REAL STORIES
BY REAL PEOPLE Search
Monday, October 23, 2017

119 results for 'Deborah Horton'

All About Me

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 10, 2010

I have long held the belief that almost anyone from the age of 12 to 25 is a complete narcissist. They are all about the me. What are you doing for me? What are you giving me? How are you helping me? Me, me, me. Most of them cannot see beyond their own nose in the mirror, which is where they spend most of their time. It's an epidemic that has become more and more prevalent in the last few years.

Most American kids have it easy. They are well taken care of. They pretty much get what they want. They feel entitled. They are not forced a lot of them to work for anything that includes... (more)

Tags: parenting, relationships, life, children, narcissism

The Streak

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 10, 2010

In the NFL, Brett Favre is once again the top story. Will he play this weekend? Will his consecutive games streak end? What about the Jen Sterger investigation now in the hands of Roger Goodell? Can Favre stay in the drama spotlight until the end of the season?

Brett Favre has allegedly had a lot of trouble throwing the ball this week. He has allegedly practiced little to none. Of course, I say allegedly because I believe that anything that comes out of Favre's and the Vikings mouths is subject to speculation. Favre has an insatiable need to be in the spotlight and this is just... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, brett favre, vikings

I Believe

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 9, 2010

When most children are small they believe in Santa Claus. They believe in the magic of Christmas and that Santa can do just about anything. It is the wonder of the season through the heart of a child. As they grow older, they start to believe less and less and one day they realize they don't believe at all anymore. But the magic of Christmas isn't reserved only for children. All it takes is a little belief.

The magic of Christmas is actually love. The love shared between people of all backgrounds and religions. The love of mankind one for another. This can be shown in so many... (more)

Tags: christmas, love, magic, santa, believe

Turning Up The Heat

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 9, 2010

Just a week or so ago, a lot of the sports media talking heads were putting the Heat on ice and had Coach Spoelstra shipped off to Siberia. What a difference a week makes, or at least 5 games.

The Heat have won their last 5 games and are seemingly on a roll. They are now 5th in the Eastern Conference and have a record of 14 and 8. They are 4 and 1 in their division. Over their last 10 games they are 6 and 4. It all sounds like things are moving in the right direction, but in reality the team still has flaws.

Let's look at who they have played the last few games - They won... (more)

Tags: basketball, nba, lebron james, miami heat

Don't Be Late

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 7, 2010

I think that all humans have pet peeves of one form or another. Some are just more bothersome than others, at least to me. My worst one is when people are late. It irritates me to no end.

I try never to be late. In fact, I've always been that one even when I was very young. I didn't like being late for anything. I was often early wherever I went. I always felt it was better to be early than to be late. Especially if I was meeting someone and had told them a specific time to be at a certain place. I felt it was rude to tell them I would be there at a certain time and then stroll... (more)

Tags: relationships, life, life lessons, pet peeves, being late

All Show And No Stay

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 7, 2010

The New York Jets remind me of the old saying, all show and no stay. For those unfamiliar, it means something akin to all talk and no action. The Jets are masters of the media hype machine. It's the practical matters where they continue to struggle.

It's all well and good to play to the media hype masters with your blonde wigs, blustery talk, jokes, and a boat load of "my team's better than your team" as long as you can back it up. In reality though, I've never been a fan of those who talk too much about how great they are. I prefer to SEE how great they are and I haven't seen any... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, patriots, new york jets, mark sanchez, tom brady

Natural Progression

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 6, 2010

As the mother of 3 teenage boys, I've learned a lot of things over the years. One of the main things is that no matter how much I want to manage or influence my kids choices that the natural progression of things leads to my letting go and to their making mistakes. It is the way of life and it is the way that they learn.

When children are small, parents can shape their actions and choices. They can determine what they do, where they go, what things they receive. They can to a large extent determine how well they do in school as children are more apt to respond to parental involvement... (more)

Tags: parenting, family, relationships, children, kids, growing up

Is This The End?

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 6, 2010

Brett Favre left the game very early in the 1st quarter on Sunday for the Vikings after suffering a SC sprain (sternoclavicular) to his right throwing shoulder after being hit and put on the ground. It is the first such injury of Favre's career and may be the last.

Favre had an x-ray at the field that was negative for fracture or break. He will have an MRI today. It remains to be seen if he will play next Sunday. I am going to say that if he cannot play and if he may be out significant time, that it may be the end of Favre's career. The Vikings did win yesterday with Tavaris Jackson... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, brett favre, vikings, adrian peterson

Winter Braves

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 4, 2010

The Atlanta Braves have made several moves already this off season to strengthen their core and also to add to their ranks. In a bit of a quieter fashion, the Braves have steadily made changes to the team that could be a playoff contender again in 2011.

First, they made a trade for Marlins slugger Dan Uggla. This brings power to the line up and a steady force in the infield. Uggla gives the Braves another potent bat in their lineup with which they can face the NL and contend for another playoff run in 2011. The Braves made this trade with relatively little in the way of loss and... (more)

Tags: baseball, mlb, atlanta braves, offseason trades, free agency, dan uggla

Protection

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 3, 2010

A lot of talk this week about NFL player protection and favoritism and making examples. Hines Ward of the Steelers saying the NFL isn't interested in player protection. Terrell Suggs of the Ravens saying that only QBs like Brady and Manning really get protection. James Harrison of the Steelers saying that the NFL is specifically targeting him to make an example. As always in things like this, the truth resides somewhere in the murky middle.

The NFL has selectively chosen to protect only certain players. The QB, WR, and TE position to be exact. They are not concerned with running... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, player protection rules

« previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 next »


x