man's beard was glazed by winter's frost while he waited for a ride across the river. The wait seemed endless. His body became numb and stiff from the frigid north wind.
He heard the faint, steady rhythm of approaching hooves galloping along the frozen path. Anxiously, he watched as several horsemen rounded the bend. He let the first one pass by without an effort to get his attention. Then another passed by, and another. Finally, the last rider neared the spot where the old man sat like a snow... (more)
This past year has been one of the most heart-wrenching and hardest years of my life. It was a week before Christmas, last year, when I lost my best friend in the world, my dad. A week or so later, as soon as I got home from his memorial service, I found out that one of my friends got killed in a snowmobile accident. He left behind a wife and a 3 year old son. From that time until today, four more people that I knew and loved passed away…but the memorial service that I attended today was one of the hardest. The service was for a man that I loved very, very much. I used to tell... (more)
There is something special who has the care and concern for other people…even if the other person is a stranger. In my opinion, when an individual can demonstrate kindness and compassion to someone in need, that is a rare trait that few people seem to possess. I read the following story on truthbook.com which is one of my favorite stories of someone showing a wonderful level of empathy and sympathy to a fellow human being.
A nurse took the tired, anxious serviceman to the bedside. "Your son is here," she said to the old man. She had to repeat... (more)
They are known as frankfurters, tube steaks, wieners, dogs, wienerwurst, red hots, and sausage…what is this all-American food? You guessed it!! It’s the Hot Dog! No outside summer activity would be complete without them. Picnics, barbeques, and hot dogs are about as American as apple pie and Chevrolet. And why do I mention this tasty little piece of American delicacy? Because today, July 23, is National Hot Dog Day!!! Actually, July is National Hot Dog Month.
All across America, every summer, large amounts of hot dogs are cooked on the barbeque and consumed by the millions.... (more)
A friend sent us the following and while we cannot state it is a true story, it is none the less a story.
After a President has been in office for 1 year it is customary for the last President to send a note to the new president. So when the note came from Bush to Obama, the President was somewhat troubled because it was written in code and all it said was:
This troubled him as he had always heard from his peers how former president Bush was perceived to have been scholarly challenged. So he took the note to his wife. She was unable to decipher... (more)
When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in an Australian country town, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value. Later, when the nurses were going through his meager possessions, they found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and distributed to every nurse in the hospital. One nurse took her copy to Melbourne. The old man's sole bequest to posterity has since appeared in the Christmas editions of magazines around the country and appearing in mags for Mental Health. A slide presentation has also been... (more)
Happy Moon Day!!!
It was 44 years ago today, July 20, 1969, that one of the biggest accomplishments of mankind happened...it was the day that man first walked on the moon. The astronauts, Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, Jr. became instant worldwide heroes It had only been a short 22 years earlier that the Soviet Union had become the first nation to ever launch an artificial satellite out of the earth’s atmosphere and enter space.
Upon landing at the moon base, “Tranquility Base”, Neil Armstrong announced from the space module “Eagle”, “the Eagle... (more)